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Violence, Evidence, Guidance, and Action (VEGA) Project Backgrounder


VEGA has developed an online platform of education resources comprised of learning modules (e.g., care pathways, scripts, how-to videos), interactive educational scenarios, and a handbook. The materials help equip providers, including students, for addressing the needs of people who may have experienced family violence. The resources are based on a series of systematic reviews summarizing the scientific evidence.

The VEGA resources are most useful in the context of a workshop or setting where discussion and role playing are possible, but can also be used for individual online training. The resources are available free of charge after registration.

To use the resources, go to Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Register now”. Once submitted you will be sent a welcome email that contains your username, password, and login instructions.
The 22 partner national organizations involved in the development of VEGA are:
  • Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada
  • Canadian Association of Community Health Centres
  • Canadian Association of Midwives
  • Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers
  • Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
  • Canadian Dental Association
  • Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
  • Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Canadian Nurses Association
  • Canadian Paediatric Society
  • Canadian Psychiatric Association
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • Canadian Public Health Association
  • Child Welfare League of Canada
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • National Aboriginal Council of Midwives
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
  • Women’s Shelters Canada

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