Canadian Social Research Newsletter
October 10, 2017
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a listing of the new links added to the Canadian Social Research Links website in the past week.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
* Book Review: Indigenous Homelessness - October
(Review by Nick Falvo, Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation)
* Who's Hungry: 2017 Profile of Hunger in Toronto (September 28) Daily Bread Food Bank
* Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy- Ottawa, September 28
* Media & Policy News : 29 September, 2017 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre - Toronto)
* Federal Cost of a National Pharmacare Program (September 2017, Vanier Institute of the Family)
* InfoVanier, September 2017 (Vanier Institute of the Family)
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Labour Force Survey, September 2017- October 6
--- StatCan Blog: Tracking the cost of shelter - October 2
--- Police-reported sexual assaults in Canada, 2009 to 2014: A statistical profile
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)
* 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 19 - 25 September 2017
Have a great week!
Canadian Social Research Links
Review: Indigenous Homelessness
- October 6
Evelyn Peters and Julia Christensen recently wrote an edited book on homelessness among Indigenous peoples in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Excluding the Introduction and Conclusion, more than half of the chapters are either authored or co-authored by an Indigenous person. A useful contribution to researchers, students, consultants and policymakers in all three countries, it should be required reading for anyone wanting to learn more about homelessness experienced by Indigenous peoples.
Here are 10 things to know about this book.
1. The book contains lots of useful information.
2. The book includes contributions from three countries with similar social welfare systems.
3. The books account suggests that the history of Indigenous peoples in all three countries is similar.
4. Chapter 4 makes the case that police often relocate Indigenous peoples from affluent areas of Edmonton to poor areas of the city.
5. Chapter 13 calls for the need to rethink the concept of crowding for Indigenous peoples.
6. ...the book pays insufficient attention to each countrys social welfare systemincluding the macroeconomic factors that shape it.
7. The book could have benefited from a discussion of advocacy approaches in each country.
8. The book could have benefited from some quantitative analysis.
9. Chapter 1 ought to have made at least passing reference to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
10. The book lacks content from the United States (likely because very little has been written about homelessness among Native Americans).
In Sum. The publication of this book is a
remarkable accomplishment. I consider it a must read for anybody
interested in understanding what contributes to, and what can end, homelessness
among Indigenous peoples.
Nick Falvo is the Director of Research and
Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation.
To purchase this book online, start by clicking here : https://uofmpress.ca/books/detail/indigenous-homelessness
2017 Profile of Hunger in Toronto
- September 28
Who's Hungry: 2017 Profile of Hunger
Despite an improved economy and much on-paper prosperity, the need for food banks is higher in 2017 than it has been before. Food bank use in Toronto is back to levels not seen since the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. The urgency of the need seen at local food banks shows that focusing solely on long-term policy change or on small-scale initiatives, such as community kitchens or gardens, will not meet the immediate food needs of a city population that is struggling right now.
Daily Bread Food Bank
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Snapshot (PDF, 2 pages)
Found in the newsletter
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Food bank usage in Toronto:
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Canadian Observatory On Homelessness
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- Go to the Food Banks and Hunger Links
Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy- Ottawa, September 28
Federal release: Minister Duclos meets
with stakeholders at National Poverty Conference to talk about his governments
commitment to a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy:
September 28, 2017
- Go to the National/Federal and International
Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
Media & Policy
News : 29 September, 2017
Media & Policy News : 29 September
(By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre - Toronto)
Click the link immediately above to access any of the articles in the list below.
Stats on homelessness in Timmins, Cochrane,
Hearst and Moosonee shared at summit: Low social assistance shelter rates
a fundamental problem
City of London calls for a higher Ontario Works rate.
Ontario is complicit in precarious employment.
Recycling plant ordered to pay $1.33 million in fines, back wages:
Employment Law: Doughnut shop facing hole lot of trouble
Workers, know your rights
Op-Ed: Low-waged, precarious employment taking toll on North Bay community
Proposed law would give paid leave to domestic and sexual violence survivors
Ontario inching closer to significant employment and labour changes
Province tries to allay business fears over minimum wage hike
Extend minimum wage implementation: Sudbury
Business coalition urges five-year implementation of minimum wage hike
A $15 minimum wage could cost Ontario up to 90,000 jobs, TD bank says
They huff and they puff: More overblown claims about a $15 minimum wage
Government release: Annual minimum wage increase to come into effect October 1
87% of small business families see no benefit
to income sprinkling
CCPA news release
CCPA Report: Splitting the Difference: Who really benefits from small business income splitting?
