Canadian Social Research Newsletter
August 4, 2013

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 2,656 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. Ontario Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, July to September 2013 (Ministry of Community and Social Services)
2. SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - July 17 and July 31 issues
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]

3. Media and Policy News for July 23 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
4. What Makes Us Sick? Canadian Medical Association Town Hall Report (July 30)
5. Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2011 (PROOF - Food insecurity Research) - July 2013
6. Fewer people are below the poverty line now than ever before : Coyne (July 22)
Oh, really? : Goldman (July 30)
7. One Woman's Fight for Equal Funding of First Nations Children Lands Feds in Court (DeSmog.ca/) - July 15
8. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Police-reported crime statistics, 2012 : CANSIM tables - July 29
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, May 2013 - July 25
--- Police-reported crime statistics, 2012 : report + tables & charts - July 25
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Total income of farm operators, 2011 - July 22
9. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

10. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
11. CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)
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Have a great week!

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

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1. Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, July to September 2013
(Ministry of Community and Social Services)

Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, July to September 2013 (PDF - 168K, 2 pages)
http://www.communitylegalcentre.ca/legal_information/Tips/IM/SA_pension_rate_Jul-Sep_2013.pdf
Prepared by the
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services
[ http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/mcss/english/ ]
Recommended reading/saving/printing!
All in two pages, (just about) everything you ever
wanted to know about federal and provincial social program benefit levels in Ontario.
NOTE :
This factsheet is mostly benefit levels and rates - to find corresponding program information, do a Google search using any program name from the list below...

This factsheet contains current rate information (benefit levels)
for the following federal and Ontario programs:

* Federal Income Security and tax benefit programs
----- Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, the Allowance (formerly Spouse's Allowance)
----- Canada Pension Plan
----- Harmonized Sales Tax Credit
----- Medical Expense Tax Credit
----- War Veterans Allowance
----- Employment Insurance
----- Canada Child Tax Benefit (incl. the Basic Child Tax Benefit, the National Child Benefit Supplement, the Child Disability Benefit and the Universal Child Care Benefit)

* Ontario income assistance programs
----- Ontario Works - Social Assistance rates + earnings exemptions and incentives
----- Ontario Disability Support Program - Social Assistance rates
----- Ontario Guaranteed Annual Income System (provincial top-up for Ontario seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement under the federal Old Age Security program)
----- Ontario Child Benefit
----- Ontario Child Care Supplement for Working Families
----- Ontario Trillium Benefit
(replaces former property and sales tax credits)
----- Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

Found in:
Tip Sheet List - (check this link for more recent updates)
[ Community Advocacy & Legal Centre - a non-profit community legal clinic
serving low income residents of Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington counties.]

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- Go to the Ontario Government Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk.htm

2. SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - July 17 and July 31 issues
[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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SPARmonitor : July 31, 2013 - issue 111 (PDF - 148K, 4 pages)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/SPAR_Research_Bulletin_111.pdf
This issue covers the following:

Ø No Vacancy: Trends in Rental Housing in Canada
Ø The Main Challenge of our Times: A Population Growing Younger
Ø Education at a Glance 2013
Ø The Gap in the Gender Gap: Violence against Women in Canada
Ø Younger Siblings of Gang Members: Risk Factors and Best Practices
Ø Treading Water: The Impact of High METRs on Working Families in Canada
Ø Public Awareness of Income-Related Health Inequalities in Ontario, Canada
Ø Household Food Insecurity in Canada 2011 (See the links to this report lower down on the page you're now reading)

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SPARmonitor : July 17, 2013 - issue 110 (PDF - 136K, 4 pages)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/SPAR_Research_Bulletin_110.pdf

This issue covers the following:
Ø Neighbourhood Social Profiles for Languages and for Family and Dwellings
Ø Revera Report on Ageism: A Look at Gender Differences
Ø Where are the Good Jobs? Ten Case Stories of “Working Rough, Living Poor.”
Ø Knowledge Exchange for Mental Health
Ø Safety at Home: A Pan-Canadian Home Care Study
Ø Improving Immigrant Selection: Further Changes Are Required Before Increasing Inflows
Ø Canada’s Aging Population: The Municipal Role in Canada’s Demographic Shift

