Canadian Social Research Newsletter
June 1, 2014

Welcome to the weekly Canadian Social Research Newsletter,
a listing of the new links added to the Canadian Social Research Links website in the past week.

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,697 subscribers.

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Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes, a disclaimer
and other stuff that has nothing whatsoever to do with social policy...
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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1. The Fiscal Monitor for March 2014 (Finance Canada) - May 30
2. Media and Policy News for 30 May (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
3. Numbeo - Canada/international cost of living calculator (incl. data for 100+ Canadian cities)
4. SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - May 28 (2014) issue
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]
5. Canada's eight biggest banks agree to offer no-cost accounts for financially vulnerable Canadians (Finance Canada) - May 27
6. Ontario Election 2014 (Income Security Advocacy Centre)
7. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canadian economic accounts, first quarter of 2014 and March 2014 - May 30
--- Study: Difference in earnings between the less and more highly educated immigrants entering Canada, 1984 to 2007 - May 29
--- Study: Difference in earnings between the less and more highly educated immigrants entering Canada, 1984 to 2007 - May 29
--- Food availability, 2013
- May 29
--- Canadian Agriculture at a Glance, census year 2011 - May 29
--- Police-reported sexual offences against children and youth in Canada, 2012 - May 28
--- Study: Adjusting the scales: Obesity in the Canadian population after correcting for respondent bias, 2011-2012 - May 28
--- Federal government spending on science and technology, 2014/2015 - May 28
8. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

9. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
10. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Have a great week!

Gilles
[ http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal.htm ]
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

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Is Stephen Harper displaying fascist-like tendencies?
http://canadiandimension.com/articles/4486/
February 8, 2012


Pause for reflection...

1. The Fiscal Monitor for March 2014 - May 30
(Finance Canada)

From
Finance Canada:

Release of The Fiscal Monitor for March 2014
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n14/14-074-eng.asp
The Department of Finance reports a $6.7-billion deficit in March; the Government remains on track to balance the budget in 2015
May 30, 2014
Finance Minister Joe Oliver today released The Fiscal Monitor for March 2014.
There was a budgetary deficit of $6.7 billion in March 2014, compared to a deficit of $8.0 billion in March 2013.
Revenues increased by $2.4 billion, or 10.7 per cent, reflecting increases in most revenue streams. Program expenses increased by $1.1 billion, or 3.9 per cent, while public debt charges decreased by $1 million.

The Fiscal Monitor for March 2014
http://www.fin.gc.ca/fiscmon-revfin/2014-03-eng.asp

[ Earlier editions of the Fiscal Monitor back to 1996:
http://www.fin.gc.ca/pub/fm-rf-index-eng.asp ]

Source:
Finance Canada
http://www.fin.gc.ca/

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- Go to the Federal Finance Department Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk3.htm

2. Media and Policy News for 30 May
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

From Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre:
[
http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ]

Latest Media and Policy News: 30 May 2014

http://goo.gl/4k1tZk

Click the above link to access any of the articles below.

Top Story : Ontario Election 2014

Poverty is missing in the provincial election campaign
Greg DeGroot-Maggetti says the campaign cannot overlook poverty reduction
ISAC’s Ontario Election 2014 materials – Election Kit, Candidate Questions, etc.
Some questions to ask at the doorstep, about health care writ large
All three parties urged to expand dental health care for low-income adults and seniors
Answers to tough questions in Peterborough
Questions asked in London, but we don’t know the responses
Why isn’t poverty an election issue in Hamilton?
Signs in Niagara call to Vote for a Poverty Free Ontario
Green Party leader is talking poverty in Hamilton
Greens say to scrap hydro credit and redirect it to the Ontario Child Benefit
Popular vote tightens, but Con voters may be more motivated to vote

Other Top Stories

This week, the Right to Housing Case was back in the court
More from Canada Without Poverty
Deducting child support from social assistance in BC is “a disgraceful program that hurts children the most”
Report shows bosses intimidate temporary foreign workers
Complaint-based system failing temporary foreign workers
Motion calls for complaint system and mandatory audits of TFW program
"What kind of society are we living in where we bring workers here to work year after year and they pay their taxes, and then they suffer a major injury or illness and we refuse to help them in their time of need?"

