Canadian Social Research Newsletter
May 11, 2014

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 2,692 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. 2014 Ontario General Election : June 12, 2014
2. 2014 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada - May 6
3. The New Brunswick minimum wage should be $10.30 an hour in 2014 (By Roderick Hill for the NB Common Front for Social Justice, Inc.) - May 9
4. Reminder : Canada-EU Workshop Series: Opening Up Canadian Federalism - May 9, 12, 13 and 16
5. [British Columbia] "The 2014 living wage for Metro Vancouver : now $20.10/hour"
6. [British Columbia] Opposition proposes BC Poverty Reduction and Economic Inclusion Act - May 6
7. First Nations Education Act 101: A settler's guide (rabble.ca) - May 5
8. Canada's sticky challenge of long-term unemployment (Tavia Grant, Globe and Mail) - May 4
9. Politudes : The International Social Policy Monitor - April 2014 issue (Terrance Hunsley) - April 30
10. Labour Market and Job Information (Employment and Social Development Canada)
11. Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report 2012/13
12. Employment and Social Development Canada's "new" website : first impressionshistorical EI info
13. The History of Unemployment/Employment Insurance, 1940 to 1993 + other
14. A Short Note To Correct Canadian Misconceptions About Indians Living Off “Taxpayer Monies” (West Coast Native News) - April 17, 2014
15. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, April 2014 - May 9
--- The World Bank International Comparison Program for purchasing power: Overall ranking of countries, 2011 - May 9
16. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

17. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
18. [United States] Half in ten report 2013 - Resetting the Poverty Debate: Renewing our Commitment to Shared Prosperity (Half in Ten)
19. [United States] What The 1% Don’t Want You To Know (Upworthy)
20. Fast food workers set to strike across the world on May 15
21. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Have a great week!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the Mums out there!

Gilles
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Pause for reflection...

1. 2014 Ontario General election : June 12, 2014

The next general election in Ontario will take place on June 12, 2014.

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Elections Ontario (Ontario Government site)
* We make voting easy (Who can vote - When to vote - How to vote)

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Ontario Provincial Election Resources
Source:
Election Almanac
- complete coverage of federal, provincial and territorial elections in Canada including election results, public opinion polls, ridings and candidates, election news, electoral history, links, and more

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Provincial election coverage in rabble.ca
Media coverage of all provincial and territorial elections across Canada!
Select a jurisdiction by clicking its abbreviation near the top of the page
Source:
rabble.ca

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From the CBC:

Ontario Votes 2014 : June 12, 2014
http://www.cbc.ca/elections/ontariovotes2014/
- incl. links to the following:
* Leaders, Parties, Find your Riding
* Seating chart of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
* Videos from the campaign trail
* The cost of an election in Ontario
* Voter's Tool Kit
* 2011 election results*
http://www.cbc.ca/news2/canada/ontariovotes2011/
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* NOTE : For 250+ links to resources pertaining to the 2011 Ontario General Election of October 6, 2011,
go to http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/on_election_2011.htm

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Main parties:

Ontario Liberal Party
http://www.ontarioliberal.ca/

Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
http://www.ontariopc.com/

New Democratic Party of Ontario
http://ontariondp.com/en/

Green Party of Ontario
http://www.gpo.ca/

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Media coverage

CTV News Toronto
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/

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CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news

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Childcare Resource and Research Unit
http://www.childcarecanada.org

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Ontario Office
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/offices/ontario
of the
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/

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Poverty Free Ontario (PFO)
http://www.povertyfreeontario.ca/

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Daily Bread Food Bank (Toronto)
http://www.dailybread.ca/

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CBC's Vote Compass:

Vote Compass for Ontario 2014 election launches:
Think you know which party shares your values?
Political literacy tool might prove you wrong
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-votes-2014/vote-compass-for-ontario-2014-election-launches-1.2635403
By Matt Kwong
May 7, 2014
Think you've got your partisan stripes sorted for next month's Ontario election? CBC's online democratic engagement tool Vote Compass holds a mirror to voters to help them better see their true political colours, according to developers.

"We've had a broad range of reaction, from, 'It told me what I already knew' … to 'That's interesting, it wasn't quite what I was expecting,'" said Cliff van der Linden, founder and CEO of Vox Pop Labs, which created Vote Compass.

CBC News has again partnered with Vote Compass for the 2014 Ontario election campaign. Users of the anonymous interactive online tool are presented with 30 statements and prompted to choose how they feel about a given public policy issue.

[The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.]

Vote Compass
http://www.cbc.ca/elections/ontariovotes2014/votecompass
Vote Compass allows you to compare your views on the issues with the positions of Ontario's major political parties

Source:
CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/news

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NOTE : For 250+ links to resources pertaining to the 2011 Ontario General Election of October 6, 2011,
go to http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/on_election_2011.htm

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To be continued...

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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

2. 2014 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada - May 6

Auditor General releases Spring 2014 Report
http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/mr_20140506_e_39384.html
News Release
Ottawa, 6 May 2014—In his Spring 2014 report tabled today in Parliament, Auditor General Michael Ferguson examines a number of different areas, including public sector pension plans and the expansion of federal correctional facilities, which illustrate how important it is for government to consider both the long and short term perspectives in its planning

2014 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada
http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/parl_oag_201405_e_39319.html

NOTE: Click the first link above to access the links for all chapters below.
For each chapter, you'll find : Full Report - Audit at a Glance - Video

Chapter 1 : Public Sector Pension Plans
Chapter 2 : Procuring Relocation Services
Chapter 3 : Aggressive Tax Planning
Chapter 4 : Expanding the Capacity of Penitentiaries—Correctional Service Canada
Chapter 5 : First Nations Policing Program—Public Safety Canada
Chapter 6 : Transfer Payment Programs—Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
Chapter 7 : Outsourcing Building Management Services—Public Works and Government Services Canada
Chapter 8 : Meeting Needs for Key Statistical Data—Statistics Canada
Chapter 9 : Special Examinations of Crown Corporations—2013

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

2. The New Brunswick minimum wage should be $10.30 an hour in 2014 - May 9
(By Roderick Hill for the NB Common Front for Social Justice, Inc.)

