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August 1, 2024

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Participate in a Research Survey: Intimate Partner Violence and the Legal System

PATHS is currently conducting a significant research project aimed at documenting the experiences of survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Saskatchewan when engaging with the legal system. They have launched two surveys:

  1. For Survivors: If you are a woman in Saskatchewan who has experienced or is currently experiencing violence or abuse from an intimate partner and have interacted with the legal system (including police, criminal and family court, family dispute resolution, and child protection), your insights are crucial. The survey is estimated to take between 20 and 60 minutes and includes both multiple-choice questions and opportunities for you to share your experiences in your own words. We encourage you to participate in a safe and comfortable environment. Access the survey here.
  2. For Service Providers: Professionals in Saskatchewan who support victims and survivors of intimate partner violence and have interacted with the legal system are invited to participate. The survey, estimated to take between 15 and 40 minutes, includes questions designed to gather valuable insights into your experiences and perspectives. Access the survey here.

Both surveys will remain open until mid-August.

PATHS hopes that this research will significantly influence Saskatchewan’s legal responses to IPV victims and survivors in the future.

If you are interested in sharing printed materials about these surveys within your agency or community, or for further inquiries, please contact PATHS via email at You can also find more details about the project and direct links to both surveys on their website at

For additional information about this research initiative, please reach out to:

Crystal Giesbrecht
Director of Research
Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS)
Phone: (306) 522-3573

This project has received approval from the Community Research Ethics Board, and PATHS acknowledges the support of Women and Gender Equality Canada.

Please help us spread the word about this important research effort.