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Women's poverty, women's health: the role of access to justice  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/womens-poverty-toc.pdf

Addresses the role of access to justice in responding to women's increased poverty and reduced health resulting from government restructuring. Considers the interrelationship of social assistance and justice, examining selected services accessed by poor women, the changes effected as part of government restructuring in recent years, their impact on women's health, and the potential in legal responses.

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Published: 2001
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
Challenging heterosexism: towards non-heterosexist policy and regulation in health and social security agencies  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/fact_sheets/moving11.pdf

Summarizes research findings. Examines heterosexism and its impact on lesbians in rural Newfoundland.

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Published: 2000
Including Black women in health and social policy development: winning over addictions  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving13.pdf

Examines how policies impact on the experiences of Black Nova Scotians women recovering from drug addiction and involved with child welfare agencies.

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Published: 2001
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
Women and the equality deficit: the impact of restructuring Canada's social programs  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662267672/index_e.html

Examines whether Bill C-76 complies with Canada's commitments to women's equality as expressed in domestic and international human rights instruments.

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Published: 1998
Who will be responsible for providing care? The impact of the shift to ambulatory care and of social economy policies on Quebec   
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662635086/index_e.html

Documents and analyzes the impact on women of the shift toward ambulatory care and the social economy measures currently being implemented throughout Quebec.

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Published: 1998
Left in the cold: women, health and the demise of social housing policies  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/leftCold.pdf

Details housing policies and their effect on women's health and their experiences with living in or have lived in sub-standard housing.

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Published: 2001
Single mothers: surviving below the poverty line. Assessing the impact of social policy reform on women's health (Prince Edward  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/single-mothers.pdf

Assesses the impact of social policy changes on the health of single mothers on Social Assistance, many with significant health problems directly related to deprivation and stress. Includes recommendations identified by study participants to improve their lives and health.

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Published: 1999
Including Black women in health and social policy development: winning over addictions: empowering Black mothers with addictions  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/triple-jeopardy.pdf

Explores the impact of addiction on the lives of Black mothers involved with child welfare agencies and examines systemic barriers to successful intervention.

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Published: 2001