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Health carelessness and the plight of immigrant women

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Johanna Brand
Edition: 
Vol 14, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares stories of immigrant women living in Manitoba. Examines what can happen to newcomers who need medical care, yet are still struggling to understand the health-care system, its culture and society. Illustrates the challenges immigrant women face in having their needs met. 

 


Reaching out : women working with immigrant women

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Valerie Kflfoil
Edition: 
Vol 13, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article introduces Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWWIW), a women's group in New Brunswick for immigrant and refugee women. Shares success they have had in making their program accessible. Systemic challenges: racism and sexism. 

 


Healthshock

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Bhooma Bhayana
Edition: 
Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores some experiences of immigrant women accessing health care services in Canada. Suggests ways to begin to break down some of the barriers to access and equality that exist in our health care system between the health care worker  and the consumer of those services. 

 

Where does the torturer live?

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Michelle Andrene Lurch
Edition: 
Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses domestic violence and the linguistic and cultural barriers barriers for immigrant women that make it difficult to access resources and support. Shares stories and resources. 


 

 

Menopause in Japan means konenki

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

This article explores the different experiences and understandings of menopause for women in Japan as compared to women in North America. Acknowledges the power of language in shaping our experiences. 

Not quite a refuge: refugee women in canada

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Christina Lee
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article speaks to experiences of refugee women in Canada. Barriers for refugee women seeking health care and social services. Describes inadequacies of services for refugee women and how they can be improved. 

Long-term care homes legislation : Lessons from Ontario

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Bev Baines
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Looks at why gender matters when discussing long-term care homes using the Ontario Legislature's 2007 Long-term Care Homes Act as an example.

Commissariat aux langues officielles

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
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English

The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages is an agent of change and ombudsman. Its mission is to take all measures to achieve the three main objectives of the Official Languages Act, namely: the equality of English and French in Parliament, within the Government of Canada, the federal administration and institutions subject to the Act; the preservation and development of official language communities in Canada; the equality of English and French in Canadian society.

Primary Telephone: 
(613) 996-6368
Email Address: 
message@ocol-clo.gc.ca
Fax Number: 
(613) 993-5082
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1 877 996-6368
Street Address: 
344 Slater Street, 3rd Floor
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1A 0T8

Language barriers in access to health care

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Sarah Bowen
Publisher: 
Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of current research describing the impact of language barriers on health care access and quality of care, and the role that language access programs can play in addressing these barriers. While the review includes studies done in other countries, this report aims to provide an analysis of the research evidence from a Canadian perspective.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662305388

Guidelines on gender-neutral language

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Annie Desprez-Bouanchaud
Janet Doolaege
Lydia Ruprecht
Publisher: 
UNESCO
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Paris, France

Provides alternatives to commonly used words and phrases that exclude women, that are ambiguous, where it is not clear whether the author means one or both sexes, and stereotypical, where the writing conveys unsupported or biased connotations about sex roles and identity. This booklet also includes some definitions of terms used in connection with the advancement of women and women's rights, and suggestions for further reading.

ISBN/ISSN: 
GEND.D47 1999
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