Upcoming Webinars

Women’s Chronic Pain & Prescription Opioids
Feb 15, 2024

Women’s Chronic Pain & Prescription Opioids

This project involved creating sex, gender, equity, and trauma informed resources for providers that reflect women’s lived and living experiences with chronic pain and prescription opioids. We spoke with women with lived/living experiences, consulted with providers, examined the literature, and analyzed Canadian policy documents on chronic pain with a sex and gender lens.

Join us to learn about our info packages, online training modules, and other resources designed for women and service providers. You’ll also get to hear about our recommendations for policy and practice to incorporate sex and gender into chronic pain and opioid use considerations.

Registration details coming soon!

Communicating Equality to Prevent Violence Against Women & Girls
Feb 15, 2024

Communicating Equality to Prevent Violence Against Women & Girls

In this project, we engaged with communicators, journalists, violence prevention organizations, and men’s health groups to create campaign messages, as well as a toolkit and training module, that communicate gender transformative principles into primary prevention of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

We are excited to present the messages and their development, and to discuss how the toolkit and training can support others in developing their own gender transformative messages to prevent VAWG.

Stay tuned for registration details coming soon!

Webinar Archives

Perspectives on vaping and pregnancy
Apr 25, 2023

Perspectives on vaping and pregnancy

This webinar is part of the Applying a sex, gender, trauma & equity lens to substance use webinar series.

While there has been some research on cannabis use during pregnancy, there is little on vaping cannabis during pregnancy and postpartum. More research on nicotine vaping is also required to equip service providers and support women in making informed decisions about vaping during pregnancy. The Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health conducted a literature review, and a mixed-methods study with women who vape during pregnancy and postpartum, in order to understand the motivations for vaping, and the information needs women had on health-related aspects of vaping during pregnancy and postpartum. In this webinar, we discuss the project findings, the resources that were created informed by women’s perspectives, and how they can be applicable to your practice.

Diverse women’s experiences with chronic pain and prescription opioid use
Apr 17, 2023

Diverse women’s experiences with chronic pain and prescription opioid use

This webinar is part of the Applying a sex, gender, trauma & equity lens to substance use webinar series.

Sex and gender-related factors affect how people experience chronic pain and the quality of care received in healthcare settings. Women report more chronic pain than men and are more likely to be prescribed and rely on opioids for pain management. The Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health carried out research on women’s experiences with chronic pain and prescription opioid use. We interviewed 22 women from different geographic and social locations, who used prescribed opioids for chronic pain management. In this webinar, we share what we learned from these interviews and a scoping review of the literature and how this research can inform resources for health care providers.

How sex and gender matter in cannabis use
Mar 29, 2023

How sex and gender matter in cannabis use

This webinar is part of the Applying a sex, gender, trauma & equity lens to substance use webinar series.

The Sex, Gender & Cannabis Hub (sexgendercannabishub.ca) has been created by the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and funded by Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program with the goal of providing Canadians with reliable and up-to-date information on the intersections of sex, gender, and cannabis. The Hub is a virtual space where the information is curated for community advocates, service providers, researchers, and policymakers. From this, a series of resources applicable to different settings have been created with research and community expertise. Watch this webinar to learn more about the project findings, the resources that have been created, and how they can be applicable to your practice.

Bringing a trauma- and gender-informed lens to methamphetamine responses
Mar 15, 2023

Bringing a trauma- and gender-informed lens to methamphetamine responses

This webinar is part of the Applying a sex, gender, trauma & equity lens to substance use webinar series.

Methamphetamine use is a growing concern in Canada, associated with numerous negative health and social consequences. While sex and gender affect uptake, patterns of use, responses, and treatment access and outcomes for all substances, evidence-based practices and health information exploring sex and gender related factors and methamphetamine use are limited. With funding from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program, the Stimulating Conversations project by the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health focused on improving treatment responses for methamphetamine use from a sex, gender, trauma and equity lens. Watch this webinar to learn more about the project findings, the resources that have been created, and how they can apply to your practice.

Co-Creating Evidence: A Digital Handbook on Wraparound Programs
Jan 10, 2023

Co-Creating Evidence: A Digital Handbook on Wraparound Programs

The Digital Handbook on Wraparound Programs was produced as part of the Co-Creating Evidence project.

This resource was created to support the development and operation of wraparound programs for pregnant and/or early parenting women and gender diverse people facing substance use and related concerns. The handbook was developed with multiple audiences in mind, including program planners, managers and staff, service partners from a variety of health and social sectors, funders, researchers, community members, and families affected by perinatal substance use.

 

Women and Tobacco Use
Aug 24, 2022

Women and Tobacco Use

This video presentation by Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health Senior Investigator, Dr. Lorraine Greaves, in conjunction with Taking Texas Tobacco-Free, offers insight into patterns of women’s use, meanings of smoking to women, related health issues, and gender specific interventions.

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