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Social justice is good for our hearts: why societal factors, not lifestyles, are major causes of heart disease in Canada and els  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/resources/heart_health/justice2.pdf

Outlines the role that income and its distribution play in the incidence of cardiovascular disease.

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Published: 2002
Assessing the impact of social policy reform on women's health  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving19.pdf

Summarizes the results of a research project that examined the impact of changes in social policy on the health of single mothers.

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Published: 2001
Women's charity audit best practices handbook  
http://pacificcoast.net/~swag/WCABcontents.htm

Document women's experiences at local charities and provides recommendations on how to make charities more women friendly.

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Published: 2004
Policies of exclusion, poverty and health: stories from the front. Project report: phase 1: the issues  
http://www.scribd.com/doc/13497994/WISE-Reports-Issues-Recommendations

Examines long- and short-term predicators that forecasted future poverty. Also looks at the effects caused by conditions of poverty. Written in the first person.

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Published: 2004
Rags and riches: wealth inequality in Canada  
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/index.cfm?act=news&do=Article&call=418&pA=4B59033D&type=

Analyzes statistical data regarding wealth distribution in Canada. Demonstrates that there exists a persistant inequality in the distribution of wealth. Stresses that lone-parent families headed by women were the poorest of all families in Canada in terms of their wealth,just as lone-parent families headed by women are among the poorest families year after year in terms of their current incomes.

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Published: 2002
If low-income women of colour counted in Toronto  
http://www.socialplanningtoronto.org/Research%20&%20Policy%20Updates/Low%20Income%20Women%20of%20Colour%20Aug03.pdf
Finds that low-income women of colour in Toronto are isolated, overworked, subject to racism and discrimination, and chronically poor. Provides recommendations and stratefies to effect positive change. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Home sweet home? The impact of poor housing on health
Looks at the impact poor housing has on health, focusing on three main areas: housing deprivation impacts on overall health; the link between overcrowding and respiratory and infectious disease; and, housing deprivation and health in the context of other possible influences on health.
Published: 1999
Leisure access: enhancing recreation opportunities for those living in poverty. A workbook prepared for the BC Health Research F  
http://www.lin.ca/resource/html/al023%5B0%5D.htm
Examines ways to enhance recreation service provision for women living in poverty. (See Details)
Published: 1998
"If welfare owns you, you can't do nothing": life on social assistance in New Brunswick  
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Life_on_Social_Assistance_in_New_Brunswick.pdf
Details the reality of Francophone social assistance recipients in New Brunswick. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Improving the health of Canadians 2004  
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_39_E&cw_topic=39&cw_rel=AR_322_E
Focuses on why some Canadians are healthy and others are not and underscores some of the choices communities face in creating more equal opportunities for good health. (See Details)
Published: 2004