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Caribou Hills Hazard Maps

Climate driven changes are affecting the landscape and the way of life of the people of the Northwest Territories (NWT). The effects of climate driven changes on the landscape of the NWT are visible along the coastlines, inland to the valleys, water channels, and along the slopes. Therefore, to mitigate against these changes and to protect infrastructure, people, and wildlife it is important that the necessary tools are available to support the efficient development and implementation of climate change adaptation measures. This project aims to develop and make available one such tool in the form of online hazard maps of the Caribou Hills.

Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence is a serious social problem in the Prairie Provinces and Northwest Territories. These regions report the highest rates of shelter utilization in Canada and the highest rates of sexual assault and intimate partner homicide. Despite sustained research into intimate partner violence, Little data is available about rural and northern communities' incidence of intimate partner violence. Numerous gaps have been identified, including the need for research conducted within a Canadian context, the unique experiences of specific populations of women, and the experience of women in rural and northern communities. As a result, resources that respond to this social problem are lacking and knowledge of how to improve community responses to intimate partner violence are poor. This research aims to answer: What are the unique needs of victims of IPV living in rural and northern areas of these regions? What are the gaps that exist in meeting these needs? How do we create non-violent communities in these regions?

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