Search Resources (English): Single parents

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Single motherhood and mental health: implications for primary prevention
Looks at research showing that single motherhood is associated with increased rates of affective disorder, poverty, and utilization of mental health services. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Income instability of lone parents, singles, and two-parent families in Canada 1984 to 2004
Examines income instability of lone parents, singles and two-parent families in Canada in the past two decades using tax data. Discusses whether there has been a widespread increase in earnings instability among lone parents (especially lone mothers. (See Details)
Published: 2007
Final report for the "Talking Bridge" project "Gaagi Dom Gak Azchigan": a health innovation initiative administered by the Sault
The "Talking Bridge" project was initiatied in response to an identified gap in services in urban Aboriginal health care programs; specifically, it addressed single parent families who lacked emotional support in their everyday life in situations such as medical operations, childbirth, mental health, addictions, socialization, health awareness, cultural awareness, financial stresses, physical and sexual abuse, and peer support. The project targeted other areas in need of support other than single parents. They were elders, men, youth, and women with no children. This report describes the activites of the project since funding was provided by the Ontario government, demonstrating its' success, and to justify continued support for the project.
Published: 1993
Re/working benefits: continuation of non-cash benefits support for single mothers and disabled women
Explores how the reliance of single mothers and women with disabilites on non-cash benefits associated with social assistance prevents them from being employed despite the fact that many want employment. (See Details)
Published: 2003
"I am pregnant"
Explores the three options available to women who find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy: parenting, adoption and abortion. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Resilience: stories of single black mothers (film)

A 48-minute documentary that confronts long-held sterotypes by stepping inside the lives of three real women in the real world.  Follows Nancy, Simone and Gloria as they reflect on their experiences of balancing single parenthood, working life, relationships and the fulfilment of their own goals in the context of a society that is often harshly judgemental. By interweaving these intimate stories, the documentary offers a deeper understanding of the challenges, practical strategies and dreams of three resilient women and, indeed, of many black single mothers in Canada.

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In our own words

This article profiles nine organizations working to better women’s health.   

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Published: 1992