Canadian Social Research Newsletter
January 12, 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 2,676 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. [British Columbia] Donating isn’t a long-term solution for poverty and hunger (Straight.com) - January 9
2. SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - January 8 (2014) issue
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]

3. Media and Policy News for January 6 and January 8 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
4. [New Brunswick] Proposal for 2014-2015 Provincial Budget (New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice) - January 6
5. Stephen Harper's 13 Fails of 2013 (Sarah Schmidt in The Tyee) - January 4 journalism) - December 2013
6. Hennessy’s Index for January 2014 – some words that should be banished (Trish Hennessy, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
7. CMHC releases the 2013 Canadian Housing Observer [Report on Housing in Canada]
(Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - CMHC) - December 18
8. Breaking the Cycle: The Fifth Progress Report (Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy) - December 16
9. Nunavut Poverty Reduction : An Update (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - November 2013
10. Empathy, dignity, and respect: Creating cultural safety for Aboriginal people in urban health care
(Health Council of Canada) - December 11, 2012
11. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, December 2013 - January 10
--- Study: The impact of Canada's firm-size disadvantage on the labour productivity gap between Canada and the United States - January 8
--- Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective, 2013 - January 8
--- Government Finance Statistics, third quarter 2013 - January 6
12. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

13. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
14. [United States] Off the Charts (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - January 10
15. [Florida] Federal judge rules drug testing welfare recipients unconstitutional (Jacksonville.com) - December 31
16. Why we should give free money to everyone. (De Correspondent - Dutch online journalism platform)
17. CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!

Gilles
[ http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal.htm ]
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

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1. [British Columbia] Donating isn’t a long-term solution for poverty and hunger - January 9
(Straight.com)

British Columbia

Donating isn’t a long-term solution for poverty and hunger
http://www.straight.com/news/564271/trish-garner-donating-isnt-long-term-solution-poverty-and-hunger
By Trish Garner
January , 2014
(...)
... giving to charity is necessary in this time of great need in order to address the immediate needs of people living in poverty. However, charities can only provide short-term relief that addresses the “downstream” symptoms, and we need long-term solutions that go “upstream” to fix the root causes.
(...)
Here’s an idea to take to our provincial government. Most other places in Canada have a poverty reduction plan and they are already saving lives and money. B.C. needs a comprehensive poverty reduction plan with legislated targets and timelines to really make a difference for families, communities, and our province.

[Author Trish Garner is a parent of three young children and the community organizer for the
B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition : http://bcpovertyreduction.ca/ ]

Source:
The Straight.com (Vancouver)
http://www.straight.com/

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

2. SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - January 8 (2014) issue
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]

From the
City of Toronto:

SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]

This Bulletin is a quick inventory of current social research information.
Its purpose is to promptly disseminate to interested staff recently produced
research materials and initiatives relevant to social policy.

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Latest issue of the
SPARmonitor
:

SPARmonitor : January 8 (2014) - issue 119 (PDF - 136K, 3 pages)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/SPAR_Research_Bulletin_121.pdf

This issue covers the following:

Ø A Comprehensive Assessment of Health Care Utilization Among Homeless Adults Under a System of Universal Health Insurance
Ø Labour Force Survey, November 2013
Ø Economic Implications of Recent Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Ø How a Guaranteed Annual Income Could Put Food Banks out of Business
Ø Impact of the Great Recession on Retirement Trends in Industrialized Countries

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Source:
SPARmonitor
- Monitoring Toronto's Social Change
http://www.toronto.ca/sdfa/spar-archives.htm
- includes links to bulletins from January to March 2011 and to all 33 issues of SPARmonitor for 2010.
But curiously, nothing since then...

[ Social Development, Finance & Administration
http://www.toronto.ca/sdfa/index.htm ]
[ City of Toronto
http://www.toronto.ca/ ]

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Selected earlier issues of the SPARmonitor
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk2.htm#toronto
(This link will take you partway down the Ontario NGO Links page of this site, where you'll find links to two dozen earlier issues of the SPARmonitor going back to June 2011.)

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- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (A-C) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk2.htm

3. Media and Policy News for January 6 and January 8
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

From Jennefer Laidley :
[
http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ]

Latest Media and Policy News: January 8, 2014

http://goo.gl/lhgNIc

Click the above link to access any of the articles below.

