WRAPAROUND SERVICES FOR WOMEN FROM IMMIGRANT, REFUGEE, ETHNOCULTURAL AND RACIALIZED COMMUNITIES FACING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE: A BLUEPRINT FOR CHANGE--A RESEARCH PROJECT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WOMEN AND GENDER EQUALITY CANADA (WAGE)
COSTI undertakes, independent as well as in cooperation with other organizations, innovative research, and studies into the changing needs of newcomers and the disadvantaged.
COSTI, in partnership with Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE), recently completed a research project titled: “Wraparound Services for Women from Immigrant, Refugee, Ethnocultural and Racialized Communities Facing Gender-Based Violence”.
At COSTI, we are dedicated to enhancing the safety and support available to women from racialized and immigrant communities. Our project, the "Evaluation of Wraparound Services for Immigrant, Refugee, Non-Status, and Ethnocultural Women Facing Gender-Based Violence," funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE), aims to address inequities in access to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) services across Canada.
This four-year initiative, which concluded in September 2023, focused on developing, implementing, and evaluating a program model that offers support to GBV survivors from racialized and newcomer communities in the Greater Toronto Area. Our goal was to create a detailed program blueprint that defines effective, culturally safe, and replicable components. This blueprint will be shared by WAGE for adoption by organizations nationwide.