SSHRC Partnership Development Grants Awarded!

Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2024

Partnership Development Grants ignite collaboration! These grants are awarded to teams led by project directors to recognize their efforts in advancing research and related activities within the social sciences and humanities. But they are more than just accolades; they're catalysts for innovation. They pave the way for groundbreaking partnerships. 

Mavis Morton
Mavis Morton
Paula Barata
Paula Barata.

Mavis Morton and Paula Barata (Co-Principal Investigators) lead the Safe and Stable Housing through Intentional Partnership (SSHIP) project, receiving a grant of $200,000. Their initiative will bring together the violence against women and the homelessness/housing sectors to better support diverse survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) experiencing homelessness or housing instability in Canada. By forming a multi-disciplinary partnership, SSHIP aims to develop a governance model for effective collaboration, conduct pilot studies to collect longitudinal data on IPV survivors' housing experiences, and implement a knowledge mobilization strategy to disseminate research findings nationally. This initiative brings together academics, non-profit organizations, and community partners to create innovative solutions for housing insecurity and homelessness among diverse IPV survivors, guided by principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. 


Jennifer Silver
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Jennifer Silver leads the project Ownership Policy in Canada's Pacific Region Fisheries: Past, Present, Future, receiving $183,205. This partnership aims to address inconsistencies in Canadian fisheries management, particularly a policy gap on the West Coast where socio-economic objectives are given less attention and priority than on the East Coast. Alongside Tasha Sutcliffe, Jim MacIsaac, and Dr. Derek Armitage, the project seeks evidence-based policy reform, engaging fish harvesters in articulating social objectives alongside bioeconomic ones. Through four objectives, including historical analysis and scenario development, the partnership aims to generate usable evidence and recommendations for policy reform, fostering social and economic sustainability in Canadian fisheries and complementing DFO's biological/stock rebuilding efforts. 


By fostering cross-sector collaboration and integrating diverse perspectives, these Partnership Development Grants empower projects to transform research into actionable, impactful solutions, paving the way for a brighter, more equitable future. 

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