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Canadian Social Research Newsletter
November 6, 2005

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IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian Content

1. Senator Landon Pearson retiring from the Senate, moving to Carleton University to continue her work - fall 2005
2. Tracking Those in Poverty --- A review of Telling Tales: Living the Effects of Public Policy (John Stapleton) - November 2005
3. What's New from Statistics Canada - November 4:
---Labour Force Survey, October 2005
--- Socio-economic status and obesity in children, 2000/01

4.  Report on the Needs of People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Living in Canada (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) - November 4
5. Concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee : Canada (United Nations Human Rights Committee)
- November 2
6. Meeting the Civic Challenges of Social Inclusion (Conference, Ottawa-Gatineau) - Inclusive Cities Canada - November 27-28
7. Aboriginal Policy Research Conference - March 21-23, 2006
8. Gender Equality Consultation extended until November 10 (Status of Women Canada)
9. Annual Conference of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers of Health (Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat) - October 22-23
--- Federal Policies Restrict Immigrant Children's Access to Key Public Benefits
--- State Policies Can Promote Immigrant Children's Economic Security
--- Efforts to Promote Children’s Economic Security Must Address Needs of Hard-Working Immigrant Families
--- Marriage Not Enough to Guarantee Economic Security
10. What's New from Citizenship and Immigration Canada:
--- 2005 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration - October 31
--- Departmental Performance Report for the period ending March 31, 2005 - September 28
11. What's New from the Canada Revenue Agency:
--- Canada Pension Plan earnings ceiling for 2006 up to $42,100 - November 2
--- 2005 Alberta Resource Rebate (Questions and Answers) - October 31
--- 2004-2005 CRA Annual Report to Parliament - October 31
12. What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- The Instability of Family Earnings and Family Income in Canada - November 2
--- Charitable donors, 2004 - November 1
13. Gomery Commission Phase I Report - November 1
14. Creative Solutions to Work, Life and Well-Being: Nine Case Studies (Vanier Institute of the Family) - October 22
15. Canadian Association of Professionals with Disabilities

International Content

16. Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- November 3
17. Recent (Sept-Oct) reports from the National Center for Children in Poverty - NCCP (Washington):
18. Child Care and Early Education Research Connections - U.S. - New November 1, 2005
19. Fourth Summit of the Americas - November 4-5 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
20. Indigenous Peoples' Summit (Buenos Aires, Argentina) - October 27-29


Have a great  week!
gs

Gilles Séguin

Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com

1. Senator Landon Pearson retiring from the Senate,
moving to Carleton University to continue her work - fall 2005

Children and the Hill - Issue Number 27
Fall 2005
Click the link below to read the full text of the final issue of Senator Landon Pearson's Children and the Hill newsletter; click the link above to read Senator Pearson's introduction to that final issue.
The sad news is her imminent retirement from the Senate, and the good news is the establishment of a Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children's Rights at Carleton University. In her intro, she also reflects on the progress, or lack thereof, in the protection of children's rights and the promotion of children's well-being in Canada over the decade starting in 1995, shortly after she became the "Canadian Senator for the rights of children."

On the Record: 1995-2005
A Decade in Review for Children & Youth
(PDF file - 201K, 36 pages)

"...a review of the last ten years of federal activities previously highlighted in Children & the Hill [Senator Pearson's newsletter] covering the period from 1995 to 2005 during which time Senator Landon Pearson made it her mission to address the need for a focal point for children at the federal level in her capacity as Senator, Liberal parliamentarian and Advisor on Children’s Rights."

