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Research & Development

Peel Institute on Violence Prevention (PIVP), the research arm of Family Services of Peel was established as a collaborative initiative focusing on the prevention of all forms of violence in Peel. Grounded in an anti-oppression, anti-racism framework, PIVP operates from a data-driven, evidence-informed, impact evaluation model. It includes the combined perspectives of the diverse population of Peel, clients, survivors, service providers, community agencies, and academia.

Our research approach is scientific investigation, community involvement and participatory engagement.

Our research process is guided by critical thinking. This includes actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion. It is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence. It incorporates qualities, concepts, and processes such as creativity, imagination, discovery, reflection, empathy, connecting knowledge, subjectivity, ambiguity, and inclusion.

Our research work focuses on survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, elder abuse, youth violence, and human trafficking for the following at risk groups: youth, seniors, women, Aboriginal population, people with disabilities, and male victims of sexual assault/abuse. The work of PIVP will enable the reorganization of services and programs to be more focused on survivors’ needs.

A Map of the Resources available for Survivors of Interpersonal Violence in Peel Region

A map developed by Tanya Kenesky in partnership with Peel Institute on Violence Prevention.

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