Canadian Social Research Newsletter
June 23, 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 2,651 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. Housing Policy Under Harper (By Nick Falvo, Carleton University) - June 22
2. National Aboriginal Day - June 21
3. Minister Fantino Outlines Canada's Approach to Helping Those Most in Need (Wall Street Journal Online) - June 21
4. Soundbites e-Bulletin - June 19 issue (Social Planning Toronto)
5. [Québec] Recipients under social assistance programs, April 2013 (Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité) - June 19
6. Poverty or Prosperity : Indigenous children in Canada (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Save the Children Canada) - June 19
7. The State of Homelessness in Canada 2013
(Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, Homeless Hub) - June 19
8. SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto] - June 19
9. Assessment of the New Brunswick Poverty Reduction Plan in June 2013
(New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice Inc.) - June 18
10. Where's Home? 2013
(Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association, Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada - Ontario Region) - June 18
11. Poverty as a Human Rights Violation
(By Vincent Greason) - June 18
12. Impact of Inequality on Aboriginal People in Canada
(Canadian Human Rights Commission) - June 17
13. The Training Wheels Are Off: A Closer Look at the Canada Job Grant
(Michael Mendelson and Noah Zon, Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - June 2013
14. Media and Policy News for June 17 and June 19, 2013 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
15. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, May 2013 - June 21
--- Canadian Community Health Survey, 2011/2012 - June 21
--- Employment Insurance, April 2013 - June 21
--- Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program, May 2013 - June 2013
--- Health Reports, June 2013 - June 19
--- Job vacancies, Three-month average ending in March 2013 - June 18
--- 2011 National Household Survey announcement: Education and Labour - June 18
--- Financial information of universities and colleges, 2011/2012 - June 17
16. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

17. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
18. [Florida] 'Welfare-To-Work' Program Linked To Higher Deaths (The Medical Daily) - June 15
19. [United States] Online Services for Key Low-Income Benefit Programs (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - May 1
20.
[United Kingdom] Demos: A/V
21. 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. Housing Policy Under Harper - June 22
(By Nick Falvo, Carleton University)

Housing Policy Under Harper
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2013/06/22/housing-policy-under-harper/
By Nick Falvo
June 22, 2013
Notes from a presentation by Nick Falvo on Canadian housing policy at the annual conference of the European Network for Housing Research:
[ http://www.enhr2013.com/ ].
Points raised in the presentation include the following:
* Fiscal context, more so than which party has been in government, appears to have shaped federal housing policy in Canada over the past two decades.
* Looking back over the past several decades, it is rather clear that the role of the federal government has been crucial in the provision of housing for low-income households.
* Canada’s “rate of social renting” (i.e. percentage of households that live in social housing) is significantly lower than in most OECD countries.
* Though spending on housing has been higher under the Harper government than most observers would have ever predicted, it is important to be mindful of the looming issue of “expiring operating agreements.” [ http://www.onpha.on.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Expiry_of_Operating_Agreements ]
* Expiring operating agreements will hit Canada’s northern territories especially hard, due largely to the fact that operating costs for housing in northern jurisdictions are higher than in other parts of Canada.

Presentation slides:

Canadian Housing Policy: 2001 - Present (PDF - 4.3MB, 51 pages)
http://www.homelesshub.ca/Library/Canadian-Housing-Policy-2001---Present-55947.aspx

Conference paper:

Pragmatism and Political Expediency:
Housing Policy in Canada Under the Harper Regime (Microsoft Word file - 83K, 21 pages)
http://goo.gl/QLE0x
By Nick Falvo
June 22, 2013

Author Nick Falvo is a doctoral candidate at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration and teaches a course on affordable housing and homelessness in Carleton’s School of Social Work. [ http://www6.carleton.ca/3ci/people/nick-falvo ]

The research for this presentatrion is based on a chapter that will appear in the 2013-2014 edition of How Ottawa Spends, to be published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. [ http://www.amazon.ca/How-Ottawa-Spends-2013-2014-Government/dp/077354271X ]

Earlier posts by Nick Falvo in the
Progressive Economics Forum Blog:
[ http://www.progressive-economics.ca/author/nick-falvo/ ]

Progressive Economics Forum (PEF) - home page
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/
The Progressive Economics Forum commprises over 200 progressive economists — working in universities, the labour movement, and activist research organizations — who have joined forces to make our collective, critical perspective heard. The general goal of PEF is to promote the development of a progressive economics community in Canada.

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- Go to the Homelessness and Housing Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/homeless.htmadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk2.htm

2. National Aboriginal Day - June 21

Statement by the Honourable Bernard Valcourt on National Aboriginal Day
http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1371757360564/1371757391767
June 21, 2013
The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following statement today on the occasion of National Aboriginal Day:
Native translation:
" Blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah."
(Click the link at the top for the original text by Minister Valcourt.)

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Minister Valcourt Celebrates National Aboriginal Day in High Prairie, Alberta
http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1371856419890/1371856570995
June 21, 2013
The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, celebrated National Aboriginal Day alongside students and staff from Prairie River Junior High School and community members in High Prairie, Alberta. (...) Celebrations like this also provide us the opportunity to consider what is possible when we take steps to understand one another's cultures, and work together to build a stronger, more prosperous Canada.

Source:
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/

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MEMO
From : Stephen Harper
To : Aboriginal Groups

SUBJECT : Happy Aboriginal Day!
And, by the way, we're cutting federal funding to the First Nations Statistical Institute, the National Aboriginal Health Organization and the National Centre for First Nations Governance. Oh, and the health promotion programming and research capacity of key organizations like the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Native Women’s Association of Canada, have also been scaled back following federal cuts.
Have a nice day.

