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Health Canada's sex and gender-based analysis policy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/resources/gba/index.html

Provides an introduction to the concept of gender-based analysis (GBA). Looks at the issue of gender equality in health and explains why Health Canada is adopting GBA.

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Published: 2000
2009 Spring report of the Auditor General of Canada - chapter 1: gender-based analysis  
http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/parl_oag_200905_01_e_32514.html

Reports on the Auditor-General’s examination of seven federal government departments whose responsibilities can affect men and women differently. Details the findings that several departments lag behind, and two completely fail to implement GBA. Also describes the history of how GBA policy came to be developed with the federal government’s stated commitment to GBA in 1995.

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Published: 2009
Gender matters: Institute of Gender and Health strategic plan 2009-2012  
http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/38770.html

Maps a course for the strategic activities of the IGH from 2009 to 2012, through the Institute’s annual allocation of strategic funding. This money will be directed toward capacity building and supporting priority research areas. Additional dollars will be acquired by leveraging partnerships and working collaboratively with others.

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Theory and key concepts in gender, sex, and health research (video)  
https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/27571

A training video that acts as a foundational introduction to the field of gender, sex, and health research presented by leading experts in the the field. Participants will expand their understanding of: 1. The differences between sex and gender, while taking into account the complexities of each category (Dr. Joy Johnson); 2. How paradigms inform definitions and designs in gender, sex, and health research (Dr.Blye Frank); 3. The concept of intersectionality, and how other markers of social difference intersect with gender and sex (Dr. Olena Hankivsky); and 4. How gender and sex can be integrated in health research, as well as best practices and emerging innovations in the field (Dr. Gillian Einstein).

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Published: 2010
The ‘POWER’ to Improve Women’s Health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39373

Discusses the POWER Study in Ontario, which is producing an evidence-based tool to help policy-makers, health-care providers, and consumers improve health and reduce health inequities among women and men of Ontario.

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Published: Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Gender mainstreaming in priority health programs: the case of the diabetes mellitus prevention and control program in Mexico  
http://new.paho.org/hq/dmdocuments/2008/BEST%20PRACTICES%20MEX%20EN.pdf

Describes a gender mainstreaming program that won the PAHO 2008 Competition for Best Practices that Incorporate a Gender Equality Perspective in Health.

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Published: 2008
Gendering the health determinants framework: why girls’ and women’s health matters  
http://people.stfx.ca/accamero/Gender%20and%20Health/Concept%20of%20Gender%20and%20Health/Health-Determinants-Framework-Why-Girls-and-Womens-Health-Matters.pdf

Clarifies the concepts in the health determinants framework (HDF) and examines its usefulness in understanding the health of a unique population group — girls and women — who face disadvantage due to structural inequities.

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Published: 2009
Sex, gender and diversity-based analysis checklist  
http://www.nationalframework-cadrenational.ca/images/uploads/SexDiversityChecklist.pdf

Aims to to encourage and provide guidance to the substance abuse workforce for taking the initial steps towards applying SGDBA to all of their activities. Summarises the processes of applying a sex, gender and diversity lens when developing initiatives, including providing a helpful checklist to guide one through the first steps. Outlines a simplified process that lays the groundwork for future and more comprehensive sex, gender and diversity-based analysis as resources become available.

Developed by CCSA in collaboration with Nancy Poole, Colleen Dell, and the National Advisory Group on Youth Substance Abuse Prevention, to ensure that the needs and realities of boys and girls, women and men, and diverse populations are considered within A Drug Prevention Strategy for Canada’s Youth—a national prevention strategy that aims to reduce illicit drug use by Canadian youth between the ages of 10–24. The tool can be applied to all substance abuse initiatives, from treatment to prevention to workforce development and enforcement.

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Published: 2010
Women, gender and mental health : Moving out of the shadows  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39380

Discusses the Canadian Women's Health Network's national workshop on women, gender and mental health held in Ottawa in October 2007. The workshop brought together researchers, communitty-based services providers and educators, non-governmental organizations and policy makers interested and active in gender-based and women's mental health issues to explore the mandate of the newly formed Mental Health Commission of Canada, and to establish strategies for ensuring women are not left out of the picture.

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Published: Fall/Winter 2007
A summary of the 'So What?' report: a look at whether intergrating a gender focus into programs makes a difference to outcomes  
http://www.prb.org/pdf05/So_What_Report_A_Look_at_Whether_Integrating_a_Gender_Focus.pdf

Argues that taking a gender-based approach to policy and programming has a positive effect on health, particularly on reproductive health outcomes. Evaluates some of the programmes that use such an approach.

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Published: July, 2005