Search Resources (English): English, Social problems

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Women and social reform
Reviews the origins of current principles and practices of social reform, their impact on federal and provincial reform of programs and services, and the ways these social reforms alter women’s opportunities for well being. (See Details)
Published: 1999
The effect of social isolation and loneliness on the health of older women: executive summary
Addresses social isolation and loneliness from a gender perspective, and examines their effects on older women’s health. (See Details)
Published: 1999
kickaction: girls and young women acting for social change
Presents a web site for girls and young women who are acting for positive change in their lives, families, communities and governments. (See Details)
Published: 2006-
Focus on social views, not individual behaviour
Discusses how the first step to real prevention of violence, primary prevention, is realizing that it is not just the attitude of abusers that are the problem. Societal attitudes toward violence need to change as well. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
Securing the social union: next steps
Argues that the "social union" represents a fundamental change in the evolution of social policy in Canada as governments work together to address major problems in a spirit of collaboration and partnership and in a coordinated way across governments and policy sectors. This paper explores a number of broad governance issues related to the social union, such as implementing outcome measurement as a way of increasing governments' accountability for results and mobilizing collective action around social priorities, creating institutions to handle new functions in the social union, and engaging citizens in the construction of the social union. The most significant conclusion of the paper is that we need mechanisms to manage interdependence within the federation. Without them, Canada is missing key piece of governance. First Ministers should address this problem by expanding the scope of the current social union discussions, building more structures for these discussions, and opening them up to citizens. (See Details)
Published: 1997