Search Resources (English): Discrimination, Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)

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Filipino nurses in Canada  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39594
Discusses Filipino nurses who are being recruited into Canada to work under the Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP), not as nurses, but as nannies and 24-hour home support workers. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Mothering at the margins: an African-Canadian immigrant woman's experience  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39604
Discusses the complex ways in which institutionalized systems of oppression such as racism, sexism and classism interact to create different mothering experiences for women from marginalized groups. (See Details)
Published: 2001
New prenatal screening recommendations discriminatory  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39435
Discusses, with regards to new recommendations from the SOGC for pregnant women, how it is critical that value-neutral information convey not just the challenges of Down syndrome but also the richly rewarding lives possible for those with Down syndrome. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit: Less than meets the eye  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39436
Discusses how the Children's Fitness Tax Credit may unfairly advantage some Canadian families and leave others behind. As well, how the design of the tax credit does not take into account differences in participation in physical activity by gender. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
We are family  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article shares the story of a lesbian couple denied coverage with OHIP. Discusses the importance of access to health care. Redefines "family". 

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Published: 1989
Selective abortion  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_4_Winter_Spring.pdf

This article draws connections between reproductive technologies, disability and eugenics. Shares a critic and statistical information from The Disabled Women's Network (DAWN). 

 


 

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Published: 1993
More than sexist ...  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_1_Spring.pdf

This article discusses the use of sex selection and other reproductive technologies. Centres issues of race and class. 

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Published: 1991
Double exposure the fight against reproductive hazards in the workplace   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1980_Healthsharing_Vol_1_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article discusses exclusionary practices by industries; how often women have been excluded from jobs traditionally worked by men that may involve occupational hazards to reproduction; Discusses risks for men; Calls for improvement of work environment rather than discrimination of workers; Includes excerpt from “Workplace Hazards to Reproduction” Jennifer Penney, Health November 1978.

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Published: 1980
Black women organize for health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1984_Healthsharing_Vol_5_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article consists of an interview with one of the founders of the Toronto's Immigrant Women's Centre about the black women's health conference "'I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired." 

 

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Published: 1984
Achieving health for all: the epp report  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article examines The Epp Report. Discuses the proposed movement from the individual model. Illustrates the value of the report in terms of health promotion and health strategies.

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Published: 1987