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Celebrating diversity, respecting differences
Discusses how different stereotypes serve to oppress individuals. Focuses on sexism, racism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism and classism as examples of how oppression occurs. Concludes with a list of community resources that can be used to fight oppression. Handbook aimed at the general public.
Published: 2000
New guidelines on human research push equality & diversity to the margins  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39835
Arugues that new Canadian guidelines created to ensure that publicly funded health research is strongly rooted in ethics may not be so ethical after all. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Women, diversity and access to health care in Atlantic Canada: a preliminary perspective  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39607
Examines the knowledge gap in the Atlantic Region about accessibility of health care for disadvantaged sub-populations in general and women in particular. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Aspects of women's health from a minority/diversity perspective  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/pubs/women-femmes/can-usa/can-back-promo_14_e.html
Discusses the health issues that have a unique impact on the life chances of immigrant, racial minority and refugee women in Canada. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA). (See Details)
Published: 1996
The toolbox: culturally competent organisations, services and care pathways
Explores the characteristics and structures that combine to form a culturally competent organization, service or care pathway. Contains: an introduction to the toolbox including a review of the literature on Culturally Competent Services; a report of the process involved in developing the toolkit that outlines how the perceptions of professionals and communities towards cultural competency have been researched, and a collection of file dividers that point to the useful national and local documents conerned with ethnicity and cultural competency one needs to have access to e.g. local strategy on ethnicity, local and national ethnic monitoring data, and a summary of the MacPherson Report.
Published: 2000
Celebrating our cultural diversity  
http://www.canadian-health-network.ca/servlet/ContentServer?cid=1070025027046&pagename=CHN-RCS%2FCHNResource%2FCHNResourcePageTemplate&c=CHNResource
Provides current immigration statistical information. Contends that multi-culturalism brings a strength and uniqueness to Canadian society. Includes a list of ethnic and religious holidays and festivals. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Looking for change: documentation of national women's organizations working towards inclusion and diversity
Documents the struggles associated with inclusion and diversity within national women's groups. Examines how organizational structures facilitate or hinder inclusion and diversity with the intention of reflecting on organizational structures and change rather than on the evaluation of these structures. Data was gathered through interviews which were carried out with twelve national women's organizations. An open-ended interview schedule was developed and used in all of the interviews. In addition to participating in the interview, the groups provided written information such as by-laws, constitutions, newsletters and policies on issues of inclusion and diversity. This report exclusively addresses movement and achievement in relation to inclusion of diverse groups of women who differ from the 'mainstream' or dominant group in terms of their sexual orientation, ability, official language, race and class. Having found no apparent relation between organizational structure and degree of diversity and inclusion, the researchers applied various other frameworks to the question. They conclude that creating conditions which might lead to greater inclusion and diversity is within the reach of many national women's organizations. A number of recommendations are provided at the end of the report. Although this project was limited to national women's organizations its application is much wider. Groups working on various issues and at various levels will find the report useful.
Published: 1996
Race, ethnicity and women's health
Examines and reports on various research projects on immigration, refugee, and African Nova Scotian women in Atlantic Canada, sponsored by ACEWH, that have initiated a critical body of policy-based research on health needs by ethnic origin. Explores the major barriers between ethnic sub-populations and good health care, including language and communication barriers, cultural barriers, and the lack of medical research and knowledge on minority women's health needs and concerns.
Published: 2002
Changing institutional agendas in health care  
http://www.harbour.sfu.ca/freda/articles/barrier.htm
Focuses on the issues of inclusion, diversity, and social justice in the health care system. Argues that the current health care system is deeply gendered, raced, and classed. Highlights the impact of violence and racism on health and well-being and compares different models of culturally appropriate health care services. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Leadership in diversity planning: Vancouver/Richmond Health Board  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39606
Summarizes the goals and content of the Vancouver/Richmond Health Board's document, "Framework for Diversity." (See Details)
Published: 2001