Search Resources (English): Government policy

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Losing ground: the effects of government cutbacks on women in British Columbia, 2001-2005

Focuses on the impact that government legislation and policy decisions are having on women in British Colubia. PDF required to read.

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Published: 2005
The Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada

Presents an overview of the funding and program components of the Federal Initiative. Outlines the history of Canada's HIV/AIDS strategy and the need for a new initiative to address the root causes of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Canada.

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Published: 2004
The impact of relationship recognition on lesbian women in Canada: still separate and only somewhat "equivalent"

Evaluates how the fact of relationship recognition affects lesbian and gay couples in terms of their legal, economic and social status.

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Published: 2001
Women's economic independence and security: a federal/provincial/territorial strategic framework

Presents a strategic framework for Canadian ministers responsible for the status of women to create policies that would improve economic gender equality.

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Published: 2001
First Nations women, governance and the Indian Act: a collection of policy research reports

Contains a collection of policy research reports on the effects of the Indian Act on women's roles in First Nations governments.

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Published: 2001
Women and the economy: long-term policy research issues

Discusses how long-term policy research questions relating to women and the economy must recognize the interconnection between social, economic and political developments.

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Published: 1997
Farm women and Canadian agricultural policy
Documents critical issues that rural women and girls believe need to be fully integrated into Canadian agricultural policy. (See Details)
Published: 2006
U.S. follow-up to the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women
Outlines the U.S. government's commitment, under the Clinton administration, to implement the recommendations in the Platform for Action adopted at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. (See Details)
Published: 1996
Grassroots organizations play an instrumental role in government accountability and contribute to healthy public policies: Statu
Regarding the recent cuts to Status of Women Canada, the author discusses how grassroots women's organizations across the country fulfill an essential democratic process and function as an accountability mechanism to government. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Agenda for action: policy directions for children with disabilities and families
Response to the federal and provincial/territorial government's National Children's Agenda(NCA). Concern arose because attempts at creating the NCA did not properly address the circumstances of children with disabilies. Presents research findings and policy direction developed by the Roehler Institute that responds to these concerns. Suggests the NCA needs more specific policy goals, and suggests guidelines for future NCA policy development.
Published: 2000