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Canadian Social Research Newsletter
June 20, 2010

Welcome to the weekly Canadian Social Research Newsletter,
a listing of the new links added to the Canadian Social Research Links website in the past week.

The e-mail version of this week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,286 subscribers.

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.  Consultation on Canada's Digital Economy - until July 9 (Government of Canada)
2. All Students Should Benefit from Innovation (Nick Falvo in Academic Matters) - June 17
3. [British Columbia] Lousy Cases Against 'Overpaid' Welfare Recipients (The Tyee) - June 16
4. New posts from Michael Shapcott on the Wellesley Institute Blog (June 15):
---  U.S. set to unveil national strategic plan to end homelessness as Canada dithers
--- Canadians, especially women, caught in time crunch between work, family, personal needs
--- Latest CMHC numbers confirm low, moderate-income renters priced out of private rental markets

5. Ontario Social Assistance Review Advisory Council releases its final report - June 14
6.
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Employment Insurance, April 2010 - June 18
--- Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, April 2010 - June 18
--- Leading indicators, May 2010 - June 18
--- Aboriginal Language Indicators for Inuit, Métis and Off-reserve First Nations Children in Canada, 2006 - June 18
--- The Early Learning Experiences of Inuit, Métis and Off-reserve First Nations Children in Canada, 2006 - June 18
--- Income of Canadians, 2008 - June 17
--- Canadian Social Trends Number 89 & 90 - June 16
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Estimates of Human Capital in Canada: The Lifetime Income Approach - June 16
--- Canadian Community Health Survey, 2009 - June 15
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, first quarter 2010 - June 15
--- Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, June 2010 -
June 15
--- Police-reported hate crimes, 2008 - June 14
--- Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program - June 15
7. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - June 20

International content

8.  Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
9. Australian Policy Online (recent content) - June 20
10. CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!
Gilles
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

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1. Consultation on Canada's Digital Economy - until July 9
(Government of Canada)

Consultation on Canada's Digital Economy*
The Government of Canada invites your views on the goals of a Canadian digital economy strategy, the concrete steps needed to reach these goals and how governments, the private and not-for-profit sectors can best collaborate to create a strategy for future success. The consultation paper proposes a set of key challenges to meet, describes what has been done to date and poses questions on what needs to be done in the future.
Online submissions or comments can be posted at digitaleconomy.gc.ca.

The deadline for responses is July 9, 2010

You can participate in two ways, either by taking part in the idea forum or by sending in a formal submission.
Before you join in, you can learn about the issues by reading the consultation paper.

The consultation paper:

Improving Canada’s Digital Advantage Strategies for Sustainable Prosperity
Consultation Paper on a Digital Economy Strategy for Canada

Undated document (PDF file created April 30, 2010)
HTML version - table of contents + links to individual sections (all in HTML)
PDF version
(1.8MB, 40 pages)

* Consultation Questions
* Related online resources

Federal Government Departments involved (how and why)
- Industry Canada
- Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)
- Canadian Heritage

See also:

Proposals to Modernize the Copyright Act
June 2, 2010

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* NOTE: If the expression "digital economy" makes your eyes glaze over, you're not alone. There are, however, a number of important linkages between digital technology and social policy, such as:

- Net neutrality (Submission by Steve Anderson)
- the view that democratization and empowerment should be supported via Open Access to Canada's Public Sector Information and Data (Submission by Tracey Lauriault), or
- a suggestion to use a rights-based approach (Submission by Azim Lila) to managing information communication technology - to declare information technology as a public good available to all,
like water or electricity. For the poor and the disadvantaged, the potential for further exclusion is increased by issues of accessibility and affordability of access.

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- Go to the General Federal Government Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fed2.htm

2. All Students Should Benefit from Innovation - June 17
(Nick Falvo in Academic Matters)

All Students Should Benefit from Innovation
June 17, 2010
By Nick Falvo
Stephen Harper’s minority government has been making much of its “innovation strategy” in recent months, especially in regard to how it plays out in post-secondary institutions.
In this year’s federal budget, for example, the government boasted that “Canada’s investment in higher-education R&D as a proportion of the economy is the highest among G7 countries.” In theory, we should all be able to benefit from innovation. But judging from the way this strategy has been carried out across Canada’s universities in recent years, it is clear that it has created winners and losers. To be sure, some students have received top dollar to help further the government’s agenda on this front, but university students in general are graduating with considerably more student debt than when this strategy was first put in place.
Source:
Academic Matters
Academic Matters explores issues of relevance to higher education in Ontario, other provinces in Canada, and globally.

