Women's resource centres

Women's resource centres

Where does the torturer live?

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Michelle Andrene Lurch
Edition: 
Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses domestic violence and the linguistic and cultural barriers barriers for immigrant women that make it difficult to access resources and support. Shares stories and resources. 


 

 

Under his thumb - teenage battering

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Patrica Gibson
Edition: 
Vol 5, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the problem of violence against young women in dating relationships. Highlights the ways in which experiences of teenage women in abusive relationships are unique and require appropriate attention and resources. 

Tapping medical knowledge

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Connie Clement
Edition: 
vol 2, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article questions how we access health information. How to demystify medical terminology and health information from doctors. Demonstrates how public libraries, academic and medical libraries and small resource centres can help. Gives tips on how to find your way around a library. 

Women Today of Huron

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

Forms a community-based, rural women’s resource centre that works with women and girls in Huron County. Provides programs that aim to enhance the economic self-reliance of women, offer violence prevention education to the community, undertake participatory action research on issues that concern rural women, and get involved in collaborative community initiatives in partnership with sister agencies in Huron County and elsewhere. Web site provides information about their services, programs and projects, as well as a message board.

Primary Telephone: 
519-524-6767
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@wthuron.ca
Fax Number: 
519-524-1233
Tollfree Phone Number: 
888-547-3478
Street Address: 
45 West St
City: 
Goderich
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
N7A 2K5

Fort Garry Women's Resource Centre

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Counselling
Support group/peer support

Provides women with information, referrals to appropriate services, supportive counselling, opportunities for personal growth, and sharing with other women in the community.

Primary Telephone: 
204-477-1123
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@fgwrc.ca
Fax Number: 
204-475-9127
Street Address: 
1150-A Waverley St
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R3T 0P4

Women's Health Resource Centre/Library

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Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral

Forms a lending library open to the public. Provides a range of educational materials as well as textbooks, professional and reference materials that help women to become better informed about their health and health care choices. Services also include confidential telephone reference as well as referral and mail services for those who live outside Metropolitan Toronto and vicinity.

Primary Telephone: 
416-351-3716
Secondary Telephone: 
416-351-3717
Fax Number: 
416-351-3727
Street Address: 
790 Bay St 8th Fl
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5G 1N8

Kenora Sexual Assault Centre

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Publisher

Forms a women's resource centre owned and operated by a feminist collective, that works to create equality and justice for women with focus on educational programs on the prevention of violence against women and children, women gaining economic independence and women developing to their fullest potential, overcoming barriers of oppression to become full participants in society on an equal basis.

Primary Telephone: 
807-468-9095
Email Address: 
wpk@voyageur.ca
Fax Number: 
807-468-4808
Street Address: 
530 3rd St N
City: 
Kenora
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
P9N 2M3

University of Victoria Students' Society Women's Centre

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
Service Language: 
English

The Women’s Centre is a collectively run drop-in centre open to all self-identified women on campus. It provides a safe space for women to hang out, meet people, get information and organise. Members are encouraged to work within their own areas of interest.

The Centre also has a library that is open to all genders. For more information, stop by the Centre and talk to the Coordinator, or drop by during your spare time either to relax or to volunteer!

Primary Telephone: 
250-721-8353
Secondary Telephone: 
250-472-4557
Email Address: 
wcentre@uvss.uvic.ca
Street Address: 
Box 3035, University of Victoria, Coast Salish Territory,
City: 
Victoria
Province: 
BC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V8W 3P3

Sunshine Coast Women's Resource Centre

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

The Resource Centre offers a drop-in with information and referral, a library, workshops, volunteer training, access to computer and the INTERNET, meetings of AA, a Midwifery Task Force, Webgrrls, Cybercafé, a Mature Women's Network, spirituality and weavers groups.

Primary Telephone: 
(604) 885-4088
Email Address: 
admin@communityresourcecentre.info
Street Address: 
Lower Suite 1
Addt'l Street Address: 
5700 Cowrie Street
City: 
Sechelt
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V0N 3A0
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011

100 Mile House & District Women's Centre Society

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Counselling
Day services
Information provision and referral
Residence
Support group/peer support

Offers resources that enable women and their families to freely pursue opportunities for Growth, Choice and Change. Services include: safe house emergency shelter, education, counseling, a women's centre, workshops and information relating to women's issues, and referrals to appropriate agencies.

Primary Telephone: 
250-395-4093
Secondary Telephone: 
1-800-563-0808 (Crisis Line)
Street Address: 
PO Box 876 102-475 Birch Ave
City: 
100 Mile House
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
VOK 2EO
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