Canadian Social Research Newsletter
October 20, 2013

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 2,660 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. Homelessness Policy : A Presentation (Nick Falvo in the Progressive Economics Blog) - October 18
2. Harper Government™ tables Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Implement Remaining Tax Measures From Economic Action Plan 2013 and Other Previously Announced Tax Measures - October 18
3. [Ontario]
Income Security Advocacy Centre Submission on the Minimum Wage - October 18
4. [Ontario]
Income Security Advocacy Centre Submission on Ontario's Next Five-Year Poverty Reduction Strategy - October 4
5. Better daycare for $7/day: One province's solution for Canada (Globe and Mail) - October 18
6. Welfare Incomes Crowdfunding Campaign Update: October 20 (Caledon Institute of Social Policy)
7. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (United Nations) - October 17
8. World Food Day (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) - October 16
9. Speech from the Throne : October 16
--- Full text of the Speech (National Post)
--- Seven of the Dumbest Things Said During the Throne Speech
(ShitHarperDid.com)
--- Hard on Families, Light on Crime: Some Thoughts on the Throne Speech (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
--- Six themes highlighted in the 2013 federal throne speech

10. National Conference on Ending Homelessness, October 28 to October 30, 2013 (Ottawa) - (Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness)
11. Canada faces a 'crisis' on aboriginal reserves: UN investigator (CTV News) - October 15
12. Vital Signs reports for 2013 (Community Foundations of Canada) - October 2013
13.
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, September 2013 - October 18
--- The General Social Survey: An Overview - October 18
--- Health Reports - October 2013 issue - October 16
--- Study: Research and development of Canadian non-profit organizations, 2013 - October 15

14. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

15. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
16. 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. Homelessness Policy : A Presentation - October 18
(Nick Falvo in
the Progressive Economics Blog)

Homelessness Policy (Powerpoint presentation (7MB, 53 slides)
http://www.homelesshub.ca/ResourceFiles/Falvo_Homelessness_7oct2013.ppt
By
Nick Falvo
October 18, 2013
This afternoon, I gave a presentation on public policy responding to homelessness in Canada, with a focus on the past decade. I gave the presentation at this year’s annual conference of the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association [ http://www.onpha.on.ca/ ]..

Points I made in the presentation include the following:
[ http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2013/10/18/homelessness-policy/ ]
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Once inflation is accounted for, the current annual value of federal funding for homelessness programming has eroded to roughly 36% of its original value in 1999.
* In recent years, it has become trendy for senior levels of government in Canada to espouse the ‘housing first’ philosophy when it comes to responding to homelessness.
* I would argue that, because senior levels of government are not providing permanent housing to all homeless persons who require it, emergency shelters in Canada are often very crowded.
* With Canada’s aging population, homelessness amongst seniors appears to be rising.
* Within the next six months, it is likely that final results of a major homelessness study [ http://goo.gl/1AZHgc] will be released.
(...)

Source:
Progressive Economics Blog
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/relentless/

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

2. Harper Government™ tables Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Implement Remaining Tax Measures From Economic Action Plan 2013 and Other Previously Announced Tax Measures - October 18

Minister Aglukkaq Tables Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Implement Remaining Tax Measures From Economic Action Plan 2013 and Other Previously Announced Tax Measures
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n13/13-136-eng.asp
News Release
October 18, 2013
The Notice of Ways and Means Motion includes:
* Supporting Jobs and Growth
* Improving Tax Fairness

Notice of Ways and Means Motion to amend the Income Tax Act,
the Excise Tax Act and Other Legislation and Explanatory Notes

http://www.fin.gc.ca/drleg-apl/nwmm-amvm-1013-eng.asp

Source:
Finance Canada

http://www.fin.gc.ca/

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- Go to the 2013 Canadian Government Budgets Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/budgets_2013.htm

- Go to Canada’s Economic Action Plan Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/economic_action_plan.htm

3. [Ontario] Income Security Advocacy Centre Submission on the Minimum Wage - October 18, 2013

Ontario

Income Security Advocacy Centre
Submission on the Minimum Wage
http://goo.gl/v3LkIv

Advisory Panel to report to government in December
The Ontario government appointed a Minimum Wage Advisory Panel in June 2013 to give advice on how to set the minimum wage. Although ISAC mainly works on social assistance issues, the minimum wage is an important part of ensuring income security for Ontarians and their families. So we wanted to give the Panel our perspective on this issue.

Our submission:
* Supports the 25in5 Network's proposal that the minimum wage should be set at a level that lifts minimum-wage workers out of poverty, adjusted annually for inflation, and reviewed periodically by an independent body;
* Supports the call from the Raise the Minimum Wage Campaign to immediately raise the minimum wage to $14 / hour;
* Calls on the Panel to bring forward recommendations to government to extend minimum wage protections to workers who are currently exempt; and,
* Calls on the Panel to bring forward recommendations to highlight the role of other employment and labour market policies that would help ensure that jobs provide the income security and stability that Ontarians require.

