She couldn't find the answers she needed on domestic violence. So this St. John's woman got to work

Cherine Day took it upon herself to create her own resource centre, something she wishes had been available to her earlier.


Risk factors, red flags: How advocates are trying to prevent domestic homicide in the GTA

Before her sister Alicia was killed in 2018, Natalie Lewandowski witnessed relationship "red flags." She's now among those ringing alarms about the warning signs of domestic homicide, which experts say point to the need for more prevention efforts in Toronto and beyond to protect victims.

Mandatory reporting of choking necessary in fight against domestic violence, police say

There is currently no federal or provincial legislation that requires first responders to report cases of intimate partner violence involving adults to a relevant third party.


CBC Investigates

She said, she said, she said: Women recount harrowing stories of abuse and survival

Warning: The details in this story involve assault and sexual assault, and may be upsetting for some readers

House arrest, counselling for man with history of domestic assault

Ashton Kennedy, 26, turned himself in to police following a CBC News story last month.

Woman who shared story of domestic violence has encouraging words for others

Melissa Gulliver's abuser, Ashton Kennedy, turned himself in to police following a CBC story Wednesday.

He admitted to assaulting her, then stopped going to court. She is still waiting for justice

Melissa Gulliver learned of her boyfriend’s past conviction after his arrest.

A mother's regret: She helped save his life, then he took away her daughter

When Philip Smith took his own life, it took away the answers Lisa Lake is searching for — where Cortney Lake's body is.

When a murderer takes their own life, families left without crucial answers

Murder-suicides provide unique challenges for investigators and victim's families.

OPINION | Without representation, there is no justice, writes domestic violence victim

When Monique Robert was assaulted, she found herself navigating a complex legal system that often worked against her. She shares her ordeal, and what needs to change.

Housing crisis forcing domestic violence victims to stay longer in shelters

Women fleeing domestic violence in southwestern Ontario are staying longer and longer in what are supposed to be temporary shelters. A tight housing market has left them with few options of where to go next.

New funding for Quebec women's shelters a 'welcome beginning,' but far from sufficient, groups say

Amid growing concern about a bed shortage that has resulted in hundreds of women and children being turned away, Quebec women's shelters say they still need more funding from the provincial government.

'Heartbreaking': Yukon women's shelters not set up to house intoxicated women fleeing violence

Advocates say Yukon needs a new approach to helping women fleeing domestic violence. Women's shelters in the territory are not set up to house women using drugs or alcohol. That's despite a report stating that more than half of women experiencing domestic violence struggle with substance abuse.
In Depth

Alberta government must overhaul committee reviewing domestic-violence deaths, experts say

The work of Alberta's Family Violence Death Review Committee is vital but often falls short, resulting in sometimes vague recommendations that the government does not act on in any meaningful way, an expert says.

How volunteer movers keep victims of violence safe as they escape abusive homes

Moving day and the days of planning leading up to can be an especially dangerous time for victims fleeing an abusive partner. Shelter Movers helps keep them safe by moving their belongings for them, as well as picking up the costs of a such a move, which can often spiral.
CBC Investigates

Minnesota program offers 'blueprint' for pursuing perpetrators of domestic violence

In an effort to stop domestic abuse, St. Paul, Minn., has been operating a program that brings together police, prosecutors and victim support services to bring "sure and swift consequences" for intimate partner violence.

Are you facing intimate partner violence? Here are some N.S. resources that can help

There are resources available in Nova Scotia to those experiencing intimate partner violence and need assistance escaping their situations and getting to a safer place.

'Barriers' in Canada's legal system complicating fight to end domestic violence

Intimate partner violence makes up nearly one-third of all police-reported violent crime in this country, and many victims say that the legal system is complicating efforts to change this.
CBC Investigates

Unclear whether Pointe-Sapin case will get domestic violence death review

Seven months after a murder-suicide in Pointe-Sapin, it's unclear whether the case will be reviewed by the province's domestic violence death review committee.

Sask. domestic violence survivor says lack of services could make victims 'suffer in silence'

Community experts say there is a need for more domestic violence services in Saskatchewan’s southern communities for victims trying to flee an abusive relationship.
In Depth

Older adults often overlooked, lack supports when fleeing domestic violence, advocate says

The manager of an Edmonton domestic-violence shelter is urging the public to be mindful of a demographic of victims she says is often overlooked: older adults.

On the front line of intimate partner violence in N.L.

Meet the police officers, shelter workers and organizations that dedicate themselves to helping stop abuse at home.



Protecting domestic violence victims through radical intervention

A radical domestic abuse intervention project in St. Paul, Minn., has saved lives in that city and could also be a blueprint for protecting victims elsewhere.



Clare’s Law could warn women about a partner’s violent past

Several provinces are working to implement Clare’s Law, which could let women find out if a partner has a history of domestic violence.
Editor's Note

Canada faces a domestic violence crisis. CBC examines the problem

This week we launch an in-depth series about the painful and pressing problem of domestic violence — and how as a society we might be able to change outcomes for victims.