Closing tax loopholes is an important step toward tax fairness.
Wealthy Canadians already pay enough taxes, argues Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
Stay the course and finally close these unfair
Tax changes to make system fair, not stifle business growth: Trudeau.
Ontario taps Hamilton groups to help with recruitment for basic income study
Intentional neglect or callous oversight? How progressive basic income proposals fail migrants
Ontario names advisory group to help with jobs for people with disabilities
Government release: Ontario taking steps to
increase employment for people with disabilities
Backgrounder: Members of the Employers Partnership Table
Tackling racist, sexist hurdles to be part of anti-poverty plan, Duclos says
Federal release: Minister Duclos meets with stakeholders at National Poverty Conference to talk about his governments commitment to a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy
Northern Ontario First Nations take federal and Ontario governments to court over $4 annual treaty payments
Toronto Community Housing asks city to commit $1.6 billion over next 10 years for repairs
A housing benefit would reduce the need for
Government release: Ontario removing barriers to building affordable housing
Homeless shelter demand rising in Ontario as facilities close
Legal Aid Ontario gets input from African-Canadian community on new black-led, black-focused legal clinic
New legal clinic for Black Canadians will be in place within a year
Ontario invests $18 million in 45 projects to help end human trafficking
Windsor legal clinic part of provinces plan to fight human trafficking
Government release: Ontario supporting specialized services for human trafficking survivors
Reports, Events, Campaigns and Other Good Things
Getting Legal Help: Directory of Community
Legal Clinics in Ontario: New Edition
Citizens for Public Justice: September 2017 Justice News
Homeless Hub newsletter
Maytree Policy School starts January 2018
Stats Can: Population estimates, second quarter 2017
Stats Can: Payroll employment, earnings and hours, July 2017
Stats Can: Chronic low income among immigrants in Canada (incl. a link to the study
Poll: Premiers performance: Horgan enters on a high, wall is set to depart on top
Around the Province
London tenant in wheelchair faces tough choice
after learning elevator repair will take five weeks
Mississauga tenants living in grimy apartment complex fight rent hikeLocal MPP outraged at lack of funding for homelessness in Windsor
Windsor West MPP wants more funding to fight homelessness
Barrie, Orillia affordable housing projects get millions in provincial funding
Oakville symposium focuses on poverty elimination
Thunder Bays Shelter House looks for stable funding for street outreach as SOS program resumes
Five big ideas for Northern Ontario
Across the Country
Struggling to get off welfare, Nova Scotia
single mom looks to provincial budget for help
Minimum wage to increase in Manitoba for first time since 2015
Women and the fight for $15 in Manitoba
Hike to $15 minimum wage in Alberta could lead to 25,000 job losses: CD Howe Report
Opinion: Raising minimum wage in Alberta wont reduce poverty
Alberta Party call for minimum wage halt
seek provincial poverty reduction strategy instead
Albertas minimum wage set to go up again on the weekend
Alberta justice minister halts plan to require deposits from legal-aid clients
Affordable housing units open in Moose Jaw
Vancouver rally held to push NDP government to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour
Rising prices push out long-time Vancouver residents
Bedroom-sharing rules shut door on affordable housing for some Vancouver families
Vancouver outstrips rest of Canadian cities for higher percentage of low-income households
Poverty-level income tax filings prompt questions in mega-rich Richmond, BC
First Nations hold a long-term vision of a
renewed nation-to-nation relationship
Collecting employment insurance may be harder than you think
Ontario Superior Court warns federal government it desperately needs more judges
Federal politics: Trudeau still seen as best PM, but Conservatives best to form government
For young women in the UK, poverty and poor
mental health are a fact of life
UK Labours £10 million pledge to tackle period poverty
Britains 21st century housing catastrophe bears an eerie resemblance to my childhood
New Irish welfare reforms aimed at lowering number of jobless families
Targets move to $15 an hour in the US blows up the myth about raising the minimum wage
Millions mired in poverty as US upturn passes them by, study finds
Inequality, low wages weaken global growth: IMF official
By Jennefer Laidley
Policy & Research Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
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archive: <===recommended reading!!
