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African Canadian Legal Clinic Youth Human Rights Mentorship Program - Giving Youth a Voice
Canada, Immediate to September 7, 2001
The Youth Human Rights Mentorship Program is funded by the Ministry of Canadian Heritage and administered by the African Canadian Legal Clinic. Its focus is to expose young people to international & national human rights issues. It will prepare them to participate in the United Nations World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance and will give participants a voice in the UN WCAR process ensuring that issues affecting youth are addressed. If chosen to participate in the program, you will join young people from across Canada who are beginning to organize in preparation for the UN WCAR, which will be held in Durban, South Africa from August 31 - September 7, 2001.

African Canadian Legal Clinic

Toll Free: 1-888-377-0033
Ph: (416) 214-4747
Email: aclcstud@olap.org
Web: www.aclc.net

2001: A Health Odyssey: Building Healthy Communities
Saskatoon, August 31 to September 3, 2001
This Gathering (conference) will bring together people who are working to address the health and social issues that face those who have emotional and sexual relationships with people of the same gender. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on the extent to which their organizations have been involved in HIV prevention in the past and to critically analyze how their work addressing the determinants of health can best include HIV prevention in a holistic manner. This gathering will build on our past, rejuvenate strategies and advance an inclusive national vision of health promotion. It is of interest to those involved in addressing the determinants of health as they relate to people who have emotional and sexual relationships with the same gender whether they label themselves queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, Two-Spirit, trangendered, men who have sex with men or however. It will provide an opportunity for people involved in phone-lines, support groups, youth groups, community centres, HIV prevention programs in the gay community, anti-homophobia education, and to network and share strategies. It will also provide an opportunity to develop a national strategy and national and local partnerships to address issues facing this community.

PO Box 3043
Saskatoon SK S7K 3S9
Fx: (306) 665-1280

9th International Women's Health Meeting (IWHM)
Canada, August 2002
Since the first International Women's Health Meeting in 1975, women from around the world have been meeting on a regular basis to advance and strengthen the women's health movement. Health is undeniably one of the main pillars of society. It is for this reason that women have felt it important to meet and strategize around specific issues over the years. The purpose of the 9th IWHM is to provide a forum for grassroots health activists from around the world to come together to evaluate past strategies and to develop and refine new strategies which will ensure that women's health will be a priority in the ever increasing climate of globalization. This is a unique opportunity for Canadian women's health activists to strategize and network with others from around the world. The newly-formed Advisory Committee is co-chaired by Lise Martin from CRIAW and Nuzhath Leedham from the Riverdale Immigrant Women's Centre.

Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW)

408-151 Slater Street
Ottawa ON K1P 5H3
Fx: (613) 563-0682
Email: info@criaw-icref.ca
Web: www.criaw-icref.ca

Canadian Institute of Gender and Health Consultations
Canada, current–Fall 2001
The Institute on Gender and Health is one of 13 institutes named by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in July 2000. Its purpose is to 'support research to address how sex (biological factors) and gender (socio-cultural experiences) interact with other factors that influence health to create conditions and problems that are unique, more prevalent, more serious or different with respect to risk factors or effective interventions for women and for men. ' The national Working Group on the CIHR, of which CWHN was a member, had proposed the establishment of an Institute of Gender and Women's Health Research that would focus exclusively on women's health, to address and correct the years of gender imbalance in health research. CWHN Executive Director Madeline Boscoe has been named to the new Institute's Advisory Board. Miriam Stewart, Scientific Director of the Institute of Gender and Health, has been holding a series of consultations about the Institute across the country this spring. Further consultations with consumers and community researchers are being planned for the fall. Contact Madeline Boscoe at CWHN to become involved.

Kathleen Lewis, Executive Assistant
CIHR Institute of Gender and Health

University of Alberta
5-22 UEC, 8303–112th St
Edmonton, AB T6G 2T4
Ph: (780) 492-6699
Fx: (780) 492-8045
E-mail: kathleen.lewis@ualberta.ca