NOTE : The English version of the following appears below the French.

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Du nouveau du
Front commun pour la justice sociale
du Nouveau-Brunswick inc.:

Le salaire minimum au Nouveau-Brunswick devrait être de 10,30 $ l’heure en 2014 (fichier PDF de petite taille)
http://frontnb.ca/uploads/file/Communique%20de%20pressse-salaire%20minimum-final.pdf
Communiqué de presse
Le 9 mai 2014
« La dernière augmentation du salaire minimum était en avril 2012. Depuis, les travailleurs à salaire minimum ont vu leur pouvoir d’achat diminuer en raison de l’inflation. Si nous voulons qu’ils maintiennent le même pouvoir d’achat que celui qu’ils avaient à ce moment-là, il faut une augmentation de 0,30 $ cette année », souligne Rod Hill, professeur d’économie, University of New Brunswick, dans un rapport sur le salaire minimum préparé pour le Front commun pour la justice sociale.

Le rapport complet:

Le salaire minimum au Nouveau-Brunswick:
Rapport préparé pour le Front commun pour la justice sociale
http://frontnb.ca/uploads/file/Salaire%20minimum%20au%20NB-Final.pdf
Par Roderick Hill, Ph. D.
Le 1er mai 2014
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Le rapport décrit d’abord le salaire minimum et les employés rémunérés à salaire minimum au Nouveau-Brunswick. Il examine ensuite les données d’études récentes, menées par des économistes, et portant sur les répercussions des augmentations du salaire minimum, pour finalement justifier les deux principes

L'auteur est professeur d’économie à l'Université du Nouveau-Brunswick
et associé de recherche au Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (Bureau de Nouvelle-Écosse)

Source:
Front commun pour la justice sociale du Nouveu-Brunswick

http://frontnb.ca/Default.asp/fr

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Liens connexes:

Taux courants et futurs du salaire horaire minimum au Canada pour les travailleurs adultes qualifiés
http://srv116.services.gc.ca/dimt-wid/sm-mw/rpt1.aspx?lang=fra

Source:
Service Canada
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/

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Le salaire minimum fait partie du mandat du
Programme du travail d'Emploi et Développement social Canada.
http://www.labour.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml

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English version:

From the
New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice:

The New Brunswick minimum wage should be $10.30 an hour in 2014 (small PDF file)
http://frontnb.ca/uploads/file/News%20release-Minimum%20Wage-Final.pdf
News Release
May 9, 2014
Workers at minimum wage last had an increase in April 2012. Since then, they have lost purchasing power because of inflation. If we want them to keep the same purchasing power as they had then, they need a $0.30 increase this year.’’ says Rod Hill, Professor of Economics at the University of New Brunswick in a report on the Minimum Wage in New Brunswick prepared for the Common Front for Social Justice.

To prevent the continual erosion by inflation of the purchasing power of the minimum wage, Mr. Hill recommends that New Brunswick follow the lead of many other provinces and adjust the minimum wage annually. This would make year-to-year changes relatively small and predictable; it would be better for both workers and businesses than the current ad hoc approach.

Complete report:

The Minimum Wage in New Brunswick:
Report Prepared for the Common Front for Social Justice
(PDF - 344K, 15 pages)
http://frontnb.ca/uploads/file/NB_Min_Wages_May2014_FINAL.pdf
By Roderick Hill, Ph.D.
1 May 2014

The author is Professor of Economics at the University of New Brunswick and
Research Associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Nova Scotia

Source:
N.B. Common Front for Social Justice, Inc.

http://frontnb.ca/Default.asp/en

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Related link:

Current And Forthcoming Minimum Hourly Wage Rates For Experienced Adult Workers in Canada
http://srv116.services.gc.ca/dimt-wid/sm-mw/rpt1.aspx?lang=eng
Source:
Service Canada
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/

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The minimum wage is part of
Employment and Social Development Canada's Labour Program.
http://www.labour.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml

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- Go to the New Brunswick Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/nbkmrk.htm

- Go to the Minimum Wage / Living Wage Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/minwage.htm

4. Reminder : Canada-EU Workshop Series: Opening Up Canadian Federalism - May 9, 12, 13 and 16

Reminder:

The Canada-EU Workshop Series: Opening Up Canadian Federalism will soon be completing its tour of six Canadian cities discussing various approaches to governing social policy. The workshops in Vancouver and Edmonton have taken place already, and the remaining sessions are scheduled as follows:
Montreal - May 9, 2014
Toronto - May 12, 2014
Ottawa - May 13, 2014
Halifax - May 16, 2014

The upcoming Toronto and Ottawa workshops will focus on social inclusion/poverty/homelessness/children's policy (including how NGOs and citizens can influence policy-making), while the Halifax workshop will focus on health care.

More information on the key messages from these workshops can be found here:
http://www.eucanet.org/

The upcoming Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa workshops will focus on social inclusion/poverty/homelessness/children's policy (including how NGOs and citizens can influence policy-making), while the Halifax workshop will focus on health care.

More information about the workshop series (When, where, workshop content) and how to register is available here:
http://eucaworkshops.com/

Related link:

EUCAnet | European Union Experts in Canada
Supreme Court affirms need to improve how federalism is managed in Canada.
Might EU coordination ideas help?

http://goo.gl/yMc44t
May 7th 2013
By Dr. Amy Verdun and Dr. Donna Wood, University of Victoria
Today we see little evidence of cooperative federalism. Prime Minister Harper avoids collective conversations with provincial and territorial Premiers. Over his entire eight year tenure he has spent enormous political capital on international affairs, but very little on facilitating a well-run federation.
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In our view it is time Ottawa and the provinces started talking to each and with Canadians about the kind of country we want moving into our next 150 years. We cannot take a fatalistic view of federalism; in fact we have one of the most flexible federations in the world. Is not the preservation and improved functioning of our welfare state not worth the effort to try?

