Canadian Social Research Newsletter
December 21, 2014

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

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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

Canadian content

1. SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin (Social Planning Toronto) - December 19
2. Media & Policy News for 19 December 2014 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
3. The Homeless Hub: Research Highlights from 2014
- December 18
4. British Columbia still has one of the highest poverty rates in Canada (rabble.ca) - December 17
5. Media and Policy News for 16 December 2014 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
6. Harper Government Providing Unprecedented Support to Provinces and Territories for Health Care, Education Canadians Rely On (Finance Canada) - December 15
7. Recent releases from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba Office:
--- Moving to the City : Housing and Aboriginal Migration to Winnipeg
- December 9
--- State of the Inner City Report 2014 (Special focus on children in care and child welfare)
8. [Manitoba] All Aboard [poverty reduction] Annual Report 2013 - 2014 - December 2014
9.
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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- Consumer Price Index, November 2014 - December 19
--- What can we learn about low-income dynamics in Canada from the Longitudinal Administrative Databank? - December 19
--- Employment Insurance, October 2014 - December 18
--- Study: New facts on pension coverage in Canada, 2012 - December 18
--- Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012 - December 18
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Professional and informal mental health support reported by Canadians aged 15 to 24 - December 17
--- Canada's population estimates, third quarter 2014 - December 17
--- 13 jurisdictions, one perspective December 17

--- Gender gaps —Life expectancy and proportion of life in poor health

--- Pension Satellite Account, 2013
--- December 16
--- Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective, 2014 - December 15

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

International content

11. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
12. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN
Have a great week!

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

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1. SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin - December 19
(Social Planning Toronto)

SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin : December 19, 2014 (PDF - 235KB, 7 pages)
http://canadiansocialresearch.net/Soundbites_19_ Dec_2014.pdf

This issue:
1. SPT’s 2014 Year-end Review Report
2. City of Toronto Budget Launch & SPT Budget Forums: Save the Dates!
3. SPT’s Cutty Duncan Receives Bhayana Family Foundation’s Partnership Builder Award
4. Toronto Community Development Institute (TCDI) Holds “Youth Becomes Change” Forum
5. Save the Date – 2015 Frances Lankin Community Service Award – April 22nd
6. Brown Canada 2020 Summit Discuss Challenges, Opportunities Facing South Asians in
Toronto
7. Newcomer Civic Participation Forum
8. Toronto Ward Boundary Review

More issues of SOUNDBITES
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk4.htm#spt
- this link will take you to a section of the Social Planning Toronto section of the NGO links page of this site.

SPT Member Organizations
http://socialplanningtoronto.org/about-us/member-organizations
- links to over 250 member organizations in Toronto, from ACCESS EMPLOYMENT to YWCA of Greater Toronto

Source:
Social Planning Toronto

http://www.socialplanningtoronto.org/
For more than 50 years, SPT and its predecessor organizations have served as a vital voice for the non-profit community sector in Toronto – conducting research and supporting community mobilization that has made a real difference for our organizations, our communities, and the most vulnerable residents in our city.

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- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (O-Z) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk4.htm

2. Media & Policy News for 19 December 2014 - December 19
( Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

From Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre:
[
http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ]

Latest Media & Policy News: 19 December 2014

http://goo.gl/n538f9

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

Top Stories

OPSEU is taking the province to court over the new social assistance computer system
Hamilton Council says the plug should be pulled on the new computer system until a fix is found
Hamilton Councillor says a human tragedy is unfolding
Northumberland County says they’ve had problems but are working hard to cope
More from Northumberland
Province pays out $5 million to municipalities to help them cope with the new system
Premier Wynne should use the tools she has to fight hunger instead of promoting food banks
Rethinking charitable giving – do some advocacy along with your charity
Deirdre Pike of Hamilton Social Planning, on the dissonance of supporting food banks while seeking the conditions that would see them closed
Charitable giving yes, but fixing systemic problems is better
New report from the Broadbent Institute shows what Canadians think about income inequality

Ontario

Province launches consultations on provincial pension plan
This article notes that the consultation hasn’t resolved the issue of impact on low income earners; the province wants to hear more from interested groups about options to help those with persistently low incomes:
Sheila Block and Hugh McKenzie of the CCPA respond with design ideas to ensure the new plan works for everyone
Government’s announcement and links to consultation materials
OFL calls for a provincial Migrant Workers’ Bill of Rights on December 18, International Migrants Day
Bringing migrant workers and Canadian workers together in solidarity
Giving people tickets for panhandling under Ontario’s Safe Streets Act saddles them with a debt barrier
Editorial: The Safe Streets Act should be dumped.

