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Strategic framework to foster immigration to francophone minority communities  
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pub/framework-minorities.html
Presents the strategic framework proposed to increase the number of French-speaking immigrants in Francophone minority communities and to facilitate their reception and integration. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Barriers to justice: ethnocultural minority women and domestic violence: a preliminary discussion paper  
http://canada.justice.gc.ca/en/ps/rs/rep/tr95-3a-e.pdf
Presents an overview of findings from various reports relevant to issues of access to justice for ethnocultural minority women who are victims of domestic violence. (See Details)
Published: 1995
Mothering at the margins: an African-Canadian immigrant woman's experience  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39604
Discusses the complex ways in which institutionalized systems of oppression such as racism, sexism and classism interact to create different mothering experiences for women from marginalized groups. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Immigrant women's health
Reports on a study that investigated the perceived health and health-related experiences of a sample of midlife immigrant women and explored relationships between determinants of health and their experiences connected to immigration.
Published: 2001
Aspects of women's health from a minority/diversity perspective  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/pubs/women-femmes/can-usa/can-back-promo_14_e.html
Discusses the health issues that have a unique impact on the life chances of immigrant, racial minority and refugee women in Canada. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA). (See Details)
Published: 1996
Health information for newcomers  
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomer/fact_health.html
Explains how to get medical services in Canada, how to apply for a provincial health insurance card, which medical services are and are not covered by Medicare, and what to do when visiting or moving to another province. (See Details)
Published: 2003
The childbirth journey: having your baby in Canada
Provides information on pregnancy in Canada for health care providers who accompany immigrant and refugee women on the childbirth journey.
Published: 1997
Women, diversity and access to health care in Atlantic Canada: a preliminary perspective  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39607
Examines the knowledge gap in the Atlantic Region about accessibility of health care for disadvantaged sub-populations in general and women in particular. (See Details)
Published: 2001
The immigrant women's health handbook
Intended to be used as a health information resource, especially for immigrant and refugee women and women of colour. Gives both generalized and specific information about the reproductive system, cancer, annual check-ups, sexuality, healthy relationships, and well-being. Also includes more detailed sections on the various stages of a women’s reproductive life and information about common illnesses and issues in women’s reproductive health. Some of the topics that are addressed are: puberty, the menstrual cycle, pre-menstrual syndrome, pregnancy, menopause, infertility, endometriosis, fibroids, osteoporosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and birth control methods.
Published: 2002
Assisting immigrant and refugee women abused by their sponsors: a guide for service providers  
http://www.bcifv.org/pubs/Assisting_Immigrant_Women.pdf
Describes the immigration processes that service providers need to be aware of when working with immigrant or refugee women who are abused by their sponsor. Suggests particular difficulties faceced in accessing personal safety, protection and the consequences of leaving an abusive sponsor. (See Details)
Published: 2003