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- December 25, 2005 - Christmas Day --- no newsletter this week.

- December 18, 2005
*Public Solutions to Health Care Waitlists (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - December 15
* The Redistributive Impact of Employment Insurance (Richard Shillington) - November 2005
* From Welfare to Work: Still the Road Less Traveled - video (Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working Age Adults) - December 8
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Population projections, 2005 to 2031 - December 15
--- Current economic conditions, December 2005 - December 15
--- Leading indicators, November 2005 - December 13
--- Study: Divorce and the mental health of children - December 13
--- Survey of Household Spending, 2004 - December 12
--- Non-profit institutions and volunteering: Economic contribution, 1997 to 2001 - December 12
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - December 16
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs --- December 15
* The State of the World’s Children 2006: Excluded and Invisible (UNICEF) - December 15
* World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference Hong Kong - December 13-18

- December 11, 2005
* 2006 Canadian Federal Election Resources (Canadian Social Research Links)
* Fairness in Education for Single Parents in Nova Scotia (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Nova Scotia Office) - December 8
* 2006 Indexation Adjustment for Personal Income Tax System (Department of Finance Canada) - December 9* New from Statistics Canada:
--- Political activity among young adults, 2003 (study) - December 6
--- Canadian Community Health Survey, Nutrition: Public Use [FREE] Microdata File, 2004 - December 5
* Transitional Employment Allowance, Flat Rate Utilities, Rental Housing Supplements and Poverty in Saskatchewan- October 2005
(Social Policy Research Unit - University of Regina)
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - December 9
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs --- December 7
* 2005 State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report (Global Microcredit Summit 2006) - December 7
* Hunger Relief Portal - Relief Organizations and Hunger Statistics

Human Rights Week / Human Rights Day (United Nations) - December 10
* National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Status of Women Canada)
- December 6
* 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights)
- November 25 to December 10
* International Day of Disabled Persons (United Nations)
- December 3
* International Monetary Fund Supports Bono! (Finance Canada)
- December 2
* Housing Thousands of Women (Quality of Life Challenge - University of Victoria)
- December 1* Two BC studies on the cost of eating and welfare rates (Dietitians of Canada and Social Planning and Research Council of BC) - December 1
* Canadian Index of Wellbeing Hits the Road (The Atkinson Charitable Foundation E-Bulletin) - December 2
* New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, November 2005 - December 2
--- Employment Insurance, September 2005 - November 29
--- Federal Government Employment in Census Metropolitan Areas, September 2005 - November 29
* Meeting the Civic Challenges of Social Inclusion: Cross-Canada Findings and Priorities for Action (Inclusive Cities Canada)
- November 27* Street Level Consulting - Homelessness
* Canadian Social Policy Renewal and The National Child Benefit(Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy) - Fall 2005
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - December 2* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs --- December 1
* Child Care Assistance in 2004: States Have Fewer Funds for Child Care - U.S. (Center for Law and Social Policy) - December 1

- November 27, 2005
Sixth National Child Benefit Progress Report (Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers Responsible for Social Services)
- November 25
* Meeting of First Ministers and National Aboriginal Leaders (Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat)
- November 24-25
* Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Agreements (Federal and Provincial Governments)

* 2005 Report Card on Child Poverty in Canada (Campaign 2000) - November 23 + Provincial child poverty reports for BC, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia
* Hunger Count 2005 (Canadian Association of Food Banks)
- November 23
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Leading Indicators, October 2005 - November 23
--- Study: Youth and the labour market, 1997 to 2004
--- Consumer Price Index, October 2005
* Division of Childhood and Adolescence (Public Health Agency of Canada)
* 2005 Report of the Auditor General of Canada - November 22* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - November 25
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs --- November 23

- November 20, 2005
* National Child Day / Universal Children's Day - November 20

* Canada's International Obligations with Respect to the Rights of Children (Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights) - November 2005
* Implementing Child Rights in Early Childhood (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights) - November 1
* Guide to the Canadian House of Commons (Parliament of Canada) August 2005
* PovNet website - November update
* Welfare Fraud: The Constitution of Social Assistance as Crime (Law Commission of Canada)
- March 2005
* CLEONet website launched (Community Legal Education Ontario) - November 14
* Prospoverty: on Being Without in the Land of Plenty (City of Calgary Community Strategies)
- Fall 2005 newsletter
* Fact Sheets --- Canada’s Most Important Resource: People (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada) - November 2005
* Inventaire des indicateurs de pauvreté et d'exclusion sociale (Institut de la statistique du Québec)
- November 10
* Quality by Design Project - (Early Learning and Child Care (Childcare Resource and Research Unit, ) - November 16
* What's new from Finance Canada:
--- The Economic and Fiscal Update - November 14
--- Economic and Fiscal Update: Strong Growth, Healthy Finances and a New Plan to Promote Long-Term Prosperity - November 14
--- Immediate Income Tax Relief: Notice of Ways and Means Motion Tabled to Implement Update 2005 Measures - November 14
---- Fiscal Monitor 2005 : Financial Results for September 2005 - November 14
--- Minister of Finance Tables Notice of Ways and Means Motion for Remaining Budget 2005 Income Tax Measures - November 17
--- Minister of Finance Proposes Amendments Concerning the Income Tax Treatment of Certain Expenditures - November 17
--- Proposed GST/HST Amendments Relating to the Financial Services Sector - November 17
--- Treasury Evaluation Program Framework
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - November 18
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs --- November 17
* Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Health and Human Services Annual Report to Congress, 2005 (U.S.) - July 2005
* World Bank Symposium on Early Child Development - Washington, September 28-29 (Canadian presentations by Charles Coffey, Fraser Mustard and Jane Bertrand)
* News From the National Center for Children in Poverty (New York) - November 17