Campaigns

Minimum Wage goes up June 1, but it’s still a poverty wage
25in5 Network: Send in a question to the Leaders’ Debate
Put Food in the Budget: Ask the leaders
25in5, Campaign 2000, and MCC-O infographics
All Candidates Meeting on Social Issues: June 5, Woodstock

Around the Province

“Tax Is Not a Four Letter Word” book tour comes to Hamilton
University of Ottawa hikes tuition amid increasing student food bank use

Across the Country

Vancouver City Council looks to fine people who are homeless $10,000
PEI Premier calls for EI changes to be reversed
Government MLA calls for debate on child poverty at party convention in BC

National

$30 billion in tax cuts since 2005; most has gone to the rich
A new voice for labour at the Canadian Labour Congress

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Compiled by
Jennefer Laidley
Policy & Research Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre
http://www.incomesecurity.org/

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Check the ISAC Media and Policy News archive:
http://goo.gl/I32FD
(Back to August 2012, does not include a table of contents for each issue)

Check Gilles' expanded Media and Policy News archive:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm
(Back to April 2012, includes a table of contents for each issue)

Subscribe to ISAC's Latest Media and Policy News mailing list:
http://goo.gl/XEGZg

Subscribe to the main ISAC E-List (to receive info on ISAC's law reform work, the social assistance review, and other OW / ODSP -related information):
http://goo.gl/j3gzt

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- Go to the Income Security Advocacy Centre Media Scan page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm

3. Numbeo - Canada/international cost of living calculator (incl. data for 100+ Canadian cities)

Numbeo
http://www.numbeo.com/
Numbeo is the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. Numbeo provides current and timely information on world living conditions including cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, crime and pollution.
* 1,275,187 prices in 4,452 cities entered by 147,644 users
* information updated 2014-05-31

Numbeo lets you compare the cost of living in two cities or two countries focusing on the following indicators:
* Cost Of Living * Property Prices * Crime * Health Care * Pollution * Traffic * Traffic * Quality Of Life * Travel

I highly recommend this online resource!
(It even includes a Taxi Fare Calculator, a Gas Prices Calculator and Hotel Prices!)

Country links
[Scroll down to the bottom half of the Numbeo home page for country links, including Canada:
[ http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=Canada ]
You can check and compare each of the above indicators between Canada and other countries or compare cities within in Canada.
NOTE : The database contains info on 100+ Canadian cities.

Numbeo.com was launched in April 2009.
The research and available data at Numbeo.com are not influenced by any governmental organization.

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- Go to the Social Statistics Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm

- Go to the Social Research Links in Other Countries (Non-Government) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/internatngo.htm

4. SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - May 28 (2014) issue
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]

From the
City of Toronto:

SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]

This Bulletin is a quick inventory of current social research information.
Its purpose is to promptly disseminate to interested staff recently produced
research materials and initiatives relevant to social policy.

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Latest issue of the
SPARmonitor
:

SPARmonitor : May 28 (2014) - issue 131 (PDF - 172K, 4 pages)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/SPAR_Research_Bulletin_131.pdf

This issue covers the following:

Ø Access to City Services for Undocumented Torontonians
Ø Disability Policy Highlights
Ø Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Ø Don’t Forget the Kids: How Immigration Policy Can Help Immigrants’ Children
Ø Focused on Quality, Delivering Solution: Building Capacity in Long Term Care to Support Ontario’s Health Action Plan
Ø Is Canada In The Running? How Canada Stacks Up Against 14 Other Countries on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
Ø Twelve Ways to Fix the Youth Unemployment Crisis

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Source:
SPARmonitor
- Monitoring Toronto's Social Change
http://www.toronto.ca/sdfa/spar-archives.htm
- includes links to bulletins from January to March 2011 and to all 33 issues of SPARmonitor for 2010.
But curiously, nothing since then...