Around the Province

Academics and community team up in London to take action on poverty reduction
Niagara Region poverty discussion: The province must give people on social assistance more to live on
Parry Sound Health Unit’s “Price of Eating Well” report shows the cost of healthy food is soaring
Understanding poverty is exhausting. Imagine living it
In York Region, plans for a spring Stroll and Roll for Freedom – on poverty among people with disabilities

Across the Country

In Newfoundland, a call for a New Year’s Resolution to resolve poverty
Hunger in Nunavut: Seven of 10 Inuit families live in food insecurity
Only bold action will resolve the human rights crisis of food insecurity in the north
Latest Stats Can poverty statistics show BC still has one of the highest child poverty rates in Canada
Cape Breton sets up a task force to investigate child poverty
Charity won’t solve Manitoba’s poverty; radical solutions are required
Petition calls for removing homeless shelters from Vancouver’s upscale Yaletown neighbourhood

National

The Social Security Tribunal isn’t the cause of disabled Canadians’ poverty – the problem lies in CPP-D
Chronicle Herald Editorial: The Employment Insurance backlog is leaving Canadians in the lurch
Canadians for Tax Fairness: The CRA is going after the little guy but the real tax cheats are getting a free ride

International

UK cuts to local welfare benefits will force people to turn to food banks and loan sharks
And the UK’s cap on welfare benefits haven’t actually saved the government much money
The face of seniors’ poverty in the US is racialized
The world’s lessening of extreme poverty, in one handy chart

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. The Homeless Hub: Research Highlights from 2014 - December 18

The Homeless Hub: Research Highlights from 2014
http://goo.gl/CKMozd
December 18, 2014

Homeless Hub Reports:

* The State of Homelessness in Canada 2014 (by Gaetz, S., Gulliver, T., Richter, T.)
http://www.homelesshub.ca/SOHC2014

* A Safe and Decent Place to Live: Towards a Housing First Framework for Youth (Gaetz, S.)
http://www.homelesshub.ca/housingfirstyouth

* Coming of Age: Reimagining the Response to Youth Homelessness in Canada (Gaetz, S.)
http://www.homelesshub.ca/comingofage

* Aboriginal Homelessness in Canada: A Literature Review (Patrick, C.)
http://www.homelesshub.ca/aboriginalhomelessness

* Leaving Home: Youth Homelessness in York Region (Noble, A., Donaldson et al).
http://www.homelesshub.ca/leavinghome

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Canadian Housing First Toolkit
http://housingfirsttoolkit.ca/
Developed to assist other Canadian communities that are interested in adopting the Housing First approach.

Source:
The Homeless Hub

http://www.homelesshub.ca/
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.

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

4. British Columbia still has one of the highest poverty rates in Canada - December 17
(rabble.ca)

B.C. still has one of the highest poverty rates in Canada
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/policynote/2014/12/bc-still-has-one-highest-poverty-rates-canada
By Trish Garner
December 17, 2014
The latest poverty statistics were released by Statistics Canada last Wednesday, and the data once again shows that British Columbia has one of the highest poverty rates in Canada. Using the Low Income Cut-Off – After Tax (LICO-AT) [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75f0002m/2012002/lico-sfr-eng.htm ] as the poverty line, 1 in 10 British Columbians are living in poverty. That's 469,000 people struggling to make ends meet. In relation to the rest of the country, B.C. is tied third with Quebec after Ontario and Manitoba.
As always, there's a two-year delay in the data from Statistics Canada so these numbers describe the situation from 2012. However, this year there's also another challenge with the data -- it's produced from a new survey so we cannot compare to previous years.
(...)
While the LICO-AT is a useful measure, in part because it gives us one of the most conservative estimates of poverty and because the government themselves have begun to use it, it has some big problems . (...) So let's look at the Market Basket Measure (MBM) [ http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75f0002m/2013002/mbm-mpc-eng.htm ], which is based on up-to-date costs of an adequate standard of living and reflects regional differences in living costs. (...) Using the MBM as a poverty line, we find over 1 in 7 British Columbians living in poverty. That's a shocking 670,000 people. B.C. now has the second-highest poverty rate in Canada after Nova Scotia.

