The National Eating Disorder Information Centre
The centre was established in 1985 to provide information and resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation. Services include: development of information materials; nation-wide listing of treatment services and resources available; lectures and workshops for schools, community groups, professionals; support group for those with eating disorders; Beyond Dieting Program for large women. For more information on these services, contact The National Eating Disorder Information Centre, at 200 Elizabeth Street, CW 1-304, Toronto, M5G 2C4, telephone (416) 340-4156.
YW-NOW (New Options for Women)
A program of the Halifax, Nova Scotia YWCA, provides consultation to employers and unions who wish to achieve gender-balanced employment. This program is publishing a manual which will provide information on defining the roles of the consultant, management, and union in effecting change, and implementing pre-trades bridging programs for women. It will address organizational barriers to women such as hiring procedures, sexual harassment policies, job titles, and other practices affecting the recruitment and retention of women in trades, technology and operations jobs. A supplementary resource reading list is included. For further information contact YW-NOW at 1217 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Y2, telephone (902) 425- 0731, fax (902) 423-7761.
Voice of Survivors (VOS)
A group of women incest and childhood abuse survivors working to promote public awareness of child sexual abuse and recognition of the denial in our society. This is achieved through public education, lobbying, special projects, and talks on personal healing. Contact VOS c/o Family Service Centre, 119 Ross Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y ON6.
Orientation et Services en Emploi (OSE)
OSE offre une gamme de services intégrés, poursuivant ainsi la mission du " Y " des femmes. Cette mission vise le développement personnel et le renforcement des rôles économique et social des femmes. C'est une équipe composée de conseillères spécialisées en orientation et en information scolaire et professionnelle qui, par l'entremise de counselling individuel, répondent efficacement aux besoins des femmes prestataires d'assurance-chômage. C'est aussi un service d'orientation complet qui s'adapte aux besoins des clientes, ainsi qu'un guichet unique qui offre un service à la carte aux clientes qui ont déjà amorcé une démarche de recherche d'emploi. Pour de plus amples renseignements, contactez OSE, au 1355, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, Montréal (Québec) H3G 1T3, téléphone, (514) 866-9941, télécopieur, (514) 866-4866.
Diva: Quarterly Journal of South Asian Women
Vol 4 # 4: Sex, Sexuality & Desire. A journey into our concepts and experiences. Erotica, sexual identities, poetry, profiles, fiction, reviews, art work. Dateline for contributions: June 30, 1994.
New Initiatives in Film (NIF) Professional Development
This program is designed to support and encourage Women of Colour and Aboriginal Women to become active participants in Canada's Film and Television Industry. Developed by Studio D of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), the program addresses directly the under-representation and misrepresentation of Aboriginal Women and Women of Colour in Canadian Film.
Violence, Homan Secority, and International Development
The 1994 Canadian Association for the Study of International Development meetings will be held in Calgary in conjunction with the Learneds. The organizers are interested in addressing these issues from gendered perspectives, given the level of violence experienced by women around the world, and invite submissions for participation. Research related to First Nations or local development work in Canada is also welcome. Contact: Bev Suderman.
Isolating the Barriers
CCLOW-Saskatchewan is looking for stories of approximately 250 words (one page double-spaced) from women whose education has been affected by violence. These stories will be included in a kit for adult educators and people who work with women who have experienced violence. An honourarium of $35 will be paid for any story that is selected. Contributors will be identified by first name only, and are free to use a pseudonym if desired. Questions to consider are: How has violence affected your education? How can teachers or instructors recognize the effects of violence? What were you able to do about the effects of violence on your education? How do education systems and programs need to change to take into account the effects of violence? Due date for submissions is July 12, 1994.