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Canadian Social Research Newsletter
January 27, 2008

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

The e-mail version of this week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 1853 subscribers.

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

IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian Content

1. Early Impacts of the learn$ave Individual Development Accounts Project (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation) - January 2008
2. [Ontario] Pre-budget submission, January 2008 (Ontario Campaign 2000) - January 21
3. GoDaycare.com - find and review day care providers in Canada
4.
Child Welfare League of Canada E-News service
5. What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Consumer Price Index, December 2007 - January 25
--- Study: The dynamics of housing affordability, 2002 to 2004 - January 25
--- Study: Immigrants in the hinterlands, 1992 to 2005 - January 25
--- Study: Female offenders, 2005 - January 24
--- Current economic conditions - January 24
--- Study: Obesity and the eating habits of the Aboriginal population, 2004 - January 23
--- Leading indicators, December 2007 - January 23
--- Study: Life expectancy in the Inuit-inhabited areas of Canada, 1989 to 2003 - January 23
--- Employment Insurance, November 2007
- January 22
6. Deficits not always the work of the devil (The Toronto Star) - January 22
7. People and Planet - gateway to environment, sustainability, conservation and peace
8. Aboriginal Peoples - from Library and Archives Canada

9. Society Statistics - from the Government of Canada
10. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - January 25

International Content

11. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
12. The State of the World's Children 2008 : Survival (United Nations Children's Fund) - January 22
13. International trends in housing and policy responses (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute) - December 2007
14.
Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - Selected recent content:
--- Child protection Australia 2006-07 - Posted 24-01-2008
--- Community housing 2006-07: Commonwealth State Housing Agreement national data report - Posted 24-01-2008
--- The coming famine - Posted 18-01-2008
15. CRINMAIL 948, 949 - January 2008 (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

Have a great week!

Gilles Séguin
Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com

1. Learning to Save, Saving to Learn: Early Impacts of the learn$ave Individual Development Accounts Project - January 2008
(Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)

Early results show low-income Canadians can save for their education
News Release
January 25, 2008
A new report released by SRDC presents the 18-month results of the Individual Development Accounts project learn$ave. The program has so far yielded positive effects on saving and budgeting, as well as participants’ attitudes towards education.

Learning to Save, Saving to Learn: Early Impacts of the learn$ave Individual Development Accounts Project, a new report released by SRDC, presents the 18-month results of learn$ave, a project designed to demonstrate how Individual Development Accounts can encourage low-income adults to save in order to increase their human capital by participating in education or training, or starting a small business.

Download the full report (PDF file - 525K, 115 pages)
January 2008
Download the executive summary (PDF file - 1.9MB, 12 pages)

Find out more about learn$ave
The learn$ave project was conceived and implemented in 2000 by Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), and is being funded by Human Resources and Social Development Canada. The evaluation of learn$ave is being conducted by SRDC.

Source:
Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC)
SRDC’s two-part mission is to help policy-makers and practitioners identify social policies and programs that improve the well-being of all Canadians, with a special concern for the effects on the disadvantaged, and to raise the standards of evidence that are used in assessing social policies and programs

- Go to the Asset-Based Social Policies Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/assets.htm
- Go to the Education Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/education.htm
- Go to the Social Research Organizations (I) in Canada page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/research.htm
- Go to the Canadian Universities and Colleges Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/univbkmrk.htm

2. [Ontario] Pre-budget submission, January 2008 - January 21
(Ontario Campaign 2000)

[Ontario] Pre-budget submission, January 2008 (PDF file - 46K, 4 pages)
January 21, 2008
Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance & Economic Affairs Pre-Budget Hearings
Queen’s Park, Toronto
Presented by Jacquie Maund, Coordinator, Ontario Campaign 2000

Time for Initial Steps in Poverty Reduction Strategy
Campaign 2000 Calls for a Down Payment on Poverty Reduction in the 2008 Budget
(small PDF file, 1 page)
Media Release
January 21, 2008
TORONTO, ON, January 21 – The McGuinty government should seize the opportunity of the 2008 budget to take initial steps on a Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario, said Campaign 2000, a 55 Ontario partner coalition working to end child and family poverty, in a pre-budget submission today.
Source:
Ontario Campaign 2000

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

3. GoDaycare.com - find and review day care providers in Canada

GoDaycare.com
"an independent resource for Canadian parents who are looking for daycare centres for their kids. GoDaycare.com's reviews, ratings and comments provide a realistic perspective of childcare providers in Canada because they are written by parents for parents"

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

4. Child Welfare League of Canada E-News service

Child Welfare League of Canada E-News service
The Child Welfare League of Canada e-newsletter is the CWLC's way of keeping in touch with you. In it, you will find articles of interest about child protection, child rights, child and youth mental health, youth justice, along with sections on upcoming conferences and events, recent publications in your area of interest, job postings and announcements.

Source:
Child Welfare League of Canada
The Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC) is a membership-based, national organization dedicated to promoting the protection and well-being of vulnerable young people. CWLC plays a significant role in promoting best practices among those in the field of child welfare, child rights, child and youth mental health and youth justice.

Selected content from the latest e-newsletter (January 2008):

Ken Dryden Scholarships - The National Youth in Care Network is now accepting applications from youth in care for the Ken Dryden Scholarship (for post-secondary studies).

Addressing the Falling Fortunes of Young Children and their Families: A community building approach - Published by Campaign 2000
This is a two-year national project (January 2006 - March 2008) which aims to identify strategies to improve the income and wages, including the living wage, of young families and their children.

Children as Change Agents: A review of child participation
in the periodic reporting on the Convention of the Rights of the Child
(773K, 20 pages)
Published by Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) and World Vision Canada
This report examines "meaningful" and "ethical" children's participation but essentially, it means that children's participation must be guided by the general principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, namely: non-discrimination, the best interest of the child, the right to life, survival and development and respect for the child's views.
Access the full report here.

Children as Change Agents: Guidelines for child participation
in the periodic reporting on the Convention of the Rights of the Child
(PDF file - 1.7MB, 76 pages)
[Summary + links to further resources]
Published by Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) and World Vision Canada
Report analyses alternative reports that have included children. The guidelines respond to the gap in information concerning children's involvement in the reporting process, and hope to promote and strengthen children's meaningful participation within this area.

Centre for Research on Children in the United States (CROCUS)
CROCUS at Georgetown University has worked on a variety of research projects relating to children and public policy. Faculty and students have also examined child traffic fatalities, juvenile justice, and the strategies of child advocacy groups, among other research projects.

When Youth Age Out of Care - Where to from there? (PDF file - 1.8MB, 62 pages)
By Deborah Rutman, Carol Hubberstey and April Feduniw
Based on a three-year longitudinal study and presents findings from 4 waves of interviews. Youth from this study were found to to have a lower level of education; be more likely to rely on income assistance as their main source of income; have a more fragile social support network; experience considerable transience and housing instability; and be parenting. In relation to criminal activities, youths' involvement with the criminal justice system declined over time. However, subsequent to leaving care, they continued to be victimized in various ways.

[ more reports on children leaving the child protection system ]
- click the link above, then scroll down the next page to "Promoting Positive Outcomes for Youth From Care"
- from the University of Victoria School of Social Work

Related link:

Youth Leaving Care – How Do They Fare?
Briefing Paper
(PDF file - 242K, 31 pages)
September 2005
By Anne Tweddle
Source:
Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working Age Adults ("MISWAA") - they produced the report
Laidlaw Foundation
(they funded the report)

Subscribe to the Child Welfare League of Canada E-News service
NOTE: this is a link to the CWLC home page; the link to the email newsletter is near the bottom right-hand corner of that page
OR
Send an email message to info@cwlc.ca (CWLC Communications)
asking to be added to the list (service également disponible en français)

- Go to the Children, Families and Youth Links (NGO) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnngo.htm

5. What's New from Statistics Canada:
---
Consumer Price Index, December 2007 - January 25
--- Study: The dynamics of housing affordability, 2002 to 2004 - January 25
--- Study: Immigrants in the hinterlands, 1992 to 2005 - January 25
--- Study: Female offenders, 2005
- January 24
--- Current economic conditions
- January 24
--- Study: Obesity and the eating habits of the Aboriginal population, 2004 - January 23
--- Leading indicators, December 2007 - January 23
--- Study: Life expectancy in the Inuit-inhabited areas of Canada, 1989 to 2003 - January 23
---
Employment Insurance, November 2007 - January 22

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

January 25, 2008
Consumer Price Index, December 2007
Consumer prices increased 2.4% between December 2006 and December 2007, a slight deceleration from the 12-month change of 2.5% posted in November. Again this month, higher gasoline prices and mortgage interest costs were the main factors driving the increase.