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See elsewhere in this newsletter:
* Indigenous children face deplorable poverty
* Impact of Inequality on Aboriginal People in Canada
* The State of Homelessness in Canada : 2013 (incl. extensive references to Aboriginal homelessness)

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From the
Assembly of First Nations:

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Celebrates Action by First Nations
for Positive Change, Encourages all Canadians to Learn More and Support Efforts

http://www.afn.ca/index.php/en/news-media/latest-news/national-chief-celebrates-action-by-first-nations-for-positive-change
June 21, 2013
Ottawa, ON
This National Aboriginal Day, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo draws attention to the contributions and accomplishments of First Nations driving change and encourages governments and all Canadians to support these efforts in the spirit of renewed relationships and reconciliation.

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Highlights Imperative for Investing in Better Outcomes for Indigenous Children
http://www.afn.ca/index.php/en/news-media/latest-news/assembly-of-first-nations-national-chief-highlights-imperative-for-inv
June 20, 2013
Following the release of a report by the Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) and Save the Children, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today draws attention to the important and critical opportunity to achieve transformative change by investing in better outcomes for Indigenous children.

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

3. Minister Fantino Outlines Canada's Approach to Helping Those Most in Need - June 21
(
Wall Street Journal Online)

Minister Fantino Outlines Canada's Approach to Helping Those Most in Need
http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130621-906647.html
June 21, 2013
Helping the world's most vulnerable people move from poverty to prosperity remains central to Canada's international assistance agenda. The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, today described the evolution of Canada's continuing commitment to international development and humanitarian assistance, in a keynote address to the Canadian International Council in Toronto.
(...)
Minister Fantino stated that Canada will continue to focus on such development priorities as increasing food security, securing a future for children and youth, and stimulating sustainable economic growth, as well as advancing democracy and promoting security and stability.

Source:
Wall Street Journal Online
http://online.wsj.com/home-page

Comment (by Gilles):
It's ironic that the Minister of International Cooperation would be pontificating about helping the world's most vulnerable people move from poverty to prosperity at the same time as several organizations are releasing scathing reports about homelessness and poverty in Canada. [Several of these reports are highlighted in this newsletter, as noted above.]
These guys just don't get it.

4. SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin - June 19
(Social Planning Toronto)

From
Social Planning Toronto:

SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin
http://goo.gl/QXhhc
June 19, 2013
[NOTE : Click the link above to access any of the articles below and related links]

This issue:

* Come Together Right Now: Jobs & Workers' rights
* Should the TDSB spend money it receives to support students in need, or on computers for the richest schools?
* Congratulations to SPT Director- Community Engagement Winston Tinglin on his retirement!
* News from our Partners
* Something to think about
* Worth Repeating: Toronto City Council backs radical change to ranked ballots and letting non-citizens participate

Source:
Social Planning Toronto

http://www.socialplanningtoronto.org/
Social Planning Toronto is committed to building a civic society: one in which diversity, equity, social and economic justice, interdependence and active civic participation are central to all aspects of our lives.

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

5. [Québec] Recipients under social assistance programs, April 2013 - June 19
(
Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité)

Recipients under social assistance programs, April 2013
http://www.mess.gouv.qc.ca/statistiques/prestataires-assistance-emploi/index_en.asp
June 19, 2013
In April 2013, a total of 329,249 households relied on Social Assistance, a decrease of 4,334 households (-1.3%) compared with the figure for April 2012. Last year, in April 2012, it was a decrease of 7,960 (-2.3%).

Version française :
Statistiques sur la clientèle des programmes d'assistance sociale
http://www.mess.gouv.qc.ca/statistiques/prestataires-assistance-emploi/index.asp
Comparaison entre avril 2013 et avril 2012 :
Le rapport statistique mensuel sur les prestataires des programmes de base de sécurité du revenu présente certaines caractéristiques des ménages et des adultes pour lesquels une aide financière de dernier recours est versée.

Related document:

Rapport statistique sur la clientèle des programmes d'assistance sociale - Avril 2013 (PDF - 616 KB) (French only)
http://www.mess.gouv.qc.ca/telecharger.asp?fichier=/publications/pdf/stat_042013.pdf

Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité
Français : http://www.mess.gouv.qc.ca/
English : http://www.mess.gouv.qc.ca/index_en.asp

More information about last-resort government financial assistance in Québec:
http://www.mess.gouv.qc.ca/solidarite-sociale/programmes-mesures/assistance-emploi/index_en.asp

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

- Rendez-vous à la page de liens de recherche sociale au Québec:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qcbkmrk.htm

6. Poverty or Prosperity : Indigenous children in Canada - June 19
(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Save the Children Canada)

Indigenous children face deplorable poverty
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/newsroom/updates/indigenous-children-face-deplorable-poverty
June 19, 2013
A new study, released by the CCPA and Save the Children Canada, finds that 40% of Indigenous children in Canada are living in poverty. The report, authored by CCPA Senior Economist David Macdonald and Indigenous rights advocate Daniel Wilson, finds that Indigenous children in Canada are over two and a half times more likely to live in poverty than non-Indigenous children—and that they trail the rest of Canada’s children on practically every measure of well-being, including: family income, educational attainment, water quality, infant mortality, health, suicide, crowding and homelessness.