5. [British Columbia] "The 2014 living wage for Metro Vancouver : now $20.10/hour" - May 6

British Columbia

"The 2014 living wage for Metro Vancouver : now $20.10/hour"

Working for a Living Wage 2014
Making Paid Work Meet Basic Family Needs in Metro Vancouver
(PDF - 1.5MB, 8 pages)
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/BC%20Office/2014/04/CCPA-BC_Living_Wage_Update_2014.pdf
By Iglika Ivanova and Seth Klein
April 29, 2014
In 2008, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition and Victoria’s Community Social Planning Council published the inaugural report Working for a Living Wage. That report calculated that the living wage for families was $16.74/hour in Metro Vancouver, and $16.39/hour in Metro Victoria. That full report, detailing the principles, rationale, methodology, data sources, and business case for the living wage calculation can be found at policyalternatives.ca/livingwage2014. Since then, however, daily living costs for families have continued to rise and changes have occurred to government taxes and transfers. And so this short report updates our calculation, providing the 2014 living wage for Metro Vancouver –– now $20.10/hour.

Partners:

First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
http://www.firstcallbc.org/

Victoria Community Social Planning Council
http://www.communitycouncil.ca/

Source:
Working for a Living

http://www.ccpaontario.ca/working-for-a-living.html
If you work for a living, you should get a living wage.
Listen to any of the 30 arguments for better pay.
Share this promotional video and spread the word. The CCPA -Ontario is proud to release a new microsite dedicated to the Living Wage campaign. Here you'll find thirty arguments in favour of a living wage, articulated by many of the campaign's strongest supporters. Please spread the word and share the arguments that appeal to you most.

About Working For A Living:
http://www.ccpaontario.ca/about-the-living-wage-project.html
The CCPA-Ontario's Working For A Living website is a storytelling project to convey the value of a decent minimum wage and a living wage. As part of her summer 2013 student internship with the CCPA-Ontario, Ryerson University student Ellie Gordon-Moershel came up with the idea of an interactive website that combines one-minute audio clips with compelling photography to tell the story.

Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) - Ontario Office
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/offices/ontario

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More BC living wage reports:

2014 living wage calculation: Parents need two minimum wage jobs each to support a family in Metro Vancouver
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/newsroom/news-releases/2014-living-wage-calculation-parents-need-two-minimum-wage-jobs-each-support

Living Wage 2014 calculated for Vancouver, Victoria and the Fraser Valley
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/newsroom/updates/living-wage-2014-calculated-vancouver-victoria-and-fraser-valley

Living Wage Calculation Guide 2014 (PDF - 1MB, 26 pages)
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/BC%20Office/2014/04/CCPA-BC_Living_Wage_Guide_2014.pdf

Living Wage Calculation Spreadsheet - April 2014 (Excel file - 78KB, 2 pages): https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/BC%20Office/2014/04/LW%20Calculation%20Spreadsheet_Apr%202014_Vancouver.xls

Working for a Living Wage 2008 - Original Full Report (PDF - 2.9MB, 52 pages)
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/BC%20Office/2014/04/ccpa_bc_living_wage_2008.pdf

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Related links:

Metro Vancouver Living Wage for Families:
http://www.livingwageforfamilies.ca/

30 Arguments for Better Pay (video, duration 00:55)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFDEd1-fK8c
The CCPA-Ontario's Working For A Living website is a storytelling project to convey the value of a decent minimum wage and a living wage.

Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) - BC Office
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/offices/bc

CCPA National Office (Ottawa)
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/

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- Go to the Minimum Wage / Living Wage Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/minwage.htm

6. [British Columbia] Opposition proposes BC Poverty Reduction and Economic Inclusion Act - May 6

British Columbia

B.C. NDP introduces poverty reduction act, seeks to make poverty history in B.C.
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/b-c/b-c-ndp-introduces-poverty-reduction-act-seeks-to-make-poverty-history-in-b-c-1.1023244
May 6, 2014
VICTORIA - British Columbia is one of two (SK is the other) remaining Canadian provinces without a legislated poverty-reduction plan, a failing the Opposition New Democrats say needs to change. NDP social development critic Michelle Mungall introduced in the legislature on Tuesday a private members bill that she said aims to fight poverty and improve economic realities for needy people.
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Mungall said B.C. has had the highest overall poverty rate in Canada for the past 13 years and in the last decade has had the highest child poverty rate.

Source:
Victoria Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/

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From the
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
http://bcpovertyreduction.ca/

Opposition propose BC Poverty Reduction and Economic Inclusion Act:
Now is the time for bi-partisan collaboration in addressing the root causes of poverty
(small PDF file)
http://bcpovertyreduction.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/140506-BCPRC_PREI-act-press-release.pdf
Press Release
May 6, 2014
Today in the BC Legislature, the Official Opposition (MLA Michelle Mungall) introduced a private member’s Bill proposing a BC Poverty Reduction and Economic Inclusion Act. The Act, were it to be enacted, would see the government develop a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy within one year, and legislate specific targets and timelines to reduce the breadth and depth of poverty.

Join the call for a Poverty Reduction Plan for BC
http://bcpovertyreduction.ca/take-action/join-the-call/
BC has the highest poverty rate in Canada and no plan to tackle itdirectly.
Here are five quick and easy ways to make a difference today!

Join the newsletter!
http://bcpovertyreduction.ca/157-2/
Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest news and to stay involved in upcoming campaigns.

Source:
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
http://bcpovertyreduction.ca/
We are a coalition that includes community and non-profit groups, faith groups, health organizations, First Nations and Aboriginal organizations, businesses, labour organizations, and social policy groups. We have come together around a campaign aimed at seeing the introduction of a bold and comprehensive poverty reduction plan from the government of British Columbia that would include legislated targets and timelines to significantly reduce poverty and homelessness. We seek to improve the health and wellbeing of all British Columbians. We have over 40 Coalition Members and almost 400 supporting organizations with a collective membership of over 300,000 that have joined the call for a poverty reduction plan.