January 25, 2008
Study: The dynamics of housing affordability, 2002 to 2004
Almost 3 out of every 10 Canadians spent more than 30% of household income on shelter at some point between 2002 and 2004, according to a new study. But only slightly less than 1 out of every 10 did so for all three years. The study, published today in the online edition of Perspectives on Labour and Income, also showed that in any one year during this period, only about one-fifth of Canadians surpassed this benchmark.

Related links:

The dynamics of housing affordability
January 2008
Highlights
Full article:
HTML

PDF
(155K, 12 pages)

January 25, 2008
Study: Immigrants in the hinterlands, 1992 to 2005
Where immigrants choose to settle appears to have an impact on their economic integration. It is much faster outside the large urban centres. In the larger urban centres, immigrants face a large initial income disadvantage and subsequent increases are not enough for them to achieve parity with other Canadians

Related links:

Immigrants in the hinterlands
January 2008
Highlights
Full article:
HTML

PDF
(156K, 10 pages)

January 24, 2008
Study: Female offenders, 2005

January 24, 2008
Current economic conditions

January 23, 2008
Study: Obesity and the eating habits of the Aboriginal population, 2004
Off-reserve Aboriginal people aged 19 to 50 living in Ontario and the Western provinces in 2004 were two and a half times more likely to be obese or overweight, compared with their non-Aboriginal contemporaries, according to a new study.

January 23, 2008
Leading indicators, December 2007

January 23, 2008
Study: Life expectancy in the Inuit-inhabited areas of Canada, 1989 to 2003

January 22, 2008
Employment Insurance, November 2007 (preliminary)
Previous release
An estimated 446,030 Canadians (seasonally adjusted) received regular Employment Insurance benefits in November, down 5,790 people from October and the fourth consecutive monthly decline. The decline has been widespread over this period, affecting eight provinces.

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

6. Deficits not always the work of the devil - January 22
(The Toronto Star)

Deficits not always the work of the devil
January 22, 2008
By Thomas Walkom
With an economic recession almost certainly in the offing, Canadians will have to conquer their fear of government deficits. Deficit financing – allowing governments to temporarily spend more than they take in – has been anathema since the early '90s. That's the last time Canada faced a serious recession. It's also when economic conservatism reached its high-water mark. Backed by the financial press, a powerful coalition of interests managed to convince all major political parties that government spending was the biggest danger facing Canada.
Source:
The Toronto Star

- Go to the Canadian Government Budgets Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/budgets.htm

7. People and Planet - gateway to environment, sustainability, conservation and peace

NOTE : Environmental issues and sustainability aren't currently part of the themes covered in Canadian Social Research Links, but this website and its companion websites are so impressive that I just have to share this work with you.

People and Planet
People & Planet is a unique gateway to environment, sustainability, conservation and peace, in Canada and beyond. We are probably best known for our listings of jobs, contracts and internships, volunteer opportunities, and events. Each of these has a corresponding section of the website, and an e-mail list.

People and Planet Calendar
Announcing the 2008 People & Planet Calendar: over one hundred green, sustainable events from across Canada, with more arriving daily. Events, workshops, conferences, courses, outings, etc.
The People & Planet Calendar is THE place to find green and environmental events in Canada. Only a few weeks into 2008, there are over a hundred events listed, with more arriving daily.

