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Keeping Canadian values in health care symposium  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving9.pdf

Provides a synopsis of the major highlights and recommendations forwarded during a symposium examining the multicultural health services in Nova Scotia.

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Published: 2000
Canadian Council for Refugees: gender-based analysis of settlement  
http://ccrweb.ca/GBAresearch.pdf

Discusses the importance of gender-based analysis within the settlement sector, including in issues of health, education, sexuality, employment, and family relations.

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Published: 2006
Language barriers in access to health care  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/pubs/acces/2001-lang-acces/index-eng.php

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of current research describing the impact of language barriers on health care access and quality of care, and the role that language access programs can play in addressing these barriers. While the review includes studies done in other countries, this report aims to provide an analysis of the research evidence from a Canadian perspective. (See Details)

Published: 2001
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
Keeping Canadian values in health care: inclusion, diversity and social justice in health: newcomers from Kosovo  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/keeping-canadian.pdf

Identifies barriers to inclusion, diversity and social justice in health care services for newcomers. Discusses multicultural health policy based on diversity and inclusion.

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Published: 1999
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
Pan-Canadian sector council & immigrant dialogue: barriers affecting the integration of non-regulated occupation immigrants into  
http://www.savie.qc.ca/ccocde/an/Recherche/Rapports/DialogueFinalReportEn.pdf
Identifies and measures specific issues and barriers preventing the integration of non-regulated occupation immigrants and refugees into the Canadian workforce. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Visible minority youth taking action for a healthy future: a guide for ethno-racial training trainers workshops
This pamphlet was developed from recommendations from a Canadian Centre for Women, Education and Development workshop. The objectives of the workshops are to familiarize participants with environmental health issues in an immigrant and visible minority context, to develop environmental health literacy, and to better integrate these issues into the participants’ lives and work. It contains suggestions to help create and lead workshops for school, community, and workplace groups interested in policy education and advocacy on environmental health and justice and primary prevention.
Breaking down the barriers: helping newcomers to Canada have healthy lifestyles  
http://www.canadian-health-network.ca/servlet/ContentServer?cid=1150201470326&pagename=CHN-RCS/CHNResource/CHNResourcePageTemplate&c=CHNResource&NL=20060701en
Points out the special health care access needs experienced by those new to Canada. Describes services provided by clinics focusing on immigrant, refugee, and cross-cultural health care. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Clinical management of survivors of rape: a guide to the development of protocols for use in refugee and internally displaced pe  
http://rhrc.org/pdf/cmrs.pdf
Describes best practices in clinical management of women, men and children who have been raped. Intended for use by qualified health care providers (health coordinators, medical doctors, clinical officers, midwives and nurses). Takes into account national policies and practices, and availability of materials and drugs. (See Details)
Published: 2002