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What's New on this site?
Most recent update:
October 29, 2014

NEW

 


What's been added to this site and to the What's New page since
October 19?

* The State of Homelessness in Canada 2014 (Stephen Gaetz et al., The Homeless Hub) - October 2014
* [International - includes Canada] - The impact of the [2008] economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries (UNICEF) - September 2014
* Saskatchewan's Long-Term Social Assistance Caseload [1995 to 2005] : A review by Saskatchewan Community Resources (2007)
* [United States] - Changing Priorities: State Criminal Justice Reforms and Investments in Education (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - October 28
* Poverty strategy among items highlighted in Sask. throne speech (CBC News) - October 23
* SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin Election Edition
(Social Planning Toronto) - October 24
* Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 (Harper Government™) - October 23
* Episodic Caregiver Support Initiative (Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation) - September 2014
* Minimum wage hike does not kill jobs: report (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - October 21
* Aboriginal Rights and Governance - links and resources
* Northwest Territories Income Assistance Policy, Procedures and Guidelines Updated - October 2014
* Nunavut Income Assistance: new Dept. and new program name
* [Federal] Government Tables Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Implement Tax Relief Measures (Finance Canada) - October 20
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Employment Insurance, August 2014
- October 23
--- Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in July 2014 - October 23
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

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What was new before that?
- This is a link to the online version of the
October 19
(2014) issue
of the Canadian Social Research Newsletter
.




"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by
how many times I fell and got back up again."

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
R.I.P.
...
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What's New across Canada

100+ direct links to What's New pages on Canadian
social research websites (govt. & NGO)


Media Scan page (Income Security Advocacy Centre)
[ Toronto - Ontario - Canada - (some) international ]

UPDATED TO SEPTEMBER 29, 2014


What's New elsewhere in the world
50+ direct links to What's New pages on U.S. And international government and NGO websites


Poverty Dispatch - U.S.
[NOTE: the content of the Poverty Dispatch is updated every weekday.]
- links to news items back to July 2006, mostly from the American press about poverty, homelessness, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.

Gilles' Poverty Dispatch Archive
[Table of contents for each daily dispatch back to December 2011, all on one page!]

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


openparliament.ca
- Keeping tabs on Canada's Parliament



Numbers in parentheses (--) below represent the number of links on each page.
[- some links appear on more than one page -]

Pages of links organized by jurisdiction

Federal/National

All Canadian federal, provincial and territorial government home pages on one page (14) 
Top-level home page for each Canadian government - Canada, the provinces and the territories
Federal government - general (202)
Prorogation (97)
Gouvernement fédéral (84) - présentation des sites en français
---
Common Look and Feel Standards for the Internet (CLF 2.0)
*How the federal government changed the roadmap to its websites (Feb. 9/09)
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The Harper Government™ Record [Lest We Forget] (270)
Open government
Federal government - departments:

--- Agriculture to Environment
(328)
--- Finance (468)
--- Fisheries and Oceans to Veterans Affairs
(626)
--- Statistics Canada Link Archive * (3,500+ links to selected StatCan social studies from 2012 back to 2008)
[ * WARNING : The StatCan Link Archive is 303 printed pages.]
Employment and Social Development Canada (452)
- incl. Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Employment Insurance, Social Insurance Number, etc.
Employment Insurance (272) (incl. historical UI/EI reports)
Federal [social spending] Caps and Cuts, 1972-1995
Health - Canadian and international (683)

The unofficial [national] Social Union / NCB page (351)
The government debate about the cost of Medicare (383)

The Federal Government's Role in Poverty Reduction in Canada (20)
(part of the national antipoverty links page of this site)


Provincial/territorial (P/T)


* Key provincial/territorial govt. welfare links* (674 links)

EXCEPT Ontario --- see below
- links to everything you ever wanted to know about welfare in each province and territory on a single page: Department responsible, program, statute and regulation(s), policy manual, welfare rates, stats, etc...


Anti-poverty strategies and poverty reduction campaigns:
--- Provincial and territorial information (1072 links)
--- Ontario information (629 links)
--- National/federal & international information (914 links)

Departments responsible for welfare (13)
Welfare policy manuals (107)
Social Union - P/T pages (241)

Council of the Federation (98)


Newfoundland and Labrador (224) 
Prince Edward Island (171)
Nova Scotia (387)
New Brunswick (389) 
[version française (30)]
Quebec(598) 
[version française (473)]
Ontario:
--- Guide to welfare in Ontario (145)
--- Provincial government (822) - including minimum wage
--- NGO/Municipal govt. [A-C] (687) 

--- NGO/Municipal govt. [D-N] (626)

