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Canadian Social Research Newsletter
September 10, 2006

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.

The e-mail version of this week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 1665 subscribers.
Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes and a disclaimer.

IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian Content

1. National Anti-Poverty Organization Seeking New Executive Director - Deadline for Applications is September 15
2.
Housing Again Bulletin No. 94 - September 5
3. From the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women:
--- Disentangling the Web of Women’s Poverty and Exclusion - Spring 2006
--- Women and Poverty (Third Edition) - 2005 (posted spring 2006)
4. Community Social Planning Council of Toronto Monthly Newsletter - Issue # 42 - September 2006

5. Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
6. What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (University of Toronto) - September 8

International Content

7. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
8. Committee on Rights of Child to meet in Geneva from 11 to 29 September 2006 (ReliefWeb) - September 7

Have a great week!

Gilles Séguin
Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com


1. NAPO Seeking New Executive Director - Deadline for applications is September 15
(National Anti-Poverty Organization - NAPO)

Job Posting:
Executive Director, National Anti-Poverty Organization
Position Type: Full Time
Date Ad Posted: September 1, 2006
Job Region: Ottawa Area

Application Deadline: September 15, 2006

"The National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) is committed to eliminating poverty in Canada. NAPO is looking for an Executive Director who can manage the overall operations of NAPO, secure a strong and diverse funding base, and work with the Board to implement the strategic plan. NAPO is coming to the end of its three-year funding agreement and requires an experienced person who can assist NAPO to make concrete progress in its priority areas related to federal government policy that has an impact on low-income Canadians, working with anti-poverty groups in communities across the country, and strengthening NAPO."

Source of this job posting:
Charity Village - Click on "Jobs" tab (or link)
NOTES:
1. I often receive requests from organizations to post job offers on my site. As per #5 of my Link Submission Guidelines, I don't post job ads on my site as a general rule, because I'd soon find the site becoming a glorified bulletin board for that kind of thing from everywhere in Canada. Even my own rules are made to be broken, however, and this is one of those situations. I have the highest respect for NAPO as the voice of the poor and the disenfranchised in Canada, and I want the best candidate in that important job.
2. If you're looking for qualified candidates for jobs in your organization, and if your organization is eligible, you can use Charity Village's free job posting service. "Eligible organizations" include registered charities, nonprofit organizations, and government departments and agencies, and all of these may post recruitment ads and RFPs in Charity Village's Career Centre. They may also post their Supplier ads (banners, Marketplace supplier directory, e-letter ads), volunteer opportunities, Bulletin Board messages and Coming Events.

Related Link:

National Anti-Poverty Organization

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

2. Housing Again Bulletin No. 94 - September 5

Housing Again Bulletin No. 94 - Number 94
September 5, 2006
The Housing Again Bulletin is sponsored by Raising the Roof as a partner in Housing Again.
A monthly electronic bulletin highlighting what people are doing to put housing back on the public agenda in Ontario, across Canada and around the world.

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In this Issue:
- Feature: St. John’s Hosts First National Youth Homelessness Conference
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Community Profile: Helping Youth in Ottawa Access Jobs
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News Briefs: Walking Home 2006; SCPI Campaign
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Bulletin Archive - links to older issues back to #59 (March 2003)

Sources:

Housing Again
http://www.housingagain.web.net

Shared Learnings on Homelessness
http://www.sharedlearnings.org

Raising the Roof
http://www.raisingtheroof.org/

- Go to the Homelessness and Housing Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/homeless.htm

3. From the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women:
--- Disentangling the Web of Women’s Poverty and Exclusion - Spring 2006
--- Women and Poverty (Third Edition) - 2005

Disentangling the Web of Women’s Poverty and Exclusion (PDF file - 151K, 16 pages)
Spring 2006
"Women’s Poverty and Exclusion : The poverty experienced by so many women in Canada is simply not acceptable in a country that has boasted eight consecutive years of budget surpluses. CRIAW’s broad-based consultations on women’s poverty and exclusion clearly showed that the depth of this poverty has increased over the last 10 years, a period that parallels the erosion of the country’s social programs. The consultations confirmed that subsuming discussions of poverty within economic policies alone allows issues of social justice, rights, and accountability to be overlooked."

Women and Poverty
Third Edition - 2005 (Posted March 2006)
PDF version (167K, 12 pages)
HTML version
"Women and poverty are connected for many reasons. Various structural factors work towards making women more vulnerable to poverty, or to keeping them in poverty. Over the last decade, Canada has been moving towards a different model for its economy, drastically cutting social services."
Source:
Fact Sheets (links to eight more fact sheets going back to 1999)
[Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW)]

4. Community Social Planning Council of Toronto
Monthly Newsletter - Issue # 42
- September 2006

Community Social Planning Council of Toronto
Monthly Newsletter - Issue # 42
September 2006
"At the beginning of each month, this e-bulletin provides news on the activities of the CSPC-T and our partners, as well as access to new research and policy products and networks, in print and web-based forms. (...) To subscribe to this bulletin, send an email with your name, organization, address, and telephone number to cspc@cspc.toronto.on.ca with the message SUBSCRIBE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER."

