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Keeping Canadian values in health care symposium

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

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

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

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

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
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
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
Breaking down the barriers: helping newcomers to Canada have healthy lifestyles
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
Pathways to gender justice: a tool kit for people working in the immigrant and refugee serving sector in Canada
A tool kit that provides guiding principles for gender equity work in the immigrant and refugee serving sector, explores gender analysis in detail, offers immigrant and refugee scenarios, examines how different aspects of our identity intersect with gender, looks at key recommendations for the sector, and provides a glossary of terms. (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.