British Columbia

British Columbia

The invisible, visible homelessness in a rural BC community

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Carol Seychuk
Publisher: 
Aware: The Newsletter of the BC Institute Against Family Violence
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Examines contributing factors to homelessness in the Smithers, BC area, as well as barriers to overcoming the problem of homelessness. Also looks at which groups make up the homeless, including women, youth and First Nations persons.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Policies of exclusion, poverty and health: stories from the front

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Chrystal Ocean (ed.)
Publisher: 
WISE Society
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Duncan, BC

Presents the stories of 21 women living below Canada's poverty line.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0973666404
POVR.P65 2004
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Review, Network Fall 2005: We’ve all heard the statistic: one in five Canadian women is living in poverty. That's more than 2.8 million women. There are too many reasons why more women are poor than men. But what’s it like to be poor? For those of us lucky to live above the poverty line, it’s hard to imagine. We can read the reports or the research results. However, these documents are written by academics or policy makers who are often outside of the story. As Lynda Laughlin has said, "Every woman has a story. Too few have a safe place to tell it." Thanks to the Wellbeing through Inclusion Socially & Economically (WISE) project, 21 women now have that safe place. This book contains their stories of what it really means to live below the poverty line, and also how and why it happens. There isn’t a lot of happiness in these pages, but readers will find an enormous amount of strength from women that society has tried (and failed) to beat down.

Advancing the health of girls and women: a women's health strategy for British Columbia

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Ann Pederson
Publisher: 
BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre and British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Describes an approach to understanding girls' and women's health and provides background information to promote the development of initiatives to integrate girls' and women's health into research, policy and clinical care.

ISBN/ISSN: 
BCCEWH WOMH.P43 2004
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Includes bibliographical references.

The Aboriginal female condom pilot project: a report on the experiences of Aboriginal women living in two BC communities with th

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Namaste Marsden
Suzanne Newmann
Publisher: 
BC Centre for Disease Control
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, B.C.

Summarizes how the project introduced the female condom to Aboriginal women in a culturally sensitive manner.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Griefworks BC

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
Counselling

Provides information and grief support for those experiencing a loss through death. Also provides a database of over 600 bereavement support service providers.

Primary Telephone: 
604-875-2741
Email Address: 
person@griefworksbc.com
Tollfree Phone Number: 
877-234-3322
Street Address: 
E405-4500 Oak St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6H 3N1

Women's Counselling Program, North

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Counselling

Offers individual and group counselling, free of charge, to women who are residents of Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands.

Primary Telephone: 
250-626-5200
Email Address: 
iwswcpn@island.net
Fax Number: 
250-626-5238
Street Address: 
1579 Cook
City: 
Massett
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V0T 1M0

Women's Counselling Program, South

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Counselling

Offers individual and group counselling, free of charge, to women who are residents of Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands.

Primary Telephone: 
250-559-8828
Email Address: 
iwswcpn@island.net
Street Address: 
Box 207
City: 
Queen Charlotte
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V0T 1S0

Community Women's Centre @ UCFV

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

Seeks to correct social imbalance by tackling women's empowerment over all aspects of their lives including education. Encourages women and makes access to University College of the Fraser Valley easier for them. Offers a meeting place, hospitality table, food resources, free clothing exchange, information about and referrals to services, computer access, resource library, and volunteer and practicum opportunities.

Primary Telephone: 
604-864-4469
Email Address: 
cwc@ucfv.bc.ca
Fax Number: 
604-855-7614
Street Address: 
A224 UCFV UCFV Abbotsford Campus 33844 King Rd
City: 
Abbotsford
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V2S 7M9

Filipino nurses doing domestic work in Canada: a stalled development

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Cecilia Diocson
Charlene Sayo
Joy Sioson
Leah Diana
Luningning Alcuitas-Imperial
Sheila Farrales
Publisher: 
Philippine Women Centre of B.C.
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, B.C.

Examines the economic, political and social barriers encountered by Filipino nurses doing domestic work in Canada. Presents recommendations and proposes policy changes to the Canadian and Philippine governments and key institutions in British Columbia.

ISBN/ISSN: 
NURS.D56 2000

Bulkley Valley Doula Services

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Clinical or health care services

Provides doula and other labour support during childbirth. Offers fees according to a sliding scale.

Primary Telephone: 
250-847-9678
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 246
City: 
Smithers
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V0J 2N0
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