Farm families

Farm families

How “Mad Cow” disease affects farm families and communities across Canada

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Carol Amaratunga
Wilfreda E. Thurston
Sarah Crowe
Madhu Sindhwani
Allison Farber
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Demonstrates why there is a social imperative in understanding how "Mad Cow" disease has affected the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities (using a gender-based analysis) so that programs and policies can be put in place and evaluated to promote the health and well-being of Canadian farm, ranch and rural families.

Federated Women's Institute of Prince Edward Island

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy

Forms an educational organization focusing on rural women, the family, personal growth and community action.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
902-368-4860
Email Address: 
wi@gov.pe.ca
Fax Number: 
902-368-4439
Street Address: 
PO Box 2000 40 Enman Cres
City: 
Charlottetown
Province: 
Prince Edward Island
Postal/ZIP Code: 
C1E 1E6

Manitoba Farm & Rural Stress Line

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Counselling

Provides confidential support, counselling, and information to farm and rural families. Web site offers tips on how to manage stress, as well as links to other related sites.

Contact Info
Email Address: 
help@ruralstress.mb.ca
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-866-367-3276
Street Address: 
Box 11, 340-9th Street
City: 
Brandon
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R7A 6C2

Farm women speak out about stress

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Julia Allen
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Presents the findings of a study on farm stress and women.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

Seeking a seat at the policy table: farm women and the impact of program cuts

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Online
Paper
Author: 
Nikki Gerrard
Gwen Russell
Noreen Johns
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Documents the experiences of farm women who, having been cut out of the policy-making process, need to have their voices heard again.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14963612
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Saskatchewan Women's Agriculture Network

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Provides support, encouragement and education for farm women through newsletters and conferences. Encourages research, networks among individuals, and liaises with agricultural and other organizations. Promotes improvement of the status of rural women, recognition of farm women's contributions, the need for education and support services in rural areas, and improvement of agricultural policies.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
306-277-6396
Email Address: 
rfenell@sk.sympatico.ca
Street Address: 
PO Box 30
City: 
Simmie
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S0N 2N0

Women's Institute of Nova Scotia

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Provides programs, projects, information exchanges, leadership training courses, national and international affiliations, submissions to all levels of government, service on boards and agencies, all with an effort to promote and improve the role of rural and farm women in society.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
902-893-6520
Email Address: 
wins@gov.ns.ca
Fax Number: 
902-893-6393
Street Address: 
PO Box 550
City: 
Truro
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B2N 5E3

Newfoundland and Labrador Women's Institutes

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy

Forms an informal, educational organization for rural women to work together to expand their skills, broaden their interests, plan meetings, workshops and conferences, and strengthen the quality of life for themselves, their families and their communities.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
709-753-8780
Email Address: 
nlwi@nfld.com
Website/URL: 
Street Address: 
Arts and Culture Center PO Box 1854
City: 
St. John's
Province: 
Newfoundland
Postal/ZIP Code: 
A1C 5P9

Quebec Women's Institute

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Strives to inform women so they may make decisions which will improve the quality of life for themselves, their families, their communities and the world.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
514-398-7844
Fax Number: 
514-398-7972
Street Address: 
21-111 Lakeshore Rd PO Box 58, Glenaladale House, Macdonald Campus
City: 
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H9X 3V9

Federated Women's Institute of Ontario

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Works with and for rural and urban women and their families. Offers education and support programs and services, advocate for social and economic change, and works towards the personal growth and empowerment of all women.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
519-836-3078
Email Address: 
lynnr@fwio.on.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
519-836-9456
Street Address: 
7382 Wellington Rd RR 5
City: 
Guelph
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
N1H 6J2
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