Canadian Social Research Newsletter
September 9, 2012

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 2,573 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. Retirement income for Canadians with low incomes (John Stapleton) - September 2012
2. Where do YOU draw the line? New website on sexual violence (Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes and the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres) - September 2012
3. Latest Media and Policy News: 6 September 2012 (Income Security Advocacy Centre - ISAC)

4. Les élections générales du 4 septembre 2012 au Québec / The 2012 Québec election took place on September 4 (2012).
5. W
hat's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, August 2012 - September 7
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, second quarter 2012 - September 7
6. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

7. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
8. CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!

Gilles
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

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1. Retirement income for Canadians with low incomes - September 2012
(John Stapleton)

Retirement income for Canadians with low incomes
http://openpolicyontario.com/retiring-on-a-low-income-3/
By John Stapleton

Highly recommended reading for anyone who provides financial planning information to Canadians with low incomes who are approaching the age of eligibility for Old Age Security!

This page of John Stapleton's Open Policy website contains a new series on retirement income for Canadians with low incomes.
[ NOTE : Some examples in the files below relate to Ontario only.]

September 10 Update: Some of the links below were not working; these have been repaired .

1. Maximizing GIS (Guaranteed Income Supplement):
A background paper on retirement financial planning for Canadians with very low incomes
(PDF - 1.5MB, 9 pages)
http://openpolicyontario.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/maximizing-Paper-V6.pdf
September 2012

2. Toolkit: Determining OAS (Old Age Security)
and GIS eligibility for people who come to Canada as adults
(PDF - 1MB, 5 pages)
http://openpolicyontario.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/TOOL-questionaireV7.pdf
September 2012

3. Low Income Retirement Planning: Four things to think about (PDF - 2.5MB, 11 pages)
http://openpolicyontario.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Slides-Booklet-V8all.pdf
September 2012
* How do I get the Guaranteed Income Supplement?
* Does CPP early retirement make sense for me?
* What’s the smartest way to save before I turn 65?
* A smart way to save between ages 65 and 71

Complete package of the three above files in one download (PDF - 4.9MB, 27 pages)
http://openpolicyontario.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/allinonelowincomeretirement.pdf
September 2012

Cover page of the report and testimonials
by Sherri Torjman, Richard Shillington and Don Drummond
(PDF - 376K, 2 pages)
http://openpolicyontario.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Press-Kit-Folder-V5.pdf
September 2012

Source:
Open Policy - John Stapleton's website

http://openpolicyontario.com/

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Related links:

Low Income Retirement Planning in Canada: living in a different world
http://vibrantcanada.ca/blogs/john-stapleton/low-income-retirement-planning-canada-living-different-world
By John Stapleton
September 5, 2012
(...) For most people nearing retirement, the financial advice we get is based on two simple premises:
1. That our post-retirement income will be less than our pre-retirement income; and
2. That our taxable income will be lower at 65.
(...) [However,] for those on fixed incomes before age 65...the reality is that most low income seniors receive higher incomes when they turn 65. Old Age Security, combined with CPP and the Guaranteed Income Supplement, is often significantly higher than the social assistance, disability benefits, and low earnings they realize in the years leading up to age 65. And Old Age Security and CPP are taxable while social assistance and some disability benefits are not. This situation results in higher taxation once they reach 65, not lower.
(...) The document Planning for Retirement on a Low Income provides low income retirees and their advisors with the information and the tools they need to make the right decisions for their financial future:
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When to take CPP early retirement
* When to avoid an RRSP
* When to buy a TFSA
* When to buy an RRSP

Source of this article:
Vibrantcanada.ca - Vibrant Communities Canada
http://vibrantcanada.ca/
Vibrantcanada.ca is a learning community of members, from diverse sectors, multi-sector roundtables, who share a common interest in reducing poverty, community engagement and collaboration. It is made up of individuals who are united in our desire to see one million people move beyond poverty all across Canada.

