Canadian Femicide Observatory releases four-month femicide report

April 30, 2018

The first interim report of the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) was released today, highlighting at least 57 females have been killed in the first four months of 2018. Included in this total were the victims of the Toronto mass killings that saw eight females and two males mowed down by a man driving a van on April 23. According to the CFOJA report, one woman or girl is killed every other day in this country. The report highlighted the ongoing risk posed to females by male partners, particularly those in dating relationships, as well as the continuing disproportionate risk experienced by Indigenous women. The CFOJA was established by the Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence on December 6, 2017 to track femicides and to monitor social and state responses to femicide. For more information, see or review the report attached below.