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Intersectional feminist frameworks: an emerging vision  
http://www.oaith.ca/assets/files/Publications/Intersectional%20Feminist%20Frameworks_CRIAW_e.pdf

Explores and discusses the contributions of intersectional feminist frameworks (IFFs) to alternative approaches to re-envisioning policy change and advocacy.

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Published: 2006
Steps toward a credible and inclusive public policy process: women in public policy project  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/wipp-steps.pdf

Presents an assessment tool intended to help identify the elements that need to be in place or be recognized for community-based equality seeking groups, researchers and governments to work together on public policy development, implementation and reform. Provides an overview of what women involved with community-based equality seeking groups are looking for when they speak of community invovlement in public policy development, implementation and reform.

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Published: 2000
Policy options to support dependent care: the tax/transfer system  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/policyOptions.pdf

Examines measures available through Canada’s tax and transfer system to support caregiving work.

The Healthy Balance Research program worked to: examine the relationship among unpaid caregiving work (performed on its own or in combination with paid work), empowerment and health status; foster "uptake" of new ideas and practices in policies; promote innovation in programs and health-service delivery that reflects new insights into the values and expectations brought to caregiving and paid work; and, strengthen research capacity in Atlantic Canada by recruiting and retaining health researchers. It was a collaboration between the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (ACEWH), Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (NSACSW).

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Published: 2004
Towards social and economic inclusion: breaking the cycle of poverty in Atlantic Canada  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving16.pdf

Examines the impacts of social and economic exclusion of women and children and how inclusive public policies can lead to social inclusion.

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Published: 2001
Genomics, health and society: emerging issues for public policy  
http://www.policyresearch.gc.ca/doclib/genomicbook_e.pdf

Looks at issues that will need to be addressed for us to reap the potentially tremendous health and economic benefits that genomics promises, while managing the associated risks. Deals with a range of topics, including genetic medicine and privacy, issues of intellectual property, and implications for the developing world.

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Published: 2003
Public policy toolkit

Works to contribute to the capacity of women's equality-seeking organizations to participate in the federal public policy process.

Published: 2003
Work-life balance

Explores the topic of work-life balance and its related consequences. Speaks to the causes and outcomes of time-stress felt, including gender roles and the changing family, declining fertility rates, informal caregivers and, lifetime labour transitions. PDF required.

Published: 2006
Housing policy options for women living in urban poverty: an action research project in three Canadian cities  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0660613417/index_e.html

Documents the housing concerns of women who live on low incomes in Victoria, Regina and Saint John, and proposes options for urban policy makers to consider in addressing these concerns.

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Published: 2001
Women's movements and state feminism: integrating diversity into public policy  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662657756/index_e.html

Examines the relationship between women's movements and state feminism in order to explore the opportunities and constraints for integrating diversity questions into public policy making.

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Published: 2001
Lessons from the field: policy makers and gender-based analysis tools in Canada  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/DiscSeries3e.pdf

Studies the development and uptake of the federal government's policy to conduct gender-based analysis on all its policies and legislation.

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Published: 1998