[ Social Development, Finance & Administration
http://www.toronto.ca/sdfa/index.htm ]
[ City of Toronto
http://www.toronto.ca/ ]

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Selected earlier issues of the SPARmonitor
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk2.htm#toronto
(This link will take you partway down the Ontario NGO Links page, where you'll find links to over three dozen earlier issues of the SPARmonitor going back to June 2011.)

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- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (A-C) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk2.htm

5. Canada's eight biggest banks agree to offer no-cost accounts for financially vulnerable Canadians - May 27
(Finance Canada)

Harper Government Secures Commitment from Largest Banks to Offer No-Cost Accounts for Financially Vulnerable Canadians
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n14/14-073-eng.asp
May 27, 2014
By mid-January of 2015, no-cost accounts will be available to youth, students, seniors qualifying for the Guaranteed Income Supplement, and Registered Disability Savings Plan beneficiaries.
[Click the link above for more info about no-cost accounts.]

Source:
Finance Canada
http://www.fin.gc.ca/fin-eng.asp

According to CTV News [ http://goo.gl/OfGxnr ] : "The initiative comes as a result of negotiations between the government and the banks following a commitment in last year's Throne Speech and in the most recent budget on cheap access to banking services. (...) Finance Minister Oliver said the changes will leave about $50 a year in the pockets of Canadians who can least afford to pay profitable banks charges on services."
(Woo-hoo --- an extra buck a week. We're in the money, Martha!)
If I were a cynical person, I'd say that the Harper Government™ is like the broken mantle clock in our living room - it's correct twice a day.
Because I'm not, though, I must say this is an uncharacteristically progressive (albeit modest) move by Mr. Harper.

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- Go to the Federal Government Finance Department Links:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk3.htm

6. Ontario Election 2014
(
Income Security Advocacy Centre)

New from the
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC):

Ontario Election 2014
http://incomesecurity.org/OntarioElection2014.htm
Issues that affect low-income Ontarians are important to talk about during provincial election campaigns. That's because provincial government action can go a long way toward making life better for everyone in Ontario.

Election Kit (part of the ISAC election page - click the link above)
Word version (118K, 10 pages) :
http://incomesecurity.org/documents/OntarioElection2014-ISACElectionKit.doc
RTF version ( 16 pages) :
http://incomesecurity.org/OntarioElection2014-ISACElectionKit-RTF.rtf
The ISAC Election Kit includes information about why it’s important to vote, how to make sure you can vote, accessible voting for people with disabilities, raising issues at All Candidates’ Meetings, and raising issues in the local media.

Source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre
http://incomesecurity.org/

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Other Resources (also part of the ISAC election page)

Other groups have created candidate and party questions about other issues related to poverty and income inequality. They have also created other kinds of election resources, like lawn signs and brochures. Check the links below. We will be posting as many as possible.

Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario - Questions on Housing
http://incomesecurity.org/documents/ACTO-Election2014-CandidateQuestions.doc

Anglicans of Ontario - Resources and Questions on Poverty
http://www.province-ontario.anglican.ca/election2014.htm

Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage - 2014 Election Alert
http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b32b33961fd1e65272919d8a6&id=a997e815f5&e=22776aad81

Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage - 10 Things You Can Do
http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8e3951a35d48e64f736884ea9&id=bfc429e325&e=83949e6325

ISARC - Vote for a Poverty Free Ontario Sign Campaign
http://isarc.ca/?p=438

Niagara Poverty Reduction Network - Call for Action Brochure
http://media.wix.com/ugd/8ea78d_5bf51a50bbeb4923bec1ebd8444be3cc.pdf

ODSP Action Coalition - 2014 Provincial Election Action Guide
http://incomesecurity.org/documents/ODSPActionCoalition-2014ProvincialElectionActionGuide.doc

