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Experiences of immigrant and refugee women in Quebec with the health care system  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/ bulletin-vol1no1EN.pdf

Examines the health experiences of immigrant and refugee women and looks at whether they are receiving adequate and appropriate care from the Canadian health care system.

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Published: 2000
Advancing policy and research responses to immigrant and refugee women's health in Canada  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/en/resources/im-ref_health/immigration.html

Presents an overview of Canadian research on immigrant and refugee women's health. Suggests next steps to advance a dialogue in policy and research development on immigrant and refugee women's health.

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Published: 2001
Gender based violence bibliography

Provides a web-based bibliography to improve international and local capacity to address GBV among refugee and internally displaced populations.

Immigrant and refugee women  
http://www.criaw-icref.ca/factSheets/quick_e.htm

Examines how Canadian immigration policy can affect women differently. Explores stereotypes often surrounding immigrant and refugee women. Looks at health risks, violence issues, and problems of global trafficking of women. This link takes you to the fact sheet site and you can scroll down and open the text only or use a PDF reader.

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Published: 2003
Immigrant women and substance use: current issues, programs and recommendations  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/whsr-rssf/pdf/WHSR_Chap_7_e.pdf

Examines immigrant, refugee, ethnic and racial minority women's health promotion needs in relation to substance use. Also discusses barriers and issues these women face in accessing substance use health services.

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Published: 1996
The health of immigrants and refugees in Canada  
http://journal.cpha.ca/index.php/cjph/article/view/1494/1683

Examines health status issues, as well as health care delivery policies and procedures, for immigrant and refugees in Canada. Identifies gaps in research.

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Published: 2004
If low-income women of colour counted in Toronto  
http://www.socialplanningtoronto.org/Research%20&%20Policy%20Updates/Low%20Income%20Women%20of%20Colour%20Aug03.pdf
Finds that low-income women of colour in Toronto are isolated, overworked, subject to racism and discrimination, and chronically poor. Provides recommendations and stratefies to effect positive change. (See Details)
Published: 2003
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
Women, diversity and access to health care in Atlantic Canada: a preliminary perspective  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39607
Examines the knowledge gap in the Atlantic Region about accessibility of health care for disadvantaged sub-populations in general and women in particular. (See Details)
Published: 2001
The true name of her condition  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/en/publications/RB/v4n1/page5.shtml
Examines post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurance and effects on immigrant and refugee women in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. (See Details)
Published: 2003