- November 13, 2005
* What's New from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:
--- Taking the Spin Out of the Economic and Fiscal Update - November 11
---- The Vanishing Efficiency Gains of Debt Repayment - November 9
* Remembrance Day - November 11
* Employment Insurance Premium Reduction for 2006 (Finance Canada) - November 10
* Recommitting to the Miracle of Canada (Speech by Roy Romanow to the Council of Canadians - November 4
* Lit review and bibliography on Aboriginal child welfare in Canada (First Nations Research Site) - summer 2005
* Alternatives North (Northwest Territories )
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - November 11
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs --- November 10
* New from the Center for Law and Social Policy (Washington):
--- House Cuts to Foster Care Funding Would Jeopardize Children Living With Grandparents and Other Relatives - November 9
--- Families Will Lose Child Care Assistance under Ways and Means Committee Welfare Reauthorization Bill - November 1
--- CLASP Federal Budget and Tax Policy Page

- November 6, 2005
* Senator Landon Pearson retiring from the Senate, moving to Carleton University to continue her work - fall 2005

* Tracking Those in Poverty --- A review of Telling Tales: Living the Effects of Public Policy (John Stapleton)
- November 2005
* What's New from Statistics Canada - November 4:
---Labour Force Survey, October 2005
--- Socio-economic status and obesity in children, 2000/01
* Report on the Needs of People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Living in Canada (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) - November 4
* Concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee : Canada (United Nations Human Rights Committee)
- November 2
* Meeting the Civic Challenges of Social Inclusion (Conference, Ottawa-Gatineau) - Inclusive Cities Canada - November 27-28
* Aboriginal Policy Research Conference - March 21-23, 2006
* Gender Equality Consultation extended until November 10 (Status of Women Canada)
* Annual Conference of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers of Health (Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat) - October 22-23
--- Federal Policies Restrict Immigrant Children's Access to Key Public Benefits
--- State Policies Can Promote Immigrant Children's Economic Security
--- Efforts to Promote Children’s Economic Security Must Address Needs of Hard-Working Immigrant Families
--- Marriage Not Enough to Guarantee Economic Security
* What's New from Citizenship and Immigration Canada:
--- 2005 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration - October 31
--- Departmental Performance Report for the period ending March 31, 2005 - September 28
* What's New from the Canada Revenue Agency:
--- Canada Pension Plan earnings ceiling for 2006 up to $42,100 - November 2
--- 2005 Alberta Resource Rebate (Questions and Answers) - October 31
--- 2004-2005 CRA Annual Report to Parliament - October 31
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- The Instability of Family Earnings and Family Income in Canada - November 2
--- Charitable donors, 2004 - November 1
* Gomery Commission Phase I Report - November 1
* Creative Solutions to Work, Life and Well-Being: Nine Case Studies (Vanier Institute of the Family)
- October 22
* Canadian Association of Professionals with Disabilities
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- November 3
* Recent (Sept-Oct) reports from the National Center for Children in Poverty - NCCP (Washington):
* Child Care and Early Education Research Connections - U.S. - New November 1, 2005
* Fourth Summit of the Americas - November 4-5 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
* Indigenous Peoples' Summit (Buenos Aires, Argentina) - October 27-29

- October 30, 2005
* Youth Leaving Care - How do they Fare? (Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working Age Adults) - September 2005
* Canada and Quebec Sign First Funding Agreement on Early Learning and Child Care (Governments of Quebec and Canada) - October 28
* Québec Handy Numbers 2005 Edition (Institut de la statistique du Québec) - April 2005
* Ontario's Baseline Report on Early Learning and Child Care 2004 (Ministry of Children and Youth Services) - May 2004
* JobsNow Ontario - 1,400 clients placed since April 2005
* What's new from the Centre for the Study of Living Standards:
--- CSLS Newsletter - Fall 2005
--- The Apprenticeship System in Canada: Trends and Issues - September 2005
--- Indicators of Innovation in Canadian Natural Resource Industries - May 2005
--- CSLS Tenth Anniversary panels and reception - November 4
* What's New from the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation:
--- submissions to the United Nations Human Rights Committee - October 17-18
--- media release from the National Working Group on Women and Housing - October 19
* Equality and Economic Rights in Canada
* Registered retirement savings plan contributions, 2004 (Statistics Canada) - October 26, 2005
* Indigenous Peoples and Child Welfare Conference (Niagara Falls) - October 26-28
* What's New from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC):
--- the Employment Insurance Rate for 2006
--- Maximum Insurable Earnings for 2006
--- Govt. of Canada Response to the Supreme Court decision on EI maternity and parental benefits
* Call for letters of Intent, Social Development Partnerships Program: Voluntary Sector Policy Dialogue at the Local, Regional, and National Levels (Social Development Canada) - October 2005
* What's New from Statistics Canada - October 25, 2005
--- Consumer Price Index, September 2005
--- The socio-economic progress of the children of immigrants, 2001
--- Employment Insurance, August 2005
*
What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - October 28
*
Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- October 27
* Internal Memo Reveals Attitudes Toward Employees Within Wal-Mart (ReclaimDemocracy.org - U.S.) - October 26

- October 23, 2005
* Health Services Restructuring: New Evidence and New Directions - Conference (John Deutsch Institute / Institute for Research on Public Policy) - November 17-18
* Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Social Services - October 20, 2005
* Study: Who's missing out on the Guaranteed Income Supplement?, 1999 to 2001 (Statistics Canada) - October 21
* Encouraging Choice in Work and Retirement Project Report (Policy Research Initiative) - October 2005
* National Conference on Caregiving promotes pan-Canadian dialogue (Social Development Canada) - October 18
* Housing Again Bulletin (Raising the Roof) - October 2005 issue
* What's New From the National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA):
--- Seniors on the margins: Aging in poverty in Canada (October 2005)
--- The changing face of long-term care (Fall 2005)
* The World and Canada: Trends Reshaping Our Future (Conference Board of Canada) - October 18
* Presentation to the (federal) Standing Committee on Finance Pre-Budget Consultation (Canadian Council on Social Development) - October 5
* United Nations Human Rights Committee Opens 85th Session - October 17
* From the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action:
--- Women's Civil and Political Rights in Canada 2005 (September 2005)
--- Civil and Political Rights in British Columbia 2005 (October 2005)
* PovNet Website Updated - October 2005
* What's New from Statistics Canada - October 18
--- Socio-demographic factors in the current housing market, 1997 to 2003
--- Leading indicators, September 2005
--- Food Consumption, 2004
* Volunteer NWT (Canada Volunteerism Initiative)
* New Funding from Social Development Canada:
--- Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (Halifax) - October 13
--- Understanding the Early Years (British Columbia) - October 12
* Poor in Saskatchewan need more than Transitional Employment Allowance (Saskatchewan Office - Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - October 14
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - October 21
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- October 20
* What's New from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (U.S.):
--- Larger rencociliation cuts would put low-income programs at greater risk - October 21
--- Impact of Additional Entitlement Cuts: A State-by-State Analysis - October 21
--- New IRS Data Show Income Inequality Is Again On The Rise - October 17
--- What Does the Safety Net Accomplish? July 2005
--- The Earned Income Tax Credit: Boosting Employment, Aiding the Poor - August 17

