Canadian Social Research Newsletter
November 23, 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.

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,745 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. November 2014 Metcalf Foundation Newsletter:
--- John Stapleton in the news
--- Better Work : The path to good jobs is through employers (Tom Zizys)
2.
Media and Policy News for 21 November 2014 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
3. 2014 Canadian Housing Observer (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) - November 2014
4. Universal Children's Day : 20 November 2014 (United Nations)
5. 25 years after Ottawa’s pledge to end child poverty, it’s time to hit ‘reset’ (Toronto Star) - November 19
6. R.I.P. Canadian Women's Health Network / Réseau canadien pour la santé des femmes - November 21
7. Ontario Government's Plan Is Taking a Balanced Path to Achieve a Balanced Budget by 2017–18 in Fair, Fiscally Responsible Manner
- November 17
8. SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - November 12 (2014) issue [SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]
9. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, October 2014
- November 21
--- Elementary–Secondary Education Survey for Canada, the provinces and territories, 2012/2013 - November 21
--- Employment Insurance, September 2014 - November 20
--- Canadian Government Finance Statistics, 2008 to 2012 (provisional) - November 20
--- High-income trends among Canadian taxfilers, 1982 to 2012 - November 18
--- Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in August 2014 - November 18
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. November 2014 Metcalf Foundation Newsletter:
--- John Stapleton in the news
--- Better Work : The path to good jobs is through employers (Tom Zizys)

New from the
Metcalf Foundation:

Metcalf Foundation Newsletter - November-2014
http://metcalffoundation.com/newsletter/metcalf-foundation-newsletter-november-2014/

John Stapleton in the news
In September, Metcalf Innovation Fellow John Stapleton was a panelist on The Agenda for a segment that examined Ontario’s poverty reduction strategy:
http://theagenda.tvo.org/episode/206971/eye-on-eradication
("Poverty Reduction Reboot")

He was also featured in a Canadian HR Reporter article on guaranteed minimum incomes (Sept. 5):
http://openpolicyontario.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Money-for-Nothing.pdf

Recently, he was quoted in an article in The Globe and Mail on rising food bank use:
http://goo.gl/f8uqSC

John was also quoted in an article in The Toronto Star on hazards facing low-income people when navigating financial services:
http://goo.gl/3LZWBk

Open Policy - John Stapleton's website/blog
http://openpolicyontario.com/

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Metcalf paper tackles labour market deficiencies and income inequality
http://metcalffoundation.com/publications-resources/view/better-work-the-path-to-good-jobs-is-through-employers/
October 2014
Is the threat to good jobs inevitable? Definitely not, according to Metcalf Innovation Fellow Tom Zizys. His new paper, Better Work: The path to good jobs is through employers, examines our under-performing labour market. His recommendations focus on the demand side, and the role of employers, intermediaries, government, and citizens to motivate and sustain efforts to create betters jobs for more people.
* includes a 23-minute video presentation by Tom Zizys and highlights from his paper.

Better Work : The path to good jobs is through employers (PDF - 7MB, 90 pages)
http://metcalffoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2014-10-02-Better-Work.pdf
By Tom Zizys
October 2014
In Part One of this paper, we review data and trends that illustrate the labour market challenges experienced by different subgroups in Ontario. Part Two chronicles the economic and political changes that transformed our labour market over the last several decades. Part Three demonstrates the case for workforce development for both businesses and society. The balance of the paper addresses pragmatic solutions for creating and sustaining a healthy labour market — what I call an enabling environment. Part Four outlines barriers that often inhibit employers from investing in their workforce and explores ways to overcome them. Part Five promotes strengthening the supportive structures and processes necessary to facilitate the uptake of workforce development. Part Six addresses norms and values needed to advance workforce development and ensure equitable labour market outcomes.

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Also in the November 2014 Metcalf Foundation Newsletter:
http://metcalffoundation.com/newsletter/metcalf-foundation-newsletter-november-2014/
In addition to the article about John Stapleton and the report by Tom Zizys, here's what you'll find in the November 2014 Newsletter:
* Significant refinements to our Environment Program
* Cycle City
* Electrifying Movement
* Enabling Solutions
* Performing Arts Internships changes announced
* Building an Inclusive Local Economies learning community
* Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission launches
* A creative inquiry about Canada's future
* A report from Community Food Centres Canada
* SpaceFinder Toronto launches with 250 listings
* City Building Institute launches at Ryerson

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Source:
Metcalf Foundation
http://metcalffoundation.com/
The Metcalf Foundation helps Canadians imagine and build a just, healthy, and creative society by supporting dynamic leaders who are strengthening their communities, nurturing innovative approaches to persistent problems, and encouraging dialogue and learning to inform action.