Top Stories

Why free money might be the right response to poverty
Economists agree: Raising the minimum wage reduces poverty
Online assistance - higher costs, botched systems and infuriating technical problems fall hardest on the poor, the jobless and the neediest
Canada’s top CEOs make in one hour what a minimum wage Ontario worker makes in 6.5 weeks
Deadline approaching for legal clinics and community partners to apply for LAO funds
Joe Fiorito: Tiny houses for people who are homeless

Ontario

Ontario to expand access for low-income children to dental program in April 2014, and streamline programs for low-income children in 2015
Positive response from Association of Ontario Health Centres
Toronto gets childcare boost from new provincial funding formula and increase to overall childcare budget
Liberals plan for AGM ahead of provincial budget and potential spring election
Good outlook for economic recovery in Ontario

Upcoming Events

January 14: Province-wide call-in day on a $14 minimum wage
January 24: Fight for Fair Wages Public Forum
Feb 19: Five Good Ideas on How to Tackle Income Inequality

Around the Province

Grocery store gift cards available in 9 Ontario communities
Applications open for Ve’Ahavta’s Street Academy in Toronto
Remembering the Rupert Hotel fire and housing insecurity in Hamilton
CNIB asking Burlington to maintain free public transit for people with vision impairments
People in Toronto Community Housing go 2 weeks without heat after ice storm
Promoting dignity in Oxford County
LAMP ED Russ Ford’s blog about the City of Toronto budget

Across the Country

Legal aid in BC is lacking for ordinary people
Montreal police officer to be disciplined for threat to man who is homeless
PEI man turned down to stay in shelter past emergency limit
EI reforms see big decline in number of PEI unemployed receiving benefits
Edmonton police chief wants change to reduce welfare cheque day victimization

National

Four big recommendations for how to put Canada back together again
Speculation of a federal election in 2014
Or maybe not so much?
Globe editorial: Access to justice in Canada is abysmal
NUPGE president urges federal budget Fairness Test on reducing inequality
New report says aboriginal Canadians face racism and stereotyping in urban health care

International

How poverty disenfranchises millions of Americans
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/01/poverty-vs-democracy-in-america/282809/

More on the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty – it’s not a lost cause.
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-stevens-war-on-poverty-20140108,0,4908370.story

Mapping poverty in America – census data creates detailed map:
http://billmoyers.com/2014/01/07/how-close-to-poverty-are-you/

Socialist council candidate in Seattle wins election
Nick Clegg says George Osborne’s welfare cuts “a monumental mistake”
UK documentary spurs threats of violence against benefit recipients
Almost half of French people believe it’s OK for workers to take bosses hostage
Can economic liberalisation actually make capitalism fairer?

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Latest Media and Policy News: January 6, 2014

http://goo.gl/ta0f5C

Click the above link to access any of the articles below.

Top Stories

CCPA report: Canada’s top CEOs earn 171 times the average industrial wage
Toronto Star editorial: No restraint at the top
Government statement on annual Poverty Reduction Strategy report December 16
Report and overview of five-year accomplishments
To eliminate poverty in Canada, we need a dedicated plan
Dennis Raphael: Child poverty is a problem of family poverty, and what to do about it
The need for income security solutions was 2013’s theme
Ontario Legislature’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs hosting 2014 Pre-Budget Consultations across Ontario in coming two weeks
Speculation that Andrea Horwath could win the next provincial election, expected this spring
Hennessy’s Index for January 2014 – some words that should be banished

Around the Province

Durham man sees benefit of community reaching out to help
Latest $14 minimum wage actions – December 14
John Stapleton on Henry Ford’s 1914 114% increase to the minimum wage
On OCAP’s two campaigns

Across the Country

Does creating a “social mix” in poor neighbourhoods actually benefit the people who are poor?
Speaking out against EI changes in Newfoundland and Labrador
From Medicine Hat, calls for reforming the Canada Pension Plan

National

Despite commitments to track down tax evaders and that “not one audit position will be eliminated”, feds are cutting auditors
Canadian lawyers say new refugee system is deeply flawed
Canadian Bar Association rolls out access to justice strategy
Study on perceptions of people with disabilities and the workplace
CCPA’s Bruce Campbell reflects on the “tarnished” 25th anniversary of NAFTA
Poverty costs Canada billions – no matter who’s paying to feed whose children
Jian Ghomeshi on federal Minister James Moore’s comments
James Moore’s apology
New foreign worker rules drop the promised ban on allowing employers with criminal convictions to hire
Additional criticism of the new rules
Expanding CPP is an idea whose time has come
Index shows defined benefit pension funds nearly back to fully funded status
New computer system for EI scheduled for 2016