The minimum wage can help ensure income security, but it can also help reduce poverty and income inequality, and help close the gap between the wages of racialized and non-racialized workers, men and women, and recent immigrants and longer-term residents.

Our submission (Microsoft Word file - 100K, 2 pages):
http://www.incomesecurity.org/documents/ISACsubmissiontoMinimumWageAdvisoryPanel-17Oct2013.doc

Read more about the Minimum Wage Advisory Panel:
https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/advisorypanel.php

Source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre
http://www.incomesecurity.org/
The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) is a community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. We have a provincial mandate to improve the income security of people living in Ontario through test case litigation, policy development, advocacy and community organizing..

See also:

ISAC's Social Assistance Review Website:
http://sareview.ca/

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- Go to the Ontario Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty_ontario.htm

- Go to the Ontario Social Assistance Review Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/on_sa_review.htm

4. [Ontario] Income Security Advocacy Centre Submission on Ontario's Next Five-Year Poverty Reduction Strategy - October 4

Submission to Minister Piruzza on
Ontario's Next Five-Year Poverty Reduction Strategy
(Microsoft Word file - 140K, 8 pages):
http://www.incomesecurity.org/documents/ISACSubmissiononpovertyreduction-Oct2013.doc
October 4, 2013
(...)
We appreciate the government's commitment to poverty reduction and the important progress on reducing child poverty that has been made to date. This next five-year period is a critical opportunity for government to continue to make progress, to expand the focus of poverty reduction beyond children, and to be more strategic in its approach. We hope that our recommendations will assist in achieving these objectives.

Source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre
http://www.incomesecurity.org/

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- Go to the Ontario Social Assistance Review Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/on_sa_review.htm

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- Go to the Ontario Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty_ontario.htm

5. Better daycare for $7/day: One province's solution for Canada - October 18
(Globe and Mail)

Better daycare for $7/day: One province's solution for Canada
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/the-one-province-that-gets-daycare-right-in-canada-think-7-a-day/article14933862/
By Erin Anderssen andf Kim Mackrael
October 18, 2013
(...)
The kids [in Quebec's publicly subsidized daycare centres] come from a range of backgrounds. Some spots have been reserved for low-income families, others are used by professional parents who live in high-end condos popping up in the area or more affluent neighbourhoods nearby.

All of them pay the same rate for full-time care: $7 a day.
That’s the envy of parents just about everywhere else in Canada, who shell out as much as $2,000 a month... for care that amounts to babysitting in somebody’s basement.

More related to this story:
(Click the link above, then scroll down a few paragraphs for the links to the articles below)
* Your daycare stories: Nightmare costs, conflicting schedules, and inventive solutions
* Video: Lessons the rest of Canada should learn from PEI's daycare overhaul
* Raising children costs less than people believe, Fraser study says

Join the conversation on Twitter: follow @globelife and use the hashtag #globedaycare

178 comments about this article:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/the-one-province-that-gets-daycare-right-in-canada-think-7-a-day/article14933862/comments/

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NOTE : This is the first in a Globe six-part series about building a better daycare system in Canada.
We’ll examine just who is watching the kids, across the country and around the world.
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Vote: Should Canada have a universal daycare system?
http://m.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/vote-are-you-happy-with-the-state-of-childcare-in-canada/article14926139/

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

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- Go to the Québec Links (English) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qce.htm

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

6. Welfare Incomes Crowdfunding Campaign Update: October 19
(Caledon Institute of Social Policy)

Welfare Incomes
Crowdfunding Campaign Update:
October 20, 2013
The purpose of this campaign was to help raise funds for Welfare Incomes that had been published regularly since 1989 by the National Council of Welfare.

Target for this campaign : $20,000
Amount raised so far : $20,608 (103% of target)
Number of days left in this campaign : 0
Number of supporters : 258
[ Note : To see the list of contributors, click the link below and then, on the next page, click "Activity" near the top of the page. ]

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ANNOUNCEMENT:

Caledon Institute of Social Policy / Data Rescue
October 17, 2013
The Caledon Institute of Social Policy would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who contributed to our Data Rescue campaign to save the Welfare Incomes report. We are very pleased to announce that we exceeded our target of $20,000 with a total of $25,500 in donations to the crowdfunding campaign as well as cheques sent directly to the office.
We greatly appreciate not only your financial contributions but also your words of encouragement in support of our work. Welfare Incomes is alive and well and will be made available within the next few weeks. Thank you for helping us keep alive this vital source of national information.

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Saving Welfare Incomes : Caledon Institute of Social Policy
- info about the Welfare Incomes campaign (video and text).
https://www.giveffect.org/campaigns/159-data-rescue

Source:
Caledon Blog
http://www.caledoninst.org/Blog/

Caledon Institute of Social Policy
http://www.caledoninst.org/
Established in 1992, the Caledon Institute of Social Policy is a private, nonprofit organization with charitable status. It is supported primarily by the Maytree Foundation, located in Toronto. Caledon is an independent and critical voice that does not depend on government funding and is not affiliated with any political party.