[ Trish Garner is the Community Organizer with the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, a broad-based network of over 400 organizations throughout B.C. calling on the government to implement a poverty reduction plan. ]

Source:
rabble.ca

http://rabble.ca

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Also by Trish Garner:

B.C. needs a poverty-reduction plan:
Evidence of the extent of poverty cannot be ignored

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/needs+poverty+reduction+plan/10420565/story.html
By Trish Garner
November 27, 2014
And then there was one. B.C. is now last province without a plan to tackle poverty. Saskatchewan announced Oct. 22 in its throne speech it would commit to the development of a poverty reduction strategy, making British Columbia the last province in Canada without a plan to tackle poverty.
This despite the fact B.C. has the highest or second-highest poverty rate in the country, depending on the poverty measure.
(...)
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, chastises the government for failing to act on her recommendation for a “provincial strategy and action to reduce child poverty” in Not Fully Invested: A Follow-up Report on the Representative’s Past Recommendations to Help Vulnerable Children in B.C. [ http://goo.gl/vudmw (PDF) ]
, which was released in early October. [

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

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

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

5. Media and Policy News for 16 December 2014
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

From Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre:
[
http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ]

Latest Media & Policy News: 16 December 2014

http://goo.gl/l6MuV4

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

Top Stories

Liberals backtrack on plan that would have disentitled low income kids from dental care
Brantford Mayor calls new social assistance computer system “an act of staggering incompetence”
OECD report says trickle-down economics doesn’t work; shows how inequality holds back economic growth
The health effects of income inequality are disastrous
St. Mike’s project prescribes income support to address root causes of poor health
Letters to the Editor: Food banks are not enough
Incredible poverty numbers tarnish Canada’s reputation: six prescriptions for policy reform
Governments in Canada have been seduced by public-private partnerships

Ontario

Fully indexed benefits are coming for injured workers in Ontario
John Stapleton op-ed on the social assistance computer system and old problems
The Landlord and Tenant Board has no power to enforce its own rulings
Former AG says Safe Streets Act hurts the poor and should have been repealed

Reports and Other Important Information

Webinar from ISAC and the ODSP Action Coalition on upcoming changes to ODSP employment benefits, hosted by Your Legal Rights – attended by 100+ across Ontario
Three new medical conditions are being added to the OW/ODSP Special Diet Allowance
OECD report on inequality and growth
Raise the Rates petition

Around the Province

Community justice hub opens in Niagara
Fundraiser helps Kitchener’s Homelessness and Housing Umbrella Group to March 2016
Injured workers in Thunder Bay protest for changes to WSIB
Chronicle Journal editorial: Government must fix the injured workers support system
Income inequality in five Toronto neighbourhoods

Across the Country

On taxes and income inequality, from Alberta
Medicine Hat’s doubting Mayor, who just ended homelessness

National

Unemployment trends upwards in November
Amid huge service complaints, Ottawa hires 400 new staffers to manage EI applications
Fewer than half of adult Canadians with disabilities have jobs
TD Bank asks: Is Canada becoming a nation of the part-time employed?
Household debt climbs to 162.6% of disposable income
Business students want to do well by doing good

International

Leaked documents show how giants like Bombardier avoid paying taxes
UK Minister hints two kids may be limit for child benefits, to “help behavioural change”
How liberal democracy promotes inequality
Op-Ed on International Human Rights Day: The work of winning human rights is never over

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

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

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

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

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

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

6. Harper Government Providing Unprecedented Support to Provinces and Territories for Health Care, Education Canadians Rely On - December 15
(Finance Canada)

Harper Government Providing Unprecedented Support to
Provinces and Territories for Health Care, Education Canadians Rely On
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n14/14-177-eng.asp
December 15, 2014
Finance Minister Joe Oliver has presented his provincial and territorial counterparts with details on 2015–16 transfer amounts. Every province and territory will benefit from higher transfers next year. Major federal transfers to provinces and territories will total $67.9 billion in 2015–16, an increase of more than $3 billion from the current year, and almost 63% since 2005–06.