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

2. Media and Policy News for 21 November 2014
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

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

Latest Media & Policy News: 21 November 2014

http://goo.gl/Kclm4t

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

Top Story

Advocates take on federal government over Bill C-43
In a whirlwind week of organizing, ISAC and our partners pushed back on Bill C-43.
C-43 is the omnibus bill that contains two sections that would allow the provinces to restrict access to social assistance benefits for refugee claimants and others without status in Canada.

Last week, we appeared with Canadian Council for Refugees at the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs during their pre-hearings on Bill C-43. On Monday evening, Romero House appeared at the House of Commons Finance Committee to oppose the sections of Bill C-43. Their great op-ed was published in the Star on Sunday. Tuesday morning, we issued a press release about the Open Letter that we sent to Minister of Finance Joe Oliver and the 160 organizations that signed on.

Our contact with a Canadian Press reporter resulted in a story that was picked up in more than 30 media markets across the country Tuesday. Canada Without Poverty appeared at a House of Commons Finance Committee meeting Tuesday morning and took on backbench Conservative MP Gerald Kedd. Meanwhile, Health for All and Council of Canadians led a delegation to Minister Oliver’s constituency office to deliver the Open Letter. Both of those were covered in a CP follow up story. The Open Letter and the demo at Oliver’s office were also covered by The Star, Torontoist.

Ontario’s Minister of Community and Social Services was quoted as saying “We have no intention to change our policy as it relates to refugee claimants at all”.

Michele Biss of Canada Without Poverty, Dr. Ritika Goel of Health For All, and Janet Dench of Canadian Council for Refugees between them did something like 18 CBC / SRC morning shows across the country on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Canadian Council for Refugees and Colour of Poverty / Colour of Change Coalition presented at the House of Commons Citizenship and Immigration hearings Wednesday afternoon
And the Globe and Mail ran a supportive editorial on Wednesday.

If you haven’t already signed the petition against the provisions in C-43, please do.

Around the Province

The Toronto Star's series on the 25th anniversary of the 1989
House of Commons commitment to end child poverty by the year 2000:
It’s time to hit the reset button and get the job doneIf the promise had been kept, her life would have been different
One Toronto man’s story shows why the quality of jobs matters as much as the numbers of jobs
Ed Broadbent reflects on the 1989 pledge
The statistics tell the story

Reports and Analyses

Sheila Block of the CCPA-Ontario on Ontario’s Fall Economic Update.

National

Linda McQuaig on the rich getting richer, faster than you think
Research shows that new immigrants took the brunt of the recession’s shrinking job market

International

“The establishment” is starting to understand that inequality is bad for the economy
And yet seven of the 30 largest corporations in US paid more to their CEOs than they did in taxes

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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. 2014 Canadian Housing Observer - November 2014
(Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)

2014 Canadian Housing Observer
http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/about/cahoob/cahoob_001.cfm
The Canadian Housing Observer presents a detailed annual review of housing conditions and trends in Canada and of the key factors behind them. It is an ideal resource for housing planners; researchers; policy makers; home builders; mortgage and real estate professionals; and municipal, provincial/territorial, and federal housing specialists.

Canadian Housing Observer
Highlighting the State of Canada's Housing
(PDF - 13MB, 287 pages)
http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/odpub/pdf/68189.pdf
November 2014
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Version française:
http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/odpub/pdf/68190.pdf?fr=1416596712172
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Individual chapters in PDF format:
http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/about/cahoob/cahoob_001.cfm
* Executive Summary
* Housing Affordability and Need
* Demographic Influences on Housing Demand
* Housing Markets
* Housing Finance
* Sustainable Housing
* Newcomers’ Housing

The annual Housing Observer report examines the state of Canada's housing from a variety of perspectives, combining national coverage with provincial/territorial and metropolitan detail. The report discusses influences on housing demand, housing markets, housing finance, housing affordability, EQuilibrium™ housing, and Newcomers’ housing.

