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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
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
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)
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
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