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Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS)
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CAEFS is an association of self-governing, community-based Elizabeth Fry Societies that work with and for women and girls in the justice system, particularly those who are, or may be, criminalized. Together, Elizabeth Fry Societies develop and advocate the beliefs, principles and positions that guide CAEFS. The association exists to ensure substantive equality in the delivery and development of services and programs through public education, research, legislative and administrative reform, regionally, nationally and internationally.
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Phone Number:
(613) 238-2422
Fax:
(613) 232-7130
Address:
701-151 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5H3
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Canadian Association of Midwives
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Short Description:
The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) is the national organization representing midwives and the profession of midwifery in Canada. The mission of CAM is to provide leadership and advocacy for midwifery as a regulated, publicly funded and vital part of the primary maternity care system in all provinces and territories. CAM promotes the development of the profession in the public interest and contributes the midwifery perspective to the national health policy agenda.
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The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) is the national organization representing midwives and the profession of midwifery in Canada. The mission of CAM is to provide leadership and advocacy for midwifery as a regulated, publicly funded and vital part of the primary maternity care system in all provinces and territories. CAM promotes the development of the profession in the public interest and contributes the midwifery perspective to the national health policy agenda.

The vision of the Canadian Association of Midwives is that midwifery is fundamental to maternal and newborn health services, and that every woman in Canada will have access to a midwife’s care for herself and her baby.

Values and Beliefs

The Canadian Association of Midwives believes that:

Midwifery care promotes and facilitates the normal, healthy process of pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding and supports women’s confidence in their own abilities.

Midwives are expert primary care providers for women anticipating a low risk pregnancy and birth, and can optimize the childbirth experience for women at all risk levels.

Partnership with women, continuity of care, informed choice, choice of birthplace and community-based services are fundamental to high quality midwifery care in Canada.

Midwifery care should be universally accessible to Canadian women, regardless of socio-economic circumstances.

All maternity care providers must respect and embrace human dignity and diversity in every facet of their work with clients and colleagues.

Effective, sustainable maternity care must centre on the self-determined needs of women, families and communities and support birth as close to home as possible.

Midwives must be full partners in developing and implementing the public policy agenda on maternity and newborn care and health human resource planning.

Midwives globally play an essential role in promoting health and reducing maternal and infant morbidity and mortality.

The potential of midwifery to enhance the wellbeing of women, families and the society should be valued and promoted.

Phone Number:
514-807-3668
Fax:
514-738-0370
Address:
CAM/ACSF
59 Riverview
Montréal, Québec
H8R 3R9 CANADA
Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW)
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The story of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women begins in 1982 when a group of dynamic and devoted Muslim women from across the country congregated in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Led by the late Dr. Lila Fahlman, these women sought to mobilize their passion for social justice and faith in order to enrich their communities and work towards the common good of Canadian society. This inaugural meeting led to the establishment of what is now known as CCMW and for the past 30 years its proud and accomplished roster of members have achieved and continue to achieve great milestones for Muslim Women and Canada’s multicultural landscape. A highly diverse organization, CCMW is firmly committed to the overarching vision of improving the status of women and empowering Muslim Women to remain true to their Islamic heritage and Canadian identity.
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Phone Number:
613.382.2847
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P.O. Box 154
Gananoque ON K7G 2T7
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Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs
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We are a non-sectarian, non-profit, non-partisan organization that works to improve economic, political, social and employment conditions for working women in Canada. We provide a training ground for developing leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment, allowing members to build networks and create lasting friendships.
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The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women
PO Box 62054
Orleans, ON
K1C 7H8
CHW National Office (Cdn Hadassah-WIZO)
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Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) is Canada’s leading Jewish women’s philanthropic organization. Founded in 1917, CHW is non-political, volunteer driven and funds a multitude of programs and projects for Children, Healthcare and Women in Israel and Canada.

With a dynamic membership of 10,000, CHW has Centres in over 40 locations across Canada. CHW’s National Board of Directors embodies visionary leadership from coast to coast.

– See more at: http://www.chw.ca/about/#sthash.eDRmNhgk.dpuf
Website Address:
Phone Number:
(514) 937-9431
Fax:
(514) 933-6483
Address:
1310 Greene Avenue, Suite 900
Montreal QC H3Z 2B8 Canada – See more at: 1310 Greene Avenue, Suite 900
Montreal QC H3Z 2B8 Canada – See more at: 1310 Greene Avenue, Suite 900
Montreal QC H3Z 2B8 Canada
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League of Ukrainian-Canadian Women
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Ukrainian cultural centre * assists Ukrainian Youth Association and supports needy families in the Ukraine and worldwide * supports charities such as Sick Children’s Hospital, Grandview Children’s Centre, Salvation Army and more
Phone Number:
905-433-0471
Address:
Ukranian Culture Centre Dnipro
681 Dnipro Blvd
Oshawa, ON
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Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada
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Our main goal is to support and execute all meanner of deeds and acts that contribute to the continual growth of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, and encourage members to practice and live by the Christian principles as enunciated by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada.
Phone Number:
780-475-1501
Fax:
780-475-1501
Address:
10611 110 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB
T5H 1H7
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Ukrainian Women’s Organization of Canada
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The Ukrainian National Federation was founded in Edmonton, Alberta, on Sunday, July 17, 1932, by members of the Ukrainian Nationalist movement of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN-A. Melnik), who’s influences and vision remain a vital part of the organization to this day. In the first four years, 50 Branches were established across Canada. The UNF was incorporated by an Act of Parliament on June 1, 1950. The UNF is dedicated to the preservation of Ukrainian Canadian history and the cultural heritage of Ukraine.
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Phone Number:
416-925-2770
Address:
145 Evans Ave., Suite 210

Toronto, ON M8Z 5X8
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Women’s Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church in Canada
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The Women’s Missionary Society is a community of Christians whose purpose, in response to the love of God in Jesus Christ, is to encourage one another and all the people of the church to be involved in local and world mission through prayer, study, service and fellowship.
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Phone Number:
1-800-619-7301
YWCA
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YWCA Canada is the country’s oldest largest women’s multi-service organization. With 32 Member Associations operating in more than 400 districts and communities across the country, our Turning Point Programs for Women™ – which address personal safety, economic security and well-being – reach out to 1 million women and girls in nine provinces and one territory. YWCA is the largest national provider of shelter to women, serving 25,000 women, children and teen girls including 6,000 fleeing domestic violence each year. We are the largest provider of literacy, life skills, employment and counselling programs in the country, and the second largest provider of childcare services. YWCA Canada is a member association of the World YWCA which unites 25 million women and girls worldwide and spans 125 countries.
Website Address:
Phone Number:
416-962-8881
Fax:
416-962-8084
Address:
104 Edward St., 1st Floor
Toronto ON
Canada M5G 0A7
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