Social problems

Social problems

Focus on social views, not individual behaviour

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Intimate partner violence: Violence prevention is a public health issue
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Ginette Petitpas-Taylor
New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publisher: 
Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg

Discusses how the first step to real prevention of violence, primary prevention, is realizing that it is not just the attitude of abusers that are the problem. Societal attitudes toward violence need to change as well.

kickaction: girls and young women acting for social change

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English
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Online
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POWER Camp National
Publication Date: 
2006-
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Presents a web site for girls and young women who are acting for positive change in their lives, families, communities and governments.

The effect of social isolation and loneliness on the health of older women: executive summary

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Addresses social isolation and loneliness from a gender perspective, and examines their effects on older women’s health.

Women and social reform

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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: 
Pat Armstrong
Publisher: 
Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Reviews the origins of current principles and practices of social reform, their impact on federal and provincial reform of programs and services, and the ways these social reforms alter women’s opportunities for well being.

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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." // Includes bibliographical references.

Securing the social union: next steps

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Kathy O'Hara
Publisher: 
Canadian Policy Research Networks
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Argues that the "social union" represents a fundamental change in the evolution of social policy in Canada as governments work together to address major problems in a spirit of collaboration and partnership and in a coordinated way across governments and policy sectors. This paper explores a number of broad governance issues related to the social union, such as implementing outcome measurement as a way of increasing governments' accountability for results and mobilizing collective action around social priorities, creating institutions to handle new functions in the social union, and engaging citizens in the construction of the social union. The most significant conclusion of the paper is that we need mechanisms to manage interdependence within the federation. Without them, Canada is missing key piece of governance. First Ministers should address this problem by expanding the scope of the current social union discussions, building more structures for these discussions, and opening them up to citizens.

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