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Women's health and wellbeing in six Nova Scotia fishing communities  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/fishing-communities.pdf

Explores how women’s health and well-being were being affected by recent changes in fishing communities in Nova Scotia.

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Published: 2001
Social and economic stress: women's health in fishing communities  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving12.pdf

Examines how women's health and well-being are affected by the downturn in the fisheries.

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Published: 2001
Inclusive organizations: a tool for continuous improvement in health and social service agencies  
http://www.spcw.mb.ca/files/file/IWAM_FinalDoc72dpi.pdf

Provides practices that health and social service agencies and organizations can use in their efforts to meet the needs of a culturally and racially diverse population.

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Published: 2006
Exploitation in the sex trade: what can communities and agencies do together? Forum report, March 8, 2002  
http://www.spcw.mb.ca/uploaded/sextrade.pdf

Summarizes the information presented, at the Forum on Exploitation in the Sex Trade, held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 8, 2002, by the panel speakers and the ideas and comments brought forth by the individuals, agency representatives and politicians in attendance.

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Published: 2002
Social and community indicators for evaluating women's work in communities  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662650344/index_e.html

Looks at non-economic or non-financial indicators for evaluating the social profitability of work performed by women's groups in the field of human and social development of individuals and communities.

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Published: 2001
Workshop on gender, health and development: facilitator's guide  
www.paho.org/english/HDP/HDW/doc516.pdf

Provides a manudal designed for conducting a workshop on gender, health and development. Incorporates a number of different training methods and approaches. Examines the difference between sex and gender, discusses the gender approach and its particular relevance to the area of health and human development, and presents skills and methodologies to enable participants to ensure that their work in health and human development is grounded in a gender approach.

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Published: 1997
Enclosures of the mind: intellectual monopolies: a resource kit on community knowledge, biodiversity and intellectual properties

Provides a short history of intellectual property over living organisms, and includes basic information about the significance of intellectual property for rural communities - especially in the South. Includes sections on bioprospecting and biopiracy, and summarizes how the new World Trade Organisation effectively globalizes Northern concepts of intellectual property over life.

Published: 1996
Social inclusion: on the path to social development in Newfoundland and Labrador  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/policy_disc_papers/disc-series6.pdf

Identifies effective community development practices that involve citizens in planning and decision-making. Shows examples of cross-sectoral processes that involve women, children and youth, with practical guidelines that can be used by other communities to incorporate social inclusion in the Strategic Social Plan.

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Published: 2000
Social investment in New Brunswick  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/policy_disc_papers/disc-series7.pdf

Shows case studies of social investment. Discusses challenges, strengths and values of each case.

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Published: 2000
Social investment: it's time to invest in New Brunswick's children, families and communities  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/policy_disc_papers/disc-series4.pdf

Examines ways for government and communities to work together to overcome barriers excluding low-income people from social participation. Outlines social investment strategies for community, government and the private sector to enable all citizens to fulfill their potential. Argues that social investment builds a healthy economy.

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Published: 1999