Source:
Senator Landon Pearson,
A Canadian Senator for the rights of children

- Go to the Children's Rights Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnrights.htm

2. Tracking Those in Poverty --- A review of Telling Tales: Living the Effects of Public Policy - November 2005
(John Stapleton)

Tracking Those in Poverty
A review of Telling Tales: Living the Effects of Public Policy
(PDF file - 1.6MB, 4 pages)
by Sheila Neysmith, Kate Bezanson and Anne O’Connell
Review by John Stapleton
[Posted with permission of the reviewer]
November 2005 issue of the Literary Review of Canada
"...there is little political will at the provincial level to address the plight of the disadvantaged in terms of improving income security programs. If the province does just a little, they bring the inadequacy of programs into sharp relief and shine a light on everything that they are not doing. If they were to consider doing a lot, it would cost more money than they can spend on a target group that has little political support or public sympathy."
- includes the table of contents for the November 2005 issue of the Literary Review of Canada and subscription information

Source:
Literary Review of Canada

- Go to the Non-Governmental Organizations Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ngobkmrk.htm

3. What's New from Statistics Canada - November 4
---Labour Force Survey, October 2005
--- Socio-economic status and obesity in children, 2000/01

What's New from The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

November 4, 2005
Labour Force Survey, October 2005
After several months of moderate growth, employment jumped by an estimated 69,000 in October, almost all part time. The unemployment rate dipped 0.1 percentage points to 6.6%, the lowest in three decades.

November 4, 2005
Study: Socio-economic status and obesity in children, 2000/01
The article "Neighbourhood socio-economic status and the prevalence of overweight Canadian children and youth" has been published in the November-December 2005 issue of the Canadian Journal of Public Health. To obtain a copy of the article, contact Karen Craven (cjph@cpha.ca), Canadian Journal of Public Health.
Related Links:
Canadian Journal of Public Health
[ Canadian Public Health Association
]

- Go to the Children, Families and Youth Links (NGO) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnngo.htm
- Go to the Health Links (Canada/International) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/health.htm

4. Report on the Needs of People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Living in Canada - November 4
(Canadian National Institute for the Blind)

Landmark report shines spotlight on unmet needs of
Canadians who are blind or living with vision loss

News Release
November 2, 2005
"According to a hard-hitting new report released today, scores of highly educated and qualified blind and visually impaired Canadians are living in poverty because they cannot find work. The report also shows that although the number of seniors living with permanent vision loss is skyrocketing, access to transportation and low vision aids is limited. Alarmingly, it confirms that many of the barriers faced 30 years ago still exist today."

Message from Jim Sanders (President and CEO of the CNIB)
Word file (49K, 2 pages)
PDF file (29K, 2 pages)

Executive Summary (Word file - 86K, 21 pages)

Complete Report:

An Unequal Playing Field: Report on the Needs of People
Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Living in Canada
- Word file
(838K, 189 pages)
- PDF file (1.04MB, 189 pages)

Source:
Canadian National Institute for the Blind

- Go to the Disability Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/disbkmrk.htm

5. Concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee : Canada - November 2
(United Nations Human Rights Committee)

Concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee : Canada
Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties Under Article 40 of the Covenant
2 November 2005
"The Human Rights Committee considered the fifth periodic report of Canada (CCPR/C/CAN/2004/5) at its 2312th and 2313th meetings (CCPR/C/SR.2312-2313), on 17 and 18 October 2005, and adopted the following concluding observations at its 2328th and 2330th meetings (CCPR/C/SR.2328 and 2330), on 27 and 28 October 2005."

Human Rights Committee
85th Session (17 October - 3 November 2005)

Geneva
- incl. links to : States examined -
Timetable - State Reports - List of Issues - Written replies - Delegation List & Statement - Concluding Observations

Human Rights Committee - "Monitoring civil and political rights"
(General info about the Committee)
The Human Rights Committee is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by its State parties.

Google Web Search Results : "UN Human Rights Committee report, Canada"
Google News search Results : "UN Human Rights Committee report, Canada "
Source:
Google.ca

Related Links from the website of the Human Rights Program of Canadian Heritage :

Canada's Fifth Report on the
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Submitted to the UN on August 17, 2005
HTML Format
PDF Format
(572K, 149 pages)
Source:
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
- incl. links to six other relevant texts

Canada's Reports on UN Human Rights Treaties and Related Official Documents
- links to dozens of reports and publication

- Go to the Human Rights Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/rights.htm
- Go to the United Nations Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/un.htm

6. Meeting the Civic Challenges of Social Inclusion (Conference, Ottawa-Gatineau) - November 27-28
(Inclusive Cities Canada)

