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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
Living in Manitoba: a resource guide for immigrant women  
http://www.gov.mb.ca/msw/publications/immigrant_guide.pdf

This guide will help immigrant women who are new to Manitoba navigate resources and services in our province. It takes into account the unique settlement experiences of immigrant women and offers advice on cultural practices, housing, child care, and legal rights and protections.

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Health carelessness and the plight of immigrant women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_4_Winter_Spring.pdf

This article shares stories of immigrant women living in Manitoba. Examines what can happen to newcomers who need medical care, yet are still struggling to understand the health-care system, its culture and society. Illustrates the challenges immigrant women face in having their needs met. 

 


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Published: 1993
Health status and health needs of older immigrant women: individual, community, and societal and policy links  
http://owhn.on.ca/olderimmigrantwomen.htm

Examines the impact of social policy on the health status of older immigrant women and the health and social service seeking patterns of older immigrant women.

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Published: 2007
In our own words  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_14_No_1_Spring_Summer.pdf

This article profiles several feminist organizations and programs. Highlights organizations working to support the elderly, immigrant women, women and mental health,  gay and lesbian communities, francophone women, women working as prostitutes, women with addictions, etc. 


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Published: 1993
Portraits of women in health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1986_Healthsharing_Vol_7_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article demonstrates in portraits how some immigrant women, women of colour and native women are working to eradicate the bias they face while accessing the health care system.  Examines how some immigrant women, women of colour and native women enrich the existing system by incorporating the wisdom of other cultures. 

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Published: 1986
Midwifery in transition  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_14_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article discusses the regulation of midwifery and white privilege. Explores how white midwifery can work to create an  inclusive practice in order to provide appropriate care for a diversity of women. 

 


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Published: 1993