Single parents

Single parents

In our own words

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

This article profiles nine organizations working to better women’s health.   

Resilience: stories of single black mothers (film)

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English
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A 48-minute documentary that confronts long-held sterotypes by stepping inside the lives of three real women in the real world.  Follows Nancy, Simone and Gloria as they reflect on their experiences of balancing single parenthood, working life, relationships and the fulfilment of their own goals in the context of a society that is often harshly judgemental. By interweaving these intimate stories, the documentary offers a deeper understanding of the challenges, practical strategies and dreams of three resilient women and, indeed, of many black single mothers in Canada.

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Available online.
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Product ID: ZZY-10-05 Regular Price: $150.00 Format: DVD, Chaptered DVD / Closed captioned

Income instability of lone parents, singles, and two-parent families in Canada 1984 to 2004

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English
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René Morissette
Yuri Ostrovsky
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Business and Labour Market Analysis, Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
2007

Examines income instability of lone parents, singles and two-parent families in Canada in the past two decades using tax data. Discusses whether there has been a widespread increase in earnings instability among lone parents (especially lone mothers.

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Single motherhood and mental health: implications for primary prevention

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English
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William R Avison
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Canadian Medical Association
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Looks at research showing that single motherhood is associated with increased rates of affective disorder, poverty, and utilization of mental health services.

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Includes bibliographical references.

One Parent Families Association of Canada

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Support group/peer support

Helps recently single parents deal with their new situation.

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(905) 831-7098
Email Address: 
opfa222@aol.com
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1-877-773-7714
Street Address: 
1099 Kingston Rd, #222
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Pickering
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Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
L1V 1B5

Mothers Against Fathers In Arrears (M.A.F.I.A)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Provides support and advocacy for single mothers who are not receiving support payments from the child/children's self-employed father.

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(905) 827-6934

Single Mothers By Choice

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Support group/peer support

A social and support group for women who are single mothers by choice as well as those who are interested in becoming single mothers by choice.

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(416) 657-0685
Street Address: 
17 Roseneath Gdns
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Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M6C 3X5

"I am pregnant"

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English
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Online
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New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women
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New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Fredericton, NB

Explores the three options available to women who find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy: parenting, adoption and abortion.

Re/working benefits: continuation of non-cash benefits support for single mothers and disabled women

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English
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Paper
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Tanis Doe
Doris Rajan
Claire Abbott
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Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa ON

Explores how the reliance of single mothers and women with disabilites on non-cash benefits associated with social assistance prevents them from being employed despite the fact that many want employment.

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EMPL.D64 2003
ISBN 0662670515
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Le maintien des avantages non pécuniaires liés aux prestations de travail, une mesure de soutien aux mères seules et aux femmes handicapées.

Final report for the "Talking Bridge" project "Gaagi Dom Gak Azchigan": a health innovation initiative administered by the Sault

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English
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Paper
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Marlene Antoniow
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Sault Ste. Marie Indian Friendship Centre
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Sault Ste. Marie, ON

The "Talking Bridge" project was initiatied in response to an identified gap in services in urban Aboriginal health care programs; specifically, it addressed single parent families who lacked emotional support in their everyday life in situations such as medical operations, childbirth, mental health, addictions, socialization, health awareness, cultural awareness, financial stresses, physical and sexual abuse, and peer support. The project targeted other areas in need of support other than single parents. They were elders, men, youth, and women with no children. This report describes the activites of the project since funding was provided by the Ontario government, demonstrating its' success, and to justify continued support for the project.

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ABGN.A58 1993
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