National GBV Settlement Sector Strategy


The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is one of the four organizations from the settlement and anti-violence sectors partnered to begin collaborative work on developing a strategy to build capacity to better address gender-based violence (GBV) for newcomers, refugees and/or other immigrant groups.
Between 2019-2022, with input from the settlement and anti-violence sectors, and through funding from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), this project will build the capacity of settlement and anti-violence sectors to co-develop a shared base of knowledge and to better support newcomers and refugees through a coordinated, comprehensive approach. Working collaboratively across Canada is a strategic way to make change happen. By building on current expertise, knowledge and resources in the anti-violence and settlement sectors, this coordinated effort recognizes the reality that newcomers and refugees continue to experience structural barriers to accessing support. Working together in partnership between the four organizations and engaging their members increases our ability to deliver GBV prevention and intervention and better serve individuals and families experiencing violence.

Visit our project website at : www.ngbv.ca
Collaborating at Work

Kathryn Bates-Khan (She/her)
Manager Gender Based Violence Prevention Project
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth, Centre for Immigrant Programs 
104-7071 Bayers Rd Halifax NS, B3L 2C2
Telephone: 902-457-1959  
Mobile: 902-456-7223   

email: kathryn.bateskhan@halifax.ymca.ca