Intimate Partner Violence
& Dating Violence
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a very serious, but preventable problem that affects thousands of Canadians. It is more common than you think. It can happen in any romantic relationship whether it be amongst a current or former heterosexual or same-sex partner. It does not require sexual intimacy.
IPV is any form of abuse or violence. It could be physical, mental, emotional, harassment, stalking and more. To learn about the different types of abuse, click here.
IPV can vary in the severity and number of times it happens. It can happen frequently or be one episode. Whatever the frequency or severity is, the impact it leaves can have long-lasting effects.