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Don't we count as people? Saskatchewan social welfare policy and women's health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol4no2EN.pdf

Reports on a research project that explored how women's health is affected by the policies governing social assistance benefits in Saskatchewan.

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Published: 2005
Strengthening the Canada Social Transfer

Argues that new ways of ensuring that social programs comply with human rights norms, including appropriate accountability mechanisms, are needed.

Published: 2006
Women and poverty  
www.criaw-icref.ca/factSheets/Women%20and%20Poverty/Poverty%20Fact%20sheet_e.htm

Discusses issues relating to women and poverty including who is at risk of poverty, why women's incomes are lower than men's, and the effects of the poverty of women on society.

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Published: 2005
Don't we count as people? Saskatchewan social welfare policy and women's health  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/dontWeCount.pdf
Explores how women's health is affected by the policies governing the delivery of benefits under the Saskatchewan Assistance Act. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Walking on eggshells: abused women's experiences of Ontario's welfare system  
http://www.oaith.ca/pdf/Walking_on_Eggshells.pdf
Examines the experiences of women who leave abusive relationships and turn to welfare to seek refuge and support. Reports that these women's experiences with the welfare systen in Ontario have been profoundly negative. Provides recommendations to improve the system. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Surviving on hope is not enough: women's health, poverty, justice and income support in Manitoba  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/survivingOnHope.pdf
Examines how Manitoba and local policies concerning income support programs affect women's health. Presents recommendations for change based on the difficulties women in this research experienced. (See Details)
Published: 2004
No car, no radio, no liquor permit: the moral regulation of single mothers in Ontario, 1920-1997
Examines the history of single mothers on welfare in Ontario. Shows how single mothers throughout history have opened their homes and their lives to intrusive investigations to prove themselves financially and morally worthy.
Published: 1998
Surviving on hope is not enough: women's health, poverty, justice and income support in Manitoba (large print version)  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/survivingOnHopeLP.pdf
Examines how Manitoban policies concerning income support programs affect women's health. Presents recommendations for change based on the difficultires women in this research experienced. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Women's work is never done: comparative studies in care-giving, employment, and social policy reform
Examines the status of women as the main recipients of welfare and as providers of paid and unpaid care.
Published: 2002
Two hundred and forty-four voices: Manitobans with disabilities share their views on income assistance and employment
Reflects the feedback, and suggestions, from the 244 participants who attended eleven community consultation meetings on the issues raised, and suggestions for change presented, in the research document entitled Employment Solutions. The document was a short summary of the eight recommendations to come out of research into how the provincial Income Assistance Program enables people with disabilities to train for, and find work. The present report incorporates additional recommendations of the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities' Income Security Committee and the MLPD's Provincial Council on the changes required to improve the provincial Income Assistance Program to better support Manitobans with disabilities to prepare for, and find, meaningful employment opportunities.
Published: 2000