ODSP Action Coalition - Letter to Candidates
http://incomesecurity.org/documents/ODSPActionCoalition-LettertoCandidates.doc

Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups - Questions on WSIB
http://incomesecurity.org/documents/InjuredWorkers-Election2014QuestionsfortheCandidates.doc

Registered Nurses of Ontario - Election Resources
http://rnao.ca/policy/political-action/provincial-election-2014-rnao-resources

Social Planning Toronto - Issues Sheets
http://www.socialplanningtoronto.org/reports/spt-launches-provincial-election-fact-sheets/

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For more resources pertaining to the 2014 Ontario provincial election,
go to the Ontario section of the Provincial-Territorial Elections page:

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/politics_prov_terr.htm#on

7. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Canadian economic accounts, first quarter of 2014 and March 2014 - May 30
--- Study: Difference in earnings between the less and more highly educated immigrants entering Canada, 1984 to 2007 - May 29
--- Study: Difference in earnings between the less and more highly educated immigrants entering Canada, 1984 to 2007 - May 29
--- Food availability, 2013
- May 29
--- Canadian Agriculture at a Glance, census year 2011 - May 29
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Police-reported sexual offences against children and youth in Canada, 2012 - May 28
--- Study: Adjusting the scales: Obesity in the Canadian population after correcting for respondent bias, 2011-2012 - May 28
--- Federal government spending on science and technology, 2014/2015 - May 28

What's new from The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/a-daily-quotidien-eng.htm

Past issues of The Daily
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last

[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]

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May 30, 2014
Canadian economic accounts, first quarter of 2014 and March 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140530/dq140530a-eng.htm
Real gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.3% in the first quarter, following 0.7% growth in the fourth quarter of 2013. This was the smallest increase since the fourth quarter of 2012. On a monthly basis, real GDP by industry edged up 0.1% in March.

May 29, 2014
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, March 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140529/dq140529a-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $933 in March, up 0.7% from the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, weekly earnings increased 3.1%.

May 29, 2014
Study: Difference in earnings between the less and more highly educated immigrants entering Canada, 1984 to 2007
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140529/dq140529c-eng.htm

May 29, 2014
Food availability, 2013

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140529/dq140529e-eng.htm
Data on food availability per person for selected products, as well as on the supply and disposition of these products, are now available for 2013.
The food availability data series is the result of a partnership between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Statistics Canada.

Available in CANSIM:
Table 002-0010 ---
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=002-0010&p2=31
Table 002-0011 --- http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=002-0011&p2=31

May 29, 2014
Canadian Agriculture at a Glance, census year 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140529/dq140529f-eng.htm

May 28, 2014
Police-reported sexual offences against children and youth in Canada, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140528/dq140528a-eng.htm
There were about 14,000 children and youth (under the age of 18) who were victims of a police-reported sexual offence in Canada in 2012. This represented a rate of 205 for every 100,000 children and youth.

May 28, 2014
Study: Adjusting the scales: Obesity in the Canadian population after correcting for respondent bias, 2011-2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140528/dq140528c-eng.htm

May 28, 2014
Federal government spending on science and technology, 2014/2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140528/dq140528g-eng.htm
Science and technology expenditures by federal departments and agencies are expected to decline 5.4% from the previous fiscal year to $10.3 billion dollars in 2014/2015. Federal government science and technology spending peaked in 2010/2011 and has posted annual declines in expenditures since then.

Check past issues of The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last
Select day / month / year to access issues of The Daily going back to 1995.

StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/blog-blogue/eng
The goal of the StatCan Blog is to pull back the curtain to explain some of the agency’s inner workings, and to show the links between quality statistics and the lives of Canadians.
Source:
The Daily

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm
[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]

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- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Fisheries and Oceans to Veterans Affairs) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk2.htm

8. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

What's new from the
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU):
http://www.childcarecanada.org

June 1, 2014
What's new online this week:

1. Research, policy & practice
- materials include: scholarly research, policy studies and briefs, government and NGO reports

Global Summit on maternal, newborn and child health
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/05/global-summit-maternal-newborn-and-child-health
28 May 2014 | Canada
The government of Canada is currently hosting a global summit on maternal, newborn and child health. CRRU has collected media reports on the summit, as well as international reports that put Canada's own domestic record on maternal and child health into perspective.

Study: Economic leadership and prosperity of Canadian women
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/05/study-economic-leadership-and-prosperity-canadian-women
21 May 2014 | Canada
Updated. Study by the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women is currently underway. Several witnesses have mentioned the importance of child care.

Raising the bar for early education
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/05/raising-bar-early-education
28 May 2014 | United States
Post from the National Institute for Early Education Research's Preschool Matters Today blog asks, "Is early education and care a profession or not?"

Interaction: The political and professional child care landscape in Canada
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/05/interaction-political-and-professional-child-care-landscape
28 May 2014 | Canada
The lasted issue of Interaction, a CCCF publication, features articles about child care developments in PEI, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia.

Child care matters to me
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/05/child-care-matters-me
28 May 2014 | Ontario
The campaign allows individuals and families concerned about child care issues to message their MPPs, share child care stories and read the latest child care news coverageMORE research, policy & practice
http://childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice

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2. Child care in the news:
- archive of news articles about early childhood education and child care (ECEC) in Canada and abroad

Don't cut funding for First Nations children
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/05/dont-cut-funding-first-nations-children
28 May 2014 | Canada

Quebec Liberals consider indexing daycare fees to income
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/05/quebec-liberals-consider-indexing-daycare-fees-income
28 May 2014 | Quebec

PEI's early educators upgraded
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/05/peis-early-educators-upgraded
28 May 2014 | Prince Edward Island

More than just a child care waitlist registry - valued family support, assessment services should stay within Andrew Fleck
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/05/more-just-child-care-waitlist-registry-valued-family-support-assessm
28 May 2014 | Ontario

Childcare workers begin vigil outside National Assembly in Venezuelan capital
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/05/childcare-workers-begin-vigil-outside-national-assembly-venezuelan-c
27 May 2014 | Latin America and the Carribean

MORE child care in the news
http://childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news

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CRRU Archive

All newer content from January 2013 to date is archived in a special section of the Early Childhood Development Links page of this site.
Click the link immediately below to go there:

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm#crru

For links to weekly issues of this weekly alert from June 2009 to December 2012*,
check out the CRRU Links Archive on this site:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/crru_links_archive.htm

* NOTE (by Gilles):
In December 2012, my HTML editing software was crashing whenever I would open the above archive page to add or edit something.
After several hours of tinkering in a vain attempt to make everything work, I finally decided to go with Plan B : you can still click the link above to access the CRRU archive (including contents of each issue from June 2009 to December 2012), but all new content since then is archived on the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page : http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm.

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Subscribe to the CRRU email notices and updates
http://www.childcarecanada.org/res/enews/index.html
Sign up to receive email notices of updates and new postings on the CRRU website which will inform you of policy developments in early childhood care and education, new research and resources for policy, newly released CRRU publications, and upcoming events of interest to the child care and broader community.

Links to child care
sites in Canada and elsewhere
http://www.childcarecanada.org/links/index.html

CRRU Publications
http://www.childcarecanada.org/pubs/
- briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications

ISSUE files
http://www.childcarecanada.org/resources/issue-files
- theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)

http://www.childcarecanada.org
CRRU is a policy and research oriented facility that focuses on early childhood education and child care (ECEC) and family policy in Canada and internationally.

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- Go to the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm

9. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
(Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Poverty Dispatch (U.S.)
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch
The Poverty Dispatch is a daily scan of U.S. web-based news items dealing with topics such as poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.. The Dispatch is distributed by the Institute for Research on Poverty, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. News articles from online newspapers are posted here in a number of general categories, and are tagged with more specific keywords relevant to each article.