There are four main annual federal transfer programs: the Canada Health Transfer (CHT), the Canada Social Transfer (CST), Equalization and Territorial Formula Financing (TFF). For more info on each of these, click the link above.

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* Transfer Payments to Provinces and Territories for 2014-15 and 2015–16 ($ millions), by prov.
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n14/14-177-eng.asp#notes

* Federal Support to Provinces and Territories
http://www.fin.gc.ca/fedprov/mtp-eng.asp
- includes national figures as well as breakdowns for each province/territory for FY 2005-2006 to FY 2015-2016 --- 11 years of stats!

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- Go to the Canada Assistance Plan / Canada Health and Social Transfer / Canada Social Transfer Resources page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/cap.htm

7. Recent releases from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba Office:
--- Moving to the City : Housing and Aboriginal Migration to Winnipeg
- December 9
--- State of the Inner City Report 2014 (Special focus on children in care and child welfare)

Moving to the City : Housing and
Aboriginal Migration to Winnipeg
(PDF - 2.2MB, 46 pages)
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/Manitoba%20Office/2014/12/Aboriginal_Migration.pdf
By Josh Brandon Evelyn Peters
December 9, 2014
Winnipeg is home to Canada’s largest Aboriginal population. Aboriginal people, however, are among the most likely to experience homelessness and are also over-represented in housing that is unaffordable, overcrowded or in poor condition. Finding housing has become a wall preventing many Aboriginal people from successfully making Winnipeg home. Moving to the City: Housing and Aboriginal Migration to Winnipeg documents the housing experiences of Aboriginal people moving to Winnipeg.

Table of Contents:

Executive Summary
Introduction
Methodology
First Nations Urbanization
Eagle Urban Transition Centre (EUTC)
Navigating Systems
Challenges First Nations Migrants Face in Finding Housing in Urban Areas
The Importance of Aboriginal Culture and Service Provision
Aboriginal Youth
EUTC and Housing First Strategies
Conclusion
Recommendations
Bibliography

Executive summary (blog posting)
http://policyfix.ca/2014/12/10/meeting-the-housing-needs-of-aboriginal-people-moving-to-winnipeg/
December 10, 2014

Source:
Policy Fix (CCPA MB Blog):

http://policyfix.ca/

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Fast Facts : Meeting the housing needs
of Aboriginal people moving to Winnipeg

https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/commentary/fast-facts-meeting-housing-needs-aboriginal-people-moving-winnipeg
By Josh Brandon
December 5, 2014
"...we made 16 recommendations in five key areas: Increasing access to social housing; intergovernmental cooperation; increasing settlement and transitional supports; decentralizing transitional services; and increasing financial resources available to migrants."

Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba Office
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/offices/manitoba

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Community, Research and Social Change: 10th annual State of the Inner City Report
http://policyfix.ca/2014/12/16/community-research-and-social-change-10th-annual-state-of-the-inner-city-report/
The State of the Inner City Report is an annual research collaboration between the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba and community organizations based in the inner city of Winnipeg. This year marks its tenth year anniversary. Since the beginning, the State of the Inner City Reports have celebrated community-based development and advanced progressive policy alternatives put forward by those working and living directly in the community.
NOTE : Special focus on children in care and child welfare.

Complete report (PDF - 2.7MB, 52 pages):
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/Manitoba%20Office/2014/12/Inner%20City%202014%20low-res.pdf

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

- Go to the Manitoba Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/mbkmrk.htm

8. [Manitoba] All Aboard [poverty reduction] Annual Report 2013 - 2014 - December 2014

Further poverty reduction efforts needed in Manitoba
http://policyfix.ca/2014/10/28/further-poverty-reduction-efforts-needed-in-manitoba/
By Kirsten Bernas
October 28, 2014
There is some good news in the Province’s recently released second annual All Aboard report (see the link below), which tracks poverty and social exclusion in Manitoba. However, it’s clear that much more needs to be done. The report looks at 21 indicators covering areas such as housing, community belonging, education, employment, earnings, poverty rates, income inequality, early learning and childcare, children in care, teen birth rates, and health.

Since the All Aboard poverty reduction and social inclusion strategy was announced in 2009, there has been a 5.3 percent increase in the number of social and affordable housing units supported by the Province, an 8% increase in graduation rates, and a 5.5 percent increase in the availability of licensed childcare.