The complete study:

Poverty or Prosperity : Indigenous children in Canada (PDF - 1.1MB, 44 pages)
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National%20Office/2013/06/Poverty_or_Prosperity_Indigenous_Children.pdf
By David Macdonald and Daniel Wilson
June 19, 2013

From Bad to Worse : Child Poverty Rates in Canada (infographic)
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/Indigenous-Child-Poverty-Infographic.jpg
Map of Canada showing the child poverty rate by province (not including Maritimes or the territories) for Indigenous and Non-indigenous children.

Watch an interview with the study's
co-author David Macdonald on CTV News
(video, duration 4:13)
http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=950088&playlistId=1.1332120&binId=1.810401&playlistPageNum=1

Related news release:

40% of Indigenous children in Canada live in poverty: study
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/newsroom/news-releases/40-indigenous-children-canada-live-poverty-study
News Release
June 19, 2013

Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/

Save the Children Canada
http://www.savethechildren.ca/

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

7. The State of Homelessness in Canada 2013 - June 19
(
Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness,
Homeless Hub)

Pioneering report suggests homelessness costs Canada $7B, affects 200,000 people a year
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/30000+people+homeless+given+night+firstever+national+tally/8547307/story.html
By Stephanie Levitz
June 19, 2013
OTTAWA - Homelessness in Canada affects about 200,000 people every year and comes with a $7 billion price tag, the first-ever national report on the issue has found. The results paint a picture of a disaster in communities across the country, said Tim Richter, one of the report's authors and the president of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.

Source:
Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/

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Complete report:

The State of Homelessness in Canada : 2013 (PDF - 1.9MB, 49 pages)
http://www.homelesshub.ca/ResourceFiles/SOHC2103.pdf
By Stephen Gaetz et al.
The State of Homelessness in Canada: 2013 is the first extensive Canadian report card on homelessness. This report examines what we know about homelessness, the historical, social and economic context in which it has emerged, demographic features of the problem, and potential solutions.

Some high/lowlights:
* Homelessness costs the Canadian economy $7 billion per year.
* At least 30,000 are homeless on a given night.
* At least 200,000 Canadians experience homelessness in a given year.
* At least 200,000 Canadians access homeless emergency services or sleep outside in a given year.
* As many as 1.3 million Canadians have experienced homelessness or extremely insecure housing at some point during the past five years.

Executive summary (PDF - 1.5MB, 9 pages)
http://www.homelesshub.ca/ResourceFiles/Documents/SOHC2013_execsummary_web.pdf

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Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH)
http://www.caeh.ca/
The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness was formed to create a national movement to end homelessness in Canada from the community up.

Homeless Hub
http://www.homelesshub.ca/
The Canadian Homelessness Research Network (Homeless Hub) at York University is dedicated to mobilizing research evidence to have a bigger impact on solutions to homelessness in Canada.

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Related Blog posting:

The picture isn't pretty
http://www.homelesshub.ca/researchmatters/post/2013/06/19/The-picture-isnt-pretty.aspx
By Tanya Gulliver
June 19, 2013
This report card summarizes current research about how many people (and who) are homeless, trends that could lead to more homelessness if not reversed, how much homelessness is costing Canadians and promising signs of hope. It also provides several recommendations to help end homelessness.

[Author Tanya Gulliver is Project Coordinator for the Canadian Homelessness Research Network.]

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

8. SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - June 19
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]

From the
City of Toronto:

SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]

This Bulletin is a quick inventory of current social research information.
Its purpose is to promptly disseminate to interested staff recently produced
research materials and initiatives relevant to social policy.

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SPARmonitor : June 19, 2013 - issue 108 (PDF - 136K, 4 pages)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/SPAR_Research_Bulletin_108.pdf

This issue covers the following:

Ø State of Homelessness in Canada: 2013
Ø Where’s Home? Looking back and looking forward at the need for affordable housing in Ontario
Ø Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013: A Generation at Risk
Ø Labour Force Survey, May 2013
Ø Are Public Pensions Keeping Up With The Times?
Ø Governing the Social Dimension in Canadian Federalism and European Integration

Source:
SPARmonitor
- Monitoring Toronto's Social Change
http://www.toronto.ca/sdfa/spar-archives.htm
- includes links to bulletins from January to March 2011 and to all 33 issues of SPARmonitor for 2010.
But curiously, nothing since then...

[ Social Development, Finance & Administration
http://www.toronto.ca/sdfa/index.htm ]
[ City of Toronto
http://www.toronto.ca/ ]

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- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (A-C) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk2.htm

9. Assessment of the New Brunswick Poverty Reduction Plan in June 2013 - June 18
(New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice Inc.)

Assessment of the New Brunswick
Poverty Reduction Plan in June 2013
(PDF - 620K, 24 pages)
http://goo.gl/5TG3N
By Auréa Cormier, Provincial Council member
June 1, 2013
Overview and analysis of each of the NB Government's 29 initiatives under one of three categories:
* Meeting basic needs
* Life-long learning and skills acquisition
* Community participation
"There were numerous initiatives undertaken at the community level. However, the CFSJ is concerned that this is not sufficient to achieve the Plan’s goal of a 25% reduction in the number of people living in poverty."

