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Precarious housing in Canada

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Wellesley Institute
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Research and policy report with a gender analysis that sets out a pragmatic, five-point plan for improving the health of the millions of Canadians who are living in substandard, over-crowded and unaffordable homes – plus those who are living without any housing at all.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

SeniorsBC

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English
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Online

Website operated by the British Columbia Seniors' Healthy Living Secretariat that provides information about government programs and services for older adults. Included on the website are sections on health care, finances, benefits, housing, transportation and more.

Making room for sexual minorities in long-term care

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English
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Online
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Senior Pride Network

Discusses how long-term facilities can and must make their facilities welcoming and accessible to GLBT people, both as residents and as staff members.

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Successful aging of women with intellectual disabilities: the Toronto experience

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English
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Online
Author: 
Maaike Canrinus
Yona Lunsky
Edition: 
Volume 10, Number 1
Publisher: 
Journal on Developmental Disabilities
Publication Date: 
2003

Identifies some key issues in aging for older women with intellectual disabilities from the perspectives of the women themselves.

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Includes bibliographic references.

Alcohol and the elderly

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
International Center for Alcohol Policies

One of a series of online resources discussing alcohol research, offering a gendered look at alcohol use among the elderly.

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Includes bibliographic references.

Safe cosmetics campaign (Breast Cancer Action Montreal)

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English
Translated Title: 
Cosmetiques sécuritaires (Action cancer du sein de Montréal )
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Online

Breast Cancer Action Montreal (BCAM) is a non-profit activist/advocacy group directed by women who have been sensitized to the trauma of breast cancer (affecting themselves or someone close to them) and who are committed — long-term — to erasing the disease. They educate about environmental toxins linked to breast cancer. The goal of this Safe Cosmetics Campaign is to provide accurate and unbiased information on the scientific data on the health effects of cosmetics and to provide a platform for demanding political and regulatory changes.

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Cancer: 101 solutions to a preventable epidemic

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English
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Paper
Author: 
By Liz Armstrong
Guy Dauncey
Anne Wordsworth
Publisher: 
New Society Publishers
Publication Date: 
2007

A book that offers cancer prevention solutions for everyone from individuals to big business to labour to government. Contains practical tools for parents, youth and NGOs.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Hormone disrupters and women’s health: reasons for concern

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Publication Date: 
2008

Informative and accessible brochure on the topic of endocrine disruption and women’s health. (Scroll down the webpage given to download the downloadable brochure.)

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State of the evidence: the connection between breast cancer and the environment

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Janet Gray Ph.D.
Janet Nudelman, M.D.
Connie Engel, Ph.D.
Publisher: 
Breast Cancer Fund (US)
Publication Date: 
2008

A comprehensive report on the environmental exposures linked to increased breast cancer risk, including natural and synthetic estrogens; xenoestrogens and other endocrine-disrupting compounds; carcinogenic chemicals and radiation.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Worldwatch Institute

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Services Provided: 
Research
Advocacy
Policy development

Delivers the insights and ideas that empower decision makers to create an environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs. Focuses on the 21st-century challenges of climate change, resource degradation, population growth, and poverty by developing and disseminating solid data and innovative strategies for achieving a sustainable society.

Primary Telephone: 
(202) 452-1999
Email Address: 
worldwatch@worldwatch.org
Fax Number: 
Fax: (+1) 202.296.7365
Street Address: 
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW
City: 
Washington, D.C.
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20036
Country: 
Canada
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