Community education/development

Community education/development

Matrimonial real property - overview

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English
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Online
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Native Women’s Association of Canada

Discusses how the lack of clarity in matrimonial property laws on reserves in Canada means that women in common law relationships who are experiencing violence, or who have become widowed, may lose their homes.

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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.

Alcohol and the elderly

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English
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Online
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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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New online tool on Coalescing on Women and Substance Use website

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Learn more about trauma-informed approaches and practices in Canada with this newly developed online tool. It features an overview of four topics related to “trauma-informed” approaches when working with women with mental health and substance use concerns, along with highlights of promising practices, policy challenges . . . and thoughts of where to go next.  Under each of the four topics you’ll find:

  • examples of trauma informed work in action,
  • links to recommended readings,
  • links to  curricula and training resources, and web resources,
  • links to webcasts on the topics

A PDF version is also available for download.

The tool is based on research completed in 2010 with service providers and health system planners from across Canada, funded by Health Canada’s Women’s Health Contribution Program.  The developers of the tool at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health are working on several other current projects on trauma-informed practice, and would appreciate any feedback people have on the material in the tool.  Please contact Tina Talbot at ctalbot@cw.bc.ca

Find the online tool on Coalescing on Women and Substance Use website.

Participation of women in clinical trials of drug therapies: a context for the controversies

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English
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Online
Author: 
Marianne N. Prout, MD, MPH
Susan S. Fish, PharmD, MPH
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Volume 3, Number 4
Publisher: 
Medscape General Medicine
Publication Date: 
2001

Set of six articles, written from an American perspective, introducing the issue of women’s exclusion from clinical drug trials. Examines how and why women have historically been under-represented in or excluded from drug trials, and the negative effects this has had on women’s health care. Asks whether women have yet achieved adequate access to clinical research. (Requires free registration in Medscape to access.)

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Includes bibliographical references.

Autoimmunity: a major women’s health issue

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English
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Online
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American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.

Describes the disproportionate incidence of various autoimmune diseases in women, and argues why this group of diseases should be treated as a women’s health issue.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Autoimmune diseases: overview

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English
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Online
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womenshealth.gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Provides a clear-language introduction, using Frequently Asked Question format, to autoimmune diseases in women, their symptoms, treatment and management.

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Coalescing on Women and Substance Use

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All women
Pregnant women
Women with addictions
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Policy development

This site captures material from historical and ongoing projects related to women’s substance use in Canada.  The projects described here have been sponsored by the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health with the involvement of many partners. The site was first mounted to share the findings of the Coalescing on Women and Substance Use: Linking Research Practice and Policy project (2003-2008) a project that sparked short-term virtual communities of practice (vCoP) on six key topics related to women's substance use in Canada. New material continues to be added from both virtual and F2F projects, for example on projects related to girls and heavy alcohol use, and on applying a gender lens to work on the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and Other Drugs and Substances in Canada. 

The aim of this site to share and promote action on promising approaches to responding to substance use by girls and women, on the part of service providers, researchers, health system planners and decision makers.

Primary Telephone: 
604-875-2066
Email Address: 
npoole@cw.bc.ca
Street Address: 
E311 – 4500 Oak Street, Box 48
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6H 3N1
Country: 
Canada

Healthy Choices in Pregnancy

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All women
Pregnant women
Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Community education/development
Counselling
Counseling

Healthy Choices in Pregnancy is a component of the BC government ActNow BC platform designed to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent illness among wonmen who use substances in the childbearing years. Organizations invovled are the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, the BC Perinatal Health Program and the Province of British Columbia.

Primary Telephone: 
604-875-2189
Street Address: 
E311, 4500 Oak St, Box 48
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
BC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6H 3N1
Country: 
Canada
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