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November 14, 2010

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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1.
[Ontario] Family courts filled with litigants and no one to guide them (Carol Goar in the Toronto Star) - November 10
2. [British Columbia] Rights-Based Legal Aid: Rebuilding BC’s Broken System (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC Office) - November 9
3. Every Bite Counts: Climate Justice and BC’s Food System (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC Office) - November 2
4. A Basic Income Plan for Canadians with Severe Disabilities (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - November 2010
5. The cost of eating : Alberta and Saskatchewan reports
6. Federal support for children investments over time (2002-2007) - Finance Canada
7. Programs and Services for Individuals and Families Guidebook (Govt. of Newfoundland and Labrador) - Revised to August 2010
8.
Federal, Provincial and Territorial Election Resources (incl. prov/territorial election dates) - Election Almanac
9. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Pension Satellite Account, 2009 - November 12
--- Canadian Economic Observer - November 2010 - November 12
--- Labour Force Survey, October 2010 - November 5
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, August 2010 - November 3
--- Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada - November 2010 issue - November 3

10. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - November 13

International content

11. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
12. Tearing apart the British welfare state (Globe and Mail) - November 11
13.
Australian Policy Online - selected recent content - November 13
--- Five steps to becoming a more effective UN member
--- Family violence - a national legal response
--- Public housing, women and employment: challenges and strategies

14. CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!
Gilles

[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

1. [Ontario] Family courts filled with litigants and no one to guide them - November 10
(Carol Goar in the Toronto Star)

Ontario:

Family courts filled with litigants and no one to guide them
November 10, 2010
By Carol Goar
It was hailed as the “birth of a new profession.”
Four years ago, Ontario became the first province in Canada to regulate paralegals. Then-attorney general Michael Bryant promised that the newly proclaimed Access to Justice Act would raise the status of paralegals, protect the public and provide more choice for consumers.
Things didn’t quite work out that way.
Almost two-thirds of Ontarians who appear in family court are now unrepresented. They can’t afford a lawyer and — thanks to the new law — they can longer use a paralegal for uncontested divorces, child custody arrangements or financial support orders.
Source:
Toronto Star

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

2. Rights-Based Legal Aid: Rebuilding BC’s Broken System - November 9
(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC Office)

British Columbia:

BC’s legal aid system is “broken”
Thousands lack access to justice, leading to high economic and social costs

News Release
November 9, 2010
(Vancouver) It’s time for a complete overhaul of BC’s legal aid system, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and West Coast LEAF (Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund). (...) Rights-Based Legal Aid: Rebuilding BC’s Broken System examines the serious deterioration of legal aid services over the past 15 years, and particularly since deep cuts began in 2002.

Complete report:

Rights-Based Legal Aid:
Rebuilding BC’s Broken System
(PDF - 1.4MB, 28 pages)
(...) We propose that instead of trying to fix our damaged legal aid system, we build a new, rights-based system that would ensure legal representation for low income people, improve the justice system for all British Columbians, and reduce social and economic costs. (Excerpt from page 5)

Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
* BC Office
* National Office
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice. Founded in 1980, the CCPA is one of Canada’s leading progressive voices in public policy debates.

West Coast LEAF (Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund)
The West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) formed when the equality guarantees of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into force. Our mission is to achieve equality by changing historic patterns of systemic discrimination against women through BC-based equality rights litigation, law reform and public legal education.

- Go to the Non-Governmental Sites in British Columbia (A-C) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk2.htm

3. Every Bite Counts: Climate Justice and BC’s Food System - November 2
(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC Office)

Every bite counts: Government must set
menu for BC's food system in face of climate change

News Release
November 2, 2010
(Vancouver) A new report is calling on the BC government to take action to make BC’s food system work better for farmers, eliminate hunger, shift away from imported products, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report, Every Bite Counts: Climate Justice and BC’s Food System, released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), calls for a rethink of BC's food system in light of climate change. The report acknowledges grassroots efforts to move to local, sustainable agriculture have found support at the local government level. Largely missing, it says, are actions by the provincial government to accelerate change.

