Social services

Social services

Outaouais Health and Social Services Network

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Groups Served: 
All women
Families
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Community education/development

The Outaouais Health and Social Services Network involves citizens, public institutions, service organizations, and community resources in the planning and delivery of quality and accessible health and social services to the English-speaking population.

Primary Telephone: 
819-777-3206
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@ohssn.org
Fax Number: 
819-682-4033
Street Address: 
2 Millar Rd
City: 
Gatineau
Province: 
QC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
J8Y 3N3

Caledon Institute of Social Policy

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

Does rigorous, high-quality research and analysis. Seeks to inform and influence public opinion and to foster public discussion on poverty and social policy. Develops and promotes concrete, practicable proposals for the reform of social programs at all levels of government and of social benefits provided by employers and the voluntary sector.

Primary Telephone: 
613-729-3340
Email Address: 
caledon@caledoninst.org
Fax Number: 
613-729-3896
Street Address: 
620-1600 Scott St
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1Y 4N7

Are wage supplements the answer to the problems of the working poor?

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Andrew Jackson
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines different recommendations and finds wage supplements can play useful supporting roles in assisting the working poor, but should not be seen as the centerpiece of a new social architecture.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0886274990
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Count us in! Inclusion and homeless women in downtown east Toronto

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Ontario Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Describes many of the barriers homeless and underhoused women face, and highlights their solutions for making health and social services more inclusive.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Survival strategies: women on employment support & income assistance (ESIA) in Nova Scotia provide their key recommendations for

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Rene Ross
Lucille Harper
Bernadette MacDonald
Louise Smith MacDonald
Publisher: 
Antigonish Women's Resource Centre, Pictou County Women's Centre and Every Woman's Centre, Sydney
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Nova Scotia

Examines the experiences of women living in poverty and the ways current ESIA policies are impacting their daily lives. Details their priorities for change.

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Struggling to survive: women on employment support and income assistance (ESIA) in Nova Scotia provide their priority areas for

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Rene Ross
Publisher: 
Antigonish Women's Resource Centre, Pictou County Women's Centre and Every Woman's Centre, Sydney
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Nova Scotia

Outlines priority areas identified by women living in poverty to help them gain meaningful employment, provide for their families, and live a life independent of the ESIA.

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Systems failure: a report on the experiences of sexual minorities in Ontario's health-care and social-services systems: final re

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Publisher: 
Coalition for Lesbian & Gay Rights in Ontario
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Indicates the dimensions of systemic and individual prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered peoples. Provides recommendations for change.

ISBN/ISSN: 
GLBT.S97 1997

Muslim culture and faith: a guide for social service providers

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Publisher: 
Islamic Social Services Association
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Works to aid social workers, psychologists, counsllors, and other social service providers in better understanding Muslims, their faith and their culture.

ISBN/ISSN: 
COMM.I85 2002

Assessing the impact of social policy reform on women's health

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English
Translated Title: 
L'évaluation de l'impact de la réforme des politiques sociales sur la santé des femmes
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Summarizes the results of a research project that examined the impact of changes in social policy on the health of single mothers.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ACEWH WOMH.M68 2001

Challenging heterosexism: towards non-heterosexist policy and regulation in health and social security agencies

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

Provides tools through which health and social security agencies and practitioners can assess and correct the heterosexist bias in their programs and activities.

ISBN/ISSN: 
MCEWH GLBT.B45 2000
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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