- October 16, 2005
* Make Poverty History Day of Action to End Child Poverty in Canada - October 17
* October 17: 24 hours of feminist mobilization --- World March of Women --- Canadian Women's March 2005
* New from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:
--- The share of income tax paid by the rich - October 13
--- Federal fiscal forecasting - October 5
* New from Statistics Canada:
--- Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada, 2003 - October 13
--- University enrolment, 2003/04 - October 11
--- University degrees, diplomas and certificates, 2003 - October 11
* Health Care in Canada 2005 (Canadian Institute for Health Information)
- June 8
* Federal consultations on seniors and people with disabilities extended until the end of 2005 (Social Development Canada)
*Government of Canada Response to "Accessibility for All" (Social Development Canada)
- October 2005
* Alberta's $400 Resource Rebate cheques misguided (Parkland Institute - University of Alberta) - October 10
* Microcredit
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - October 14
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- October 13
* Poor and Homeless Continue to Face Major Challenges in Urban Areas - U.S.
* Globalisation and the Reform of European Social Models (Bruegel - new European think tank) - September 2005
* International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (United Nations) - October 17

- October 9, 2005
* Fact sheet on minimum wage (Statistics Canada)
- September 2005
* Primary Health Care Reform and Women (National Coordinating Group on Health Care Reform and Women)
- September 2005
* What's new from the Canadian Council on Social Development:
--- the CCSD's Canada Social Transfer debate hits the Prairies - October 6
--- Submission to the Federal Pre-Budget Finance Committee - October 5
--- Funding Innovation in the Voluntary Sector - September 8
--- 12th Canadian Social Welfare Policy Conference Proceedings - June 16-18
* Manitoba newsletter for child care providers (Manitoba Family Services and Housing) - October 2005 issue
* Accessibility News - Ontario Disability E-Zine (Ministry of Community and Social Services) - September issue
* Ontario historical welfare and social services information (Ministry of Community and Social Services)
* Labour Force Survey, September 2005 (Statistics Canada)
- October 7
* Employment Insurance Coverage (Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working Age Adults)
- October 6
* Youth Leaving Care - How Do They Fare? (Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working Age Adults) - September 2005
* Helping Canadians deal with high energy costs (Government of Canada)
- October 6
* Report of the 2005 Manitoba Low Wage Community Inquiry (Just Income Coalition - Manitoba)
- October 5
* Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect - 2003 (Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare) - October 4, 2005
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - October 7
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- October 6

- October 2, 2005
* Canada-BC Early Learning and Child Care Agreement (Social Development Canada - BC Children and Family Development)
- September 29
* 2005 Public Accounts of Canada Tabled (Government of Canada)
- September 29
* How Canadians Govern Themselves - 6th edition (Parliamentary Internet)
- September 23
* Campaign 2000 Brief to the Standing Committee on Finance (Pre-Budget Consultation) - September 2005
* Submission to the Federal Labour Standards Review (Campaign 2000)
- September 26
* Financial and Insurance Exclusion in Winnipeg's North End (Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg) - September 2005
* The Economy in Brief - September 2005 (Department of Finance Canada)
* Demographic Statistics, July 1, 2005 (Statistics Canada) - September 28
* Life on Social Assistance in New Brunswick (New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women)
- July 2005
* Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers' Meetings:
--- Ministers responsible for Housing (September 22, 23)
--- Ministers responsible for the Status of Women (September 22, 23)
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - September 30
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- September 29
* From the National Center for Children in Poverty (U.S.):
--- Who are America's poor children? - September 2005
--- Basic Facts about Low-Income Children - July 2005
* The Case for an EU-Wide Measure of Poverty (The Economic and Social Research Institute - Dublin, Ireland) - July 2005
* NationMaster - international statistics
* Global Competitiveness Report 2005-2006 (World Economic Forum) - September 28

- September 25, 2005
* Social Assistance Statistical Report: 2004 (Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers Responsible for Social Services) - September 15
* Consulting with Canadians:
--- Regulations Amending the Employment Equity Regulations (ends October 10)
--- Regulations Amending the Employment Insurance Regulations (ended Sept. 18)
* 2005 Greater Vancouver Homeless Count
(Greater Vancouver Regional District ) - September 2005
* WORKink - The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work
* Gender Budget Initiatives: Why They Matter in Canada (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - September 19
What's new from Statistics Canada this week:
--- Study: Out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs, 1992 to 2002 - September 23
--- Study : Post-retirement employment, 2002 - September 23
--- Consumer Price Index, August 2005 - September 22
--- Trends and conditions in census metropolitan areas - September 21
--- Leading Indicators, August 2005 - September 20
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - September 23
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs - September 22
* New from The World Bank Group:
--- 2005 Annual Meetings, World Bank & International Monetary Fund - Sept. 24-25, 2005
--- World development report 2006 : equity and development - September 20
* Millennium Development Goals : Youth Participation (UNICEF - Voices of Youth)