Complete report:

Every Bite Counts: Climate Justice and BC’s Food System (PDF - 1.9MB, 39 pages)
By Marc Lee, Herb Barbolet, Tegan Adams and Matt Thomson
"(...) Thinking about climate justice and food in BC reveals tremendous potential to develop win-win arrangements that cascade across health, education, nutrition, poverty and the environment." (Conclusion, page 35)

Report Highlights (PDF - 1.8MB, 8 pages)

Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
* BC Office
* National Office

- Go to the Non-Governmental Sites in British Columbia (A-C) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk2.htm

4. A Basic Income Plan for Canadians with Severe Disabilities - November 2010
(Caledon Institute of Social Policy)

A Basic Income Plan for Canadians with Severe Disabilities (PDF - 260K, 76 pages)
November 2010
By Michael Mendelson, Ken Battle, Sherri Torjman and Ernie Lightman
[ Version française:
Un plan de revenu de base pour les Canadiens avec de graves déficiences
(PDF - 271K, 80 pages) ]

Despite billions of dollars spent on a complex assortment of social benefits, many working age Canadians with disabilities end up desperately poor and trapped on welfare – the dead-end default program of last resort. While there has been some progress for persons with disabilities since the landmark Obstacles report was released 30 years ago, one area in which there has been almost no improvement at all has been that of income security. This tragic state of affairs is neither tolerable nor necessary. A Basic Income Plan for Canadians with Severe Disabilities is a new report commissioned by the Council of Canadians with Disabilities and the Canadian Association for Community Living. Written by the Caledon Institute of Social Policy, the document describes the current situation facing Canadians with severe disabilities and sets out a detailed plan to revolutionize income support and services.[ Excerpt from the Abstract ]

Source:
Caledon Institute of Social Policy
Established in 1992, the Caledon Institute of Social Policy is a private, nonprofit organization with charitable status. Caledon does rigorous, high-quality research and analysis; seeks to inform and influence public opinion and to foster public discussion on poverty and social policy; and develops and promotes concrete, practicable proposals for the reform of social programs at all levels of government and of social benefits provided by employers and the voluntary sector.

- Go to the Disability Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/disbkmrk.htm

5. The cost of eating : Alberta and Saskatchewan reports

The Cost of Eating in Alberta in 2008 (PDF - 1.8MB, 28 pages)
February 2009 (PDF file date)
The Alberta Community / Public Health Nutritionists Food Security Subcommittee has done a remarkable job in producing a document that shows you exactly why low -income individuals and families in Alberta cannot meet the requirements of Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide.
Source:
Growing Food Security in Alberta
Our Vision : All children and families in Alberta have healthy food.
Our Mission : Engaging Albertans – groups, organizations, business, governments and individuals - in strategies to ensure secure access to adequate amounts of safe, nutritious, culturally appropriate food for everyone, produced in an environmentally sustainable way and provided in a manner that promotes human dignity.

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The Cost of Healthy Eating in Saskatchewan 2009:
Impact on Food Security
(PDF - 1.3MB, 24 pages)
April 2010
Written by the Public Health Nutritionists of Saskatchewan Working Group with the support of Saskatchewan Regional Health Authorities
Source:
Food Secure Saskatchewan
Food Secure Saskatchewan is a coalition of individuals and groups working toward, or interested in, achieving food security for all Saskatchewan citizens by way of a healthy and sustainable food system. This coalition includes community-based organizations, nutritionists, health professionals, hunger groups, First Nations residents, government departments, community leaders, farmers, producers, and others.

Related links:

Dietitians of Canada (DC)
DC is the professional organization representing over 5500 dietitians in Canada including approximately 650 dietitians in Alberta and the Territories. Dietitians of Canada speaks out on food and nutrition issues important to the health and well-being of Canadians.

People's Food Policy Project - "Creating food policy from the ground up"
The People’s Food Policy Project is a pan-Canadian network of citizens and organizations that is creating Canada’s first food sovereignty policy.

- Go to the Alberta Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/abkmrk.htm
- Go to the Food Banks and Hunger Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/foodbkmrk.htm
- Go to the Saskatchewan Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/skbkmrk.htm

6. Federal support for children investments over time (2002-2007)
(Finance Canada)

Federal support for children investments over time
- includes a brief program description of, and some financial information about, the following federal programs:
* The Universal Child Care Plan (2006-2007), including the Universal Child Care Benefit and increased support for child care spaces
* The Early learning and Child Care Initiative (2005)
* Early Learning and Child Care Framework Agreement (2003)
* Support for First Nations and Aboriginal Children
* Provincial and Territorial Allocation of Funds
* Early Childhood Development Agreemen (2000)
Source:
Federal Transfers to Provinces and Territories
[ Part of Activities and Issues ]
[ Part of Finance Canada]

- Go to the Children, Families and Youth Links (Government) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnbkmrk.htm

7. Programs and Services for Individuals and Families Guidebook - Revised to August 2010
(Govt. of Newfoundland and Labrador)