Content of this bulletin is organized under the following headings: News from the Council - Upcoming Events - News from our Partners - Conferences and Calls for Papers - Information Resources - New Reports and Publications - Websites of Interest - Contact Us

Monthly bulletins back to January 2006 - links to HTML and PDF versions of each monthly issue

Source:
Community Social Planing Council of Toronto

5. Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy
(Human Resources and Social Development Canada
)

Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)

The HRSDC home page has a link called "Aboriginal Peoples" that takes you to a page with two links on it :

Aboriginal Canada Portal
, and

Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy
- incl. links to : About Us - The Strategy - ASEP - Urban Strategy - Youth - Disabilities - Child Care - AHRDA Locations - Success Stories - Links - Sector Council

Aboriginal Relations Office (ARO)
NOTE: This is a dead link. After the Conservative Party of Canada took office early in 2006, Social Development Canada was reintegrated with Human Resources and Skills Development into a "new" department known as Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC). The Aboriginal Relations Office no longer exists within HRSDC.

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

6. What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - September 8
(University of Toronto)

What's New - from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - University of Toronto

Each week, the Childcare Resource and Research Unit disseminates its "e-mail news notifier", an e-mail message with a dozen or so links to new reports, studies and child care in the news (media articles) by the CRRU or another organization in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC). What you see below is content from the most recent issue of the notifier.

8-Sept-06

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What’s New
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OECD SET TO RELEASE IMPORTANT NEW REPORT: STARTING STRONG II
In preparation for the release of the OECD’s Starting Strong II, a new CRRU Issue File collects all the Thematic Review material, as well as other relevant documents.
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=91407

MINISTER FINLEY ANNOUNCES CREATION OF MINISTERIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON
THE CHILD CARE SPACES INITIATIVE
Human Resource and Social Development Minister Diane Finley names Gordon Chong as the chair of a committee to advise on the design of the federal "Child Care Spaces Initiative".
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=91406

FEDERAL CHILD CARE COMMITTEE REFLECTS PARTISAN AIMS
Press release from Code Blue Campaign for Child Care responds to the appointment of the new Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Child Care Spaces Initiative.
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=91405

GIVING CHILDREN A BETTER START: PRE-SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
AND SCHOOL-AGE PROFILES
Working paper from the Institute for Fiscal Studies examines “the effect of pre-primary education on children's subsequent school outcomes using data from Uruguay.”
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=91403

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS OFTEN ILL PREPARED TO CARE
FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Fact sheet from Frank Porter Graham Child Development Centre (US) summarizes research published in the Journal of Early Intervention.
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=91402


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Child Care in the News
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Editorial: Harper's dubious child-care panel [CA]
Toronto Star, 8 Sep 06
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=91394

Child-benefit costs under control: Ottawa [CA]
Globe and Mail, 8 Sep 06
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=91392

Advocates fear Tory committee too biased [CA]
Toronto Star, 7 Sep 06
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=91388

Government leery of providing cost details on child care plan [CA]
Globe and Mail, 7 Sep 06
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=91390

Public policy fuelling poverty [CA]
Toronto Star, 6 Sep 06
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=91393

Quality childcare luck of the draw [AU]
The Australian, 2 Sep 06
http://action.web.ca/home/crru/rsrcs_crru_full.shtml?x=91389

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This message was forwarded through the Childcare Resource
and Research Unit e-mail news notifier. For information on the
CRRU e-mail notifier, including instructions for (un)subscribing,
see http://www.childcarecanada.org
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Related Links:

What's New? - Canadian, U.S. and international resources
Child Care in the News - media articles
Links to child care sites in Canada and elsewhere
CRRU Publications
- briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications
ISSUE files - theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

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

7. Poverty Dispatch:
U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs

Poverty Dispatch - U.S.
- links to news items from the American press about poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.
NOTE: this is a link to the current issue --- its content changes twice a week.

Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to two dispatches a week back to June 1 (2006) when the Dispatch acquired its own web page and archive.

Poverty Dispatch Digest Archive - weekly digest of dispatches from August 2005 to May 2006
For a few years prior to the creation of this new web page for the Dispatch, I was compiling a weekly digest of the e-mails and redistributing the digest to my mailing list with IRP's permission.
This is my own archive of weekly issues of the digest back to August 2005, and most of them have 50+ links per issue. I'll be deleting this archive from my site gradually, as the links to older articles expire.

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

- 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

8. Committee on Rights of Child to meet in Geneva from 11 to 29 September 2006 - September 7
(ReliefWeb)

Committee on Rights of Child to meet in Geneva from 11 to 29 September 2006
Situation of child rights in Samoa, Ethiopia, Oman, Kiribati, Swaziland, Senegal, Republic of Congo, Benin, Ireland and Jordan to be reviewed.

Source:
ReliefWeb
"Serving the information needs of the humanitarian relief community"

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


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Cheers!
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