International

New York’s new Mayor Bill de Blasio commits to specific progressive action in his inauguration speech to see “an end to economic and social inequalities”
2014 was the year of the Great Redistribution (but not the one you might think)
US Federal judge rules Florida drug testing of welfare recipients unconstitutional; state to appeal
50 years later, the US War on Poverty is a mixed bag
But some believe it’s important to talk about its success
Addressing poverty through promoting marriage hasn’t seemed to work
But without government programs, the poverty rate would be twice as high
Meanwhile, US Democrats intend to make poverty and inequality an election issue
Webinar on the surveillance of people living in poverty in the USA
Mum forced to pay “Bedroom Tax” on sensory room for disabled daughter
In the UK, local Hardship Fund is axed while government urges loans instead
Poverty in Italy reaches record levels
Hidden poverty: The well people of Beijing
Combating poverty in Guatemala – with red wigglers

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Compiled by
Jennefer Laidley
Policy & Research Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre
http://www.incomesecurity.org/

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Check the ISAC Media and Policy News archive:
http://goo.gl/I32FD
(Back to August 2012, does not include a table of contents for each issue)

Check Gilles' expanded Media and Policy News archive:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm
(Back to April 2012, includes a table of contents for each issue)

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

Subscribe to the main ISAC E-List (to receive info on ISAC's law reform work, the social assistance review, and other OW / ODSP -related information):
http://goo.gl/j3gzt

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

4. [New Brunswick] Proposal for 2014-2015 Provincial Budget - January 6
(New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice)

[The English version follows the French below.]

Nouveau-Brunswick

Propositions pour le Budget provincial 2014-2015 (PDF - 403Ko., 12 pages)
http://frontnb.ca/uploads/file/M%C3%A9moire%20Blaine%20Higgs%202014-2015.pdf
Le 6 janvier 2014
Le Front commun pour la justice sociale du Nouveau-Brunswick a fait des propositions pour le prochain Budget provincial de 2014-2015.

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

http://frontnb.ca/

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New Brunswick

Proposal for 2014-2015 Provincial Budget (PDF - 352K, 11 pages)
http://frontnb.ca/uploads/file/Brief-%20Blaine%20Higgs,%202014-15%20Budget_1(1).pdf
January 6, /2014
The New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice has made some concrete proposals for the upcoming Provincial Budget.

Source:
New Brunswick
Common Front for Social Justice Inc.
http://frontnb.ca/Default.asp/en

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

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

5. Stephen Harper's 13 Fails of 2013 - January 4
(Sarah Schmidt in The Tyee)

Stephen Harper's 13 Fails of 2013:
From hide-and-seek omni-bills to abandoning veterans, a very unlucky 13 for Canada.
http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2014/01/04/13-Fails-For-Harper-2013/
By Sarah Schmidt
January 4, 2014
Here is PressProgress's countdown of 13 Harper fails of 2013.
(Click the link above for more detail on each of the following Harper Fails.)

13. Global leadership flop
12. Rebranding Canada
11. Cutting off debate
10. Creating low-wage jobs
9. Reopening the abortion debate
8. Two omnibus budget bills
7. Failing First Nations
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. Attacking collective bargaining rights
5. Abandoning veterans
4. Not taking safety seriously
3. Do-nothing on climate change
2. Deepening democratic deficit
1. PMO cover-up

Source:
The Tyee
http://thetyee.ca/

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- Go to the Harper Government™ Record Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/harper_government.htm

6. Hennessy’s Index for January 2014 – some words that should be banished
(Trish Hennessy, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

Hennessy’s Index for January 2014
Out with the Old: Words primed for retirement in 2014
http://policyalternatives.ca/publications/facts-infographics/hennessys-index-january-2014

Some words that should be banished
from the English language (and WHY they should be banished):

Austerity - Attrition - Hardworking middle class families* - Special interests - War on the car - Ford Nation - Union bosses - Deregulation - Working poor - Unpaid internships - Debt Crisis - Tax haven -Tax burden
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* Add Gilles' personal "favourite" : "...your hard-earned tax dollars..."
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Source:
Hennessy's Index
(inc. links to earlier issues)
http://policyalternatives.ca/index

Hennessy's Index is an ongoing project of the
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

http://www.policyalternatives.ca/

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- Go to the Social Research Organizations (I) in Canada page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/research.htm

7. CMHC releases the 2013 Canadian Housing Observer [Report on Housing in Canada] - December 18
(Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - CMHC)

CMHC releases the
2013 Canadian Housing Observer
(Report on Housing in Canada)
http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/nero/nere/2013/2013-12-18-0830.cfm
News Release
OTTAWA, December 18, 2013 — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) today released the 2013 Canadian Housing Observer, its detailed annual review on the state of housing in Canada.

Selected highlights from
the 2013 edition:

* 19% of condominium owners in Canada were under the age of 35 and 29% were seniors 65 or older.
* Women made up 65% of condominium owner-occupants who lived alone, including 76% of those aged 55 and older.
* Households in Canada continue to get smaller, shrinking from an average of 3.5 persons in 1971 to 2.5 in 2011.
* People living alone accounted for 28% of households in 2011, more than double their share in 1971.
* By 2036, between 3.6 million and 7 million new households are projected in Canada.
* The rate of Canadian residential mortgages that were three months or more in arrears continued to trend downward.