--- NGO/Municipal govt. [O-Z] (1170)

--- Poverty reduction in Ontario (561)
--- Review of social assistance in Ontario (328)
--- The Ontario Special Diet Allowance (45)
--- The Drummond Commission report
--- Drug testing people who apply for or receive welfare
--- Spouse-in-the-house
(54) (welfare cohabitation rules for single people & single parents) 
--- Gouvernement de l'Ontario - page d'accueil (version française) (31)
Manitoba(389) 

Saskatchewan(305)
Alberta(518) 
British Columbia
--- Provincial government (631) 
--- NGO [A-C] (442)
--- NGO [D-W] (511)
--- Welfare Time Limits (94)
--- 2010 Vancouver Olympics and Poverty Olympics (73)
Yukon(143) 

Northwest Territories (148)
Nunavut(82)

American links
U.S. government social research (847)
U.S. non-governmental social research [A-J] (873)
U.S. non-governmental social research [M-Z] (625)
Pension reforms (254) - incl. retirement pension reforms in Canada, the U.S. and Chile
Poverty measures - U.S. and other international resources (744)

Social research elsewhere in the world
Government
(1278)
Non-government
(1021)
 Children and Families - International - incl. U.S. (831)
Women's sites - International (430)

Municipal Links
Municipalities (380)



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Govt. information and accountability links
(from DemocracyWatch)

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openparliament.ca - Keeping tabs on Canada's Parliament

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Reference
(224) 
My personal collection of dictionaries, online translation facilities, style and grammar guides, Internet research tools and tutorials, search engines, maps, time, etc.

--- even The Mercer Report
--- and Dilbert.

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404 Fury?
Try the Internet Archive!


Virus and Virus Hoax Resources (70)
My personal collection of links to info on viruses and virus hoaxes, as well as free online tools to help you and me...
- 'cause it's a jungle out there.



Census Watch

Organizations and individuals AGAINST and FOR the Harper position on the cancellation of the Long Form of the 2011 Census:
* 488 AGAINST.
* 11 FOR.

Source:
datalibre.ca

SavetheCensus.ca
Join the fight to save the Long Form Census in Canada!

Canadian Social Research Links
Census 2011 questionnaire links page

[ 300+ links! ]


"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear.
Optimism is better than despair.
So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic.
And we’ll change the world."

[Jack Layton's letter
(PDF)]

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R.I.P. Jack Layton, 1950-2011
August 22, 2011
Canada will miss you, Jack.

Pages of links organized alphabetically by theme

Aboriginal people / First Nations (498)
Anti-poverty strategies and poverty reduction:
--- Provincial and territorial information (1072 links) - Except Ontario
--- Ontario information (629 links)
--- National/federal & international information (914 links)
Asset-based social policies (368)
Banks and business (253) - includes a whole section on Wal-Mart!
Brain drain (56)

Canadian government budgets (+analysis/critique)
[incl. federal, provincial and territorial budgets]
--- 2015
--- 2014 (374)
--- 2013 (345)
--- 2012 (202)
--- 2011 (424)
--- 2010 (356)
--- 2009 (396)
--- 2008(298)
--- 2007 (245)
--- 2006 (188)
--- 2005 (243)
--- 2004 (204)

Canada Assistance Plan / Canada Health and Social Transfer / Canada Health Transfer / Canada Social Transfer (312)

Canada Pension Plan (see "Human Resources and Skills Development Canada" in the left column)
Canada’s Economic Action Plan (156)
Canadiana (132) - incl. Canada country reports, history links, U.S.-Canada studies, etc.
Canadian history links (24) [NOTE: this is part of the Canadiana Links page]
Case law / Court decisions / Inquests (201)
Census - see "Social statistics" further down in this column
Census : the 2011 long-form questionnaire (443)
--- mandatory long form vs voluntary survey
Children, Families and Youth:

--- National/federal government sites (220) - [includes the Canada Child Tax Benefit Guideline Table, July 2014 to June 2015]
--- Canadian non-governmental organizations (602)
--- Childcare Resource and Research Unit Archives (1500+)
--- International resources(831)
--- Children's rights (CRIN) (458)
------ CRINMAIL Archives I [2011 to 2013] (260+)
------ CRINMAIL Archives II [2014] (50)
--- Early learning and child care - govt. links [aka early childhood development] (415)
--- Early learning and child care - NGO links (719)
Chilean pension model - see Pension Reforms (below)
Conferences and events (498) + special designated days/weeks/months/years + past conferences
Conservative omnibus crime bill (2011)
Council of the Federation (98)
Disability(642)

