Canadian Social Research Newsletter
November 26, 2017

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

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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

* Edges of Toronto : A penniless woman becomes a voice for Canada's poor - November 17 (Inside Toronto.com)
* Ontario Breaking Ground in Indigenous Postsecondary Education - November 23
* Canada’s National Housing Strategy:: A place to call home - November 21
* Federal Support for Low Income Individuals and Families - November 21 (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
* 2017 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada - November 21 (Auditor General of Canada)
* Ontario Implementing Plan to Create Fairness and Opportunity - November 14 (Ontario Ministry of Finance)
* ALLAboard : Manitoba’s Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion Strategy 2016/17 Annual Report
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- A cannabis economic account – The framework - November 21
--- Study: Barriers to Labour Mobility in Canada - November 17
--- Consumer Price Index, October 2017 - November 17
--- Study: Barriers to Labour Mobility in Canada - November 17
--- Deaths and causes of death, 2014 - November 17
--- Spending on research and development in the higher education sector, 2015 - November 16
--- High-income trends among Canadian tax filers, 2015 - November 15
--- Socioeconomic disparities in birth outcomes - November 15
--- Life in the fast lane: How are Canadians managing? 2016
--- Study: Linking labour demand and labour supply: Job vacancies and the unemployed
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

Gilles
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[ gilseg@rogers.com ]

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Edges of Toronto : A penniless woman becomes a voice for Canada's poor - November 17
(Inside Toronto.com)

Edges of Toronto : A penniless woman becomes a voice for Canada's poor
Opinion November 17, 2017
https://www.insidetoronto.com/opinion-story/7915270-edges-of-toronto-a-penniless-woman-becomes-a-voice-for-canada-s-poor/
By Mike Adler
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They wanted someone who knows poverty, and Boh Lee Soh is penniless. Soh, 56, shares a Scarborough basement with five people, but that’s better than her last room, cold and damp, where her leg swelled until she couldn’t walk. It’s better than being homeless, which Soh was years ago.
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Soh lives in an illegal rooming house. People like her are invisible to their neighbours, let alone politicians running this city and country. So it’s startling she’s one of two people from Greater Toronto chosen to advise the Canadian National Poverty Strategy. (The other Toronto advisor is John Stapleton, 67, also from Scarborough, an expert on income security programs which do so little to help people like Soh.)

[ Click the link above to read the complete article. ]

Source:
Inside Toronto.com
https://www.insidetoronto.com/

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

Ontario Breaking Ground in Indigenous Postsecondary Education - November 23

Ontario Breaking Ground in Indigenous Postsecondary Education
https://news.ontario.ca/maesd/en/2017/11/ontario-breaking-ground-in-indigenous-postsecondary-education.html
News Release
November 23, 2017
Ontario is taking a historic step in recognizing the unique role Indigenous Institutes have in the province's postsecondary education system with the introduction of new legislation that, if passed, would transfer key functions and oversight to Indigenous people.
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As announced in the 2017 Federal Budget, Statistics Canada will develop a comprehensive housing database that integrates social, economic and financial information to produce official housing statistics.

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

- Go to the Canadian Universities and Colleges Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/univbkmrk.htm

Canada’s National Housing Strategy:A place to call home - November 21
(A place to call home)

Canada’s National Housing Strategy:
A place to call home
(PDF - 40 pages)
https://www.placetocallhome.ca/pdfs/Canada-National-Housing-Strategy.pdf
November 2017
The Government of Canada believes every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable home. Affordable housing is a cornerstone of inclusive communities. It helps to strengthen the middle class and grow the economy. Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy is a 10-year, $40-billion plan that will give more Canadians a place to call home.

Source:
A Place to Call Home

https://www.placetocallhome.ca

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

Federal Support for Low Income Individuals and Families - November 21
(Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)

Federal Support for Low Income Individuals and Families (PDF- 35 pages)
November 21, 2017
http://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/web/default/files/Documents/Reports/2017/Fed%20Support%20for%20Low%20Income%20Families/Federal%20Support%20for%20Low%20Income%20Individuals%20and%20Families_EN.pdf

In 2016, the federal Government committed to developing a poverty reduction strategy. To support parliamentarians in their deliberations regarding this strategy, the Parliamentary Budget Officer initiated a census of all existing federal support and services to low income Canadians and vulnerable groups.