Related news release (small PDF file, 2 pages)
http://goo.gl/vV8dz

Source:
Common Front for Social Justice Inc.

http://www.frontnb.ca/

Version française du site:

Front commun pour la justice sociale
du Nouveau-Brunswick inc.
http://www.frontnb.ca/go-FR.asp?rd=Default.asp

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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 New Brunswick Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/nbkmrk.htm

10. Where's Home? 2013 - June 18
(Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association, Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada - Ontario Region)

Ontario faces serious shortage of affordable housing : tighter
rental markets are driving up rents and keeping Ontario families in poverty
(PDF - 485K, 3 pages)
http://goo.gl/nv8eK
Press release
June 18, 2013
Toronto, Ontario --- Lower homeownership rates are poised to create additional pressure on already strained rental housing markets, says a new report released today. The 2013 edition of Where’s home?, released by the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) and the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada, Ontario Region, highlights the increased pressure that households unable to purchase a home will place on rental housing markets.

Where's Home? 2013
Looking back and looking forward at the
need for affordable housing in Ontario
(PDF - 728K, 60 pages)
http://goo.gl/1y893
The 2013 edition of Where's Home? offers a broad retrospective on housing trends and issues over the last two decades and presents a range of findings that illustrate the need for affordable rental housing in Ontario now and into the future.

Source:
Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association

http://www.onpha.on.ca/
Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (Ontario Region
)
http://www.chfcanada.coop/eng/pages2007/onthome.asp

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- Go to the Homelessness and Housing Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/homeless.htmadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk2.htm

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

11. Poverty as a Human Rights Violation - June 18
(By Vincent Greason)

Poverty as a Human Rights Violation* (PDF - 324K, 21 pages)
http://www.povnet.org/sites/povnet.org/files/SSRN-id2279838.pdf
(* Except in governmental anti-poverty strategies)

By Vincent Greason
June 18, 2013
This paper explores how six provincial anti-poverty strategies are remarkably similar in spite of the fact that they address differing socio-economic realities, have been developed by governments representing different political parties and (supposedly) differing political ideologies. He finds that none of the strategies address poverty as a human rights violation even though many human rights are directly related to poverty.

[ Author Vincent Greason works at the Table ronde des organismes volontaires d’éducation populaire de l’Outaouais (TROVEPO), a coalition of popular education groups. This is their (unilingual French) website : http://www.trovepo.org/ ]

Found in:
PovNet
http://www.povnet.org/
PovNet is an online resource for advocates, people on welfare, and community groups and individuals involved in anti-poverty work. It provides up-to-date information about resources in British Columbia and Canada.

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

12. Impact of Inequality on Aboriginal People in Canada - June 17
(Canadian Human Rights Commission)

New Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) Report:
Impact of Inequality on Aboriginal People in Canada

http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/eng/content/17062013-impact-inequality-aboriginal-people-canada
OTTAWA, June 17, 2013
The impact of persistent conditions of disadvantage on the daily lives of Aboriginal people is documented in a new report released by the Canadian Human Rights Commission today.
Entitled Equality Rights Data Report on Aboriginal People, and based primarily on data collected by Statistics Canada, the report compares Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people across a spectrum of indicators, including education, employment, economic well-being, health and housing. These comparisons confirm the persistence of barriers to equality of opportunity faced by Aboriginal people.

Complete report:

Equality Rights Data Report on Aboriginal People (PDF - 2.2MB, 78 pages)
http://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca/sites/default/files/equality_aboriginal_report.pdf
The report shows that, compared to non-Aboriginal people, Aboriginal people living in Canada:
* Have lower median after-tax income;
* Are more likely to experience unemployment;
* Are more likely to collect employment insurance and social assistance;
* Are more likely to live in housing in need of major repairs;
* Are more likely to experience physical, emotional or sexual abuse;
* Are more likely to be victims of violent crimes; and
* Are more likely to be incarcerated and less likely to be granted parole.

Source:
Canadian Human Rights Commission
http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/
Parliament created the Canadian Human Rights Act in 1977 to provide equal opportunity to everyone in Canada and to help people confront discrimination in their daily lives. (...)
The Canadian Human Rights Commission was created to administer the Canadian Human Rights Act. It also ensures compliance with the Employment Equity Act. The Commission operates independently from government when administering these two acts of Parliament.

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

13. The Training Wheels Are Off: A Closer Look at the Canada Job Grant - June 2013
(Michael Mendelson and Noah Zon, Caledon Institute of Social Policy)

New releases from the
Caledon Institute of Social Policy:

The Training Wheels Are Off: A Closer Look at the Canada Job Grant (PDF - 116K, 16 pages)
http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/PDF/1013ENG.pdf
Michael Mendelson and Noah Zon
June 2013
In its March 2013 Budget, the federal government proposed a new skills training program called the Canada Job Grant. The program would provide up to $15,000 per trainee for employer-sponsored training, of which the federal government would pay one third – if each of the sponsoring employer and the province or territory contribute matching funds. This report assesses the Canada Job Grant proposal and finds it to be deeply flawed. The proposal imposes an additional cost of up to $600 million plus administrative expenses on the provinces and territories while intervening with a unilateral federal initiative in a field recognized as within provincial jurisdiction. But aside from cost and jurisdictional issues, the Canada Job Grant is likely to deliver inferior results at higher costs, while remaining out of reach to many of the unemployed and underemployed Canadians it is intended to serve.

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Related links:

Advertised jobs program does not yet exist
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/national/Advertised+jobs+program+does+exist/8538869/story.html
By Andrew Coyne
June 17, 2013

Turn on your television this playoff season, and chances are you will run across an ad from the Government of Canada touting its new Canada Job Grant, unveiled in the spring budget. The ads promise $15,000 in funding for unemployed workers who need training, followed by the usual cheery invitation to “find out more.”
There’s just one catch — well, two, actually. Workers who look up the advertised website will find out rather less than more about the program — for the simple reason that the program, as such, does not yet exist. Ottawa proposes to foot only one-third of the cost of the grants; the remainder is contingent on the participation of the provinces and employers, which has yet to be negotiated.

