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Creating homes for healthy living: a comparison of housing models for women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol4no2EN.pdf

Briefly reports on a research project that studied the effects of changing housing policies on the health of women.

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Published: 2005
Taking action: mobilizing communities to provide recreation for women on low incomes  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol4no2EN.pdf

Reports on a research project that studied the factors that influence whether action is taken in a community to increase poor women's access to community recreation.

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Published: 2005
Women, income and health in Manitoba: an overview and ideas for action  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/resources/women_poverty/wih-report.pdf

Explores the relationship between the health of Manitoba women and their socio-economic status. Describes income distribution and poverty in Canada and Manitoba, as well as some of the key health services issues for low-income women. Provides a summary of the literature on the relationship between income and health. Presents ideas for interventions in public policy that will improve the health of Manitoba women living in poverty.

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Published: 2002
Women need safe, stable, affordable housing: a study of social housing, private rental housing and co-op housing in Winnipeg  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/housing.pdf

Documents the effects of different housing policies on Winnipeg women's health and well being, economic security, and skills.

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Published: 2004
Women's poverty in cities  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/povertyEN.pdf

Provides a sketch of poverty with some figures and a discussion of its measurement. Discusses the discriminatory economic and social policy changes in the country that violate women’s social and economic rights.

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Published: 2005
Assessing the impact of social policy reform on women's health  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving19.pdf

Summarizes the results of a research project that examined the impact of changes in social policy on the health of single mothers.

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Published: 2001
The stories of women living with depression project  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving8.pdf

Provides summary findings of a research project examining the recovery and coping skills of low-income women at risk or experiecing depression.

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Published: 2000
Hammer and nails project: women and housing issues: action research report

Examines gender issues of low income women looking for safe and secure housing in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Published: 2002
Count us in! Inclusion and homeless women in downtown east Toronto

Describes many of the barriers homeless and underhoused women face, and highlights their solutions for making health and social services more inclusive.

Published: 2006
Cancer professionals' views on the financial issues of lower-income women with breast cancer  
http://www.obcep.ca/files/JGoldFinancesRpt2.pdf

Studies the barriers and strategies associated with connecting low-income women with breast cancer to financial resources.

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Published: 2005