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SPC Bulletin

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Agency: 
The Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
Date: 
1999
Pages: 
4
Collections: 
Summary: 
A newspaper bulletin that briefly updates its constituents about its programs and services.
Keywords: 
child poverty; health; Winnipeg

Memorandum: Illegal Drug Addiction as Disability

Publication type: 
Position Paper
Agency: 
PIVOT Legal Society
Date: 
2001
Pages: 
8
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Summary: 
Different courts in Canada have found that addiction, whether to legal or illegal drugs may be a form of handicap or disability. This suggests a number of opportunities for strategic legal action to help ameliorate disadvantages faced by person with drug addictions. Considering this legal situation the memorandum suggests that anti-discrimination legislation may be useful to resolve these problems. Based on the analysis of existing legislation and case law, the memorandum explored the opportunities to expand the scope of human rights legislation to afford previously unrecognized protections to persons with drug addictions.
Keywords: 
drug addiction as disability; legal and illegal drugs; Human rights; Anti-discrimination legislation

A Preliminary Bibliography on Injection Drug Use and Users (IDU) in Canada

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Sponsor: 
National Network on Aboriginal Mental Health Research
Date: 
2003
Pages: 
10
Collections: 
Summary: 
A preliminary bibliography on injection drug use and users in Canada.
Keywords: 
Injection Drug Use and Users

Hallmark Events, Evictions and Housing Rights: The Canadian Case

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
Centre for Human Settlements, School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Colum
Series: 
CHS/SCARP Working Paper Series: Policy Issue and Planning Responses
Date: 
1996
Pages: 
70
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Summary: 
This paper examines hallmark event-related evictions, community action and housing rights in three Canadian cases - Expo '86 in Vancouver, the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics and the rejected proposals for the 1996 Summer Olympic games in Toronto. The study takes into account the common frame of reference for research and dissemination of information on evictions and the right to housing. While the study focuses on housing issues, an effort was made to set the discussion of housing impacts in a broader economic, cultural and political context.
Keywords: 
Canadian Homelessness; Evictions; Housing Rights

Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
Agency: 
The Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy
Date: 
1996
Pages: 
72
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Summary: 
The Ontario HIV+/AIDS strategy recognized the distinct concerns and needs of Aboriginal people in Ontario. The strategy framework outlines the strategic initiatives of 1) programs and services, 2) delivery system and 3) networking and coordination. The strategy emphasizes the reality of many Aboriginal people living with AIDS requires the immediate development of a comprehensive plan for an effective and accessible continuum of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual care, support and education for Aboriginal individuals, families an communities living with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Keywords: 
Aboriginal; HIV; AIDS

Alcohol and Other Drug Problems and BC Women: A Report to the Minister of Health from the Minister's Advisory Council on Women's Health

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
Agency: 
British Columbia Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors
Date: 
1997
Pages: 
32
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Summary: 
The report recognizes that prior to 1970s there existed virtually no research on women with substance use problem and virtually no gender specific treatment programming. Recognizing that the report reviews the programs that were developed since 1970 and attempts to analyze the gaps between women's needs and the available services. The purpose of this report is to outline concerns and opportunities for maintaining and enhancing a system of care for women with alcohol and other drug problems or at risk of developing such problems and to make recommendations to the Minister on the role of Ministry in acting on these concerns and opportunities.
Keywords: 
women with "substance use problem"; DTES; HIV/AIDS

The Lower Mainland Cold/Wet Weather Strategy: Evaluation of the 2000-2001 Year

Publication type: 
Annual Report
Agency: 
Lower Mainland Cold/Wet Weather Strategy
Sponsor: 
Ministry of Human Resources
Date: 
2001
Pages: 
28
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Summary: 
The evaluation report of Cold/Wet weather strategy's third year (2000-2001) documents the overall performance of the program and scanned internal challenges and strengths. It evaluates whether the program is functioning in line with the mission strategy which is: The Cold/Wet weather strategy is a regional network of community partners in the Lower Mainland working together to develop and implement a continuum of accessible shelter services in response to local needs during inclement weather.
Keywords: 
Cold/Wet Weather Strategy; Homelessness; Lower Mainland

Invisible Populations of the Poor: Professional Perspectives and Service System Outcasts

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
Philadelphia Office of Mental Health
Date: 
1997
Pages: 
11
Collections: 
Summary: 
Describes a mental health treatment program for persons living with HIV/AIDS that uses a psycho-social model of rehabilitation. Argues that standard mental health treatment is inaccessible for people living with mental illness, addictions, and HIV/AIDS, particularly who are homeless. Contrasts psychiatry and psychology with treatment models that take social context into account.
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; HIV/AIDS; mental health; addiction; psycho-social rehabilitation; social determinants of health; psychiatry; psychology; mental health treatment; anthropology; group therapy

Ethnographic Perspectives on Homeless and Homeless Mentally Ill Women

Publication type: 
Conference / Meeting Proceedings
Agency: 
National Institute of Mental Health
Date: 
1987
Pages: 
83
Collections: 
Summary: 
The workshop brought together 10 researchers to share what has been learned about homeless women and homeless women with mental illness through ethnographic research; make recommendations for service delivery; and focus on the unique and important contributions that ethnographic research can provide in learning about and better serving this population. The report provides an overview of the colloquium, discusses the participants' studies, summarizes the issues relating to the population, and provides recommendations for future ethnographic research and improved service approaches. Included in this report is a discussion of the antecedents of homelessness for women, their social support networks, issues pertaining to their mental health, and their interactions with service systems.
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; health; mental health; women; ethnography; service delivery; social support networks; service systems

Homes BC Press Release

Publication type: 
Media Release
Agency: 
BC Housing (Ministry of Housing, Recreation, and Consumer Services)
Pages: 
5
Summary: 
Announces the BC provincial government's introduction of Homes BC- Building Affordable Housing- Strengthening Communities. Reports that Homes BC works in partnership with the Building BC for the 21st Century Initiative, a $20 million commitment to affordable housing. Homes BC includes programs for homeless/at-risk housing; non-profit housing; new options for home ownership; and community housing initiatives.
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Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; BC 21; affordable housing; non-profit housing

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