Source:
Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/

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From the
Council of the Federation:

Premiers are Committed to Effective Skills Training and Labour Market Programs (small PDF file, 1 page)
http://councilofthefederation.ca/pdfs/Communique_Jun18_Labour_Market.pdf
June 18, 2013
Premiers recognize that a skilled and productive workforce is critical to creating good jobs and driving economic growth. This is why provinces and territories design, deliver, and report publicly on training programs that reflect local labour market needs. These programs, including some funded in part by the federal government, achieve measurable outcomes and help a wide variety of workers get the essential training they need to find jobs. In its 2013 Budget, the federal government announced its intention to change the way it contributes to training programs in Canada. Premiers welcome a greater role for private sector job creators, but the proposed changes would take funding from programs that help the most vulnerable people who need additional supports to find jobs.
(...)
While skills training is provincial and territorial jurisdiction, all orders of government contribute to workforce development. To ensure the continued effectiveness of skills training and labour market programs, federal funding for skills training and labour market programs must be adequate, equitable, long-term, predictable and not mandate cost matching. [Bolding added]

Source:
Council of the Federation
http://councilofthefederation.ca/
On December 5, 2003, Canada’s Premiers proudly announced in Charlottetown the creation of the Council of the Federation. It is a new institution for a new era in collaborative intergovernmental relations. The Council of the Federation was created by Premiers because they believe it is important for provinces and territories to play a leadership role in revitalizing the Canadian federation and building a more constructive and cooperative federal system.

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Also from the
Caledon Institute of Social Policy:

* Federal Policy Monitor May 2013 (PDF - 32K, 3 pages)
http://www.caledoninst.org/Policy/Federal/2013-05.pdf
- includes news items (and related links) on the following topics:
Aboriginals - Families - Governance - Health - Housing - Income Security - Seniors

* Provincial/Territorial Policy Monitor May 2013 (PDF - 80K, 6 pages)
http://www.caledoninst.org/Policy/Provincial/2013-05.pdf

Source:
Federal Policy Monitor*
http://www.caledoninst.org/Policy/
[*NOTE : For links to the provincial/territorial monitor, scroll down the page.]
The Caledon Institute regularly scans for the release of federal government policies that impact areas of interest, including income security, disabilities, health, housing, poverty reduction, recreation, seniors and youth. Both the federal and provincial/territorial Monitors are now searchable by date, jurisdiction and category.

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Source:
Caledon Institute of Social Policy
http://www.caledoninst.org/
The Caledon Institute of Social Policy is a social policy think tank based in Ottawa, Canada. Caledon is an independent and critical voice that does not depend on government funding and is not affiliated with any political party.

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

14. Media and Policy News for June 17, 19
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

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

Latest Media and Policy News: 17 June 2013
http://goo.gl/219Av

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

Top Stories

* New research shows tying social assistance income eligibility to a requirement to find a job increases the risk of death
* Canada’s new Jobs Grant program called “deeply flawed” by new Mowat / Caledon joint report
* Op-Ed by legal clinic students calls for a better Employment Insurance system
* Op-Ed touts the benefits of a Guaranteed Annual Income

Events, Reports, and Other Goodies

* Link to the Mowat / Caledon report
* “Migrant Workers Are Parents Too” Campaign kicks off on Father’s Day
* June 20 Teach-In in Toronto: Employment Insurance and Low Wage Work
* “The Human Rights Approach to Social Development” - seminar and report

Across the Province

* Chrysler to freeze defined benefit pension plans
* Napanee settles human rights complaint with people with disabilities
* Toronto City Council moves to open up the electoral process
* Witnesses to Poverty Project in Toronto seeks youth volunteers

National

* What are we free from on “tax freedom day”?
* On Canada’s contribution to work against tax evasion at the G8
* More Canadians are using offshore tax havens
* Why “visible minorities” is not a helpful term
* Beyond terminology, how racial discrimination in the workplace needs a systemic response
* Federal funding cuts to Aboriginal and First Nations groups
* The case for a national pharmacare plan
* “Canada’s failure to enact a national housing strategy — we’re the only G8 country without one — is costing us, a lot”
* New Canadian Observatory on Homelessness launched
* CUPE urges the Senate to block Bill C-377
* Random inspections for temporary foreign workers
* Overcoming mental illness means overcoming stigma
* Library and Archives Canada is getting into a deal that would hand over exclusive rights to public documents to a private company

International

* The impacts of austerity – on children
* The UK's "Bedroom Tax" makes huge problems worse
* “Experience has shown us that there is no automatic ‘trickle down’ from economic development”
* Banishing rogue landlords in London, UK
* The IMF says that they “underestimated” the damage that their austerity prescriptions would do to Greece
* The UK’s Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says there should be no more welfare cuts for the poor until benefits for the rich are clawed back

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

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Latest Media and Policy News: 19 June 2013
http://goo.gl/dLm8z

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

Top Stories: A Plethora of Reports

* Report from Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association and Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (Ontario Region) shows Ontario has a serious affordable housing shortage
* Report from Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness shows homelessness costs Canada $7 billion and affects 200,000 people each year
* Comment from the Wellesley Institute
* Report from Canadian Human Rights Commission says Aboriginal Peoples continue to experience conditions of persistent disadvantage
* Report from CCPA shows 40% of Indigenous children in Canada live in poverty
* Report from the Mental Health Commission of Canada on employment and income for people with serious mental illness (sorry, no explanatory notes)
* Report from RBC shows the richest Canadians got disproportionately richer last year
* Report from the US shows changes to reduce progressivity of the income tax system are a major contributor to growing income inequality
* And more on yesterday’s coverage of a report from the US that shows welfare-to-work programs demonstrate a higher rate of death for recipients