Links, Gateways & Guides
Thematic directories & guides of hard-to-find information related to environment, peace, sustainability, social issues. Organizations · ideas · information · events · resources · opportunities · products & services · more...
Contents:
* Events, Activities, Calendars * Jobs, Contracts, Internships, Volunteering * Health Alternatives * Food, Gardening & Agriculture * Products & Services (green, fair trade, etc.) * Environment & Sustainable Living * Community & Housing * Poverty & Social Justice * War, Peace & Civil Rights * Business, Economics & Trade * Communication, Media & Activism * Computer & Internet

8. Aboriginal Peoples - from Library and Archives Canada

Aboriginal Peoples
(Click the link above to access any of the features below)
* Aboriginal Documentary Heritage
* Aboriginal Peoples - Guide to the Records of the Government of Canada
* Aboriginal Resources and Services
* The Canadian West
* Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
* Government of Canada Files (ArchiviaNet Research Tool)
* Indian Affairs Annual Reports 1864-1990
* Indian Reserves - Western Canada (ArchiviaNet Research Tool)
* Louis Riel, the Red River Rebellion (Unpublished Thematic Guides)
* Métis Land Claims
* Métis Scrip Records (ArchiviaNet Research Tool)
* Naskapi Lexicon
* Native Residential Schools in Canada: A Selective Bibliography
* Pride and Dignity: Aboriginal Portraits
* Project Naming (available in Inuktitut)
* Red and Black Series (ArchiviaNet Research Tool)
* Treaties, Surrenders and Agreements (ArchiviaNet Research Tool)
* Treaty 8: 1899-1999
* Western Land Grants, 1870-1930 (ArchiviaNet Research Tool)
Source:
Library and Archives Canada

Browse the Library and Archives Canada collection by topic:
* Aboriginal Peoples * Art and Photography * Biography/People * Black History * Disasters * Exploration and Settlement * Film * Gardening * Judaica * Labour * Literature * Music * National Identity * Newspapers * Philately and Postal History * Politics and Government * Printing and Publishing * Sports * Theatre * Transportation and Travel * UFOs * War and Military

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

9. Society Statistics - from the Government of Canada

Society Statistics
Examine statistical profiles of Canada's people - employment, education, population, health, and more.
- incl. links to the following:
* 2001 Census of Canada * 2001 Community Profiles * Canadian Statistics by Subject * Historical Statistics of Canada * Population and demography * Population Pyramid * Provincial and Territorial Statistics * Statistical Profile of Canadian Communities * Statistics on Canadian Social Conditions.
Source:
Government of Canada

- Go to the Social Statistics Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm

10. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - January 25

What's new from the
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) :

January 25

What's new online

Toronto Operating Criteria ratings: Quality ratings for Toronto child care centres
25 Jan 08 - Website from the City of Toronto for parents to view Toronto Operating Criteria quality ratings now available.

Challenges and opportunities in early childhood: Views of the CEOs of the Big Three
25 Jan 08 - Report from Child Care Exchange on the viewpoints of the three largest for profit care organizations’ CEOs in North America about trends in the ECE field.

Results of early childhood education (ECE) staffing survey: October/ November 2007
25 Jan 08 - Report from First Call BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition conveys the results from their ECE staffing survey on key issues and concerns in the ECE field.

Democracy and gender equality at pre-school and lower primary school:
Relations between gender policy, perspectives and practice in Swedish pre-and primary schools

25 Jan 08 - Paper from Malmo University, Sweden, describes how pre-school and lower primary school teachers view aspects of their profession in regards to democracy and gender equality.

more WHAT'S NEW ONLINE »

Child care in the news

· Liberals defend their record on Ontario’s child-care services [CA-ON] 25 Jan 08
· A simpler, fairer child benefit [CA-ON] 23 Jan 08
· City daycare ratings go public [CA-ON] 23 Jan 08
· Children are Sweden’s top priority [UK] 22 Jan 08
· Politicians hold key to children’s futures [CA-ON] 21 Jan 08
· Providing proper child care is not so simple [AU] 21 Jan 08
· A child-care lesson from Canada [AU] 19 Jan 08

more CC IN THE NEWS »

Related Links:

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

Links to child care sites in Canada and elsewhere
CRRU Publications
- briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications
ISSUE files - theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)

- 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). ===> the content of this link changes twice a week
- links to news items from the American press about poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.

