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Canadian Social Research Newsletter
June 21, 2009

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 2045 subscribers.

Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes and a disclaimer.

IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian content

1. National Aboriginal Day - June 21
2. With Our Best Future in Mind: Implementing Early Learning in Ontario (Government of Ontario) - June 15
3. Finding Home: Policy Options for Addressing Homelessness in Canada
(The Homeless Hub) - June 18
4. [BC] Death Lurks in an Empty Cupboard : In Canada's poorest neighbourhood, bad diets hasten illness and death (The Tyee) - June 19
5. [BC] Downtown Eastside (DTES) rents through the roof says report (Carnegie Community Action Project) - June 18
6. [Ontario] ISAC Update (newsletter) (Income Security Advocacy Centre) - June 2009
7. Consolidated government investments in housing up across Canada
(Wellesley Institute) - June 16
8. New index to the testimony at the 2009 Parliamentary Committee study on the federal contribution to reducing poverty in Canada (Feb.- Jun. 2009) - June 15
9. Social Planning Toronto : 2009 Research Roundtable Proceedings
- June 14

10. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
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First Nations people: Selected findings of the 2006 Census - June 19
--- Consumer Price Index, May 2009 - June 18
--- Leading indicators, May 2009 - June 17
--- Government finance: Revenue, expenditure and surplus, fiscal year ending March 31, 2009 - June 16
11. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - June 21

International content

12. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
13. Bulletin N°181 - Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion (Paris) - June 15, 2009
14. Australian Policy Online
15. CRINMAIL - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

Have a great week!

Gilles

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Gilles Séguin

Canadian Social Research Links
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net


E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com


1. National Aboriginal Day - June 21

Statement – National Aboriginal Day
Celebrations Taking Place Across Canada on June 21

June 20, 2009
The following statement was released by the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians. “I invite all Canadians to experience the rich and diverse culture of Aboriginal people by participating in one of the many National Aboriginal Day celebrations taking place across the country on Sunday, June 21. (...)" National Aboriginal Day presents First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples an opportunity to demonstrate their rich heritage, cultural diversity and numerous contributions to the social fabric of Canada.

June 21 - Share in the Celebration!
On June 21st, Canadians from all walks of life are invited to participate in the many National Aboriginal Day events that will be taking place from coast to coast to coast. June 21st kick starts the 11 days of Celebrate Canada! which includes National Aboriginal Day (June 21), Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24), Multiculturalism Day (June 27) and concluding with Canada Day (July 1)!
- incl. links to : * Products and Resources * Media Kit * National Aboriginal Day History * Events * Strategic Alliance of Broadcasters for Aboriginal Reflection * National Aboriginal Day - HOT 89.9 FM Announcement * National Aboriginal Day - Our Voice, Our Culture, Our Community - Aboriginal Youth Video Project * National Aboriginal Day 2008 - Video

Source:
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Related links:

National Aboriginal Day
June 19, 2009
First proclaimed in 1996, National Aboriginal Day on June 21 is a day of celebration where all nations within Canada recognize the important contributions that the First Peoples (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) have made to Canada. The Canadian Union of Public Employees encourages all members to celebrate National Aboriginal Day around Sunday June 21. First Peoples and many of our locals across the country have events planned to celebrate this important day. While June 21 is a day of celebration, we must not forget that governments and the corporate interests they serve have not taken into consideration the deplorable conditions faced by First Peoples. This is different than CUPE’s approach or First Peoples themselves who care about serving their community and supporting their families.(...)
CUPE stands firm in our commitment to further First Peoples rights.
Source:
Canadian Union of Public Employees

CBC Aboriginal Website
CBC ABORIGINAL features current and archival content with accompanying history and background to topical issues. Content includes weekly news stories, art and culture insights, regional content, on-line polls and profiles of aboriginal personalities.