Previous issues from - from 2003 to 2013
https://www03.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/catalog/productList.cfm?cat=122&lang=en&fr=1416596919452

Source:
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/

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

4. Universal Children's Day : 20 November 2014
(United Nations)

From the
United Nations:

[ http://www.un.org/ ]

Universal Children's Day
20 November 2014

http://www.un.org/en/events/childrenday/index.shtml

By Resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954 [ http://goo.gl/jnzvn8 ], the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. (...) The date 20 November, marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child [ http://goo.gl/8yhSwS ], in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child [ http://www.unicef.org/crc/ ], in 1989.
(...)
There is much to celebrate as we mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention, from declining infant mortality to rising school enrolment, but this historic milestone must also serve as an urgent reminder that much remains to be done. Too many children still do not enjoy their full rights on par with their peers.

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From UNICEF:
http://www.unicef.org/

Convention on the Rights of the Child
http://www.unicef.org/crc/

25 years after the CRC, it's time to ask: Is the world a better place for children?
http://www.unicef.org/crc/index_75896.html

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

5. 25 years after Ottawa’s pledge to end child poverty, it’s time to hit ‘reset’ - November 29
(Toronto Star)

25 years after Ottawa’s pledge to end child poverty, it’s time to hit ‘reset’
“There’s a remarkable degree of consensus on what it would take to end child poverty,” says one advocate.
But is there the political will?
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/11/19/25_years_after_ottawas_pledge_to_end_child_poverty_its_time_to_hit_reset.html
By Marco Chown Oved
November 19, 2014
It’s been 25 years since members of Parliament unanimously voted to eradicate child poverty. Their self-imposed deadline came and went almost 15 years ago. In that time, millions of children in Canada have grown up in deplorable conditions, often cold, hungry and ill — and some of them are now raising their own kids in the same situation.

Source:
Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/

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- Go to the National/Federal and International Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty2.htm

6. R.I.P. Canadian Women's Health Network / Réseau canadien pour la santé des femmes - November 21

R.I.P. Canadian Women's Health Network / Réseau canadien pour la santé des femmes
http://goo.gl/qWpNsd
November 21, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN) has decided to suspend the activities of the CWHN. This decision, effective Nov. 14, 2014, was not taken lightly. Despite efforts made by the CWHN, the support of partners and donors, and some notable successes along the way, the CWHN has not been able to secure sustainable funds to replace the federal funding that was withdrawn in 2013. The CWHN office is closed and the remaining staff members are being laid off.
(...)
The CWHN was not alone in losing its funding: the end of Health Canada's Women's Health Contribution Program (WHCP) meant that all Centres of Excellence for Women's Health and other partner organizations lost their funding in 2013. Some of these centres have already made the difficult decision to close their doors.

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Version française:
Le Réseau canadien pour la santé des femmes annonce la suspension de ses activités en raison d'un manque de fonds

(Cliquez le lien ci-dessus --- la version française suit l'anglais.)
Le 21 novembre 2014
Le conseil d'administration du Réseau canadien pour la santé des femmes (RCSF) a décidé de suspendre les activités du RCSF. Cette décision, qui a pris effet le 14 novembre dernier, n'a pas été prise à la légère. Malgré tous les efforts du RCSF, quelques réussites notables et le soutien indéfectible de ses donateurs et partenaires, le Réseau n'a pas réussi à remplacer le financement fédéral retiré en 2013. Le bureau du RCSF est fermé et les derniers membres du personnel ont été mis à pied.

Source:
Canadian Women's Health Network /
Réseau canadien pour la santé des femmes

http://www.cwhn.ca/

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- Go to the the Canadian Non-Governmental Sites about Women's Social Issues page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/womencanngo.htm

7. Ontario Government's Plan Is Taking a Balanced Path to Achieve a Balanced Budget by 2017–18 in Fair, Fiscally Responsible Manner - November 17

Ontario Government's Plan Is Building Opportunity, Securing Our Future
Province Taking a Balanced Path to Achieve a Balanced Budget by 2017–18 In Fair, Fiscally Responsible Manner

http://news.ontario.ca/mof/en/2014/11/ontario-governments-plan-is-building-opportunity-securing-our-future.html
News Release
November 17, 2014
Ontario is moving forward with its economic plan to grow the economy and create jobs. The government is committed to balancing the budget by 2017-18, and will do so in a way that is both fiscally responsible and fair.