The second annual All Aboard report:

All Aboard Annual Report 2013 - 2014 (PDF - 1.3MB, 46 pages)
http://www.gov.mb.ca/allaboard/pubs/all_aboard_annual_report_2013_14.pdf
Manitoba’s Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion Strategy
September 2014

In April 2012, the Manitoba government released its four-year (2012-2016) Strategy, which focuses on seven priority areas:
• Building Blocks for Employment (Sustainable Employment and a Stronger Labour Market)
• Targeted Supports for Those Most In Need
• Food Security
• Housing
• Closing the Gap for Aboriginal Peoples in Manitoba
• Creating Opportunities for Youth, and
• Early Childhood Development and Parenting Supports

The ALL Aboard Strategy rests upon the following four interconnected pillars:
1. Safe, Affordable Housing in Supportive Communities
2. Education, Jobs and Income Support
3. Strong, Healthy Families
4. Accessible, Co-ordinated Services

Source:
ALL Aboard: Manitoba’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

http://www.gov.mb.ca/allaboard/
ALL Aboard is Manitoba's poverty reduction and social inclusion strategy, which formalizes and builds upon poverty reduction efforts underway in the province.

ALL Aboard Publications and Resources
http://www.gov.mb.ca/allaboard/resources_publications.html

Click the link below to access the first All Aboard annual report and all related action plans, budget papers, data, public consultations, and much more...
http://canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm#mb

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

- Go to the Manitoba Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/mbkmrk.htm

9. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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- Consumer Price Index, November 2014 - December 19
--- What can we learn about low-income dynamics in Canada from the Longitudinal Administrative Databank? - December 19
--- Employment Insurance, October 2014 - December 18
--- Study: New facts on pension coverage in Canada, 2012 - December 18
--- Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012 - December 18
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Professional and informal mental health support reported by Canadians aged 15 to 24 - December 17
--- Canada's population estimates, third quarter 2014 - December 17

--- 13 jurisdictions, one perspective December 17

--- Gender gaps —Life expectancy and proportion of life in poor health

--- Pension Satellite Account, 2013
--- December 16
--- Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective, 2014 - December 15

What's new from The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/a-daily-quotidien-eng.htm

Past issues of The Daily
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last

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

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December 19, 2014
Consumer Price Index, November 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141219/dq141219a-eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 2.0% in the 12 months to November, following a 2.4% increase in October. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index declined 0.2% in November, after rising 0.1% in October.

Related links:

The Consumer Price Index, November 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/62-001-x/62-001-x2014011-eng.htm

The Canadian Consumer Price Index Reference Paper (PDF - 997KB, 90 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/62-553-x/62-553-x2014001-eng.pdf

December 19, 2014
Income Research Paper Series:
"What can we learn about low-income dynamics
in Canada from the Longitudinal Administrative Databank?"
(PDF - 902KB, 28 pages)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75f0002m/75f0002m2014002-eng.pdf
(...) Since the mid 1990s, statistics that depict the movements in the bottom end of the income distribution have been generated using data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID). The longitudinal component of the SLID was discontinued in 2010. This paper examines new and alternative time series on low income dynamics that can be created using the Longitudinal Administrative Databank (LAD).

Source:
Insights on Canadian Society

http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?ObjId=75-006-X&ObjType=2&lang=en&limit=1
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of data sources in order to provide information on various aspects of Canadian society, including labour, income, education, social, and demographic issues, that affect the lives of Canadians.
- incl. links to tons of earlier reports in the series

December 18, 2014
Employment Insurance, October 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141218/dq141218a-eng.htm
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in October was 491,400, little changed from the previous month. Compared with October 2013, the number of beneficiaries decreased 26,800 or 5.2%.

