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People with disabilities falling between the cracks  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/disabilities/falling.html
Summarizes research findings that show many Canadians with disabilities are failing to get the medication or medical attention they need. Provides access to full findings. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Daryeelka caafimaadka Kanada: tusara dadka ku cusub Ontario  
http://www.settlement.org/downloads/daryeelka_caafimaadk_kanada.pdf
Provides a guide, in Somali, about the health care system in Canada for newcomers living in Toronto, Ontario. Includes a list of contacts and referrals. (See Details)
Published: 2000
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
Improving access to emergency contraception: must be affordable and easily available to all women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39487
Argues for access to emergency contraception without pharmacist intervention. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Allow midwives to participate as full members of the healthcare team  
http://www.chsrf.ca/mythbusters/pdf/boost6_e.pdf
Provides evidence-based arguments for midwives as safe and effective caregivers for women with low-risk pregnancies. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Persons with disabilities and the Medical Expense Tax credit, difficulties with local transit, and children with special needs a  
http://www.ccsd.ca/drip/research/dis12/dis12.pdf
Provides statistics on the medical expense tax credit and medication for persons with disabilities, as well as statistics on difficulties that persons with disabilities experience with local transit. Presents information on children with special needs and their school experiences. (See Details)
Published: 2003
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
International trade agreements and women's access to healthcare
Describes the uprising difficulties due to the creation of the International Trade Agreement and its effect on women's access to healthcare. Details the effects of poverty and being unable to attain affordable, good quality medicines and healthcare.
Published: 2002
Gender dimensions of user fees: implications for women's utilization of health care  
http://www.genderhealth.org/pubs/NandaUserFeesNov2002.pdf
Looks at the implications of user fees for women's utilization of health care services, based on selected studies in Africa. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Access to health care services in Canada: January to December 2005  
http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-575-XIE/82-575-XIE2006002.pdf
Provides results on patients' experiences waiting for care in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 2006