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Women's economic independence and security: a federal/provincial/territorial strategic framework  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/0662655427/index_e.html

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
Women in health care: a backgrounder  
http://www.nupge.ca/current_pub.html#Womens%20Issues

Provides a historical perspective on women's experience with the health care system as well as some quick facts about why women tend to use the health care system more than men. Describes how men are often responsible for the health research and program implementation that impact women, which resultes in large and disturbing gaps in the provision of women's health care.

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Published: 2000
Who will be responsible for providing care? The impact of the shift to ambulatory care and of social economy policies on Quebec   
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662635086/index_e.html

Documents and analyzes the impact on women of the shift toward ambulatory care and the social economy measures currently being implemented throughout Quebec.

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Published: 1998
Women and the economy: long-term policy research issues  
www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/womeneconomy/index_e.html

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
Pat Armstrong's Senate presentation   
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/armstrong-senate-hearing.pdf

Describes the work of the National Coordinating Group on Health Care Reform and Women, and highlights the major points of health reforms and their impact on women.

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Left in the cold: women, health and the demise of social housing policies  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/leftCold.pdf

Details housing policies and their effect on women's health and their experiences with living in or have lived in sub-standard housing.

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Published: 2001
To do no harm: why women are concerned about the dismantling of Health Protection Legislation in Canada  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/no_harm.html

Presents the position of participating women's health and consumer groups regarding Health Canada's proposed overhaul of federal health protection legislation.

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Published: 1998
Who's on the line? Women in call centres talk about their work and its impact on their health and well-being  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/whos-line.pdf

Presents the findings of a study into the perceptions and experiences of female call centre workers about the ways in which this type of work might influence their physical, psychological, emotional and social well-being. The project explores job stressors, coping strategies and buffers experienced by female call centre workers. The qualitative inquiry used face-to-face interviews with 25 women who worked in a variety of call centres (sales and service, telemarketing and fundraising, market research and survey, as well as medical services) in the Halifax Regional Municipality. (See Details)

Published: 2000
The stories that women tell about "The Flood of the Century"  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/stories-flood.pdf

Explores women's experiences in "The Flood of the Century" (Southern Manitoba, 1997) and demonstrates the effects of disaster and loss. Also examines the nature of women's work during the flood and the health and social impact of the flood.

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Published: 2001
Reflections of rural Alberta women: work, health and restructuring  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/reflections-rural.pdf

Discusses how rural women's work environments are being effected by change and restructuring. Demonstrates how their quality of life may be at risk due to reduced resources, increased expectations, etc. Also discusses regionalization of health care and its effects on health care services in rural communities.  (For more information, please visit Dr. Skillen's website at: www.nursing.ualberta.ca/skillen)

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Published: 2001