- September 18, 2005
* Official Opening of Service Canada - centralized information on federal govt. programs (Government of Canada) - September 14
* Accessibility Ontario moves to the Ministry of Community and Social Services (September 2005) + Gateway News (Online Disability E-Zine) - Summer 2005 issue
* British Columbia Budget 2005 : September Update (BC Government)
- September 14
* PovNet website updated to September 2005
* Recent releases from the Manitoba Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
--- FastFacts: Manitoba's Minimum Wage? Be Realistic! - August 4
--- In for the Long Haul: Women’s Organizations in Manitoba - August 16
--- FastFacts: Let’s Make a (New) Deal - September 2
* New from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:
--- Looking Ahead: A Ten-Year Outlook for the Canadian Labour Market, 2004-2013 (October 2004)
--- My Employment Insurance (EI) Information

* New from Statistics Canada:
--- National balance sheet accounts - Second quarter, 2005 - September 16
--- OECD Regions at a Glance - September 13
--- Provincial and territorial government finance: Assets and liabilities at March 31, 2004
- September 12
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - September 16
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs - September 15
* 2005 World Summit (United Nations General Assembly)
- September 14-16
* Social Watch Annual Report 2005 - September 14

- September 12, 2005
* From Welfare to Work in Ontario: Still the Road Less Travelled (TD Economics) - September 8
* Literature Review on the Impact of Provincial Welfare to Work Training Programs in Saskatchewan (University of Saskatchewan) - October 2004
* Gender Equality Consultation (Status of Women Canada)
- September to October 21
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, August 2005 - September 7
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, second quarter 2005 - September 9
--- Community Corrections - September 9
--- Study: Chronic unemployment, 1993 to 2001 - September 9
* 10th Annual International Metropolis Conference in Toronto (Metropolis Canada)
- October 17-21
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - September 9
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs - September 8
* Human Development Report 2005 (United Nations Development Programme) - September 7

- September 4, 2005
* $402 Million for Affordable Housing Allocated to Communities in Ontario (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
- August 31
* Work-life Balance – How the Regions Stack Up (Canadian Policy Research Networks)
- August 26
* First Nations Seeker : Directory of Canada's First Nations Portals
Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs - September 1
* Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2004 (U.S. Census Bureau) - August 30
* No change in U.S. federal minimum wage for eighth year (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - September 1

- August 28, 2005
* The Sponsorship Enquiry is consulting Canadians (Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities) - August 25
* Call for Session Proposals - 2006 National Conference on Community Economic Development (CED) and the Social Economy - March 15-18, 2006 (Vancouver) - CED Network
* The Fiscal Monitor - Highlights of financial results for June 2005 (Department of Finance Canada) - August 22
* Foster Care Council of Canada
* New from Statistics Canada:
--- Consumer Price Index, July 2005 - August 23, 2005
--- Employment Insurance - June 2005 (preliminary)
- August 23, 2005
--- Leading indicators, July 2005
- August 23, 2005
* 6000+ welfare clients died in 32 months in British Columbia (The Tyee.ca) - August 18
* Changing of the guard in Canadian think tanks? (Globe and Mail) - August 20
* Report on federal fiscal forecasting predicts large surpluses ahead (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - August 22
* The learn$ave Project (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation) - August 2005
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs - August 25
* WORLD SUMMIT 2005: Reviewing Millennium Development Goals Progress 5 Years On --- 14-16 September 2005 (United Nations, New York)

- August 21, 2005
*Toward a New Canadian Housing Framework - Final Report (National Homelessness Initiative)
- July 15
* 2004 Immigration Overview (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) - August 4
* Government Response to the Tenth Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat) - August 18
* The Existence, Extent and Elimination of Canada's Fiscal Imbalance: Report of the Subcommittee on Fiscal Imbalance (House of Commons Standing Commitee on Finance) - June 2005
* Evaluation of the Job Placement (JP) Program and Training for Jobs (TFJ) Program Pilot (British Columbia Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance) - August 2005
* Draft Legislative Proposals Implementing Remaining Budget 2005 Income Tax Measures Released (Department of Finance Canada)
- August 15
* Charter Equality Rights: Interpretation of Section 15 in Supreme Court of Canada Decisions (Parliamentary Information and Research Service)
- January 2005
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - August 19
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- August 11
* Bulletin N°82 (Conseil de l'Emploi, des Revenus et de la Cohésion sociale (CERC) - August 16

- August 14, 2005
* Council of the Federation [Provincial-Territorial Premiers] Meeting (August 10-12, 2005 – Banff)
* Canadian Union of Public Employees Urges Premiers to stop Privatization - August 10
* $8.1 million for child care in British Columbia (Ministry of Children and Family Development) - August 10
* New on the Reference Links page of this site:
--- Anywhere.ca - A Canadian search directory
--- Wikipedia - free online encyclopedia
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - August 12
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- August 11
* Top Ten Facts on Social Security's 70th Anniversary (U.S. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - August 11

- August 7, 2005
* Impact of the National Child Benefit on the Incomes of Families with Children: A Simulation Analysis
(Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Social Services) - August 4
* Labour Force Survey, July 2005 (Statistics Canada) - August 5
* Ontario Expands Best Start for Children Initiative (child care) (Ministry of Children and Youth Services) - July 28
* Manitoba's Action Plan on Early Learning and Child Care (Government of Manitoba) - July 15, 2005
* A comprehensive poverty reduction strategy in Newfoundland and Labrador (Provincial Government) - June 2005
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - August 5
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- August 4