Education(208)
Elections:
--- 2015 federal election - added October 18, 2014
--- 2011 federal election (574)
--- 2008 federal election (393)
--- 2006 federal election (303)
--- 2004 federal election (316)
--- Provincial-territorial elections (273)
Employment (finding) (part of ESDC Links page)
Employment Insurance (272) (incl. historical reports on UI/EI and job vacancies)
Federal [social spending] Caps and Cuts, 1972-1995
Federal government's role in poverty reduction in Canada (20)
Flat tax(37) 

Food banks and hunger (589)
G8 / G20- Globalization (744)
Gambling - social costs (42)
Guaranteed annual income (362)
The Harper Government™ Record [Lest We Forget] (220)
Health - Canada and international (683)
Homelessness and housing(1501) 

Human rights(631)
Inequality (income/wealth) (717)
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October) (31)
Labour market info (part of ESDC Links page)
Legislation and law (15)
Media (124)
- Media scan of social issues by Jennefer Laidley

Medicare - the future of health care (383)
Minimum wage / living wage links
(368)
Municipalities (380)
National Child Benefit - see "Social Union", below
National Council of Welfare (R.I.P.) (incl. links to 150+ NCW reports)
Non-governmental organizations:
--- Canada (522)
--- U.S. [A-J (873)]
--- U.S.[M-Z (625)]
--- International (1021)
--- Provincial/territorial NGOs ==> select a jurisdiction in the left column of this page
Old Age Security - see "Human Resources and Skills Development Canada" in the left column
Pension reforms (254) - incl. retirement pension reforms in Canada, the U.S. and Chile
Political parties - see "Elections" (above)
Polls(11)

Pooled Registered Pension Plans
Poverty measures:
- Canadian resources (429)
- U.S. and other international resources (744)
Self-sufficiency project (35) 

Poverty reduction initiatives - see Anti-Poverty Strategies and Campaigns
Prorogation - 2010 (107)
Seniors(652) 
Social Finance and Social Impact Bonds (26)
Social Insurance Number (part of the HRSDC Links page)
Social research organizations I (600)
Social research organizations II (418)

Social statistics (687) - (incl. Census, poverty, income, welfare, population, crime & justice, social security, health, etc.)
Social Union / National Child Benefit (NCB):
--- The unofficial [national] Social Union / NCB page (351)
--- The unofficial [provincial/territorial] Social Union / NCB page  (241)
Socialist sites (62)
Socioweb [external site : Sociology]
Spouse-in-the-house
(41) - (Ontario welfare)
Tobin tax and Robin Hood tax (55)

Taxes and Tax Freedom Day (28)
Unions(92)

United Nations links (774)
--- International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October)
Universities/colleges(324) 

Voluntary sector / charities (165)
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Welfare (social assistance):
--- Depts. responsible for welfare (13)
--- key provincial/territorial links (1072) - incl. welfare stats and benefit levels
--- policy manuals (107)
--- fraud (10)
--- welfare reforms in Canada (289)
--- selected historical texts about welfare in Canada
--- welfare leavers (40)
--- welfare statistics
--- Welfare in Canada 2012 (Welfare Incomes)
--- welfare Incomes by province/territory, 2011

--- review of social assistance in Ontario
-- drug testing people who apply for or receive welfare
--- welfare time limits - British Columbia (94) 
--- Canada Assistance Plan / Canada Health and Social Transfer / Canada Social Transfer (312)
--- Wikipedia articles on poverty and welfare
(24)
--- "Working Joe" vs "Welfare Joe"--- reality check
--- welfare in Canada vs the U.S. - NOT the same thing!
---
Women's social issues:
--- Canadian government women's sites (257)

--- Canadian non-governmental women's organization sites (502)
--- International women's sites (350)
Work-Life Balance (245)



Need a break?

The Kitty Board of Directors Page
Don't go there if you don't like cats - it will make you gag. [You've been warned...]

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Canadian Social Research Links : December 6, 2000
Want to see what this page and the rest of this website looked like almost 13 years ago? This is a fully functional archived copy of this complete website dated December 6, 2000
From The Wayback Machine:
See http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/reference.htm

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The Political Compass
Read the blurb on the main page of this site, then take the (entirely anonymous) five-minute test. It will tell you where YOU are on the political compass.

- includes a list of influential thinkers* who think like you, based on your test results...

[*not including Homer Simpson]

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Bev and Roy:
Separated at birth?

(with apologies to the Lonely Boy...)

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Gotcha!
Things I've found on websites that make me wanna go "Gotcha!"

Rants
- 'cause everybody needs to vent from time to time, eh...

(website design and speling and stuff)

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Try the Stroop Effect...
Very funny perception game that I found on the Ontario Science Centre website.