Giveffect
https://www.giveffect.org/
A crowdfunding platform built for charities

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- Go to the National Council of Welfare links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ncw.htm

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

7. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - October 17
(United Nations)

From the
United Nations:

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 2013
http://www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/
17 October 2013
Theme for this year:
Working together towards a world without discrimination: Building on the experience and knowledge of people in extreme poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by Resolution 47/196 [http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/47/196], designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. Fighting poverty remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) [http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/] and the post-2015 development agenda [http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/beyond2015-news.shtml].

Secretary-General's Message for 2013
http://www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/2013/sgmessage2013.shtml
This year’s observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty comes as the international community is pursuing twin objectives: intensifying efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals, and formulating the next set of goals to guide our efforts after we reach the MDG target date of 2015.

Past Observances (back to 2000)
http://www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/past.shtml

Documents
http://www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/documents.shtml
- comprises the following items:
* Secretary-General’s reports
* General Assembly resolutions
* Economic and Social Council resolutions
* Human Rights Council Resolutions
* "Rethinking Poverty", 2010 Report on the World Social Situation

Additional Resources
http://www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/links.shtml
UN System
*
The United Nations and Development
* Department of Economic and Social Affairs
* Dag Hammarskjöld Library
* United Nations Bookshop
* UN Works
* Stand up Against Poverty
* Millennium Campaign
* Millennium Project
* International Movement ATD Fourth World
* Overcoming Extreme Poverty
Related Events
*
Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)
* Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty
* First UN Decade for the Eradication of Poverty
* International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Source:
United Nations

http://www.un.org/

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United Nations Millennium Campaign’s 2012 Annual Report
http://issuu.com/endpoverty2015/docs/af_annual_report_2012_issuu
The UN Millennium Campaign was established by the Secretary General in 2002. It supports and inspires people from around the world to take action for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

Millennium Development Goals
http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/
1. End Poverty and Hunger
2. Universal Education
3. Gender Equality
4. Child Health
5. Maternal Health
6. Combat HIV/AIDS
7. Environmental Sustainability
8. Global Partnership

Source:
End Poverty 2015 : UN Millennium Campaign

http://www.endpoverty2015.org/
The UN Millennium Campaign was established by the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in 2002 in order to support citizen participation in the achieving the Millennium Development Goals, adopted by 189 world leaders from rich and poor countries, as part of the Millennium Declaration which was signed in 2000.

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Canada and the
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 2013:

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From Dignity for All - the
campaign for a poverty free Canada:

Take Time on October 17th to Think Beyond Food Banks
http://www.dignityforall.ca/en/take-time-october-17th-think-beyond-food-banks
By Megan Yarema
September 19th, 2013
3.8 million people in Canada cannot access the food they need. Close to 1 million people use food banks each month. Food banks are not a sufficient response. Surely we can do better.
This year on October 17th, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we propose that people think beyond food banks to solutions that address the root causes of poverty.

The call for an national poverty elimination strategy:
On October 17, volunteers in a dozen Canadian cities will be handing out lunch bags to passers-by and politicians with the words “Chew on This” printed on the outside, and an apple and a postcard on the inside. The postcard will have stats/info about food insecurity and an option to sign and send it to parliament as a call for a national poverty elimination strategy. For more info about this campaign, click the link above.

Source:
Dignity for All : the campaign for a poverty free Canada
phttp://www.dignityforall.ca/
Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada, headed by Canada Without Poverty and Citizens for Public Justice, is a multi-year, non-partisan campaign supported by over 10,000 individuals and 600 local and national organizations calling for a comprehensive federal plan to eliminate poverty.

Canada Without Poverty
[http://www.cwp-csp.ca/]
Canada Without Poverty is a federally incorporated, non-partisan, not-for-profit and charitable organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty in Canada.

Citizens for Public Justice
[http://www.cpj.ca/]
Our mission is to promote public justice in Canada by shaping key public policy debates through research and analysis, publishing and public dialogue. CPJ encourages citizens, leaders in society and governments to support policies and practices which reflect God’s call for love, justice and stewardship.

Also from
Citizens for Public Justice:

Poverty Trends Highlights: Canada 2013
http://www.cpj.ca/en/poverty-trends-highlights-canada-2013-report
October 16, 2013
This latest installment in the Poverty Trends Scorecard provides a timely snapshot of poverty in Canada that identifies where things are improving and where they’re getting worse.
Some salient points from the highlights report:
* The most up-to-date numbers on poverty in Canada
* How far below the poverty line an average low-income family is living
* The lightning-fast rise of the number of poor single working-age adults in the last 30 years
* The precarious situation of lone-parent families
* A comparison of different poverty measures, including examples of regional poverty lines
* Specific recommendations for federal action to address these trends

Complete report:

Poverty Trends Highlights: Canada 2013 (PDF - 632K, 9 pages)
http://www.cpj.ca/files/docs/Poverty-Trends-Highlights-2013.pdf

Source:
Citizens for Public Justice
http://www.cpj.ca/

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- Go to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/october_17.htm

8. World Food Day- October 16
(United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

From the
United Nations
Food and Agriculture Organization:

Call for better food systems to fight hunger and malnutrition:
World Food Day observed in 150 countries
http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/202826/icode/

16 October 2013
News Article
Rome --- Better food systems are required in order to defeat hunger and malnutrition around the globe was the key message coming from the observance of World Food Day at FAO headquarters. (...) This year's observance takes place under the shadow of new hunger figures that show a total of 842 million people are chronically undernourished.

