Women and poverty

Women and poverty

Don't we count as people? Saskatchewan social welfare policy and women's health

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Mildred Kerr
Debbie Frost
Diane Bignell
Equal Justice for All
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Explores how women's health is affected by the policies governing the delivery of benefits under the Saskatchewan Assistance Act.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0973504803
PWHCE POVR.K47 2004

Leisure access: enhancing recreation opportunities for those living in poverty. A workbook prepared for the BC Health Research F

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Wendy Frisby
Jennifer Fenton
Publisher: 
Leisure Information Network (LIN)
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Examines ways to enhance recreation service provision for women living in poverty.

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Women: low income & smoking: breaking down the barriers

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Publisher: 
Action on Smoking and Health Scotland
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Edinburgh, Scotland

Aims to provide information which will assist policy makers and practitioners interested in setting up a small grant scheme and developing and evaluating community based smoking initiatives.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1873452632
SMOK.W66 1999

BC rural women's project: final report

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Nythalah Baker
Publisher: 
Vernon & District Women's Centre Society
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vernon, BC

States experiences of women who live on low-incomes, their access to and use of communication services, as well as the creative solutions women living in rural communities on lower-incomes have developed, and their recommendations for improvement on their identified concerns.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
WOMI.B35 2003

Women need safe, stable, affordable housing: a study of social housing, private rental housing and co-op housing in Winnipeg

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Molly McCracken
Gail Watson
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Documents the effects of different housing policies on Winnipeg women's health and well being, economic security, and skills.

ISBN/ISSN: 
PWHCE POVR.M35 2004
Project 74
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Network Winter/Spring 2005 review: One in five Canadian women live in poverty. These women are at greater risk of living in unsafe and unhealthy environments and need support to achieve stable and affordable housing. This study looks at the effects of different housing policies on the economic security, health and well being of women in Winnipeg. Governments, policy-makers and community leaders can use the findings to learn which housing models and practices better meet women’s needs.

Bringing down the barriers: the labour market and women with disabilities in Ontario

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English
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Paper
Online
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Gail Fawcett
Publisher: 
Canadian Council of Social Development
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides the most up-to-date statistics available on working-age women with disabilities.

ISBN/ISSN: 
DISA. F39 2000

Women, income and health in Manitoba: an overview and ideas for action

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English
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Lissa Donner
Angela Busch
Nahanni Fontaine
Publisher: 
Women's Health Clinic
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Explores the relationship between the health of Manitoba women and their socio-economic status. Describes income distribution and poverty in Canada and Manitoba, as well as some of the key health services issues for low-income women. Provides a summary of the literature on the relationship between income and health. Presents ideas for interventions in public policy that will improve the health of Manitoba women living in poverty.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0969478771
POVR.D66 2002

Assessing the impact of social policy reform on women's health

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English
Translated Title: 
L'évaluation de l'impact de la réforme des politiques sociales sur la santé des femmes
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Summarizes the results of a research project that examined the impact of changes in social policy on the health of single mothers.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ACEWH WOMH.M68 2001

The stories of women living with depression project

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English
Translated Title: 
Témoignages de femmes atteintes de dépression : leurs stratégies d'adaptation et leurs ressources
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Moving Towards Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Provides summary findings of a research project examining the recovery and coping skills of low-income women at risk or experiecing depression.

Women Today of Huron

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

Forms a community-based, rural women’s resource centre that works with women and girls in Huron County. Provides programs that aim to enhance the economic self-reliance of women, offer violence prevention education to the community, undertake participatory action research on issues that concern rural women, and get involved in collaborative community initiatives in partnership with sister agencies in Huron County and elsewhere. Web site provides information about their services, programs and projects, as well as a message board.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
519-524-6767
Email Address: 
info@wthuron.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
519-524-1233
Tollfree Phone Number: 
888-547-3478
Street Address: 
45 West St
City: 
Goderich
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
N7A 2K5
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