Quality of life

Quality of life

Work-life balance

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Horizons
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explores the topic of work-life balance and its related consequences. Speaks to the causes and outcomes of time-stress felt, including gender roles and the changing family, declining fertility rates, informal caregivers and, lifetime labour transitions. PDF required.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14936704
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Includes bibliographical references.

Supporting health-related quality of life for old women

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Rosemary Blieszner
Publisher: 
JAMWA: Journal of the American Medical Women's Association
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Alexandria, VA

Provides a life span development perspective on possibilities for achieving psychological gains in old age, a review of effective coping resources, and a summary of key elements of health-related quality of life. Offers suggestions for contributing to older women’s quality of life in the context of delivering health care services.

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ISSN 00988421 (print)
ISSN 15518221 (online)

University of Toronto, Quality of Life Research Unit

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Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research

Conducts research and studies of the quality of life of seniors, adolescents, and adults in the general population.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 978-1257
Email Address: 
quality.oflife@utoronto.ca
Street Address: 
500 University Ave., Rm. 914
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5G 1V7

Work-life conflict in Canada in the new millennium: a status report

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Linda Duxbury
Chris Higgins
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Population and Public Health Branch
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines work-life conflict in Canada and details how prevalent it is, its various forms, and the impact is has on organizations, families and employees.

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ISBN 0662348930

If low-income women of colour counted in Toronto

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Punam Khosla
Publisher: 
The Community Social Planning Council of Toronto
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Finds that low-income women of colour in Toronto are isolated, overworked, subject to racism and discrimination, and chronically poor. Provides recommendations and stratefies to effect positive change.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1894199073

How to carry out a community quality of life project: a manual

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Dennis Raphael
Brenda Steinmetz
Rebecca Renwick
Publisher: 
University of Toronto, Quality of Life Research Unit
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides a population health approach to understanding communities, their strengths and their needs. Presents a process by which community factors that affect quality of life can be identified, an evaluation of the value of the quality of life model developed by the Centre for Health Promotion for considering community needs, and the identification of the strengths and drawbacks to participatory approaches to assessing the quality of life of communities. Based on the experiences of two large community quality of life projects in Toronto, and contains examples from these projects. Emphasizes the social determinants of health and well-being and uses a quality of life model to consider the effects of these determinants. Provides an overview of the community quality of life approach and its guiding principles.

ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAP.R37 1998

YMCA of Greater Toronto Choices for Living Program

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

Provides emotional support to women experiencing mental health difficulties.

Primary Telephone: 
416-487-7151
Email Address: 
spalmateer@ywcator.org
Fax Number: 
416-487-7154
Tollfree Phone Number: 
888-843-9622
Street Address: 
Bongard House
Addt'l Street Address: 
80 Woodlawn Ave E
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4T 1C1
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