Building Leadership Capacity to Address Gender-Based Violence against Non-Status, Refugee and Immigrant Women across Canada

This national five-year (2019-2024) project is funded by the Federal Department of Women and Gender Equality. This project is led by OCASI in partnership with civil society organizations working across not-for-profit, education and grassroots community-based sectors.

This project aims to build the leadership capacity of Non-Status, Refugee and Immigrant (NSRI) women to shape and inform policies and services addressing GBV by combining two promising practices developed by our project partners, the Peer Champions Program and Community Advocacy Network (CAN) strategy. The Peer-CAN model proposes a set of promising practices that support community-level capacity for enhancing the well-being of NSRI women and engaging them as leaders in eradicating GBV over the long term. We encourage the participation of NSRI survivors, service providers, and other civil society leaders to foster connections between NSRI women and participate in building community capacity for developing survivor-led, evidence-based solutions to GBV.

To learn more about this project and inquire about opportunities to participate and collaborate, please contact:

Margarita Pintin-Perez, Senior Coordinator
416-322-4950 ext. 285