Still unable to access content from the above file?
Try clicking this link :
http://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/en/blog/news/Fed_Support_Low_Income
...and then click "Get the report"

Source:
Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer
http://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/
The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) supports Parliament by providing analysis, including analysis of macro-economic and fiscal policy, for the purposes of raising the quality of parliamentary debate and promoting greater budget transparency and accountability.

PBO Blog
http://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/en/blog/news
The PBO’s mandate is to provide independent analysis to Parliament on the budget, the estimates and other documents, as well as matters of particular significance relating to the nation’s finances or economy listed in the PBO’s annual work plan; and at the request of a committee or a parliamentarian, to estimate the financial cost of any proposal that relates to matters over which Parliament has jurisdiction. Certain committees can also request analyses of the nation’s finances or economy or the estimates.

2017 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada - November 21
(Auditor General of Canada)

2017 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada
http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/mr_20171121_e_42704.html
November 21, 2017
In his 2017 Fall Reports tabled today in Parliament, the Auditor General of Canada, Michael Ferguson, presents the results of 6 audits completed by his Office since last summer.
Report 1 --- Phoenix Pay Problems
Report 2 - Call Centres (Canada Revenue Agency)
Report 3 --- Settlement Services for Syrian Refugees—Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Report 4 --- Oral Health Programs for First Nations and Inuit—Health Canada
Report 5 --- Preparing Women Offenders for Release—Correctional Service Canada
Report 6 --- Royal Military College of Canada—National Defence
Appendix --- Costs of Crown Corporation Audits
Costs of Crown Corporation Audits
Special Examination Reports—2017
*** Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
*** National Capital Commission

Sources:
Auditor General of Canada
http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/

Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-advanced-education-and-skills-development

Ministry of Finance
https://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/index.html

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- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Agriculture to Environment ) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk.htm

Ontario Implementing Plan to Create Fairness and Opportunity - November 14
(Ontario Ministry of Finance)

News Release
Ontario Implementing Plan to Create Fairness and Opportunity:
Province Releases 2017 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review

https://news.ontario.ca/mof/en/2017/11/ontario-implementing-plan-to-create-fairness-and-opportunity.html?_ga=2.148453488.677895506.1511465176-884938455.1511465176
November 14, 2017
Ontario is moving forward with its plan to create fairness and opportunity for people across the province with the release of the 2017 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review.

Read the 2017 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review
https://ontario.ca/fallstatement?_ga=2.49354862.919656344.1511700996-884938455.1511465176
The Review is an update on Ontario's finances and our key commitments since the 2017 Budget.

Source:
Ontario Ministry of Finance

https://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/

ALLAboard : Manitoba’s Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion Strategy 2016/17
Annual Report

ALLAboard : Manitoba’s Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion Strategy, 2016/17 Annual Report (PDF - 40 pages) http://gov.mb.ca/allaboard/pubs/all_aboard_annual_report_2016_17.pdf
September 2017
The Poverty Reduction Strategy Act (PRSA) came into effect June 6, 2011. This annual report provides an update of the twenty-one poverty reduction and social inclusion indicators prescribed by regulation that have been used to measure the progress of this Strategy.

Manitoba Families Annual Report, 2016 – 2017 (PDF, 168 pages)
http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/about/pubs/fsar_2016-17.pdf
Pursuant to The Poverty Reduction Strategy Act, this document reports on the status of 21 indicators of poverty reduction and social inclusion in the fiscal year 2016/17.

The 21 indicators are organized by theme or "pillar", and there are four pillars:

Pillar One --- Safe, Affordable Housing in Supportive Communities
Pillar Two --- Education, Jobs and Income Support
Pillar Three --- Strong, Healthy Families
Pillar Four --- Accessible Co-ordinated Services
These indicators were selected because they are reliable, valid, inclusive, understandable, meaningful, relevant, consistent and comparable over a four-year period.

