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Tue, 2013-09-24 16:51
This new book edited by Guylaine Demers, Lorraine Greaves, Sandra Kirby and Marion Lay, takes us inside the world of sport in Canada. Published by the Feminist History Society, Playing It Forward shines a light on the efforts of a wide range of...
Mon, 2013-09-23 17:59
CWHN has been working closely with Ann Dowsett Johnston, author of "Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol", on the new website National Roundtable on Girls, Women and Alcohol. In particular (at the YouTube icon at the bottom of the...
Tue, 2013-09-17 18:38
A recent editorial in the British Medical Journal asks some provocative questions about whether or not a national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program is worthwhile.  The editorial discusses a study in India in which more than 23...
Mon, 2013-09-16 19:33
Despite decades of research, education, lobbying and activism, violence against women and girls continues to be widely tolerated in Canada.  In recent years, Canada has seen dramatic cuts in funding to organizations that support victims of violence...
Mon, 2013-09-09 17:06
Health News Review recently reviewed Basics for Evaluating Medical Research Studies: A Simplified Approach by Sheri Ann Strite and Michael E. Stuart, MD. This new book - of only 112 pages - may help lay readers of medical research studies...
Mon, 2013-09-09 16:41
Healthy Aboriginal Network has created a new series of 42 brilliantly illustrated posters. Each of these posters portrays an article of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child with an Aboriginal youth focus.  Preview these...
Sat, 2013-09-07 18:44
The Centre for Gender Advocacy in Montreal invites you to attend, participate, and tell all your friends! Unless otherwise specified, events take place at 1500 de Maisonneuve West #404. Monday September 23rd 2PM-4PM, Open House Come visit and get...
Thu, 2013-09-05 19:14
Breast Cancer Fund has launched an exciting new website that presents the science about breast cancer in clear, accessible language. They’ve also integrated practical tips on how to reduce your risk, and offer many ways to take action to prevent breast...
Sun, 2013-08-25 20:52
In a recent post on the RxISK website, Harriet Rosenberg discusses concerns about prescribing selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a class of antidepressants, during pregnancy. She notes “there is a patient safety and...
Sat, 2013-08-17 16:10
The Best Start Resource Centre has published this new booklet for parents of children 0-6. It contains information on: Supports for parents Parenting in Canada Helping your child learn Helping your child talk Keeping your child healthy and safe Taking...
Sat, 2013-08-17 15:53
This new report from Community Foundations of Canada identifies trends across the country in the issues facing today's youth. While the report lacks a gender lens on many topics, it does compare girls and boys with respect to health issues such as...
Sat, 2013-08-17 15:26
16-23 August 2013 Qouleur celebrates racialized queer identities and experiences with an action packed week-long festival of art exhibitions, performances, workshops, music and love. Find out more on their website.
Mon, 2013-08-12 19:06
New Research and Best Practice Perinatal Conference 2014 Deadline September 30, 2013 This inaugural conference for Perinatal Services BC, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, will be an opportunity for health care professionals who are...
Sun, 2013-08-11 21:50
This paper investigates the adequacy of government provision and accountability in delivering social services through an in-depth exploration of income security funding at the national, provincial, and local level in Canada. Read the report by Ashley...
Wed, 2013-08-07 17:54
The CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) is interested in training and sustaining a strong and diverse foundation of health researchers who integrate sex and gender considerations in their work.  The purpose of IGH’s Institute...
Wed, 2013-07-31 19:01
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US have published some alarming statistics on how many women are dying from overdosing on prescription painkillers. About 18 women die every day of a prescription painkiller overdose in the US, more...
Fri, 2013-07-26 21:44
Dear CWHN friend and supporter, Your HELP is critical and is needed NOW.   Victoria's husband recently called us in desperation because she was suffering so cruelly from recurring migraines. We were pleased that we could send  a new...
Fri, 2013-07-26 20:42
Girls Action is launching National Career Day, a new pilot project in partnership with 15 organizations and schools across the country. For the last six years, Girls Action Foundation has inspired girls to start imagining their future during interactive...
Fri, 2013-07-26 20:40
The High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development  is urging governments and the international community to take much bolder action to meet and build on commitments they made at the International Conference on...
Sat, 2013-07-20 19:39
Whether or not menopausal women should replace the naturally diminished hormones in their bodies was being debated in the Toronto Star recently. CWHN’s Executive Director Anne Rochon Ford said on the issue, “Menopause is not a disease. Menopause is...