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Finding Data on Women

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2007, Status of Women Canada

This document was produced by Statistics Canada for Status of Women Canada to give policy analysts, women's groups, organizations, researchers and other data users a comprehensive overview of the scope and diversity of data available on Canadian women and men, as well as an indication of the ways in which these data can be used. While not exhaustive, the report highlights the wealth of information on women and men that Statistics Canada collects and disseminates. Together, data gathered by Statistics Canada present a picture of the broad range of roles and diversity of lives of women and men living in Canada today.

The first section of this document discusses the various formats in which data are made available, from periodicals and print publications to electronic versions and vehicles, including the Internet. The second section presents a summary of the major social data sources and surveys at Statistics Canada and describes their general purpose, periodicity, geography, available characteristics, and sample size. In all cases data from social data sources and surveys are available by sex. Contact information has been included for each survey or data source.

The third section includes a topic-by-topic discussion of the types of data, along with a discussion of the types of analysis for which the data can be used. The fourth section covers new initiatives and research on social data at Statistics Canada. The report concludes with a glossary of statistical terms defined in plain language.

Read the full report: Finding Data on Women: A Guide to Major Sources at Statistics Canada (PDF 664KB/144p.)


Building capacity for health research transfer in Western Canada : An environmental scan

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his document presents the results of an environmental scan on health research transfer (RT) commissioned by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) to inform its planning processes. The scan assesses the current state of support for RT capacity-building entities in Western Canada ( British Columbia , Alberta , Saskatchewan , Manitoba , Yukon , and the Northwest Territories ). It has two main areas of focus: capacity-building (programs, initiatives, and resources in the area of research transfer); and research (research conducted on this topic).

Out of Control”: Violence against Personal Support Workers in Long-Term Care

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A new study led by York University researchers reveals that a staggering number of Canadians working in long-term care facilities suffer violence on the job. Most are women, and many are immigrants or from marginalized racial groups.

This report on the violence experienced by personal support workers draws on an international study comparing long-term, facility-based care across three Canadian provinces (Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and Ontario) and four Nordic European countries (Demark, Finland, Norway and Sweden). It is supported by focused discussions and offers insight into long-term care from the perspective of workers.

Read the press release or download the report.

State of the World's Mothers 2007: Saving the Lives of Children Under 5

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This year's State of the World's Mothers report shows which countries are succeeding-and which are failing- to save the lives of mothers and children. It examines the investments in health care and nutrition that make a difference for children, families and society as a whole. It also points to proven, low-cost solutions that could save the majority of these young lives.

Read the full report: State of the World's Mothers 2007: Saving the Lives of Children Under 5 (PDF 2035.81KB/70p.)

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