Programs and Services
for Individuals and Families Guidebook
(HTML)
Latest update : August 2010
[Link posted to this site Nov. 8]
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Programs and Services for Individuals and Families Guidebook is an initiative of the Poverty Reduction Strategy. (...)
The Guidebook provides access to basic information such as a program’s name and purpose, a telephone number, and in some cases, an email or related web site address.
Information is divided into seven general headings:
* Financial Help
* Housing, Shelter and Home Supports
* Education and Learning
* Employment (Job) Help
* Medical, Health and Wellness
* Justice Help
* Other Services of Interest
NOTE : You have to scroll down the main page of the guide to access the PDF version of this guide, and you can also order the guide in paper format and in Braille.
Source:
Newfoundland and Labrador
Poverty Reduction Strategy

- Go to the Provincial and Territorial Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm
- Go to the Newfoundland and Labrador Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/nfbkmrk.htm
- Go to the Key Provincial/Territorial Welfare Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/welfare.htm

8. Federal, Provincial and Territorial Election Resources (incl. prov/territorial election dates)
(Election Almanac)

Election Almanac (formerly nodice.ca)
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...

Provincial/territorial elections dates and
resources pages from Election Almanac:

Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador will go to the polls on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.

Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island will go to the polls on Monday, October 3, 2011.

Nova Scotia
No set date for the next provincial election.

New Brunswick
New Brunswick went to the polls on Monday, September 27, 2010.
[Not yet updated --- see the CBC coverage of the election ]

Quebec Provincial Election Resources
No set date for the next provincial election
.

Ontario
Ontario will go to the polls on Thursday, October 6, 2011.

Manitoba
Manitoba will go to the polls on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.

Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan will go to the polls on Monday, November 7, 2011

Alberta
No set date for the next provincial election.

British Columbia
British Columbia will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

Northwest Territories
NWT will go to the polls on Monday, October 3, 2011.

Yukon Territorial Election Resources
No set date for the next territorial election

Nunavut Territorial Election Resources
No set date for the next territorial election, but it will take place in 2013

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

9. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Pension Satellite Account, 2009 - November 12
--- Canadian Economic Observer - November 2010 - November 12
--- Labour Force Survey, October 2010 - November 5
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, August 2010 - November 3
--- Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada - November 2010 issue - November 3

Selected content from
The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

November 12, 2010
Pension Satellite Account, 2009
After a steep decline in 2008, the total value of pension assets rebounded in 2009 to $2.1 trillion at year end, reflecting the strong performance of global equity markets that began in March 2009. This rebound (+15.5%) brought pension assets close to their 2007 level. The recovery in wealth accumulation during 2009 was relatively evenly distributed across the three pension tiers. Individual registered saving plans led the way, up 20.5% to $750.9 billion. Social security and employer-based pension plans were up 13.3% and 12.8%, respectively.

Related link:

Guide to the Canadian Pension Satellite Account
[Use the links in the left margin to navigate this report,
or download the PDF version - 153K, 19 pages)
This guide presents an overview of the scope and structure of the Pension Satellite Account as well as the methodology used to derive its stocks and flows estimates.

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November 12, 2010
Canadian Economic Observer - November 2010
1. Sections:
* Current economic conditions * Economic events * Recent feature articles * National accounts * Labour markets * Prices * International trade * Goods-producing industries (manufacturing, construction and resources) * Services (trade, transportation, travel and communications) * Financial markets * Provincial (unemployment rates and Consumer Price Index)
2. Tables
3. Charts
4. Appendices
5. User information
6. Related products
Source
Canadian Economic Observer - main product page
This monthly periodical is Statistics Canada's flagship publication for economic statistics. Each issue contains a monthly summary of the economy, major economic events and a feature article. A statistical summary contains a wide range of tables and graphs on the principal economic indicators for Canada, the provinces and the major industrial nations.
Click "View" for the latest issue of this periodical; click "Chronological" index for earlier editions.

