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And we still ain't satisfied: gender inequality in Canada: a status report for 2001  
http://dspace.cigilibrary.org/jspui/bitstream/123456789/15462/1/And%20We%20Still%20Aint%20Satisfied.pdf?1

Summarizes the current economic status of women in Canada using most current data from Statistics Canada. Emphasis placed on illustrating the income gap between men and women, and the prevalance of lower income among women. Report shows that the gender gap is wider than commonly perceived and must continue to be addressed.

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Published: 2001
Poverty is hazardous to women's health: and we can do something about it  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39579

Summarizes findings and recommendations of Women's Health Clinic's study, "Women, Income and Health in Manitoba," which shows that women living in poverty may get sick and die sooner.

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Published: 2002
Women and poverty  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/resources/kickers/poverty.html

Briefly examines the impact of poverty on the health of women.

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Published: 2002
Women's poverty, women's health: the role of access to justice  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/womens-poverty-toc.pdf

Addresses the role of access to justice in responding to women's increased poverty and reduced health resulting from government restructuring. Considers the interrelationship of social assistance and justice, examining selected services accessed by poor women, the changes effected as part of government restructuring in recent years, their impact on women's health, and the potential in legal responses.

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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
Briefing paper on the "feminisation of poverty"  
http://www.ids.ac.uk/bridge/reports/web-w2-femofpov.doc

Reviews and discusses various issues regarding women and poverty. Topics included in this brief are female-headed households, labour force participation, changes in the understanding of poverty, and policy implications for both women in development and gender-based research.

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Published: 2001
A report card on women and poverty  
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/documents/National_Office_Pubs/women_poverty.pdf

Demonstrates the disproportionate percentage of Canadian women living in poverty. Explores the feminization of poverty and how gender inequality contributes to the steadily growing number of women in poverty.

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Published: 2000
Women and poverty  
www.criaw-icref.ca/factSheets/Women%20and%20Poverty/Poverty%20Fact%20sheet_e.htm

Discusses issues relating to women and poverty including who is at risk of poverty, why women's incomes are lower than men's, and the effects of the poverty of women on society.

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Published: 2005
Watering down the milk: women coping on Alberta's minimum wage  
www.mycalgary.com/cswas

Examines the process behind the Alberta government Employment Standards Review, the economic and moral implications of low minimum wage levels, and the impact of a low minimum wage on the lives of women in Alberta.

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Published: 1999
Disablement and feminisation of poverty   
http://dawn.thot.net/mbarile1.html
Explores the economic and social experiences of women with disabilities in Canada. Offers statistics and discusses the topics of poverty, diversity, feminism and disablement, and exclusion. (See Details)
Published: 2003