Women and housing

Profiles: pei healing centre for survivors

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

This article profiles a healing centre for adult survivors of child sexual abuse in PEI. Explores reasons why a healing centre and where they gathered resources to make this dream come true.  

There was an old woman ...

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Debra Pilon
Edition: 
Vol 7, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the housing needs of seniors, who are predominantly women, and illustrates some new and traditional housing options designed specifically for seniors.  Introduces the term Granny Flat. 

INTERdependence

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Abby Lippman
Edition: 
Network Magazine
Publisher: 
CWHN
Publication Date: 
2013

Discusses some of the issues regarding housing and care that women face throughout their life spans. Argues for a "solidarity centred mode of life” when considering housing arrangements. Explores how housing arrangements can become "communities of care" that encourage and support (radical) INTERdependence as a way many women— especially older women—may want to live their lives.

Aboriginal women’s guide to housing & shelters in Winnipeg

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English
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Online
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Mother of Red Nations Women’s Council of Manitoba
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A practical guide for Aboriginal women seeking housing resources in Winnipeg.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online

Coming together: homeless women, housing and social support

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English
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Online
Author: 
Izumi Sakamoto
Josie Ricciardi
Jen Plyler
Natalie Wood
Publisher: 
The Wellesley Institute
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

An arts-based community research project exploring how women and transwomen who are marginally housed build support networks with each other in order to survive.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Herstreet

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Housing

Montreal organization which serves the needs of women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Primary Telephone: 
514 284-9665
Email Address: 
http://www.laruedesfemmes.org/contact
Fax Number: 
514 284-6570
Street Address: 
1050, rue Jeanne-Mance
City: 
Montreal
Province: 
Quebec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H2Z 1L7
Country: 
Canada

Trans-Canada homelessness highway: a women's route map

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English
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Online
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Women’s Housing Equality Network
Publication Date: 
2008

Map of Canada that provides detailed information about the “routes” to women's homelessness, including federal, provincial and territorial policies that contribute to homelessness, and the policy changes that are needed to ensure women have access to housing that is adequate, affordable, safe and secure.

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Available online.

Supportive housing needs of women with mental health issues

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English
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Online
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Social Policy Research Unit (University of Regina) and the Regina YWCA
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Regina, SK.

Examines the supportive housing needs of women with mental health issues who do not easily fit into many of the existing programs.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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