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- Go to the Provincial and Territorial Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm

7. First Nations Education Act 101: A settler's guide - May 5
(rabble.ca)

First Nations Education Act 101: A settler's guide
http://rabble.ca/news/2014/05/first-nations-education-act-101-settlers-guide
May 5, 2014
By Correy Baldwin
There is an important conversation happening among Indigenous communities right now about the First Nations Education Act. If you are confused about the details, here is a great primer to help.

Source:
rabble.ca
http://rabble.ca/

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

8. Canada's sticky challenge of long-term unemployment - May 4
(Tavia Grant, Globe and Mail)

Canada's sticky challenge of long-term unemployment
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/jobs/long-term-unemployment-is-growing/article18454786/
By Tavia Grant
May 4, 2014
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The number of people out of work for half a year or longer was 272,300 last year, nearly twice as many as six years earlier. Those out of work for a year or longer numbered 96,400 last year – more than double 2007 levels, according to Statistics Canada data.

Source:
The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/

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

9. Politudes : The International Social Policy Monitor - April 2014 issue - April 30
(Terrance Hunsley)

Politudes : The International Social Policy Monitor - April 2014 issue
http://politudes.com/2014/04/30/april-2014/
April 30, 2014

Contents of the April 2014 issue of the newsletter:
[Click the link above to access any article below.]

In this Issue:

* Another Look at Pharmacare?
* Results of a New International Survey of Problem Solving Skills
* Evaluation of Child Protection Placements of Children in Foster care with Relatives.
* New Indexes of Children’s Well-being: Unicef and USA
* Revolution of the Middle Classes?
*
Politudes Commentary: Is the timing right to do something serious about inequality in North America?

Source:
Politudes : International Social Policy Monitor

http://politudes.com/
Terrance Hunsley, Editor
Politudes is a new monthly newsletter that provides information capsules, summaries and commentary on national and international developments in social policy, research on social well-being, and the effectiveness of social programs and systems.
Politudes presents updates on social policy initiatives, new developments in research, community action, socio-economic trends, etc.

More info about Politudes
and Terrance Hunsley

http://politudes.com/about/

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Subscribe to Politudes:
Click the link to the Politudes.com home page and then click the "Follow" button in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

Source:
Politudes: International Social Policy Monitor
(monthly newsletter)
http://politudes.com/
Politudes is sponsored as a public information service, by the Advocate Institute [ http://www.advocate-institute.com/ ].
[Editor Terrance Hunsley is President of the Advocate Institute.]

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

10. Labour Market and Job Information
(Employment and Social Development Canada)

NOTE: The first part of the following collection of links is from the redesigned website of Employment and Social Development Canada, formerly Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. The lower portion of the collection ("Miscellaneous non-governmental job links") will take you to private/commercial websites. Inclusion of any non-governmental resource does *not* signify endorsement by me.

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Labour Market and Job Information :
Preparing for and finding jobs in Canada

[Keep scrolling down for non-govt. job websites]

From Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC):

ESDC Labour Program
- includes links to:
* Standards and Equity : Federal Construction Contracts - Wage Earner Protection Program - Minimum Wage Database - Equality and Inclusion
* Health and Safety : Workplace Safety - Health and Safety Committees - Prevention - Workers' Compensation - Compliance Policy
* Labour Relations : Collective Bargaining - Dispute Prevention - Arbitration Appointments - International Affairs - Provincial / Territorial Affairs
* Resources : Collective Bargaining Information - Negotech - Labour Funding Program - Acts & Regulations - Interpretations, Policies and Guidelines - Operations Program Directives - News - Videos - Publications and Reports - Provincial/ Territorial Ministries of Labour

Labour Program
Publications and Reports

Employment Standards - Equality in the Workplace
Health and Safety
Labour Relations
Workers' Compensation

Job Bank
Job Bank is the Government of Canada's leading source for jobs and labour market information. It offers users free occupational and career information such as job opportunities, educational requirements, main duties, wage rates and salaries, current employment trends, and outlooks.
- includes links to:
* Job Search : Job Search - More Search Options - Job Alerts - Top Advertised Jobs - Job Seeker Accounts - Job Search Safety Tips - How Do I Get A Job?
* Explore careers : By Occupation - By Education Program - By Wages - By Outlook - By Skills & Knowledge
* Employers : Post a Job - Employer Resources
* Job Market Trends : Stay informed about trends in employment, the economy and news by province/territory.

Services for Unemployed Youth
- from the Government of Canada
(Youth.gc.ca)

Jobs and Training
* Education, Training and Skills Development
* Jobs, Employment and the Labour Market
* Workplace Rights and Responsibilities

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Miscellaneous non-governmental job links:

JobCareer
JobCareer is a job search engine. In one simple search, JobCareer gives job seekers access to over 500,000 jobs sourced from thousands of company recruitment pages and job board sites, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually
.

Jobs.ca - Canada's job community
Jobs.ca is a unique website; we aggregate the latest job listings directly from corporate job sites and we also have our own database of brand new jobs sent to us from companies across Canada. With hundreds of pages of free, unique job-seeker oriented content (with more added daily) and a fully interactive, user-friendly site, we are well positioned to be "Canada's job community".

Workopolis - Canada's Biggest Jobsite

Indeed.ca
Indeed is a search engine for jobs - with a radically different approach to job search. In one simple search, Indeed gives job seekers free access to millions of employment opportunities from thousands of websites. Indeed.ca includes all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages - and we continue to add new sites every day.

Monster.ca

WowJobs.ca
One click, all jobs.
* More about WowJobs:
http://goo.gl/DbsNww

Version française du site:
http://emplois.wowjobs.ca/

Careerjet.ca
Careerjet is an employment search engine.
In just one search access 37,929,131 jobs published on 25,003 websites in the world.
* 496,072 jobs published in Canada!

SocialWorkJobs.ca
SocialWorkJobs.ca is dedicated to providing professionals with a career site tool to solve staffing needs and to assist candidates seeking new opportunities in the Social Work sector.

jobboom (bilingual)
Jobboom is a leader in online recruiting that specializes in the Canadian job market. We feature thousands of job postings every day and provide employment news and career management advice.