National Symposium on Building a New Canada:
Meeting the Civic Challenges of Social Inclusion
November 27 - November 28, 2005
Holiday Inn Plaza la Chaudiere, Gatineau, Quebec
The national symposium on Building a New Canada: Meeting the Civic Challenges of Social Inclusion is part of an initiative funded by Social Development Canada to enhance social inclusion in cities and communities across Canada. It will focus on two questions:
§ How can governments and communities meet the civic challenges of social inclusion so that all people are able to participate in the social and economic life of their cities and communities?
§ What is the federal government's role in supporting the social infrastructure of cities as an essential part of a Canadian urban strategy?

The national symposium is intended for federal government representatives from various departments, civic panel members and social planning councils, municipal governments, national organizations, and community leaders. For more information, contact Mary Micallef at (416) 351-0095, ext. 251 or via e-mail at mary@inclusivecities.ca. Registration fee is $75.00.

Symposium Information
* Preliminary Program
* Accommodation
* Registration

Source:
Inclusive Cities Canada

- Go to the Conferences and Events Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/confer.htm
- Go to the Municipalities Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/municipal.htm

7. Aboriginal Policy Research Conference - March 21-23, 2006

Aboriginal Policy Research Conference
Conférence sur la recherche en matière de politiques autochtones

March 21-23, 2006 / 21 au 23 mars 2006
"The 2006 Aboriginal Policy Research Conference (APRC 2006) is intended to: (1) expand our knowledge of Aboriginal issues; (2) provide an important forum where these ideas and beliefs can be openly discussed and debated; (3) integrate research from diverse themes; (4) highlight research on Aboriginal women’s issues; (5) highlight research on urban Aboriginal issues; and, (6) allow outstanding policy needs to shape the future research agenda.

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

8. Gender Equality Consultation extended until November 10
(Status of Women Canada)

Gender Equality Consultation
"From September to November 10, 2005 (formerly October 21), Status of Women Canada is consulting Canadians of all ages, with the goal of developing future directions on gender equality. Please share your views with us."
Click the link above to access a questionnaire asking for your views on specific aspects of gender equality. The consultation website also includes links to : information on international commitments and government action - a
statistical trends and patterns background paper - a background paper on poverty by Monica Townson - a background paper on Aboriginal women.

Source:
Status of Women Canada (SWC)

- Go to the Canadian Government Sites about Women's Social Issues page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/women.htm

9. Annual Conference of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers of Health - October 22-23
(Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat)

Annual Conference of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers of Health
Toronto, Ontario
October 22-23, 2005
News Release
"At their annual meeting this weekend Canada's Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Health reaffirmed their commitment to the implementation of the 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care, signed last year by all First Ministers."
Backgrounder

"Canada’s National and International Collaboration on Pandemic Influenza Planning"

Source:
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat

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

10. What's New from Citizenship and Immigration Canada:
--- 2005 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration - October 31
---
Departmental Performance Report for the period ending March 31, 2005 - September 28

Immigration Minister Tables the 2005 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration
"OTTAWA, October 31, 2005 — The Honourable Joe Volpe, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, today announced that Canada reached its targeted annual immigration levels for the fifth consecutive year, attracting 235,824 new permanent residents in 2004. The details on the immigration levels reached, as well as the Department’s activities in 2004 to attract and welcome newcomers, are outlined in the Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration tabled today."

Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration — 2005
HTML
PDF (236 K)

Departmental Performance Report for the period ending March 31, 2005
HTML
PDF
(791 K)

Source:
Citizenship and Immigration Canada

- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Agriculture to Finance) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk.htm

11. What's New from the Canada Revenue Agency:
--- Canada Pension Plan earnings ceiling for 2006 up to $42,100 - November 2
--- 2005 Alberta Resource Rebate (Questions and Answers) - October 31
--- 2004-2005 CRA Annual Report to Parliament - October 31

Recent releases from Canada Revenue Agency - CRA

Canada Pension Plan Pensionable Earnings Ceiling for 2006 up to $42,100
November 2, 2005
- includes, for 2006, maximum pensionable earnings, the basic exemption and employer/employee contribution rates

Also from CRA:

Alberta 2005 Resource Rebate - Questions and Answers
October 31
- this is the $400 rebate promised by Premier Ralph Klein to every Albertan; the rebate is administered by CRA.