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

3. Media and Policy News for July 23
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

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

Latest Media and Policy News: 23 July 2013
http://goo.gl/UZa3Q9

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

Top Story

* Ontario appoints new Minimum Wage Advisory Panel --- Coverage and critique from * Globe & Mail * Toronto Star * Ottawa Sun * Ottawa Metro * London Metro
* Adam Vasey, of Pathway to Potential in Windsor, appointed as a member of the panel
* Press release from Workers’ Action Centre
* Raise the Minimum Wage Campaign website
* Worth Repeating: Armine Yalnizyan says “boost the minimum wage, boost the economy”
* Meanwhile, Saskatchewan appoints its own minimum wage panel
* A recommendation from a minimum wage panel in Newfoundland and Labrador languishes for six months

Around the Province

* The Ontario Human Rights Commission says employer expectations for “Canadian experience” are discriminatory
--- More coverage in the Star
* Workers at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Brampton keep defined benefits pension plan after three-week long strike
* The number of EI claimants on the rise in Sudbury
* Former patients at CAMH in Toronto are now running the staff cafeteria
* Advocates host a community application day for Toronto’s CSUMB-replacement program, called the Housing Stabilization Fund
* More on the application day from rabble.ca
* The new Scarborough subway route debated at Toronto City Council last week would leave out immigrants, students, and the poor

Across the Country

* CCPA Nova Scotia and CSEP-NS releases report on the negative impact of the province’s 2011 changes to special needs allowances
*Link to the report

National / Federal

* Alex Himelfarb, on why greater social equality is critical for political participation:
* There really aren’t jobs going begging for people, despite what Minister Kenney says
* The employment problem is really about a lack of jobs, not a lack of skills
* Report shows poorer Canadians die younger
* Ottawa is edging away from public health care

International

* McDonald’s in the US illustrates clearly why its employees can’t live on their wages
* A Texas mother shoots children and herself after being denied food stamps
* Wages for garment workers internationally have actually decreased in the past ten years
* HSBC branches in Scotland close as tax fairness protesters target tax avoidance

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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, but 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

4. What Makes Us Sick? Canadian Medical Association Town Hall Report (July 2013)

To improve health, tackle poverty: Canadian Medical Association (CMA) report
http://www.cma.ca/to-improve-health-tackle-poverty
July 30, 2013
The CMA's nationwide consultation with Canadians about the social determinants of health has delivered a clear message: poverty is the main issue that must be addressed to improve the health of Canadians and eliminate health inequities.

"In a nutshell, we heard that the biggest barrier to good health is poverty," CMA President Anna Reid said during the July 30 release of a summary report, What Makes Us Sick? "I think if we could eliminate childhood poverty we would go a long way to achieving a healthier population." The report was prepared following a series of six town-hall meetings and an online consultation that attracted more than 1,000 participants.

Complete report

What Makes Us Sick?
Canadian Medical Association Town Hall Report
(PDF - 1.7MB, 16 pages)
July 2013
http://www.cma.ca/multimedia/CMA/Content_Images/Inside_cma/Advocacy/HCT/What-makes-us-sick_en.pdf
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Food insecurity indicates deprivation in terms of a basic human need: access to nutritious food in sufficient quantities and of sufficient quality to maintain good health. Although there has been rigorous measurement and monitoring of household food insecurity in Canada since 2005, the problem has not abated. In fact, with the exception of Newfoundland and Labrador, it has grown or persisted in every province and territory. The 3.9 million Canadians affected in 2011 are vulnerable to the physical and emotional hardships that characterize the experience of food insecurity and the associated compromises to health and well-being.
(Excerpt from the Conclusion)

Source:
Canadian Medical Association

http://www.cma.ca/

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- Go to the Health Links (Canada/International) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/health.htm

5. Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2011 (July 2013)
(PROOF - Food insecurity Research)

Almost 4 million Canadians struggle to afford food
http://www.news.utoronto.ca/almost-4-million-canadians-struggle-find-food
July 25, 2013
A new report by researchers at the University of Toronto shows that almost four million Canadians are struggling to put the food they need on the table because of food insecurity. “The impact of this situation on children, families, communities, the health care system and our economy cannot be overstated,” said Dr. Valerie Tarasuk, a nutritional sciences professor at U of T’s Faculty of Medicine and principal investigator for PROOF, an international team of researchers committed to the reduction of household food insecurity.

Source:
University of Toronto News

http://www.news.utoronto.ca/

Complete report:

Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2011 (PDF - 1.6MB, 26 pages)
http://www.homelesshub.ca/ResourceFiles/foodinsecurity2011_final.pdf
By Valerie Tarasuk, Andy Mitchell and Naomi Dachner
July 2013
In 2011, the Household Food Security Survey Module was administered in all provinces and territories as a component of Statistics Canada’s annual Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). Examining the results of this survey provides an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the prevalence, distribution and relative severity of household food insecurity across the country. The Annual Report on Household Food Insecurity is designed to provide a tool, using Statistics Canada data, to monitor trends and identify priorities for interventions to address this major public health issue.