AllStarJobs Canada
Your Online Source For Finding A Job In Canada

BilingualLink.Com - Linking candidates and employers in the bilingual marketBilingual Link is the first innovative online service that offers superior human resources solutions promoting bilingual opportunities in jobs, career, training, business and services.

canjobs.com - Your Canadian Employment Search network

Canada WorkInfoNet

Jobs in agriculture, horticulture, livestock, horses, etc.
A careers site for those involved in the field of agriculture.
Agricultural positions from around the world.
Source:
Farmers' Marketplace

Job-Applications.ca --- Search & Apply Online
Find Free Job Applications for the Job You Want & Get Hired Now
An employment resource designed to help Canadian job seekers find work, Job-Applications.ca offers a number of job tips and career-related articles. Large companies need to hire new workers across Canada, and Job-Applications.ca has the inside scoop on Canadian hiring trends and available jobs.

Job-Applications.com - #1 Online Job Application Form Resource Site
Job-Applications.com provides direct access to job applications for over 1,000 of the world’s largest employers. Find Printable Applications, Apply Online for Full-time Employment, Part-time Vacancies, Seasonal or Holiday Work Now! Whether you are a recent graduate from college, a student looking for a part-time job or vacancy, are a mom returning to work, someone rebounding from a recent layoff, a teen-ager looking for summer employment, or just looking to switch careers, you can find or download printable employment applications or find your next employer by completing a job application online through job-applications.com now.

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- Go to the Employment and Social Development Canada Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/esdc.htm

11. Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report 2012/13

From
Employment and Social Development Canada:

[ http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml ]
(formerly Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)

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Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report 2012/13
http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/ei/reports/mar2013/index.shtml
Recommended Reading!
Partial Table of Contents:
(Click the link above for the complete TOC.)
Executive Highlights
Chapter 1: Labour Market Context
Chapter 2: Impacts and Effectiveness of Employment Insurance Part I
Chapter 3: Impacts and Effectiveness of Employment Benefits and Support Measures
Chapter 4: Program Administration
Annexes
Annex 1 - Key Labour Market Statistics
Annex 2 - Income Benefits Data Tables
Annex 3 - EBSMs Data Tables
Annex 4 - Key Program Administration Data and Results
Annex 5 - EI Finances
Annex 6 - Key Studies Referenced in Chapter 2
Annex 7 - Recent Changes to the EI Program
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EI historians take note:
Annex 7 contains two important sections (esp. the first):
--- Major Changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) Program since 1996/97
--- Economic Action Plan (EAP) Temporary Employment Insurance (EI) Measures
http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/ei/reports/mar2013/annex7.shtml

Source:
Employment Insurance
[ http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/ei/index.shtml ]
The EI program provides temporary financial assistance for individuals between jobs, who cannot work due to sickness, childbirth or parenting, and for those providing care to a family member who is gravely ill.

- includes links to:

Benefits:
* EI Regular Benefits
* Maternity and Parental Benefits
* Sickness Benefits
* Compassionate Care Benefits
* Special benefits for self-employed people
* Fishing Benefits
Reports:
* Annual EI Monitoring and Assessment Reports (2011 - 2012 - 2012/2013)
* Summary of the Actuarial Report on the EI Premium Rate
* Previous Maximum Insurable Earnings Annual Reports (2011 - 2012 - 2013)
* Employment Insurance Act and Regulations
* EI 2011 Tracking Survey

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml
ESDC is responsible for the administration of EI in Canada

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Related links:

* Canada Employment Insurance Commission
http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/ei/commission/index.shtml

* Employment Insurance Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/E-5.6/index.html

* Employment Insurance Regulations
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-96-332/index.html

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- Go to the Employment Insurance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ei.htm

12. Employment and Social Development Canada's "new" website : first impressions

Bouquets and brickbats for the Web design
team at Employment and Social Development Canada:

[By Gilles]

1. Kudos
As a "heavy" user of the old Human Resources and Skill Development Canada's website, I was quite concerned about having to update the hundreds of links in my own website to HRSDC reports and other products when the Dept. made the switch to the new Employment and Social Development Canada website. In fact, the "migration" to the new site went off *seamlessly* because all of the old links (i.e., to the HRSDC site) were amended to include a redirect to the new location of each page on the new ESDC site from the old one.
Plain English version of the above : If you have a collection of bookmarks or Favourites containing links to HRSDC programs and reports, etc., you can click on any link and you will be automatically redirected to the same page or report in the new ESDC site (except for those items that were dropped or left out in the new site.)
THANKS, ESDC, for making the transition to your new site so smooth!
...and your search engine works like a charm, like it oughta! [Enfin.]

2. Bronx Cheers
PART ONE:

The bottom section of each page contains a footer with 20 links to various resources, including:
* About us * Ministers and Officials * Publications and Reports * Acts and Regulations * A to Z Index * Labour Program * News * News releases * more...
BUT - and it's a big but : those 20 links don't appear on ANY page in the ESDC website if a visitor is using a tablet or smartphone to access the site, or if the person has selected a low screen resolution in their browser (that's the screen resolution setting that makes everything onscreen look larger).
If you click the home page link [ http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml ] with a notebook or desktop computer with high res, you should see seven themes (starting with "Funding") across near the top of the page; each of those themes has a number of resources to explore. If, however, your screen resolution is too low (or if you use a tablet or phone to go online), you *won't* see the seven themes across near the top of the page. Instead, you'll see three small icons in the top-right corner of your screen. If you click the icon that consists of three parallel lines, that should open a drop-down popup menu with all of the same choices of sub-menus.

On your notebook or desktop computer, click the ESDC home page link in the previous paragraph.
Then click the "Resize" button in the top-right-hand corner of your browser (it's the small square located between the minus sign and the "X".)
Now shrink the size of your browser manually and gradually until the themes disappear across the top of the page.
When that happens and the small three-bar icon appears near the top of your screen, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
You'll note that the 20 links have disappeared. Now, gradually resize your screen to its previous resolution.
At some point in the resizing, the 20 links at the bottom will reappear.
If you're using a device with a smaller screen, you're SOL, as they say.

