Search Resources (English): Community programs

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Taking action: mobilizing communities to provide recreation for women on low incomes

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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
Hepatitis C in Canada: analysis of community- and national-level initiatives: environmental scan - October 1999 to February 2000
Determines the activities and initiatives being undertaken prior to the 1999/2000 inception of the Hepatitis C Prevention, Support and Research Program (HCPSRP), so that it can be used as a benchmark in the overall evaluation of the HCPSRP. Contains the results for data collection at two levels: (1) Community-level projects/initiatives, and (2) National-level organizations. Published in French under the title: L'hépatite C au Canada : analyse des initiatives communautaires et nationales : analyse de la conjoncture - octobre 1999 à février 2000 : résumé.
Published: 2000
Best bets: body image programs overview
Discusses the relationship between body image, self esteem and mental health. Suggests programs that can assist adolescents and all community members increase body satisfaction. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Why having a national home care program is a women's issue
Debates how the burden of home care, while becoming an incresing concern for governments, health care providers, family members and individuals who need such care, rests especially on women, who give and receive the vast majority of home care. (See Details)
Published: 2002