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An analysis of barriers facing immigrant women and their families in accessing health and social services
Analyzes the barriers that immigrant and refugee women face in accessing health and social services. Provides recommendations for action at all levels of service delivery.
Published: 1999
Alone in Canada: 21 ways to make it better: a self-help guide for single newcomers  
http://www.camh.net/About_Addiction_Mental_Health/Mental_Health_Information/Alone_in_Canada/index.html
Covers a range of topics explaining Canadian life in order to aid newcomers in learning about Canadian customs and in integrating themselves into Canadian society. (See Details)
Published: 2001
MIGRATIONS document databank  
http://www.feminamericas.org/EN/document/BANQ-migrations-a.pdf
Presents the main studies and analyses on the impact of migration on women within the context of hemispheric integration as well as in other regions. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Policy-relevant research on immigration and settlement - relevant for whom? A working document  
http://genderimmigration.inrs-ucs.uquebec.ca/
Examines migration and settlement experiences of immigrant women who settle in Canadian cities, in particular how gender structures the dynamics of migration and settlement, and the various dimensions of citizenship, and how gender intersects with other dimensions of difference. Includes a selected bibliography. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Immigrant women and health: OCASI Presentation  
http://www.ocasi.org/index.php?qid=785&catid=151
Presentation discusses health and wellness issues of immigrant and refugee women, including barriers and challenges in accessing healthcare services,and lack of research on immigrant women and healthcare. Also provides a statistical overview. (See Details)
Mental health promotion among newcomer female youth: post-migration experiences and self-esteem  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662320840/index_e.html
Describes the findings of a study that examined mental health promotion issues of newcomer female youth attending secondary school. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Alone in Canada: 21 ways to make it better: a self-help guide for single newcomers (Urdu)  
http://www.camh.net/About_Addiction_Mental_Health/Mental_Health_Information/Alone_in_Canada/alone_in_canada_urdu.pdf
Covers a range of topics, in Urdu, explaining Canadian life in order to aid newcomers in learning about Canadian customs and in integrating themselves into Canadian society. (See Details)
Published: 2001
The health of women: minority/diversity perspectives  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/pubs/women-femmes/can-usa/am-back-promo_14_e.html
Identifies health issues that have an impact on the life chances of immigrant, racial minority, refugee, and marginalized women in the United States. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA). (See Details)
Published: 1996
Annual report to parliament on immigration, 2006   
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pub/annual-report2006/introduction.html
An overview of federal-provincial/territorial agreements and joint initiatives, as well as a gender-based analysis (GBA) of the impact of Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). (See Details)
Published: 2006
Issues that abused immigrant and refugee women deal with  
http://www.womanabuseprevention.com/html/communities.html
Highlights difficulties that abused immigrant and refugee women face in leaving abusive relationships, including ignorance of their own civil rights. (See Details)
Published: 1997