Environmental health

Environmental health

Gender, environment and health: incorporating a gender approach in environmental health work

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Pamela Hartigan
Publisher: 
Pan American Health Organization
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Presents an introduction to a gender perspective in environmental health. Explores how men and women interact with their respective biophysical environments, and how their gendered spheres of activity protect their health or place it at risk. Also aims to further our knowledge as to how biological differences between the sexes can produce different health outcomes among men and women when exposed to the same environmental hazard.

ISBN/ISSN: 
GEND.H37

Women and Environments Education and Development Foundation

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Community education/development
Publisher

A non-profit, charitable and voluntary organization born out of the vision of a group of women to provide a forum for the discussion of issues and concerns on the impact of our built, natural, and physical environments on Women's Health. WEED is the umbrella organization for the publication WE International (formerly Women and Environments) and the organization Women's Network on Health and the Environment (WNH&E).

Primary Telephone: 
416-928-0880
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
we.mag@utoronto.ca
Fax Number: 
416-928-9640
Street Address: 
517 College St, Suite 233
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M6G 4A2

More than just a dozen: women and global development

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Mixed Media
Publisher: 
Earth Chronicle Productions
Publication Place: 
Brandon, MB

A series of radio programs, CD-ROMs and booklets featuring women from around the world (in over- and under-developed countries). Links require PDF reader.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAD.H66 1999
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<p>Review, Network Spring 1999: More Than Just a Dozen is a series of radio programs, CD-ROMs and booklets featuring the voices of women from around the world (in over- and under-developed countries) who are taking action on the twelve critical areas discussed at the 4th United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing. These areas are poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflict, economy, decision-making, institutional mechanisms, human rights, media, environment and the girl child.</p>

Something in the air: toxins linked to endo

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Lone Hummelshoj
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines research that suggests endometriosis may be caused by toxins in our environment.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

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

Forms a membership organization for health professionals that works to protect the environment in order to protect human health. Educates physicians on environmental issues, providing them with both accurate information and a framework for thinking about environmental problems. Prepares spokespersons to comment on the health implications of environmental issues in an accurate and rigorous manner. Serves as a "think tank" for considering the health implications of environmental issues. Provides a forum in which physicians can meet and discuss health issues associated with environmental problems together with non-physician colleagues who have the knowledge and insight they need.

Primary Telephone: 
416-306-2273
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@cape.ca
Fax Number: 
416-960-9392
Street Address: 
301-130 Spadina Ave
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5V 2L4

Saltspring Community Services

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Groups Served: 
All women
Families
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Consulting
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Support group/peer support
Éducation / développement communautaire
Day services
Clinical or health care services
Counseling
Housing

 
The VISION of Salt Spring and Southern Gulf Islands Community Services Society is to support an inclusive community in which everyone lives in a healthy, caring and sustainable environment.
 
The MISSION of Salt Spring and Southern Gulf Islands Community Services Society is to plan for and provide quality services to support and strengthen individuals, families and communities.

Primary Telephone: 
250-537-9971
Fax Number: 
250-537-9974
Street Address: 
268 Fulford-Ganges Road
City: 
Saltspring Island
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V8K 2A6
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Lamont Health Care Centre

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Consulting
Research
Community education/development
Support group/peer support
Day services
Clinical or health care services
Alternative care
Counseling

The Lamont Health Care Centre is a contracted service provider, offering services in acute and continuing care, emergency, surgery, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, and palliative care.

Primary Telephone: 
780-895-2211
Fax Number: 
780-895-7305
Street Address: 
PO Bag 10
City: 
Lamont
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T0B 2R0

Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy

Works on social justice and environmental issues.

Primary Telephone: 
250-721-8629
Secondary Telephone: 
250-472-5170
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
vipirg@vipirg.ca
Fax Number: 
250-721-7285
Street Address: 
PO Box 3035 Stn CSC SUB B122 University of Victoria
City: 
Victoria
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V8W 3P3

Clean Air Coalition of British Columbia

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

Through our partnerships with community, regional, and national groups, we aim to:

 

  • Make it harder for children and youth to start smoking or use other tobacco products (Prevention)
  • Protect the public from involuntary exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke (Protection)
  • Make it easier for those addicted to tobacco products to quit (Cessation)
  • Educate the public about the tactics and strategies used by the tobacco industry to target youth and increase uptake and consumption (Denormalization)
Primary Telephone: 
604-731-5864
Email Address: 
info@cleanaircoalitionbc.com
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-665-5864
Street Address: 
200-1212 West Broadway
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6B 6G8
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