January 24, 2008
* Measuring Poverty - Washington
* 2008 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines
* Social Services and Increasing Need
* Food Stamp Debit Card Fees - Iowa
* High School Dropout Rates - Indiana
* Report: State of Black Youth in Indiana
* Revoking Driver's Licenses and Effects on Low-income - Wisconsin
* Kids Count Report - Washington, D.C.
* State Children's Health Insurance Program
* Low-income Children and Dental Care - Massachusetts
* Medicaid Health Management Program - Wyoming
* Characteristics of the Uninsured - Texas
* Unregulated Boarding Houses - New York City
* Cities and Laws Aimed at the Homeless
* Green Homeless Shelter - Oakland, CA
* Earned Income Tax Credit - Michigan
* Tax Refund Anticipation Loans
* Voter Identification Laws

Search Poverty Dispatches
IRP compiles and distributes Poverty Dispatches, links to Web-based news items dealing with poverty, welfare reform, and related topics twice a week. Each Dispatch lists links to current news in popular print media. Persons wishing to receive Poverty Dispatches by e-mail should send a request to rsnell@ssc.wisc.edu.

Past Poverty Dispatches - back to June 2006

Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
[ University of Wisconsin-Madison ]

- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm
- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm
- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

12. The State of the World's Children 2008 : Child Survival - January 22
(United Nations Children's Fund)

The State of the World's Children 2008
News Release
[GENEVA, 22 January 2008] – Strategies that can help reduce the number of children who die before their fifth birthday were highlighted today, at the launch of UNICEF’s flagship report - The State of the World’s Children 2008: Child Survival – in Geneva. While recent data show a fall in the rate of under-five mortality, the State of the World’s Children Report 2008 goes beyond the numbers to suggest actions and initiatives that should lead to further progress.

Complete report:

State of the World's Children 2008 : Child Survival (PDF file - 4.3MB, 164 pages)

Source:
United Nations Children's Fund

- Go to the International Children, Families and Youth Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chn2.htm
- Go to the Children's Rights Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnrights.htm

13. International trends in housing and policy responses - December 2007
(Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute)

International trends in housing and policy responses (PDF file - 1.2MB, 188 pages)
By Julie Lawson and Vivienne Milligan
December 2007
"This study provides a review of housing policies across an array of countries that have a similar level of economic development to that of Australia but have addressed housing questions in different ways. It aims to increase local understanding of international policy in housing, with a focus on social policies that intend to assist lower-income households to obtain appropriate and affordable housing, and to promote good ideas for policy action for consideration by Australian policy makers."
- incl. info on Canada’s intergovernmental agreements for social housing

More info about the International housing trends and policy responses project

More research themes
- incl. *
Housing Policies and Programs * Housing Affordability * Indigenous Housing * Homelessness * Care and Support Services * Urban and Regional * Housing Markets * Research Theory and Practice

Source:
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

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

14. Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - Selected recent content:
--- Child protection Australia 2006-07
- Posted 24-01-2008
--- Community housing 2006-07: Commonwealth State Housing Agreement national data report - Posted 24-01-2008
--- The coming famine - Posted 18-01-2008

APO Weekly Briefing ===> the content of this link changes each week
The content of this page changes each week, and it includes links to a few book/report reviews, about two dozen new reports, a few job ads and 60+ events (mostly conferences) of interest to social researchers...
Source:
Australian Policy Online (APO)
With nearly 120 member centres and institutes, Australian Policy Online offers easy access to much of the best Australian social, economic, cultural and political research available online.
NOTE: the APO home page includes links to the five most popular reports on the APO website, and this list is updated each week.

Selected content from the latest APO Weekly Briefing:

Child protection Australia 2006-07
Posted 24-01-2008
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
This report provides comprehensive information on state and territory child protection and support services. The report contains data for 2006-07, as well as trend data on child protection.

Community housing 2006-07:
Commonwealth State Housing Agreement national data report

Posted 24-01-2008
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
This publication reports on Commonwealth State Housing Agreement community housing assistance in six program areas: Public rental housing; State owned and managed Indigenous housing; Community housing; Crisis Accommodation Program ; Private rent assistance and Home purchase assistance.