2013 Canadian Housing Observer - main page
http://www.cmhc.ca/en/corp/about/cahoob/cahoob_001.cfm
- includes a brief intro and links to the complete report in a single PDF file or in individual PDF files, one per chapter.

Complete report in one PDF file (11MB, 184 pages)
http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/odpub/pdf/67989.pdf?fr=1389273180624

Chapters:

* Executive Summary (PDF - 2.1MB, 22 pages)
[ http://www.cmhc.ca/en/corp/about/cahoob/upload/chapter_1_67991_w_acc.pdf ]

* Condominiums (PDF - 4.2MB, 41 pages)
http://www.cmhc.ca/en/corp/about/cahoob/upload/chapter_2_67993_w_acc.pdf

* Housing Finance (PDF - 1.6MB, 27 pages)
http://www.cmhc.ca/en/corp/about/cahoob/upload/chapter_3_67995_w_acc.pdf

* Housing Markets (PDF - 2MB, 28 pages)
http://www.cmhc.ca/en/corp/about/cahoob/upload/chapter_4_67997_w_acc.pdf

* Demographic and Socio-economic
Influences on Housing Demand
(PDF - 2.5MB, 39 pages)
http://www.cmhc.ca/en/corp/about/cahoob/upload/chapter_5_67999_w_acc.pdf

* Recent Trends in
Housing Affordability and Core Housing Need
(PDF - 1.6MB, 26 pages)
http://www.cmhc.ca/en/corp/about/cahoob/upload/chapter_6_68001_w_acc.pdf

* Sustainable Housing and Communities
— Industrialized Housing
(PDF - 3.6MB, 25 pages)
http://www.cmhc.ca/en/corp/about/cahoob/upload/chapter_7_68003_w_acc.pdf

Source:
Canadian Housing Observer
http://www.cmhc.ca/observer/
Contents:
* 2013 Canadian Housing Observer and previous reports
* Feature articles and selected chapters from past Canadian Housing Observers
* Data Tables
* Housing in Canada Online (HICO)
* Housing Market Information

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
http://www.cmhc.ca/
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is Canada’s national housing agency. Established as a government-owned corporation in 1946 to address Canada’s post-war housing shortage, the agency has grown into a major national institution. CMHC is Canada’s premier provider of mortgage loan insurance, mortgage-backed securities, housing policy and programs, and housing research.

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

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

8. Breaking the Cycle: The Fifth Progress Report (Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy)

Ontario

Breaking the Cycle: The Fifth Progress Report
Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy 2013 Annual Report (PDF - 444K, 76 pages)
http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/documents/breakingthecycle/2013AnnualReport.pdf
December 2013
Excerpt (page 69):
We thank the thousands of people who contributed their perspectives in shaping the next Poverty Reduction Strategy, which will be released in the spring of 2014. We recognize that the first strategy was just a starting point, and that there are opportunities that still need to be addressed in the fight against poverty. (...) We also recognize that strengthening the province’s social safety net remains essential so that it will be there for those who need it when they need it. Our government is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by creating the opportunity for all low-income people in Ontario to improve their lives.

Government statement on annual Poverty Reduction Strategy report
http://news.ontario.ca/mcys/en/2013/12/statement-from-minister-of-children-and-youth-services-2013-annual-report-on-ontarios-poverty-reduct.html
December 16, 2013

Key Accomplishments of the 2008-2013 Poverty Reduction Strategy
http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/breakingthecycle/report/2013/key-accomplishments.aspx
Infographic
PDF version : http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/documents/breakingthecycle/2013-Infographic.pdf

Links to all five progress reports:
http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/breakingthecycle/report/2013/index.aspx
(Click the "Reports" button in the left margin)

Backgrounder : Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy 2013 Annual Report
http://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2013/12/ontarios-poverty-reduction-strategy-2013-annual-report.html
December 16, 2013

Source:
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/

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Breaking the Cycle: Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy
http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/breakingthecycle/index.aspx

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The elimination of poverty requires a dedicated plan
http://www.therecord.com/opinion-story/4298085-the-elimination-of-poverty-requires-a-dedicated-plan/
By By Ryan Meili
January 4, 2014
(...) As most provinces have realized (all but British Columbia and Saskatchewan have introduced comprehensive poverty reduction plans), poverty doesn't just go away on its own. Those provinces that have dedicated resources and meaningful measures have seen that investment pay off in significantly fewer people living in poverty, and decreased costs as a result.

