Women's shelters

Women's shelters

In our own words - woman abuse: a national crisis, a national responsibility

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Edition: 
Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article profiles groups and organizations throughout Ontario who are working to eliminate woman abuse, reduce workplace and environmental health hazards and improve the health of women. 

 



Portraits of women in health

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Afua Cooper
Edition: 
Vol 7, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article demonstrates in portraits how some immigrant women, women of colour and native women are working to eradicate the bias they face while accessing the health care system.  Examines how some immigrant women, women of colour and native women enrich the existing system by incorporating the wisdom of other cultures. 

Shelley’s Story

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English
Translated Title: 
Le récit de Shelley
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jennifer Towell
DisAbled Women's Network Canada
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A woman speaks up about dealing with childhood sexual abuse, living with a chronic illness and bouts of depression for her own benefit and that of others facing similar challenges.

ISBN/ISSN: 
14800039

Bridging the gaps: Survey examines accessibility at women’s shelters

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English
Translated Title: 
Combler le fossé : Un sondage examine l’accessibilité des maisons d’hébergement pour femmes
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Jewelles Smith
DisAbled Women's Network Canada
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Adapted from the full report Disabled Women and Shelter Access: Early Findings of the National Accessibility and Accommodation Survey.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
14800039
Notes: 
More information is available at the DAWN Canada website: www.dawncanada.net

Violence against women in New Brunswick

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Fredericton, NB

Provides statistical data on woman abuse incidents, sentences for woman abuse, transition housing residents, spousal homicides, sexual assault, and elder abuse in New Brunswick.

Nuluaq Project

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Inuktitut
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Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development

Works to improve the coordination of abuse prevention services and resources in Inuit communities. Conducts research, provides a national Inuit database for abuse prevention and women's shelters and shares information with the public.

Primary Telephone: 
613-238-3977
Email Address: 
nuluaq@pauktuutit.ca
Fax Number: 
613-238-1787
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-667-0749
Street Address: 
400-56 Sparks St
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1P 5A9

Effective practices in sheltering women leaving violence in intimate relationships: phase II report 2006

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Leslie M Tutty
Publisher: 
YWCA Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines the nature of partner abuse, what women hope to gain from emergency shelter residence, what services they receive and whether these are useful.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1896235530

Connecting systems, supporting change: transition houses, women experiencing partner violence and substance use

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English
Owning Org: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Nancy Poole
Lorraine Greaves
Natasha Jategaonkar
Lucy McCullogh
Cathy Chabot
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses research that looked at the relationship between alcohol and substance use in women who experience intimate partner violence and treatment interventions made available in transition houses or shelters.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14963612
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Mamawihetowin Crisis Centre

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English

Provides a shelter for Aboriginal women and their children.

Primary Telephone: 
204-565-2548
Fax Number: 
204-553-2419
City: 
Pukatawagan
Province: 
Manitoba

Shelters for abused women 2003/04

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides statistical information on women who sought temporary accomadation in a shelter for abused women.

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