Around the Province

* Campaign 2000’s Laurel Rothman gets well-deserved honour from Mothercraft

National

* Some coverage of doctors’ National Day of Action over refugee health funding cuts
* The steep decline in housing affordability
* Tory senators are resisting passage of Bill C-377 on union finance disclosure

International

* Poland does away with the 8-hour work day
* In the UK, people without jobs and other low-income people are being forced to pay for internet services in public libraries – just when more services go online
* In the UK, woman who falls to her death “was just saying she had had enough of government changes”
* In the US, unpaid internships for college students don’t lead to jobs

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

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Check the ISAC Media and Policy News archive:
http://goo.gl/I32FD
(Back to August 2012, but 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 Weekly Media Scan page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm

15. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, May 2013 - June 21
--- Canadian Community Health Survey, 2011/2012 - June 21
--- Employment Insurance, April 2013 - June 21
--- Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program, May 2013 - June 2013
--- Health Reports, June 2013 - June 19
--- Job vacancies, Three-month average ending in March 2013 - June 18
--- 2011 National Household Survey announcement: Education and Labour - June 18
--- Financial information of universities and colleges, 2011/2012 - June 17

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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June 21, 2013
Consumer Price Index, May 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130621/dq130621a-eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 0.7% in the 12 months to May, following a 0.4% increase in April. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.1% in May after decreasing 0.4% in April.

June 21, 2013
Canadian Community Health Survey, 2011/2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130621/dq130621d-eng.htm
Combined data for 2011 and 2012 reference years are now available from the Canadian Community Health Survey.

Available in CANSIM:

* CANSIM table105-0502
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=105-0502&p2=31

* CANSIM table105-0592
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=105-0592&p2=31

Related subjects:

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

Health Indicators
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=82-221-X&lang=eng
[Click "View" for the latest info; click "Chronological Index" for earlier issues of Health Indicators.]

Health Fact Sheets
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=82-625-X&lang=eng
[Click "View" for the latest info; click "Chronological Index" for earlier issues of Health Fact Sheets.]

Quick facts by census metropolitan area, 2011-2012
Selected health indicators: census metropolitan area

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2013001/article/11845-eng.htm

June 21, 2013
Employment Insurance, April 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130620/dq130620b-eng.htm
Following a decline in March, the number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in April was virtually unchanged at 521,600. This follows a steady downward trend over the previous five months. Compared with a year earlier, the number of beneficiaries in April was down 4.7%.

Includes three charts:
* Number of regular Employment Insurance beneficiaries continues to trend down
* Number of Employment Insurance beneficiaries by occupation, percentage change, April 2012 to April 2013
* Employment Insurance claims increase in March

Also includes four tables, all seasonally adjusted:
* Beneficiaries receiving regular income-support benefits by province and territory, sex and age
* Initial and renewal claims received, by province and territory
* Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by census metropolitan area
* Beneficiaries receiving regular income benefits by occupation, Canada

Available in 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 276-0041 : http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a03?lang=eng&pattern=276-0041&p2=31

Related subjects:

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

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

June 2003
Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program, May 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-582-x/81-582-x2013001-eng.htm
The Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP) provides a statistical portrait of the elementary, secondary and postsecondary education systems through the following products:

Tables
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-582-x/2013001/t-c-g-eng.htm
– These tables update or add to those published in previous issues of Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program.

Fact sheets
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=81-599-X&chropg=1&lang=eng
– This series provides an "at-a-glance" overview of particular aspects of education in Canada and summarizes key data trends in selected tables.

An International Perspective
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/IPS/display?cat_num=81-604-X
– This annual report combines international statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) with comparable provincial and territorial figures. The first report was published in September 2009.

Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=81-582-g&lang=eng
– This handbook provides brief, general descriptions of the data sources and methodology behind the indicators.

Source:
Newsletter for Communities, June 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/sc-rb/news-bulletin/11-016-x/11-016-x2013006-eng.html
Also includes:
* The evolution of English-French bilingualism in Canada from 1961 to 2011
* Residential property assessment values, 2006 to 2011
* Principal field crop areas, March 31, 2013
* Father's Day… by the numbers
* Chat with an expert
On June 26, 2013, Statistics Canada will release the second set of results from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). This release will cover labour, education, place of work, commuting to work, language of work, mobility and migration. We will host a "Chat with an expert" session on June 28, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., EDST. Sign up for the session so that you will be able to ask Statistics Canada experts questions in real time!
* Video: 'Statistics: The invisible made visible'
* 2013 is the International Year of Statistics.
* Video: Tutorial for communities – Finding local census data
* StatCan Blog

Earlier issues of the StatCan Newsletter for Communities:
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=11-016-X&chropg=1&lang=eng

June 19, 2013
Health Reports, June 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130619/dq130619d-eng.htm
The June 2013 online issue of Health Reports, released today, contains two articles:
* Self-monitoring of blood glucose in type 2 diabetes: Results of the 2011 Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada
* Modelling risk factor information for linked census data: The case of smoking

Source:
Health Reports
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=82-003-X&lang=eng
[Click "View" for the latest info; click "Chronological Index" for earlier issues of Health Reports.]