- Go to the Education Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/education.htm

- Go to the Canadian Universities and Colleges Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/univbkmrk.htm

3. [British Columbia] Lousy Cases Against 'Overpaid' Welfare Recipients - June 16
(The Tyee)

Lousy Cases Against 'Overpaid' Welfare Recipients
'Cookie cutter' claims lack facts, invoke obsolete rule, say poverty lawyers.
June 16, 2010
By Andrew MacLeod
Lawyers with the British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre are criticizing the Housing and Social Development Ministry's attempt to take welfare recipients to court to collect money for overpayments and are asking the ministry to give them what they need to help people.

In late May the minister responsible, Rich Coleman, said the ministry had filed 317 cases in small claims court seeking repayments. Some of the cases involved fraud, while others may have filed incorrect information that resulted in overpayments, he said at the time.

Lawyers working for BCPIAC say the government's overpayment cases often fall apart under legal scrutiny, and yet it insists on attacking people who are little able to defend themselves.
Source:
The Tyee


Related articles from The Tyee:

* Complaints of Unfairness Shoot up from Welfare, Disability Recipients
Independent government tribunal had budget cut as appeals rose 46 per cent.

* BC's Badly Broken Welfare System
BC Libs created 'overly complex' maze that kept needy off rolls: ombudsman

* Welfare's New Era in BC
The provincial government's tough rules have spawned fear, pain, a little black comedy, and very real tragedy. A Tyee Special Report by Andrew MacLeod.

- Go to the Non-Governmental Sites in British Columbia (D-W) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/bcbkmrk3.htm

4. New posts from Michael Shapcott on the Wellesley Institute Blog (June 15):
--- U.S. set to unveil national strategic plan to end homelessness as Canada dithers
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Canadians, especially women, caught in time crunch between work, family, personal needs
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Latest CMHC numbers confirm low, moderate-income renters priced out of private rental markets

Recent posts by Michael Shapcott on the
Wellesley Institute Blog:

U.S. set to unveil national strategic plan to end homelessness as Canada dithers
By Michael Shapcott
June 15, 2010
On June 22 (2010), the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness will unveil Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. (...) This national homelessness plan is the latest in a series of housing and homelessness policies from the Obama administration that includes $1 billion to capitalize the US National Housing Trust Fund. (...) Meanwhile, in Canada, legislation to create a national housing plan (Bill C-304) is stalled in the Commons ...[a]nd Ontario has just announced that it is pushing back the date of the launch of its provincial housing plan until the fall after promising that the plan would be released in the spring of 2010.

Related links:

* U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
* U.S. National Housing Trust Fund
* U.S. National Alliance to End Homelessness
* Bill C-304
(Canadian national housing plan)

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Ontario delays launch of provincial affordable housing strategy
By Michael Shapcott
June 15, 2010
The Ontario government promised last year, during its six-month province-wide consultation, that it would release its Long-term Affordable Housing Strategy by the spring of 2010. With just days remaining until the end of spring, a senior official in the office of the Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing has confirmed that the the province will miss its own deadline

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Canadians, especially women,
caught in time crunch between work, family, personal needs

By Michael Shapcott
June 15, 2010
Canadians, especially women, are caught in a time crunch and the trend has been getting worse over the past 15 years, says a new report by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW), Caught in the Time Crunch: Time Use, Leisure and Culture in Canada.
- includes highlights of the report

The report:

Caught in the Time Crunch: Time Use, Leisure and Culture in Canada (PDF - 1.3MB, 38 pages)
June 15, 2010
This report that follows presents a summary and highlights of research studies in two inter-related quality of life categories:
• Time Use; and
• Leisure and Culture.
Source:
Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW)
The CIW provides unique insights into the quality of life of Canadians – overall, and in specific areas that matter: our standard of living, our health, the quality of our environment, our education and skill levels, the way we use our time, the vitality of our communities, our participation in the democratic process, and the state of our leisure and culture.

