1. Statistics are taken from Statistics Canada, 1991 Health and Limitation Survey. Ottawa, Canada: Ministry of Supply and Services, Canada, 1994.
  2. These voices are heard at constituency conferences, in non-profit agency newsletters and at peer support meetings.
  3. Collins, Carol, Israel, Pat and Odette, Fran. Women with Disabilities and Mothering: Sharing our stories, exploring our options. Disabled Women's Network, Toronto, 1994.
  4. Israel, Pat. As a delegate, I heard Pat Israel speak to a group of women with disabilities on Health and Disability in the Niagara Region, 1990.
  5. This problem of day care for both disabled and non-disabled parents is magnified when parents do not live a large urban centre.
  6. It is not unusual for students at the post secondary level to be using public transit. However, for many students with disabilities there is no other option.
  7. There are endless controversies surrounding the de-institutionalization of people with disabilities; lack of external support, lack of resources or accommodation barely scrape the surface.
  8. Gibson, Cheryl. "Margins are Not for Cowards," Canadian Woman Studies, Vol.13, No.4, Summer 1993, p.14.
  9. Lloyd, Margaret. "Does She Boil Eggs: Towards a Feminist Model of Disability," Disability, Handicap and Society, 7(3), October 1992, pp.207-221; Meekosha, Helen. "Social Support and Perceived Health Services among Chronically Disabled Adults," Social Science and Medicine, 25(1), 1987, pp.29-34; Morris, Jenny. "Feminism and Disability," Feminist Review, 43, Spring 1993, pp.57- 70; Driedger, Diane. "Women with Disabilities: Naming Oppression," Resources for Feminist Research, 20( 1- 2) Spring/Summer 1991, p.59; Stone, Charon D. "Marginal Women Unite: Organizing the Disabled Women's Network in Canada," Journal of Social Welfare, 16(1), March 1989, pp.127-145.
  10. Blumberg, Lina. "The Politics of Parental Treating and Selective Abortion," and KiIloran, Carrie, "Women with Disabilities Having Children," in Sexuality and Disability, 12(2), Summer, 1994.
  11. Vayda, Elaine, J. and Satterfield, Mary T., Law for Social Workers: A Canadian Guide, Second Edition. Toronto: The Cardwell Co. Ltd. pp.267-274.
  12. Waxman, Barbara Raye. "Up Against Eugenics: Women's Challenge to Receive Reproductive Health Services," Sexuality and Disability, 12(2), Summer 1994, pp.155-171; DAWN Niagara, Misdiagnosed, Misinformed, Mistreated, Report of Forum on Disabled Women and Health Issues, June 1993.
  13. Gerry's story and that following about Jo- Anne are both taken from Women with Disabilities and Mothering (see note 3).
  14. Prilleltensky, Ora. "A Research Project: Women, Disabilities and Mothering," in Women with Disabilities and Mothering, pp.51-79.
  15. Equity Committee on the interim Regulatory Council on Midwifery, 1993, p.67.
  16. Jones, Lisa. "Donor insemination: The Issues and Feelings," in Women with Disabilities and Mothering, pp.25-27.
  17. Statistics Canada, Selected Socio-economic Consequences of Disability forWomen in Canada. Ottawa: Ministry of ' Supply and Services, Canada, 1990.
  18. Person al communication with Frank Smith, Coordinator of NEADS, Ottawa, 1996.
  19. Kutza, Elizabeth Ann. "Benefits for the Disabled: How Beneficial for Women?" Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 8(2), July 1981, pp.298-319.


Teaching Literacy tram a Feminist Perspective

CCLOW's new manual, Making Connections: Literacy and ESL Materials Developed from a Feminist Perceptive, will be launched in CCLOW networks across the country on International Literacy Day, September 8, 1996. A follow up project, currently awaiting funding confirmation, aims to empower and support literacy practitioners to make the most effective use of the manual.

A training workshop will be developed by a group of ten workshop facilitators/literacy practitioners from across Canada. These facilitators will then each deliver four pilot workshops in their regions, after which the principles, framework and design of the workshop will be revised and formally documented. This information will be made available to literacy programs across the country and, together with the manual, will be an effective resource to encourage and support more inclusive learning environments in literacy programs.

Watch for publication information on Making Connections this September, and for further information on the training workshops in upcoming issues of Women's Education des femmes.

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