Source:
Ontario Government News

http://news.ontario.ca/newsroom/en

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

8. SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - November 12 (2014) issue
[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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Latest issue of the
SPARmonitor
:

SPARmonitor : November 12 (2014) - issue 142 (PDF - 174K, 4 pages)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/SPAR_Research_Bulletin_142.pdf
November 12, 2014

This issue covers the following:

Ø Profiles for the City's new Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs)
Ø Social Profile #4: NHS Languages, Immigration, Income
Ø The State of Homelessness in Canada 2014
Ø Narrowing the Gap: The Difference that Public Sector Wages Make
Ø Progress on Women’s Rights
Ø 2014 Social Change Impact Report
Ø Closing the Prosperity Gap
Ø Ontario’s Full-Day Kindergarten: A Bold Public Policy Initiative

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...

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Selected earlier issues of the SPARmonitor
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk2.htm#spar
(This link will take you partway down the Ontario NGO Links page, where you'll find links to over three dozen earlier issues of the SPARmonitor going back to June 2011.)

[ 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. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, October 2014
- November 21
--- Elementary–Secondary Education Survey for Canada, the provinces and territories, 2012/2013 - November 21
--- Employment Insurance, September 2014 - November 20
--- Canadian Government Finance Statistics, 2008 to 2012 (provisional) - November 20
--- High-income trends among Canadian taxfilers, 1982 to 2012
- November 18
--- Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in August 2014 - November 18

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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November 21, 2014
Consumer Price Index, October 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141121/dq141121a-eng.htm
Consumer prices rose 2.4% in the 12 months to October, following a 2.0% increase in September. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.1% in October, after rising 0.2% in September.

November 21, 2014
Elementary–Secondary Education Survey for Canada, the provinces and territories, 2012/2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141121/dq141121b-eng.htm
Just over 5 million students were enrolled in elementary and secondary public school programs in Canada during the 2012/2013 school year, virtually unchanged from the previous year. From 2008/2009 to 2012/2013, the number of Canadian students enrolled in an elementary or secondary public school decreased annually, with a total reduction of 1.1% over the five-year period.

November 20, 2014
Employment Insurance, September 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141120/dq141120b-eng.htm
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits in September was 494,400, little changed from the previous month. Compared with September 2013, the number of beneficiaries decreased by 18,000 or 3.5%

November 19, 2014
Canadian Government Finance Statistics, 2008 to 2012
(provisional)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141119/dq141119a-eng.htm
Provisional estimates of the Canadian Government Finance Statistics (CGFS) are now available for the period 2008 to 2012. This is the first of three releases and covers the statement of operations for all components of general government, as well as federal and provincial and territorial government business enterprises. Data on the functional expenses will be released on November 26, followed by the financial assets and liabilities in early 2015.

November 18, 2014
High-income trends among Canadian taxfilers, 1982 to 2012

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141118/dq141118b-eng.htm
Canada's top 1% of taxfilers saw their share of total income fall to a six-year low in 2012. The top 1% held 10.3% of total income in 2012, down from 10.6% in 2011, and well below the historical peak of 12.1% reached in 2006. The share of the top 5% of taxfilers declined from 25.1% in 2006 to 23.6% in 2012, while the share of the top 10% of taxfilers fell from 36.1% to 34.9% during the same period.

November 18, 2014
Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in August 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/141118/dq141118c-eng.htm
Canadian businesses reported 234,000 job vacancies in August, relatively unchanged compared with August 2013. There were 6.0 unemployed people for every job vacancy, little changed from 12 months earlier. The national job vacancy rate was 1.5% in August, the same as the rate observed a year earlier.

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

November 22, 2014
What's new online this week:

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

ChildCare2020: Canada’s 4th national policy conference
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/11/childcare2020-canada%E2%80%99s-4th-national-policy-conference
19 Nov 2014 | Canada
The ChildCare2020 conference in Winnipeg Nov 13-15 2014 was a huge success. After two and a half days of discussion and collaboration, it is very clear that we are all ready for a national child care program. There was immense enthusiasm and solidarity on the need to build on the vision, energy and messages of ChildCare2020.

Research, Evidence and Policy: Mobilizing Knowledge
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/11/research-evidence-and-policy-mobilizing-knowledge
19 Nov 2014 | Canada
A tremendously successful one-day research conference was held on November 13 in Winnipeg, preceding ChildCare2020. The conference was organized by the Moving Child Care Forward Project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada's Connections program. It presented 26 panel presentations and nine poster presentations by academic, government and independent ECEC researchers in multiple disciplines. Visit www.movingchildcareforward.ca for more information.

