SUBMISSION TO THE 2011-2012 PRE-BUDGET CONSULTATION PROCESS by the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women, January 2011.
"USE YOUR SHOPPING POWER FOR GOOD!" - Give gifts that matter this holiday season. Suggestions for gifts that contribute to a fairer world.
Status Report 2010 – Women In New Brunswick
Poster - Status Report 2010
Factsheets – one-page handouts based on data in Status Report 2010:
-Child Care Services
-Francophone & Anglophone Women in N.B.
-Immigrant Women in N.B.
-Income & Poverty
-Mothers and Fathers in NB... by the numbers
-Population and Families
-Positions of Influence
-Women with Disabilities
TAX REFORM - Position Statement of the NB ACSW, September 2008
What About Women? Gender Analysis of Discussion Paper on New Brunswick’s Tax System, by Professor Kathleen A. Lahey, 2008
Summary - What About Women?
2008 REPORT CARD ON THE STATUS OF NEW BRUNSWICK WOMEN
Reminder Lists to Bust Myths: If You Think Women Have Reached Equality or If You Think the Status Of Women Has Not Improved, Read This
2006 REPORT CARD ON THE STATUS OF NEW BRUNSWICK WOMEN
2004 Report Card on the Status of Women in N.B.
The situation of women from infancy through to senior years is considered, with a focus on the key areas of health, education and economic autonomy. Attention is given to analyzing some specifics such as the similarities and the variations experienced by anglophone, francophone, and Aboriginal women living in both urban and rural communities. The publication presents a series of statistical portraits of women's situation, an inventory of problems and possibilities as well as an overview of policy and program responses to the needs of girls and women. In addition, it looks back at the road traveled over the past thirty years and highlights the progress made over the same time period.
IF WE GET CHILD CARE RIGHT - If we get child care right, everyone benefits, according to a new campaign launched by the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. “When three-quarters of mothers with preschoolers are in the labour force, investment in early childhood and child care is critical to economic growth”.
Taking Responsibility for Child Care - Summary of the current situation and proposals for action.
Early Childhood Services in New Brunswick , Sept. 2000.
Some Resources to Learn About Human Papillomavirus and the Gardasil Vaccine – compiled in 2007 by the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women
SAFE SURRENDER OF INFANTS-ADVISORY COUNCIL RECOMMENDATIONS A safe surrender policy should only be considered as part of a more comprehensive initiative addressing unplanned pregnancies and at-risk groups and should await the results of the research on the causes of infant abandonment which the provincial government has committed to conduct.
POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY
TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT POVERTY
WOMEN AND THE WORKPLACE HEALTH, SAFETY AND COMPENSATION SYSTEM
WOMEN AND POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION
COMMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION TASK FORCE
Listen to the information session on access to abortion in New Brunswick, held in Fredericton on Sept. 28, 2006. The audio file is in the language spoken, without translation: mostly in English, partly in French. Approx. 90 minutes.
NEW BRUNSWICK NEEDS A REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH STRATEGY Sex and gender are recognized determinants of health and interact with other determinants. Women face a greater need, and greater consequences from unmet need, for quality reproductive health information and services. The Advisory Council favours the implementation of a comprehensive provincial reproductive health strategy and urges the N.B. government to develop an action plan including measurable targets.
The Economic Unit Definition Violates New Brunswickers Values - July 2005. New Brunswick?s definition of economic unit, applied only to persons requiring social assistance, is a mean and counterproductive policy.
BIRTH: VAGINAL VERSUS CAESAREAN DELIVERY - Why is there such an increase in births by caesarean? Birth is a new brochure by the Advisory Council that provides general information surrounding childbirth options.
WOMEN AND CHARTER OF HEALTH RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Biological and socio-cultural factors influence the health of men and women differently and that of diverse groups of women and men, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, lesbians and gays.
HOME SUPPORT SERVICES - CAMPAIGN - Problems related to home support services are reaching crisis proportion in the province, but few New Brunswickers know about it until it touches their family. So the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women wants organizations and municipalities to adopt a resolution that encourages more public investment in quality home support services.
HOME SUPPORT SERVICES - COST AND EFFECT, 2004, a brief on the crisis situation in home support services.
SOLVING THE PUZZLE - A Guide to Income Assistance - Booklet by the Saint-John based Urban Core Support Network, translated to French by the NB Advisory Council on the Status of Women.