- includes four tables:
* Table 1 : Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by province and territory, sex and age – Seasonally adjusted
* Table 2 : Initial and renewal claims received, by province and territory – Seasonally adjusted
* Table 3 : Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by census metropolitan area – Seasonally adjusted
* Table 4 : Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by occupation, Canada – Seasonally adjusted

Related CANSIM Tables:

* Table 276-0003 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0003&p2=31
* Table 276-0004 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0004&p2=31
* Table 276-0011 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0011&p2=31
* Table 276-0020 to 276-0022 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0020..276-0022&p2=31
* Table 276-0030 to 276-0032 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0030..276-0032&p2=31
* Table 276-0040 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0040&p2=31
* Table 276-0041 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0041&p2=31

More info about Employment Insurance
from Service Canada
:
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/index.shtml

Related subjects:

Labour
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2621&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2627&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Non-wage benefits
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2621&id=2628&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

- Go to the Employment Insurance Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ei.htm

December 18, 2014
Study: New facts on pension coverage in Canada, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141218/dq141218b-eng.htm
In 2012, one-third of employed women and one-quarter of employed men aged 25 to 54 were covered by a defined benefit (DB) pension plan. Women had higher coverage rates mostly because they were more likely than men to be employed in sectors with higher rates of pension coverage.
These sectors included educational services, health care and social assistance, and public administration, which, in 2012, employed 42% of women and 17% of men. The finding is part of a new study that sheds light on the relationship between the type of pension coverage and the individual characteristics of employed people. It is based on recently released data from the Longitudinal and International Study of Adults.

December 18, 2014
Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141218/dq141218g-eng.htm
Data on the labour force status of adults with disabilities, by disability type, sex and age group for Canada and the provinces and territories are now available for 2012.

Available in CANSIM table 115-0006:
http://goo.gl/liVScz

Related subjects:

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

Disability
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=2966&id=1963&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Society and community
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=75&id=75&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Equity and inclusion
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/result-resultat.action?pid=75&id=76&lang=eng&type=DAILYART

Health and disability among seniors
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/subject-sujet/subtheme-soustheme.action?pid=70000&id=70003&lang=eng&more=0

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

- Go to the Seniors (Social Research) Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/seniors.htm

December 17, 2014
Health Reports, December 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141217/dq141217c-eng.htm
Professional and informal mental health support reported by Canadians aged 15 to 24

December 17, 2014
Canada's population estimates, third quarter 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141217/dq141217d-eng.htm
Canada's population was estimated at 35,675,800 on October 1, 2014, up 135,400 (+0.4%) from July 1, 2014, according to preliminary population estimates, which are now available for the third quarter by province and territory.

December 17, 2014
13 jurisdictions, one perspective
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog-blogue/cs-sc/13j
StatCan Blog
December 17, 2014
How do you consolidate data from 13 different jurisdictions and produce a national educational profile that supports international comparison?

Related link:

Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective 2014
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=81-604-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0

Source:
StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/blog

December 17, 2014
Gender gaps—Life expectancy and proportion of life in poor health

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/IPS/display?cat_num=82-003-X201401214127

Source:
Health Reports
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=82-003-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0

December 16, 2014
Pension Satellite Account, 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141216/dq141216c-eng.htm
Pension wealth advanced to $2.85 trillion at the end of 2013, up 11.4% (+$291 billion) from 2012. This followed an equally robust increase of 9.3% (+$218 billion) in pension wealth in 2012. The strength was broad based, with all components (social security, employer-based pension plans and individual registered savings plans) posting gains from 2012 to 2013.
- includes a table entitled Pension assets by type of plan (national data only, covers 2009 to 2013)

December 15, 2014
Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141215/dq141215b-eng.htm
Almost 9 out of 10 people (89%) in Canada aged 25 to 64 had completed at least high school in 2012, higher than the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development average of 75%.

December 15, 2014
Study: Immigration, low income and income inequality in Canada: What's new in the 2000s?
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141215/dq141215c-eng.htm
A new study examines trends in low-income rates among recent immigrants over the last three decades and compares these rates with those of the Canadian-born population.

Check past issues of The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last
Select day / month / year to access issues of The Daily going back to 1995.

StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/blog-blogue/eng
The goal of the StatCan Blog is to pull back the curtain to explain some of the agency’s inner workings, and to show the links between quality statistics and the lives of Canadians.
Source:
The Daily

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

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

10. 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

December 21, 2014
What's new online this week:

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

Proposal for key principles of a quality framework for early childhood education and care: Report of the Working Group on Early Childhood Education and Care under the auspices of the European Commission
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/12/proposal-key-principles-quality-framework-early-childhood-e
16 Dec 2014 | Europe
The proposed European Quality Framework consists of 10 "action statements" that are recognized as strengthening the quality of early care and education provision for children from birth to compulsory school age.

