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Hammer and nails project: women and housing issues: action research report

Examines gender issues of low income women looking for safe and secure housing in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Published: 2002
Count us in! Inclusion and homeless women in downtown east Toronto

Describes many of the barriers homeless and underhoused women face, and highlights their solutions for making health and social services more inclusive.

Published: 2006
The relations between homelessness & health in Canada: research lessons and priorities

Reviews the vulnerabilities and health issues (physical and mental) associated with homelessness. Identifies research gaps and opportunities and strategic directions.

Published: 2004
Health status of homeless women: an inventory of issues  
http://www.ontla.on.ca/library/repository/mon/6000/10315600.pdf

Provides an inventory of health-related issues facing homeless women in Toronto. Explores the obstacles these women encounter in accessing acute, preventative, and other kinds of health care.

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Published: 2002
On her own: young women and homelessness in Canada  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/publish/research/020327-0662318986-e.html

Explores the causes, demographics and patterns of homelessness among young women (aged 12 to 24) in Canada.

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Published: 2002
Voices: women, poverty and homelessness in Canada  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/Voices04.pdf

Traces the lives and personal stories of homeless women in Halifax, Ottawa and Vancouver.

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Published: 2004
Shared learnings on homelessness: programs, resources, and community solutions  
http://www.sharedlearnings.org/
Presents a web site with practical tools, resources and information sharing for frontline staff, managers and volunteers working to address the problem of homelessness in their communities. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Common occurrence: the impact of homelessness on women's health: phase II: community-based action research - final report
Examines the question of women and homelessness (visible and hidden) in Toronto. Demonstrates that homelessness is a women's health issue. Provides recommendations for the health care system to improve its responsiveness and effectiveness in supporting women.
Published: 2002
Women and housing in Canada: barriers to equality  
http://www.equalityrights.org/cera/docs/CERAWomenHous.htm
Discusses federal government programs and policies from the standpoint of the particular barriers facing low income women in meeting their housing needs. Situates women's homelessness within the context of women's poverty and it thus assesses not only programs and policies related to housing, but also those related to income support. Offers recommendations and presents innovative strategies through which the federal government could respond to the growing crisis of women's homelessness in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Degree of women's homelessness underestimated, study finds  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39537
Summarizes findings of a study conducted by Sistering: A Woman's Place that looked at the extent of women's homelessness. Describes "visible" and "hidden" homelessness. Highlights homelessness as a significant women's health issue that seriously impact women's emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health. Includes a list of suggestions to help improve the conditions of women's visible and hidden homelessness. (See Details)
Published: 2003