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Tell Us What You Think about Health Canada’s Women's Health Strategy

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
45 Charles St. East, Suite 101, (2 blocks south of Bloor, just east of Yonge Street)

The Ontario Women's Health Network and Wellesley Central Health
Corporation invite you to participate in a free half-day session. 
Health Canada is currently reviewing and assessing the Women's Health
Strategy (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/pubs/strateg-women-femmes/strateg_e.html). This is your opportunity to provide your feedback and insights.

Health Canada's Women's Health Strategy is a framework to guide Health
Canada in fully integrating Gender-Based Analysis (GBA) in departmental
programs and policies. This initiative arises from Canada's
international and national commitments to gender equality. Adopted in
1999, the overarching goal of the Strategy is to improve the health of
women in Canada by enhancing the responsiveness of our health system to
women and women's health needs. The four objectives of the Strategy
(from Canadian Women's Health Network website, 2006) outline a
commitment:

  • To ensure that Health Canada's policies and programs are responsive to sex and gender differences, and to women's health needs;
  • To increase knowledge and understanding of women's health and women's health needs;
  • To support the provision of effective health services to women;
  • To promote good health through preventive measures and the reduction of risk factors that most imperil the health of women.

Outcome:  OWHN will write a report based on the recommendations
from this session. This report will be provided to the Canadian Women's
Health Network, as part of their Canada-wide consultative process 
(http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/cwhn/strategy.html).

RSVP by 4:30 p.m. on March 1 to owhn@opc.on.ca or (416) 408-4840. 
Small travel subsidies are available for those women who would like to
attend outside of Toronto; contact OWHN for more information.