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Low income senior’s income tax shock
http://www.moneyville.ca/article/1231097
By James Daw
July 29, 2012
This article is a case profile of a low-income senior, age 66, seeking advice about how to maximize a modest RRSP, while having minimal impact on her Guaranteed Income Supplement benefits. "Adeline" will have an income of $20,000 this year, including $2,927 from Ottawa’s Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS). She was surprised to discover she would receive no GIS payments for the second half of the year, after she reported a one-time gain on the sale of some property on her 2011 tax return. Now she is worried she will lose more GIS payments once she starts to withdraw money from her modest $30,000 RRSP (registered retirement savings plan).
Source of the above article:
Moneyville
http://www.moneyville.ca/
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Moneyville is a subsite of the
Toronto Star:

http://www.thestar.com/

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Totally unrelated link:

Retirement Planning advice
from This Hour Has 22 Minutes
[satire] (video, duration 1:01)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrwLd501aMY

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- Go to the Asset-Based Social Policies Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/assets.htm

- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (D-W) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk3.htm

- Go to the Pension Reforms Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/pensions.htm

- Go to the Seniors (Social Research) Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/seniors.htm

2. Where do YOU draw the line? New website on sexual violence - September 2012
(Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes and the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres)

NOTA : Les liens en français suivent les liens anglais ci-dessous.

Where do YOU draw the line? New website on sexual violence
http://www.draw-the-line.ca/about
A dynamic new (May 2012) website aims to engage Ontarians in a dialogue about sexual violence. ‘Draw The Line’ was launched in May 2012 by Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes and the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres. The site is an interactive campaign that aims to engage Ontarians in a dialogue about sexual violence. The campaign challenges common myths about sexual violence and equips bystanders with information on how to intervene safely and effectively. One in three Canadian women will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. It is time for Ontario to draw the line. We must work together to make our communities safer.

Click the link above for more information about this campaign, or click the link below to access the website.

Draw The Line
http://www.draw-the-line.ca/

Sources:

Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes
[ http://francofemmes.org/aocvf/ ]
[French only]

and

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres
[ http://www.sexualassaultsupport.ca/ ]
For 30 years, the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) has been working in the province and across Canada to address and end sexual violence in our communities. The OCRCC was formed in the mid-1970s as a communication network for Rape Crisis/Sexual Assault Centres. It provides information sharing in policy stances, funding and lobbying efforts for centres, and acts as an advisory body to governments, community groups and other organizations.

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Version française:

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Traçons-les-limites
http://www.tracons-les-limites.ca/pourquoi
Traçons-les-limites est une campagne interactive et dynamique lanc/e en mai 2012 qui vise à engager les Ontariennes et les Ontariens dans un dialogue sur la violence à caractère sexuel. Le site est une collaboration d'Action ontarienne contre la violence fait aux femmes et l'Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres.
La campagne veut défaire les mythes sur la violence à caractère sexuel et informer l’entourage sur les façons d’intervenir efficacement en toute sécurité. Au Canada, une femme sur trois vivra une forme ou une autre de violence à caractère sexuel au cours de sa vie. Il est temps que les Ontariennes et Ontariens tracent les limites. Nous devons travailler ensemble à rendre nos collectivités plus sécuritaires.

Cliquez le lien ci-dessus pour plus de renseignements au sujet de cette campagne, ou cliquez le lien ci-dessous pour accéder directement à la page d'accueil du site.

Traçons-les-limites
http://www.tracons-les-limites.ca/

Sources:

Action ontarienne contre la violence fait aux femmes
[ http://francofemmes.org/aocvf/ ]

Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes (AOcVF), fondée en 1988 par les intervenantes de première ligne qui avaient identifié le besoin d’un organisme provincial, est un regroupement d'organismes qui travaillent à défaire l'oppression vécue par les femmes. AOcVF prône l'action par la coopération afin de mieux répondre aux besoins des femmes francophones de l'Ontario, dans leur diversité.

et

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres
http://www.draw-the-line.ca/about
[Anglais seulement]

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The above links and information were found in:

Brigit's Notes - September 2012
http://goo.gl/T5K6z
NOTA : La version française ("Le bloc-notes de Brigit") suit l'anglais, sur la même page.

