NGO - Non Government Organization

NGO - Non Government Organization

Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG)

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

Established in 1997 as a network comprising nongovernmental organizations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), cooperating agencies, and the Bureau for Global Health of USAID. Promotes gender equity within population, health, and nutrition programs with the goal of improving reproductive health/HIV/AIDS outcomes and fostering sustainable development. Has 60 to 80 active members and maintains a listserv with more than 1,200 subscribers. A major focus of the group has been on gender education, advocacy, and the development of operational tools.

Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
igwg@prb.org

Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research

OSSD is an affiliate of the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) that works to enhance the knowledge of sex/gender differences by facilitating interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among scientists and clinicians of diverse backgrounds.

Primary Telephone: 
202-496-5009
Email Address: 
ossdwebmaster@swhr.org
Fax Number: 
202-833-3472
Street Address: 
1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 701
City: 
Washington, DC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20036
Country: 
USA

The Havens Sexual Assault Referral Centres (UK)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Counseling

The aims of the havens are to provide both excellent holistic care for sexual assault and gold standard evidence collection. The havens are jointly funded by the Metropolitan Police and the 31 NHS Primary Care Trusts in London. They also offer specialised and accredited education and training focusing on victim care.

Country: 
United Kingdom

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations

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Lesbians/bisexuals/transgendered women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Clinical or health care services
Counseling

A non-profit social services organization whose membership consits of Aboriginal gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Toronto. The 2-Spirits organization's programs and services includes: HIV/AIDS education, outreach, prevention, and support and counselling for 2-spirited people and others living and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Primary Telephone: 
416-944-9300
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
art@2spirits.com
Fax Number: 
416-944-8381
Street Address: 
593 Yonge Street
Addt'l Street Address: 
Suite 202
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4Y 1Z4
Country: 
Canada

White Ribbon Campaign

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Organization of men working to end violence against women (VAW). Campaigns are led by both men and women, even though the focus is on educating men and boys. In some countries it is a general public education effort focused on ending violence against women.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 920-6684
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@whiteribbon.ca
Fax Number: 
(416) 920-1678
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-328-2228
Street Address: 
365 Bloor St. East
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4W 3L4
Country: 
Canada

Pregnets

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Pregnant women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Support group/peer support

A website project containing resources to help pregnant and postpartum women stop smoking by increasing their capacity to quit and stay quit using a woman centred model of care. Hosts the most up-to-date information on smoking cessation practices for pregnant and postpartum women, a toolkit for health care professionals, a printer-friendly Nicotine Dependency Test and an anonymous Online Discussion Board.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 535-8501 ext. 6343
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
pregnets@pregnets.org
Fax Number: 
(416) 599-8265

Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral

A professional organization of approximately 400 individuals in the health sciences library field in Canada whose mission is to lead health librarians and information specialists towards excellence through professional development, networking and advocacy.

Primary Telephone: 
416-646-1600
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@chla-absc.ca
Fax Number: 
416-646-9460
Street Address: 
39 River St.
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5A 3P1
Country: 
Canada

PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

Advises the Minister Responsible with respect to matters relating to the status of women, the development of public awareness regarding issues affecting women, and the promotion of change in attitudes within the community in order that women may enjoy an equality of opportunity.

Primary Telephone: 
902-368-4510
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
peistatusofwomen@eastlink.ca
Fax Number: 
902-368-3269
Street Address: 
PO Box 2000
Addt'l Street Address: 
161 St. Peter's Rd
City: 
Charlottetown
Province: 
PE
Postal/ZIP Code: 
C1A 7N8
Country: 
Canada

National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Research

Primary goal is to strengthen public health in Canada by helping public health managers and professionals across Canada find and use innovative, high quality and up-to-date methods and tools for sharing what works in public health. Primary target audiences are public health managers and professionals across Canada who promote and facilitate evidence-informed decision making. Their products and services are available and relevant to all public health practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

 

Primary Telephone: 
905-525-9140, ext 20450
Email Address: 
nccmt@mcmaster.ca
Fax Number: 
905-529-4184
Street Address: 
McMaster University, 1685 Main Street West, Suite 302
City: 
Hamilton
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
L8S 1G5
Country: 
Canada

Health Nexus

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy

A health promotion organization that works to help individuals and organizations to implement health promotion strategies that address the determinants of health and aim to enhance community well-being. Also strives to connect communities with resources, form partnerships, and advocate for change.


Primary Telephone: 
(416) 408-2249
Email Address: 
info@healthnexus.ca
Fax Number: 
(416) 408-2122
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-397-9567
Street Address: 
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 301
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5G 1Z8
Country: 
Canada
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