Economic and social development

Economic and social development

Cultivating community : co-operative gardening

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Joan Riggs
Edition: 
Vol 8, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article promotes community organized gardens and their social benefits. Defines Eco-Feminism. Gives examples of successful community garden projects. Lists ways to start a garden in your neighbourhood. 

 


Women's poverty and the recession

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English
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Online
Author: 
Monica Townson
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines Canada's high rates of women's poverty and critiques federal government policies that have helped contribute to it. Reveals that almost one-quarter (24%) of Canadian women are raising children on their own and 14% of single older women are poor.

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Visit their website to download a copy of the report and factsheet or to order a copy of the report.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978-1-897569-72-6
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Includes bibliographical references. Printed copies of the report can be purchased from the CCPA for: $10.

Women's empowerment and gender equality: essential goals for saving women's lives

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English
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Author: 
World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Promoting gender equality and empowering women (Millennium Development Goal 3) is not only an important goal in itself but also represents a powerful strategy for achieving other MDGs, especially MDG 5, which is to improve maternal health. This leaflet specifies what gender equality and women's empowerment mean, providing specific examples.

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Contact office for a copy. Also available online.

Young women work: community economic development to reduce women's poverty and improve income

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Molly McCracken
Kate Dykman
Francine Parent
Ivy Lopez
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Describes barriers and opportunities for young women. Outlines community economic development approaches to preventing poverty among young women ages 15 to 24.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0973504870
PWHCE POVR.M33 2005
Project #105
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Fall 2005: Young women work -- in their homes, in our community, in schools, with other youth and in the labour force. But young women who live in poverty continue to find themselves unable to make our economy or society work for them. Struggling to stay in school, working for low wages, and lacking childcare, young women face many challenges. At risk of a future living in poverty, and possibly raising another generation to do the same, young women want to work to build a better future and community. This participatory feminist research project sought to describe the barriers and opportunities for young women in the "new" economy, and outlines Community Economic Development approaches to preventing poverty among young women ages 15 to 24. The authors found that young women are ready and willing to participate in holistic programs that respect their cultural backgrounds, and build strong futures for themselves, their families and their communities.

Women and trade in Canada: an overview of key issues

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English
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Online
Author: 
Cathy Blacklock
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides a brief synopsis of recent trade liberalization processes, and begins to identify key trade issues and their implications for Canadian women.

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ISBN 06620661966
WOMI.B53 2000
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Les Canadiennes et le commerce : survol des principaux enjeux.

International trade: putting gender into the process: initiatives and lessons learned

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English
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Online
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Soraya Hassanali
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines domestic consultative mechanisms for the development of international trade policy, and reviews efforts taken to integrate gender issues into international trade negotiations both nationally and internationally.

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ISBN 0662661974
WOMI.H37 2001
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Commerce international : intégration des considerations liées à l'égalité entre les sexes dans le processus d'élaboration des politiques : initiatives et leçons.

International trade policy: a primer

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English
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Online
Author: 
Kathleen Macmillan
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses the concepts and evolution of trade rule-making and provides an overview of a number of trade agreements to which Canada is a party.

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ISBN 0662661958
WOMI.M33 2000
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Politique internationale en matière de commerce : une introduction.

Human Resources Development Canada

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Governmental Body
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English
Français
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Information provision and referral

An inclusion lens: workbook for looking at social and economic exclusion and inclusion

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Malcolm Shookner
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents a 20-page workbook for analyzing legislation, policies, programs, and practices to determine whether they promote the social and economic inclusion of individuals, families, and communities, designed for use by policy makers, program managers, and community leaders who work in the context of social and economic exclusion, in both the public and non-profit sectors. Provides a method for analyzing both the conditions of exclusion and solutions that promote inclusion, as well as a way to begin a dialogue with excluded groups, raise awareness about how exclusion works. Also identifies steps to move towards more inclusive policies, programs, and practices. Describes elements of inclusion and exclusion along eight dimensions, and provides a workbook to guide analysis of policies and programs and to plan action to promote inclusion.

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Measuring genuine progress

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Ronald Colman
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Discusses need for better and more accurate measures of progress, as the Gross National Product (GNP) does not distinguish economic activities that bring benefit from those that cause harm.

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MCEWH GEND.M37 1999
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Chapter in "Made to Measure: Designing Research, Policy and Action Approaches to Eliminate Gender Inequity, National Symposium, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 3-6 1999."
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