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Race, ethnicity and women's health
Examines and reports on various research projects on immigration, refugee, and African Nova Scotian women in Atlantic Canada, sponsored by ACEWH, that have initiated a critical body of policy-based research on health needs by ethnic origin. Explores the major barriers between ethnic sub-populations and good health care, including language and communication barriers, cultural barriers, and the lack of medical research and knowledge on minority women's health needs and concerns.
Published: 2002
Alone in Canada: 21 ways to make it better: a self-help guide for single newcomers (Hindi)  
http://www.camh.net/About_Addiction_Mental_Health/Mental_Health_Information/Alone_in_Canada/alone_in_canada_hindi.pdf
Covers a range of topics, in Hindi, in order to aid newcomers in learning about Canadian customs and in integrating themselves into Canadian society. (See Details)
Published: 2001
RoseNet  
http://www.rosenet-ca.org/index.htm
Provides a web site to learn about Canadian laws relating to immigrant women in abusive relationships. Includes information on abuse, how women can protect themselves, and resources in the community. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Abuse is wrong in any language (Chinese)  
http://www.justice.gc.ca/en/ps/fm/pub/abuse_is_wrong/Abuse-Chin.pdf
Provides information, in Chinese, 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
Cuidados medicos no Canada: um guia para Recem-chegados ao Ontario  
http://www.settlement.org/downloads/cuidados_medicos_no_canada.pdf
Provides a guide, in Portuguese, about the health care system in Canada for newcomers living in Toronto, Ontario. Includes a list of contacts and referrals. (See Details)
Published: 2000
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
Homelessness: immigrant women and domestic violence  
http://www.bcifv.org/resources/newsletter/2004/fall/immigrant.shtml
Examines the problems immigrant and refugee women face when attempting to leave a violence family situation. (See Details)
Published: 2004
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
Alone in Canada: 21 ways to make it better: a self-help guide for single newcomers (Korean)  
http://www.camh.net/About_Addiction_Mental_Health/Mental_Health_Information/Alone_in_Canada/alone_in_canada_korean.pdf
Covers a range of topics, in Korean, in order to aid newcomers in learning about Canadian customs and in integrating themselves into Canadian society. (See Details)
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