World Food Day
http://www.fao.org/getinvolved/worldfoodday/en/
16 October 2013
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations marks World Food Day each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945.
The focus of World Food Day in 2013 will be “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition.”
- includes links to the following 2013 resources:
* Poster
* Issues paper (see the link below)
* Photo gallery
* Video feature
* Video spot
* Video Message of the Director-General
* Audio
* Director-General's Op-Ed
* FAO headquarters events
* FAO headquarters Ceremony
* High-level seminar
* Photography

Issues Paper:
Healthy People Depend on Healthy Food Systems (PDF - 404K, 8 pages)
http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/getinvolved/images/WFD_issues_paper_2013_web_EN.pdf

Source:
United Nations
Food and Agriculture Organization

http://www.fao.org/home/en/

World Food Programme
http://www.wfp.org/
WFP is the food aid arm of the United Nations system. Food aid is one of the many instruments that can help to promote food security, which is defined as access of all people at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life.

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World Food Day Canada - October 16

Canadians want action on food in Throne Speech on World Food day
http://foodsecurecanada.org/resources-news/news-media/press-releases/canadians-want-action-food-throne-speech-world-food-day
Montreal
15 October 2013
Food Secure Canada (FSC) is calling on Stephen Harper and all other federal party leaders to mark World Food Day tomorrow by speaking up about Canada’s broken food system and what can be done to fix it.

Source:
Food Secure Canada
http://foodsecurecanada.org/
Food Secure Canada is a national membership-based organization concerned with zero hunger, safe and healthy food and sustainable food systems.

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British Columbia

Opinion: A "B.C. Right to Food Day?"
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Opinion+right+food/9039636/story.html
By Graham Riches
October 15, 2013
(...)
The fact that 80 per cent of B.C.’s 96,000 food bank users receive EI, social assistance, disability benefits or pensions is evidence of the lack of food access created by the failure of public policy and our broken social safety net.
(...)
B.C.’s primary response to these failures of public policy has been food charity and food drives. Yet the compassion and generosity of British Columbians in their 30 years of support for food banking has proved unequal to the task. What is to be done?
(...)
An annual BC Right to Food Day would be an invitation to an informed public conversation about the about the right to food and its implications for public policy and the role of community organizations in addressing widespread hunger and food insecurity in our province.

[ Graham Riches is Emeritus Professor of Social Work, UBC, and Research Associate, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-B.C ]

Source:
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/

Related links:

The Cost of Eating in British Columbia, 2011 (PDF - 4.7MB, 16 pages)
http://goo.gl/U7CGh
February 2012
Ensuring that individuals and families are food secure is more than addressing the immediate need to feed our hungry citizens. The solution rests in addressing the underlying factors that cause food insecurity, specifically poverty and the food system.
Recommendations for change outlined in this report:
1. Establish a provincial poverty reduction strategy
2. Build affordable housing
3. Update income assistance to reflect the cost of living
4. Enact a living wage policy
5. Work toward sustainable food systems that no longer require food banks

Source:
Dietitians of Canada
http://www.dietitians.ca/

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British Columbia

October 16, 2013
Second Annual Welfare Food Challenge: Hungry for a Welfare Raise
http://welfarefoodchallenge.org/
The Welfare Food Challenge will start on Wednesday, October 16, World Food Day. We are inviting British Columbians to eat only what they can purchase based on what welfare recipients receive for one week (October 16 to October 22). Welfare Food Challenge participants will be expected to live on only the food they can purchase with $26 dollars.

October 2012:
First Annual Welfare Food Challenge:
Comments and observations by participants
at the end of the First Welfare Food Challenge

http://welfarefoodchallenge.org/2012/10/24/welfare-food-challenge-ends/

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From the
BC Office of the

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA):

My welfare food challenge: Day 1
http://www.policynote.ca/my-welfare-food-challenge-day-1/
October 16, 2013
By Seth Klein, Director of the BC Office of CCPA
I’ve had a very fortunate and privileged life, and so I figured it was high time I tried to experience a little bit of what life on welfare is actually like, even if only symbolically; to see first-hand just how hard it is to eat a reasonable diet on the amount of money someone on basic social assistance in BC receives.
- includes a breakdown of the welfare cheque payable to, and the living costs of, a single able-bodied person, to show how the figure of $26 is left over for food
- also includes a detailed account of how Seth spent his $26 as frugally as possible, and he includes photos of his week's groceries.

Watch http://www.policynote.ca/ for regular updates from Seth during his week of living on a food budget of $26.
[Spoiler : "Day 2, and I've already broken the rules."]

Source:
BC Office
[ http://www.policyalternatives.ca/offices/bc ]
of the
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
[ http://www.policyalternatives.ca/ ]

Source of the
Welfare Food Challenge:
Raise the Rates
http://raisetherates.org/
Raise the Rates is a coalition of community groups and organizations concerned with the level of poverty and homelessness in British Columbia.

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Also from
Raise the Rates:

"About a month ago a coalition of some of BC’s leading antipoverty, food, health and social policy organizations invited the CBC to host a day of discussion around the theme of a BC ‘Right to Food Day’ to coincide with this year’s World Food Day. Unfortunately the CBC declined this invitation to be part of a public discussion."

Raise the Rates Letter to the CBC (small PDF file):
http://raisetherates.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/lettertocbc.pdf
August 29,2013

Reply from the CBC (small PDF file)
http://raisetherates.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/cbcreply.pdf
September 13, 2013

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

9. Speech from the Throne : October 16
--- Full text of the Speech (National Post)
--- Seven of the Dumbest Things Said During the Throne Speech
(ShitHarperDid.com)
--- Hard on Families, Light on Crime: Some Thoughts on the Throne Speech (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
--- Six themes highlighted in the 2013 federal throne speech

The full text of Governor General
David Johnston’s Speech from the Throne
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/10/16/full-text-of-the-speech-from-the-throne-oct-16-2013/
October 16, 2013
Source:
National Post

http://www.nationalpost.com/

COMMENT : The word "poverty" appears once in the Throne Speech
(about halfway through the text and into my third coffee to stay awake), as follows:

"Canadian families expect safe and healthy communities in which to raise their children. They want to address poverty and other persistent social problems, access safe and reliable infrastructure, and enjoy a clean and healthy environment."

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Seven of the Dumbest Things Said During the Throne Speech
http://www.shd.ca/nice-try-steve

Excerpt #1:
"Our Safe Foods for Canadians Act was a significant milestone in strengthening Canada's world-class food safety system."
REALITY: Meat inspections are getting rarer.
SPRING 2008 - Harper Conservatives change rules to allow corporations to do their own inspections.
FALL 2008 - The largest food recall in Canadian history. 23 people die from Maple Leaf lunch meat listeria outbreak.
SPRING 2012 - Conservatives fire 100 CFIA food inspectors.
FALL 2012 - The Alberta XL scandal is the largest beef recall in Canadian history.
SPRING 2013 - Conservatives move ahead with $56 million in cuts to CFIA including 200 more layoffs.

Excerpt #2:
"The Government will propose changes to Canada's election laws to uphold the integrity of our voting system."
(... letting people who routinely cheat election laws be in charge of improving election laws.)
REALITY:
* The Head of Elections Canada recently said: "We shouldn't have to wait three elections to find out whether there was cheating or not."
* The Conservatives were found guilty of breaking election laws in 2006 after years in the courts. They are currently under investigation for election fraud relating to the 2011 election

Click the link above for five more of the dumbest things said during the Throne Speech.

Source:
Shit Harper Did
http://www.shd.ca/

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Hard on Families, Light on Crime: Some Thoughts on the Throne Speech
http://behindthenumbers.ca/2013/10/17/hard-on-families-light-on-crime-some-thoughts-on-the-throne-speech/
October 17, 2013
By Kate McInturff
The Throne Speech had a lot to say about Canadian families. The Government promised to make “the right choices” for Canadian families. Just like the choices it has made so far. The Government promised safety and security for Canadian families. Not to mention lower cable bills.

How do those promises measure up against reality?

First, let’s be clear about which Canadian family we are talking about. The Throne Speech, like the 2013 Federal Budget, claimed that the “average family” was now saving an additional $3220 in taxes as a result of specific tax measure introduced in the past 5 years. Measures like the reduction in GST and new child tax credits. However, the Government’s math on this one is a little tricky. So is their definition of “average.”
(...)

Behind the numbers
http://behindthenumbers.ca/

Behind the Numbers is a blog of the
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
[ http://www.policyalternatives.ca/ ]

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Six themes highlighted in the 2013 federal throne speech
http://o.canada.com/news/1017-throne-highlights/
By Kirsten Smith
October 16, 2013

The six themes:
* jobs and the economy
* consumer issues
* crime and justice issues
* transportation
* Canadian values and history
* democracy

Source:
Canada.com
http://o.canada.com/

10. National Conference on Ending Homelessness, October 28 to October 30, 2013 (Ottawa)
(Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness)

Canada’s First National Conference on Ending Homelessness, October 28 to October 30, 2013 (Ottawa)
http://www.caeh.ca/conference/

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness is pleased to present Canada’s first National Conference on Ending Homelessness, October 28 to October 30, 2013 at the Delta Ottawa City Centre.

Whether you are a policy maker, funder, researcher, advocate, community leader or a front line worker our jam packed conference program will arm you with the inspiration, information, tools and training you need to begin ending homelessness in your community.

Conference Program (PDF - 888K, 15 pages)
http://www.caeh.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Program-UPDATE-AUGUST-091.pdf

Registration is now open!
https://events.gobigevent.com/events-web-public/event/start/257

Source:
Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness
http://www.caeh.ca/

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

11. Canada faces a 'crisis' on aboriginal reserves: UN investigator - October 15
(CTV News)

Canada faces a 'crisis' on aboriginal reserves: UN investigator
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canada-faces-a-crisis-on-aboriginal-reserves-un-investigator-1.1497612
October 15
James Anaya, the UN’s special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, said Tuesday that one in five aboriginal Canadians lives in a home in need of serious repairs, and the suicide rate among youth on reserves is "alarming" at a rate five times greater than that of all Canadians.

Related Stories from CTV:
(Click the link above, then check the left margin for links to the following)
* UN investigator visits Manitoba reserve where some homes lack running water
* Protesters hold Idle No More rallies across Canada
* UN fact-finder arrives in Canada to survey concerns of Aboriginal Peoples

Source:
CTV News
http://www.ctvnews.ca/

Statement upon conclusion of the visit to Canada
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya

http://unsr.jamesanaya.org/statements/statement-upon-conclusion-of-the-visit-to-canada
15 October 2013
(...) From all I have learned, I can only conclude that Canada faces a crisis when it comes to the situation of indigenous peoples of the country. The well-being gap between aboriginal and non-aboriginal people in Canada has not narrowed over the last several years, treaty and aboriginals claims remain persistently unresolved, and overall there appear to be high levels of distrust among aboriginal peoples toward government at both the federal and provincial levels.
(...)
Aboriginal women are eight times more likely to be murdered than non-indigenous women and indigenous peoples face disproportionately high incarceration rates. For over a decade, the Auditor General has repeatedly highlighted significant funding disparities between on-reserve services and those available to other Canadians. The Canadian Human Rights Commission has consistently said that the conditions of aboriginal peoples make for the most serious human rights problem in Canada.

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Website of the
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples : James Anaya
http://unsr.jamesanaya.org/

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From the
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
:

UN launches first global partnership to advance rights of indigenous peoples (PDF - 108K, 2 pages) http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/indigenous/docs/PR_UNIPP_launch20May2011.pdf
May 20, 2011
NEW YORK – The first global UN interagency initiative to promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples was launched today on the occasion ofthe 10th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The initiative, called the United Nations-Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership (UNIPP), is a commitment to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and calls for its full realization through the mobilization of financial cooperation and technical assistance.

United Nations-Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership (UNIPP)
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IPeoples/Pages/UNIPPartnership.aspx

Indigenous peoples issues
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/indigenous/index.htm
Source:
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
http://www.ohchr.org/EN

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

12. Vital Signs reports for 2013- October 2013
(Community Foundations of Canada)

From
Community Foundations of Canada:

Vital Signs
http://www.vitalsignscanada.ca/
Vital Signs is a community check-up conducted by community foundations across Canada. Each Vital Signs report measures the vitality of its community in key areas, providing the community with critical information that can help set priorities and identify opportunities for action. Vital Signs was first started by the Toronto Community Foundation in 2001, after a group of civic leaders came up with a new way to engage their community in understanding and monitoring the health and vitality of Toronto on an ongoing basis. In 2006, Vital Signs became a national program and it continues to grow every year, both across Canada and internationally.
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TIP : On the home page (the link above), you'll find links to (1) the national report and (b) local reports, all going back to 2007, along with links to 13 Vital Signs reports from the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and Bosnia.

Indicators used in the report:
* Arts & culture * Belonging & engagement * Economy * Environmental sustainability * Health & Wellness * Housing * Learning * Safety * Sports & recreation * Standard of living * Transportation

National Report:

Fertile Ground: Sowing the seeds of change in Canada’s food system (PDF - 2.4MB, 28 pages)
http://www.vitalsignscanada.ca/files/report/nationalreports/2013_NationalReport_EN.pdf
October 2013

2013 Vital Signs receives media attention nationwide:
http://www.vitalsignscanada.ca/en/blog-375-vital-signs-receives-media-attention-nationwide
With 25 community foundations across Canada producing reports this year, Vital Signs received media attention from coast to coast.
===> links to 50 articles on the subject of 2013 Vital Signs, organized by province (incl. BC - AB - ON - NS - National - International)


Local reports:

http://www.vitalsignscanada.ca/en/localreports
- incl. links to each sponsoring community foundation and to the individual local Vital Signs reports
for all cities and regions whose names appear in this box.