Aboriginal peoples in Canada
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Google Web Search Results : "Aboriginal Day, Canada"
Google News Search Results : "Aboriginal Day, Canada "
Google Blog Search Results : "Aboriginal Day, Canada "
Source:
Google.ca

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

2. With Our Best Future in Mind: Implementing Early Learning in Ontario - June 15
(Government of Ontario)

From the Government of Ontario:

Ontario Gets Roadmap For Early Learning
Report Gives Strategy To Introduce Full-Day Learning For Four- And Five-Year Olds
News Release
June 15, 2009
Ontario has received a comprehensive report on full-day learning for four- and five-year old children. Dr. Charles Pascal, the government's Early Learning Advisor, delivered his With Our Best Future In Mind report with 20 recommendations on how to improve education for children up to age 12.

With Our Best Future in Mind:
Implementing Early Learning in Ontario

Summary
Complete report:
PDF
(2.1MB, 68 pages)
HTML - table of contents + links to individual chapters of the report

Related links from the Toronto Star:

Opportunity to transform early learning in Ontario
Evidence supports Pascal's blueprint for an integrated approach for children under 6

June 16, 2009
Opinion
By Jim Grieve and Bill Hogarth
We know for certain that every dollar we invest in children before they are 6-years-old saves us up to $17 in social service costs. So why does Canada shamefully spend so little in support of its youngest and most vulnerable citizens? What will it take to change the status quo – to move from talk to action and make a difference for children, families and our communities?The good news is we finally have an opportunity to make that difference. A new report entitled With Our Best Future in Mind by Charles Pascal, early learning adviser to Premier Dalton McGuinty, presents a clear and powerful blueprint for Ontario. The report calls for sweeping, collaborative action to place early learning firmly on the public agenda for Ontario and the rest of Canada. With Our Best Future in Mind calls attention to the need to build on best practice and embed proven strategies uniformly toward a total transformation of our approach to early learning. The report proposes expanded Best Start Child and Family Centres and introduces early learning programs as the enhanced full-day model for 4- and 5-year-olds.
Source:
The Toronto Star

Early Learning : A Star special on a new vision for Ontario Children
- includes links to a number of articles on the report on early learning:
* `Seamless' program urged for kids (by Andrea Gordon) - June 16, 2009
* The case for full-day learning (by Kenyon Wallace) - June 16, 2009
* Can teachers, daycare staff play together? (by Laurie Monsebraaten) - June 16, 2009
* Not known which schools will get kindergarten program: Premier (by Rob Ferguson) - June 15, 2009
* Full-day learning starts next year (by Laurie Monsebraaten) - June 15, 2009
* Take over daycares, Ontario schools told (by Kristin Rushowy) - June 14, 2009
* Single system for child care encouraged Laurie Monsebraaten - November 4, 2008
*The people behind the report
Fraser Mustard, Charles Pascal and Lorna Weigand were all
instrumental in the Ontario plan to make elementary schools full-day hubs for 4- and 5-year olds

June 15, 2009

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

3. Finding Home: Policy Options for Addressing Homelessness in Canada - June 18
(The Homeless Hub)

Homelessness in Canada: New (free) e-book
June 18, 2009
By Michael Shapcott
Finding Home is a new (free) e-book on homelessness in Canada with 29 chapters (so far) on justice, Aboriginal people, immigrants and refugees, women, children and youth, health, and – of course – housing.
A section on housing rights is being planned. The e-book includes summaries of recently completed research reports as well as the best and most policy-relevant published articles from scholarly journals. The chapters have been edited to keep them at a length of 3,000 to 9,000 words and to ensure that they are accessible to a non-specialist audience. Each chapter is a separate dowloadable PDF. The e-book is organized into themes that represent specific groups of homeless people and issues that intersect with homelessness, along with a section on research issues. The book is designed to grow over time as new chapters are added. The book is published on the Homeless Hub.
Reviewed by:
Wellesley Institute Blog
[ Wellesley Institute ]

The Book:

Finding Home: Policy Options for Addressing Homelessness in Canada
"...an easily accessible collection of the best Canadian research and policy analysis on homelessness. The e-book will be permanently available on the Homeless Hub. The e-book includes summaries of recently completed research reports as well as the best and most policy-relevant published articles from scholarly journals. The chapters have been edited to keep them at a length of 3,000 to 9,000 words and to ensure that they are accessible to a non-specialist audience. Each chapter is a separate dowloadable PDF. The e-book is organized into themes that represent specific groups of homeless people and issues that intersect with homelessness, along with a section on research issues. The book is designed to grow over time as new chapters are added. This e-book project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
NOTE : scroll down past the intro for links to all 29 PDF files

Source (of the e-book):
Homeless Hub
Building on the success of the Canadian Conference on Homelessness (2005), the Homeless Hub was created to address the need for a single place to find homelessness information from across Canada. Launched in 2007, the Homeless Hub is a web-based research library and information center representing an innovative step forward in the use of technology to enhance knowledge mobilization and networking.
- incl. links to : Library - Topics - Education - Experiences - Gallery - Doing Research - Events - Networks - People

Homeless Hub Topics
(Click on topics to see sub-topics)
* Homelessness * Housing * Health * Mental Health * Substance Use & Addiction * Income, Employment & Education * Legal & Justice Issues * Population

Related links:

Canadian Homelessness Research Network
The Canadian Homelessness Research Network (CHRN) is dedicated to helping end homelessness by improving the impact of homelessness research on policy and practice.
- incl. links to :
* About CHRN * Objectives * Partners * Grants * Contact Us * Homeless Hub

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

4. [BC] Death Lurks in an Empty Cupboard : In Canada's poorest neighbourhood, bad diets hasten illness and death - June 19
(The Tyee)

June 19, 2009
Death Lurks in an Empty Cupboard
In Canada's poorest neighbourhood, bad diets hasten illness and death.
By Amy Juschka
June 19, 2009
[Editor's note: This is the second of two features on food security in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
Yesterday we visited the nutrition-conscious chef of the Carnegie Kitchen.]

Why, in a country as wealthy as Canada, are people going hungry? When Dr. Graham Riches first looked into the issue of "food insecurity" in the early 1980s, he was interested in that question. Nearly three decades later, Riches, emeritus professor of social work at the University of British Columbia, is still trying to find the answer. This much hasn't changed: For millions of low-income Canadians, finding -- and affording -- nutritious food is a daily battle. And more and more, charities are expected to meet the need.
Source:
TheTyee.ca

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

5. [BC] Downtown Eastside (DTES) rents through the roof says report - June 18
(Carnegie Community Action Project)

British Columbia

Downtown Eastside (DTES) rents through the roof says report
June 18, 2009
Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) marked the release of Still Losing Housing, their second annual Hotel Survey and Report for the DTES, by holding a press conference in front of the infamous Balmoral Hotel. (...) According to the report over 1,600 SROs are renting at $425 and over per month, despite welfare and disability rates averaging $375 per month in the DTES. That's a 44 per cent increase of rooms charging over $425, with some rates reaching as high as $800 per month.
Source:
Megaphone - Vancouver's Street Paper

The Report:

Still Losing Hotel Rooms: CCAP’s 2009 Hotel Survey and Report (PDF - 6MB, 20 pages)
By Wendy Pedersen and Jean Swanson

Carnegie Community Action Project
The Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) is a project of the board of the Carnegie Community Centre Association. CCAP works mostly on housing, income, and land use issues in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver so the DTES can remain a low income friendly community.

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

6. [Ontario] ISAC Update (newsletter) - June 2009
(Income Security Advocacy Centre)

Ontario:

New from the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC):

ISAC UPDATE - June 2009 issue (PDF - 264K, 4 pages)
- Newsletter
Table of contents:
* ISAC’s upcoming Forum: “Time For a Bold Review of Social Assistance”;
* Final arguments in the lead Special Diet Allowance case at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario;
* LIEN’s work on the new Low-Income Energy Affordability Program from the Ontario Energy Board;
* Advocacy around the start of another round of ODSP disability reviews;
* Unanimous support in the Legislature for poverty reduction legislation; and,
* The Ontario Child Benefit goes up to $92, but OW and ODSP take another hit.

