Conference Presentations

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Imagining Public Policy to Meet Women's Economic Security Needs
October 13-15, 2005

The following are some of the presentations from the Plenaries, Rountables and Panels at the Conference.


Thursday, October 13, 2005

Thursday Evening Keynote: Meeting Women's Needs: Government & Imaginative Public Policy

Have they Forgotten Women?... - Honourable Monique Bégin, PC, FRSC, OC


Friday, October 14, 2005

Roundtable A: Challenging the Income Security/Labour Market Nexus for Women

Stella Lord (Nova Scotia policy analyst)

Panel A1: Translating Dreams into Policy: Re-Imagining Governance

Femocratic Administration and Women's Economic Security Panel - Tammy Findlay (York University)

A2: Women of an (un)certain age: Shaping older women's economic future

Women of an (Un)certain Age - Charmain Spencer (SFU Gerontology Research Centre) & Elsie Dean (Women Elders in Action)

Panel A3: Immigrant, Casual and Precarious Workers

Economic Security for Women with Precarious Immigration Status: Ensuring Labour Rights for All - Jill Hanley (Universite Libre de Bruxelles)

Panel A4: Including Women in Policy/Budget Making

Supporting Women's Economic Needs Through A Universal Home Care Policy - Melodie Kelly (Memorial University)

Moving Beyond the Policy Debate: How Process Improvements can Dramatically Impact Service Delivery in the Health Care System - Larua Zilney (Canadian Federation of University Women)

Roundtable B: Community-based Health Care Modes for the Economic Security of Women

Saskatoon Community Clinic Supporting Women's Economic Security - Louise M McKinney & Patrick Lapointe (Saskatoon CHC Co-op)

Panel B1: Livable or Basic Incmoe: A New Approach to Economic Security

Livable or Basic Income: A New Approach to Economic Security - Jim Mulvale (University of Regina)

Enhancing Social Policy in Canada: The Gore-tex Approach - Rhonda Breitkreuez (University of Alberta)

Panel B2: Imagining Women, Provisioning and Community in a Provident State

All the work women do: Imagining household and group provisioning - Marge Reitsma Street (University of Victoria), Stephanie Baker Collins (York University), Sheila Neysmith (University of Toronto)

Panel B3: Unemployment Insurance (EI), Old Age Benefits & Retirement Issues

Abolishing Mandatory Retirement: What are the Safeguards for Women?

Panel B4: Including Women in Policy/Budget Making

Gender Budgets as a Tool for Women's Economic Security- Jennifer deGroot, UNPAC Manitoba

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Roundtable C: Securing Women's Economic Future: Redressing the Devaluation of Precarious Jobs in Policy & Practice

Gaps in practice: Redressing the Devaluation of Precarious Jobs - Nancy Zukewich (Statistics Canada)

Panel C1: Community-Based Research Processes: Addressing the Needs of Multipile Constituencies

Community-based research processes: addressing the needs of multiple constituencies - Catherine M. Scott (University of Calgary), Michelle Murdoch (Memorial University), Laura Dreuth Zeman (Southern Illinois University), & Joan Farkas

Panel C4: Working with Disabilites

For Better or Worse? National Employment Policy Approaches and Women with Disabilities - John Vellacott (UBC)

Making Work: Income Security for Women with Mental Illness - Marina Morrow (SFU)

Roundtable D: Flexibility vs. Entitlement to Support: Pathways to the Future

Re-Visioning the Environment of Support for Single Mothers in Extreme Poverty - Penny Gurstein & Silvia Vilches (UBC School of Community and Regional Planning)

Panel D1: Economic Security for Women in the Sex Trade

Towards More Egalitarian Policies on Prostitution: What Canada Can Learn from the International Community - Emily van der Meulen (York University)

Panel D2: Policies for Low Income Women

Identifying Keys to Successful Transition From Social Assistance to Paid Work: Lessons from Canada, the United Stes, Australia and Europe - Shauna Butterwick (University of British Columbia)

“Learning to be Poor: Job Training and Women in the U.S. ” - Jane Henrici ( University of Memphis)

Panel D3: Community Voices in Policy Making

Working to Intergrate Marginalized Women's Voices Into Social Policies and Debates - Jo-Anne Lee & Lise Martin (Candian Research Institute for The Advancement of Women)

Poverty, Indifference & the Struggle for Political Autonomy - Chrystal Ocean (WISE)

Panel D4: Labour from the Bottom Up

Are Wage Supplements the Answer to the Problems of the Working Poor? - Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress)