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Vancouver Women's Health Collective  
http://www.womenshealthcollective.ca

Values women's knowledge, supports one another to take charge of our own health, and raises awareness and inspire action for the feminist advancement of women's health. Website provides links to other sites women will find informative and relevant to their lives.

Has nurse practitioner rooms (3) and an alternate health room (counselling, reiki, etc).

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Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada  
http://www.ccaac.ca/aboutus/index.php

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  
http://www.ccnc.ca/
Advocacy Centre  
http://advocacycentre.com/index.shtml

The Advocacy Centre is a non-profit, community-based organization which provides legal information, education and problem solving for low-income residents of the Central Kootenays. We also provide specialized victim assistance to victims of relationship violence, sexual assault and child abuse.



The Advocacy Centre provides advocacy to individuals as well as workshops and presentations on legal issues. It has long been a voice in the community speaking to issues of poverty and discrimination. Our work and the materials we produce focus on topics such as welfare, tenancy, women’s safety and poverty survival. Our advocacy services are free of charge. There are sliding scale fees for training and presentations.

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Centre for Ability  
http://www.centreforability.bc.ca/
Muscular Dystrophy Association  
http://muscle.ca/

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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Port Alberni Transition House

Port Alberni Transition House (PATH) is an emergency and safe shelter for women and children at risk of abuse, threats or violence. 

Centre for Independent Living in Toronto  
http://www.cilt.ca/default.aspx

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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Kaiser Foundation  
http://www.kaiserfoundation.ca/

The Kaiser Foundation

 

Mental health and addictions are not moral issues.
They are public health issues. 

 

Mental health and addictions are complex issues, affecting all levels of society. Did you know that the conservative estimated total annual expenditure on mental health and addictions exceeds $70 billion in Canada alone. Combined, they constitute the largest single cause of morbidity for ages 14 to 45.

 

To date, governments fund the vast majority of initiatives addressing mental health and addictions. Governments alone cannot solve these problems. The Private Sector needs to be actively aware of and involved in helping find solutions to these issues. Community-based programs do exemplary work but need more funding and too rarely have the opportunity to work with and learn from each other.

 

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Turner's Syndrome Society of Canada  
http://www.turnersyndrome.ca/

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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