Calls for Submissions and Participation

Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence AGM

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You are invited to the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence

Third Annual General Meeting

Friday, November 16, 2012

11:00 am - Registration

11:30 am - Lunch

11:45 am - AGM and Ceremony

Followed by presentations on new research. 

The Greenwood Inn

1715 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Tickets $20

RSVP to pwhce@uwinnipeg.ca or phone (204) 982-6630

For more information about PWHCE, visit www.pwhce.ca

Perimenopausal Hot Flush Study

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Principal Investigator:  Dr. Jerilynn Prior, UBC Professor of Medicine

The Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research (CeMCOR), University of British Columbia (UBC), and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) are conducting a Progesterone Study for Women (35 – 58y) with hot flushes and night sweats.  Women living anywhere in Canada are invited to join.  You will keep a daily record of hot flushes.  There are 3 study visits.  You can participate from home, or come to our offices at Vancouver General Hospital.  You will receive study medication (progesterone or placebo) for 3 months. 

To participate you have:

§  Menstruated within the past 12 months

§  Moderate-severe hot flushes (4/day) or night sweats (waking 2/week)

§  Not taken estrogen, progesterone or birth control pills within the past 6 months

For more information please contact the research coordinator:

Andrea Cameron, RN BScN (604) 875-5960Andrea.Cameron@vch.ca

Or visit: www.cemcor.ubc.ca

 

Seeking evaluator for Housing Senior Women Experiencing Abuse project

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Atira Women’s Resource Society in Vancouver is seeking written proposals from evaluators interested in designing and conducting an in-depth, creative, participatory evaluation involving women ages 55+ at two safe/transitional housing programs in Canada. The project is called Building on Promising Practices across Canada for Housing Senior Women Experiencing Abuse.

Their objective is to create a collaboratively developed, pan-Canadian promising practices document, as well as a network of existing housing programs for elder women fleeing abuse. They invite proposals from evaluators whose objective will be to create an in-depth participatory evaluation and who will actively involve the women at both sites. Upon project completion, the evaluator will produce a document containing Preliminary Promising Practices detailing the results of their research. The proposal should address an understanding of the project’s requirements and should include any information demonstrating experience in the field, as well as any additional information outlined in the requirements section of the RFP.

Deading for proposals: November 5, 2012

For more information, please see the RFP below.

October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - take action!

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Ask your MP to Take a Stand against poverty!

Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada wants you to show your support for ending poverty in Canada. 

Canada is a wealthy country that has enough resources for everyone; poverty, homelessness and hunger are unacceptable and unreasonable. You can send a strong message to your elected official that you want to see poverty eradicated.

Here’s how:

Take a moment to phone or email your MP. Ask them two things:

Will they wear an “End Poverty” button on October 17? They’ve received one in the mail; extras will be available in the lobby to the House of Commons on the 17th.

Will they attend “Ending Poverty Together: Real Stories, Real Solutions”, our public forum in conjunction with the All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Oct 17 at the Government Conference Centre? 

Together, we can end poverty in Canada!

- The Dignity for All campaign team

Someone's mother, sister, or daughter: Street sex workers, their families and transitioning out of street sex work

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October 25 - 26, Winnipeg

An event is being organized to share results with participants of the ongoing research project entitled, “'Someone's mother, sister, or daughter':  Street sex workers, their families and transitioning out of street sex work".

This research is being conducted by Susan Strega, Leslie Brown, Jeannine Carriére and Robina Thomas, Caitlin Janzen and Sinead Charbonneau from the University of Victoria. Members of the research team visited Winnipeg in 2010 to conduct interviews with women involved in street sex work and family members of women involved in street sex work.

The research team is inviting those who have participated in this project to come to an event to share where the researchers will their findings.

CHOICE. ACCESS. MIDWIVES.

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This campaign launched in May by the Canadian Association of Midwives is coming to a close Oct 17th 2012.

CAM launched Choice. Access. Midwives. to draw attention to the lack of access to midwifery care faced by many women and families in Canada. They are highlighting three specific issues surrounding access to midwifery care namely, lack of access in unregulated provinces and territories, lack of access for Aboriginal communities, and lack of access for many families in rural and remote regions of Canada. The main action of this campaign is to encourage all Canadians to sign an e-letter that is sent directly to Prime Minister Harper and Health Minister Aglukkaq.

This campaign will close at the CAM Annual Conference in St. John’s, NL October 17 where CAM hopes to present the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and all Canadians with an impressive number of signatures.

See the campaign and letter here.

For more information on this campaign please visit their website or contact Annie Hibbert: admin@canadianmidwives.org or  (514)-807-3668.

Sisters In Spirit Candlelight Vigils - October 4

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For years, communities have pointed to the high number of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.

The Native Women’s Association of Canada is a lead organizer in Sisters In Spirit Vigils, a national movement that encourages concerned citizens and Aboriginal community members to gather on October 4th.

They invite you, your organization and your community to join with them in solidarity every October 4th.

For more information about Sisters In Spirit and to find a vigil near you, please visit NWAC.

Trainee and Fellowship opportunities available at CGSM

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The Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health (CGSM) has announced their annual 2013 Community Based and Academic Trainee opportunities as well as their two year Post Doctoral Fellowship (2013-15).

The CGSM seeks to ameliorate gender and social inequities in the fields of mental health and substance use through innovative critical research, knowledge exchange and training initiatives. The CGSM is especially committed to learning from and training those with lived experiences of resisting social marginalization and/or stigmatization.

The term for each of these appointments begins January 2nd, 2013, and applications are due the beginning of November. Interviews will take place shortly thereafter, with successful candidates notified by December 1st 2012.

Trainees receive a $17,850 annual fellowship plus a $3,000 research stipend. The Post Doctoral Fellow will receive an annual award of $36,750 and research stipend of $5,000.

More information, please visit their website.

Survey on draft framework for effective health promotion for women

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The PhiWomen team, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team in Sex, Gender and Health Promotion, would like your input their e-survey on a draft framework for effective health promotion for women.

They would like to make sure that the key principles and strategic directions outlined in the framework will be relevant and helpful in multiple contexts and local environments.

They are hoping that this framework will help individuals and organizations in a variety of sectors influence health promotion policy, practice and research to include issues of sex, gender, diversity, and equity.

The survey takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete and will be up until September 30th. Find it here.

To find out more about the work of the PhiWomen team, please go to their website

 

Webinar: Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in Health Care Settings

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November 21, 2012

Intimate Partner Violence is a serious public health problem. Health care providers have a role to play in identifying and supporting victims of intimate partner violence. In this training, Dr. Robin Mason will provide background information on women abuse and tools that can be used to screen for intimate partner violence. Dr. Patricia Mousmanis will explain the physician's role in aiding patients facing intimate partner violence. Physicians, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, dental hygienists and assistants, and other health care professionals are encouraged to participate either online or over the phone.

Online participants must download a small program to their computer prior to the webinar. Instructions for the program download will be sent with your completed registration. A personal computer with speakers is required. Apple (Mac) computers are not supported at this time.

Telephone participants will be provided a long distance number and access code. US long distance rates will apply. Telephone participants will be emailed the presentation slides before the webinar.

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