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Taking action: mobilizing communities to provide recreation for women on low incomes  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol4no2EN.pdf

Reports on a research project that studied the factors that influence whether action is taken in a community to increase poor women's access to community recreation.

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Published: 2005
Women and community safety: a resource book on planning for safer communities  
http://www.saferfutures.org/pdf/01%20Safer_Eng_intro.pdf

Explores the process of developing an initiative using the Safety Audit as a tool for local governemtns and women's groups working together for change. Also includes exercises, tips, and strategies for success, as well as as references.

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Published: 2002
Building inclusive communities tip tool: how to ensure that your organization includes everyone...  
http://www.whiwh.com/BIC_tips.pdf

Provides organizations and community groups with information about disability-related access and cultural accommodations to assist with the development of programs, strategies, outreach initiatives and the delivery of events that are welcoming and inclusive of ethnoracial people with disabilities.

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Published: 2003
Federally sentenced women on conditional release: a survey of community supervisors  
http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/text/prgrm/fsw/fsw29/toce-eng.shtml

Explores services needed and used by Federally Sentenced Women (FSW)once released into the community. Survey information was gathered from community supervisors concerning several aspects of the FSW's life in the community including community supervision process, programs/services which currently exist and are being used by FSW such as substance abuse programs or anger management classes, and community program/services which are recommended for FSW in the future. Existing programs were examined for variety, type, funding and utilization of these programs. Concludes with recommendations for programming based on survey findings.

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Published: 1995
Rural women and substance use: issues and implications for programming  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hecs-sesc/cds/pdf/rural_e.pdf

Explores the life circumstances of rural women and issues related to rural living and women's problematic use of alcohol, tobacco, medications, and illegal drugs. Examines related programs for these women and suggests solutions for overcoming barriers to programming in rural settings. Provides a list of resource materials and contacts for health and social services providers.

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Published: 1996
Report from Working Together: a national workshop for action on women and substance abuse  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hecs-sesc/cds/pdf/woman_e.pdf

Summarizes the work done at Working Together: A National Workshop for Action on Women and Substance Use, held in Ottawa from February 22 to 24, 1994. Presents knowledge and information about issues and strategies related to women and substance use, misuse and abuse in Canada.

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Published: 1994
Taking action: mobilizing communities to provide recreation for women on low incomes  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/taking-action.pdf

Presents guidelines emerging from The Kamloops Women’s Action Project designed to address health needs of women living below the poverty line by encouraging involvement in community recreation.

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Published: 2001
Developing support programmes in rural and under-served areas  
http://www.nedic.ca/knowthefacts/documents/Developingsupportgroupsinruralandunder-servedareas.pdf
Describes the steps undertaken to create a body image resource centre in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Provides recommendations for creating support programs. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Services for people with disabilities: a Yukon guide book
Provides contact and services offered information for organizations and service providers offering some program or service specific to people with disabilities. Lists information under following broad categories: Children's services; Education; Employment services; Health services; Housing; Recreation; Service organizations; Suppliers (equipment, etc.); Support organizations; Transportation services; and, Youth services.
Published: 2003
Northern links: recreational connection for rural, remote and Aboriginal communities  
http://www.northernlinks.org/
Offers a web site with specialized support to sport and recreation professionals in Canada's northern, rural and remote communities. (See Details)