2004-2005 CRA Annual Report to Parliament
"...provides an agency-wide overview of the Canada Revenue Agency's program delivery results and summaries of performance for each of its four business lines (Tax Services, Benefit Programs and Other Services, Appeals, and Corporate Management and Direction) as well as the audited financial statements and unaudited supplementary financial information."

- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Agriculture to Finance) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk.htm

12. What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- The Instability of Family Earnings and Family Income in Canada - November 2
--- Charitable donors, 2004 - November 1

What's New from The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

November 2, 2005
Study: Family earnings instability
1986 to 1991 and 1996 to 2001
Families on the whole faced no more instability in their earnings during the late 1990s than their counterparts did during the late 1980s, despite a number of events in the economy that could have signalled otherwise, according to a new study. Even so, the study did show that government transfers played a significant role in stabilizing the income of families in the lowest levels of the earnings distribution

Complete study:

The Instability of Family Earnings
and Family Income in Canada
(PDF file - 256K, 49 pages)
November 2005

Summary (PDF file - 75K, 9 pages)

Source:
Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series
(check this out for links to tons of free reports back to 1994!)

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November 1, 2005
Charitable donors, 2004
Canadian taxfilers continued their tradition of generosity last year with increases in both the number of charitable donors and the total amount they gave to charity. Data from income tax declarations filed for the 2004 tax year showed that taxfilers claimed more than $6.9 billion in donations, the highest amount ever. The total was 6.3% higher than in 2003.
[There's no free report associated with this release - you have to pay to access the database for further info]

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

13. Gomery Commission Phase I Report - November 1

Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities: Gomery Commission Phase I ("Who is Responsible?") Report
November 1, 2005
- includes links to : Summary - Fact Finding Report - Forensic Audit

Related Links:

Commission of Enquiry into
the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities
("The Gomery Enquiry")
"...the Commission has been given a double mandate. The first requires the Commission to investigate and report on questions raised by (...) the November 2003 Report of the Auditor General of Canada. The second mandate calls upon the Commission to make recommendations to the Government of Canada, based upon its factual findings, to prevent mismanagement of sponsorship programs and advertising activities in the future."
- incl. links to : Terms of Reference - Opening Statement - Rules of Procedure and Practice - Funding Guidelines - Tentative Schedule - Schedule of Standing Hearings - Parties and Intervenors - Schedule of Witnesses - Schedule of Oral Submissions - Transcripts - Applications - Rulings - Invitation for Public Input

Statement by the Right Honourable Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada
November 1, 2005

The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada, Reacts to the Release of Justice Gomery's First Report
November 1, 2005

Google Web Search Results : "gomery report, sponsorship scandal"
Google News search Results : "gomery report, sponsorship scandal
"
Source:
Google.ca

- Go to the General Federal Government Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fed2.htm

14. Creative Solutions to Work, Life and Well-Being: Nine Case Studies - October 22
(Vanier Institute of the Family)

New from the Vanier Institute of the Family (VIF) :

Creative Solutions to Work, Life and Well-Being:
Nine Case Studies

Press Release
October 22, 2005
"Ottawa—The reasons why organizations need to address work-life issues have been well-documented over the past several decades. But what does work-life balance look like in an actual organization? Does a healthy workplace attract, and more importantly, retain its workforce? Does absenteeism drop? Does the company save money? The Vanier Institute of the Family decided to explore these questions through case studies of organizations that have been recognized for their achievements in creating healthy workplaces."

Complete report:

Conversations on Work and Well-Being
"The following pages present nine case studies of large and small organizations from the private, public and community sectors that have made the well-being of their workforce a priority. Each study tells a unique story about the organization's inventive strategy to create a healthy workplace. There is no one-size-fits-all answer. Each organization has come up with a unique approach that respects both the needs of the enterprise and the needs of its employees."