Source:
PROOF
http://nutritionalsciences.lamp.utoronto.ca
PROOF is an international, interdisciplinary team of researchers committed to a program of research to identify effective policy interventions to address household food insecurity. PROOF involves the participation of the University of Toronto, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Calgary, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Found in:
Homeless Hub

http://www.homelesshub.ca/
Building on the success of the Canadian Conference on Homelessness (2005), the Homeless Hub was created to address the need for a single place to find homelessness information from across Canada.

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- Go to the Food Banks and Hunger Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/foodbkmrk.htm

6. Fewer people are below the poverty line now than ever before : Coyne (July 22)
Oh, really? : Goldman (July 30)

Fewer people sit below the poverty line now than ever before.
Why are we not talking about it?

http://goo.gl/QfUZ5c
By Andrew Coyne
July 22, 2013
It’s been almost a month since Statistics Canada released its latest report on poverty in Canada (“Income of Canadians,” June 27 : http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130627/dq130627c-eng.htm ). Since then I’ve been watching to see whether somebody, anybody would write about it. You would think somebody would. It is a well-established principle of social justice that a society should make its first priority improving the lot of the worst off among it, and is to be judged by how well it does in this regard. What is more, the news on this front is remarkable, even extraordinary.

In 2011, the latest year for which StatsCan has figures, the proportion of the population living on low income — that is, with incomes below the agency’s Low Income Cut-off (LICO) — fell to its lowest level … well, ever.

[ A National Post original, Andrew Coyne's journalism career has also included positions with Maclean's, the Globe and Mail and the Southam newspaper chain. ]

Source:
National Post
http://www.nationalpost.com/

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Riposte:

Canada — not so good on poverty, after all
http://goo.gl/A8qiCT
By Rick Goldman
July 30, 2013

In his column last week, Andrew Coyne used a statistical sleight of hand to portray Canada as a champion in reducing poverty. He takes the lowest point of an economic downturn (1996), compares it to today and says, “Voilà, amazing progress has been made! The percentage of people below the Low-Income Cut-off has been nearly halved, from 15.5% to 8.8 %!”

A less selective use of statistics might have noted that this LICO figure stood at 10.2% in 1989, revealing a much less impressive rate of progress than Coyne’s figures would lead us to believe. At this rate, it will take us another 150 years to eliminate poverty in Canada.
(...)
In the final analysis, questions of income distribution, including how much poverty a society will tolerate, are simply political choices. Other countries, while facing the same supposedly unstoppable forces of globalization, have done much better than Canada in terms of poverty and inequality, without sacrificing productivity or international competitiveness.

[ Author Rick Goldman is a Montreal lawyer and part-time lecturer in the McGill School of Social Work.]

Source:
National Post
http://www.nationalpost.com/

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

7. One Woman's Fight for Equal Funding of First Nations Children Lands Feds in Court - July 15
(Desmog.ca/)

One Woman's Fight for Equal Funding of First Nations Children Lands Feds in Court
http://desmog.ca/2013/07/11/one-woman%27s-fight-equal-funding-first-nations-children-feds-court
By Erika Thorkelson
July 15, 2013
[NOTE : This page contains over a dozen embedded links to contextual resources.]

What would the Harper government do to avoid its responsibility to all the children of this country? If their conduct at the Human Rights Tribunal is any indication, just about anything. Starting today, First Nations children’s rights activist Cindy Blackstock will finally have a chance to take them to task.

In 2007 Blackstock, an associate professor at the University of Alberta and a former social worker, filed a human rights complaint about inequitable funding of child welfare services on reserves on behalf of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (FNCFCS). She charged that the federal government was discriminating against children on reserves by spending 22% less per child than provincial governments spend on those off reserve.
(...)
Starting July 15 Blackstock will argue before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that the federal government has been retaliating against her personally for bringing the complaint. She’ll be backed up by a report from the Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddard, who found in May that Aboriginal Affairs and the Justice Department went too far in their information collection efforts. Then in August hearings will finally begin on the actual complaint. The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network will be live streaming the entire procedings.

Source:
Erika Thorkelson's blog
http://desmog.ca/blog/erika-thorkelson

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Cindy Blackstock
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cindy_Blackstock
- from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Cindy Blackstock is the Executive Director of the
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society

http://www.fncaringsociety.com/
The Caring Society stands with First Nations children, youth, and families for equal opportunities to succeed.