- July 31, 2005
* Canadian Policy Research Networks is seeking a new boss; the Fraser Institute has a new boss starting Sept. 1
* JobsNow (ON) : Lessons Learned from JobWave (BC) - The Other Side (McMaster University Radio CFMU) - August 9
* New from Justice Canada:
--- Child Protection Bill Receives Royal Assent - July 21
--- Bill C-38 - The Civil Marriage Act - Receives Royal Assent - July 20
* New from Statistics Canada:
--- Employment Insurance
(May 2005) - July 26
* Participatory Development Forum conference: Participating to Create a Different World: Shaping Our Own Future (Ottawa, Aug. 14-17)
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - July 29
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- July 28
* Kids Count Data Book (Annie E. Casey Foundation - U.S.) - July 27, 2005
* America's Children: Key National Indicators of Children's Well-Being 2005 (Childstats.gov) - July 2005
* From the Children's Defense Fund (U.S.):
--- Increasing the Minimum Wage: An Issue of Children's Well-Being - May 18, 2005
---Food Insecurity 2005 - June 2, 2005
* Job Security : Facing the Challenges of Economic Change (Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion - France) - March 2005
* Global Health Watch and Global Health Action 2005-2006 (Global Health Watch) - July 20

- July 24, 2005
* New Issues of Transition Magazine (Vanier Institute of the Family)
* World Conference on Prevention of Family Violence 2005 - Banff, Alberta (October 23-26, 2005)
* Domestic Violence in Canada in 1999 (Institut de la Statistique du Québec) - May 2005
* 2005 Federal Pre-Budget Consultation - Sept. 26 to Nov. 4 (House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance)
* Upcoming minimum wage increases in Alberta, Saskatchewan (Sept/05) and Nova Scotia (Oct/05)
* From Statistics Canada:
--- Urban and provincial income disparities in 2001 - July 21
---Consumer Price Index, June 2005 - July 22
* Ontario Works (welfare) changes taking effect August 1- ending the flat rate earnings exemption will hurt many households (Toronto Star)
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - July 15
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- July 21
* Costco / Wal-Mart --- lesser of two evils? (ReclaimDemocracy.org)
* Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (U.S) releases a series of reports on public benefit programs - July 19

- July 17, 2005
* Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile - 2005 (Statistics Canada) - July 14
* CitizenSHIFT - National Film Board
* Voluntary Sector Awareness Project (Canadian Council on Social Development) - July 5, 2005
* Food and Human Rights Symposium (University of British Columbia) - September 28-29, 2005
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - July 15
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- July 14

- July 10, 2005
* How'd They Vote? - a resource for political accountability in Canada
* International Productivity Monitor (Centre for the Study of Living Standards - Canada) - Spring 2005
* New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, June 2005 - July 8
--- General Social Survey: Victimization - 2004 - July 7
--- Obesity among Canadian children and adults, 2004 - July 6
--- Social Policy Simulation Database and Model - July 4
* Your Canada Child Tax Benefit for the period from July 2005 to June 2006 (Canada Revenue Agency)
* Canada, Alberta Governments sign early learning and child care agreement - July 7
* New from the Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale du Québec:
--- Sécurité du revenu 2005-2006 action plan (French only)
--- Overview of the govt. plan to combat poverty and social exclusion, one year later (French only)
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - July 8
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- July 7
* G8 Summit 2005 - Gleneagles, Scotland (July 6-8, 2005 )
* SPEaR Bulletin (Social Policy Evaluation and Research Committee) - New Zealand - July 2005

- July 3, 2005
* Strong Neighbourhoods - A Call to Action... (United Way of Greater Toronto report) - June 30
* Social Development Canada Consultations (people with disabilities, seniors, caregivers)
* Social Security Statistics, Canada and Provinces, 1978-79 to 2002-03 (Social Development Canada)
* Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act receives Royal Assent (Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration) - June 14
* Electronic Legal Aid Newsletter (British Columbia Legal Services Society)
* Women and Social Assistance Policy in Saskatchewan and Manitoba (U. of Regina Dept. of Justice Studies, Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry) - May 2005
* New from Statistics Canada - June 28:
--- Canada's Aboriginal Population in 2017
--- Employment Insurance - April 2005 (preliminary)
* Food bank network strained, says Toronto food bank director (Daily Bread Food Bank) - June 28
* BC JobWave / Ontario JobsNow : A critique (Monday Magazine) - June 22
* Make Poverty History / Live8
* Données sociales du Québec (Institut de la statistique) - June 16
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - June 30
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- June 30
* Wake-Up Wal-Mart --- WalmartWatch.com
* Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Website Updated (World Bank Group, United Nations et al.)

- June 26, 2005
* New from the Canadian Council on Social Development:
--- Canadian Social Welfare Policy Conference in Fredericton - June 16-18
--- The Weiler Award (June 17)
--- The World We Have: Towards a New Social Architecture (June 16)
--- Postponed Adulthood: Dealing with the New Economic Inequality (June 16)
--- Disability Information Sheet #20 - June 2005
--- Perception (Magazine) - Spring 2005
--- 2004-2005 CCSD Annual Report
* Gateway News - Paths to Equal Opportunity (Online Disability E-Zine - Government of Ontario) - June 2005
* British Columbia Cabinet and Ministry Shuffle - June 16
* The 1995 Budget and Block Funding - 1995 (National Council of Welfare)
* Canada and the 2005 G8 Summit (Canadian International Development Agency) - July 6-8, Scotland
* Recent Statistics Canada Releases:
--- Consumer Price Index, May 2005 (June 24)
--- Study: Aboriginal people living in metropolitan areas, 2001 (June 23)
--- Employment Insurance Coverage Survey - 2004 (June 22)
--- Leading indicators - May 2005 (June 22)
--- Social relationships in rural and urban Canada, 2003 (June 21)
--- How Canada compares in the G8, 1990 to 2004 (June 21)
--- Whither the workweek?, 2000 to 2004 (June 21)
--- Foreign control in the Canadian economy - 2003
(June 20)
--- Study: Does inflation vary with income?, 1992 to 2004 (June 20)
--- Government finance: Revenue, expenditure and surplus, 2004/2005 (June 16)
--- Canada's international transactions in securities, April 2005 (June 16)
--- Shelters for abused women, 2003/04 (June 15)
* National Aboriginal Day - June 21 (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
* Review of Canadian Federal Fiscal Forecasting (Department of Finance Canada) - June 20
* Tax Freedom Day is June 26 (Fraser Institute) - June 24
* Tax Freedom Day is "flawed, incoherent and pernicious" (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - June 16
* Early childhood education and care in Canada 2004 (Childcare Resource and Research Unit - ) - June 16
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - June 24
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- June 23
* CIA: The World Factbook 2005 (Central Intelligence Agency) - June 14

- June 19, 2005 --- no newsletter this week --- I was attending the Social Welfare Policy Conference in Fredericton.

