Black Canadian women

Black Canadian women

The colours of menopause

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Margaret de Souza
Edition: 
Vol 11, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article addresses the difference in the needs and expectations of non white women going through menopause. Shares stories of women from different cultures about menopause. 

 


 

 

Black women organize for health

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Makeda Silvera
Edition: 
Vol 5, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article consists of an interview with one of the founders of the Toronto's Immigrant Women's Centre about the black women's health conference "'I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired." 

 

Resilience: stories of single black mothers (film)

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English
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Online

A 48-minute documentary that confronts long-held sterotypes by stepping inside the lives of three real women in the real world.  Follows Nancy, Simone and Gloria as they reflect on their experiences of balancing single parenthood, working life, relationships and the fulfilment of their own goals in the context of a society that is often harshly judgemental. By interweaving these intimate stories, the documentary offers a deeper understanding of the challenges, practical strategies and dreams of three resilient women and, indeed, of many black single mothers in Canada.

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Available online.
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Product ID: ZZY-10-05 Regular Price: $150.00 Format: DVD, Chaptered DVD / Closed captioned

Every woman matters: a report on accessing primary health care for Black Women and Women of Colour in Ontario

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Women's Health in Women's Hands
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Highlights the voices of racialized women and their experiences with the healthcare system in Ontario, and their recommendations for improving their access to primary healthcare in Ontario. Summarizes the outcomes from a literature review, research study and pilot program developed as part of the project, A Collaborative Process to Achieve Access to Primary Health Care for Black Women and Women of Colour

Created in collaboration with The University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, and with the support of several community based partners including Parkdale Community Health Centre, Rexdale Community Health Centre, Planned Parenthood Toronto and Sistering - A Woman’s Place.

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Visit their website to download a copy.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978-0-9736431-7-6
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Includes bibliographical references.

How being black and female affects your health

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Women's Health Matters
Publication Date: 
2007

Discusses how the health of many Black women is affected in a negative way by factors such as gender, culture, poverty, racism, and increased risk of certain diseases. Describes how some Black women do not have access to culturally competent healthcare – that is, healthcare that meets their social, cultural and linguistic needs.

The contribution of intimate partner violence to health disparities for women of color

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English
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Online
Author: 
Phyllis W Sharps
Jacquelyn C Campbell
Publisher: 
Family Violence Prevention & Health Practice
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Provides an overview of the health consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) for minority women including increased risk for HIV/AIDS and the hidden epidemic of forced sex.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 15564827
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Includes bibliographical references.

preventAIDS.ca

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
African and Carribean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario
Publication Date: 
2006-
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents a web site, specifically targeted at Canadians of Caribbean and African descent, that serves as an interactive and informative resource for information about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

African and Carribean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario

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

Forms a network of organizations and individuals committed to HIV prevention, education, advocacy, research, treatment, care and support for African and Caribbean communities in Ontario.

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Email Address: 
info@accho.ca

Study: fertility among visible minority women

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
The Daily
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses fertility rates among visible minority women, from 1996 to 2001.

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Sister talk 2

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Boston, MA

Presents a ten-part television series designed to help Black women learn practiical strategies to improve their heart health. Covers topics such as diabetes, blood pressure, stroke, cholesterol, healthy weights, stress, smoking, and advocacy.

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