Intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs frequently in Canada, with 35 percent of all women experiencing IPV at some point in their lifetime. Through the consideration of historical social and legal factors, a background for the prevalence of IPV in Canadian society is established. An examination of the current state based on statistics and research is also considered. An analysis on the responses of the Federal Government and some provincial provisions is also conducted. The resulting suggestions concern government spending, educational provisions, and law enforcement practices.