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Canadian Women's Health Network Brochure

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Pages: 
4
Summary: 
This brochure describes the Canadian Women's Health Network, including its origins, vision, goals, and ways to get involved.
Collections: 
Keywords: 
health; women's health; gender and health; women's health movement; Centres of Excellence for Women's Health

Homelessness in Canada

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
Library of Parliament, Research Branch, Political and Social Affairs Division
Sponsor: 
Minister of Supply and Services Canada
Series: 
Current Issue Review89-8E
Date: 
1996
Pages: 
24
Summary: 
Defines 'homelessness' and examines demographics of the homeless in Canada and structural factors which lead to homelessness, including unemployment and affordable housing shortage. Dispels common stereotypes attributed to the homeless. Describes provincial and federal government 'responses' to homelessness. Includes chronology of federal government actions with regard to homelessness.
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Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; federal government policy; provincial government policy; history of homelessness

Affordable Housing Builds Strong Communities Developing Housing Policies: A Guide for Local Government

Publication type: 
Training / Education Manual
Agency: 
BC Housing (Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing)
Sponsor: 
BC Housing
Date: 
1993
Pages: 
58
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Summary: 
Provides an overview of the provisions used by B.C. municipalities for affordable housing, including zoning; other land use regulations; development of approval procedures; taxation, fees or charges; housing corporations and societies; lands and financing; information services; and political leadership and advocacy.
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; affordable housing; community housing; municipal government; local government; BC Housing; British Columbia housing policy

New Directions in Affordability: The Report of the Provincial Commission on Housing Options

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
Agency: 
Minister of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Housing
Date: 
1992
Pages: 
150
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Summary: 
In 1992, the minister of municipal affairs, recreation and housing established the provincial commission on Housing options in British Columbia. This report prepared by a two-members commission examines how to meet British Columbia's housing needs within shrinking budgets and limited provincial and municipal financial resources. In particular, the commission focused on three particular areas: market rental housing, non-market rental housing, and home ownership for first-time purchasers.
Keywords: 
affordable housing; housing needs; homelessness

The Single Parents' Housing Study: The Effect of Housing Governance on the Health and Wellbeing of Single Parent Families in Vancouver: Executive Summary

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
Canadian Housing and Renewal Association
Sponsor: 
Canadian Housing and Renewal Association
Date: 
1996
Pages: 
18
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Summary: 
Examines 272 single parents living in social housing on the east side of Vancouver. Finds that housing conditions mediate between the negative effect of macro-level factors that determine socioeconomic status on health (i.e. the causes of poverty) and wellbeing at the micro (family) level. That is, housing can improve health and wellbeing, despite more systemic social indicators which determine health. The authors argue that it is not housing conditions, or affordability, that has the most effect on wellbeing, but the social structure of the housing environment: the ability to influence one's housing situation was positively correlated to health and wellbeing.
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; social determinants of health; social housing

The Single Parents' Housing Study: The Effect of Housing Governance on the Health and Wellbeing of Single Parent Families in Vancouver

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
Canadian Housing and Renewal Association
Sponsor: 
Canadian Housing and Renewal Association
Date: 
1996
Pages: 
166
Collections: 
Summary: 
Examines 272 single parents living in social housing on the east side of Vancouver. Finds that housing conditions mediate between the negative effect of macro-level factors that determine socioeconomic status on health (i.e. the causes of poverty) and wellbeing at the micro (family) level. That is, housing can improve health and wellbeing, despite more systemic social indicators which determine health. The authors argue that it is not housing conditions, or affordability, that has the most effect on wellbeing, but the social structure of the housing environment: the ability to influence one's housing situation was positively correlated to health and wellbeing.
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; social determinants of health; social housing

Residents of Victory Square

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
City of Vancouver, Departments of Health, Housing and Properties, Planning, and Social Planning
Sponsor: 
City of Vancouver, Departments of Health, Housing and Properties, Planning, and Social Planning
Date: 
1993
Pages: 
43
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Summary: 
Identifies and describes long-term residents of the Victory Square Planning Area, grouped into five categories. Based on interviewers and surveys, identifies key issues of development, safety, shopping, and health (including its relationship to housing). Identifies housing concerns.
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; DTES; Victory Square; Single Room Occupancy Hotel; SRO; social housing; health; City of Vancouver

HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal Communities. Problems of Jurisdiction and Discrimination

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Date: 
1998-03
Pages: 
53
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Summary: 
This discussion paper examines issues raised for Aboriginal communities by the relationship between jurisdiction and HIV/AIDS programs and services, based on interviews with people working in the field of HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal people, as well as previous research conducted by the author. It begins with some background information on federal and provincial jurisdiction with respect to Aboriginal people, followed by a discussion of jurisdiction, health care and Aboriginal people. A number of initiatives designed to overcome these jurisdictional barriers are also discussed.
Keywords: 
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network; HIV/AIDS; aboriginal HIV/AIDS; aboriginal peoples; aboriginal health; Medical Services Branch (MSB); Health Canada; federal government; law; service delivery; Canada

Proposal for an Institute for Health Research and Education

Publication type: 
Project Proposal / Grant Application
Agency: 
Simon Fraser University
Date: 
2000
Pages: 
11
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Summary: 
Final draft of a proposal to establish the Institute for Health Research and Education (IHRE) at Simon Fraser University. The objectives of the IHRE would be to coordinate and support applied, biomedical and social scientific health research at the university. The institute would support faculty engaged in health-related research and would develop and offer graduate programs in health. This proposal describes the IHRE in terms of its purpose; vision; proposed areas of activity; administrative structure; and system of governance and reporting. Attached to the proposal is a letter from SFU's vice president to SFU faculty with interests in health research. The letter identifies several key issues discussed at a recent meeting about the IHRE proposal, with regard to the definition of "health" they will use; the need for the University to support established health research areas; the need for clarification with regard to the relationship between IHRE and various academic departments; and the need to bring together faculty with opposing views in order to develop an Institute that reflects diverse priorities.
Keywords: 
Simon Fraser University; Vancouver; health; research; universities; Institute for Health Research and Education (IHRE); health research

The Case for an Independent Substance Abuse Prevention and Addictions Commission for British Columbia

Publication type: 
Web Page / Electronic Reproduction
Agency: 
Kaiser Youth Foundation
Date: 
2001
Pages: 
32
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Summary: 
A discussion paper by the Kaiser Foundation, making a case for a Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Commission in British Columbia (SAPAC-BC). SAPAC-BC would have arms-length independence from the government. It would oversee and ensure the provision of a continuum of services, from education and prevention through to intervention and treatment. The paper provides data on addiction in BC and the lack of services available for addressing it. It argues that a Commission like SAPAC-BC is necessary since addictions programming is low on the Province's list of priorities, and community needs are not being met. The paper outlines the activities that SAPAC-BC would engage in; its proposed administrative structure; and plans for how it will work with agencies in other sectors in order to deliver services effectively.
Keywords: 
Kaiser Foundation; gambling; British Columbia; substance use; service delivery; prevention; drug use; drug addiction; addictions; harm reduction

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