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Integrated Health Services for Women Who Are Homeless and At Risk of Homelessness: The Situation in Ontario


I Introduction

II Background

III Process

IV Findings

V Obtaining the Report

--by Carolyn Whitzman, PhD, Faculty of Architecture, Building, and Planning

University of Melbourne, and Deborah Hierlihy, MA, Oriole Research and Design Inc.,

Acknowledgements: The authors would like to thank the other members of the research team, Dr. Stephen Hwang (St. Michael's Hospital Inner City Health Research Unit) and Alison Hamilton (Family Services of Haliburton County).

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It Takes A Community: A Resource Manual for Community-based Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects/


This free, 1997 Health Canada publication is intended to help people prevent FAS/E and guide those who want to make their community a caring and supportive place for individuals and families already living with this condition. Also available in Inuktitut. Contact

Health Canada

First Nations & Inuit Health Programs Directorate


Tel: (613) 952-2117

Fax: (613) 954-8107;


FAS Prevention Posters


* 01 Ways to Have a Healthy Baby

Measures 8" x 24" and has Aboriginal and Caucasian versions available. This poster offers advice and suggestions for the mother, her partner, family, friends and siblings on having an alcohol-free pregnancy. Available from

Alberta Children's Services, Office for the Prevention of Family Violence

11th Floor, Seventh Street Plaza, 10030 107 Street

Edmonton, AB T5J 3E4

Tel: (780) 422-5916

Fax: (780) 427-2039


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