The Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women and Children (CREVAWC) was founded in 1992 as a collaborative venture between The University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College and the London Coordinating Committee to End Women Abuse (a large organization comprised of violence against women service providers).The Centre was established in response to a federal study on the problem of violence against women, triggered by the 1989 murder of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montreal. The Centre found a home in the Faculty of Education at Western University in 2002.
The Centre's role is to facilitate the collaboration of individuals, groups and institutions representing the diversity of the community to pursue research questions and training opportunities to understand and prevent abuse. It serves local, national and international communities by producing useful information and tools to assist in the daily work against violence toward women and children. We value our partners across the globe and across Canada as well as the essential work of our local community agencies. The partner we never overlook is Western and the many faculties and colleagues who work together with us on multiple projects and grants.
The Centre hosts a number of educational forums, conferences, brown bag lunches and other learning opportunities annually. We are pleased to expand into the virtual environment with online learning opportunities. To learn more about face –to –face learning opportunities visit www.learningtoendabuse.ca