Conference report

Conference report

What women prescribe: report and recommendations from the national symposium "Women in Partnership: Working Towards Inclusive, G

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Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women
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Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes the need for (re)education and training among health providers, points the way to new directions for research needed to maximize women's health, and presents a complete list of symposium recommendations.

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GEND.W45 1995

National conference. Women's health and diversity: proceedings: Montreal: April 26 - 28, 2001

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health - Consortium Université de Montréal (CESAF)
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Online
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Centre d'excellence pour la santé des femmes - Consortium Université de Montréal (CESAF)
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Centre of Excellence for Women's Health - Consortium Université de Montréal (CESAF)
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

This conference underlined how some components of diversity, such as culture, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, and geographic location, simultaneously influence women's health. The diversity of research methods, interventions, processes and partnerships were discussed. As well, success stories and recommendations when accounting for diversity were featured. An overview of research and interventions concerning women's health were presented in order to identify and discuss the complexities of issues relative to the integration of diversity in the academic, community, health services and policy areas. It was expected that existing networks would be consolidated and new ones created to advocate policies that are sensitive to the diverse health needs of women.

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CESAF WOMR.N38 2001
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Includes bibliographical references. CESAF closed its office August 31, 2001.

Depending on ourselves: proceedings of the National Consultation on Women and Drugs

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Health Canada
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Minister of Supply and Services
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents the proceedings of the 'Depending on Ourselves' conference, a national consultation on women and drugs, held May 13 to 15, 1986. The Conference was held to provide an opportunity for women from across the country, whether in professional or voluntary positions, to meet and update information, exchange resources, share experiences, and identify future program options and strategies for their own commmunities. Section 1 of this report covers the presentations and workshops of Day 1 of the Consultation. It addresses women and drugs as a feminist issue; women and mental health; and recent data, implications, and current questions on alcohol, antidepressants, minor tranquillizers, and tobacco. Workshops considered the problems of substance abuse as they affect women in specific groups, locations and settings across Canada. The second section considers various approaches to women's substance abuse such as: community action, coping through sharing, managing (versus abstaining from) alcohol, building self-esteem, forming and using energy, and using the tool of feminist counselling. Section three deals with strategies for change. It looks at elements of successful prevention and education-oriented projects and calls for non-sexist research, better community support for women's shelters and helping groups, and political action.

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ADDI.D47 1987
ISBN 0662152069

Planning for change: women & chemical dependencies

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Janet McNaughton
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Educational Planning and Design Associates
Publication Date: 
1993
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St. John's, NF

Reports on the Canadian Mental Health Association conference, 'Planning for Change: Women & Chemical Dependencies' held in St. John's on June 11 to 13, 1993. The conference addressed chemical dependency in three specific focus groups: young women, elderly women and Native women. Successive workshops focused on guiding principles in the education and treatment of women, social realities, substance abuse issues specific to each group, services currently available, and ways to make prevention and treatment programs more effective. This report summarizes the collective knowledge, experience and recommendations of the women who participated in the conference. From this conference came the overwhelming sense that substance abuse is a symptom of underlying problems facing women in our society such as low self-esteem; physical, sexual or psychological abuse; poverty; and isolation. It became apparent that improving the quality of women's lives is an effective way to prevent substance abuse and to speed recovery. The report concludes with recommendations to develop culturally sensitive programs for Native women, to provide day care for women in treatment, to treat addictions in holistic ways that address underlying social and psychological problems, to provide social activities that overcome isolation and replace pastimes centred on drugs or alcohol, to teach problem solving skills and stress management.

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ADDI.P54 1993
ISBN 0969631421

Women and addictions - program resource kit

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Frances Ennis
Helen Woodrow
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Educational Planning and Design Associates
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
St. John's, NF

Presents the agendas of three teleconference calls organised by the Educational Plannign and Design Associates to discuss various aspects of women's addictions. Explores what is known about women, alcohol, tobacco and other mood altering drugs. Includes handouts on persons with disabilities and addictions, and The Three Rs: recognizing, reaching, and referring women with addictions. Also examines women's personal experiences in dealing with alcohol, tobacco and other mood altering drugs. Identifies prevention and treatment strategies for women, and what women can do to facilitate necessary change.

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ADDI.W66 1992

"Together to an End": the first Canada-US breast cancer advocacy conference

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English
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Pat Kelly
Charmaine Condy
Sandra Harder
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PISCES
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Burlington, ON

Presents the proceedings and outcomes of the Canada-US Breast Cancer Advocacy Conference, held in Orillia, ON in November 1996.

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BREC.T64 1996

Report on women: midlife and beyond

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The Manitoba Council on Aging and the Manitoba Women's Directorate
Publication Date: 
1989
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Winnipeg, MB

Presents the outcome of the provincial Conference on Women and Aging held October 18 & 19, 1989. The Conference dealt with the economic and health issues of concern to older Manitoba women. It provided a forum for rural and urban women from various cultural and socio-economic groups to discuss issues of concern, in particular, concerning economic security and health. Section two summarizes the concerns and solutions discussed by the delegates and section three evaluates the sucess of the Conference in relation to each of the stated goals.

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AGIN.R47 1989

Health Canada/VON Canada caregiver roundtable: final report

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VON Canada and Health Canada
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reports on the Caregiver Roundtable, a meeting held to determine whether the perception of caregiver needs was current and accurate, and to discuss the feasibility of establishing a mechanism for action, specifically, the creation of a national coalition focusing on caregiver needs. Provides an update on activities related to family caregiver issues; confirmes priority issues and identified areas of future research and development; and identifies a strategy for action about caregiver issues, particularly the formation of a mechanism to advocate on behalf of caregiver issues.

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CARE .H43 1999

Controversies in the diagnosis and therapy of endometriosis

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Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Publication Date: 
1991
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Ottawa, ON

Reproduces the papers presented on the theme of Endometriosis at the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada Annual Meeting, 1991.

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ENDO.Y89 1991

Connexions report

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Tatiana Fraser
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The Students Commission
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides key points of discussion from the Connexions Conference held January 25-28, 2001 in Toronto for young women interested in discussing the intersections of gender and race as they impact violence and poverty.

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TEEN.F73 2001
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