- incl. media and policy news back to 2012
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Cost of a National Pharmacare Program
NEW from CBC News
and the Parliamentary Budget Officer :
Universal pharmacare would save Canadians
$4.2B a year, parliamentary budget officer says
New estimate of the cost to the federal government for a universal drug program points to overall savings
September 28, 2017
Establishing a universal program for prescription medications would amount to about $4.2 billion in savings annually in Canada, the parliamentary budget officer says in a new report. The House standing committee on health is studying the development of a national pharmacare program as an insured service for Canadians under the Canada Health Act.
The report (and related links):
Federal Cost of a National Pharmacare
Program (PDF - 993K, 93 pages)
The House standing committee on health is studying the development of a national pharmacare program as an insured service for Canadians under the Canada Health Act.
Parliamentary Budget Officer
More CBC News links
Health Minister launches high drug price
The High Cost of Pharmaceuticals: Canada's
Canada 'poor performer' when it comes
to high drug costs for common conditions: study
Pharmacare for essential drugs would
improve public's health, research suggests
Will Ontario's pharmacare plan pressure
Trudeau to pursue a national program?
- Go to the Health Links (Canada/International)
NOTA : La version française suit l'anglais ci-dessous .
InfoVanier (September 2017)
A monthly e-newsletter from the Vanier Institute of the Family highlighting whats new, what were reading and whats in the media.
The Vanier Institute of the Family is a national, independent, charitable organization dedicated to understanding the diversity and complexity of families and the reality of family life in Canada. Through publications, research initiatives, presentations and social media, the Institute works to enhance the national understanding of how families interact with, have an impact on and are affected by social, economic, environmental and cultural forces.
About the Vanier Institute of the Family
Military and Veteran Families in Canada: Collaborations and Partnerships Compendium
Families Count: Profiling Canadas Families IV
Contemporary Family Trends
The Vanier Institute of the Family offers an extensive list of publications and resources for reading online. Whether you are looking for a research study, quick statistics, short commentaries on current affairs or Transition articles, youll find it here. The Vanier Institute publications are listed below. All of our publications are available to download electronically.
Whats New at the
the Vanier Institute of the Family (in September 2017):
A Snapshot of Families and Food in Canada.
New resource, publication (5,000 words).
Infographic: Modern Couples in Canada. New resource, publication (1,000 words).
2016 Census Release Highlights Family Diversity in Canada. Announcement (600 words).
The Canadian Family: Redefining Inclusion (video). Announcement (700 words).
Facts and Stats: Active Leisure in Canada (2017 Update). New resource, publication (700 words).
Call-out: Families, Mobility, and Work
Atlantic Canadian Symposium. Announcement (800 words).
Congratulations to Canadas Next Governor
General. Announcement (250 words).
Exploring Families with Statistics Canada
and the Vanier Institute. News, Announcement (200 words).
Source: Vanier Institute Update: September
Vanier Institute of the Family
InfoVanier (septembre 2017)
Cyberbulletin mensuel de lInstitut Vanier de la famille mettant en lumière les nouveautés, nos lectures et ce qui se passe dans les médias
Quoi de neuf?
Coup dil sur les familles et
lalimentation au Canada. Nouvelle ressource, publication (5 000
Fiche infographique : les couples modernes au Canada.