- June 12 , 2005
G-8 pledges $40 billion US in debt relief - June 11
* Lifting the Boats: Policies to Make Work Pay - report (Canadian Policy Research Networks)
- June 10
* Kids Canada Policy Inventories (Canadian Policy Research Networks)
* Telling Tales: Living the Effects of Public Policy - Ontario report (The Toronto Star)
- June 10
* Early Learning and Care in the City Update (Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development)
- June 8
* Who's Hungry: 2005 Profile of Hunger in the Greater Toronto Area (The Daily Bread Food Bank)
- June 7
* Welfare Incomes 2004 (National Council of Welfare)
- June 7
* Evaluation of the National Child Benefit Initiative
(Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers Responsible for Social Services)
- February 2005
* From Statistics Canada:
--- 2004 Low Income Cut-Offs - April 2005
--- Low Income Measurement in Canada - December 2004
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - June 10
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- June 9
GEsource (U.K.)
* Recent Working Papers (#394-409) from the Luxembourg Income Study:
--- Benefit Generosity and Absolute Poverty in 16 OECD Countries - April 2005
--- Welfare States, Social Structure and the Dynamics of Poverty Rates : A comparative study of 16 countries, 1980-2000 - February 2005

- June 5 , 2005
* Official International Reserves 2005 (Finance Canada) - June 3
* Where Your Tax Dollar Goes (and comes from...) - (Finance Canada) - June 2005
* Gimme shelter: Finding a home in Ontario - report (Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition) - April 7
* New Brunswick govt. relaxing the definition of "Economic Unit Policy" for welfare purposes --- Fredericton Anti-Poverty Organization says the changes discriminate against the poor (June 1, 2005)
* Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review - 1st Quarter 2005 (Statistics Canada) - May 31
* Welfare rolls down, homelessness up in Vancouver (City of Vancouver Housing Centre) - May 26
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- June 2, 2005
* The Sustainable Cities Programme (part of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme)
* Amnesty International Report 2005 : The state of the world's human rights - May 25

- May 29, 2005
* Manitoba 2003-2004 Report on Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (Manitoba Social Services and Housing) - May 18
* Early Learning and Child Care Services in Manitoba - May 6
* Meeting of Fed-Prov-Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors - May 26
* New Quebec government department for families, seniors and status of women
* Food Consumption 2004 (Statistics Canada) - May 26
* Nova Scotia Department of Community Services - New website May 2005
* Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions Online (Social Development Canada) - May 25
* Social Costs of Gambling (New Canadian Social Research Links page)
* New from Statistics Canada:
--- Study: Who's calling at dinner time? 1987 to 2004 - May 25
--- Employment Insurance - March 2005 - May 24
---Leading Indicators, April 2005
- May 24* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- May 26, 2005* Measuring the Global Gender Gap (World Economic Forum) - May 2005

- May 23, 2005
* New Funding Program for Charities Announced (Canada Revenue Agency ) - May 17
* Family Income 2003 (Statistics Canada) - May 20Ontario budget offers nothing to people on welfare (Carole Goar - The Toronto Star) - May 18
* From the Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat:
--- First Ministers' Meetings, 1906-2004
--- Premiers' Conferences, 1887-2003
* Is Inflation Higher for Seniors? (Statistics Canada) - May 17
* Better health, employment and child care supports for Ontario welfare recipients - May 17
* National Symposium on Financial Capability - Ottawa (Policy Research Initiative)- June 9-10
* New from the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation:
--- Learning What Works (newsletter) - Spring 2005 issue
--- Literature Review of Experience-Rating Employment Insurance in Canada - May 2005

* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - May 20
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- May 19, 2005
* Assessing the New Federalism: Eight Years Later(The Urban Institute) - Spring 2005
* Social Watch - U.N. (Review by The Scout Report)

- May 15, 2005
* Bill 118, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration) - May 10
* Work-Life Balance - The Regional Perspective (Canadian Policy Research Networks)
- April 29
* Low Paid Workers in Canada - report (Canadian Policy Research Networks) - May 6, 2005
* New from Statistics Canada:
--- Family Income, 2003 (+SLID adjustment) - May 12
--- Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey, 2003 - May 11
--- National Population Health Survey: Healthy aging, 1994/95 to 2002/03 - May 9
--- Labour Force Survey, April 2005 - May 6
* 2004 Poverty Lines (Canadian Council on Social Development) - May 5
* BC Government Cutbacks on Women, 2001-2005 (BC Coalition of Women's Centres - BCFL - UBC) - March 2005 report
* Ontario Budget 2005-2006 - May 11
* Citizens with Disabilities - Ontario
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - May 13
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- May 12, 2005

- May 8, 2005
* The Canadian Index of Well-Being (Atkinson Foundation) - May 6
* ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program) Action Coalition
* Fédération nationale des femmes canadiennes-françaises
* Governments of Canada and Ontario sign an agreement on Early Learning and Child Care - May 6
* Rethinking Development: Local Pathways to Global Wellbeing (Conference - Antigonish) - June 20-24 (GPI Atlantic)
* Income of Individuals, 2003 (Statistics Canada) - May 5
* First Nations, First Thoughts Conference (University of Edinburgh, Scotland) - May 5-6
* Caregivers Online Consultation (Social Development Canada) - Until June 30/05
* New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice - Front commun pour la justice sociale du Nouveau-Brunswick
* Study: Food insecurity in Canadian households, 2000/01 (Statistics Canada) - May 3
* Study: Income inequality and working-age mortality (Statistics Canada) - April 29
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - May 6
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- May 5, 2005
* Measuring Social Capital in Italy (Social Capital Gateway) - April 2005