Cities/regions covered in 2013 include:

* Abbotsford, B.C.
*
Burlington, ON
*
Calgary, AB
*
Cambridge, ON
*
Cape Breton, N.S.
*
Central Okanagan, B.C.
*
Edmonton, AB
*
Kingston, ON
* Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

*
Lunenburg, N.S.
*
Medicine Hat, AB
*
Mississauga, ON


*
North Okanagan, B.C.
*
Northwestern Alberta
*
Peterborough, ON - 2013
* Prince Edward County, ON
* Prince Edward Island
* South Okanagan, B.C.
* Sudbury, ON
* Temiskaming Shores, ON
* Toronto, ON
* Victoria, B.C.
* Waterloo Region, ON
* Windsor-Essex, ON
* Wolfville, N.S.

Source:
Community Foundations of Canada

http://www.cfc-fcc.ca/
The vitality of our communities, or community vitality, is something community foundations care about a great deal. Community vitality is the unique spirit that flourishes when people believe their community holds possibilities for everyone.

- Go to the Municipal Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/municipal.htm

13. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Consumer Price Index, September 2013 - October 18
--- The General Social Survey: An Overview
- October 18
--- Health Reports - October 2013 issue - October 16
--- Study: Research and development of Canadian non-profit organizations, 2013 -
October 15

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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October 18, 2013
Consumer Price Index, September 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/131018/dq131018a-eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 1.1% in the 12 months to September, matching the increase in August. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% in September, following a 0.1% increase in August.

Report:
The Consumer Price Index, September 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/62-001-x/62-001-x2013009-eng.htm

October 18, 2013
The General Social Survey: An Overview - Product main page
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=89F0115X&lang=eng
This document provides a comprehensive reference to the information available from the General Social Survey (GSS). It provides a description of the content of each of the 18 GSS cycles (e.g. time use, social support, education, the family), as well as background information, target population and collection methodology. A list of the products and services available from each cycle is also included.

NOTE : On the product main page, click "View" to see the latest edition of this survey; click "Chronological index" for links to four earlier editions of this survey overview (back to October 2001)

October 2013 edition of the survey overview:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89f0115x/89f0115x2013001-eng.htm

October 16, 2013
Health Reports - October 2013 issue

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/82-003-x2013010-eng.htm
The October 2013 issue of Health Reports contains two articles:
* Urinary incontinence and loneliness in Canadian seniors, by Pamela L. Ramage-Morin and Heather Gilmour
* Development of a population-based microsimulation model of physical activity in Canada, by Claude Nadeau et al

Related subject:

Health
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2966&id=2966&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

October 15, 2013
Study: Research and development of Canadian non-profit organizations, 2013 (intentions)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/131015/dq131015a-eng.htm
Private non-profit organizations in Canada anticipate spending $144 million to perform research and development (R&D) in 2013, up 15.2% from the $125 million forecast to be spent in 2012. In 2013, private non-profit organizations intend to perform almost all of their R&D activities, 97% or $139 million, in natural sciences and engineering, with the remaining $5 million in social sciences and humanities.

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.



Source:
The Daily

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


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.

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

14. 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

October 20, 2013
What's new online this week:

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

The $17.5 billion question: Has the Universal Child Care Benefit given families "choice in child care"?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/10/175-billion-question-has-universal-child-care-benefit-given
15 Oct 2013 | Canada
New BRIEFing NOTE concludes that the evidence shows that the UCCB has not created or improved "choice in child care" and that the funds-if used for regulated child care instead-could modestly fund 700,000 additional spaces for children each year.

Costly and unfair: Stephen Harper's income-splitting scheme
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/10/costly-and-unfair-stephen-harpers-income-splitting-scheme
15 Oct 2013 | Canada
Andrew Jackson and Jonathan Sas blog for the Broadbent Institute and argue that "the Conservative income-splitting proposal would see a massive reduction in federal tax revenue. If passed, it would limit Canada's ability to make important public investments and blinker our means to reform or re-imagine national social programs".

Investing in early learning and care to eliminate child and family poverty
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/10/investing-early-learning-and-care-eliminate-child-and-famil
15 Oct 2013 | Alberta
Report written by Dr. Chris Smith from the Muttart Foundation is part of a larger project, Poverty Costs 2.0: Investing in Albertans, produced by Vibrant Communities Calgary.

Making the case for making the case
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/10/making-case-making-case
15 Oct 2013 | Canada
Caledon commentary by Sherri Torjman argues that "No citizen in this country can afford to remain idle as Ottawa strips away our most important collective resource - publicly available information about who we are and the reforms required to ensure a good quality life for all Canadians. There is no better time than now to make this case".

Physical activity promotion in the preschool years: A critical period to intervene
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/10/physical-activity-promotion-preschool-years-critical-period
9 Oct 2013 | Canada
"The primary aim of this paper is to provide a rationale for the necessity of intervening with a physical activity intervention in the preschool years and why the daycare environment is amenable to such intervention".

