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The strength of links: building the Canadian Women's Health Network

Provides background information on the Canadian Women's Health Network Project and the outcomes of the Canada-wide Consultation Meeting held in Winnipeg, MB May 21-24, 1993. The outcomes of the Consulation include: decisions taken, principles and goals, who accepted responsibilities and what those responsibilities are. This report is a reference tool for organizing and strengthening the network. Section B looks at the Consultation in greater depth. It provides details about the Consultation planning, including information about the organizing committee, how participants were selected and the agenda of the meeting. This section also contains some of the discussions from the Consultation, what was said, debated and felt strongly about. Detailed proposals about the functions and possible structure of the network, membership and funding can be found in this section. The Appendices include a list of participating organizations and Coordinating Committee members, as well as brief evaluation by the Organizing Committee of what was learned in holding this event, through their own evaluation process and through the comments of participants who filled out formal evaluations.

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Published: 1994
The women's health movement in Canada: looking back and moving forward

Provides a brief history of the women's health movement in Canada, and summarizes the work that still needs to be done.

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Published: 2004
Women, health and action

Describes and discusses the impact of many determinants of women’s health such as income, employment, racism, immigration, self-esteem, nutrition, weight and body image, physical activity, disability, tobacco, the environment, and violence.

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Published: 2001
Caring for ourselves: an alternative structure for health care, report on the Vancouver Women's Health Collective
Reports on the history, philosophy and programs of the Vancouver Women's Health Collective, its successes, failures and future. Contains the following sections: Background; Methodology of this research report; Organization and philosophy of the Collective; Participation in the Collective: members, clients and funding; Daily operations; Health education; The Vancouver Women's Self-Help Clinic; Conclusions and recommendations.
Published: 1978
Health leadership: the role of the NGO community
Examines how the women's health movement has influenced women's health and health policy. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA). (See Details)
Published: 1996
Women in health leadership roles: the challenges of change
Discusses the status of women as leaders within the health system and systemic barriers to advancement for women in health leadership. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA). (See Details)
Published: 1996
Changing concepts of women's health: advocating for change
Examines the challenges and opportunities in women's health for governments, health professionals and women over the next years. Presented at the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA). (See Details)
Published: 1996
The healthsharing book: resources for Canadian women
Addresses childbearing, aging, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, fertility, sexuality, women and therapy, violence, menstruation, menopause, DES, occupational and environmental health, cancer and poverty and health.
Published: 1985
The participation experience of women's groups in regional health and social services planning in Quebec
Identifies successes and challenges in the relationships between regional coalitions of women's groups and regional health and social services boards in Quebec. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Providing reliable health information to women: the electronic environment
Explores the ways in which the Internet, with its access to credible and relevant information, can assist in empowering women to make decisions for their health. Describes the Canadian Women's Health Network's programs and services to show how we try to address the complexities of health information for women on the WWW. (See Details)
Published: 2002