PART TWO:
Surely the web team at ESDC could have presented the Dept. publications and reports [ http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/publications/index.shtml ] a bit more efficiently from a user's point of view. Anyone who wants to check out what's new at the departmental level must click each the above 19 links to see everything.
Why not have a one-click list of publications??
Or a What's New page for the whole Dept.??

Disclaimer : I understand that big government wheels turn very slowly, and that it will take more time for all agreed-upon* content from the old Human Resources and Social Development Canada website to be transferred to the new ESDC website.
(* "Agreed-upon" by bureaucrats behind closed doors...)

The above observations are based on the 4-5 days that I spent over a two-week period creating and populating a new Canadian Social Research Links page for Employment and Social Development Canada links (see the nex link below). If I've made any factual errors in the above, please take a minute to send me an email [ gilseg@rogers.com ] with any required corrections. Merci!

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- Go to the Employment and Social Development Canada Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/esdc.htm

13. The History of Unemployment/Employment Insurance, 1940 to 1993 + other historical EI info

The History of Unemployment Insurance (1940 to 1993)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020804170133/http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/ae-ei/hist/history_of_unemployment_insurance.shtml
Excerpt/paraphrase from the Foreword:
This book is a general account of legislative and program changes to the Canadian Unemployment Insurance program from 1940 to 1993. While it contains considerable detail, it does not attempt to list every regulatory change or operational innovation. It is meant to help people understand the history of the program, as well as the social, economic and policy forces that have helped shape UI. This book builds on A Chronology of Response: The Evolution of Unemployment Insurance from 1940 to 1980.
(...)
In 1993, the Department of Human Resources Development, which had assumed responsibility for UI as a result of a federal departmental reorganization, decided to update and reissue the history to also include UI developments from 1980 to 1993.
Recommended reading for UI/EI historians!

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Version française:
Historique de l'assurance-chômage
(1940 à 1993)
http://web.archive.org/web/20020612232858/http://hrdc.gc.ca/ae-ei/hist/historique_de_lassurance-chomage.shtml

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Major Changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) Program since 1996/97
+
Economic Action Plan (EAP) Temporary Employment Insurance (EI) Measures
http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/ei/reports/mar2013/annex7.shtml

Source:
Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report 2012/13

http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/ei/reports/mar2013/index.shtml

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Cuts come to employment insurance (video, duration 7:16)
CBC National with Peter Mansbridge
http://www.cbc.ca/player/Digital+Archives/Economy+and+Business/ID/1863477440/
May 14, 1996
In 1996, benefits were slashed and qualifying periods increased for Canada's unemployed.

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- Go to the Employment and Social Development Canada Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/esdc.htm

14. A Short Note To Correct Canadian Misconceptions About Indians Living Off “Taxpayer Monies” - April 17, 2014
(West Coast Native News)

A Short Note To Correct Canadian Misconceptions About Indians Living Off “Taxpayer Monies”
http://westcoastnativenews.com/a-short-note-to-correct-canadian-misconceptions-about-indians-living-off-taxpayer-monies
By Derrick
April 17, 2014
(...)
Since the newcomer Canadians brought no land with them, if there is any question as to who owns the land, it defaults to First Nations. First Nations are told they have to follow biased and unfair land claims processes that offer no return of their lands; offer 10 cents on the dollar of the value of their lands based on 19th century valuations; and that First Nations must”extinguish” all their rights and interests in their lands and resources for a limited and restrictive recognition of their rights and title. Now the federal government is prepared to out-wait First Nations by giving take it or leave it offers.
(...)
First Nations are ready to set the ledger straight. They would be prepared to end the $7 billion dollars that is supposedly provided to them annually, some of which is eaten up by the salaries of close to 5,000 bureaucrats of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and much of which goes to severely under-funded programs and services that do not meet to the needs of First Nations.

Source:
West Coast Native News
http://westcoastnativenews.com/

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

15. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
---
Labour Force Survey, April 2014 - May 9
--- The World Bank International Comparison Program for purchasing power: Overall ranking of countries, 2011 - May 9

What's new from The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/a-daily-quotidien-eng.htm

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

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

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May 9, 2014
Labour Force Survey, April 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140509/dq140509a-eng.htm
Employment decreased by 29,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.9% as the number of people participating in the labour market edged down. There has been little overall employment growth in Canada since August 2013.

Labour Force Information, April 13-19, 2014 (and earlier)
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=71-001-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0

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Related link from the
Toronto Star:

Canadian economy sheds 28,900 jobs
http://www.thestar.com/business/economy/2014/05/09/statscan_to_release_jobs_numbers_today_amid_controversy.html
May 9, 2014
The Canadian economy unexpectedly lost 28,900 net jobs in April, fewer people looked for work, and the unemployment rate remained stuck at 6.9 per cent, Statistics Canada said Friday.
(...)
Earlier this week, the federal Auditor General was critical of another Statscan employment-related survey, saying it doesn’t provide enough information on where and what kind of jobs are vacant.

The monthly data in Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140509/dq140509a-eng.htm ] is so volatile as to be almost meaningless, many private sector economists have complained.

Source:
Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/

May 9, 2014
The World Bank International Comparison Program for purchasing power: Overall ranking of countries, 2011
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140509/dq140509b-eng.htm
On April 30, 2014, the World Bank's International Comparison Program released an update for 2011, comparing the purchasing power in levels for 199 countries. In this ranking based on purchasing power parities, Canada placed 23rd for gross domestic product per capita and 11th for actual individual consumption per capita.

Check past issues of The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last
Select day / month / year to access issues of The Daily going back to 1995.

StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/blog-blogue/eng
The goal of the StatCan Blog is to pull back the curtain to explain some of the agency’s inner workings, and to show the links between quality statistics and the lives of Canadians.
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

16. 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

May 10, 2014
What's new online this week:

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

Federal Court of Appeal upholds Johnstone decision
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/05/federal-court-appeal-upholds-johnstone-decision
7 May 2014 | Canada
The Johnstone v Canada Border Services Agency decision, concerning an employer's obligation to provide workplace accommodation for an employee's child care needs, has now been upheld by the Federal Court of Appeal.

