The Source is a web-based resource of Canadian women's health data sources, reports, and synthesis documents. The Source helps users incorporate sex and gender into research, policy-making, and program planning. Improving access to the evidence base for women’s
health will better inform women’s health policy development
and improve the care provided to women and girls. The Source is made up of three related websites, The Source, The Survey, and The Synthesis.
The Source offers access to women’s health data and
resources on a number of different indicators of women’s
health. The Source is organized into three
categories: Health Status, Health Determinants, and Health
Services. It also provides introductury sex-and gender-based analyses (SGBA) on prominent topics in women's health, followed by links to provincial, national, and international data sources.
The Survey is a database for reports on women's health issued by health authorities, governments, researchers, non-profit organizations, and community groups. This "grey" literature is often not available or catalogued elsewhere.
The Synthesis is provides evidence reviews, critiques, environmental scans, and systematic reviews on women's health issues. The Synthesis is organized by topics and indicators similar to the structure of The Source.