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Black Women’s Health Program – North End Community Health Centre
Sister Vision Educational Press

SISTER VISION is the first press for Black women and women of colour in Canada. Founded in 1984, it intends to encourage works by women of all cultures, sexual preferences and classes. A conscious political decision was made to distinguish between Black women and women of colour because Black women experienced slavery and its aftermath. However, commonaility and writings are shared with Native Sisters, Asian Sisters and others who define themselves as women of colour. The focus will be on:


- oral history of ordninary women often omitted from traditional history and comtemporary writing;
- books for children and young adults;
- theory and research to challenge the absence of their voices in Canada feminist theorgy and research.
A forum for theoretical works will analyze the political and social lives of Black and Third World women from
a feminist perspective.

 


SISTER VISION's traditions include Marie Joseph Angelique, a Black Montreal salve who launched the first documented act of defiance against slavery, and Mary Ann Shadd, the first woman editor in Canada and publisher of one of Canada's early Black newspapers - the Provincial Freeman - in the 1850's. They want to reforge the link between women and colour in Canada and in the Caribbean and Third World women the world over. Their vision is of a global femiinism,interconnecting and weaving women's histories.

 


SISTER VISION welcomes donations, manuscripts and ideas.

 

Jamaican Canadian Association  
http://www.jcassoc.org/

Forms a membership and social services agency working to improve the quality of life for African Canadians, promote Black/Jamaican culture, fight racism, and work in partnership with others who share similar values and goals. Offers settlement services for new immigrants, a parenting program, youth and family counselling, a domestic violence and incest/child sexual abuse program, and various volunteer committees.

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Africans in Partnership Against AIDS  
http://www.apaa.ca

Provides education in order to stop the spread of HIV-AIDS; gives support to people who are infected and affected by HIV-AIDS, and establishes linkages with other agencies.

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African Community Health Services

Caters to to African immigrants and African Canadians and is dedicated to the promotional of the mental, socio-economic, physical and cultural health of African Canadians, primarily in Ontario. Offers an inter-African HIV/AIDS project that provices supportive education, counselling, and referral and practical support for urban youth, young adults including gay and lesbian youth, troubled youth, youth with addictions and those involved in prostitution.

QWOC: Queer Women of Colour

Forms an organization for Aboriginal, mixed-race, racial, ethnic and cultural minority women and girls who are questioning their sexuality and/or who identify with bisexual, dyke, transgendered, queer, lesbian. A Victoria-based social and political group that promotes awareness and action around queer and racial issues.

Black Women for Wellness  
http://www.bwwla.com/
Focuses on being commited to healing, educating, and supporting Black Women. (See Details)
Black Women's Health Imperative  
http://www.blackwomenshealth.org/
Works to be a leading African American health education, research, advocacy and leadership development institution. Promotes optimum health for Black women across the life span—physically, mentally and spiritually (See Details)
The Olive Branch of Hope Breast Cancer Support Services  
http://www.theolivebranch.ca/index.html
Provides support services and information to Caribbean and Afro-Canadian cancer patients and their families. (See Details)
SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective  
http://www.sistersong.net/
Works to educate women of color and policy makers on reproductive and sexual health and rights, and towards the access of health services, information and resources that are culturally and linguistically appropriate. (See Details)