Dr. Catherine Holtmann

The relationship between the Fergusson Foundation and the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) is absolutely essential to the mandate of the MMFC which is to foster collaboration between university researchers, policy makers, service providers and community groups interested in family violence in order to conduct action-oriented research projects. The relationship is essential because the ability of the MMFC to carry out this mandate and foster collaboration depends on effective collaboration with the Fergusson Foundation – thus the means and the ends of our respective organizations are aligned. In my limited experience as Director of the MMFC, I have witnessed and been inspired by the commitment of MMFC staff, executive committee, research teams and board of directors to work together with the staff and board of directors of the Fergusson Foundation in progressing toward our common goal of eliminating family violence.

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You can recognise survivors of abuse by their courage. When silence is so very inviting, they step forward...