As the lead on this project, I would like to acknowledge the phenomenal work of my colleagues (see Who We Are).  I am deeply grateful to them for their wisdom, insight, and dedication to this project as well as for all of their hard work.  They brought this website to life.  I am especially indebted to Jennifer Bernier for taking on the coordination of the both the website and the book: these two project took over her work life for several years and without her amazing organizational skills our team would have found it even more challenging to work at great distances from one another and over an extended period of time.

The team would also like to thank the technical experts who made the website effective, attractive, and accessible to those working in both official Canadian languages.

Instructional Designer and Website Support

Aaron Panych, Acorn eLearning

Graphic Design

Josie Stephens, Flame Designs


Lou Lamontagne
1274, rue Jean-Talon Est, bureau 204
Bureau : 514.383.3444
Montréal, QC H2R 1W3
Cel. : 514.378.3424

Finally, the team gratefully acknowledges the sources of support that have helped make this project a reality.  Project funding from the Women’s Health Contribution Program, Health Canada supported the development of this website and the Rising to the Challenge book.  The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of Health Canada.

A number of other government departments and agencies contributed to the research informing the case studies and commentaries, including the Canadian International Development Agency, the National Crime Prevention Centre, Manitoba Health and Healthy Living, and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

International agencies, including the World Health Organization and the Pan-American Health Organization, have likewise supported specific projects on which some of the case studies and commentaries were founded. We are also grateful for peer-reviewed research funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences Research Council of Canada.

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