Family choices: Manitoba’s plan to expand early learning and child care
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/05/family-choices-manitoba%E2%80%99s-plan-expand-early-learning-and-ch
7 May 2014 | Manitoba
The Government of Manitoba has released a new 5-year plan for child care in the province. Highlights include 5,000 newly funded spaces, $25 million in capital funding, and wage enhancement for ECEs.

Social determinants of children's health in Canada: Analysis and implications
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/05/social-determinants-childrens-health-canada-analysis-and-im
7 May 2014 | Canada
Article by Dennis Raphael in the International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies asks "whether those concerned with the health of children will begin the important debate of the role of the State in providing parents and their children with the economic and social security necessary for health".

Money or kindergarten? Distributive effects of cash versus in-kind family transfers for young children
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/05/money-or-kindergarten-distributive-effects-cash-versus-kind
7 May 2014 | Canada
OECD working paper compares the distributive patterns and redistributive effects of "cash benefits (e.g. child allowances) versus in-kind support (e.g. care services such as kindergarten)".

Talking 'bout generations
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/05/talking-bout-generations
6 May 2014 | Canada
Article in Policy Options features a debate between Generation Squeeze's Paul Kershaw and economist Tammy Schirle about whether the current generation of young people is getting squeezed for money, time and child care services.

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

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

Conservatives should heed citizens, not their rich donors
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/05/conservatives-should-heed-citizens-not-their-rich-donors
6 May 2014 | Canada

How everything we know about early childhood has changed since Head Start was founded
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/05/how-everything-we-know-about-early-childhood-has-changed-head-start-
7 May 2014 | United States

More recognition is needed for early childhood educators
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/05/more-recognition-needed-early-childhood-educators
7 May 2014 | Nova Scotia

Lambton County council set to debate closure of daycare centre Thursday
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/05/lambton-county-council-set-debate-closure-daycare-centre-thursday
7 May 2014 | Ontario

Less data available without long-form census, AG confirms
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/05/less-data-available-without-long-form-census-ag-confirms
7 May 2014 | Canada

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

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CRRU Archive

All newer content from January 2013 to date is archived in a special section of the Early Childhood Development Links page of this site.
Click the link immediately below to go there:

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm#crru

For links to weekly issues of this weekly alert from June 2009 to December 2012*,
check out the CRRU Links Archive on this site:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/crru_links_archive.htm

* NOTE (by Gilles):
In December 2012, my HTML editing software was crashing whenever I would open the above archive page to add or edit something.
After several hours of tinkering in a vain attempt to make everything work, I finally decided to go with Plan B : you can still click the link above to access the CRRU archive (including contents of each issue from June 2009 to December 2012), but all new content since then is archived on the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page : http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm.

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Subscribe to the CRRU email notices and updates
http://www.childcarecanada.org/res/enews/index.html
Sign up to receive email notices of updates and new postings on the CRRU website which will inform you of policy developments in early childhood care and education, new research and resources for policy, newly released CRRU publications, and upcoming events of interest to the child care and broader community.

Links to child care
sites in Canada and elsewhere
http://www.childcarecanada.org/links/index.html

CRRU Publications
http://www.childcarecanada.org/pubs/
- briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications

ISSUE files
http://www.childcarecanada.org/resources/issue-files
- theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)

http://www.childcarecanada.org
CRRU is a policy and research oriented facility that focuses on early childhood education and child care (ECEC) and family policy in Canada and internationally.

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

17. 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/
(halfway down the page)
Clicking on a word or expression in the list of tags will call up all relevant news items from past Dispatches under that tag.
Tags include:
* Academic achievement * Affordable Care Act (ACA) * Applicants * Budget cuts * California * Cash assistance * Census * Child poverty * Child welfare * Child well-being * Cities * Economic stimulus * Eligibility * Enrollment * Florida * Food insecurity * Foster care * Health care costs * Health insurance coverage * Homeless families * Income * Indiana * Jobless benefits * Job losses * Jobs * Kids Count * Low-wage work * Medicaid * Michigan * Minnesota * Neighborhoods * Ohio * Poverty measurement * Poverty rate * Privatization * Recession * Safety net * Schools * Shelters * SNAP/Food Stamps * States * Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) * Texas * Unemployment rate * Wisconsin

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

May 9, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/05/09/
Poverty and Living Standards in the US
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid Expansion (3 articles)
Farmers Markets and SNAP – California

May 8, 2014
No Poverty Dispatch today

May 7, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/05/07/
Wisconsin Poverty Report (2 articles)

May 6, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/05/06/
Teenage Pregnancy in the US
Payday Lending
Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards and Fraud – Maine (2 articles)

May 5, 2014
No Poverty Dispatch today

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Earlier Poverty Dispatches (back to July 2006):
1. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page: [ http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/ and click on a date in the calendar in the top right-hand corner of the page. Change the month by clicking the link at the bottom of the calendar.
OR
3. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page and click on a category or a tag in the right-hand margin.
4. See http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/povdispatch_archive.htm (more complete listing, but only goes back to December 2011)

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NOTE : You can subscribe to this email list or RSS feed
by clicking "Subscribe" in the right-hand margin on any page of the Poverty Dispatch website

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Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)

http://www.irp.wisc.edu

University of Wisconsin-Madison
http://www.wisc.edu/

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- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

- Go to the Poverty Measures - International Resources page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty2.htm

18. [United States] Half in ten report 2013 - Resetting the Poverty Debate: Renewing our Commitment to Shared Prosperity
(Half in Ten)

United States

Half in Ten - The Campaign to Cut Poverty in Half in Ten Years
http://halfinten.org/

Half in Ten is dedicated to building the political and public will to cut the U.S. poverty rate in half in 10 years. The campaign builds on the work of the Center for American Progress’s 2007 Task Force on Poverty [ http://goo.gl/GeKzO9 ], combining evidence-based policy recommendations with strategic building of networks, spokespeople, and opinion leaders in communities to amplify the call to reduce poverty in America. Our approach is grounded in four fundamental goals: creating good jobs, promoting economic security, strengthening families, and cutting poverty in half in 10 years.

