Immigrants

Immigrants

Visible minority youth taking action for a healthy future: a guide for ethno-racial training trainers workshops

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Canadian Centre for Women, Education, and Development (CCWED)
The Women's Network on Health and the Environment (WHEN)
Publisher: 
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This pamphlet was developed from recommendations from a Canadian Centre for Women, Education and Development workshop. The objectives of the workshops are to familiarize participants with environmental health issues in an immigrant and visible minority context, to develop environmental health literacy, and to better integrate these issues into the participants’ lives and work. It contains suggestions to help create and lead workshops for school, community, and workplace groups interested in policy education and advocacy on environmental health and justice and primary prevention.

ISBN/ISSN: 
NNEWH ENVI.V57

Language barriers in access to health care

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Sarah Bowen
Publisher: 
Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of current research describing the impact of language barriers on health care access and quality of care, and the role that language access programs can play in addressing these barriers. While the review includes studies done in other countries, this report aims to provide an analysis of the research evidence from a Canadian perspective.

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ISBN 0662305388

Alone in Canada: 21 ways to make it better: a self-help guide for single newcomers

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Jacqueline L. Scott
Laura Simich
Publisher: 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Covers a range of topics explaining Canadian life in order to aid newcomers in learning about Canadian customs and in integrating themselves into Canadian society.

ISBN/ISSN: 
IMWO.S36 2001
ISBN 0888684029

Keeping Canadian values in health care: inclusion, diversity and social justice in health: newcomers from Kosovo

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English
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Nova Scotia Council on Multicultural Health
Publisher: 
Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Identifies barriers to inclusion, diversity and social justice in health care services for newcomers. Discusses multicultural health policy based on diversity and inclusion.

ISBN/ISSN: 
MCEWH IMWO.N69 1999
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Includes bibliographical references.

Canadian research on immigration and health: an overview

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Dianne Kinnon
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

This report is a part of a series of initiatives under the auspices of the Metropolis Project, aimed at: defining Health Canada's policy research interests in the area of immigration and health, and communicating these to researchers and other stakeholders; assessing the body of research knowledge; identifying trends and gaps in the evidence-base; encouraging research to address identified policy needs; and facilitating knowledge transfer.

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HEAI.K56 1999
ISBN 0662282698

Immigration and health

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Ilene Hyman
Publisher: 
Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reviews research on the health and determinants of health of Canadian immigrants and to discuss the implications of this research for policy makers. Specific attention is placed on reviewing evidence of the health immigrant effect. The healthy immigrant effect refers to the observation that immigrants are often in superior health to the native-born population when they first arrive in a new country, but lose this health advantage over time.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
Health Policy Working Paper Series no. 01-05
IMWO.H96 2001
ISBN 0662310292

Metropolis health domain seminar (December 12-13, 1996): final report

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Looks at ways to integrate research on immigration more systematically into policy development.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
IMWO.M48 1998
ISBN 0662266889

Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association

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Groups Served: 
Immigrants
Refugees
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Training
Community education/development
Counselling

Forms a community-based organization which welcomes newcomers and recognizes their essential role in Canada. Offers crisis outreach, counselin and referrals for issues related to domestic violnece, racism, and other personal concerns. Provides a job training program, employment counseling, computer lab, business program for entrepreneurs, language assessment and ESL referrals.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(902) 423-3607
Email Address: 
info@misa.ns.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
(902) 423-3154
Street Address: 
7105 Chebucto Road, Suite 201
City: 
Halifax
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B3L 4W8

West Coast Domestic Workers Association

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Groups Served: 
Immigrants
Women in certain occupations
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy

A non-profit organization dedicated to helping domestic workers with immigration and employment problems, providing support and counselling to domestic workers and improving the situation of domestic workers in British Columbia.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-669-4482
Email Address: 
info@wcdwa.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
604- 669-6456
Tollfree Phone Number: 
888-669-4482
Street Address: 
302-119 West Pender St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6B 1S5
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011

Afghan Association of Ontario

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Advocacy
Counselling
Residence

Offers settlement assistance to Afghan immigrants and refugees.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416-744-9289
Fax Number: 
416-744-6671
Street Address: 
6-29 Pemican Court
City: 
North York
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M9M 2Z3
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