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Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada

Committed to accessible, affordable, high quality, non-profit child care services for Canadians. Promotes the development of a broad consensus of support within all regions of Canada to pursue child care issues at the federal level. Seeks to expand and improve the child care system, with emphasis on high quality child care. Advances child care issues through public education, research, policy development and proactive promotion.

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Chinese Canadian National Council
Muscular Dystrophy Association

Muscular Dystrophy Canada is a not-for-profit organization committed to finding a cure for neuromuscular disorders through well funded research.  Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s dedicated volunteers and staff across the country raise funds to enhance the lives of those affected by over 150 different kinds of neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources. 


From coast to coast, Muscular Dystrophy Canada delivers a variety of programs within 5 key areas of service: Education; Information; Advocacy; Support; and Equipment.   To learn more about our services, click here or contact your regional office.

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Centre for Independent Living in Toronto

CILT is a consumer-controlled, community-based resource organization. We help people with disabilities to learn Independent Living skills and integrate into the community. (Please note: CILT is a resource agency and does not do any political, systemic or group advocacy!)

CILT operates on the philosophy of the Independent Living movement which was developed in response to traditional rehabilitation services models. CILT's aim is to develop and implement dignified social services that empower individuals rather than create dependencies. We encourage people with disabilities to take control of their own lives by exercising their right to examine options, make choices, take risks and even make mistakes.


Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) Inc.
, Toronto, Ontario 

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Turner's Syndrome Society of Canada

The Turner Syndrome Society of Canada, a non-profit charitable organization, was founded in 1981 by an individual with TS who wanted to share experiences and information. It provides support services for individuals with TS and their families and disseminates up-to-date medical information to families, physicians and the general public.

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Haliman-Norfolk Women's Shelter

Haldimand & Norfolk Women's Sevices is a charitable, non-profit corporation governed by an elected Board of Directors. Programs and services are funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ministry of Child & Youth Services and the Ministry of Health. Project Grants have been made availible through the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ministry of the Attorney General. Our many programs and services are enhanced by the generous support of community donations.


In addition to the services and programs for women who have experienced abuse and children who witness abuse, we educate and advocate for social, cultural and political change for women's equality and human rights.

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Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
Works to advance the position of women in society through feminist and women-centred research. (See Details)
Toronto Women's Health Network
Forms a feminist educational and information-sharing network. Advocates in the form of facilitating action groups, and lobbying at all levels of government. Provices online archives of the TWHN's newsletter. Web site includes access to their newsletter. (See Details)
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Canadian Health Coalition
Coalition of groups representing women, seniors, unions, students, consumers and health care professionals from across Canada to preserve medicare. Web site provides links to their publications on diverse subjects. (See Details)