The Half in Ten campaign is a project of :

* The Center for American Progress Action Fund
http://www.americanprogressaction.org/

* The Coalition on Human Needs
http://www.chn.org/

* The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
http://www.civilrights.org/

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The 2013 Half in Ten Annual Report:

Resetting the Poverty Debate: Renewing our Commitment to Shared Prosperity
Half in Ten Annual Report for 2013 (PDF - 4.6MB, 124 pages)
http://halfinten.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/HalfInTen_2013_CAP-FINAL.pdf
November 2013
Our annual report examines 21 different indicators of economic security and opportunity tracking our progress toward our goal, including indicator fact sheets, state-by-state data, individual community profiles, and analysis.

Contents of
the annual report:

* Introduction and summary
* Chapter one : Poverty in the United States today
* Chapter two : More good jobs
* Chapter three : Strengthening families and communities
* Chapter four : Family economic security

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Poverty and Opportunity Profile: Mothers (small PDF file)
http://halfinten.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Mothers-Poverty-Opportunity-Profile.pdf
More than 35 million mothers live with minor children in the United States; 6.5 million, nearly one in five, are poor; and another 3.6 million live between 100 percent and 150 percent of the poverty line.

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Poverty and Opportunity Profile: Disability (small PDF file)
http://halfinten.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/POP-Disability-Oct-2013.pdf
October 28, 2013

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- Go to the National/Federal and International Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty2.htm

19. [United States] What The 1% Don’t Want You To Know

What The 1% Don’t Want You To Know (video, duration 24:30)
http://www.upworthy.com/what-the-1-dont-want-you-to-know
Vimeo version:
http://vimeo.com/92308666
By Brandon Weber
Undated (but recent because it focuses on the Piketty book that was just released )
I know it's a lot to ask for 24 minutes of your time, but this one is very much worth it. Paul Krugman and Bill Moyers talk about a new book that is hot, hot, hot: "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" by economist Thomas Piketty.

Source:
Upworthy
http://www.upworthy.com/

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- Go to the Income and Wealth Inequality Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/inequality.htm

20. Fast food workers set to strike across the world on May 15
(
The Scout Report)

From
The Scout Report:

Fast food workers set to strike across the world on May 15

Labor organizers have always had a tough time corralling the hearts and minds of fast food workers. For some, it can be a part-time position as they attend school or as they transition to a better paying job. Increasingly, it has become a way of life for many without extensive formal education or skills. On May 15th, a coalition of fast food workers are planning to mount one-day strikes in 150 cities around the world, including Casablanca, London, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Bangkok. Their demands include a $15 hourly wage and the chance to form a union. This is not the first time that such workers have attempted such an action, and it remains to be seen whether this will be more effective than previous industrial actions. On a related note, the mayor of Seattle, Ed Murray, has committed to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next three to seven weeks, which has raised eyebrows in some quarters and led to applause in others. [KMG]

The first link will take visitors to a Salon piece from this Wednesday about the upcoming strike. The second link will whisk visitors away to another piece on this proposed action, courtesy of USA Today. Moving on, the third link will take interested parties to a piece from Business Insider, complete with a list of what specific strike actions will be taking place in different countries. The fourth link leads to an intriguing piece from the Los Angeles Times that explores a curious letter regarding a proposal to increase minimum wage for fast food workers. Next up is the National Restaurant Association's official homepage offering its own thoughts on minimum wage. Finally, visitors will find a link to the Mayo Clinic's Nutrition-wise blog, offering up some thoughts on whether it is cheaper to make fast food-style items at home or to eat out.

Fast food workers set to strike across the world on May 15
Exclusive: Fast food strikes in 150 cities and protests in 30 countries planned for May 15
http://www.salon.com/2014/05/07/exclusive_fast_food_strikes_in_150_cities_and_protests_in_30_countries_planned_for_may_15/

Fast-food worker strike about to go global
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/05/07/fast-food-worker-strike/8803193/

Fast-food Workers Plan Massive Global Protest
http://www.businessinsider.com/fast-food-workers-plan-global-protest-2014-5

Did the fast-food industry play these Nobel economists for suckers?
http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-79649857/

National Restaurant Association: Minimum Wage Overview
http://www.restaurant.org/advocacy/All-Issues/Minimum-Wage/Overview

Home economics: Fast food v. homemade food
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-blog/fast-food/bgp-20056162

Source:
The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014
https://www.scout.wisc.edu/

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- Go to the Minimum Wage / Living Wage Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/minwage.htm

21Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
http://crin.org/

CRIN is a global children’s rights advocacy network. Established in 1995, we press for rights - not charity - and campaign for a genuine shift in how governments and societies view and treat children. We link to nearly 3,000 organisations that between them work on children’s rights in every country in the world and rely on our publications, research and information sharing.

Our Vision
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all their human rights guaranteed by the United Nations, regional organisations and national governments.

CRIN weekly newsletter (Latest issue):

7 May 2014 - CRINmail issue 1376
http://www.crinarchive.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=5056
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Holy See questioned by UN torture committee
- Australian child navy recruits sexually abused
- Protesters demand rescue of abducted Nigerian girls
- School airstrike, suicide attacks and child recruitment
- Children arrested for taking part in protests
- The rights of young internet users in Europe
- Concerns over children’s alternative care
Access to justice for children in Finland
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
Challenging breaches
Take action
Campaigns
Guides

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CRINMAIL Archive (earlier issues)
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- includes a table of contents for each issue, as in the above, back to 2009-2010

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CRIN Country Pages : CANADA
http://crin.org/en/library/countries/canada

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Children's rights Wiki - from CRIN
http://wiki.crin.org/mediawiki/index.php
The Children's Rights Wiki assembles all information about children's rights in every country in one place. The purpose of the project is to make the huge volume of information that exists on children's rights more accessible, assist children's rights advocates in identifying persistent violations, and inspire collective action. This is a web-based, multi-lingual and interactive project.

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Canada and Children's Rights
http://wiki.crin.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Canada
- from the Children's Rights Wiki

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