A review of the literature on home-based child care: Implications for future directions
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/12/review-literature-home-based-child-care-implications-future
17 Dec 2014 | United States
The purpose of this two-year project was to review the literature and gather information about strategies that have the greatest potential for improving the quality of care provided by home-based child care providers who serve children from low-income families.

The wealth gap: Perceptions and misconceptions in Canada
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/12/wealth-gap-perceptions-and-misconceptions-canada
16 Dec 2014 | Canada
Report from the Broadbent Institute reports on findings from a nationwide survey among 3,000 Canadians that asked about their perceptions of inequality and the distribution of wealth in Canada. "On social policy, a publicly funded national child care program to address inequality has the support of seven out of 10 Canadians (69%), as does increasing funding for social assistance to low-income Canadians (68%)".

Early childhood flexibility practices and patterns: Report 2014
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/12/early-childhood-flexibility-practices-and-patterns-report-2
16 Dec 2014 | Australia and New Zealand
Report from Early Childhood Australia identifies innovative flexible practices being delivered by the early childhood sector and examines how flexible services operate and function. The report's conclusions identify barriers that restrict current operators ability to increase flexibility for families.

What stalled the gender revolution? Child care that costs more than college tuition
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/12/what-stalled-gender-revolution-child-care-costs-more-colleg
16 Dec 2014 | United States
Article in California magazine calls on American feminists to "find some class solidarity and make government-subsidized child care a campaign issue [and] identify and vote for candidates who see affordable child care as a legislative necessity. Such family-friendly demands would make sense to low- and middle-income women. They would bring more people back into the feminist fold, and they might even revitalize a movement".

2. Child care in the news:
- archive of news articles about early childhood education and child care (ECEC) in Canada and abroad

Lakehead University Nanabijou Childcare Centre officially open
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/12/lakehead-university-nanabijou-childcare-centre-officially-open
17 Dec 2014 | Ontario

Mulcair addresses affordable childcare
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/12/mulcair-addresses-affordable-childcare
17 Dec 2014 | Canada

Does play-based kindergarten help children academically?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/12/does-play-based-kindergarten-help-children-academically
17 Dec 2014 | Ontario

Baby onesie campaign pushes for government commitment to early childhood education
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/12/baby-onesie-campaign-pushes-government-commitment-early-childhood-ed
16 Dec 2014 | Alberta

Costs, planning laws hamper parents' childcare needs
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/12/costs-planning-laws-hamper-parents-childcare-needs
16 Dec 2014 | Australia and New Zealand

MORE child care in the news
http://childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news

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CRRU Archive

All newer content from January 2013 to date is archived in a special section of the Early Childhood Development Links page of this site.
Click the link immediately below to go there:

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm#crru

For links to weekly issues of this weekly alert from June 2009 to December 2012*,
check out the CRRU Links Archive on this site:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/crru_links_archive.htm

* NOTE (by Gilles):
In December 2012, my HTML editing software was crashing whenever I would open the above archive page to add or edit something.
After several hours of tinkering in a vain attempt to make everything work, I finally decided to go with Plan B : you can still click the link above to access the CRRU archive (including contents of each issue from June 2009 to December 2012), but all new content since then is archived on the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page : http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm.

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Subscribe to the CRRU email notices and updates
http://www.childcarecanada.org/res/enews/index.html
Sign up to receive email notices of updates and new postings on the CRRU website which will inform you of policy developments in early childhood care and education, new research and resources for policy, newly released CRRU publications, and upcoming events of interest to the child care and broader community.

Links to child care
sites in Canada and elsewhere
http://www.childcarecanada.org/links/index.html

CRRU Publications
http://www.childcarecanada.org/pubs/
- briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications

ISSUE files
http://www.childcarecanada.org/resources/issue-files
- theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)

http://www.childcarecanada.org
CRRU is a policy and research oriented facility that focuses on early childhood education and child care (ECEC) and family policy in Canada and internationally.

