The Women's Health Bureau, formed in Health Canada in 1993, has over the last five years been establishing five Centres of Excellence in Women's Health (les Centres d'excellence pour la santé des femmes), in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Their major priority is to to inform the policy process and narrow the knowledge gap on gender and health determinants.
These initiatives have breathed new life in the Canadian Women's Health Network (le Réseau canadien pour la santé des femmes) , whose vision is as follows: Health is a human right that, because of poverty, politics and dwindling resouces for health and social services, eludes many Women.
Guided by a woman-centred, holistic vision of Women's health, the CWHN recognizes and respects the diverse realities of Women's lives and takes an active stance in ending discrimination based on gender, region, race, age, language, religion, sexual orientation or ability.
Finally, in March 1999, the Minister of Health launched the Canadian Women's Health Strategy (Stratégie pour la santé des femmes) , a framework document to guide the federal government's initiatives with regard to the health of Women. Its four major objectives are:
Statistics Pertaining to Women and HEALTH
The following information comes from PAR-L
HEALTH REFORM in ONTARIOOn Mental Health Legislative Reform ...
Law (Mental Health Legislative Reform), 2000
Overview to the Primary Care Reform ...
The information page has been removed from the Government of Ontario website. However, if you wish to obtain a current printed version, please contact the Registration and Claims Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care at 1-800-262-6524.
of Primary Healthcare Services among People with Physical Disabilities:
A 2-part report on the perceived quality of primary care
received by persons with disabilities.
Last Sisters: Health Issues of Women with Disabilities
to Services for Assaulted Women
Ontario's Annotated Bibliography and A Statement of Need
the Looking Glass
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