Table of contents:
* Dear friends of the CWHN
* GET THE WORD OUT! (postcard project aimed at raising awareness about breast cancer prevention)
* Webinar: Endocrine disruptors in the workplace
* Book review: I Feel Great About My Hands
* Film review: Programmed to be Fat
* Featured resources
--- Not a flower shop: Exploring breast cancer risk and gender bias
--- Liberation! Helping women quit smoking: A brief tobacco-intervention guide
--- New Ontario Pap test guidelines: Start at age 21
--- Where do YOU draw the line? New website on sexual violence
* Upcoming events/calls

Source:
Canadian Women's Health Network /
Réseau canadien pour la santé des femmes

http://cwhn.ca/

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

3. Latest Media and Policy News: 6 September 2012
(Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Latest Media and Policy News: 6 September 2012
[ Toronto - Ontario - Canada - (some) international ]

http://goo.gl/eKm4h

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Click the above link to access any of the articles below.
[NOTE by Gilles : If I don't include the links to the media articles below, it's because I appreciate the work done by Jennefer and ISAC in preparing this media scan, and I want to encourage ISAC to maintain this project by sending as many interested parties to that "Latest Media and Policy News" page as possible. The bottom line : If ISAC's site stats show more visitors to the page, that means more justification to continue the initiative...]

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Top Story: Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit Cut

Niagara: Loss of CSUMB a “horror show”
Niagara expects to lose $4.2 million with CSUMB cut and fund consolidation
The cuts will further disadvantage poorest citizens in Niagara
The cuts will mean people will die on the streets of Niagara, activists say
Niagara TV news reports on the implications of the cuts
Kingston Council struggles with the news of the cut
Kingston press release says the city will create a “replacement Residency Benefit for social assistance recipients” that will “be funded at a level equivalent to 70% of the previous CSUMB funding level in Kingston”
Vaughan: Press release on CSUMB from activists
Owen Sound: An opinion column from last April
Northern Ontario Service Deliverers Association met with Minister Milloy at the recent Association of Municipalities of Ontario meeting – told him that “The issues that led to the CSUMB eligibility expansion have not been remedied; in fact the situation is more dire.”
Toronto Drop-In Network distributes information:
A petition has been started to save CSUMB
The importance of CSUMB for women leaving abuse
Send an email to government today!

Ontario Politics – it’s By-Election Day

NDP may win in Kitchener-Waterloo; Libs leading in Vaughan
Kitchener-Waterloo byelection “down to the wire”

Other Items

Labour Day reminder from the Asian Canadian Labour Alliance about implications of recent EI changes for racialized and immigrant communities
47% of Canadians live paycheque to paycheque
Resources for retirement planning for people on low income
Resources for understanding structural racism and white privilege

International

Struggling to make ends meet in the UK
The UK’s minimum wage does not meet the basic cost of raising children

Source:
Jennefer Laidley
Policy & Research Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre

http://www.incomesecurity.org/

Jennefer Laidley is with the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) in Toronto.
Jennefer scans the electronic media for links to items of interest for social researchers and advocates in Toronto, and she also covers (to a lesser extent) the provincial, national and international scenes.

Each week, she sends out Latest Media and Policy News, a media scan of topical articles and news releases via email bulletin

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

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

4. Les élections générales du 4 septembre 2012 au Québec.
The 2012 Québec election took place on September 4 (2012).

[NOTE : Links to English resources appear below the French links.]

Les élections générales au Québec : le 4 septembre.

Le Directeur général des élections du Québec
http://www.electionsquebec.qc.ca/francais/
- liens vers des renseignements pertinents pour les groupes suivants:
* Électeurs * Candidats ou partis politiques * Agents ou représentants officiels * Médias * Enseignants ou étudiants * Chercheurs * Experts électoraux et internationaux

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Élections Québec 2012
http://www.radio-canada.ca/elections-quebec-2012

Source:
Radio-Canada

http://www.radio-canada.ca/elections-quebec-2012

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Élections Québec 2012
http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/elections-2012

Source:
Le Devoir
http://www.ledevoir.com/

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Couverture de l'élection Québec 2012
http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/elections-quebec-2012/

Source:
La Presse

http://www.lapresse.ca/

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English media coverage
of the 2012 Québec election:

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Director-General of Elections Québec
http://www.electionsquebec.qc.ca/english/index.php
- incl. links to info for:
* Electors * Candidates and political parties * Official agents or representatives * Media * Teachers and students * Researchers * International and electoral experts

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Québec Votes 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/quebecvotes/index.html