Back to School , Guide for Lone Mothers Seeking to Return to Post-Secondary Studies in New Brunswick. 2002. A publication of the Réseau des femmes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick and the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women- This guide will help you find the services you need to get back to school. Part 1 lists the services available to all adults
Women and the Future of Health Care in Canada , brief submitted to the Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, 2002.
NANCY’S AWARD – brochure on the award sponsored by the Advisory Council for student projects on women’s history presented in the Regional Heritage Fairs. Learn about Nancy and the award.
, We the undersigned, A History of New Brunswick Women 1784-1984, by Elspeth Tulloch for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 1985.
Celebrating Achievers: A Quiz on Women in N.B. History, 2002: - order from the Advisory Council office. , October 2002.
Quiz on New Brunswick Women's History , October 2002.
THE COST OF THE CURRENT PAY GAP BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN Any discussion of the cost of eliminating the pay gap must also take into account the cost of the current pay gap in New Brunswick, not just to women, but to taxpayers and to our economy, according to Mary Lou Stirling, Chairperson of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women.
How to Close the Pay Gap , poster 2, pay gap campaign materials, Fall 2002.
Equal Value? Equal Pay , poster 3, pay gap campaign materials, Fall 2002.
The Pay Gap: Cause, Consequences and Actions, brief, June 1996
The Casualization of Public Sector Workers , brief, March 2000
FAMILY LAW SERVICES & RESOURCES - A summary of what we know, January 2011.
SEX WORK AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS - Position statement by the N.B. Advisory Council on the Status of Women, June 2008.
CIVIL LEGAL AID AND WOMEN
COMMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE TASK FORCE ON RIGHT TO INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
CANADIAN TAX SYSTEM COULD BETTER SUPPORT FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN
SEX AND THE FEDERAL BUDGET
ADVISORY COUNCIL RECOMMENDS END TO TAXATION/DEDUCTION OF SPOUSAL SUPPORT
Living Common-Law in New Brunswick - brochure, 2003 , No amount of time together changes a common-law relationship into a marriage. Know your rights. There are a lot of myths about the rights and responsibilities of common-law partners.
The Marital Property Act , brief to the Minister of Justice, 1989. Recommendations made in 1989 and which remain valid to improve the marital property legislation.
WOMEN IN THE HOUSE - August 2010
WOMEN'S LIST - FEDERAL ELECTION 2008
ADVISORY COUNCIL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELECTORAL REFORM
So you want my vote... A summary of major issues of interest to women in the 2003 New Brunswick provincial election.
PROSTITUTION - NOTES FROM A VISIT TO SWEDEN – Powerpoint presentation delivered by Rosella Melanson of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Dec. 2, 2010, Fredericton. Sweden recently evaluated its 10-year-old law which criminalizes only the sex buyer, and classifies prostitution as a form of violence against women. Is it work, exploitation, violence?
WE SAY THAT'S NOT RIGHT
Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence
FINDING THE BALANCE & MAKING CHOICES - presentation PowerPoint used by Joe Ruggeri at a January 2011 public session on The Fiscal and Economic Implications of Tax Reform in New Brunswick. He and Jean-Philippe Bourgeois are the authors of a report of that title released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Nova Scotia (http://bit.ly/gSGobc ) which reviews the 2009 income tax reform in New Brunswick and concludes that the reform as implemented is unsustainable and is one of the reasons for the current budget problems.
ACTION – suggestions and contact numbers for actions on the tax reform & budget consultation in New Brunswick issue, compiled by the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, January 2011.
SUBMISSION TO THE 2011-2012 PRE-BUDGET CONSULTATION PROCESS by the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women, January 2011.
10 Things I Learned Reading Ruggeri-Bourgeois Report on New Brunswick Finances – notes by Rosella Melanson, Feb 2011
FINANCIAL BURDEN OF CARING FOR A CHILD WITH CANCER IN NEW BRUNSWICK & NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR - Researchers interviewed 9 English and 12 French families in N.B., as well as 7 families in Nfld & Labrador, more than half of them rural. By Drs. Baukje Miedema, Maria Mathews & Pierrette Fortin, November 2007.
“The Ban against the Purchase of Sexual Services. An evaluation 1999-2008”: Preface, Report Summary and 2 chapters: Prostitution in Sweden 1999-2008 and A comparison of the situation in some other countries. Selected extracts in English of the Swedish government report.
Targeting the Sex Buyer – The Swedish Eammple: Stopping Prostitution and Trafficking Where it all Begins, Kajsa Claude, Swedish Institute, 2010.