June 18, 2013
Job vacancies, Three-month average ending in March 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130618/dq130618a-eng.htm
There were 221,000 job vacancies among Canadian businesses in March, down 24,000 from March 2012. There were 6.4 unemployed people for every job vacancy, up from 5.9 a year earlier, as the decline in vacancies was at a faster pace than the decline in unemployment.

Ahoy to all social conservatives:
This bears repeating : "There were 6.4 unemployed people for every job vacancy, up from 5.9 a year earlier."
Get it?

June 18, 2013
2011 National Household Survey announcement: Education and Labour
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130618/dq130618f-eng.htm
On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, Statistics Canada will release the second set of data from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). The release focuses on education, labour, place of work and language of work. It also features two analytical reports.

The first report will provide a descriptive profile of education in Canada including level of educational attainment, field of study and location of study. The report will examine post-secondary educational achievement across a spectrum of variables such as gender, age and geography.

The second report will provide a descriptive portrait of the Canadian labour force. It will feature an industry profile, the most common occupations for men and women, as well as an overview of employment by level of educational attainment. The report will briefly touch on workers aged 55 and over and interprovincial mobility.

Three companion reports will also be available. They will analyze the educational attainment of Aboriginal peoples, commuting to work and language used in the workplace.

National Household Survey Home page
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/index-eng.cfm

June 17, 2013
Financial information of universities and colleges, 2011/2012
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/130617/dq130617c-eng.htm
The Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) report is now available for the 2011/2012 academic year. Aggregated data for degree-granting institutions that are not members of the CAUBO organization are expected to be released in July

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

16. 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

June 23, 2013
What's new online this week:

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

Mothercraft honours Campaign 2000's Laurel Rothman with Bill Bosworth Memorial Award
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/06/mothercraft-honours-campaign-2000s-laurel-rothman-bill-bosw
19 Jun 2013 | Ontario
We would like to congratulate our friend and colleague Laurel Rothman on receiving the Bill Bosworth Memorial Award from Mothercraft in Toronto, Ontario. Laurel deserves every bit of this award for her years of dedication and work in the fight for a fairer and better Canada for young children and families.
[Congratulations to Laurel from the Canadian Social Research Links Guy, on the occasion of this richly-deserved recognition of your contribution to the advancement of progressive social policy in Canada --- Kudos!!]

Child Care and Development Fund reforms to support child development and working families
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/06/child-care-and-development-fund-reforms-support-child-devel
19 Jun 2013 | United States
Document from the U.S. Federal Register proposes significant changes to the conditions attached to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). The CCDF is the primary Federal funding source devoted to providing low-income families with access to child care and improving the quality of child care.

Poverty or prosperity: Indigenous children in Canada
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/06/poverty-or-prosperity-indigenous-children-canada
19 Jun 2013 | Canada
Report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Save the Children finds that "Indigenous children trail the rest of Canada's children on practically every measure of wellbeing: family income, educational attainment, crowding and homelessness, poor water quality, infant mortality, health and suicide".

Conceptualizing child care as a population health intervention: can a strong case be made for a universal approach in Canada, a liberal welfare regime?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/06/conceptualizing-child-care-population-health-intervention-c
19 Jun 2013 | Canada
"The purpose of this paper is to consider child care through the lens of PHI [population health intervention], and in particular, to consider whether a strong case can be made for a universal approach to child care in Canada and perhaps other liberal welfare regimes where targeted approaches are more commonly accepted".

Professionalization as an advocacy strategy: a content analysis of Canadian child care social movement organizations’ 2008 discursive resources
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/13/06/professionalization-advocacy-strategy-content-analysis-cana
19 Jun 2013 | Canada
"Preliminary findings indicate that both ECEC workforce sector associations and grassroots organizations shared common advocacy messages, played down problems associated with a market approach to child care, and framed child care as a business case in their messaging".

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.

Dieppe parents upset over unlicensed daycare closures
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/06/dieppe-parents-upset-over-unlicensed-daycare-closures
19 Jun 2013 | New Brunswick

City considers closing daycare
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/06/city-considers-closing-daycare
19 Jun 2013 | Ontario

Wider government reforms scrutinised after ratio U-turn
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/06/wider-government-reforms-scrutinised-after-ratio-u-turn
19 Jun 2013 | Europe

Caregiving dads treated disrespectfully at work, new study finds
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/06/caregiving-dads-treated-disrespectfully-work-new-study-finds
17 Jun 2013 | Canada

United Voice union wants child care workers to get $10 per hour pay rise
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/13/06/united-voice-union-wants-child-care-workers-get-10-hour-pay-rise
17 Jun 2013 | 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 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 this 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 further down on the page you're now reading.

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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

17. 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:

June 21, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/06/21/
Wisconsin Poverty Report
May 2013 State Unemployment Rates

June 20, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/06/20/
The Farm Bill and SNAP
First Nations Child Poverty – Canada

June 19, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/06/19/
The Farm Bill and SNAP
Climate Change and the World’s Poor (2 articles)

June 18, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/06/18/
Jobless Workers and Volunteerism

June 17, 2013
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2013/06/17/
SNAP Eligibility and Enrollment – Los Angeles, CA
Welfare Reform – Massachusetts

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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

18. [Florida] 'Welfare-To-Work' Program Linked To Higher Deaths - June 15
(The Medical Daily)

[Florida]

'Welfare-To-Work' Program Linked To Higher Deaths: The transformation of
social welfare in the 1990's may have led to some deleterious health effects for some of the participants.

http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/16550/20130615/welfare-welfare-to-work-deaths-food-stamps-florida.htm
By Matthew Mientka
June 15, 2013
A new study tracking Floridians over a generation on welfare showed a half-percent increase in the death rate for those pushed toward work with imposed limitations on social welfare benefits following the "third way" political compromise in 1996 between President Bill Clinton and Congressional republicans. With rhetoric of replacing the "bigotry of soft expectations," the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act
[ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Responsibility_and_Work_Opportunity_Act ]
...supposedly "ended welfare as we know it," as Clinton famously put in his campaign promises.

