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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
Survival strategies: women on employment support & income assistance (ESIA) in Nova Scotia provide their key recommendations for  
http://www.womenscentre.ca/pdfs/reports/Survival%20Strategies%20Report.pdf
Examines the experiences of women living in poverty and the ways current ESIA policies are impacting their daily lives. Details their priorities for change. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Woman abuse and Ontario Works in a rural community: rural women speak about their experiences with Ontario Works: final report  
http://www.wthuron.ca/pdfs/AbuseOWfinal.pdf
Collects recollections provided by abused women on their experiences with Ontario Works, a work-fare program. Presents their priorities and recommendations for improvement. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Struggling to survive: women on employment support and income assistance (ESIA) in Nova Scotia provide their priority areas for   
http://www.womenscentre.ca/pdfs/reports/StrugglingtoSurvive.pdf
Outlines priority areas identified by women living in poverty to help them gain meaningful employment, provide for their families, and live a life independent of the ESIA. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Welfare incomes 2005  
http://www.ncwcnbes.net/htmdocument/reportWelfareIncomes2005/WI2005ENG.pdf
Estimates welfare incomes for 4 types of households: single employable person; single person with disability; lone parent with a two-year-old child; and, two-parent family with 2 children aged 10 and 15. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Are wage supplements the answer to the problems of the working poor?  
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/documents/National_Office_Pubs/2006/Wage_Supplements.pdf
Examines different recommendations and finds wage supplements can play useful supporting roles in assisting the working poor, but should not be seen as the centerpiece of a new social architecture. (See Details)
Published: 2006
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