9. Nunavut Poverty Reduction : An Update - November 2013
(
Caledon Institute of Social Policy)

Nunavut

Welfare plays too big a role in Nunavut’s income security system: report
http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674welfare_plays_for_too_prominent_a_role_in_nunavuts_income_security_sys/
December 11, 2013
A report on poverty in Nunavut suggests the territory must gradually wean its residents off social assistance, and at the same time beef up income programs and child tax benefits to eventually replace welfare with a new concept called “basic income.” Those recommendations come from a November report [see link below] prepared by the Caledon Institute of Social Policy, commissioned by Nunavut’s Anti-Poverty Secretariat to look at the Nunavut social policies aimed at low-income people. The good news, according to the report, is that Nunavut already has a range of income security programs in place. The bad news: too many Nunavummiut rely on it.

Source:
Nunatsiaq Online
http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/
TIP : For more coverage by Nunatsiaq Online about welfare and poverty,
go to the home page and enter the word poverty or welfare in the Search box on that page.

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From the
Caledon Institute of Social Policy:

Poverty and Prosperity in Nunavut (PDF - 196K, 58 pages)
http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/PDF/1027ENG.pdf
By Ken Battle and Sherri Torjman
November 2013
The Caledon Institute of Social Policy was engaged by the Nunavut Anti-Poverty Secretariat, which provides oversight and leadership to support the Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction in the implementation of Nunavut’s poverty reduction strategy. We were asked to comment on Nunavut’s social safety net and to consider a ‘made-in-Nunavut’ social policy inspired by Nunavut’s unique history and values, and geared to its social, demographic, economic and political characteristics. This paper is intended to launch an exchange of ideas on a new social vision for Nunavut. Our emphasis is on reforming Nunavut’s income security system, one of the principal objectives of Nunavut’s poverty reduction strategy.

Source:
Caledon Institute of Social Policy
http://www.caledoninst.org/

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Related links:

Nunavut Anti-Poverty Secretariat
http://www.edt.gov.nu.ca/apps/Authoring/dspPage.aspx?page=anti_pov_secretariat
The Nunavut Anti-Poverty Secretariat, in partnership with the Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, is responsible for developing and implementing The Makimaniq Plan: A Shared Approach to Poverty Reduction through public engagement; and for overseeing the implementation of comprehensive community initiatives to address poverty.

The Nunavut Anti-Poverty Secretariat is part of the
Department of Economic Development & Transportation:
http://www.edt.gov.nu.ca/apps/authoring/dspPage.aspx?page=home

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Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction:
http://www.makiliqta.ca/
The Makimaniq Plan was created by individuals, community organizations, Inuit organizations, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., and the Government of Nunavut.
Its development involved four stages of activity:
1. Community Dialogues on Poverty Reduction (Winter 2011)
2. Regional Roundtables for Poverty Reduction (May to June 2011)
3. Poverty Summit (November 2011)
4. Taking Action!

Qikiqtani Regional Gathering Report:
Implementing The Makimaniq Plan
(PDF - 1.3MB, 21 pages)
http://makiliqta.ca/sites/default/files/qik_report_final.pdf
September 20, 2012
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
* ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
* IMPLEMENTING THE MAKIMANIQ PLAN
* FEATURED EXPERIENCE: TUKISIGIARVIK SOCIETY
* MANAGING INFORMATION: HOW ARE WE COMMUNICATING?
--- Involving our Elders
--- Internet and Inter-agency committees
--- Youth
* NEXT STEPS
--- Promoting The Makimaniq Plan in our communities
* PARTICIPANTS

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The Nunavut
Poverty Reduction Action Plan:

The Makimaniq Plan: A Shared Approach to Poverty Reduction (PDF - 528K, 12 pages)
http://www.makiliqta.ca/sites/default/files/the_makimaniq_plan_final_eng_20.12.11.pdf
Poverty Summit
November 30, 2011
Iqaluit, Nunavut

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HELP WANTED
Security Guard : two positions, indeterminate
Nunavut Arctic College
Rankin Inlet
Salary : Starting at $47, 892 + $18, 517 (Northern Allowance)
"Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries."
(Source : Nunatsiaq Online [small PDF file]:
http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/ads/banner_pdfs/7640.pdf

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

10. Empathy, dignity, and respect: Creating cultural safety for Aboriginal people in urban health care - December 11, 2012
(Health Council of Canada)

NOTE : This report dates back to December 2012.

Aboriginal Canadians face racism, stereotyping in urban health care: report
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/aboriginal-canadians-face-racism-stereotyping-in-urban-health-care-report-1.1074444
By Diana Mehta
December 11, 2012
TORONTO -- A new report suggests aboriginal Canadians frequently face racism and stereotyping when using health care services in urban centres, a situation which can breed a degree of mistrust deep enough for some to avoid seeking professional help when sick.