Related Links from the Conversations on Work and Well-Being Resources section :

Canada's Top Employers
www.canadastop100.com

Centre for Families, Work and Well-being
www.worklifecanada.ca

National Quality Institute
www.nqi.ca

Managers Work-Family Tool Kit
www.vifamily.ca

National Study on Balancing Work, Family and Lifestyle
www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/work-travail/index.html

Work Family Tips
www.wft-ifb.ca

Work-Life Conflict in Canada in the New Millennium
www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/work-travail/report2/index.html

Work Life Harmony Enterprises
www.worklifeharmony.ca

VIF Links page - links to other outside related sites

- Go to the Work-Life Balance Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/work_life_balance.htm

15. Canadian Association of Professionals with Disabilities

Canadian Association of Professionals with Disabilities
"The Canadian Association of Professionals with Disabilities is a federally incorporated non-profit dedicated to the inclusion, job retention, and advancement of current and future professionals with disabilities. Our non-profit is solely and permanently committed to meeting the complex and emerging concerns of professionals with disabilities. We are a cross-disabilities based organisation and are controlled by professionals with disabilities for professionals with disabilities."

- Go to the Disability Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/disbkmrk.htm

16. Poverty Dispatch Digest :
U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- November 3

POVERTY DISPATCH Digest
Institute for Research on Poverty - U. of Wisconsin
This digest offers dozens of new links each week to full-text articles in the U.S. media (mostly daily newspapers) on poverty, poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, and much more...
The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a free e-mail service that consists of an e-mail message sent to subscribers each Monday and Thursday, containing a dozen or so links to articles dealing with the areas mentioned above. The weekly Canadian Social Research Links Poverty Dispatch Digest is a compilation, available online, of the two dispatch e-mails for that week --- with the kind permission of IRP.

Here's the complete collection of U.S. media articles in this week's Poverty Dispatch Digest:
(click the link above to read all of these articles)

November 3, 2005

Child Welfare Programs - Indiana // Demographics of Poverty - Texas // Dental Clinics for Low-income Families - Florida // Effects of Preschool Attendance // Educational Achievement - Michigan // Energy Assistance for Low-income Families - Indiana // Health Insurance Proposal - Massachusetts // Hispanic Students - High Schools // Homelessness among Veterans - Georgia Study // Hunger Statistics - Opinion // Hunger - New Mexico, Oklahoma // Hunger in Rural Areas - Pennsylvania // Immigrants & Food Stamp Eligibility // Juvenile Crime - Minnesota // Living Wage Plan - Battle Creek, Michigan // Medicaid Reforms - Georgia // Poverty Line -Opinion // Predatory Lending - Wisconsin // Service Integration Initiatives - Tennessee // Social Services & Tax Cuts – Opinion // Work Requirements & Public Housing – North Carolina // Youth Poverty - Texas

NOTE: Normally, the Poverty Digest is sent out from the Institute for Research on Poverty twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For some reason, though, I can't find the November 1 (Tuesday) digest in my Inbox, so either I inadvertently deleted it or else the e-mail didn't get sent out on Tuesday. That's why this weekly digest is a bit slimmer this week - sorry 'bout that...

Each of the weekly digests offers dozens of links or more to media articles that are time-sensitive.
The older the link, the more likely it is to either be dead or have moved to an archive - and some archives [but not all] are pay-as-you-go.
[For the current week's digest, click on the POVERTY DISPATCH Digest link above]

The Poverty Dispatch weekly digest is a good tool for monitoring what's happening in the U.S.; it's a guide to best practices and lessons learned in America.

Subscribe to the Poverty Dispatch!
Send an e-mail message to John Wolf [ jwolf@ssc.wisc.edu ] to receive a plain text message twice a week with one to two dozen links to media articles with a focus on poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, health, Medicaid from across the U.S.
And it's free...

Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
[ University of Wisconsin-Madison ]

For the current week's digest, click on the POVERTY DISPATCH Digest link at the top of this section.
Recently-archived POVERTY DISPATCH weekly digests:

- October 27, 2005
- October 20
- October 13
- October 6
- September 29

POVERTY DISPATCH description/archive - weekly issues back to January 2005, 50+ links per issue
NOTE: this archive is part of the Canadian Social Research Links American Non-Governmental Social Research page.

- 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

17. Recent (Sept-Oct) reports from the National Center for Children in Poverty - NCCP (Washington):
--- Federal Policies Restrict Immigrant Children's Access to Key Public Benefits
--- State Policies Can Promote Immigrant Children's Economic Security
--- Efforts to Promote Children’s Economic Security Must Address Needs of Hard-Working Immigrant Families
---
Marriage Not Enough to Guarantee Economic Security

Recent reports from the National Center for Children in Poverty - NCCP (Washington):

Federal Policies Restrict Immigrant Children's Access to Key Public Benefits
October 2005
Despite high levels of employment, immigrant families are more likely to be low income and experience other hardships than families with native-born parents. Federal policies that limit immigrant families’ ability to participate in food stamps, public health insurance, and other key income and work support programs threaten the economic security of millions of America’s children.
Abstract - HTML
Complete report (PDF - 221.11K)

State Policies Can Promote Immigrant Children's Economic Security
October 2005
While federal policies exclude many legal immigrants from key public benefits, some states have stepped in to fill the gap. States can offer critical assistance to children in low-income immigrant families by using their own funds to provide them with the supports available to native-born families.
Abstract - HTML
Complete report (PDF - 692.42K)

Efforts to Promote Children’s Economic Security Must Address Needs of Hard-Working Immigrant Families
October 2005
Virtually all immigrant families are headed by working parents, but low wages and a lack of employer benefits mean that their children are disproportionately likely to be low income and experience other hardships. Efforts to promote the economic security of America’s children must include the children of immigrants—most of whom are U.S. citizens who will remain here for life.
Complete report - HTML
Complete report (PDF - 269.59K)

Marriage Not Enough to Guarantee Economic Security
September 2005
"More than one in four children with married parents is low income. The majority of low-income children in rural and suburban areas live with parents who are married, and most single parents were formerly married as well. The majority of married low-income parents are employed, and 41 percent of their children have two employed parents. Illness and disability are common reasons for unemployment. Low wages, lack of employee benefits, frequent moves, and low levels of education are common among these parents, and their need for public health insurance and food stamps is rising."
Abstract - HTML
Complete report (PDF - 310K)

- Go to the International Children, Families and Youth Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chn2.htm

18. Child Care and Early Education Research Connections - U.S. - November 1, 2005

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections - New November 1, 2005 - U.S.
"A new database Child Care and Early Education Research Connections (http://www.childcareresearch.org/ ) has been launched. It is is a web-based, interactive database of research documents and public use data sets for conducting secondary analyses on topics related to early care and education. Research Connections highlights current research; develops and disseminates materials designed to improve child care policy research; provides technical assistance to researchers and policy makers; synthesizes findings into policy research briefs; and facilitates collaboration in the field."

"Child Care and Early Education Research Connections promotes high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making. Our vision is that children are well cared for and have rich learning experiences, and their families are supported and able to work. Through this Web site, we offer research and data resources for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and others. Research Connections is a partnership among the National Center for Children in Poverty at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the Institute for Social Research, the University of Michigan; and the Child Care Bureau, Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."
Source:
About this Site

Related Links:

National Center for Children in Poverty - NCCP (Washington)
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the Institute for Social Research (University of Michigan)
The Child Care Bureau (U.S. Administration for Children and Families)

- Go to the International Children, Families and Youth Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chn2.htm

19. Fourth Summit of the Americas - November 4-5 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)

Fourth Summit of the Americas
Mar del Plata, ARGENTINA
4 - 5 November, 2005
Theme: Creating Jobs to Fight Poverty and Strengthen Democratic Governance

The IV Summit of the Americas, which will take place in Mar del Plata, Argentina, on November 4-5, 2005, is the highest hemispheric political forum. The 34 Heads of State and Government of the Americas will attend this Summit, whose efforts will be directed at building and implementing a shared agenda on the theme of the IV Summit ?Creating Jobs to Fight Poverty and Strengthen Democratic Governance.?