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DeSmog Canada
http://desmog.ca/
DeSmog Canada exists to clear the PR pollution that is preventing us from having sensible public conversations about critical issues around the environment, social justice and the economy. We work to clear the air and to explore solutions for cleaning up Canada's polluted public square.

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- Go to the First Nations Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/1stbkmrk.htm

8. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Police-reported crime statistics, 2012 : CANSIM tables - July 29
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, May 2013 - July 25
--- Police-reported crime statistics, 2012 : report + tables & charts - July 25
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Total income of farm operators, 2011 - July 22

What's new from 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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July 29, 2013
Police-reported crime statistics, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130729/dq130729b-eng.htm
CANSIM tables for the 2012 Uniform Crime Reporting Survey are now available:
CANSIM table 252-0075 to 252-0090:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=252-0075..252-0090&p2=31

Related subjects:

Crime and justice
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=2693&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Crimes and offences
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2693&id=2102&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

July 25, 2013
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, May 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130725/dq130725a-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees increased 0.9% from the previous month to $915 in May. On a year-over-year basis, earnings rose 2.5%.

July 25, 2013
Police-reported crime statistics, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130725/dq130725b-eng.htm
The police-reported crime rate, which measures the overall volume of crime that came to the attention of police, continued a long-term decline in 2012, falling 3% from 2011. The Crime Severity Index, which measures the severity of crime, also decreased 3%.
[This report contains three charts and three tables.)

Farm financial statistics
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=920&id=3953&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Farms and farm operators
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=920&id=1637&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Agriculture
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=920&id=920&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Selected reports:

July 22, 2013
Total income of farm operators, 2011

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130722/dq130722c-eng.htm
Data on total income of farm operators are now available for 2011.
The Agriculture Taxation Data Program uses taxation records to produce data on total income of farm operators.

Available in CANSIM tables 002-0034 to 002-0042:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=002-0034..002-0042&p2=31

Check past issues of The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last
Select a month and year from the two drop-down menus to access all issues of The Daily for a particular month.



Source:
The Daily

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


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.

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

9. 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

August 4, 2013
What's new online this week:

Nothing new this week --- CRRU is on hiatus this week.
Call it recharging the ole batteries...
Wishing you happy and safe times while you're away, CRRU CREW!

CRRU Archive

All newer content from January 2013 to date is archived in a special section of the Early Childhood Development Links 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):
I recently (Dec. 2012) discovered that my HTML editing software crashes when I try to 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

10. 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/

Clicking on a word or expression in the list of tags will call up all relevant news items from past Dispatches under that tag. The list contains a tag for each U.S. state so you can view jurisdiction-specific news, and tags for a huge list of topics, including :
* Basic needs * Canada * Caseloads * Cash assistance * Cellular phones * Census * Charities * Child care * Child hunger * Child poverty * Child support * Child welfare * Child well-being * Chronic homelessness * Cohabitation * Cost of living * Crime * Crimes against the homeless * Debt * Deep poverty * Disability * Early childhood education * Earned income tax credit * Electronic benefit transfers * Eligibility * Food insecurity * Food programs * Foster care* Fuel poverty * Health care costs * Health insurance coverage * Homeless children * Homeless families * Homeless veterans * Housing First * Housing subsidies * Immigrant workers * Income * Income inequality * Jobless benefits * Juvenile justice * Legal aid * Low-income housing * Low-wage work * Medicaid * Microfinance * Minimum wage * Newly poor * No Child Left Behind * Ontario * Paid family leave * Payday lending * Persistent poverty * Poverty measurement * Poverty rate * Prisons * Privatization * Public Housing * Rural poverty * Safety net * SCHIP * Section 8 (Housing) * Seniors * Single parents * SNAP/Food Stamps * Supplemental Security Income * Taxes * Teen pregnancy * Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) * Unemployment rate * Uninsured * Urban poverty * Utilities * Welfare reform * Welfare-to-work * Women Infants and Children (WIC) * Work requirements * Youth employment * many more tags...

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

July 31, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/07/31/
June 2013 US Metro Unemployment
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

July 30, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/07/30/
Low-Income Families and Diaper Need (2 articles)

July 29, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/07/29/
Poverty Measurement and Off-Campus College Students (2 articles)

July 26, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/07/26/
Child Welfare System – Nebraska
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
School Accountability Formula – Florida
Aging Immigrant Population – New York City

July 25, 2013 : No Dispatch today.

