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The Charlottetown Declaration on the right to care  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/health_reform/charlottetownEN.pdf

Details the fundamental principles for a national home care strategy that ensures equity for both women and men, and recognizes that home care needs to be an integral part of a publicly administered health care system.

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Published: 2002
The objective is care: proceedings of the National Think Tank On Gender and Unpaid Caregiving, November 8-10, 2001, Charlottetown  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/guc-think-tankEN.pdf

Examines gender differences in caring and the implications for families, policy developers and health care. Debates what these differences mean for women over the course of their lifetimes.

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Published: 2001
One hundred years of caregiving   
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/care-giving-100yrs.pdf

Discusses the evolution of unpaid caregiving in Canada in the last 100 years. Illustrates how care demands in households have increased and how highly complex care issues have been transferred to the home, while at the same time cutbacks in the welfare state have reduced or eliminated other supports. Explores the health effects of caregiver burden, still seen as women's work, and suggests the creation of conditions for voluntary and skilled care.

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Published: 2001
Gender-sensitive home and community care and caregiving research: a synthesis paper  
http://www.womenandhealthcarereform.ca/publications/synthesis.pdf

Reviews 45 gender-sensitive studies of home and community care and caregiving and identifies research gaps.

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Published: 2002
Compassionate care benefits not compassionate enough  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39518
Criticizes the new federal government's compassionate care initiative that provides up to six weeks of paid leave for those family members (parent, spouse, child) who care for a patient who is determined by doctors to be at a significant risk of dying within a 6 month period. Argues that a majority of unpaid caregivers do not meet the eligibility requirements for this program. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Caring for/caring about: women, home care, and unpaid caregiving
Explores the nature of caring in Canada, and examines reseach on women, home care and unpaid caregiving. Identifies the social conditions under which caregiving is undertaken. Also examines the experiences of women who care.
Published: 2004
Why having a national home care program is a women's issue  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39563
Debates how the burden of home care, while becoming an incresing concern for governments, health care providers, family members and individuals who need such care, rests especially on women, who give and receive the vast majority of home care. (See Details)
Published: 2002