Aboriginal

Fetal alcohol syndrome & fetal alcohol spectrum disorder among Aboriginal Canadians: knowledge gaps

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Resource Language: 
English
Translated Title: 
Syndrome d’alcoolisation foetale et ensemble des troubles causés par l’alcoolisation foetale chez les Autochtones du Canada : lacunes en matière de connaissances
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Michael Pacey
Publisher: 
National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Prince George, BC

Identifies knowledge gaps in FAS/FASD research from a life course perspective that can help prioritize future research and improve understanding of how to address FAS/FASD in Aboriginal communities.

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Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Health status and health services use of female and male prisoners in provincial jail

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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: 
Jennifer R. Bernier
Kristin MacLellan
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Halifax NS

Examines and compares the health status and health service utilization of women and men in a provincial correctional jail in Atlantic Canada. Finds that prisoners experienced a number of physical and mental health issues and a large proportion used health services during incarceration. The quality and accessibility of health services played a significant role in how participants viewed health care in jail. Sex and gender are shown to influence the health status and use of health services among provincial prisoners. Females report more heath issues and poorer overall health, as well as more difficulties accessing health services during incarceration than male prisoners. Race also plays a role in health status and health service utilization. Aboriginal prisoners rate their overall physical and mental health poorer than non-Aboriginals. They also report a greater need for health services, but use them less than non-Aboriginal prisoners.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN: 978-0-9810459-3-1
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Aboriginal Two-Spirit and LGBTQ Migration

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Janice Ristock
Art Zoccole
Lisa Passante
Publisher: 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Sexual and Gender Diversity:Vulnerability and Resilience (SVR) Research Program
Publication Date: 
November 2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A qualitative, community-based research project that explores the trajectories of migration of Aboriginal people who identify as Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) and the impact of mobility on health and wellness.

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Available online.

Portage la Prairie Friendship Centre

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Groups Served: 
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development

The Centre assists Aboriginal newcomers in ther adjustment to urban life; provides a medium for the development of Aboriginal Leadership in the community; creates mutual understanding between people of Aboriginal ancestry and others through education and recreational programs; creates awareness in the community and media about concerns and needs of Aboriginal people, and takes action in resolving them whenever possible.

Primary Telephone: 
204-239-6333
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@ptgfc.orgnet
Fax Number: 
204-239-6534
Street Address: 
20-3rd St NE
City: 
Portage la Prairie
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R1N 1N4
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011

Dryden Native Friendship Centre

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Primary Telephone: 
807-223-4180
Email Address: 
drfc@drytel.net
Fax Number: 
807-233-6275
Street Address: 
53 Arthur St
City: 
Dryden
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
P8N 1J7
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011

Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Primary Telephone: 
905-871-8931
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
jpoulin@fenfc.org
Fax Number: 
905-871-9655
Street Address: 
796 Buffalo Rd
City: 
Fort Erie
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
L2A 5H2
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011

Moose Mountain Friendship Centre

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Primary Telephone: 
306-453-2425
Fax Number: 
306-453-6777
Street Address: 
PO Box 207
Addt'l Street Address: 
118 Souris Ave W
City: 
Carlyle
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S0M 0J0
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011

Qu'Appelle Valley Friendship Centre

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Primary Telephone: 
306-332-5616
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
admin@qvfc.ca
Fax Number: 
306-332-5091
Street Address: 
PO Box 240
City: 
Fort Qu'Appelle
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S0G 1S0
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011

Ile-A-La-Crosse Friendship Centre

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Primary Telephone: 
306-833-2313
Email Address: 
ilx.friendctr.inc@sasktel.net
Fax Number: 
306-833-2216
Street Address: 
PO Box 160
Addt'l Street Address: 
Lajeunesse Ave
City: 
Ile-A-La-Crosse
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S0M 1C0
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011

Northwest Friendship Centre

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Primary Telephone: 
306-236-3766
Fax Number: 
306-236-5451
Street Address: 
PO Box 1780
Addt'l Street Address: 
205 Centre St
City: 
Meadow Lake
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S0M 1V0
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011
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