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Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse (RESOLVE) is a tri-prairie research network that co-ordinates and supports research aimed at ending violence, especially violence involving girls and women.

The goal of RESOLVE is to reduce the incidence and impact of violence and abuse by:

  • creating and evaluating strategies to address violence and abuse;
  • communicating our research results to the public and policy makers;
  • promoting education, awareness, and social change.

To accomplish this we:

  • work with community groups to identify areas where additional research needs to be done;
  • develop action-oriented research projects;
  • work in interdisciplinary teams in partnership with community groups and other universities and centres in Canada;
  • we train students and members of the community organization in research methods.


The RESOLVE network is affiliated with the University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan, University of Manitoba, University of Regina, University of Alberta, University of Winnipeg, and Brandon University.
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Upcoming Events

Current Recruitment

We are currently recruiting research participants for the following programs:

Full study title: Responding to Women Who Experience Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Municipalities Across the Prairies 

We would like female victims/survivors to participate in an interview (in-person or by phone). To be eligible to participate, an individual must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older,
  • Have experienced intimate partner violence (within the last 10 years),
  • Have been living in a rural area during your experiences of violence, and
  • No longer be living with your abusive/violent partner

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Full Study Title: Examining the Nature & Context of Intimate Partner Violence in 2SLGBTQ+ Communities


In partnership with Sagesse Domestic Violence Prevention Society, researchers at the University of Calgary are conducting a study to examine the nature and context of intimate partner violence within 2SLGBTQ+ communities. We are interested in talking to victims/survivors about their experiences seeking help and the barriers that existed in relation to accessing these services.

Criteria for participation includes the following:

  • Over the age of 18 years
  • Experienced violence in a domestic relationship within the last 10 years (2010-2020)
  • Identification with the 2SLGBTQ+ community
  • Currently in a safe situation free from violence

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Other research you may be interested in:

HeLTI Canada was developed in partnership with the World Health Organization and is one of four separate but harmonized studies focused on developing evidence-based interventions that span from preconception across pregnancy and into the postpartum period and early childhood. Their purpose is to evaluate whether technology-based care can improve the health of families before pregnancy (preconception), during pregnancy, and into early childhood and promote child development while preventing obesity and chronic diseases.

They are recruiting women and their partners who are planning to have a baby in the next 3 years and live in the provinces of Ontario (cities of Toronto, Ottawa, and Hamilton and the health regions of Durham, York, Peel, Halton, and Niagara) and Alberta (Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary and surrounding area)

Click here to see if you are eligible and for more information about the study

Contact Us

There are many ways for individuals, groups and social agencies to get involved, contact us if you:

  • Are interested in one of the research areas or a new field of study involving violence and abuse;
  • Have identified a research need and would like to develop a project in collaboration with us;
  • Would like to receive news about seminars, conferences, and public addresses we will be sponsoring;
  • Would like RESOLVE publications and research reports or
  • Would like to volunteer at RESOLVE.

The RESOLVE Alberta is located at the University of Calgary, on the traditional territory of the Treaty 7 peoples who include the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Piikani and Kainai First Nations), Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Stoney Nakoda (Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The land is also the traditional home to Metis Nation Region 3. We are grateful to be able work, live and recreate in these beautiful lands.