IT’S OUR ECONOMY TOO! - Read the Powerpoint presentations by the speakers at the It’s our Economy too! Forum, in Moncton on November 27, 2010:-The National Perspective on the Economy - Christine Saulnier, Director, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Nova Scotia
-What’s the Reality of NB Deficit and the Debt? - Tony Myatt, Professor of Economics, UNB
-What Are the Alternatives? - Toby Sanger, principal economist, national CUPE
Declaration by the participants of Governor General Michaelle Jean’s Women's Conference: “Together for Women’s Security” (Rideau Hall, 9-10 September 2010)
CANADIAN FIREARMS PROGRAM, FINAL EVALUATION REPORT - February 2010, National Program Evaluation Services, RCMP – See the numerous references to New Brunswick and to the study by Deborah Doherty & Jennie Hornosty, Exploring the Links: Firearms, Family Violence and Animal Abuse in Rural Communities, 2008
COMMUNICATIONS AND ACTIVISM: A QUICK GUIDE TO ADVOCACY AND MEDIA - by the Canadian Federation of Univeristy Women, 2010
READING BETWEEN THE LINES OF “OVERCOMING POVERTY TOGETHER –THE NEW BRUNSWICK ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INCLUSION PLAN”
Analysis by the Common Front for Social Justice, January 2010
WORKING TOGETHER TO REDUCE POVERTY IN THE PROVINCE OF NEW BRUNSWICK
OLIVIA'S ADVENTURES IN THE LAND OF PAY INEQUITY - View this slide show by the Coalition for Pay Equity of NB
REPORT OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN - Ottawa, 1970. A pdf version of the historic report.
Is women's legal right of access to informed decision making in maternity care assured in New Brunswick? - Kate Nicholl's dissertation submitted in part requirement for the Master of Midwifery of the University of Sheffield, June 2007.
CHILD CARE IN NEW BRUNSWICK AT A CROSSROADS - brief of the N.B. Child Care Coalition, July 2007.
Support for school libraries - A priority issue for 2007-2008. CFUW Fredericton.
POVERTY IN NEW BRUNSWICK, by Samuel LeBreton, Senior Economist, Service Canada and André Leclerc, Economics Professor and Head of the Chaire des caisses populaires acadiennes en gestion des coopératives, Université de Moncton. This document discusses the evolution of poverty in New Brunswick and Canada for the period extending from 1981 to 2003. Document prepared for the first Summit on Poverty in New Brunswick, October 2006.
HOME SUPPORT WORKERS - TOWARD WORKFORCE ADJUSTMENT Final report of the Home Support Worker Labour Force Adjustment Committee, January 2006
Women's Dialogue - document prepared by Acadian and francophone women for the N.B. Acadian Convention, October 2004.
Peer Support And Social Action, Women Helping Women Break the Cycle of Violence - Start-Up Guide. - By Support to Single Parents Inc, Moncton, Feb. 2006.
LIFE ON SOCIAL ASSISTANCE IN NEW BRUNSWICK - or "If Welfare Owns You, You Can't Do Nothing", Ysabel Provencher & Chantal Bourassa, Action Research Laboratory, School Of Social Work, Université de Moncton, July 2005.
OBSTACLES TO SEEKING LEGAL AID ENCOUNTERED BY FRANCOPHONE WOMEN IN NEW BRUNSWICK - Summary. A qualitative study by the Forum provincial de concertation en matičre de violence with the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research. April 2004. Translated by the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women.
NO NEED TO FEAR IN APPEALING DECISIONS - a simple guide to contesting decisions relating to health, education, income assistance, workplace injuries, employment insurance and other topics, published by the N.B. group, Comité des 12 pour la justice sociale in 2004, translated by the N.B. Advisory Council on the Status of Women. .
RIGHTS KEPT SECRET , GUIDE FOR NEW BRUNSWICK RESIDENTS, 2003, by the Comité des 12 pour la justice sociale, translated by the Advisory Council.
OTHER RIGHTS KEPT SECRET - 20 Other Guaranteed Rights, January 2005, by the Comité des 12 pour la justice sociale, translated by the Advisory Council.
SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE OF FRANCOPHONE WOMEN IN N.B., by Irène Savoie for the Fédération des Dames d'Acadie, translated by the Advisory Council. SUMMARY OF THE REPORT SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE OF FRANCOPHONE WOMEN IN N.B., 2004.