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Vancouver Women’s Health Collective

Collectivity

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Date: 
1970s
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This document describes the model of decision making used by the Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC), and the reasons for using a non-hierarchical model of collectivity, based on consensus and equality.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); collective process; women's organization

Vancouver Women's Health Collective leaflet

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Date: 
1991
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A leaflet with information about the Vancouver Women's Health Collective and their work, including their information centre, their workshops, their publications, and their approach to health care (a self-help approach).
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); women's organizations; self help; education; outreach; workshop; non-profit organization; research;

What has financial security got to do with women's health?

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Date: 
1987
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A leaflet requesting donations for the Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC), in order to ensure that the organization can continue to advocate for women's health, operate its information centre, and provide workshops for women on issues such as PMS, menopause, birth control and stress. The leaflet outlines some of the advocacy work that the VWHC has undertaken despite its financial constraints, including the formation of Dalkon Shield Action Canada, and advocacy to prevent the approval of Depo Provera for use as a contraceptive for women in Canada.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); women and health; women's health; self help; feminist organization; funding cuts; workshop; advocacy; counselling;

DES: Self-Help Workshops

Publication type: 
Poster
Sponsor: 
Health and Welfare Canada
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A poster template for a workshop on the topic of DES exposure, and ways for DES-exposed women to get emotional support and adequate medical care. The workshop was a part of the Self-Help Workshops series by the Vancouver Women's Health Collective.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's health Collective (VWHC); DES exposure; DES daughters; workshop; discussion forum

Breast health: Self-Help Workshops

Publication type: 
Poster
Sponsor: 
Health and Welfare Canada
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A poster template for a workshop on breast health, in the Self-Help Workshop Series by the Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC). The workshop poster advertised a discussion of the causes, prevention and treatment of benign breast disease and breast cancer. The focus is on a non-medicinal treatment approach to prevent breast disease, and teaching breast self-exams for detection of breast lumps.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); breast health; self help; workshop; discussion forum; breast cancer; breast self-exam

Menopause: Self-Help Workshops

Publication type: 
Poster
Sponsor: 
Health and Welfare Canada
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A poster template for a menopause workshop, in the Self-Help Workshops series by the Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC). The workshop included dispelling the belief that menopause is a disease, and looked at relieving symptoms through nutrition, exercise and relaxation. There was also some discussion of the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); menopause; self help; workshop; hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Self-Help for Women: Self Help Workshops

Publication type: 
Poster
Sponsor: 
Health and Welfare Canada
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A poster template for a workshop on Self Help, in the Self-Help Workshops series by the Vancouver Women's Health Collective. The workshop concentrates on cervical and vaginal health, with cervical self-exam demonstrations and an explanation of pap tests and vaginal cultures. Alternative treatments for vaginal infections and cervical problems are also presented.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's health Collective (VWHC); workshop; self help; vaginal health; cervical health; cervical self-exams; Pap test; alternative treatment

52% Coalition: Women Vote! May 17 2005

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Date: 
2005
Pages: 
12
Summary: 
A guide produced by the 52% Coalition, an ad hoc, non-partisan coalition of organizations and individuals committed to raising the profile of women's issues on the provincial election agenda in BC. The guide provides information on issues related to women, as well as questions women can ask of party candidates in order to find out where they stand, and whether they are committed to working for women's well-being and equality. The topics under consideration include: primary and secondary education, post-secondary education, PharmaCare, privatization of health services, health care workers, the Medical Services Plan (MSP), legal aid, women's centres, reproductive health services, social assistance, adult basic education, senior women, and childcare.
Keywords: 
52% Coalition; elections- provincial; equality; education; PharmaCare; privatization; health care workers; medical Services Plan (MSP); women's organizations; reproductive health; social assistance; adult education; post-secondary education; seniors; childcare; gender-based analysis

VWHC Fundraising Strategy

Publication type: 
Project Proposal / Grant Application
Agency: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective
Date: 
1997
Pages: 
19
Summary: 
A draft version of the Vancouver Women's Health Collective's fundraising strategy for 1997-1998. Included are sample letters to send out to donors, advertising and promotion strategies in the form of events, publications, and sponsorship, lobbying activities, and potential sources of funding.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); fundraising; women's health; women and health

Vancouver Women's Health Collective presents International Day of Action for Women's Health

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Date: 
2006
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A leaflet inviting people to attend an event organized by the Vancouver Women's Health Collective for the International Day of Action for Women's Health. The event included performances by "The No Shit Shirleys" and Erin Graham.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); International Day of Action for Women's Health (IDAWH); fundraising

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