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Immigrant and refugee women  
http://www.criaw-icref.ca/factSheets/quick_e.htm

Examines how Canadian immigration policy can affect women differently. Explores stereotypes often surrounding immigrant and refugee women. Looks at health risks, violence issues, and problems of global trafficking of women. This link takes you to the fact sheet site and you can scroll down and open the text only or use a PDF reader.

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Published: 2003
Immigrant women and substance use: current issues, programs and recommendations  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/whsr-rssf/pdf/WHSR_Chap_7_e.pdf

Examines immigrant, refugee, ethnic and racial minority women's health promotion needs in relation to substance use. Also discusses barriers and issues these women face in accessing substance use health services.

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Published: 1996
Trafficking in women in Canada: a critical analysis of the legal framework governing immigrant live-in caregivers and mail order  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/066231252X/index_e.html

Analyses the legal framework governing the hiring of immigrant live-in caregivers and the legal status of mail-order brides who immigrate to Canada with a spousal or fiancée visa.

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Published: 2000
Sponsorship... for better or for worse: the impact of sponsorship on the equality rights of immigrant women  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662296427/index_e.html

Documents and analyzes the impact of family class sponsorship on Francophone immigrant women living in Ontario.

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Published: 2001
A complex web:access to justice for abused immigrant women in New Brunswick  
www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/complexweb/index_e.html

Identifies, from the perspective of immigrant women, a set of realistic policy actions and services to make the criminal justice system and justice-related services more accessible for abused immigrant women.

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Published: 1998
Abuse is wrong in any language  
www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/html/femviolang_e.html

Provides information for immigrant women who are in abusive relationships about Canadian law, human rights, and the kind of help available for victims of abuse.

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Published: 1995
The health of immigrants and refugees in Canada  
http://journal.cpha.ca/index.php/cjph/article/view/1494/1683

Examines health status issues, as well as health care delivery policies and procedures, for immigrant and refugees in Canada. Identifies gaps in research.

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Published: 2004
Equitable access to healthcare, health promotion, and disease prevention for recent immigrant women living in Nova Scotia, Canad  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/equitable-access.pdf

Focuses on exploratory research with recent immigrant women in Nova Scotia and their experience with and access to health care. Based on a pilot exploratory study.

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Published: 2000
Affirming immigrant women's health: building inclusive health policy  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/affirming-immigrant-womens-health.pdf

Explores immigrant women’s experiences and perceptions of the factors that influence their health, their health behaviours and the health services they use.

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Published: 2000
Women and post traumatic stress disorder: moving research to policy  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/ptsdResearchPolicy.pdf
Explores policies that can contribute to alleviating the obstacles immigrant, refugee women and women of colour experience when accessing health services for post-traumatic stress disorder. (See Details)
Published: 2003