The 74-page document, titled "Empathy, dignity, and respect: Creating cultural safety for Aboriginal people in urban health care," was released by the Health Council of Canada on Tuesday.

Source:
CTV News

http://www.ctvnews.ca/

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From the
Health Council of Canada:

Mainstream health care services – not meeting the needs of Aboriginal People
Mistrust and racism are cited in a new report as barriers to Aboriginal people using health care services in urban
centres

http://www.healthcouncilcanada.ca/dl_check.php?id=440&tp=1
News release
Winnipeg, MB (December 11, 2012) – Today the Health Council of Canada releases Empathy, dignity, and respect: Creating cultural safety for Aboriginal people in urban health care, a report that highlights some of the reasons why many Aboriginal people are not seeking care in mainstream health care settings and describes key practices that are working towards positive change.

Complete report:

Empathy, dignity, and respect: Creating cultural
safety for Aboriginal people in urban health care
(PDF - 2.22MB, 78 pages)
http://www.healthcouncilcanada.ca/rpt_det.php?id=437
December 2012
Excerpt from the Intro (p.4):
In this commentary, we provide what we heard (in 2012 Health Council meetings) about the reasons why cultural competency and cultural safety are needed. It is intended to serve as a primer on the issue for health care providers and leaders, governments, and the Canadian public.

Part 2 of this report provides descriptions of new and emerging programs and strategies, while selected in-depth case studies and a video are available online at http://www.healthcouncilcanada.ca/

Source:
Health Council of Canada

http://www.healthcouncilcanada.ca/index.php
Created by the 2003 First Ministers’ Accord on Health Care Renewal, the Health Council of Canada is an independent national agency that reports on the progress of health care renewal.

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

11. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, December 2013 - January 10
--- Study: The impact of Canada's firm-size disadvantage on the labour productivity gap between Canada and the United States - January 8
--- Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective, 2013 - January 7
--- Government Finance Statistics, third quarter 2013 - January 6

What's new from The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm
[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]

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January 10, 2014
Labour Force Survey, December 2013

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140110/dq140110a-eng.htm
Employment fell by 46,000 in December, the result of declines in full-time work. The unemployment rate rose 0.3 percentage points to 7.2% as more people searched for work.

January 8, 2014
Study: The impact of Canada's firm-size disadvantage on the labour productivity gap between Canada and the United States
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140108/dq140108a-eng.htm
The gap between the levels of labour productivity in Canada and the United States is due primarily to the larger share of employment in small firms in Canada and their comparatively lower labour productivity vis-a-vis large firms.

January 7, 2014
Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140107/dq140107b-eng.htm
Almost 9 out of 10 people (89%) aged 25 to 64 had completed at least high school in 2011 in Canada, substantially higher than the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average of 75%. Among reporting countries, only the Czech Republic (92%) and the Slovak Republic (91%) posted higher proportions.

January 6, 2014
Government Finance Statistics, third quarter 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140106/dq140106e-eng.htm
Quarterly data for Government Finance Statistics (GFS), a system that presents fiscal statistics using the international standard GFS developed by the International Monetary Fund, are now available. This standard allows consistent aggregation and analysis across countries.

Check past issues of The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last
Select a month and year from the two drop-down menus to access all issues of The Daily for a particular month.

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

12. 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

January 12, 2014
What's new online this week:

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

Documentary: The Motherload
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/01/documentary-motherload
8 Jan 2014 | Canada
CBC documentary “takes an in-depth and new look at the subject of working mothers - the current issues, challenges and triumphs that come from trying or having to do it all".

Thresholds in the association between child care quality and child outcomes in rural preschool children
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/01/thresholds-association-between-child-care-quality-and-child
8 Jan 2014 | United States
Article from Early Childhood Research Quarterly examines "whether a minimum level of preschool quality (threshold) is needed in order for a relationship to exist between preschool quality and children's academic, behavioral, and working memory".

ECEC for children from disadvantaged backgrounds: Findings from a European literature review and two case studies
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/01/ecec-children-disadvantaged-backgrounds-findings-european-l
8 Jan 2014 | Europe
Report from the European Commission features a literature review, case studies and a policy brief addressing "barriers to, and best practice in engaging disadvantaged children and families in ECEC services".

Early childhood intervention: The power of family
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/01/early-childhood-intervention-power-family
8 Jan 2014 | United States
Video from Open Society Foundations talks with practitioners from around the world. "Early Childhood Intervention supports child rights. This means that every child has the right to grow up in a family, to develop and participate to the maximum extent possible, and to receive support when a delay or disability is present".

