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When Women Count: resource manual on unpaid work
Put out by Mothers are Women (MAW), this resource manual declares itself the most complete resource available on unpaid work, and well it should. It includes detailed analysis of women's unpaid work, discussion by some of Canada's foremost writers and researchers of how unpaid work fits into the context of our lives, highlights of the unpaid work movement in Canada and around the world, and a guide to personal activism as well as a complete reference list. Workshop materials are also provided, with detailed instructions for facilitating a workshop.
Cost: $20 (MAW members), $30 (non-members). English.

Mothers Are Women
PO Box 4104, Station E
Ottawa ON K1S 5B1 Canada
Tel: (613) 722-7851

From Workplace to Workspace: Using E-mail Lists to Work Together
More and more today, women's health activists, organizations, and women with specific health conditions meet and discuss women's health issues on-line. This booklet provides practical and useful advice on how to set up an e-mail list, how to launch it, and how to keep it active and vibrant. Well-written, and organized, "newbies" and web veterans alike will find it useful.
Cost: $15. English.

Published by the International Development Research Centre, 1998.
Renouf Publishing Co. Ltd
5369 Canotek Road, Unit 1
Ottawa ON K1J 9J3 Canada
Tel: (613) 745-2665
Fax: (613) 745-7660

The Puzzle of Perimenopause.
This 44 minute video produced by Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior gives an interactive explanation, using diagrams and discussions, of the chaotic and often high estrogen surges during perimenopause (the several years of changes before and the year following the last menstrual period). It also provides a useful "Meno Diary" to help a woman chart her menstrual cycle, highlighting any changes.
Cost: Donation of $35 (a $20 tax receipt will be issued). English.

BC Endocrine Research Foundation
380-575 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver BC V5Z 1C6 Canada
Tel: (604) 875-5922
Fax: (604) 875-5931

Des nouvelle d'elles : Les femmes Agées du Québec.

This booklet on older women (65 plus) in Quebec, is made up of a comprehensive study that answers the questions: Qui sont-elles? Où vivent-elles? Que possèdent-elles? Comment vont-elles? Que veulent-elles? The authors find that these questions are not only relevant to the women's movement, but that we must give older women our full attention.
Cost: Free. French.

Conseil du statut de la femmes
Service de la production et de la diffusion
8, rue Cook, 3e étage
Québec QC G1R 5J7 Canada

Herstory 2000: The Canadian Women's Calendar (silver anniversary edition).
In celebration of the millennium and its 25th anniversary, Herstory 2000 takes a look back at the influential women who forever changed the face of Canada, like Nellie McClung and the Famous Five, while flashing forward to tell the stories of the women who are breaking new ground today, like Sarah Polley, Connie Eaves and Anne Lindsay. The Calendar also focuses on various topics, including Women and Health. More than just a beautifully designed date book, Herstory 2000 is a source of inspiring tales of the untold histories and unfolding futures of Canadian women.
Cost: $11.95. English.

Coteau Books
401-2206 Dewdney Avenue
Regina SK S4R 1H3 Canada
Toll free: 1-800-440-4471

L'Agenda des femmes.
The World March of Women in the Year 2000 against poverty and violence against women is the theme for this year's day-timer. Made in coordination with la Fédération des femmes du Québec, inside women from all over the world share their story, their triumphs and their hopes. Beautifully illustrated and spiral-bound, Les Editions du remue-ménage has done it again.
Cost: $15.45. French.

Les Editions du remue-ménage
110, rue Sainte-Thérèse, bureau 501
Maison Parent-Roback
Montréal QC H2Y 1E6 Canada
Tel: (514) 876-0097
Fax: (514) 876-7951

No Car, No Radio, No Liquor Permit examines the history of single mothers on welfare in Ontario from the establishment of the Ontario Mother's Allowance in 1920 to the elimination of the policy under the Harris Government in 1997. Through the use of government documents, case files, and interviews, the book shows how single mothers throughout history have opened their homes and their lives to intrusive investigations to prove themselves financially and morally worthy.
Cost: $24.95. English.

Published by Oxford University Press, 1998
Oxford University Press Canada
70 Wynford Drive
Don Mills ON M3C 1J9 Canada
Fax: (416) 441-0345
Toll Free Fax: 1-800-665-1771

Women's Information Services and Networks: A global source book is a guide to the multitude of women's information centres and women's archives that are working to strengthen the position of women. The impact of information technology, including the potential of electronic networking, are considered and regional perspectives are given from all over the world. A directory of information services is included along with an annotated bibliography and source list. This is a great global source, especially useful to those with no Internet connection.
Cost: $23.95 (US). English.

Published by KIT Press, 1999
PO Box 95001
1090 HA Amsterdam
The Netherlands


A comic book made by and for youth, L'indésirable (The undesirable one) deals with the subjects of HIV and AIDS by talking about friendship, (sexual) relationships and communication between young people. Written by La Bande des jeunes, a group of teens aged 13 to 17, and illustrated by a professional cartoonist, this comic book is accessible and very realistic.
Cost: Free. French.

MIELS-Québec (Movement d'information et d'entraide dans la lutte contre le SIDA à Québec)
Suite 200, 175 St-Jean Street
Quebec QC G1R 1N4 Canada
Tel: (418) 649-1720
SIDA Aide (AIDS Help-line): (418) 649-0788
Fax: (418) 649-1256

Women's Health Freedom from Violence: Practical Tools.
Produced by the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, this package contains resource information sheets with a sampling of the extensive information available from the clearinghouse. With topics including Employment Training for Survivors, From Victimization to Empowerment, Information on Healing Community Healing in the North, and much more, this is an excellent look at the vast amount information available.
Cost: Free. English and French.

Health Promotion and Programs Branch
Health Canada
Jeanne Mance Building, 7th Floor
Address Locator: 1907D1
Ottawa ON K1A 1B4 Canada
Tel: (613) 957-2938
TTY: (613) 952-6396
Fax: (613) 941-8930
Toll-free: 1-800-267-1291
Toll-free TTY: 1-800-561-5643
Toll-free Fax: 1-888-267-1233

Toward a Healthy Future: Second Report on the Health of Canadians the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Advisory Committee on Population Health. This report summarizes the most current information on the health of Canadians, with a goal to alert policy-makers, practitioners and the public to the state of the health of Canadians, and the direction it is headed. Useful statistics, often separated according to gender.
Cost: Free. English and French.

Health Canada
Tunney's Pasture (AL0900C2)
Ottawa ON K1A 0K9 Canada
Tel: (613) 954-5995
Fax: (613) 941-5366

Thanks to Jennifer Litchfield for her assistance in compiling this edition of the Resources.

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