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November 5, 2010
Labour Force Survey, October 2010
In October, employment remained virtually unchanged for the second consecutive month, as full-time gains offset part-time losses. The unemployment rate edged down to 7.9% and has been around 8% for the past seven months.
- includes links to three tables:
* Labour force characteristics by age and sex
* Employment by class of worker and industry (based on NAICS)
* Labour force characteristics by province

Related report:
Labour Force Information, October 10 to 16, 2010
1. Highlights
2. Analysis — October 2010
3. Tables
4. Charts
5. Data quality, concepts and methodology
6. User information
7. Related products
8. PDF version (453K, 59 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

Labour Force Information - main product page*
This publication provides the most current monthly labour market statistics. Each month, this publication contains a brief commentary highlighting recent developments in the Canadian labour market. It also includes a series of charts and tables on a variety of labour force characteristics, such as employment and unemployment for Canada, the provinces, metropolitan areas and economic regions.
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* On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest issue
of this report online; click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:
* Labour
* Employment and unemployment

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November 3, 2010
Employment, Earnings and Hours, August 2010
1. Highlights
Between August 2009 and August 2010, the average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees rose 4.4% to $860.67. The last time earnings growth exceeded 4.0% was in February 2008.
2. Note to users
3. Tables
4. Data quality, concepts and methodology
5. User information
6. Related products
7. PDF version (2.4MB, 386 pages)
Source:
Employment, Earnings and Hours*
This publication presents a timely picture of employment, earnings and hours.
The tabulations focus on monthly labour market information and some historical data series.
* Click "View" to see the latest issue of this report online;
click "Chronological index" for earlier issues.

Related subjects:

* Labour
* Employment and unemployment
* Hours of work and work arrangements
* Industries
* Wages, salaries and other earnings

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November 3, 2010
Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada - November 2010 issue
- incl. links to two articles:
* Trends in Dropout Rates and the Labour Market Outcomes of Young Dropouts
* A Note on High School Graduation and School Attendance, by Age and Province, 2009/2010

Source:
Education Matters : Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada - main product page *
This report is a product of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP). It is intended to facilitate the comparison of educational systems in Canada's provinces and territories with those of countries that belong to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The document presents a series of indicators harmonized to the definitions and methodologies used by the OECD in Education at a Glance. The indicators are designed to serve as a basis for decision making and for development of programs in the field of education..
* Click View for the latest issue of the publication;
click Chronological index for earlier issues of this publication.

Related products:

* Learning Resources at Statistics Canada - For Teachers - For Students - For Kids - Postsecondary
* Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program
* Education Indicators in Canada: Fact Sheets
* Statistics by Subject : Education, Training and Learning

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- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Fisheries and Oceans to Veterans Affairs) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk2.htm

10. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - November 13

What's new from the
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)
:

November 13, 2010

What's new online:
[This section archives documents that
have been featured on the CRRU homepage..]

Human development report 2010 - 20th anniversary
10 Nov 10
- New UN report looks at human development trends across four decades. Canada drops to 8th in global rankings. Website features a wealth of interactive features and data tools.

The effects of preschool education: What we know, how public policy is or is not aligned with the evidence base, and what we need to know
10 Nov 10
- Report in Psychological Science in the Public Interest reviews the current state of publicly funded pre-school in the US and offers suggestions for improving the efficacy of these programs.

Pedagogical connections: Issue 6, Fall 2010
10 Nov 10
- Quarterly newsletter from the University of Victoria's Unit for Early Learning and Child Care Research features news about recent and upcoming publications, events and courses.

Facts and figures 2009: Pre-school activities, school-age childcare, schools and adult education in Sweden
10 Nov 10
- Report from the Swedish National Agency for Education provides the latest data on Sweden's child care system, including enrolment, spending and a breakdown of public/ private centres.

more WHAT'S NEW ONLINE »

child care in the news
[This section features interesting and noteworthy
news about ECEC and related issues in Canada and internationally.]

· 1-day strike shuts Que. home daycares
[CA-QC] 10 Nov 10

· Where is BC's childcare program?
[CA-BC] 8 Nov 10

· UN's development index proves it takes a village
[INT] 7 Nov 10

· Judge orders child care subsidies continue
[US] 6 Nov 10

· Quebec proposes new daycare law
[CA-QC] 5 Nov 10

· Kindergarten expansion drawing raves
[CA-BC] 5 Nov 10

· Fathers are happier when doing more housework, says study
[UK] 4 Nov 10

· UN: 'Significant progress' in human development
[INT] 4 Nov 10

· Toddlers and textbooks
[CA] 3 Nov 10

more CC IN THE NEWS »

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Subscribe to the CRRU email announcements list
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

CRRU Publications - briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications
ISSUE files - theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit (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.

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

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

Poverty Dispatch (U.S.)
- the content of this link changes several times a week
- 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.

