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The health needs of Somali women in the lower mainland
Provides health care practitioners with a framework for addressing Somalian women's health needs. Examines childbirth concerns, mental health, birth control and other health issues.
Published: 1997
El cuidado de la salud en Canadá: une guía para recién llegados a Ontario  
http://www.settlement.org/downloads/el_cuidado_de_la_salud_en_canada.pdf
Provides a guide, in Spanish, about the health care system in Canada for newcomers living in Toronto, Ontario. Includes a list of contacts and referrals. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Settlement experiences of Somali refugee women in Toronto  
http://ceris.metropolis.net/virtual%20library/other/israelite2/israelite2.html
Describes a qualitative research project that explores the perspectives of Somali refugee women on their resettlement in Toronto. Focuses primarily on the social and cultural aspects of resettlement. (See Details)
Published: 1999
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
Caregivers break the silence: a participatory action research on the abuse and violence, including the impact of family separati
Presents the results of participatory action research on violence against women of colour who immigrate from less economically developed countries, such as the Philippines and the Caribbean, to work in Canada under the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP). The research documents and describes abuse and violence from the perspective of women admitted to Canada under the LCP. It addresses their vulnerability to abuse and the impact of separation from their families.
Published: 2001
Alone in Canada: 21 ways to make it better: a self-help guide for single newcomers (Russian)  
http://www.camh.net/About_Addiction_Mental_Health/Mental_Health_Information/Alone_in_Canada/alone_in_canada_russian.pdf
Covers a range of topics, in Russian, in order to aid newcomers in learning about Canadian customs and in integrating themselves into Canadian society. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Culture, violence, and inequality  
http://www.harbour.sfu.ca/freda/articles/culture.htm
Examines the positive and negative perceptions of cultural difference and the real impact of inequalities for women of colour, and immigrant and refugee women from racialized communities. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Abuse is wrong in any language (Punjabi)  
http://www.justice.gc.ca/en/ps/fm/pub/abuse_is_wrong/punjabi.pdf
Provides information, in Punjabi, for immigrant women who are in abusive relationships about Canadian law, human rights, and the kind of help available for victims of abuse. (See Details)
Published: 1995
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
Immigrant women's health centre: identifying the gaps in the immigrant women's health handbook
Identifies gaps in and articulates the scope of work required to revise and update the Immigrant Women's Health Handbook, a resource published by the Immigrant Women Health Centre (IWHC).
Published: 1999