Community development

Community development

St. Stephen's Community House

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

Community-based social service agency that serves neighbourhoods in downtown West Toronto. Offers services to children, youth, adults, seniors, immigrants, refugees and others. Advocates to improve the quality of life of members of their community.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 925-2103
Fax Number: 
(416) 925-2271
Street Address: 
91 Bellevue Ave
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5T 2N8

Social and economic stress: women's health in fishing communities

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English
Translated Title: 
Le stress social et économique: la santé des femmes dans les communautés de pêcheurs
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Moving Towards Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Examines how women's health and well-being are affected by the downturn in the fisheries.

Women's health and wellbeing in six Nova Scotia fishing communities

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English
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Ariella Pahlke
Stella Lord
Linda Christiansen-Ruffman
Publisher: 
CRIAW--Nova Scotia
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Explores how women’s health and well-being were being affected by recent changes in fishing communities in Nova Scotia.

ISBN/ISSN: 
MCEWH WOMH.P34 2001

Exploitation in the sex trade: what can communities and agencies do together? Forum report, March 8, 2002

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Planning Committee: Exploitation in the Sex Trade
Publisher: 
Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Summarizes the information presented, at the Forum on Exploitation in the Sex Trade, held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 8, 2002, by the panel speakers and the ideas and comments brought forth by the individuals, agency representatives and politicians in attendance.

ISBN/ISSN: 
SEXP.E97 2002

The emerging picture: a final report on action planning workshops for the Canadian Breast Cancer Network

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Tides Turning Consultants
Publisher: 
Tides Turning Consultants
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Describes the key issues and priorities as discussed by over 130 women in Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver sessions of the Canadian Breast Cancer Network action planning workshops.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
BREC.T53 1995

The NACA position on informal caregiving: support and enhancement

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
National Advisory Council on Aging
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Division of Aging and Seniors, National Advisory Council on Aging
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Promotes increased recognition and support for those informal caregivers that provide assistance to frail seniors.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
CARE.N38 1990
ISBN 0662577450

Women and aging project community-based needs assessment

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Madelyn Hall
Publisher: 
Women's Health Clinic
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Reports on a six-month community-based needs assessment undertaken by the Women's Health Clinic in Winnipeg to determine how best to address the increase in life expectancy of Canadian women and concerns about the increased number of years spent coping with chronic illnesses that may result. The purpose of the needs assessment was to define the health and social concerns of women aged fifty-five to sixty five and community resources currently available. It was also meant to define a role for the Clinic in meeting the health needs of older women, and establish connections with other groups in the community to share ideas about concerns and joint programming. The primary method used to gather data for the needs assessment were unstructured individual interviews with key informants in the community, and focus groups with women in the target-age population. Findings: key informants defined several socioeconomic influences on the health of aging women and suggested there is a lack of available resources for aging women in Winnipeg. Many services available do not fit the image of this age group, who are neither young women or old women. Key informants highlighted additional disadvantages for certain groups of women because of language, cultural, and physical barriers. Focus group participants focused on the images of aging and societal attitudes. They feel that the best way to address their concerns is to be actively involved in making decisions for themselves. This report concludes with the recommendation that the Women's Health Clinic develop a multifaceted program of health education for aging women. This program would involve older women in the process of confronting the myths and fears of aging, and would give them positive suggestions for planning in the future.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
AGIN.H35 1993

Social inclusion: on the path to social development in Newfoundland and Labrador

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English
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Susan Williams
Publisher: 
Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Identifies effective community development practices that involve citizens in planning and decision-making. Shows examples of cross-sectoral processes that involve women, children and youth, with practical guidelines that can be used by other communities to incorporate social inclusion in the Strategic Social Plan.

ISBN/ISSN: 
MCEWH HEAD.W55 2000
Policy Discussion Series Paper No. 6
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Social investment in New Brunswick

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English
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Mary Simpson
Publisher: 
Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Shows case studies of social investment. Discusses challenges, strengths and values of each case.

ISBN/ISSN: 
MCEWH COMM.S56 2000
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

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

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English
Media Type: 
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
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