Inclusion Resources

OWHN has developed Inclusion Resources from our experiences of engaging with women in communities across Ontario in health research and programming. These tools are intended as guides for community members, organizations, researchers and service providers who wish to employ inclusive community engagement strategies. While these resources are based on our work with women who experience marginalization, they can be used with any population and on any topic.

  • Inclusion Research Handbook

    This handbook is a practical guide to conducting this method of community-based research. It includes an Inclusion Researcher (peer) training program manual, how to prepare for and conduct collaborative data analysis, highlights of the methodology’s history and practical insights and resources.

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  • Guide to Focus Groups

    The Guide to Focus Groups is based on OWHN’s experiences of carrying out focus groups in communities across Ontario and is intended to help you strategize and implement focus groups in your community.

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  • Women’s Health Circles Handbook

    Women's Health Circles offer women space to learn from and network with each other. Based on the experience of three pilot communities, this handbook offers practical information and examples to help you coordinate this health education programming in your community.

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  • Key to Women’s Health: Stroke Resource Guide for Women’s Health Circles

    This guide is a companion to the Women’s Health Circles Handbook. It illustrates how to link discussions on the social determinants of health or other topics to the risk factors, signs and symptoms of stroke.

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