Women and poverty

Women and poverty

Kenora Sexual Assault Centre

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Publisher

Forms a women's resource centre owned and operated by a feminist collective, that works to create equality and justice for women with focus on educational programs on the prevention of violence against women and children, women gaining economic independence and women developing to their fullest potential, overcoming barriers of oppression to become full participants in society on an equal basis.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
807-468-9095
Email Address: 
wpk@voyageur.ca
Fax Number: 
807-468-4808
Street Address: 
530 3rd St N
City: 
Kenora
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
P9N 2M3

A report card on women and poverty

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Monica Townson
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Demonstrates the disproportionate percentage of Canadian women living in poverty. Explores the feminization of poverty and how gender inequality contributes to the steadily growing number of women in poverty.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0886272181
POVR.T69 2000
Notes: 
<p>Includes bibliographical references.</p>

Women, poverty and Canadian public policy in an era of globalization

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Marika Morris
Publisher: 
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents an article from CRIAW. Discusses the structural reasons for the continued over-representation of women among the poor in Canada. Looks at the social and economic impact of the poverty of women on society, on children and on women themselves. Demonstrates how Canadian public policies implemented in recent years have contributed to poverty among women. Highlights how globalization and trade agreements exert both a direct and indirect influence on Canadian public policy. Includes individual and collective strategies and resources for change.

The dynamics of women's poverty in Canada

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English
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Online
Author: 
Clarence Lochhead
Katherine Scott
Canadian Council on Social Development
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines gendered dimensions of movements into and out of poverty, drawing on the new longitudinal Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) for 1993 to 1994.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 06632281594
POVR.L63 2000
Notes: 
<p>Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: La dynamique de la pauvreté chez les femmes au Canada.</p>

Women and poverty

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Marika Morris
Publisher: 
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses issues relating to women and poverty including who is at risk of poverty, why women's incomes are lower than men's, and the effects of the poverty of women on society.

ISBN/ISSN: 
POVR.M67 2005
Notes: 
<p>Includes bibliographical references.</p>

Women and the CHST: a profile of women receiving social assistance in 1994

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English
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Online
Author: 
Katherine Scott
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides a profile of the women currently depending on social assistance who will be effected directly by the introduction of the Canada Health and Social Transfer.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662266250
POVR.S68 1998
Notes: 
<p>Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Les femmes et le TCSPS, un profil des femmes à l'assistance sociale en 1994.</p>

Understanding and assisting low-income women with cancer

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Emma Jean Tedder
Publisher: 
The Haworth Press, Inc.
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Binghampton, NY

In our modern lives few of us have not been touched by cancer. We are familiar with the emotional and physical hardships in battling this disease, as well as the fatigue, illness and disfigurement that accompanies treatment, however, we often do not consider the financial toll cancer takes on a person's life. Financial costs involve not only drugs, but the cost of getting to appointments and treatments. These costs are an added burden that cancer inflicts upon those who have low incomes. This book focuses on the impact of ethnic and cultural background differences, lack of support from family or friends and lack of an adequate income on women dealing with cancer.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
CANC.T43 1998
ISBN 0789004275
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Housing policy options for women living in urban poverty: an action research project in three Canadian cities

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English
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Online
Author: 
Marge Reitsma-Street
Josie Schofield
Brishkai Lund
Colleen Kasting
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Documents the housing concerns of women who live on low incomes in Victoria, Regina and Saint John, and proposes options for urban policy makers to consider in addressing these concerns.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0660613417
Notes: 
<p>Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Options en matière de politiques de logement urbain pour les femmes vivant dans la pauvreté : un projet de recherche-action dans trois villes canadiennes.</p>

Pictou County Women's Centre

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Support group/peer support

Works in the community with individuals to effect the kinds of changes that will offer women and adolescent girls a sense of empowerment, more choices, and more control over their lives.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
902-755-4647
Email Address: 
pcwc@womenscentre.ca
Fax Number: 
902-752-2233
Street Address: 
503 S Frederick St PO Box 964
City: 
New Glasgow
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B2H 5K7

Stardale Women's Group

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Services Provided: 
Training
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Forms a learning and healing center for Aboriginal women and women of poverty. Provides life skills and literacy education, as well as advocacy to women living in poverty and abusive situations, toward empowering their lives, their families, and their communities, thus overcoming systemic barriers.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
403-800-6325
Email Address: 
stardale@gmail.com
Street Address: 
Box 1752
City: 
Melfort
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S0E 1A0
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Updated Decmeber 2011
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