- May 1, 2005
* Canada, Manitoba, Saskatchewan Sign Early Learning and Child Care Agreements - April 29
* Canada, Ontario Sign Affordable Housing Agreement - April 29
* Network News, Spring 2005 Issue (Canadian Policy Research Networks) - April 2005
* Human Rights Denied: Single Mothers on Social Assistance in British Columbia - Poverty and Human Rights Centre - April 28
* Policy Research Initiative Update Spring 2005 - April 2005
* From Status of Women Canada:
--- Strategies for Improving the Working Conditions of Family Childcare Providers - January 2005 (Posted March 2005)
--- Women and Men in Canada: A Statistical Glance - 2003 Edition (Posted April 2005)
* Canada invests $7.2 million to include Canadians with Disabilities (Social Development Canada) - April 25
* Provincial and territorial economic accounts 2004 (Statistics Canada) - April 27
* Education Matters (Education Periodical) - Statistics Canada - April 2005 Issue
* Nova Scotia Budget 2005-2006 - April 26
* A commission investigating child poverty?? (Campaign Against Child Poverty) - April 23
* Low-paid Work and Economically Vulnerable Families - study (Statistics Canada) - April 25
* Assets and Liabilities - Local/Consolidated Government Finance (Statistics Canada) - April 25
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- April 28, 2005
* Economic Insecurity: Implications of Federal Budget proposals for Low-Income Working Families (U.S.) (National Center for Children in Poverty) - April 2005
* Cover The Uninsured Week - U.S. (May 1-8)
* Reforming financial support for families in Britain (HM Treasury) - March 2005
* New in April 2005 from the Institute for the Study of Labour (Bonn, Germany):
--- Child Poverty in Rich Countries (including Canada)
--- The Effects of Living Wage Laws (U.S.)

- April 24 , 2005
* Québec Budget 2005-2006 - April 21
* Conference on Women's Rights and Freedoms - Vancouver, April 28 - May 1
* Ontario Launches JobsNow, welfare-to-work project (Ministry of Community and Social Services) - April 20
* New from Statistics Canada:
---Consumer Price Index, March 2005 (April 22)
--- Study: Federal Personal Income Tax: Slicing the Pie, 1990 to 2002 (April 22)
--- Children and Youth as Victims of violent crime, 2003 (April 20)
--- Leading Indicators, March 2005 (April 19)
* House of Commons Committee report on Gender-Based Analysis (Standing Committee on the Status of Women) - April 20
* Canadian Women's March Committee 2005 - Update for May 1- 7 events
* 12th Canadian Social Welfare Policy Conference : June 16-18, Fredericton
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - April 22
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- April 21, 2005
* U.S. - Individual Development Accounts (Brookings Institution) - March 2005
* From the U.S. Department of Labor:
- A Profile of the Working Poor - March 2005
- Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2004 - April 2005
* The latest on the Wal-Mart juggernaut (Maryland, U.S) - April 2005
* Launch of World Indicators 2005 report (The World Bank Group) - April 17

- April 17 , 2005
* National Volunteer Week (Volunteer Canada) - April 17-23
* Canada, the G-7, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (Finance Canada Statements) - April 16, 17
* 2005-2006 Alberta Budget - April 13
* Study: Canada's economic growth in review - 2004 (Statistics Canada) - April 14
* Canada and the United Nations on the Rights of the Child (Embassy Newspaper Online) - April 13
* National Homelessness Initiative - Plans, Spending and Results for 2005/2006 (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
* Ontario Alternative Budget 2005 (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - April 11
* Canada Ranked Low in United Nations Native Report (CBC News) - April 11
* Labour Force Survey, March 2005 (Statistics Canada) - April 8
* The Fraser Institute, the Poverty Debate and the Caledon Institute - April 2005
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - April 18
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- April 14, 2005
* Cover The Uninsured Week (U.S) - May 1-8 (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) + Harris, Manning Urge Scrapping Canada Health Act

- April 10 , 2005
* National Child Benefit Progress Report 2003 (Government of Canada, Provinces and Territories and First Nations) - April 6
* Ontario Premier McGuinty Defends Clawback of the National Child Benefit Supplement (Toronto Star, April 6)
* 2005 Prince Edward Island Provincial Budget - April 7, 2005
* CUexpo2005 - Community-University Research Partnerships - Conference (Winnipeg, Sept, 15-18)
* British Columbia investing in people with disabilities, moms, babies, young children and low-income families! (BC Election May 17)
* Report of the Auditor General of Canada tabled - April 5
* Two new reports from the (Toronto) Daily Bread Food Bank:
--- another take on the clawback of the National Child Benefit Supplement - March 15
--- highly skilled immigrants forced to use the food bank - March 26
* Child and Family Services Statistics, 1998-99 to 2000-2001 (Working Group on Child and Family Services) - January 2005
* British Columbia Advocacy and Activism : The Anti-Poverty Committee + End Legislated Poverty
* Working to be Poor : week-long CBC Ottawa Radio series + website (incl. a good overview of Canadian poverty measures)
* Report on Health Care Wait Times Released (Wait Time Alliance of Canada) - April 3
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - April 5
* Poverty Dispatch Weekly Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- April 7, 2005
* U.S. Welfare Reform Myths (Child Welfare Research Institute)
* Welfare Reform and Beyond (Brookings Institution) - spring 2002
* The Saver's Credit (U.S) - (Retirement Security Project) - March 2005
* Social Policy and Research Bulletin (Government of New Zealand) - March 2005
* The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time (The World Bank) - March 22

- April 3 , 2005
* Drugcoverage.ca - Canadian drug plan information
* 2005-2006 New Brunswick Provincial Budget - March 30
* 2005-2006 Yukon Budget - March 24
* New from Statistics Canada : March 29 : Payroll employment, earnings and hours, January 2005 --- Legal aid: Resource and caseload, 2003/04 --- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), third quarter 2004 - March 23 : Consumer Price Index, February 2005 --- Leading indicators, February 2005
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - - April 1
* IMF concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with Canada (International Monetary Fund) - March 29
* Poverty Dispatch Weekly Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- March 31, 2005
* 2005 Index of Child Well-Being in the U.S. (Foundation for Child Development) - March 30
* Outgoing World Bank President says foreign aid must double to reduce poverty (Embassy News Online) - March 30