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Gilles' CLOSETCAM
 Hit your Reload button to get the most recent ClosetCam shot!

- Then visit the ClosetCam Archives...

[According to my site stats, during May 2013, the ClosetCam page was viewed 48 times and the ClosetCam Archives page was viewed 40 times. Interesting sociological experiment...]

Canajun, eh?
You know you're Canadian...

The Perfect Retirement Plan!

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Infectious laughter:
I'll give you a free subscription to my newsletter if you can listen to either of the two audio tracks below without cracking a smile or ROFL'ing.

* Four old gals beat up bully driver (audio with transcript)

* Contagious laughter sweeps through an entire subway car (video, duration 3:00 )

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OK, now chill out for three minutes...
- beautiful HD video : time-lapse film of the Arctic Light, peaceful seascapes and mesmerizing piano. Best viewed full-screen (click the bottom right-hand corner of the video screen).

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Need more silliness in your day/life?
This is a whole page of links to some of the sillier sites I've enjoyed visiting in the past...

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Ottawa Links

For Ottawans, like me, or anyone seeking information about Ottawa:

Weather Conditions in Ottawa
--- [ elsewhere in Canada ]
City of Ottawa (municipal government home page)
Hydro Ottawa Power Outages
OttawaStart.com
Find a Health Services Professional
in Ottawa (or anywhere else in Canada ) by postal code
Ottawa blogs from OttawaStart
Social Planning Council of Ottawa
Community Information Center of Ottawa
Green Ottawa
Ottawa Kiosk
Flyerland Ottawa (flyers, coupons, catalogues, contests, etc.)
Shop.ca - Canadian online shopping
RentSeeker.ca - Find houses/ apartments for rent in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Montreal, Hamilton and other cities across Canada
OttawaGasPrices.com
Canada National Gas Price Heat Map

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Ottawa Senators 2014-2015 schedule

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Local free classifieds sites:
- Kijiji Ottawa
- FreeCycle Ottawa
- craigslist Ottawa
- UsedOttawa.com
- Used cars in Ottawa [ from AutoCarDeals.com ]
- Locanto.ca - Ottawa
- Khrido Ottawa
Yalwa Ottawa Business Directory
Askalo - Discover Ottawa
Take it Back! - where to dispose of non-recyclables in Ottawa (automotive - garden supplies - health - electronics - household products
)
Recycling/composting in Ottawa - City of Ottawa info including collection calendar
Recycle your electronics
OttawaEntertainment.ca
Ottawa Movies - showtimes, locations, trailers, reviews
The Internet Movie Database
Current Time in Ottawa
CTV Ottawa (formerly CJOH)
CBC Ottawa
Ottawa Radio Stations - live feeds

Bank Street Bully - Ottawa's Finest?

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Ottawa webcams:

Highway 417 (Queensway) Traffic Cams - from CBC Ottawa
- links to 11 cameras, from the 417 split in the East End to the 416 split in the West End
- recommended link!
Ontario Ministry of Transportation Highway 417 Traveller's Road Information
(click the "traffic cameras" box)
- Same cameras as the link above but slower to use; includes more road info

Ottawa Municipal Traffic Video - links to traffic webcams at dozens of intersections throughout Ottawa.
Interactive Traffic Map: Ottawa
Parliament Hill Webcam
- Four words: Like. Watching. Paint. Dry.

 


Canadian Social Research Links
was reviewed in the 

March 6, 2001 issue of the 
Scout Report for Social Sciences and Humanities

("Obsessive"? Moi?

Scout Report Logo
(The Scout Report for the Social Sciences and Humanities

is now integrated with The Scout Report)

Happy "retirement" to the Canadian Social Research Guy
(October 2003)
From my friend Barbara Anello
of DAWN Ontario


My web authoring experience/
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I launched the Canadian Social Research Links website on November 13, 1997.
I receive no funding from any source for this work (except for the Google ads that I added in June 2010). The biases you find are mine and mine alone. (See About this Site)

I check for broken links to external sites as time permits; if you find any broken links during your visit to the site, just send me a message and I'll try to fix them.

Except for federal government sites and links, that is. Those bloody sites are rebuilt and re-launched every few years, it seems, and the site architecture changes radically almost every time with no consideration whatsoever of those poor saps who have collections of links to site content, like Canadian Social Research Links. If you find a broken federal government link, copy the title you're seeking into the search box on the new site. If that doesn't work, do a Google.ca search on the title.

If you still can't find that special web page, try the Internet Archive (a.k.a. The Wayback Machine). You'll find more info about the Internet Archive on the Reference Links page of this website.




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