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

Is federal child care benefit good use of tax dollars?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/10/federal-child-care-benefit-good-use-tax-dollars
15 Oct 2013 | Canada

Taking those vital big steps in childcare
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/10/taking-those-vital-big-steps-childcare
18 Oct 2013 | Australia and New Zealand

Preschool works, new analysis concludes
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/10/preschool-works-new-analysis-concludes
18 Oct 2013 | United States

Aboriginal child care centres ‘not sustainable’ in city under current rules
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/10/aboriginal-child-care-centres-%E2%80%98not-sustainable%E2%80%99-city-under-current-r
18 Oct 2013 | Ontario

Full-day kindergarten great, but there are growing pains, report finds
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/10/full-day-kindergarten-great-there-are-growing-pains-report-finds
18 Oct 2013 | Ontario

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):
I recently (Dec. 2012) discovered that my HTML editing software crashes when I try to 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

15. 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:

October 18, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/10/18/
Homelessness and Housing Assistance – Massachusetts
Foster Care System – Nebraska
Public Benefit Rules – Michigan (2 articles)

October 17, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/10/17/
Low-Income Students in Public Schools
State Minimum Wage – Arizona

October 16, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/10/16/
High School Dropout Age – Massachusetts
Low-Wage Workers and Public Assistance Programs (2 articles)

October 15, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/10/15/
States and the Affordable Care Act (5 articles)

October 14, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/10/14/
Students in Foster Care and Academic Achievement
US Poverty Rate
Social Security Benefits

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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

16. CRINMAIL (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.

The latest information on children's rights around the world:
CRINMAIL
http://www.crin.org/email/
CRIN publishes several email lists on children's rights issues in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. We also issue thematic editions on armed conflict, violence against children and strategic litigation. You can subscribe to any of these email lists and unsubscribe at any time.

CRINMAIL - Children's Rights Newsletter (weekly)

Here's the link to the latest issue of CRINMAIL:

16 October 2013 - CRINMAIL issue 1413
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4914
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Right to nationality
- Institutional child sexual abuse
- Consent to medical procedures
- Socio-economic rights
- Crackdown on online free speech China
- Armed conflict
- Abuse and exploitation of boys in Afghanistan
- Concluding observations of the CRC
Children's Rights Wiki: Spotlight on the Marshall Islands
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
- World news
- Reports
- Events
- Issues
- Law
- Advocacy
- Challenging breaches
- Take action
- Campaigns

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CRINMAIL Archive (earlier issues)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue, as in the above, back to 2009-2010

NOTE : The official CRINMAIL archive [ http://goo.gl/C0JNx ] --- does *not* include the table of contents for each issue as in the most recent issues above. Users must click on the link to each issue to see its contents, but the collection of links goes back much further (pre-2006).

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NOTE:
The CRINMAIL Children's Rights Newsletter is one of several weekly newsletters produced and distributed by CRIN.
See the complete list of newsletters:
http://www.crin.org/email/

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


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Productivity Secrets from
Some of History's Greatest Thinkers

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Want to get stuff done?
Try these productivity tips from some of the most influential minds in history.

1. Like many of us, Beethoven started his day by making coffee. He insisted on using 60 beans per cup.

2. Benjamin Franklin was "early to bed, early to rise," and in his later years, early to take it all off. Franklin's morning "air baths" consisted of reading and writing completely starkers for about an hour. Then he put his clothes on and got back to work.

3. Before Freud went into the office, he got a daily house call/beard trimming from his barber.

4. Agatha Christie never owned a desk. She wrote her 80 novels, 19 plays, and numerous other works wherever she could sit down.

5. Ernest Hemingway wrote standing up.

6. Truman Capote told The Paris Review, "I can't think unless I'm lying down." Neither could Proust.

7. When composer Igor Stravinsky felt blocked, he'd stand on his head to clear his mind.

8. Classical pianist Glenn Gould fasted on days he recorded music. He thought it made his mind sharper.

9. Stephen King writes every day of the year and aims for a goal of 2000 words each day. (It usually takes about five hours.)

10. Starting in 1950, Vladimir Nabokov wrote first drafts on index cards. This way, he could rearrange paragraphs and chapters with a quick shuffle. Once the author knew what order he wanted, his wife Vera typed them into one manuscript.

11. After dinner, Mark Twain read the day's writing aloud to his family to get their feedback.

12. Writer Jerzy Kosinski got eight hours of sleep each day, but he didn't get it all at once. He woke at 8 a.m. and then slept four hours in the afternoon. Then he woke again, continued working until the wee hours, and slept four more hours before starting the next day.

Source:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/52736/25-productivity-secrets-historys-greatest-thinkers
(Click for 13 more productivity secrets.)

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And, in closing...

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Top 10 Tools for a Free Online Education
http://lifehacker.com/5188342/top-10-tools-for-a-free-online-education

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Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Crafty (30 Pics)
http://www.dumpaday.com/genius-ideas-2/simple-ideas-that-are-borderline-crafty-30-pics/

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Are You Being Watched Through Your Webcam?
http://www.zonealarm.com/blog/2013/10/are-you-being-watched-through-your-webcam/

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Six reasons to hang onto your laptop
http://blogs.computerworld.com/mobilewireless/22758/6-reasons-hang-your-laptop

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Taimane: World's best ukulele player
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JX13LwnZss

 

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