Source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre

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

7. Consolidated government investments in housing up across Canada - June 16
(Wellesley Institute)

Consolidated government investments in housing up across Canada
June 16, 2009
By Michael Shapcott
Governments at the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels across Canada increased investments in housing by 10.4% in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009, as compared to the previous fiscal year, according to new figures released today by Statistics Canada as part of their government revenues and expenditures database. This brings consolidated government investments in housing to almost 1% of overall government spending – about the same level as the early 1990s before a massive round of federal and provincial spending cuts and downloading decimated most housing programs and triggered a nation-wide affordable housing crisis and homelessness disaster
Source:
Wellesley Institute Blog
[ Wellesley Institute ]

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

8. New index to the testimony at the 2009 Parliamentary Committee study on the federal contribution to reducing poverty in Canada (Feb.- Jun. 2009) - June 15

Canadian Social Research Links HUMA Committee links page - NEW!
Meetings of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills
and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities ("HUMA")
(40th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION)
(These sessions took place between February and June 2009)

The link above takes you to a new (June 15/09) Canadian Social Research Links page containing links to over three dozen meetings of the "HUMA" Committee along with a table of contents for all 38 transcripts for 2009 in the context of the Parliamentary study of the "Federal Contribution to Reducing Poverty in Canada". The 2009 HUMA Committee Meetings page from the Parliamentary Website doesn't include a guide or a table of contents, so it's not easy to find your way around. The HUMA meeting transcripts range from 25 to 50 pages if printed, and they all contain valuable information on poverty reduction and social programs in Canada. My new page also contains some links to the 2008 HUMA transcripts as well as information about how the HUMA Committee work fits in with other current and recent Parliamentary studies of poverty

Source:
Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills
and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

[ Parliament of Canada ]

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

9. Social Planning Toronto : 2009 Research Roundtable Proceedings - June 14

Ontario:

2009 Research Roundtable Proceedings
June 14, 2009
On Tuesday, March 3, Social Planning Toronto hosted its 2009 Research Roundtable: “Research for Social Change”. The event brought together more than 125 community-based, government and academic researchers, policy analysts and activists to share information on current research initiatives, discuss opportunities for collaboration, and exchange ideas for using research to advance social change and challenge poverty in Ontario. The Roundtable provided an opportunity to share perspectives on poverty-reduction research from our various vantage points – inside and outside of government – broadly focused around Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS).

Download the full proceedings (Microsoft Word format - 381K, 39 pages)

Source:
Social Planning Toronto
Social Planning Toronto is committed to independent social planning at the local and city-wide levels in order to improve the quality of life for all people in Toronto. It is committed to diversity, social and economic justice, and active citizen participation in all aspects of community life.

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

10. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
---
First Nations people: Selected findings of the 2006 Census - June 19
--- Consumer Price Index, May 2009 - June 18
--- Leading indicators, May 2009 - June 17
--- Government finance: Revenue, expenditure and surplus, fiscal year ending March 31, 2009 - June 16

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

June 19, 2009
First Nations people:
Selected findings of the 2006 Census

HTML
PDF
(125K, 8 pages)
by Linda Gionet
May 12, 2009
The article provides selected findings of the 2006 Census on the First Nations population. Overall, it highlights where First Nations people live, their demographic characteristics, their ability to speak an Aboriginal language, their postsecondary education, their employment situation, their income, and their housing conditions.
Source:
Canadian Social Trends

June 18, 2009
Consumer Price Index, May 2009
Consumer prices rose 0.1% in the 12 months to May 2009, down from the 0.4% increase in April. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.2% from April to May.
- includes four charts and three tables.
[ The Consumer Price Index, May 2009 (PDF - 522K, 67 pages)

June 17, 2009
Leading indicators, May 2009
The rate of decline of the leading indicator slowed markedly to 0.1% in May, the smallest of nine consecutive declines. The shift from a 0.9% drop in April to a 0.1% dip in May was the largest monthly change in the index in either direction since December 1965. The turnaround reflected a 2.6% increase in the unsmoothed index, equalling its largest monthly gain in 30 years.
Related subjects :
o Economic accounts
o Leading indicators