Raising the village: Measuring the well-being of children and families in Toronto
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/01/raising-village-measuring-well-being-children-and-families-
8 Jan 2014 | Ontario
Report from Toronto Child & Family Network outlines shared outcomes for the well-being of children and families in Toronto, to help guide the work of the child and family sector around common goals.

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

‘A generation of burned out, disillusioned mothers’: Juggling career and kids has never been harder, says new documentary
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/01/%E2%80%98-generation-burned-out-disillusioned-mothers%E2%80%99-juggling-career-and-k
8 Jan 2014 | Canada

Toronto gets daycare funding boost from Queen's Park
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/01/toronto-gets-daycare-funding-boost-queens-park
8 Jan 2014 | Ontario

Preschool focuses on the outdoors
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/01/preschool-focuses-outdoors
8 Jan 2014 | British Columbia

High River Day Care helps to shape early learning in Alberta
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/01/high-river-day-care-helps-shape-early-learning-alberta
8 Jan 2014 | Alberta

New Act proposes national paid family leave policy
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/01/new-act-proposes-national-paid-family-leave-policy
8 Jan 2014 | United States

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

13. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
(Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Poverty Dispatch (U.S.)
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch
The Poverty Dispatch is a daily scan of U.S. web-based news items dealing with topics such as poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.. The Dispatch is distributed by the Institute for Research on Poverty, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. News articles from online newspapers are posted here in a number of general categories, and are tagged with more specific keywords relevant to each article.

Tags
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/tags/

Clicking on a word or expression in the list of tags will call up all relevant news items from past Dispatches under that tag. The list contains a tag for each U.S. state so you can view jurisdiction-specific news, and tags for a huge list of topics, including :
* Basic needs * Canada * Caseloads * Cash assistance * Cellular phones * Census * Charities * Child care * Child hunger * Child poverty * Child support * Child welfare * Child well-being * Chronic homelessness * Cohabitation * Cost of living * Crime * Crimes against the homeless * Debt * Deep poverty * Disability * Early childhood education * Earned income tax credit * Electronic benefit transfers * Eligibility * Food insecurity * Food programs * Foster care* Fuel poverty * Health care costs * Health insurance coverage * Homeless children * Homeless families * Homeless veterans * Housing First * Housing subsidies * Immigrant workers * Income * Income inequality * Jobless benefits * Juvenile justice * Legal aid * Low-income housing * Low-wage work * Medicaid * Microfinance * Minimum wage * Newly poor * No Child Left Behind * Ontario * Paid family leave * Payday lending * Persistent poverty * Poverty measurement * Poverty rate * Prisons * Privatization * Public Housing * Rural poverty * Safety net * SCHIP * Section 8 (Housing) * Seniors * Single parents * SNAP/Food Stamps * Supplemental Security Income * Taxes * Teen pregnancy * Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) * Unemployment rate * Uninsured * Urban poverty * Utilities * Welfare reform * Welfare-to-work * Women Infants and Children (WIC) * Work requirements * Youth employment * many more tags...

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

January 10, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/01/10/
December 2013 US Unemployment Rate (4 articles)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Cuts and Health Risks (2 articles)
Poverty Measurement in the US (3 articles)
Youth Unemployment

January 9, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/01/09/
SNAP and Food Insecurity (4 articles)
Low-income Neighborhoods and Childhood Asthma

January 8, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/01/08/
Politics and Poverty (3 articles)
State Benefit Systems

January 7, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/01/07/
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid (2 articles)
Job Growth in US States

January 6, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/01/06/
US Anti-Poverty Programs
Foster Care System – California

January 3, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/01/03/
Extended Unemployment Benefits (4 articles)
ACA and Medicaid (3 articles)

January 2, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/01/02/

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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

14. [United States] Off the Charts - January 10
(Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

United States

From the
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:
(January 10, 2014)

This week on Off the Charts, we focused on the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, unemployment insurance, the economy, health care, and state budgets and taxes.

* On the War on Poverty at 50, Arloc Sherman explained how the safety net kept 41 million people out of poverty in 2012 under the federal government’s Supplemental Poverty Measure.
http://goo.gl/8X6uXN

* On unemployment insurance (UI), Chad Stone laid out four key points that justify restoring federal emergency unemployment benefits.
http://goo.gl/8caIE7

* On the economy, Chad Stone cautioned that December’s surprisingly disappointing jobs report should temper recent optimism of an improving labor market in 2014.
http://goo.gl/fiFlbN

* On health care, Paul Van de Water noted that health spending growth in 2012 remained low for the fourth consecutive year.
http://goo.gl/ISIbgf

* On state budgets and taxes, Michael Mazerov explained why Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed business tax cuts are not the ticket to growth for New York.
http://goo.gl/tccWYz