Other CIW Reports

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Latest CMHC numbers confirm low,
moderate-income renters priced out of private rental markets

By Michael Shapcott
June 15, 2010
Low and moderate-income households continue to be priced out of Canada’s private rental markets as average rents continue their relentless two-decade rise many times faster than renter household incomes, according to the latest figures released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Canada’s national housing agency. Research from the Wellesley Institute and others draws a clear set of links between good quality, affordable housing and good health.

Rental Market Report (PDF - 371K, 8 pages)
Spring 2010
Source:
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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Michael Shapcott is a regular writer in the Wellesley Institute Blog from the Wellesley Institute .

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

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

5. Ontario's Social Assistance Review Advisory Council releases its final report - June 14

Ontario should adopt bold vision for welfare reform
Government panel says radical reform needed to meet Ontario’s changing economic needs
By Laurie Monsebraaten
June 14, 2010
Ontario should adopt a bold vision for welfare reform that includes new income supports and services for all low-income residents, says a government-appointed panel in a report being released Monday. “We are currently investing billions into federal and provincial programs that too often trap people in poverty and fail to offer alternatives to social assistance,” said Gail Nyberg of the Daily Bread Food Bank who chaired the panel of anti-poverty experts. (...) Social Services Minister Madeleine Meilleur appointed the panel last December to advise the government on the scope and terms of reference for a review of social assistance, promised in 2008 as part of the Liberals’ anti-poverty strategy.
Source:
The Toronto Star

Read the report:

Recommendations for an Ontario Income Security Review:
Report of the Ontario Social Assistance Review Advisory Council

May 2010
HTML version - table of contents + links to individual sections of the report
PDF version (300K, 33 pages)

Executive summary
(...) The Social Assistance Review Advisory Council concludes that Ontario does not need a review solely of social assistance – it needs a comprehensive review of Ontario’s income security system. Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program represent 23 percent of all provincial and federal income security program spending that serves working-age adult Ontarians. Social assistance is but one piece of a patchwork of income security, employment and social supports.

Social Assistance Review Advisory Council (SARAC)
SARAC as created by the government of Ontario to recommend a scope and terms of reference for a review of Ontario's social assistance system. The Ontario government committed to conducting a social assistance review as part of its Poverty Reduction Strategy.
[
Social Assistance Advisory Council Members - biographical notes ]

Source:
Ministry of Community and Social Services

See also:

Letters from Community and Social Services Minister Madeleine Meilleur
to the Chair of the Social Assistance Review Advisory Council:
* June 10, 2010 (PDF - 22K, 2 pages)
* March 26, 2010 (PDF - 42K, 1 page)

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Version française:

Rapport du conseil consultatif d'examen de l'aide sociale de l'Ontario
Recommandations en vue de l'examen du système de sécurité du revenu de l'Ontario

Mai 2010
Version HTML - table des matières et liens vers les fichiers pour chaque section du rapport
Version PDF (231Ko., 39 pages)
Sommaire du rapport
(...) Le Conseil consultatif d’examen de l’aide sociale conclut que l’Ontario ne devrait pas se borner à étudier l’aide sociale mais devrait plutôt procéder à un examen exhaustif du système provincial de sécurité du revenu. Le programme Ontario au travail et le Programme ontarien de soutien aux personnes handicapées représentent 23 % de l’ensemble des charges de programmes provinciales et fédérales au titre de la sécurité du revenu visant les Ontariennes et les Ontariens en âge de travailler. L’aide sociale n’est que l’un des morceaux de la mosaïque formée par les mécanismes de sécurité du revenu, d’aide à l’emploi et de soutien social.
Source:
Conseil consultatif d’examen de l’aide sociale
[ Notes biographique au sujet des membres du conseil ]

Source:
Ministère des Services sociaux et communautaires

Voir également:

Lettres de la ministre des Services sociaux et communautaires adressées à
la présidente du conseil consultatif d'examen de l'aide sociale de l'Ontario:

* lettre du 10 juin 2010 (PDF - 22Ko., 2 pages)
* lettre du 26 mars 2010 (PDF - 42Ko., 1 page)

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- Go to the Provincial and Territorial Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm
(Click the Ontario link on that page for a large collection of links to relevant resources)

- Go to the Ontario Government Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk.htm

- Go to the Key Provincial/Territorial Welfare Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/welfare.htm

6. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Employment Insurance, April 2010 - June 18
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Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, April 2010 - June 18
--- Leading indicators, May 2010 - June 18
--- Aboriginal Language Indicators for Inuit, Métis and Off-reserve First Nations Children in Canada, 2006
- June 18
--- The Early Learning Experiences of Inuit, Métis and Off-reserve First Nations Children in Canada, 2006
- June 18
--- Income of Canadians, 2008 - June 17
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Canadian Social Trends Number 89 & 90 - June 16
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Estimates of Human Capital in Canada: The Lifetime Income Approach - June 16
--- Canadian Community Health Survey, 2009 - June 15
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, first quarter 2010 - June 15
--- Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, June 2010 -
June 15
--- Police-reported hate crimes, 2008 - June 14
--- Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program - June 15

Selected content from
The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

June 18, 2010
Employment Insurance, April 2010
In April, 667,400 people received regular Employment Insurance benefits, virtually unchanged from the previous month. The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits has declined by 161,900 since the peak of 829,300 reached in June 2009, a drop of 19.5%.

- includes three tables:
* Employment Insurance: Statistics by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by age group, sex, province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular benefits by census metropolitan areas

June 18, 2010
Employment Insurance Statistics Maps, April 2010
- change in number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in the last 12 months, by Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations.

Related subjects
o Labour
o Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
o Non-wage benefits

[ earlier editions of this report ]

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June 18, 2010
Leading indicators, May 2010
The composite leading index rose by 0.9% in May, about equal to its average increase over the past year. However, the upturn in the index a year ago was led by housing and the stock market. These components have stopped contributing to growth, replaced instead by the manufacturing components. The US leading indicator has been a consistent source of growth over the past year. The housing index fell 1.2%, its first decline since April 2009.

Related subjects:
* Economic accounts
* Leading indicators

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June 18, 2010
Population Projections for Canada, Provinces and Territories 2009 to 2036
1. Acknowledgements
2. Preface
3. Highlights
According to selected scenarios, there would be between 40.1 and 47.7 million people in Canada by 2036 and between 43.0 and 63.8 million by 2061, in comparison to 33.7 million in 2009. According to the medium-growth scenario, the Canadian population would reach 43.8 million by 2036 and 52.6 million by 2061.
4. Introduction
5. Sections
6. Tables
7. Charts
8. Data quality, concepts and methodology
9. User information
10. Related products
11. PDF version (3.4MB, 248 pages)

[ earlier editions of this report ]

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Related link:

May 26, 2010
Population projections: Canada, the provinces and territories, 2009 to 2036
All growth scenarios considered, Canada's population could exceed 40 million by 2036. The ageing of the population is projected to accelerate rapidly, as the entire baby boom generation turns 65 during this period. The number of senior citizens could more than double, outnumbering children for the first time.
- includes a table:
Observed (2009) and projected (2036) population according to three scenarios, Canada, provinces and territories

Related subjects:
* Population and demography
* Population aging
* Population estimates and projections

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June 18, 2010
* Aboriginal Language Indicators for Inuit, Métis and Off-reserve First Nations Children in Canada, 2006
* The Early Learning Experiences of Inuit, Métis and Off-reserve First Nations Children in Canada, 2006

[Click "View" for the current edition; click "Chronological index" for earlier editions.]

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June 17, 2010
Income of Canadians, 2008
This report contains analysis, charts and time series at the Canada, province and some census metropolitan area level. To provide a more complete picture of low income, the report includes analysis using three complementary low income lines: the low income cut-offs, the low income measures and the market basket measure (MBM). The first two were developed by Statistics Canada; the MBM is based on concepts developed by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
- includes three tables:
----- Selected income concepts by main family types, 2007 and 2008
----- Selected income concepts for economic families of two persons or more by province, 2008 ith two persons or more.
----- Percentage of persons in low income (1992 base after-tax income low income cut-offs)

"Median after-tax income for families with two or more people, adjusted for inflation, was $63,900 in 2008, virtually unchanged from 2007. This followed four years of growth. For unattached individuals, after-tax income also remained unchanged, at $24,900. This was the first time in three years in which no significant change was observed." (Excerpt)

Related subjects
* Income, pensions, spending and wealth
* Household, family and personal income
* Low income and inequality

