The Gender, Trauma & Violence Knowledge Incubator @ Western University (GTV Incubator) is a collective of researchers, community service leaders, educators and trainees committed to gender, trauma and violence research, policy and practice.

Our goals are to:

    1. Develop and evaluate a suite of Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care (TVIC) education and training materials, based on our collective work to date, adaptable to a variety of service contexts and tailorable to different types of learners.
    2. Establish a core group of experts to deliver the training directly, and to others who want to become educators.
    3. Expand the concept of “TVI” into other domains including research, program evaluation, policy and advocacy.
    4. Develop, resource and conduct research and evaluation.
    5. Share and mobilize this knowledge using tailored, innovative strategies.

Latest News

Featured Project

Incubator founder Nadine Wathen is named Canada Research Chair in Mobilizing Knowledge on Gender-Based Violence. Along with Incubator work, Nadine is a Policy Fellow with Women & Gender Equality Canada's GBV Knowledge Centre and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Read more here.

Partnering with London Police Service and Woodstock Police Service, Incubator members Barb MacQuarrie and Margaret MacPherson are developing a trauma- and violence-informed implementation model with customized training and resources on family violence. Visit Our Work to see more.