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

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

Poverty Dispatch (U.S.)
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.
Tags include:
* Academic achievement * Affordable Care Act (ACA) * Applicants * Budget cuts * California * Cash assistance * Census * Child poverty * Child welfare * Child well-being * Cities * Economic stimulus * Eligibility * Enrollment * Florida * Food insecurity * Foster care * Health care costs * Health insurance coverage * Homeless families * Income * Indiana * Jobless benefits * Job losses * Jobs * Kids Count * Low-wage work * Medicaid * Michigan * Minnesota * Neighborhoods * Ohio * Poverty measurement * Poverty rate * Privatization * Recession * Safety net * Schools * Shelters * SNAP/Food Stamps * States * Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) * Texas * Unemployment rate * Wisconsin

Latest issues of Poverty Dispatch:

December 19, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/12/19/
Child Poverty (2 articles)
Medicaid Enrollment
Payday Lending – South Dakota

December 18, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/12/18/
State Minimum Wages – Ohio, Missouri (3 articles)

December 17, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/12/17/
US Wealth Gap (2 articles)
Child Poverty
State Welfare Reforms (2 articles)

December 16, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/12/16/
Free School Lunch Program
States and Medicaid Expansion (3 articles)

December 15, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/12/15/
Medical-Legal Partnerships

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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.
2. 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

12. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
http://crin.org/

CRIN is a global children’s rights advocacy network. Established in 1995, we press for rights - not charity - and campaign for a genuine shift in how governments and societies view and treat children. We link to nearly 3,000 organisations that between them work on children’s rights in every country in the world and rely on our publications, research and information sharing.

Our Vision
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all their human rights guaranteed by the United Nations, regional organisations and national governments.

Link to the latest issue of CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter):

17 December 2014 - CRINmail 1408
https://www.crin.org/en/home/what-we-do/crinmail/crinmail-1408
In this issue:
NEW REPORT: 'Uaccompanied children in the
Commonwealth of Independent States'
Latest news and reports
- Inhuman sentencing in Iran & Egypt
- Violence against children
- Migration, displacement & abduction
- Transgender and intersex rights
Access to justice for children in Slovakia
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
Challenging breaches
Take action
Campaigns
Guides

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Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive I (2014)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue in 2014, as per the above latest issue..

Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive (2011-2013)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive2.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue of the newsletter for 2011, 2012 and 2013

CRINMAIL Archive (from the CRIN website)
https://www.crin.org/en/crin-mail/864
- incl. links to the complete collection of CRINMAIL newsletters right back to #1 in July 2006
BUT there's no table of contents, so you must click each link to see the content of each issue.

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Subscribe to CRINMAIL English
http://www.crin.org/en/node/293
NOTE : In addition to CRINmail English, you can subscribe to the following newsletters:
* Armed Conflict CRINmail
* Child Rights at the United Nations
* Children in Court CRINmail
* CRINmail EN ESPAÑOL
* CRINmail Francais
* CRINmail in Arabic
* CRINmail in Russian
* Violence CRINmail

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CRIN News Archive
http://crin.org/en/library/news-archive

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CRIN Country Pages : CANADA
http://crin.org/en/library/countries/canada

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Children's rights Wiki - from CRIN
http://wiki.crin.org/mediawiki/index.php
The Children's Rights Wiki assembles all information about children's rights in every country in one place. The purpose of the project is to make the huge volume of information that exists on children's rights more accessible, assist children's rights advocates in identifying persistent violations, and inspire collective action. This is a web-based, multi-lingual and interactive project.

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Canada and Children's Rights
http://wiki.crin.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Canada
- from the Children's Rights Wiki

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


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Oh, the weather outside is frightful --- or is it?
http://pusher.com.au/clients/pusher-christmas-2012/
Personally tested by Gilles --- A-OK!

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Neighbourhood Christmas Light Extravaganza!!
http://goo.gl/9rZqzq

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More Christmas songs, especially White Christmas (9 versions)
on the Canadian Social Research Links Noel 2014 links page:
http://canadiansocialresearch.net/XMAS/noel.htm

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Don't miss the politically-correct Winter Solstice Holiday Greeting!
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/XMAS/greeting.htm

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Special treat for bilingual visitors to this site:

T'was the Night d’avant Noël:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/XMAS/Twas.htm
T'was the night before Christmas et dans tout le logis
Not a creature was stirring, même pas une souris.
The stockings were hung le long d’la cheminée
In hopes that St. Nicholas ne va pas oublier.
The children were nestled dans leurs petits lits
While visions of sugar plums excitent l’appétit.

Wishing you peace, love and happiness at this special time of the year!

Gilles