Family Violence Prevention Program


The Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) is run by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) to support the safety of Indigenous women, children and families. The FVPP operates a network of shelters for women and children seeking safety from violence on‑reserve and in the Yukon, and provides funding for community-driven projects that target awareness and prevention of family violence on‑ and off-reserve.

Recent Resolutions

Federal Commitments

  • In their mandate letters, the Minister of Indigenous Services, Minister of Status of Women, and Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, were mandated to work together to ensure that “no one fleeing domestic violence is left without a place to turn by continuing to grow and maintain Canada’s network of shelters and transition houses.”
  • Budget 2016: $10.4 million over three years to support renovation and construction of shelters for survivors of family violence in First Nations; $33.6 million over 5 years, and $8.3 million ongoing, to support shelters serving survivors of family violence in First Nations.

Contact Social Development Staff

Jonathan Thompson

Ashley Bach
Policy Analyst

Jessica Quinn
Policy Analyst

Lorna Martin
Administrative Assistant

Martin Orr
Senior Policy Analyst

Pamela Corkum
Administrative Assistant

Stephanie Wellman
Associate Director

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