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Websites of Interest
A sampling of useful websites for Social Work students:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The CCPA is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social and economic justice.
Vanier Institute of the Family
VISION: To make families as important to the life of Canadian society as they are to the lives of individual Canadians.
The Parkland Institute is an Alberta research network situated within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. It operates within the established and distinctive tradition of Canadian political economy and is non-partisan.
Information for practice
To help social service professionals throughout the world conveniently maintain an awareness of news regarding the profession and emerging scholarship.
Edmonton Social Planning Council
The ESPC is an independent, non-profit social research organization
Child & Family WebGuide
The WebGuide is a directory that evaluates, describes and provides links to hundreds of sites containing child development research and practical advice.
Canadian Council on Social Development
CCSD is a non-profit social policy and research organization focusing on issues such as poverty, social inclusion, disability, cultural diversity, child well-being, employment and housing.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
provides access to information and resources to help Access to information and resources to protect children and strengthen families. Includes wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption...
Canada Without Poverty
Links to publications, articles, organizational reports and bulletins on poverty in Canada and related issues organized by categories.
Resources for Youth and Young Adults at Risk (Edmonton)
This list contains referrals targeted toward youth in the community who are in need.
Canadian Community Health Survey - Mental Health (CCHS)
Mental Health and Well-being profile, Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), by age group and sex, Canada and provinces.
Positive Futures- Optimizing Mental Health for Alberta’s Children and Youth
A 10-year strategy that aligns with the Healthy Kids Alberta! Strategy’s expected outcome that, “more children, youth and their families have strategies, skills and tools to cope successfully with challenges, adjust positively to change, overcome obstacles, resolve problems and experience mental wellbeing.”
Mental Health Strategy for Canada: Key Reports
Links to reports on Canadian mental health - look for topic areas at the bottom of the page
16th Annual National Report Card on Health Care (Canadian Medical Association)
Canadians were asked a series of questions about mental health care, ranging from their understanding of what mental health care is and how it impacts the economy to questions around the diagnosis of mental illness, funding for mental health care and personal experience with mental illness.
Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker
The Peterson Center on Healthcare + the Kaiser Family Foundation monitor how well the U.S. healthcare system is performing in terms of quality and cost, providing clear, up-to-date information on trends.