[NOTE : You'll need a paid $ubscription to Health Affairs [ http://www.healthaffairs.org/ ] journal of health policy thought and research to access the full text.]

Source:
The Medical Daily
http://www.medicaldaily.com/

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

19. [U.S.] Online Services for Key Low-Income Benefit Programs - May 1
(Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

From the
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP):

Online Services for Key Low-Income Benefit Programs:
What States Provide Online with Respect to SNAP, TANF, Child Care Assistance, Medicaid, CHIP, and General Assistance
Updated May 1, 2013
HTML version :
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=1414
PDF version (736 K, 41 pages) :
http://www.cbpp.org/files/1-14-04tanf.pdf

- includes hundreds of links to information in all U.S. states about the five main state-administered low-income benefit programs:
* SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps)
* TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
* Medicaid
(Means-tested health program for certain people and families with low incomes and resources)
* CHIP
(Children’s Health Insurance Program)
* Child Care Assistance

The state-by-state links in this directory will be particularly useful to those researching basic information about each state’s programs or variations across states with respect to policies or applications. There are several caveats to consider when using these resources, however (see p. 7 ("Online Links") for those caveats.

NOTE : In addition to information provided for the five main state-administered low-income benefit programs listed in the previous paragraph, this directory includes links to the 30 states that have General Assistance (GA) programs for individuals not qualifying for any other public assistance.

Recommended resource!!
This collection of links offers direct access to information (FOR EACH STATE] about the five programs mentioned above (including General Assistance) under the following headings:
* Online applications * Online policy manuals * Printable applications * Eligibility Screener/Calculator and Online Applications * Check application status * Renew benefits * Update information/report changes * View account information * Program data

Source:
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
http://www.cbpp.org/

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

20. [United Kingdom] Demos: A/V

Demos: A/V
http://www.demos.co.uk/av

The Demos group in Britain conducts high-quality public policy research on a wide range of topics, including urban design, social assistance policies, and the housing market. Like many other think tanks, the group also produces a wide range of presentations on its work. This section of the site presents full-length programs like "Multi-Dimensional Poverty," "The Future of Open Data," and "How Labour Wins Again." One of the programs that should not be missed is the conversation on "It's Who You Know: The Power of Social Networks." It's a response by Richard Horton of The Lancet to another speech on social networks and it's quite insightful. All told, there are about three dozen programs in the Video section, while the Audio area contains podcasts and speeches dating back to 2006. Two recommended programs are "The Power Gap" (on power in contemporary societies) and a conversation with Evgeny Morozov on the relationship between politics and the Internet.

Source:
The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013
https://www.scout.wisc.edu/

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

21. 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:

19 June 2013 - CRINMAIL issue 1332
http://www.crin.org/email/crinmail_detail_popup.asp?crinmailID=4772
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Parliament set to extend the right to die
- Protests over abortion law reversal
- State guilty of care home deaths
- Clerical abuse victims to pursue Vatican case
- Child recruits detained and tortured
- More action urged on female genital mutilation
- Courts address corporal punishment in schools
- Uruguay presents first-ever gender violence study
- Call for contributions
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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Seventeen MORE Funny Sayings, Quotes and Phrases


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Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that people who have the most, live the longest

Men are like parking stalls. All the good ones are taken and the rest are handicapped!!

Change is good, but dollars are better.

How is it that “fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same thing?

Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry and the world laughs harder.

Silence is golden but duck tape is silver.

When life gives you melons… you might be dyslexic !

There’s no I in Team, but there is in WIN.

Those who criticize our generation seem to forget who raised it!

Children in the back seat cause accidents… accidents in the back seat cause children!

Evening news is where they start by saying “Good Evening” and proceed by telling you why it’s not.

There are three kinds of people in this world those who can count and those who can't.

When life hands you lemons make lemonade and find someone eles who life handed them vodka and have a party.

Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, you’ll be a mile from them, and you’ll have their shoes.

Why do they sterilize the needles for lethal injections?

You never truly understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.

Source:
100 Funny Sayings, Quotes and Phrases
http://fresh2def05.hubpages.com/hub/100-Funny-Sayings-Quotes-and-Phrases

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And, in closing...
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The 60 Happiest Dogs On The Internet
http://www.buzzfeed.com/chelseamarshall/the-60-happiest-dogs-on-the-internet


It's Not About The Nail. (video, duration 1:42)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4EDhdAHrOg

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Ten Amazing Examples of Mind Over Matter
http://listverse.com/2013/05/21/10-amazing-examples-of-mind-over-matter/

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Twenty-Two of the Most Unforgettable Roads in the World
http://www.wherecoolthingshappen.com/22-unforgettable-roads-in-the-world/

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40 Things To Say Before You Die
http://goo.gl/SFAHJ

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Funny Famous Last Words
http://www.2spare.com/item_61729.aspx

My favourite:
"They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance."
General John Sedgwick, Union Commander in the U.S. Civil War, who was hit by sniper fire a few minutes after saying it


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The Canadian Black Book
http://www.canadianblackbook.com/
How much is your clunker worth?
Shop for a new or used car

 

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