June 16, 2009
Government finance: Revenue, expenditure and surplus, fiscal year ending March 31, 2009
The consolidated surplus for all Canadian governments, including the two major pension plans, fell from $31.5 billion to $2.4 billion in current dollars between the fiscal years ending March 31, 2008 and March 31, 2009. The deterioration came as expenditures continued to increase while revenues fell during the year.
- includes two tables: (1) Revenue sources and expenditure functions, consolidated governments and (2) Surplus (+) / deficit (-) by level of government

The Daily Archives - select a year and month from the drop-down menu to view releases in chronological order
[ Statistics Canada ]

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

11. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - June 21

Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)

June 21, 2009

Take action- How you can support the early learning advisor's report
18 Jun 09
- This is our window of opportunity to show support. The AECEO has provided templates and contacts for the public to support the early learning advisor's report.

Early learning is the path to prosperity
18 Jun 09
- Commentary by Margaret McCain and Paul Martin supporting the early learning report and commenting on why the best time to invest in the early years is now.

With our best future in mind: Implementing early learning in Ontario
17 Jun 09
- Report to the Premier of Ontario from Charles Pascal, the Premier's Special Advisor on Early Learning.

Responses to the full-day learning report
17 Jun 09
- Selected responses from various organizations and groups in response to the full-day learning report.

Full-day early learning: Merging child care and kindergarten into a “seamless day”
17 Jun 09
- New ISSUE File from CRRU collects resources on the topic of blending child care and kindergarten education programs as background to the release of the Ontario Early Learning Advisor’s report.

Early Childhood Education, 40th Parliament, 2nd Session
Jun 09
- Oral questions by Olivia Chow to the Hon. Diane Finely at the Parliament of Canada regarding federal investment in early childhood education.

more WHAT'S NEW ONLINE »

child care in the news

· The Current: Panel on full-day learning featuring Charles Pascal, Susan Prentice and Gabor Mate
17 Jun 09

· Letters to the editor supporting the Early Learning Advisor’s report
[CA-ON] 17 Jun 09

· Full-day combo earns top grade
[CA-ON] 17 Jun 09

· A once-forgettable premier finds a legacy
[CA-ON] 17 Jun 09

· CUPE seeks common ground with teachers' union on early childhood education
[CA-ON] 16 Jun 09

· Full-day learning deserves support
[CA-ON] 16 Jun 09

· The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Interview with Charles Pascal
16 Jun 09

· Can teachers, daycare staff play together?
[CA-ON] 16 Jun 09

· Full-day learning starts next year
[CA-ON] 15 Jun 09

more CC IN THE NEWS »

Related Links:

Subscribe to the CRRU email announcements list
Sign up to receive email notices of updates and new postings on the CRRU website which will inform you of policy developments in early childhood care and education, new research and resources for policy, newly released CRRU publications, and upcoming events of interest to the child care and broader community.

Links to child care sites in Canada and elsewhere

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

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) is a policy and research oriented facility that focuses on early childhood education and child care (ECEC) and family policy in Canada and internationally.

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

12. 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 twice a week)
IRP compiles and distributes Poverty Dispatches twice a week. Each issue of the dispatch provides links to U.S. web-based news items dealing with topics such as poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.
Each Dispatch lists links to current news in popular print media.

Latest issues of the Poverty Dispatch:

June 18, 2009
* State Budget Cuts and Programs for the Poor
* Kids Count Report - Colorado
* Children's Health Insurance Coverage
* Programs for Children in Foster Care
* Joblessness and Unemployment
* Homelessness and Housing
* Increasing Need for Services and Programs
* Electronic Benefits Cards and Bank Fees
* Assistance Program Computing Systems - Colorado, Indiana
* Report: Charter Schools and Academic Achievement
* Health Insurance Coverage

