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Steps toward a credible and inclusive public policy process: women in public policy project  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/wipp-steps.pdf

Presents an assessment tool intended to help identify the elements that need to be in place or be recognized for community-based equality seeking groups, researchers and governments to work together on public policy development, implementation and reform. Provides an overview of what women involved with community-based equality seeking groups are looking for when they speak of community invovlement in public policy development, implementation and reform.

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Published: 2000
Policy options to support dependent care: the tax/transfer system  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/policyOptions.pdf

Examines measures available through Canada’s tax and transfer system to support caregiving work.

The Healthy Balance Research program worked to: examine the relationship among unpaid caregiving work (performed on its own or in combination with paid work), empowerment and health status; foster "uptake" of new ideas and practices in policies; promote innovation in programs and health-service delivery that reflects new insights into the values and expectations brought to caregiving and paid work; and, strengthen research capacity in Atlantic Canada by recruiting and retaining health researchers. It was a collaboration between the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH), Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW).

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Published: 2004
Towards social and economic inclusion: breaking the cycle of poverty in Atlantic Canada  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving16.pdf

Examines the impacts of social and economic exclusion of women and children and how inclusive public policies can lead to social inclusion.

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Published: 2001
Lessons from the field: policy makers and gender-based analysis tools in Canada  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/DiscSeries3e.pdf

Studies the development and uptake of the federal government's policy to conduct gender-based analysis on all its policies and legislation.

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Published: 1998
Gender planning: developing an operational framework for en-gendering healthy public policy  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/Gender%20Planning.pdf
Examines initiatives designed to effect change and to support the integration of gender analysis into mainstream policies and programs. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Equality-based public policy development: views from the field  
http://dawn.thot.net/docs/WIPP_Report2.pdf
Presents a profile of why community-based equality seeking groups do policy work and an understanding of why some government staff and departments seek to include community-based perspectives in policy development. Provides guidance on what is needed to do inclusive policy development and documentation of the barriers to inclusive cross-sector public policy development. Details how Steps Toward a Credible and Inclusive Public Policy Process (2000) has been used and gives direction on how to improve the original edition of Steps. (See Details)
Published: 2003
"Never give up": women making policy change; lessons from the community
Documents the experiences, questions and recommendations of diverse Nova Scotia women who have tried to make public policy-related changes in their communities.
Published: 1999
Inclusion project information kit: basic information about social and economic inclusion  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/inclusionkit-e.pdf
Provides background information on social and economic inclusion, as well as suggestions on how to prepare an effective presentation on this topic. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Inclusion project information kit: overheads  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/Overhead-e.pdf
Provides photocopy masters for 12 overheads that give brief definitions or contain short discussions of most basic concepts necessary for understanding social and economic inclusion. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Inclusion project information kit: information sheets  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/InfoSheets-e.pdf
Presents photocopy masters for ten information sheets that give brief definitions or contain short discussions of most basic concepts necessary for understanding social and economic inclusion. (See Details)
Published: 2000