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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
Solutions that work: fighting poverty in Winnipeg
Looks at poverty in Winnipeg from different perspectives, and produces a layered and textured analysis focusing on solutions to poverty.
Published: 2000
Gender dimensions of user fees: implications for women's utilization of health care  
http://www.genderhealth.org/pubs/NandaUserFeesNov2002.pdf
Looks at the implications of user fees for women's utilization of health care services, based on selected studies in Africa. (See Details)
Published: 2002
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
"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
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