For more info about each of the pillars and the indicators, click the link immediately above (the one with 168 pages)

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Provincial reports:

The Campaign 2000 website [ http://www.campaign2000.ca/ ] features report cards from provincial partners in Nova Scotia, Manitoba and British Columbia, aas well as media releases from those provinces, and an infographic featuring key findings and recommendations. Report Cards from our other provincial partners, including Ontario, will be released as soon as they are available.

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

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
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A cannabis economic account – The framework - November 21
--- Study: Barriers to Labour Mobility in Canada - November 17
--- Consumer Price Index, October 2017
- November 17
--- Study: Barriers to Labour Mobility in Canada - November 17
--- Deaths and causes of death, 2014 - November 17
--- Spending on research and development in the higher education sector, 2015 - November 16
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High-income trends among Canadian tax filers, 2015 - November 15
--- Socioeconomic disparities in birth outcomes - November 15
--- Life in the fast lane: How are Canadians managing? 2016
--- Study: Linking labour demand and labour supply: Job vacancies and the unemployed

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html

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
Select day / month / year to access issues of The Daily going back to 1995.

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November 21, 2017
A cannabis economic account – The framework
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/171121/dq171121b-eng.htm
Canada's society and economy continue to grow and evolve. Statistics Canada strives to keep its programs up to date with changing trends and circumstances to ensure Canadians are well informed about current developments. This means Statistics Canada has to innovate and invest in the statistical system continuously. Statistics Canada is therefore preparing Canada's statistical system to capture the associated economic and social implications of the prospective legalization of cannabis.

Related products:

Preparing the statistical system for the legalization of cannabis
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/IPS/display?cat_num=13-605-X201700114840

System of Macroeconomic Accounts
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/nea-cen/index-eng.htm

Methodological Guide: Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/IPS/display?cat_num=13-607-X

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November 17, 2017
Consumer Price Index, October 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/171117/dq171117a-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 1.4% on a year-over-year basis in October, following a 1.6% gain in September.

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November 17, 2017
Study: Barriers to Labour Mobility in Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/171117/dq171117d-eng.htm
Over the past five decades, the percentage of the working age population migrating to other provinces has dropped from roughly 2% in the early 1970s to about 1% in 2015.

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November 16, 2017
Deaths and causes of death, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/171116/dq171116c-eng.htm

The total number of deaths in Canada reached 258,821 in 2014, the highest annual number recorded since the introduction of the Vital Statistics registration system in 1921. Every province and territory reported a record high number of deaths in 2014, except Nova Scotia, Yukon and Nunavut.

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November 16, 2017
Spending on research and development in the higher education sector, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/171116/dq171116d-eng.htm
Research and development (R&D) spending estimates for Canadian higher education institutions in 2015/2016 was $13.2 billion, up 2.8% from 2014/2015.

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November 15, 2017
High-income trends among Canadian tax filers, 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/171115/dq171115a-eng.htm
The top 1% of individual tax filers saw their share of total income rise by almost one percentage point from 2014 to 2015, the result of a sharp increase in the dividend income from Canadian corporations. This was the first increase in the share of total income going to the top 1% since 2006.

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November 15, 2017
Socioeconomic disparities in birth outcomes
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/171115/dq171115b-eng.htm
In recent years in Canada, about 9% of babies born are small for their gestational age (SGA) and 8% are born preterm. Given that these babies are at increased risk of infant illness or death, and at increased risk of health problems in later life, it is important to understand the factors that might contribute to these birth outcomes.

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November 14, 2017
Life in the fast lane: How are Canadians managing? 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/171114/dq171114a-eng.htm

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November 1, 2017
Study: Linking labour demand and labour supply: Job vacancies and the unemployed
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/171101/dq171101a-eng.htm

In the two-year period from January 2015 to December 2016, there was an average of 1.33 million unemployed persons and 390,100 vacant jobs in Canada. Taken together, there were 3.4 unemployed persons for each job vacancy.

