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Violence Link Awareness for Family Justice System Professionals: Stakeholder Research and Consultation Survey

Humane Canada and Dr. Amy Fitzgerald invite you to participate in a short, 15-20 minute government-funded online survey to assess Canadian family justice system professionals’ knowledge of the link between animal abuse and family violence.

As well as assessing family justice system professionals’ knowledge, this survey aims to determine how the link between animal abuse and family violence impacts family justice system professionals’ work and what information/resources would best assist them with their work. It is the first study of its kind in Canada and globally, and as such will make significant contributions to knowledge.

At the end of the survey, you will be asked if you would like to participate in a follow-up interview lasting no longer than one hour. Selected interviewees will be compensated with a $250 honorarium.

To participate in the survey, please click on this link: Violence Link Awareness for Family Justice System Professionals (

The survey closes at 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 3, 2023.

For more information on Humane Canada’s initiatives to increase awareness about the connection between family violence and animal abuse and support those individuals experiencing it, you can access the webpage for the Criminal Justice System Reform Program.

Thank you for your time. Your valuable input will help us to drive improvements that will benefit Canadian victims of intimate partner violence that care for animals.