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Created Date Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Filesize 2.26 Megabytes

2009 Safe Haven Workshop

 

Title:Safe haven workshop: enhancing accessibility in Alberta's women's shelters.
Corporate Author: Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities
Subject:Women - programs, services|split|Disabilities - physical, mental - general|split|Housing - temporary, emergency, homelessness
Publisher:Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2009
Abstract:

Why are women with disabilities under-represented at women’s shelters? Some of the barriers to accessing shelter services are practical, measurable limitations such as insufficient access to transportation, an inability to enter a building by wheelchair, or a lack of alternatives to print materials. However, the women we spoke to when conducting our research said that attitudinal barriers and a lack of understanding were the most significant obstacles they encountered when accessing shelter services.
This workshop aims to address these concerns by raising awareness among women’s shelters’ staff members and management regarding the unique situations faced by women with disabilities who seek their services. Workers need to understand why women with disabilities are vulnerable, how they can adapt their approaches to meet the needs of these women, and how to support them in appropriate and respectful ways.

Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Filesize 770 Kilobytes

2009 No More Stolen Sisters – Amnesty 2009

 

Title:No more stolen sisters: the need for a comprehensive response to discrimination and violence against indigenous women in Canada.
Corporate Author: Amnesty International Publications
Subject:Women - sexual assault, violence against women|split|Children - child welfare system|split|Children - Indigenous|split|Indigenous peoples - health, welfare|split|Indigenous peoples - planning, policy|split|Indigenous peoples - statistics|split|Racism|split|Women - poverty|split|Women - planning, policy
Publisher:Amnesty International Publications
Place of Publication:London
Date of Publication:2009
Abstract:

This report discusses violence against aboriginal women in Canada. It looks at root causes of this problem, such as poverty in aboriginal communities, the oppression of aboriginal people, systemic racism, and other major social issues that impact these individuals. It also encourages the federal government to adopt certain policies and strategies to protect Canadian aboriginal women from violence and to improve their quality of life.

Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Filesize 296 Kilobytes

2008 Women and Girls Factsheet

Title:Women and girls: homelessness and poverty in Canada
Corporate Author: Women's Housing and Equality Network
Subject:Women - poverty|split|Housing - affordable, social housing|split|Housing - temporary, emergency, homelessness|split|Social assistance - studies|split|Women - sexual assault, violence against women
Publisher:Women's Housing and Equality Network
Place of Publication:Ottawa
Date of Publication:2008
Language:English

Material Type:Fact Sheet

Created Date Thursday, 09 July 2015
Filesize 252 Kilobytes

1990 May Alberta Facts - Women and Poverty - What Gender Engenders

Created Date Thursday, 11 June 2015
Filesize 770 Kilobytes

1989 October Older Women and Poverty - Fact of Fiction

Title:Older women and poverty : fact or fiction?
Author(s):Faid, Peter
Citation:Presented at the conference on Women and aging : past, present and future : Edmonton, September 29-30, 1989
Subject:Women - older women
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1989
Language:English
Material Type:Presentation

Created Date Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Filesize 1.38 Megabytes

1987 November Edmonton Women's Shelter - Organizational Evaluation

 

Title:Edmonton women's shelter: organizational evaluation.
Author(s):Salomaa, Diana
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Housing - temporary, emergency, homelessness
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1987
Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 05 March 2015
Filesize 108 Kilobytes

1976 March Where Did These Laws Come From - Maternity Leave - Individual Rights Protection Act - Matrimonial Property Legislation

 

Title:Where did these laws come from?: maternity leave : individual's rights protection act : matrimonial property legislation.
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Women - general|split|Law - women|split|Law
Publisher:Options for Women
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1976
Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 06 November 2014
Filesize 269 Kilobytes

1975 May Maternity Leave in Alberta

 

Title:Maternity leave in Alberta
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Women - programs, services|split|Family - policy
Publisher:Options for Women
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1975
Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 06 November 2014
Filesize 1.77 Megabytes

1975 July Every Woman Should .... Know About Rape - Myth or Reality

Title:Every woman should know about rape: myth or reality.
Author(s):Russell, Deloris
Subject:Women - sexual assault, violence against women
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:1975
Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Saturday, 12 October 2013
Filesize 1.33 Megabytes

2013 HER Literature Review Final

Title:Best practices: services and supports for street involved pregnant and parenting women : a review of the literature.
Corporate Author: Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research
Subject:Family - services, counselling|split|Family - single parents|split|Housing - temporary, emergency, homelessness|split|Women - poverty|split|Women - programs, services
Publisher:Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2013
Abstract:

As a component of the Healthy, Empowered, Resilient (H.E.R.) Pregnancy Program Year One process evaluation, a literature review was conducted. The purpose was to identify elements of successful programming and models similar to the work of the H.E.R. Program. The review was designed to capture information on what similar programs are operating both in Canada and internationally to support street-involved pregnant women and youth. The review provides information on key questions and information sought about service delivery models for street-involved pregnant women. It summarizes and provides details on similar programming offered for street-involved pregnant women that align with the H.E.R. Program goals and principles. The search strategy components include questions, scope, search strategy and reporting details as outlined, below. This information is followed by the results from the literature review, presented in narrative form.[Taken from Introduction and Methodology]

Notes:Report prepared by Charis Management Consulting for the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research, Calgary, AB.
Language:English

Material Type:Report

Created Date Friday, 12 October 2012
Filesize 2.41 Megabytes

2012 Human Trafficking in Calgary

Title:Human trafficking in Calgary: informing a localized response: March 2012.
Author(s):Quarterman, Lara|split|Kaye, Julie|split|Winterdyk, John
Corporate Author: ACT Alberta
Mount Royal University. Centre for Criminology and Justice Research
Subject:Exploitation - labour|split|Exploitation - sex trade
Publisher:ACT Alberta
Mount Royal University. Centre for Criminology and Justice Research
Place of Publication:Calgary
Date of Publication:2012
Abstract:

Despite increasing awareness about human trafficking in Alberta and Canada, there is insufficient detailed knowledge about how communities are responding to human trafficking and local strategies to address the rights and needs of trafficked persons remain underdeveloped.

This project represents the first Canadian attempt to document how a major Canadian urban centre is addressing the rights and needs of trafficked persons and as such, focuses on Calgary. The project surveyed 53 respondents and conducted five focus group discussions during the fall of 2011.

The report begins by providing an overview of the active role that the Action Coalition on human Trafficking (ACT) Alberta plays in the province as well as an overview of key legislation pertaining to human trafficking in Canada.

The main findings of the report point to a clear lack of clarity around a number of significant issues that individually and collectively speak to the challenges facing agencies and organizations in providing the appropriate responses to victims of trafficking in Calgary.

The report concludes with ten recommendations that identify potential responses to the key issues highlighted in the report, including reinforcing a victim-centered definition of human trafficking, increasing consultation and coordination among service providers, providing realistic messages and awareness raising campaigns, offering specialized training to support improved victim assistance, and continuing research in the area of human trafficking in Alberta.

Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Friday, 12 October 2012
Filesize 390 Kilobytes

2012 CEASE SPF Summary

Title:Government of Alberta Social Policy Framework public consultation: focus group summary notes : Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation (CEASE)
Corporate Author: Edmonton Social Planning Council
Subject:Social issues - social planning, policy
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2012
Abstract:

This is a summary of a discussion between Edmonton Social Planning Council staff and clients with the Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation (CEASE). Clients spoke about what they would like to see in the Government of Alberta’s Social Policy Framework, their attitude towards current government programs and services designed to improve the quality of life of all Albertans, and ideas for additional programs and services that would achieve this goal. This discussion was part of the ESPC's series of public consultations to help shape the Government of Alberta's Social Policy Framework.

Language:English
Series:Government of Alberta Social Policy Framework public consultations
Material Type:Report

Created Date Tuesday, 04 October 2011
Filesize 2.73 Megabytes

2011 PFC Final Evaluation Report

 

Title:Practical frameworks for change: supporting women and children in Alberta Emergency Shelters.
Author(s):Hoffart, Irene
Corporate Author: Synergy Research
Subject:Women - sexual assault, violence against women
Publisher:Alberta Council of Women's Shelters
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2011
Abstract:

This report discusses the implementation of the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters' Practical Framework for Change initiative. It contains information about women and children living in shelters that applied this framework over a two-year period, how the recommended practises that make up this framework were implemented and the impact they had on the quality of services being delivered at these shelters. The report also contains recommendations to help Alberta women's shelters improve the quality and delivery of the services they offer.

Notes:This report was completed for the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters and the Status of Women Canada.
Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Filesize 978 Kilobytes

2010 Reality Check

Title:Reality check: women in Canada and the Beijing declaration and platform for action fifteen years on : a Canadian civil society response.
Corporate Author: Canadian Labour Congress
Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action
Subject:Women - general|split|Women - rights and equality
Publisher:Canadian Labour Congress
Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action
Place of Publication:Ottawa
Date of Publication:2010
Abstract:

The findings of this report show that Canada is falling behind. Once ranked 7th in the world for closing the gap between women and men, Canada is now ranked 73rd. The decline is no accident. There has been a systematic erosion of the human rights of women and girls in Canada during the period covered by this report and the current UN review: 2004-2009. The changes to Status of Women Canada, the shifts in policy and programming within the federal government, and the government's response to the economic crisis have been felt by the most vulnerable women and girls in Canada.

Language:English
 Material Type:Report

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