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Gender matters: understanding the emotional and social support needs of women with HIV/AIDS  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no2EN.pdf

Reports on a study that is examining the HIV-positive women's emotional and social support needs.

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Published: 2006
Fostering social support for women living with serious mental illness  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no1EN.pdf

Discusses research that looked at the social support networks for women with schizophrenia.

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Published: 2006
Always on-call: the health of informal caregivers for seniors  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol3no1EN.pdf

Discusses the findings of a research study that examined caregivers' experiences of caregiving and the factors that affect their health and their ability to manage caregiving along with their paid work and other responsibilities.

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Published: 2002
Social support  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/sites/default/files/images/wellness3.pdf

Provides information on how social support can enhance your life, how to give and receive it, and how to know when it's time to make changes to your support network. PDF required to read.

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Published: 2004
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's economic justice project: an examination of how women would benefit from a guaranteed livable income  
http://pacificcoast.net/%7Eswag/WomensEconomicJusticeReport.pdf

Documents discussions that formed a sort of grassroots women's think tank to examine the benefits, particularly to women, of a Guaranteed Livable Income.

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Published: 2006
She stands alone: a review of the recent literature on women and social support  
http://www.pwhce.ca/pdf/weber.pdf
Provides an overview of social support research, representing both traditional and feminist perspectives, the impacts of gender research, and an introduction to social support research on specific women's issues. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Women and social reform  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/armstrong.pdf
Reviews the origins of current principles and practices of social reform, their impact on federal and provincial reform of programs and services, and the ways these social reforms alter women’s opportunities for well being. (See Details)
Published: 1999
An exploration of the health-related impacts of the erosion of agriculturally focussed support programs for farm women in Saskat
This report is an examination of agriculturally focused support programs for farm women. It explores, using qualitative methods, the self-reported health-related effects of participating in these programs, along with the effects when the programs were eliminated. Through interviews with eleven farm women, numerous health-related benefits of participating in programs or projects were described and negative health-effects were shared when participation in the programs or projects was no longer possible through lack of funding. The women discussed what they thought was needed in terms of agriculturally focused support programs and this is summarized as recommendations in the report.
Published: 2000
Staying well together: social support and well-being among lesbian couples in Manitoba: executive summary  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/staying-well-together.pdf
Examines experiences of health and social support among some lesbian couples in Manitoba to gain an understanding of their experiences coping with an illness or disability, and the social support in their lives. (See Details)
Published: 1999