This one-of-a-kind edited collection draws on the expertise of authors from 16 countries representing 17 cultures to tell the story of domestic violence in their respective parts of the world. The book incorporates a strengths-based approach, including individual, relationship, community, and societal strengths. The collection draws on multiple perspectives (academics, counselors, organizers, activists, and victims) to determine strengths and analyze how they can translate into greater safety for victims, increased accountability of perpetrators, and improved policy formation and research. Each chapter focuses on the lived experiences of victims of intimate partner violence, child abuse, or elder abuse and includes information about the abuser, the family, the community, and the culture.
Chapter 13: Family Violence in Canada
Family Violence in Canada
With a population of over 33 million (the 2011 Canadian census counted 33,476,688), Canada is a North American country composed of 10 provinces and three territories. Its large land mass extends east to west from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and north to south from the Arctic Ocean to its common border with the United States, the longest land border in the world. Officially bilingual (French and English), Canada is a federal state, governed as a parliamentary democracy. Canada prides itself on its multicultural heritage and celebration of ethnic, religious, and linguistic diversity. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees certain political rights to all Canadian citizens and civil rights to ...