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June 16, 2010
Canadian Social Trends Number 90
June 8, 2010
Click this link to access any of the articles below.
* Migration from central to surrounding municipalities in Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver by Martin Turcotte and Mireille Vézina
* Making fathers “count” by Pascale Beaupré, Heather Dryburgh and Michael Wendt
* Foreign nationals working temporarily in Canada by Derrick Thomas
[ earlier issues of this report ]

June 16, 2010
Canadian Social Trends, Number 89 - Summer 2010
The Summer 2010 print edition of Canadian Social Trends, released today, includes seven articles and two fact sheets previously released in the online edition. Titles in this issue include:
[Click the link above to access any of the articles below.]
*** Retail and customer service in French looks at the prevalence of French-language knowledge among sales and service workers (salespersons, food servers, cashiers).
*** Caring for a parent who lives far away: The consequences profiles caregivers according to the distance they lived from the care receiving parent.
*** The Census and the evolution of gender roles in early 20th century Canada examines some of the ways in which gender roles changed over the first half of the 20th century.
*** Social fact sheet provides data on demographics, health, education and religion for women and men.
*** Economic fact sheet provides data on the labour market, hourly wages, pension coverage and registered retirement savings plans for women and men.
*** Precautions taken to avoid victimization: A gender perspective explores how men and women aged 25 to 54 and living in census metropolitan areas differ in the precautions taken to avoid victimization.
*** Living with disability series: Life satisfaction of working-age women with disabilities identifies some of the elements that are associated with greater life satisfaction among women with disabilities aged 25 to 54.
*** An exploration of cultural activities of Métis in Canada explores various cultural activities of the Métis population.
*** A portrait of couples in mixed unions examines the socio-demographic characteristics of mixed union couples in Canada.

Related subjects:
* Society and community

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June 16, 2010
Estimates of Human Capital in Canada: The Lifetime Income Approach
by Wulong Gu and Ambrose Wong
Table of contents:
1. Acknowledgement
2. Abstract
3. Executive summary
4. Main article
5. Tables
6. Charts
7. Appendices
8. User information
9. PDF version (765K, 45 pages)

[ earlier reports in this series ]

June 15, 2010
Canadian Community Health Survey, 2009
According to new data from the Canadian Community Health Survey, one in seven or 4.1 million Canadians aged 12 and older suffered an activity-limiting injury in 2009. About 35% of these injuries occurred while taking part in sports or physical exercise, the most common type of injury-causing activity. The data also showed that among the 11.4 million people who reported bicycling, 46% said they never wore a helmet whenever they cycled in the last year.

June 15, 2010
Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, first quarter 2010
The labour productivity of Canadian businesses rose 0.7% in the first quarter, after increasing 1.2% in the fourth quarter of 2009.

June 15, 2010
Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, June 2010
The June 2010 issue of Statistics Canada's free online publication Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada contains one article: Completion and Discontinuation Rates of Registered Apprentices: Does Program Duration Matter?
Click the above link to access this article.

June 14, 2010
Police-reported hate crimes, 2008
Police services in Canada reported 1,036 hate crimes in 2008, up 35% from 2007. Just over half (55%) were motivated by race or ethnicity, 26% by religion and 16% by sexual orientation.

Related subjects:
* Crime and justice
* Crimes and offences
* Victims and victimization

June 15, 2010
Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program
The Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP) draws from a wide variety of data sources to provide information on the school-age population, elementary, secondary and postsecondary education, transitions, and labour market outcomes. PCEIP products include tables and charts, fact sheets, reports and a methodological handbook. They present indicators for all of Canada, the provinces, the territories, as well as selected international comparisons and comparisons over time.
[Click View to read the latest edition of this report; click Chronological index for earlier editions]

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The Daily Archives
- select a month and click on a date for that day's Daily

Source:
The Daily
[Statistics Canada]

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

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

7. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - June 20

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

June 20, 2010

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

Caught in the time crunch: Time use, leisure and culture in Canada
16 Jun 10
- Report from the Canadian Index of Wellbeing finds Canadians, especially women, are caught in a time crunch; recommends "meeting the needs of modern families through family friendly social policies".

Full-day early learning kindergarten program for four- and five-year-olds: A reference guide for educators
16 Jun 10
- Companion document to Ontario's draft curriculum, this reference guide is designed to facilitate discussions among principals, teachers and ECEs on the implementation of the full-day early learning program.

