The Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention Program

The Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention Program at the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity aims to increase capacity of LGBTQ2S+ agencies by providing them with tools, information on services, and training to support LGBTQ2S+ victims of domestic physical assault, sexual assault and emotional abuse and to increase their access to the criminal justice system. We work with LGBTQ2S+ agencies, law enforcement, and non-LGBTQ2S+ organizations to create best practices to address the gaps in victim services and increase access to justice for LGBTQ2S+ people. The IPV Prevention program delivers comprehensive training to LGBGQ2S+ agencies and criminal justice system players across the country on how to better support LGBTQ2S+ victims of crime.


We will work with any and all service providers across Canada who may come into contact with LGBTQ2S+ victims of intimate partner violence, including: sexual assault centres, community resource/health centres, legal services, victim services, police units, sexual health centres, pride centres, university/college programs, and many others.

The intimate partner violence prevention program offers:

  • Two free workshops (1-2 hours)
    • For LGBTQ2S+ Services: Geared toward informing LGBTQ2S+ service providers on the circumstances of IPV within the rainbow community
    • For Intimate Partner Violence Services: Geared toward informing IPV service providers of the specific LGBTQ2S+ circumstances associated with IPV

All our services are completely free of charge and we are able to travel to where you are to facilitate the workshops.

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Also, as this is an area that is not well documented, a comprehensive research study is planned for the future. In the meantime, we have put together a short (15 minute) LGBTQ2S+ Victim Experience Survey to get a feel of where exactly the gaps in service delivery are and to help give a voice to victims across Canada.

For inquiries, to book a workshop, or to receive tools and information, please contact Shannon at or call the centre at (613) 400-1875