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National Watch on Images of Women in the Media

In Canada, the National Watch on Images of Women in the Media (MediaWatch) Inc is a bilingual (French and English) media-monitoring organization. It became an autonomous organization in 1983, originating as a sub-committee of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women. National Committee members are women who are experts in their fields. MediaWatch relies on their expertise and contacts to ensure that it can successfully reach its goals.

Its main objective is to have a media environment in which women are realistically portrayed and fairly represented in all their physical, economic, racial and cultural diversity. It does this by educating media industries, government, and the public. It conducts research and encourages community action.

In a recent research project in partnership with the University of Toronto it investigated the response of "tweens" (11 - 14 year old girls) regarding the effect of media on body image and self-esteem. The results were distributed to appropriate groups/individuals/agencies to be used to educate the general public, media organizations, and industry regulators.

Over the years, MediaWatch has influenced public policy, educated and mobilized consumers to advocate for change and contributed substantive research to the field. Through research analysis and public education, MediaWatch works with and trains health professionals, educators, researchers, students, community members, and media and industry personnel on how certain media portrayals of women and girls affect individuals' body image and self-esteem of individuals.

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Port Arthur Clinic
Women Working With Immigrant Women
Direction générale de la condition féminine de l'Ontario

Provides focus for government action on issues of concern to women - in particular, social, economic and justice-related issues. Web site includes listing of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), publications and research, and links to other sites. Organisme qui conseille le gouvernement sur les mesures à prendre en ce qui concerne les questions préoccupant les femmes, en particulier celles d'ordre social, économique et juridique. Elle compte deux principaux secteurs d'activités : la prévention de la violence faite aux femmes et la promotion de l'autonomie économique des femmes.

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Childbirth by Choice Trust

Educates the public about fertility control issues such as contraceptive use, unintended pregnancy, and abortion. Online resources include educational material aimed at the general public and information for women faced with unintended pregnancies who have specific questions or concerns.

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Correctional Services of Canada

Contributes to the protection of society by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane control.

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Bureau de la participation des consommateurs et du public

Provides expertise and coordination for public involvement activities in the Health Products and Food Branch. // Fournit expertise et services de coordination pour les activités de participation du public au sein de la Direction générale des produits de santé et des aliments.

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Division de la Loi canadienne sur la santé

Prépare and publie selon les demandes de la loi le rapport annuel sur la Loi canadienne sur la santé.

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AIDS Support Chatam-Kent

Forms is a satellite office of AIDS Committee of Windsor. Serves residents affected by HIV/AIDS with support, counselling, financial aid and education.

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Venus Magazine

Publishes a newsletter with a health focus, aimed directly at the needs of young women growing up in Toronto.