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Youth and tobacco  
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/tobaccoreduction

Identifies key lessons that have been drawn from the work completed on this topic, and profiles a few of the many community-based projects and local and national resources developed under the TDRS.

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Published: 1999
Getting tough on kids: young offenders and the "law and order agenda"  
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/manitoba/MalleaYOA.pdf

Examines statistics and literature in an attempt to dispel the myths of youth crime. Briefly analyses the situation of Aboriginal youth, youth "gangs", and girls - all of which have been singled out as especially bad or dangerous. It concludes that public concerns about these groups, although not to be dismissed, have been seriously exaggerated. Describes some of the alternatives to the Canadian style of justice system which have been successful elsewhere, as well as mentionning a few styles which have been failures. (See Details)

Published: 1999
The opportunity of adolescence: the health sector contribution  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/childhood-youth/

Provides extensive information about the specific health issues for adolescents. Using the determinants of health framework, describes the current health status for adolescents and identifies areas where certain youth have greater needs for information and support. Considers the importance of gender, ethnic and cultural differences in adolescent development and behaviours. Identifies opportunities for the health sector to take action to promote the healthy development of adolescents, building on the health sector's previous investments in early child development.

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Published: 2000
The journey begins  
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/hiv_aids/youth/journey/

Explores the issues of gender and sexual identity. Discusses relationships, sex, and HIV/AIDS. Describes how to communicate with family and friends about being gay. Makes suggestions on how to find more information on gender and sexual identity.

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Published: 2000
The progress of Canada's children 1998 - focus on youth  
www.ccsd.ca

Presents a wealth of data and information about children and youth used to monitor the well-being of Canadian children, youth and families. The report is organized into two main sections. The first section assesses important inputs into child and youth well-being such as economic security, physical safety and community resources. The second section reviews how children and youth are faring by assessing outcomes such as learning acheivements, health status, and youth employment.

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Published: 1998
A cappella north 2  
www.icah.ca/content/en/resources/detail/index.php?rid=63830&type=19

Reports on a survey conducted that explored the lives of young women living in Yukon. Examines such questions as alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, First Nations youth, education, active living and health, and equality.

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Published: 2002
I think I might be a lesbian... now what do I do? A brochure for young women  
www.ncf.ca/ip/sigs/life/gay/youth/youthw.faq

Provides information and support to young women who may be coming to terms with their sexuality through the words and experiences of lesbian youth. (MS Word)

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Published: 2001
Cigarette smoking and young women's presentation of self  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hecs-sesc/tobacco/pdf/youngpresenattion.pdf

Explores the role and impact of smoking on self-presentation behaviours of young women, particularly in there relation to body image and self-conception.

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Published: 2000
Measuring up: a Health Canada surveillance update on Canadian children and youth  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/meas-haut/

Presents a collection of a limited number of important child health outcomes from various surveillance programs, according to the following categories: infant health, childhood cancer, vaccine-preventable diseases, respiratory health, child injury, and HIV and sexual health.

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Published: 1999
Mind the sex gap: bridging sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention for young heterosexual males  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/buddyStudy.pdf

Explores young men's perceptions of sexual behaviours, roles, and responsibilities, and pinpoints obstacles and gaps in their sexual health decision-making. Provides a list of recommendations to policy makers and sexual health practitioners for improving HIV/AIDS prevention services for young men and women.

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Published: 2004