Source:
Montreal Gazette

[ http://www.montrealgazette.com/ ]

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CBC Election 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/quebecvotes2012/

Source:
CBC Montreal

[ http://www.cbc.ca/montreal/ ]

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Vote Compass
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/quebecvotes2012/features/votecompass.html
Vote Compass is an educational tool developed by political scientists.
Answer a short series of questions to discover how you fit in the Quebec political landscape.
NOTE: you don't have to be from Quebec to try the Vote Compass.
I'm from Ontario, and, according to my Vote Compass answers, I'd vote for the Green Party.
<Probably because the NDP has no provincial party in Quebec...>

Timeline : the campaign day by day
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/quebecvotes2012/features/timeline/

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From the
Toronto Star:
[ http://www.thestar.com ]

Quebec Election 2012
http://www.thestar.com/topic/quebecelection

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- Go to the Political Parties and Elections Links in Canada (Provinces and Territories) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/politics_prov_terr.htm

- Go to the Québec Links (English) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qce.htm

- Rendez-vous à la page de liens de recherche sociale au Québec:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qcbkmrk.htm

5. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Labour Force Survey, August 2012 - September 7
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, second quarter 2012
- September 7

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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September 7, 2012
Labour Force Survey, August 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120907/dq120907a-eng.htm
After a decline in July, employment rose by 34,000 in August, the result of an increase in part-time work. The unemployment rate held steady at 7.3%.

Source:
Labour Force Information - product main page*
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=71-001-X&lang=eng
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

See also:

Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, second quarter 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120907/dq120907c-eng.htm
The labour productivity of Canadian businesses fell 0.4% in the second quarter, after no change in the previous quarter. It was the first decline in a year.

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Tables by subject: Labour
http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/ind01/l2_2621-eng.htm
* Labour
* Commuting to work
* Employment and unemployment
* Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Non-wage benefits
* Occupations
* Unionization and industrial relations
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

Related subjects:

* Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/theme-theme.action?pid=2621&lang=eng&more=0

* Employment and unemployment
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=2621&id=1803&lang=eng&more=

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

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

6. 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

September 9, 2012

What's new online this week:

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

Parti Québécois win a minority government: Election platform promises a space for every child in $7-a-day child care program
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/09/parti-qu%C3%A9b%C3%A9cois-win-minority-government-election-platform-p
5 Sep 2012 | Quebec
The Parti Québécois won a minority government in the Québec election yesterday with a promise in their election platform to create a space for every child in Québec's $7-a-day child care program.

Falling behind: Ontario’s backslide into widening inequality, growing poverty and cuts to social programs
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/09/falling-behind-ontario%E2%80%99s-backslide-widening-inequality-grow
5 Sep 2012 | Ontario
Report from Ontario Common Front "endeavoured to pull together the existing work and add to it our own research to sketch the increasing inequality in Ontario". Child care was not mentioned despite its relation to many of the issues identified in the report.

Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Portugal
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/09/quality-matters-early-childhood-education-and-care-portugal
5 Sep 2012 | Europe
10 of 34 OECD countries are participating in the Quality Matters in ECEC: Country Policy Profiles. Canada is not included. This week the CRRU is featuring Portugal where policy lever 2 - Designing and implementing curriculum and standards, is examined.

Integration of childcare and early education services is long overdue
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/12/09/integration-childcare-and-early-education-services-long-ove
5 Sep 2012 | Europe
Peter Moss argues that two child care commissions recently announced in the UK(one set up by the Government, the other by the Labour Party) "fiddle around with symptoms, [and]...do nothing to address the basic problem: the need to reform a dysfunctional early childhood system still split between 'childcare' and 'early education".

MORE research, policy & practice
http://childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice

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

How many kids waiting for affordable childcare in Hamilton is too many?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/09/how-many-kids-waiting-affordable-childcare-hamilton-too-many
5 Sep 2012 | Ontario

Full-time work means better health for mothers
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/09/full-time-work-means-better-health-mothers
5 Sep 2012 | United States

Grandparents save UK £11 billion in childcare each year
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/09/grandparents-save-uk-%C2%A311-billion-childcare-each-year
5 Sep 2012 | Europe

My view: Obama, Romney need to know one thing about early childhood education – start over
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/09/my-view-obama-romney-need-know-one-thing-about-early-childhood-educa
5 Sep 2012 | United States

Shift workers driving family day care growth
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/12/09/shift-workers-driving-family-day-care-growth
5 Sep 2012 | Australia and New Zealand

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

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NOTE:
For links to earlier (weekly) issues of this weekly alert going back to June 2009,
check out the CRRU Links Archive on this site:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/crru_links_archive.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

7. 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:

September 7, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/09/07/
Joblessness and Unemployment
Medicaid and Long-Term Care

September 6, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/09/06/
Foster Care Programs - Arizona, West Virginia
Household Food Security
Medicaid Cuts - Maine

September 5, 2012
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2012/09/05/
Financial Hardship and the Near Poor - New Jersey
Household Food Security

September 3-4, 2012
- No Poverty Dispatch

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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

8. 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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5 September 2012 - CRINMAIL issue 1292
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In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Court rules on life imprisonment for juveniles
- Girl to receive 100 lashes for having sex
- False evidence allegedly planted in blasphemy case
- State bypasses asylum agreement to deport migrants
- Tech giant to investigate child labour reports
- Other news
Children's Rights Wiki: Spotlight on Bhutan
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10 Surprising Uses for WD-40
(and 5 Places It Should Never Be Sprayed)

Everybody knows WD-40 is the go-to product for silencing squeaks, displacing moisture, preventing rust, and loosening stuck parts. You probably have a can sitting in your garage right now. It has a ton of uses, but it's no panacea. In fact, there are a some jobs that the lube will absolutely ruin.

Use WD-40 To:

1. Lube a shovel. Spray WD-40 on a shovel, spading fork, hoe or garden trowel. The soil slides right off—especially helpful when digging in clay.

2. Clean tile. The spray removes spilled mascara, nail polish, paint and scuff marks from tile floors, and also help you wipe away grime from the grout lines. Clean up with soapy water.

3. Scrub stains from stainless steel sinks.

4. Unstick gum. A squirt makes it easier to pull gum out of carpet and even hair. It's better than cutting out the gum and leaving a patchy carpet or a bad haircut.

5. Soften leather. Oil can help break in a stiff leather tool belt.

6. Free stuck LEGOs. Your kids will thank you.

7. Erase crayon marks. When crayon ends up on toys, flooring, furniture, painted walls, wallpaper, windows, doors, and television screens. Spray on WD-40 and wipe it off.

8. Prevent flowerpots from sticking when stacked together.

9. Get rid of rust. Spray and rub away rust from circular saw and hacksaw blades. It can also clean blades of tar and other gunk.

10. Remove goo. Unstick gooey residue from price tags, duct tape, and stickers.

But Don't Spray It On:

1. Door hinges. Sure, WD-40 will stop the squeaking, but it also attracts dust and dirt. Over time, you'll end up with ugly black streaks on your hinges.

2. Bike chains. WD-40 can cause dirt and dust to stick to a chain. Use bike-specific lubricants, which typically contain Teflon.

3. Paintball guns. WD-40 can melt the seals in the guns.

4. Locks. The spray can prematurely wear down the internal mechanisms, especially in the pin tumbler locks, in door locks and padlocks. Go for graphite powder.

5. iPods and iPads. WD-40 won't repair the Home button on these devices. In fact, the spray can cause the plastic to break down on the cover, and if some gets inside the electronics, it can damage plastic parts inside.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5932262/10-surprising-uses-for-wd+40-and-5-places-it-should-never-be-sprayed

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Twelve Great Online Image Editors – Free Photoshop Alternatives
http://gnoted.com/12-great-online-image-editors-photoshop-alternatives/

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Bob Ross : Happy Little Clouds Autotuned (video, duration 3:24)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLO7tCdBVrA

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Sarah Jessica Parker Wedding photo
(The Devil made me do it.)
http://imgur.com/gallery/EmiY5

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From the Bachelor's Cookbook:
Six Steps to a perfect ear of corn
http://imgur.com/gallery/rK9fP

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1938 Dating Guide For Single Women
http://alligator-sunglasses.com/post/390543309/vintage-1938-dating-guide-single-women

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