Source:
Summits of the Americas Information Network

Address by Prime Minister Paul Martin at the Summit of the Americas
November 4

Google Web Search Results : "fourth summit of the americas"
Google News search Results : "fourth summit of the americas "
Source:
Google.ca

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

20. Indigenous Peoples' Summit (Buenos Aires, Argentina) - October 27-29

Press Release on the Indigenous Peoples’ Summit
November 3, 2005
The Chair of the IV Summit of the Americas is pleased to inform that, in the framework of its activities, the Second Indigenous Peoples Summit of the Americas took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 27-29, 2005. It was co-organized by the Organización de Naciones y Pueblos Indígenas en Argentina (ONPIA) and the Assembly of First Nations from Canada under the theme of “Determining our future: Guided by our traditional teachings on Mother Earth.”

II Indigenous Peoples Summit of the Americas
The First Indigenous Peoples Summit of the Americas took place in Ottawa, Canada, in 2001. This Summit represented the first step in the creation of an indigenous peoples’ movement that parallels the Summit of the Americas process. The 2005 Indigenous Summit provided a forum whereby more than 500 participants developed the Declaration of the Second Summit of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.

Related Links:

Assembly of First Nations
"The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada. The AFN represents all citizens regardless of age, gender or place of residence."
- The Second Indigenous Peoples Summit Of The Americas

Summits of the Americas Information Network

Google Web Search Results : "Second Indigenous Peoples Summit Of The Americas"
Google News search Results : "Second Indigenous Peoples Summit Of The Americas"
Source:
Google.ca

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



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Cat Rules - Food

1. Never eat food from your own bowl if you can steal some from the table.

2. Never drink from your own water bowl if a human's glass is full enough to drink from. If a human catches you at it and chases you away, run back as soon as his back is turned and drink some more (unless he tossed the water into the sink, of course).

3. The best times to inform humans of your dish's emptiness are when they are unable to ignore you, such as when they are sleeping or on the toilet, or you are in one's lap. If you insist on waking a human at what it considers a "ridiculously early hour" for breakfast, be warned that the human may be as likely to throw you outside or in the basement as to feed you.

4. Should you catch something of your own outside, it is only polite to attempt to get to know it. Be insistent--your food will usually not be so polite and will try to leave. If you can't be bothered to eat the food you've just caught, be considerate and don't waste it; it makes a perfect gift for humans! Carefully pick it up and carry it to the human's house and, if the door is closed, leave it on the doorstep. If the door is open, or there is a Cat-door, take it inside and leave it somewhere highly visible. The gift will be even more welcome if it is still alive! Live birds and mice make the best gifts as humans love a good game of chase just as much as you do, although be careful not to help them; it's their gift after all

5. If you steal something from the trash that you are not supposed to have (the greasier the better), remember to drag it onto the carpet, where the smell can be detected and enjoyed for several days even if cleaned. Be sure to growl at your human when she tries to take your prize away.

More cat rules:
http://www.badpets.net/BadPets/CatRules/CatRules1.html

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Dog Rules - General

1. There are really only two important facial expressions to bother with: complete and overwhelming joy and nothing at all.

2. Any time that is not meal time is potentially nap time. The best time to take a nap is when you hear your name being called repeatedly. The best location for a nap is dead center of any street or driveway. The most relaxing position is on your side, all four limbs parallel.

3. The most practical way to get dry is to shake violently near a fully clothed person. A second effective method is to stand on a light- colored piece of furniture.

4. At the first hint of any irregular noise, run from room to room yelling loudly. If someone actually comes into the house, rush over to them whether you know them or not. Then kiss them so violently that they lose their balance or have to force you away physically.

5. In the event of a trip to the doctor, always be on your guard. If you are vaccinated, urinate on the physician.

More dog rules:
http://www.badpets.net/DogHumor/DogRules.html

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Source:
The Bad Pets Lists
http://www.badpets.net/