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http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk2.htm

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 26, 2017
What's new online this week:

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

A poverty-free Canada requires Federal leadership: 2017 report card on child and family poverty in Canada
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/11/poverty-free-canada-requires-federal-leadership-2017-report
22 Nov 2017 | Canada
New, robust report from Campaign 2000 analyzes child poverty and associated social policies in Canada. The Canada Child Benefit (pg.11) and maternity and parental leave policy (pg.3) are discussed, as is the need for a universal, sustainably funded, high-quality early childhood education and care system (pg.16). Sound recommendations to tackle systemic barriers are highlights. Report cards by province also available.

The integration of early childhood systems within education
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/11/integration-early-childhood-systems-within-education
22 Nov 2017 | International
Study examines the existence of split systems of child care and education and how integration of services has occurred, with attention to guiding rationales. International cases are assessed and findings reveal largely positive outcomes, especially for children 0-3; the ECEC workforce; and on families' ability to access services.

Canadian 24-hour movement guidelines for the early years (0-4 years)
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/11/canadian-24-hour-movement-guidelines-early-years-0-4-years
22 Nov 2017 | Canada
New guidelines developed by Canadian experts released this week regarding recommended activity levels for children 0-4. Qualitative factors, minimums and activities are applied to sitting, movement and sleeping.

Changes to Maternity/Parental Leave Benefits
15 Nov 2017 | Canada
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/11/changes-maternityparental-leave-benefits
The changes announced this week to Employment Insurance maternity and parental leave benefits in Canada stimulated considerable public debate. Questions arose regarding eligibility, duration, payment, gender issues, and the alignment of parental leave with affordable child care. This page presents the new policies, responses and associated news coverage.

Children's representations of cultural scripts in play: Facilitating transition from home to preschool in an intercultural early learning program for refugee children
15 Nov 2017 | International
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/11/childrens-representations-cultural-scripts-play-facilitatin
Article investigates how play can be used as a means of integrating refugee children into early learning environments in ways that preserve existing capacities, languages and cultural identities while forming new connections and sense of belonging. Authors emphasize the role of adults in influencing play and best practices for integrating multicultural contexts in ways that benefit children.

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MORE research, policy & practice
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice
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2. Child care in the news
Use the keyword search below for searching child care in the news in the online documents database.

Indigenous population growing rapidly, languages surging: census
http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/indigenous-census-rapid-growth-1.4370727
25 October 2017

A thousand nurseries close as free childcare scheme falters
23 Nov 2017 | Europe
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/thousand-nurseries-close-free-childcare-scheme-falters

Why longer parental leave may not shorten wait times for P.E.I. daycares
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/why-longer-parental-leave-may-not-shorten-wait-times-pei-daycares
23 Nov 2017 | Prince Edward Island

Manitoba: Speech from the throne: Child care and early years education
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/manitoba-speech-throne-child-care-and-early-years-education
22 Nov 2017 | Manitoba

Liberal government urged to be more aggressive in tackling poverty
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/liberal-government-urged-be-more-aggressive-tackling-poverty
22 Nov 2017 | Canada

Toddlers need at least 3 hours of physical activity a day, new guidelines suggest
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/11/toddlers-need-least-3-hours-physical-activity-day-new-guidelines-sug
22 Nov 2017 | Canada

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

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Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU):
http://www.childcarecanada.org

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.

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NOTE: (by Gilles)
I've decided to suspend any further updates to the CRINMAIL newsletter archive because of of Internet gremlins. If you click on "Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive" below, you'll note that the latest issue of CRINMAIL is dated December 2016 because that's when I ceased updating the Archives pages for several online newsletters, some that went right back to Y2K. I've left those pages online but I won't be updating them.

Here (below) is the link to the latest issue of CRINMAIL:

22 November 2017 - CRINmail issue 1558
http://mailchi.mp/crin/the-week-in-childrens-rights-699681-e4qudyz4fb-699697?e=007dcf26d9
In this issue:
New Deprivation of Liberty campaign site
Latest news and reports
- Arrest and detention
- Violence against children
- Exploitation
- Upcoming events
- Employment
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Upcoming events
Also in this issue:
- World news
- Publications
- Events
- Issues
- Law
- Advocacy
- Challenging violations
- Take action
- Campaigns
- Guides

Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive I (2014-2015- 2016)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue in 2014 and 2015, as per the above latest issue..

Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive II (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
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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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