Community development

Community development

United Nation's Platform for Action Committee (UNPAC) - Manitoba

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy

An association of Manitoba women dedicated to the objectives of the Platform For Action as ratified by Canada at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(204)
Email Address: 
unpac@freenet.mb.ca
Website/URL: 
Street Address: 
PO Box 36, Stn. L
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R3H 0Z4

Social and community indicators for evaluating women's work in communities

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English
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Online
Author: 
Louise Touping
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Looks at non-economic or non-financial indicators for evaluating the social profitability of work performed by women's groups in the field of human and social development of individuals and communities.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
GEND.T68 2001
ISBN 0662650344
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<p>Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Des indicateurs socio-communautaires pour estimer le travail des femmes dans les communautés.</p>

Where women have no doctor: a health guide for women

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English
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Paper
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A. August Burns
Ronnie Lovich
Jane Maxwell
Katharine Shapiro
Publisher: 
The Hesperian Foundation
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Berkeley, CA

Provides a resource written for women living in areas where they lack access to health care and clear information about their health. Covers an enormous range of women's health issues in simple language with many illustrations.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0942364252
WOMH.B87 1997
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Summer 2000: Written for women living in areas where they lack access to health care and clear information about their health, the book covers an enormous range of women's health issues in simple language with many illustrations to ensure that the information is easy to understand and use. English. Soon to be translated into two dozen different languages.

The Ford Foundation

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All women
Organization Type: 
Private foundation
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

The Ford foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide that works to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human acheivement.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
n/a
Website/URL: 
Street Address: 
320 East 43rd Street
City: 
New York
Province: 
New York
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10017

Social investment: it's time to invest in New Brunswick's children, families and communities

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Mary Simpson
New Brunswick Reference Group
Publisher: 
Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Examines ways for government and communities to work together to overcome barriers excluding low-income people from social participation. Outlines social investment strategies for community, government and the private sector to enable all citizens to fulfill their potential. Argues that social investment builds a healthy economy.

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MCEWH POVR.S56 1999
Policy Discussion Series Paper No. 4
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Includes bibliographical references.

Women for Economic Equality Society

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

Advocates for women's involvement in economic development and for the improvement of women's economic well-being.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
902-857-1061
Email Address: 
par.wee@ns.sympatico.ca
Fax Number: 
902-857-1001
Street Address: 
PO Box 38
City: 
Hubbards
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B0J 1T0

Working upstream: discovering effective practice strategies for community development in health

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Saskatoon District Health, Community Development Team
Ron Labonte
Publisher: 
Prairie Region Health Promotion Research Unit
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Saskatoon, SK

Community development is frequently referred to as a way to improve health. But is it a strategy? a profession? a set of values? or just a fad? How do community developers make choices about what they do and who they support? How does community development contribute to healthier communities - what should be expected from its activities? What are the challenges of working as a community developer for a regional health authority? These are some of the questions this document explores. It draws on many of the important sources of information about health promotion such as health determinants research, the socio-environmental model and community organizing, and combines these with an asset-based, positive definition of health and a set of values about community work. Using a story-dialogue method, it analyses stories from daily practice to articulate a framework for community development work in health. It sets out benchmarks for practice and a logic model for expected outcomes. It lists some organizational conditions that are key for community development's effectiveness.

Workshop on gender, health and development: facilitator's guide

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Pan American Health Organization
Publisher: 
Pan American Health Organization
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Provides a manudal designed for conducting a workshop on gender, health and development. Incorporates a number of different training methods and approaches. Examines the difference between sex and gender, discusses the gender approach and its particular relevance to the area of health and human development, and presents skills and methodologies to enable participants to ensure that their work in health and human development is grounded in a gender approach.

Critical paths: organizing on health issues in the community

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English
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Author: 
Jennifer Keck
Henriette Dauphinais
John Lewko
Publisher: 
Between the Lines
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Critical paths is a primer for community organizers, parents, educators, health professionals - anyone who is concerned about health issues and practices at the local level. It sets out specific methods for developing, "selling," and implementing health education programs in any community. Subjects include organizing support for new initiatives, co-ordinating services, dealing with the media, and coping effectively with possible resistance or opposition.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0919946933

The Canadian Resource Centre on Children and Youth

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(613) 235-4412
Email Address: 
crccy@newforce.ca
Fax Number: 
(613) 235-7616
Street Address: 
75 Albert Street, Suite 209
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1P 5E7
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