Advocacy

Advocacy

After the quake, depend on women

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Marie St. Cyr
Publisher: 
Madre
Publication Date: 
2010

Using the context of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, discusses why women should be integral to designing and carrying out relief efforts.

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Atira Women’s Resource Society

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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
Housing

Vancouver organization committed to the work of ending violence against women through providing direct service, as well as working to increase awareness of and education around the scope and impact on our communities of men's violence against women and children.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(604) 331-1407
Email Address: 
info@atira.bc.ca
Fax Number: 
(604) 688-1799
Street Address: 
101 East Cordova Street
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6A 1K7
Country: 
Canada

Co-operative Housing Federation of BC

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

A co-operative association made up of member housing co-ops and related organizations, in British Columbia.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604.879.5111
Email Address: 
info@chf.bc.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
604.879.4611
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1.866.879.4611
Street Address: 
200-5550 Fraser Street
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5W 2Z4
Country: 
Canada

Domestic violence relief fund

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
The Community Housing Land Trust Foundation

A manual for housing co-ops in BC to learn how they can welcome women who are victims of violence into their co-ops.

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Available online.

Matrimonial real property - overview

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Native Women’s Association of Canada

Discusses how the lack of clarity in matrimonial property laws on reserves in Canada means that women in common law relationships who are experiencing violence, or who have become widowed, may lose their homes.

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Trans-Canada homelessness highway: a women's route map

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Women’s Housing Equality Network
Publication Date: 
2008

Map of Canada that provides detailed information about the “routes” to women's homelessness, including federal, provincial and territorial policies that contribute to homelessness, and the policy changes that are needed to ensure women have access to housing that is adequate, affordable, safe and secure.

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Available online.

Precarious housing in Canada

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Wellesley Institute
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Research and policy report with a gender analysis that sets out a pragmatic, five-point plan for improving the health of the millions of Canadians who are living in substandard, over-crowded and unaffordable homes – plus those who are living without any housing at all.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Making room for sexual minorities in long-term care

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Senior Pride Network

Discusses how long-term facilities can and must make their facilities welcoming and accessible to GLBT people, both as residents and as staff members.

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Alcohol and the elderly

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
International Center for Alcohol Policies

One of a series of online resources discussing alcohol research, offering a gendered look at alcohol use among the elderly.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographic references.

Safe cosmetics campaign (Breast Cancer Action Montreal)

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English
Translated Title: 
Cosmetiques sécuritaires (Action cancer du sein de Montréal )
Media Type: 
Online

Breast Cancer Action Montreal (BCAM) is a non-profit activist/advocacy group directed by women who have been sensitized to the trauma of breast cancer (affecting themselves or someone close to them) and who are committed — long-term — to erasing the disease. They educate about environmental toxins linked to breast cancer. The goal of this Safe Cosmetics Campaign is to provide accurate and unbiased information on the scientific data on the health effects of cosmetics and to provide a platform for demanding political and regulatory changes.

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Available online.
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