July 24, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/07/24/
Unemployment Among Veterans
Public Housing Waiting List – New York City

July 23, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/07/23/
Medicaid Computer Systems – North Carolina, New Hampshire (2 articles)

July 22, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/07/22/
Unemployment Benefits – North Carolina
Geography and Upward Mobility

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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

11. CRINMAIL (Newsletter of the Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN):
http://www.crin.org/
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all of the human rights promised by the United Nations, regional organisations, and national governments alike. (...) Our inspiration is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which we use to bring children's rights to the top of the international agenda. We launch advocacy campaigns, lead international children's rights coalitions, and strive to make existing human rights enforcement mechanisms accessible for all. More than 2,100 organisations in 150 countries rely on CRIN's publications, research and information.

The latest information on children's rights around the world:
CRINMAIL
http://www.crin.org/email/
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CRINMAIL - Children's Rights Newsletter (weekly)

Here's the link to the two latest issues of CRINMAIL:

31 July - CRINMAIL issue 1338
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4821

In this issue:
CRIN Users Survey 2013 --- Tell us how CRIN can better support you.
Latest news and reports
Children's Rights Wiki: Spotlight on Palau
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
- World news
- Reports
- Events
- Issues
- Law
- Advocacy
- Challenging breaches
- Take action
- Campaigns

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24 July 2013 - CRINMAIL issue 1337
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4816

In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- US state sued over disability rights failings
- Indian Supreme Court upholds juvenile justice
- Gov't to stop routine strip searches on children
- Thirteen members of the same family killed
- Video shows traumatic detention of Palestinian boy
- Military kills indigenous leader, seriously injures child
- Call for contributions on human rights in North Korea
- Country reports document Roma rights abuses
Children's Rights Wiki: Spotlight on Nigeria
Upcoming events
Employment

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CRINMAIL Archive (earlier issues)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue, as in the above, back to 2009-2010

NOTE : The official CRINMAIL archive [ http://goo.gl/C0JNx ] --- does *not* include the table of contents for each issue as in the most recent issues above. Users must click on the link to each issue to see its contents, but the collection of links goes back much further (pre-2006).

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Source:
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http://www.crin.org/
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all of the human rights promised by the United Nations, regional organisations, and national governments alike. (...) Our inspiration is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which we use to bring children's rights to the top of the international agenda. We launch advocacy campaigns, lead international children's rights coalitions, and strive to make existing human rights enforcement mechanisms accessible for all. More than 2,100 organisations in 150 countries rely on CRIN's publications, research and information.

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http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnrights.htm


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A Poem For Those Over 30
by Unknown Author

A computer was something on TV
From a science fiction show of note
A window was something you hated to clean
And ram was the cousin of a goat.

Meg was the name of my girlfriend
And gig was a job for the nights
Now they all mean different things
And that really mega bites.

An application was for employment
A program was a TV show
A curser used profanity
A keyboard was a piano.

Memory was something that you lost with age
A CD was a bank account
And if you had a 3 inch floppy
You hoped nobody found out.

Compress was something you did to the garbage
Not something you did to a file.
And if you unzipped anything in public
You'd be in jail for awhile.

Log on was adding wood to the fire
Hard drive was a long trip on the road
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived
And a back up happened to your commode.

Cut you did with a pocket knife.
Paste you did with glue
A web was a spider's home
And a virus was the flu.

I guess I'll stick to my pad and paper
And the memory in my head
I hear nobody's been killed in a computer crash
But when it happens, they'll wish they were dead

Source:
http://www.scrapbook.com/poems/doc/31043/317.html

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And, in closing...

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Photographic Series Showing What 200 Calories Looks Like in Different Foods
http://www.artfido.com/blog/photographic-series-showing-what-200-calories-looks-like-in-different-foods/
July 14, 2013
[Oh, crap : 200 calories of bacon = 34 gms or 1.8oz]

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Pour les francophones:
Seize mauvaises traductions vont faire pleurer le québécois en toi.
http://perdstontemps.ca/16-mauvaises-traductions-vont-faire-pleurer-le-quebecois-en-toi/
Ma préférée : "Stuff-It Travel Pillow" = "Oreiller de voyage pour fourrer"

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If you're an Ottawan (like moi) or you're curious about the history of Ottawa and you have a Facebook account, check this out!
Thousands of photos of Ottawa...

Lost Ottawa
https://www.facebook.com/LostOttawa

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Renewable energy from an artificially created leaf. (video, duration 7:24)
http://www.dump.com/renewableenergy/

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Appearances can be deceiving. (video, duration 3:53)
http://www.wimp.com/appearancesdeceiving/
Sub-title :
Be careful what you wish for...

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