June 15, 2009
* Privatization of Social Services - Indiana
* Economic Stimulus and Food Stamps
* Early Childhood Education - Ontario, CA
* Report: High School Graduation Rates
* Indian Health Service System
* U.S. Health Care Reform
* Subsidized Wireless Phone Service for the Low-income
* Opinion: The Newly Poor and the Persistently Poor
* State Minimum Wage - Illinois
* Recession and State Budgets
* Workers' Remittances to Mexico
* Professional Chefs and Food Banks
* Audit of Child Care Subsidy Program - Wisconsin

Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to two dispatches a week back to June 2006

Search Poverty Dispatches

If you wish to receive Poverty Dispatches by e-mail,
please send a request to rsnell@ssc.wisc.edu

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

13. Bulletin N°181 - Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion (Paris) - June 15, 2009

Bonus Summer Reading:

Bulletin N°181
June 15, 2009
Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion

Sample content:
(selected titles only - click the link above to access the PDF files)
. Earnings inequality and in-work poverty
. Economics and politics of work-family policy : The case for a state family leave insurance program (U.S.)
. Transitional labour markets, from theory to policy application. Can transitional labour markets contribute to a less traditional gender division of labour? (Europe)
. The distribution of wealth in the population aged 50 and over in England
. The economic well-being of Canadians : Is there a growing gap?
. How are Canadians really doing ?
. The employment and hours of work effects of the changing national minimum wage (U.K.)
. Monitoring the impact of the national minimum wage (U.K.)
Source:
Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion - Paris
Conseil de l'emploi, des revenus et de la cohésion sociale - CERC [version française]

Online Information Service
Information and online resources organized under five themes: Poverty * Social minima * In-work benefits * Minimum wage * Unemployment and return to work .
- includes links and resources for Canada...
HINT: click on the links in the right-hand margin of each theme page for more content

CERC Bulletins/Reports/Studies/Working papers
- Click on the links in the left margin of the CERC website home page for access to a large collection of online resources

CERC Bulletin - links to all CERC semi-monthly bulletins
Subscribe - To be informed of CERC activities and to receive the bulletin

14. Australian Policy Online

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, and the downloads vary depending on the topic you select.

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

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

15. CRINMAIL - June 2009
(Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
CRIN is a global network coordinating and promoting information and action on child rights. More than 2,000 member organisations and tens of thousands more activists from across the world rely on CRIN for research and information. CRIN presses for rights, not charity, for children and is guided by a passion for putting children’s rights at the top of the global agenda by addressing root causes and promoting systematic change. Its guiding framework is the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

19 June 2009 - CRINMAIL 1094 - Human Rights Council special edition
* Complaints mechanism: Council takes first step
* Alternative care: Guidelines edge towards New York
* CRIN membership

16 June 2009 - CRINMAIL 1093
* REPORT: Easier said than done: 20 years of children's rights [conference report]
* CRC: Committee adopts concluding observations for the 51st session [news]
* EDUCATION: Right to education survey
* PERU: First World Congress on Restorative Juvenile Justice [event]
* TANZANIA: Influencing Policy for Children in Tanzania: Lessons from Education, Legislation and Social Protection [publication]
* CHILD LABOUR: Give Girls a Chance: Tackling child labour, a key to the future [publication]
* EXPLOITATION: Travelling Child-Sex Offenders in South East Asia: A Regional Review [publication]
**NEWS IN BRIEF*

Links to all issues of CRINMAIL
- links to 300+ 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 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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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Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else.

Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test first, and the lesson afterwards.

Past experience should be a guide post, not a hitching post.

Experience is knowledge acquired too late.

Some people learn from their experiences, some people never recover from them.

Experience is what you have left when everything else is gone.

An optimist is someone without much experience.

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

Experience is knowing a lot of things that you shouldn't do.

Some people speak from experience. Some people, from experience, don't speak.

Experience is a good school, but you never get a vacation.

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience, and that is not learning from experience.

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it the second time.

The school of experience will let you repeat the lesson if you flunk the first time.

Experience is something you have plenty of when you're too old to get the job.

Source:
http://www.funny2.com/experience.htm


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