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Focus Meeting on Women's Health in the Downtown Eastside

Publication type: 
Poster
Agency: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective
Date: 
2000-01-18
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A poster inviting women to the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre for a focus group meeting on women's health, hosted by the Community Health Advocate Project (a project of the Vancouver Women's Health Collective). The purpose of the meeting is to exchange ideas and information on how to involve women living in the Downtown Eastside in health related issues, and to develop a workshop to inform and empower women in the area on how to access safe and respectful health care.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); women and health; downtown eastside; women's health; workshop; discussion forum; empowerment; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre; Community Health Advocate Project

Conversation on Women's Health: May 28, 2007

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
Agency: 
Women's Health Community Advisory Committee; BC Coalition of People With Disabilities; Pacific Assoc
Date: 
2007-07-31
Pages: 
17
Summary: 
A report produced by the Women's Health Community Advisory Committee, a committee made up of 5 organizations in the Lower Mainland. The report was produced after the Conversation on Women's Health, an event held on the International Day of Action for Women's Health, May 28 2007. The event included 3 conversations, on "Quality Housing and a Living Income," "What Health Services do you Need?" and "The Social Determinants of Health: The Issues and Solutions." The report produced after the day of conversations with women from the community included 28 recommendations for the BC government, as well as a breakdown of the results of a questionnaire complementing the event, with questions for women about their health.
Keywords: 
Women's Health Community Advisory Committee; Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); women's health; BC health system; ministry of Health; BC Conversation on Health; determinants of health; public policy; women's housing; income; Medical Services Plan (MSP); income assistance; Pharmacare; minimum wage; women and mental health; women and substance abuse; women with mental illness; women with disabilities; single mothers; user fees; cutbacks; funding cuts

Vancouver Women's Health Collective: A Herstory

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective
Date: 
2002
Pages: 
3
Summary: 
A short history of the Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC), written by the Health Collective, including information about the beginning of the organization, their work and advocacy, volunteers and information centre.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); women's organizations; non-profit organization; health care; women and health; women's health; DES exposure; Dalkon Shield Action Canada; education; awareness raising; volunteers; Community Health Advocate Project; newsletter; Her Voice; advocacy; history

International Women's Day 2005: Unite Today for Justice Tomorrow

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Vancouver International Women's Day Committee
Date: 
2005
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
A leaflet advertising the International Women's Day events held in Vancouver in 2005, with a list of scheduled events for Friday March 4 and Saturday March 5.
Keywords: 
International Women's Day (IWD); Vancouver International Women's Day Committee; women's organizations; equality; gender inequality; activism

Speaking Notes for Caryn Duncan, BC Report, CEDAW Press Conference January 17, 2003

Publication type: 
Conference / Meeting Proceedings
Agency: 
BC CEDAW
Date: 
2003
Pages: 
7
Summary: 
Speaking notes for Caryn Duncan, Executive Director of the Vancouver Women's Health Collective and member of the BC CEDAW Group. The speech argues that the BC government has put Canada's compliance with the United Nation's Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in jeopardy by cutting health care funding and services, and increased user fees.
Keywords: 
Caryn Duncan; Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); United Nations; women and health; women's health; user fees; Be health system; gender inequality; Medical Services Plan (MSP); Pharmacare; seniors; residential care; assisted living; home care; health care workers; Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); funding cuts

Report to the BC CEDAW Group Regarding the November FAFIA Symposium and AGM by Caryn Duncan, VWHC December 16, 2003

Publication type: 
Conference / Meeting Proceedings
Agency: 
BC CEDAW
Date: 
2003
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
A report to the BC Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) group by Caryn Duncan, on the Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) Symposium and AGM. The report describes the work of the FAFIA symposium agenda, including discussions about the work of CEDAW, the work needed to be done in order to bring Canada closer to compliance with the CEDAW recommendations. The report also describes the planned activities of FAFIA for the 2003/2004.
Keywords: 
Caryn Duncan; Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); United Nations; Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA); Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); human rights; equality; gender-based analysis; women's organizations;

International Women's Day Celebrated this Saturday in Vancouver: Media Release

Publication type: 
Media Release
Agency: 
Vancouver International Women's Day Committee
Date: 
2004
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A media release for the International Women's Day celebrations being held in Vancouver, March 2004. The event includes a march and rally at the Vancouver Public Library, and its theme is "Stop Attacks on Women at Home and Abroad."
Keywords: 
International Women's Day (IWD); Vancouver International Women's Day Committee; women's organizations; equality; gender inequality; activism; Coalition of BC Women's Centres

Caryn Duncan's Report to the BCHC Steering Committee and the Women's Working Group of the BCHC and the VWHC Steering Committee: CEDAW-FAFIA Meeting in Ottawa June 15 and 16, 2003.

Publication type: 
Conference / Meeting Proceedings
Agency: 
BC Health Coalition; Vancouver Women's Health Collective
Date: 
2003
Pages: 
12
Summary: 
A report to the BC Health Coalition and the Vancouver Women's Health Collective, from Caryn Duncan's experience at the CEDAW-FAFIA meeting held in Ottawa, 2003. The report describes the meeting, the organizations and representatives in attendance, and the work being done by these groups relating to government cuts to women's programming. The report also describes the plans for the CEDAW-FAFIA members to implement the recommendations made by the UN CEDAW report. Attached is a letter Jean Augustine, Minister responsible for the Status of Women, written by Shelagh Day for the Interim Steering Committee of FAFIA and the FAFIA Ad Hoc Working Group on CEDAW Follow -Up, as well as a letter to the BC CEDAW group from Minister Colin Hansen.
Keywords: 
Caryn Duncan; BC Health Coalition; Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); Committee to End Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA); United Nations; women's organizations; coalition building; cutbacks; funding cuts; equality; gender-based analysis; government policy;

Celebrate International Women's Day! United Today- For Justice Tomorrow

Publication type: 
Media Release
Agency: 
Vancouver International Women's Day Committee
Date: 
2005
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A media release for the International Women's Day celebrations being held in Vancouver, March 2005. The event includes a march, rally and forum, and its theme is "United Today- For Justice Tomorrow!" The International Women's Day Organizing Committee has organized events at the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre, including speakers and entertainment on Friday March 4. March 5 includes a pancake breakfast, march, rally and women's forum with local activists and speakers at the Vancouver Public Library.
Keywords: 
International Women's Day (IWD); Vancouver International Women's Day Committee; women's organizations; equality; gender inequality; activism;

Standing Committee on Health: Speaking notes for Caryn Duncan

Publication type: 
Conference / Meeting Proceedings
Agency: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective
Date: 
2001
Pages: 
3
Summary: 
Speaking notes at the Standing Committee on Health, November 8, 2001, for Caryn Duncan, Executive Director of the Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC). The speaking notes address provincial funding cuts to health care that disproportionately affect women, and the need for gender-based analysis of proposed health care reforms.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); Caryn Duncan; Ministry of Health; funding cuts; BC Health Coalition; public health; BC Health system; women and health; women's health; gender-based analysis; inequality; gender inequality; Pharmacare; Medical Services Plan (MSP); privatization; home care; health reform

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