LEAF 25th anniversary timeline
16 Jun 10
- To mark its 25th anniversary, the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund has created a timeline that follows women's struggles, successes and advancement in Canada.

New Democrats introduce bold poverty elimination strategy with federal mandate
16 Jun 10
- NDP's Tony Martin introduces An Act to Eliminate Poverty, legislation that sets out a comprehensive, national poverty elimination strategy.

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.]

· Canadians, particularly women, caught in time crunch
[CA] 15 Jun 10

· All-day kindergarten a hit, but extended programs prove less popular
[CA-ON] 15 Jun 10

· Some all-day kindergarten in jeopardy, Peel board warns
[CA-ON] 15 Jun 10

· B.C. schools to see $140M building boom
[CA-BC] 15 Jun 10

· Ontario reveals schools that will receive second wave of all-day kindergarten
[CA-ON] 14 Jun 10

· In Sweden, men can have it all
[SE] 9 Jun 10

· New day care to serve SIAST needs
[CA-SK] 31 May 10

more CC IN THE NEWS »

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Links to child care
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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

8. 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:

June 18
Children’s Health Insurance Coverage
Early success makes finding uninsured children tougher
Young canvassers part of nationwide health care drive

June 17
Medicaid and Dental Care for Children
Low-income children still short on good dental care
Rates of Family Homelessness in the US

June 16
More families are homeless and on the streets
State Budgets and Medicaid Costs
Extension of Jobless Benefits
Jobless benefits extension stalls in Senate

June 15
Families in homeless shelters increased 7% in ‘09
Medicaid money caught in political tug-of-war between states, Washington
National Health Insurance - Rwanda
Exhaustion of Unemployment Benefits

June 14
A dirt-poor nation, with a health plan (Rwanda)
The unemployed held hostage
State Medicaid Programs - Nebraska, Kentucky
Cellular Phone Service and the Poor
Welfare Reform - Ontario, Canada

June 13
Advocates for low income, disabled fear new Medicaid rules

June 12
Medicaid stop-smoking program gets $1.5 million in budget (Kentucky)

June 11
State Budgets and Medicaid Costs
US High School Graduation Rate
Child Poverty - Arkansas
School Universal Feeding Program - Philadelphia, PA

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Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to dispatches back to June 2006

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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

9. Australian Policy Online - recent content

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
appear in a dark box in the top right-hand corner of each page.

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Most viewed this week on APO:

1. Garma Festival 2009 key forum address
2. Who will benefit from the 1 July 2010 tax cuts?
3. Evaluation of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program
4. Income management and the rights of Indigenous Australians to equity
5. Trends in media use by children and young people

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

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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

Most viewed this week:

1. Who will benefit from the 1 July 2010 tax cuts?
2. Evaluation of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program
3. Income management and the rights of Indigenous Australians to equity
4. Trends in media use by children and young people
5. Growing up networked

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

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

10. CRINMAIL
(Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

From the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)

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

16 June 2010, issue 1179
In this issue:
Editorial: An inquiry into trafficking and children's rights
Latest news and reports:
- Committee on the Rights of the Child - latest recommendations
- Iran to review juvenile executions
- Battling violence against women and girls
- Kyrgyzstan: UN experts call for restraint and dialogue
- Day of the African Child: budgeting for children's rights
- CRIN in Russian
- Coming up: UPR deadlines
- 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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A Rose by Any Other Name...

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From The Washington Post:

Winning submissions to its yearly contest,
in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.
 
And the winners are:
 
 1. Coffee, n.. The person upon whom one coughs.
 
 2. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.
 
 3. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
 
 4 esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.
 
 5. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent.
 
 6.. Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.
 
 7. Lymph, v.. To walk with a lisp.
 
 8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.
 
 9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.
 
 10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.
 
 11. Testicle, n. A humorous question on an exam.
 
 12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
 
 13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist.
 
 14. Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
 
 15. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
 
 16. Circumvent, n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men

Source:
Like it says at the top of this section...


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And, in closing...

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Explore all of the National Film Board's online films:
http://www.nfb.ca/explore-by/title

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Faceoff between Google and Bing search engines
http://www.bingandgoogle.com/


Bing
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17 Things worth knowing about your cat
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/cat_know


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