Tags
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/tags/
(halfway down the page)
Clicking on a word or expression in the list of tags will call up all relevant news items from past Dispatches under that tag.
Tags include:
* Academic achievement * Affordable Care Act (ACA) * Applicants * Budget cuts * California * Cash assistance * Census * Child poverty * Child welfare * Child well-being * Cities * Economic stimulus * Eligibility * Enrollment * Florida * Food insecurity * Foster care * Health care costs * Health insurance coverage * Homeless families * Income * Indiana * Jobless benefits * Job losses * Jobs * Kids Count * Low-wage work * Medicaid * Michigan * Minnesota * Neighborhoods * Ohio * Poverty measurement * Poverty rate * Privatization * Recession * Safety net * Schools * Shelters * SNAP/Food Stamps * States * Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) * Texas * Unemployment rate * Wisconsin

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

May 30, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/05/30/
Affordable Housing – Los Angeles
Rural Poverty
Minimum Wage – Michigan
Sick Leave – California

May 29, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/05/29/
State Medicaid Expansion (2 articles)

May 28, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/05/28/
Decline in Homelessness
Wisconsin Student Poverty

May 27, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/05/27/
Safety Net Hospitals
‘Ban the Box’ Legislation
DC Promise Neighborhood

May 26, 2014
No Poverty Dispatch today

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Earlier Poverty Dispatches (back to July 2006):
1. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page: [ http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/ and click on a date in the calendar in the top right-hand corner of the page. Change the month by clicking the link at the bottom of the calendar.
OR
3. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page and click on a category or a tag in the right-hand margin.
4. See http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/povdispatch_archive.htm (more complete listing, but only goes back to December 2011)

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NOTE : You can subscribe to this email list or RSS feed
by clicking "Subscribe" in the right-hand margin on any page of the Poverty Dispatch website

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Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)

http://www.irp.wisc.edu

University of Wisconsin-Madison
http://www.wisc.edu/

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- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

- Go to the Poverty Measures - International Resources page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty2.htm

10. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
http://crin.org/

CRIN is a global children’s rights advocacy network. Established in 1995, we press for rights - not charity - and campaign for a genuine shift in how governments and societies view and treat children. We link to nearly 3,000 organisations that between them work on children’s rights in every country in the world and rely on our publications, research and information sharing.

Our Vision
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all their human rights guaranteed by the United Nations, regional organisations and national governments.

CRIN weekly newsletter (Latest issue):

28 May 2014 - CRINmail issue 1379
http://www.crinarchive.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=5066
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- UN torture committee slams Holy See over abuse failures
- Maldives teenager could face death penalty
- Iraqi teen arrested and tortured for being an atheist
- Child rights defender gunned down in Pakistan
- Ukraine crisis hits children and their families
- Armed conflict in CAR, Syria and Palestine
- Dominican senate approves citizenship law
- 'Voluntourism' fuels orphan trade in Nepal
Children's access to justice in Honduras
Upcoming events
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The Ontario Conservative Party's Employment
and Prosperity Plan
:
http://goo.gl/GBbOM

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The Real Conservative Party Policy Regarding Women's Equality
http://goo.gl/kOx1

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Aldous Huxley (Brave New World) vs George Orwell (1994)
https://imgur.com/gallery/4R4l3hx

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23 Photos Of People From All Over The World Next To How Much Food They Eat Per Day
http://www.dose.com/lists/2715/23-Photos-Of-People-From-All-Over-The-World-Next-To-How-Much-Food-They-Eat-Per-Day

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How Good is Your Hearing?
http://digg.com/video/how-good-is-your-hearing

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10 Completely False ‘Facts’ Everyone Knows
http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/10-false-facts.htm

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The 100 Most Important Cat Pictures Of All Time
http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/best-cat-pictures

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