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

November 12:
State Medicaid Programs
Poverty in the Suburbs - Washington, DC

November 11:
Kids Count Report - New Jersey
Welfare Reform - United Kingdom
Increasing Utility and Transportation Fees - Colorado

November 10:
Poverty in the Suburbs
Health Insurance Coverage in the US
Child Welfare Reform - Nebraska
Schools and Child Poverty and Homelessness

November 9:
Homelessness and Housing First - Los Angeles, CA
Racial Achievement Gap
Welfare Reform - United Kingdom

November 8:
Child Care Subsidies - California
Single Mothers and Cohabitation
Housing for Homeless Veterans - Massachusetts

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Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to dispatches back to June 2006

Search Poverty Dispatches

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

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

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

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

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

12. Tearing apart the British welfare state - November 11
(Globe and Mail)

Tearing apart the British welfare state
November 11, 2010
By Doug Saunders
LONDON—Almost a century after the modern welfare state was created by Liberal prime minister David Lloyd George, his successors in Britain’s Conservative-Liberal coalition government are hoping to tear it apart completely in a radical act of cost slashing.
In a huge and risky experiment sure to be watched closely by other countries wrestling with public debt, government budget deficits and shrinking work forces, Prime Minister David Cameron’s government Thursday announced sweeping plans to change the lives of 5 million people dependent on government payments in an effort to push hundreds of thousands of people into the work force
Source:
Globe and Mail

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

13. Australian Policy Online - selected recent content - November 13
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Five steps to becoming a more effective UN member
--- Family violence - a national legal response
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Public housing, women and employment: challenges and strategies

Australian Policy Online (APO)
APO is a news service and library specialising in Australian public policy reports and articles from academic research centres, think tanks, government and non-government organisations. The site features opinion and commentary pieces, video, audio and web resources focussed on the policy issues facing Australia.
[ About APO ]
NOTE : includes links to the latest APO research; the five most popular downloads of the week (see below)
appear in a dark box in the top right-hand corner of each page.

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Week ending November 13, 2010
Most viewed this week on APO:

1. Communications Policy and Research Forum 2009
2. Family violence - a national legal response
3. Garma Festival 2009 key forum address
4. Medicare Locals - discussion paper on governance and functions
5. Electoral roll matching project

[You'll find links to the above studies on the APO home page.]

New Research : Social Policy | Poverty
- topics include:
* Community * Cultural diversity * Families & households * Gender & sexuality * Immigration & refugees * Population * Poverty * Religion & faith * Social Inclusion * Social problems * Welfare * Youth

Week ending November 13, 2010
Most viewed this week in Social Policy / Poverty:

1. Family violence - a national legal response
2. Electoral roll matching project
3. Cultural competence training
4. Long time, no see: the impact of time poverty on Australian workers
5. History of child protection services

[You'll find these links on the APO Social Policy page.]

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From this week's APO content, you might like:

Five steps to becoming a more effective UN member
By John Langmore
10 November 2010
(Step Number Four: Don't be like Stephen Harper...)

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Family violence - a national legal response
12 November 2010
- contains 187 recommendations for reform

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Public housing, women and employment: challenges and strategies
By Lise Saugeres and Kath Hulse
Source:
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

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

14. CRINMAIL
(Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

From the
Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
:

Latest issue of CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter):

12 November 2010, CRINMAIL issue 1200
In this issue:
- Children's rights regional round-up: Americas – Africa - Europe - Asia
Latest news and reports:
- Children sentenced to death in Sudan
- Teenage girls publicly executed in Somalia
- Status offences global report (2nd edition)
- Corporal punishment: global newsletter
- Albania: Child protection law passed
- Czech Republic still failing Roma children
Employment:
World Vision
Also includes:
* World news * Reports * Events * Laws * Issues
* Advocacy * Challenging breaches * Take action * Campaigns * Toolkits

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Links to Issues of CRINMAIL
- links to hundreds of weekly issues, many of which are special editions focusing on special themes, such as the 45th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the launch of the EURONET Website.
NOTE: see http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnrights.htm for the table of contents for, and links to, several months' worth of issues of CRINMAIL.

Source:
CRINMAIL(incl. subscription info)
[ Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) ]

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




 


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Instructions for life in the
new millennium from the Dalai Lama

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From the Catholic New Times, May 23, 2004

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2 When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three Rs: respect for self, respect for others, and responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

7. when you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

8. Spend some time alone every day.

9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.


Source:
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Show this video to your dog
to give him/her an inferiority complex:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RRjqkUAs8k


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The "Good Old Days" in the UK
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/


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What if the largest countries had the biggest populations?
http://i.imgur.com/c6Agr.jpg


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The Top 50 Time Wasters on the  Web
http://freebies.about.com/od/onlinegames/tp/time-wasters.htm