http://institutvanier.ca/fiche-infographique-les-couples-modernes-au-canada/ Nouvelle ressource, publication (1 000 mots)
Le Recensement de 2016 met en relief la diversité familiale au Canada. Annonce (600 mots)
La famille canadienne : redéfinir
linclusion (vidéo). Annonce (700 mots)
Faits et chiffres : les familles et les
loisirs actifs au Canada (mise à jour de 2017). Nouvelle ressource,
publication (700 mots)
Appel à tous Symposium du Canada atlantique sur les familles, la mobilité et le travail. Annonce (800 mots)
Félicitations à la prochaine gouverneure générale du Canada. Annonce (250 mots)
Les familles sous la loupe de Statistique Canada et de lInstitut Vanier. Nouvelles, annonce (200 mots)
Nouvelles de lInstitut Vanier : septembre 2017
LInstitut Vanier de la famille
What's New in The Daily
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
What's new from The Daily:
Past issues of The Daily
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October 6, 2017
Labour Force Survey, September 2017
StatCan Blog: Tracking the cost of shelter
This month's StatCan Blog post looks at one of the Agency's most important measures, the shelter portion of the Consumer Price Index.
(...) the index provides an overall measure of how the costs of running a home change over time for both renters and homeowners.
Blog entry:Tracking the cost of shelter
October 3, 2017
Police-reported sexual assaults in Canada, 2009 to 2014: A statistical profile
There were 117,238 sexual assaults reported by police in Canada from 2009 to 2014. The vast majority (98%) of sexual assaults reported by police were level 1 offences, which involve some or no physical injury to the victim. The remaining 2% were level 2 or 3 sexual assaults, which are more violent and involve bodily harm or endangering the life of the victim. Not all sexual assaults, however, are reported to police
- Go to the Federal Government Department
Links (Fisheries and Oceans to Veterans Affairs) page:
What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
What's new from the
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU):
October 9, 2017
What's new online this week:
1. Research, policy & practice
- materials include: scholarly research, policy studies and briefs, government and NGO reports
The pursuit of gender equality: An uphill
4 Oct 2017 | International
The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle presents a stark call to action, highlighting that very little progress has been made since the 2012 OECD report Closing the Gender Gap Now.
Ontario's Regulatory Registry
4 Oct 2017 | Ontario
The Ontario Ministry of Education has released the next phase of regulatory amendments under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA). The proposed regulatory amendments are now posted on the Regulatory Registry and available for public comment until December 1, 2017.
Professionalizing early childhood education
as a field of practice: A guide to the next era
4 Oct 2017 | United States
2015 book explores how to bring more professional structure to the early childhood education field. Professionalizing Early Childhood Education as a Field of Practice: A Guide to the Next Era is a tool to help everyone in early childhood education engage in serious discussions about professionalizing the field.
Closing gaps early
4 Oct 2017 | Europe
Recent report examines UK's current goal of narrowing gaps in the early years and key priorities for future policy in this area. Findings suggest the new 30 hours of free child care offer is not adequately resourced, further disadvantaging lower-income children.
Constructing policy change: Early childhood
education and care in liberal welfare states
4 Oct 2017 | International
Newly released book by Linda A. White examines the expansion of early childhood education and care (ECEC) policies and programs in liberal welfare states, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA.
MORE research, policy & practice
2. Child care in the news
Use the keyword search below for searching child care in the news in the online documents database.
Trish Garner: Looking forward to more evidence-based
policy on poverty reduction
4 Oct 2017 | British Columbia
To close the gender gap in jobs, women need
new laws and men need new attitudes
4 Oct 2017 | International
Mothers of young children, take heart: This
chart shows things will get better
4 Oct 2017 | International
Child care books perpetuate racial stereotypes
4 Oct 2017 | Australia and New Zealand
Wait list down for subsidized child care
4 Oct 2017 | Ontario
MORE child care in the news
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU):
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Child Rights Information Network - CRIN
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session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
From the United Nations website:
The 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) [ http://www.un.org/en/ga/ ] opened in New York on Tuesday 12 September, launching our step into UN Season which includes the following series of important International Days:
International Day of Peace [ http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/ ]
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons [ http://www.un.org/en/events/nuclearweaponelimination/ ]
International Day of Non-Violence [ http://www.un.org/en/events/nonviolenceday/index.shtml ]
World Habitat Day [ http://www.un.org/en/events/habitatday/ ]
World Mental Health Day [ http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/en/ ]
International Day of the Girl Child [ http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/ ]
World Food Day [ http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/2017/home/en/ ]
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty [ http://www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/ ]
24 October UN Day [ http://www.un.org/en/events/unday/ ]
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