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Media coverage of CBPP work in the past week:

* 50 years of the War on Poverty. But which poverty? (Market Place - January 8, 2014)
http://goo.gl/XdeMGI

* On Fighting the Last War (On Poverty) (The New York Times - January 8, 2014)
http://goo.gl/QcTvAB

* Unemployment Insurance: Six Need-to-Know Insights (The Fiscal Times - January 6, 2014)
http://goo.gl/5Zr37Z

* 50 years later, war on poverty has new battle lines (USA Today - January 6, 2014)
http://goo.gl/R3b24H

Source:
Off the Charts
("Policy insight beyond the numbers")
http://www.offthechartsblog.org/

Off the Charts is the official Blog of the
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)

http://www.cbpp.org/

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Related link:

War on Poverty - from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_on_Poverty

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

15. [Florida] Federal judge rules drug testing welfare recipients unconstitutional; state will appeal - December 31
(Jacksonville.com)

Florida

Federal judge rules drug testing welfare recipients unconstitutional; state will appeal
http://members.jacksonville.com/news/florida/2013-12-31/story/federal-judge-rules-drug-testing-welfare-recipients-unconstitutional
By Matt Dixon
December 31, 2013
TALLAHASSEE | A federal judge Tuesday ruled a 2011 law that requires those seeking welfare benefits to take a drug test is "unconstitutional", a decision Gov. Rick Scott immediately said the state would appeal.
Source:
Jacksonville.com

http://jacksonville.com/

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- Go to the Ontario Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/drug_testing.htm

16. [International] Why we should give free money to everyone. - December 2013
(De Correspondent - Dutch online journalism)

Why we should give free money to everyone.
https://decorrespondent.nl/541/why-we-should-give-free-money-to-everyone/35246939860-ec3a6c3e
We tend to think that simply giving people money makes them lazy. Yet a wealth of scientific research proves the contrary: free money helps. It is time for a radical reform of the welfare state.

Source:
De Correspondent
https://decorrespondent.nl/en
De Correspondent is a Dutch-language, online journalism platform that focuses on background, analysis, investigative reporting, and the kinds of stories that tend to escape the radar of mainstream media because they do not conform to what is normally understood to be 'news.'

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- Go to the Guaranteed Annual Income Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/gai.htm

17. Newsletter of the Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN):
http://www.crin.org/
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all of the human rights promised by the United Nations, regional organisations, and national governments alike. (...) Our inspiration is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which we use to bring children's rights to the top of the international agenda. We launch advocacy campaigns, lead international children's rights coalitions, and strive to make existing human rights enforcement mechanisms accessible for all. More than 2,100 organisations in 150 countries rely on CRIN's publications, research and information.


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THE AGE OF INNOCENCE

A kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they drew. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's artwork. As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, "I'm drawing God."

The teacher paused and said, "but no one knows what God looks like."

Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing the girl replied, "They will in a minute."

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An honest 7-year-old admitted calmly to her parents that Billy Brown had kissed her after class.

"How did that happen?," gasped her mother.

"It wasn't easy," admitted the young lady, "but three girls helped me catch him."

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A 3-year-old went with his dad to see a litter of kittens. On returning home, he breathlessly informed his mother that there were two boy kittens and two girl kittens.

"How did you know?" his mother asked.

"Daddy picked them up and looked underneath," he replied. "I think it's printed on the bottom."

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A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her 5 and 6 year-olds. After explaining the commandment "Honor thy Father and thy mother," she asked,

"Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?"

Without missing a beat one little boy answered, "Thou shall not kill."

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On the first day of school, the Kindergarten teacher said, "If anyone has to go to the bathroom, hold up two fingers."

A little voice from the back of the room asked, "How will that help?"

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Ultimate list of Educational Websites
http://imgur.com/gallery/oQ6HC

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The Alphabetizer
http://alphabetizer.flap.tv/
Puts just about any list in alphabetical order.

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How to draw Rob Ford
http://www.howtodrawrobford.com/

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Twelve Old Words that Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms
http://mentalfloss.com/article/51150/12-old-words-survived-getting-fossilized-idioms
(Write a sentence with each word below, then click the above link to see how many you used correctly.)
1. WEND
2. DESERTS
3. EKE
4. SLEIGHT
5. DINT
6. ROUGHSHOD
7. FRO
8. HUE
9. KITH
10. LURCH
11. UMBRAGE
12. SHRIFT

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Movie poster cliches (with plenty of examples)
http://twentytwowords.com/2011/11/09/10-movie-poster-cliches-with-plenty-of-examples/

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The Seven Most Canadian Things That Happened During Ice Storm 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/22/ice-storm-2013_n_4490884.html?1387800716

 

 

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