Advocacy

Advocacy

Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative Ltd.

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Groups Served: 
Immigrants
Refugees
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
Vietnamese
Chinese
Hindi
Punjabi
Urdu
Tagalog (Filipino)
Turkish
Arabic
Korean
Farsi/Persian
Somali
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy

Supports immigrant and refugee individuals and families in attaining optimum health through relevant health education, community development and advocacy

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
780-423-1973
Email Address: 
mchb@mchb.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
780-428-2748
Street Address: 
10867-97 St
City: 
Edmonton
Province: 
AB
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T5H 2M6

World Health Organization Reproductive Health Library

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Spanish
Chinese
Arabic
Russian
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Research
Advocacy

The WHO Reproductive Health Library (RHL) is an electronic review journal published by the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. RHL takes the best available evidence on sexual and reproductive health from Cochrane systematic reviews and presents it as practical actions for clinicians (and policy-makers) to improve health outcomes, especially in developing countries.

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Coalition for Gun Control

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

Founded in the wake of the Montreal massacre, the Coalition for Gun Control was formed to reduce gun death, injury and crime. The Coalition supports:
Legislation which includes:

• possession permits which are periodically renewed for ALL gun owners
• a cost-effective system to register all guns
• a total ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines
• controls on the sale of ammunition
• tougher restrictions on handguns

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(416)604-0209
Email Address: 
71417.763@compuserve.com
Website/URL: 
Street Address: 
P.O Box 90062
Addt'l Street Address: 
1488 Queen St. W.
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M6K 3K3

Arts 4 Choice

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Groups Served: 
All women
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

We are Arts4Choice. We are artists and activists who firmly believe that every woman should have the right to a timely abortion on demand, no questions asked. We also believe that no woman should be made to feel fearful or ashamed for having exercised her right to reproductive freedom.

We want people to see the real faces of reproductive choice in Canada. We want to show Canadians that women who have had abortions are their mothers, sisters, neighbours and friends.

Contact Info
Email Address: 
choices@arts4choice.com
Website/URL: 

Stirrups and Stories

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Community education/development
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Stirrups and Stories is a grassroots initiative to improve health outcomes and the care women receive in the OB or GYN office by collecting women's stories to educate and empower both patients and providers.

The purpose of Stirrups and Stories is multi-fold: first and foremost, to give space to women to talk about their experiences. Who really asks, 'so how is OB/GYN care for you, ladies?' Not usually the providers or medical establishment, and other women tend to ask (in our experience) in one-on-one or friendship settings. But this information is valuable! If we start listening to the women, and collecting their stories, we can discover reasons women do or do not seek care, what concerns women actually have, how providers can improve the care they give their patients, what's going divinely right and what's going egregiously wrong.

Contact Info
Email Address: 
stirrupsandstories@gmail.com

Women's Court of Canada

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Research
Advocacy
Éducation / développement communautaire

The Women’s Court of Canada is an innovative project bringing together academics, activists, and litigators in order literally to rewrite the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms equality jurisprudence. Taking inspiration from Oscar Wilde, who once said “the only duty we owe to history is to rewrite it”, the Women’s Court operates as a virtual court, and ‘reconsiders’ leading equality decisions. The Women’s Court  renders alternative decisions as a means of articulating fresh conceptions of substantive equality

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Website/URL: 
Country: 
Canada

Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Advocacy

A breast cancer awareness network that includes Avon Flame Foundation, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Canadian Breast Cancer Network, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada and the National Cancer Institute of Canada. They are the primary granting agency for breast cancer research in Canada.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416-596-6598
Email Address: 
info@cbcra.ca
Fax Number: 
416-596-1714
Street Address: 
375 University Avenue 6th floor
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5G 2J5

Pharmed-Out

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

PharmedOut is an independent project run by physicians for physicians and other prescribers. Their goal is to disseminate information about how pharmaceutical companies influence what we prescribe, to increase access to unbiased information about drugs, and to encourage physicians to choose pharma-free CME.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
202-687-1191
Fax Number: 
202-687-7407
Street Address: 
Georgetown University Department of Physiology and Biophysics Box 571460
City: 
Washington
Province: 
District of Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20057-1460

Canadian Midwifery Regulators Consortium

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

The CMRC’s mandate is to facilitate inter-provincial mobility, to advocate for legislation, regulation, and standards of practice that support access to a high standard of midwifery care across the country, and to provide a forum for Canadian regulators to discuss and take action on issues of mutual concern.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
204-783-4520
Fax Number: 
204-779-1490
Street Address: 
College of Midwives of Manitoba 235 - 500 Portage Ave
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R3C 3X1

Community Living Winnipeg

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Training
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Support group/peer support

Community Living Winnipeg is dedicated to the enhancement of the lives and status of people who live with an intellectual disability and their families by promoting their full inclusion and participation in the community.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
204-786-1414
Email Address: 
acl@aclwpg.ca
Fax Number: 
204-774-4402
Street Address: 
1-120 Maryland Street
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R3G 1L1
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