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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
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
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
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
The challenge of diversity in the delivery of women's health care  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/159/4/336.pdf
Details requirements and steps to take in order to ensure that health care services are accessible to diverse populations. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 1998
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
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
Women of color
Special issue of the American Journal of Public Health: deals with issues of the health of women of colour in various papers. Reports on conference convened by Martha Hargraves in May 2001 on Eliminating health disparities among minority women. Provides overview of social embeddedness of health. Also examines areas such as future health needs of women of colour, rural health and women of colour, and research and practice issues with women of colour (including papers on cancers, Hepatitis C, HIV, mammography, mortality, and racial discrimination).
Published: 2002
Visible minority youth taking action for a healthy future: a guide for ethno-racial training trainers workshops
This pamphlet was developed from recommendations from a Canadian Centre for Women, Education and Development workshop. The objectives of the workshops are to familiarize participants with environmental health issues in an immigrant and visible minority context, to develop environmental health literacy, and to better integrate these issues into the participants’ lives and work. It contains suggestions to help create and lead workshops for school, community, and workplace groups interested in policy education and advocacy on environmental health and justice and primary prevention.
The paradox of diversity: the construction of a multicultural Canada and "women of color"
Explores the composite discourse of milticulturalism and diversity from a feminist anti-racist perspective.
Published: 2000