The coming famine
Posted 18-01-2008
Julian Cribb & Associates
Barring nuclear wars, pandemics and cosmic accidents, there will be about 9.3 billion people living in the world of 2050 - but they will eat as much food as 13 billion people at today’s nutritional levels. Constraints to global food production in an overpopulated, affluent and resource-scarce world will be the scientific challenge of the era.

APO Archive
The APO archive is grouped into 23 subject areas, with entries appearing in reverse chronological order.
* Ageing *Asia and the pacific * Citizenship and the law * Disability * Economics and trade * Education * Employment and workplace relations * The environment * Foreign policy and defence * Gender and sexuality * Health * Housing * Families and households * Immigration and refugees * Income, poverty and wealth * Indigenous * Media, communications and cultural policy * Politics and government * Population, multiculturalism and ethnicity * Religion and faith * Rural and regional * Science and technology * Social policy * Urban and regional planning * Youth

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

15. CRINMAIL 950, 951 - January 2008
(Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

From the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)

24 January 2008 - CRINMAIL 951
* UNICEF: State of the World's Children 2008 [publication]
* KENYA: Concern over spike in sexual violence during crisis [news]
* EUROPE: Moving towards a total ban of domestic violence against children [news]
* TRAFFICKING: Call for Applications for Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings [news]
* PANAMA: IAVE World Youth Conference - Youth Volunteering for Solidarity and Equity [event]
* EMPLOYMENT - EURONET (internship)
**NEWS IN BRIEF**
**QUIZ**

22 January 2008 - CRINMAIL 950
* NORWAY: Church supports Bible rethink on corporal punishment [news]
* FORCED MARRIAGE: Secretary-General's Report on forced marriage of the girl child [publication]
* RWANDA: 'Still teaching genocide' [news]
* MEXICO: Mexico gunmen target children in drug war [news]
* CRIN ARABIC: Regional hub gets going! [news]
* EMPLOYMENT - Save the Children Sweden - NGO Group for the CRC - ISPCAN [job postings]
**FROM THE FRONT LINE** Rima Salah [interview]
**NEWS IN BRIEF**

Earlier issues of CRINMAIL
- links to 200+ earlier weekly issues, many of which are special editions focusing on special themes, such as the 45th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Source:
CRINMAIL(incl. subscription info)
[ Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) ]

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


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Dumbest Questions Asked by Banff Park Tourists
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As heard at the information kiosks manned by Parks Canada staff.

1. How do the elk know they're supposed to cross at the "Elk Crossing" signs?
2. At what elevation does an elk become a moose?
3. Tourist: "How do you pronounce 'Elk'?
Park Information Staff:" 'Elk' "
Tourist: "Oh".
4. Are the bears with collars tame?
5. Is there anywhere I can see the bears pose?
6. Is it okay to keep an open bag of bacon on the picnic table, or should I store it in my tent?
7. Where can I find Alpine Flamingos?
8. I saw an animal on the way to Banff today - could you tell me what it was?
9. Are there birds in Canada?
10. Did I miss the turnoff for Canada?

Source:
http://www.2bone.com/humr/h3/3_90.shtml
(Click the link above for 18 more dumb questions from the same list)


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And in closing...

Ten Neatest Neatorama Articles of 2007
http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/14/10-neatest-neatorama-articles-of-2007/
- includes links to the following:

5 Smallest Countries in the World
30 Strangest Deaths in History
10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World
30 Strangest Animal Mating Habits
10 Divinely Designed Churches
10 Most Amazing Temples in the World
10 Most Fascinating Tombs in the World
World’s Weirdest Moths and World’s Weirdest Insects
Funny Money: Strange Currencies of the World
Source:
http://www.neatorama.com

Frequently misspelled words,
Often misused homonyms and
Commonly confused words

http://www.myspellit.com/need2know.html

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I've used the Ottawa Kijiji link to sell my  outboard motor and also to give away our old garden shed, both within a matter of hours.
There's a Kijiji near you, no matter where you are in Canada.
Try it - i
t's free to post an ad, it's easy to navigate through the site, and it works very well!