Opposition day motion : child care
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/11/opposition-day-motionchild-care
19 Nov 2014 | Ontario
NDP and Liberal Caucuses carry motion to "partner with the federal government to ensure that every parent in Ontario has access to child care at a cost of no more than $15 a day per child".

Response re: Bill 10
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/11/response-re-bill-10
19 Nov 2014 | Ontario
CRRU's response to Bill 10 is supportive of the overall intent and direction of the legislation and argues that, "much more is needed to even begin to address children’s basic safety and protection, let alone the universal, high quality early childhood education and care that should be the hallmark of the Ontario Ministry of Education".

Families at the centre: What do low income families say about care and education for their young children?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/14/11/families-centre-what-do-low-income-families-say-about-care-
19 Nov 2014 | Australia and New Zealand
Study from the Social Policy Research Centrem UNSW explored how ECEC fits into the lives of low-income families with children below school age. The findings point to the need for "flexible, responsive services that have wide horizons and are not narrowly focused on the education and care of children"

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

Low income families excluded from early childhood services
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/11/low-income-families-excluded-early-childhood-services
19 Nov 2014 | Australia and New Zealand

Public daycare flat fee will most likely get the axe, family minister says
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/11/public-daycare-flat-fee-will-most-likely-get-axe-family-minister-say
19 Nov 2014 | Quebec

Childcare benefits red tape putting off low income parents
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/11/childcare-benefits-red-tape-putting-low-income-parents
19 Nov 2014 | Australia and New Zealand

Province funds 200 new Island childcare spaces
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/11/province-funds-200-new-island-childcare-spaces-0
19 Nov 2014 | British Columbia

Mulcair praised for universal daycare
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/14/11/mulcair-praised-universal-daycare
18 Nov 2014 | Canada

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:

November 21, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/11/21/
US Unemployment (3 articles)
Involuntary Part-Time Employment
Child Care Subsidies
Low-Income College Students (2 articles)
Child Poverty – Canada (2 articles)

November 20, 2014
No Poverty Dispatch today.

November 19, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/11/19/
Child Care Subsidies – Missouri

November 18, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/11/18/
Medicaid Expansion – North Carolina
High-Poverty Schools – California

November 17, 2014
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/2014/11/17/
Child Homelessness in the US

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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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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):

20 November 2014 - CRINmail issue 1404
https://www.crin.org/en/home/what-we-do/crinmail/crinmail-1404
In this issue:
Marking the 25th anniversary of the CRC
Access to justice for children in Monaco
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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30 years makes a difference

1970: Long hair.
2000: Longing for hair.

1970: The perfect high.
2000: The perfect high yield mutual fund.

1970: Keg.
2000: EKG.

1970: Acid Rock.
2000: Acid Reflux.

1970: Moving to California because it's cool.
2000: Moving to California because it's warm.

1970: Growing pot.
2000: Growing pot belly.

1970: Watching John Glenn's historic flight with your parents.
2000: Watching John Glenn's historic flight with your children.

1970: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Elizabeth Taylor.
2000: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Elizabeth Taylor.

1970: Popping pills, smoking joints.
2000: Popping joints, taking pills.

1970: President struggles with Fidel.
2000: President struggles with fidelity.

1970: The Grateful Dead.
2000: Dr. Kervorkian.

1970: Getting out to a hip new joint.
2000: Getting a new hip joint.

1970: Rolling Stones.
2000: Kidney stones.

1970: Being called into the principal's office.
2000: Calling the principal's office.

1970: Screw the system.
2000: Upgrade the system.

1970: Peace sign.
2000: Mercedes logo.

1970: Parents begging you to get your hair cut.
2000: Children begging you to get their heads shaved.

1970: Take acid.
2000: Take antacid.

Source:
http://www.robinsweb.com/humor/30years.html

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Charming TED Talks for a boost on a bad day
https://www.ted.com/playlists/167/charming_talks_for_a_boost_on

11 must-see TED Talks
http://www.ted.com/playlists/77/new_to_ted

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Is your pee the right colour [Infographic]
A helpful guide to urine appearance
http://www.popsci.com/article/science/your-pee-right-color-infographic
You're welcome.

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Twelve things that men and women do differently
http://www.tickld.com/cdn_image_article/a_534_20140531205754.jpg

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Imagine
http://goo.gl/T5qJg2

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How much is 100 calories?
http://imgur.com/gallery/yX0v3
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