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Housing Options - Healthy Communities

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
2000
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
Flyer distributed by BC Housing and the Tenants' Rights Action Coalition (TRAC) during Affordable Housing Week in 2000. It is an invitation to community members to attend a grand opening of new, low-income housing in the Main/Hastings neighborhood in the Downtown Eastside, and to celebrate the release of a benchmark study on the housing and health needs of community residents who live in single occupancy room hotels.
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Keywords: 
Vancouver; Downtown Eastside; DTES; affordable housing; low-income housing; SROs; single room occupancy hotels; BC Housing; Tenants' Rights Action Coalition (TRAC)

I Have A Dream

Publication type: 
Web Page / Electronic Reproduction
Agency: 
Afro-American Almanac - African American History Resources
Date: 
1963/1996
Pages: 
4
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Summary: 
Famous speech delivered by Dr. Martin L. King Jr., on August 28, 1963, at a massive civil rights demonstration at Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The speech is about continuing injustice and systemic oppression faced by Afro-Americans and the need for continued militancy and solidarity to fight racism, win civil rights, and develop true democracy in the U.S.
Keywords: 
civil rights movement; Afro-Americans; Martin Luther King Jr.; USA; United States; US; blacks

Annotated Bibliography - Visual Anthropology

Publication type: 
Annotated Bibliography
Agency: 
Simon Fraser University
Date: 
1999
Pages: 
17
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Summary: 
Annotated bibliography written by a student for the course "Visual Anthropology", taught by Dara Culhane, SFU. Summaries and critical discussions of texts published between 1990 and 1997, in the area of visual anthropology, are provided. Texts discussed include The Paper Canoe by Barbra Eugenio and books which are collections of essays on the issues of power, representation, gender and eurocentrism in theatre, film, and other performance media.
Keywords: 
performance; power; representation; theory; film; culture; anthropology; reflexivity; eurocentrism; theater; media

Letter to The Hon. Michael Farnworth, Ministry of Health, and Letter to Colin Hansen, MLA

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Date: 
2000
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
Two form letters that members of the public were asked to sign and send in to the BC Legislative Assembly (Colin Hanson) and to the BC Ministry of Health (Michael Farnworth). The letters demand that these politicians keep their promises of providing adequate funding for mental health services in the province, under the 1998 BC Mental Health Plan. These letters were composed in 2000 when it was clear that government was not contributing the funds it had initially promised and appeared to have no clear or firm commitment for the future.
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Keywords: 
British Columbia; BC Mental Health Plan; BC Ministry of Health; mental health; mental illness; mental health services; mental health treatment; mental health reform; service delivery; activism; advocacy

Leaked numbers sound alarm on welfare time limits

Publication type: 
Media Release
Agency: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC
Date: 
2003
Pages: 
2
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Summary: 
Brief news article from 2003, describing a document leaked by the BC Ministry of Human Resources office. This document finally made public the large number of people who have been on welfare for 13 months or more and between 7 and 12 months. These numbers, the author argues, are cause for great concern given the recent introduction of a two-year time limit for receiving welfare. Almost 30,000 people will soon be cut off from their assistance and forced onto the streets. The author argues that British Columbians should be outraged by the new welfare time limit because it is not only morally bankrupt but is going to contribute to more homelessness and costs for society in the long-run.
Keywords: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA); British Columbia; welfare system; welfare cuts; welfare rates; welfare policy; homelessness; social policy

Vancouver Drug Epidemiology and Drug Crime Statistics 2000 Draft - 6/21/00

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (CCENDU)
Date: 
2000
Pages: 
54
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Summary: 
This report details the epidemiology of health outcomes of drug use, and drug crime data, for Vancouver. It is primarily concerned with health outcomes and crime related to illicit drugs and alcohol. A demographic, health and drug crime profile is given for the Vancouver population as a whole, as well as by Community Health Area. The report presents a series of statistics of health outcomes, including mortality rates, associated with cocaine, heroin and opiates, amphetamines, cannabis, and alcohol use, among both males and females. The report illuminates the deep contrast between what is considered good overall population health for Vancouver, and what is now understood as a public health crisis occurring with regard to drug use in the Downtown Eastside.
Keywords: 
Vancouver; DTES; Downtown Eastside; population health; determinants of health; health; public health; substance use; drug-related crime; drug use; Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (CCENDU); injection drug use; mortality; deaths; death rates

Dimensions of Health Research: The Four CIHR Sectors - Perspectives and Synergies

Publication type: 
Position Paper
Date: 
1999
Pages: 
7
Summary: 
A key goal of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is to have an integrated health research agenda across sectors, regions and research disciplines. This discussion paper describes health issues and areas of research that fall within the four intersecting research approaches taken by CIHR. These four perspectives are Basic Biomedical research; Applied Clinical research; research on Society, Culture, and Population Health; and research on Health Related Services and Systems. The paper concludes with a discussion of how research on health issues from any one approach has impacts on the others (for example, clinical research can have impacts on larger population health). Challenges remain, however, in devising effective strategies to promote a truly integrated health research agenda while maintaining the unique strengths of each of the four approaches.
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Keywords: 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR); health; health research; population health; medicine; biomedicine; health services

HIV, Hepatitis, and Injection Drug Use in British Columbia - Pay Now or Pay Later?

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
Agency: 
BC Ministry of Health
Date: 
1998
Pages: 
34
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Summary: 
A report providing information on the progress being made to address the epidemic of death and disease resulting from injection drug use in British Columbia. Progress in this area is considered in light of the Provincial Health Goals set by the Minister of Health in March 1998. The epidemiology of drug use, and drug-related disease and mortality is summarized for British Columbia, Vancouver, and by individual health regions. Recommendations are provided on measures that should be taken to continue to pursue the Provincial Health Goals related to illicit drugs. These include improving the organization and access levels to addiction services; the provision of child care, mental health services, and housing; the use of a harm reduction approach; and instituting a drug court program. The report argues "the business case" for expanding addiction services, in terms of why it is more economically prudent to provide methadone therapy, detox and rehab services than for government and taxpayers to "pay later" for the care of IDU who have contracted disease due to lack of access to services.
Keywords: 
British Columbia; BC Ministry of Health; substance use; injection drug use; methadone; HIV/AIDS; hepatitis; harm reduction; risk reduction; drug court; drug users; health policy; social policy; substance use; Vancouver; health services; drug treatment; support services

Meeting Women's Training Needs: Case Studies in Women's Training

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
The Federal-Provincial-Territorial Joint Working Group of Status of Women and Labour Market Official
Date: 
1994
Pages: 
72
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Keywords: 
Women; Employment; Training

D.A.M.S. : Drug and Alcohol Meeting Support for Women

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Drug and Alcohol Meeting Support for Women (D.A.M.S)
Pages: 
3
Summary: 
A brochure describing the services offered by the Drug and Alcohol Meeting Support for Women (D.A.M.S.) organization, which operates in downtown Vancouver. D.A.M.S. offers a variety of services to low-income women, using a risk reduction and harm reduction (rather than strict prevention) approach. This brochure describes their work in support and case management; outreach and accompaniment; and educational and life skills workshop.
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Keywords: 
Drug and Alcohol Meeting Support for Women (D.A.M.S); addictions; women; support groups; support services; drug use; alcohol use; Vancouver; DTES; Downtown Eastside; outreach; advocacy; risk reduction; harm reduction

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