- March 28 , 2005
* Family Day Care as a Welfare-to-Work Option (Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care) - April 2000
* Expert Panel on Equalization and Territorial Formula Financing (Department of Finance Canada) - March 21
* British Columbia Welfare Resource Guide for Women (Vancouver Status of Women) - March 24
* Canadian Human Rights Commission 2004 Annual Report - March 24
* Saskatchewan 2005-2006 Provincial Budget - March 23
* Inclusive Cities : Community Voices, Perspectives and Priorities (Inclusive Cities Canada) - March 23
* Disability Newsletters Online - Manitoba, Ontario (March 2005 Issue)
* What's New from Statistics Canada - March 22:
--- Canada's visible minority population in 2017
--- Household spending and debt, 1982 and 2001
--- The relationship between property tax and income, 2001
--- Employment Insurance - January 2005
* 2005-2006 Provincial Budgets - March 21 (Manitoba + Newfoundland and Labrador)
* Alberta Works (Welfare) Changes - Effective April 1 (Alberta Human Resources and Employment)
*
New from The Centre for the Study of Living Standards - February 2005
--- Labour Market Seasonality in Canada: Trends and Policy Implications
--- Measuring the Impact of Research on Well-being: A Survey of Indicators of Well-being
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - - March 24
* Poverty Dispatch Weekly Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- March 24, 2005
* U.S. Welfare and Child Care Reauthorization Update (Center for Law and Social Policy) - March 15
* U.S. Federal Expenditures on Children, 1960-1997 (The Urban Institute, April 2001) + Child Benefits in 22 Countries (U.K. Department for Work and Pensions, October 2002)

- March 20 , 2005
* Study: Recent changes in the labour market, 1991 to 2004 (Statistics Canada) - March 18
* Protecting Canada's Vulnerable Workers (two new reports from Canadian Policy Research Networks) - March 18
* National Balance Sheet Accounts, Economic Accounts Quarterly Review - 4th Quarter, 2004 (Statistics Canada)- March 17
* PovNet website updated - March 2005
* National/International Events List 2005
* Saskatchewan social assistance (welfare) dependency drops to 14-year low (Department of Community Resources) - February 25
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - - March 18
* Poverty Dispatch Weekly Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- March 17, 2005
* Double standards on human rights 'undermining UN'? (Financial Times - U.S.) - March 14

- March 13 , 2005
* Labour Force Survey, February 2005 (Statistics Canada) - March 11
* Researching Resilience in Children and Youth (Canada) - Conference June 15-17 (The International Resilience Project - Dalhousie University)
* Hands Off! campaign to stop the clawback of the National Child Benefit Supplement (Income Security Advocacy Centre) - launched March 8
* Becoming Canadian: Intent, Process and Outcome (Statistics Canada) - March 8
* From Charity to Entitlement - human rights and poverty in Canada (Louise Arbour - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) - March 4
* Govt. of Canada releases 2003-2004 activities and expenditures report for Early Childhood Development, Early Learning, Child Care - February 25
* International Women's Day (Status of Women Canada / Foreign Affairs Canada / Native Women's Association of Canada / Strength in Sisterhood Society) - March 8
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) -
* Poverty Dispatch Weekly Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- March 10, 2005
* The Food Assistance Landscape, March 2005 (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
* State of the States 2005: A Profile of Food and Nutrition Programs Across the Nation (Food Research and Action Center - U.S.) - February 23
* What Social Security Means to Children and Families in the U.S. (National Center for Children in Poverty) - February 24
* The Rights of Children and Youth - Resources (Human Rights Education Associates)

- March 6 , 2005
* Canada's Employment Insurance Program Enhanced - February 23
* Sixth National Child Welfare Symposium - May 26-27, Montreal (Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare)
* The Canada Assistance Regulations were added to the CAP Resources page of this site
* Ottawa's first homelessness report card (Alliance to End Homelessness) - March 2
* Beijing +10 - International Women's Day - International Women's Week
* Ottawa and Québec agree on Parental Leave, taking effect January 2006 - March 1
* From the Income Security Advocacy Centre (Toronto): Ontario welfare rates (March '05) and minimum wages (Feb. '05), recent Ontario welfare rule changes
* Child Poverty in Rich Countries 2005 - report (UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre) - March 1
* No new money for housing in the federal budget - February 28
* 2003 Immigration Overview – Permanent and Temporary Residents (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) - February 25
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - --- March 3, 2005
* Poverty Dispatch Weekly Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- March 3, 2005

- February 27, 2005
* Nunavut Budget 2005-2006 (Nunavut Department of Finance) - February 25
* Measuring Child Benefits: Measuring Poverty - report (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - February 2005
* Federal Budget 2005 - February 23
* Administrative Unfairness at the British Columbia Ministry of Human Resources (BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre) - February 2
* Canadian Bar Association Announces Court Challenge to Constitutional Right to Legal Aid - February 19
* Guide to the May 2005 Provincial Election in British Columbia - (Creative Resistance)
* Two New Studies from the Self-Sufficiency Project (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation) - February 2005
--- Can Work Alter Welfare Recipients' Beliefs?
--- Estimating the Effects of a Time-Limited Earnings Subsidy for Welfare-Leavers
* New from Statistics Canada - February 22:
--- Consumer Price Index, January 2005
--- Leading indicators, January 2005
--- Employment Insurance - December 2004
* Canada in the World: fighting global poverty
- speech (Canadian International Development Agency) - February 18
* Home environment, income and child behaviour (Statistics Canada) - February 21
* Northwest Territories 2005-2006 Budget - February 10
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - --- February 24, 2005
* Poverty Dispatch Weekly Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- February 24, 2005

- February 20, 2005
* Launch of the Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working Age Adults - February 18
* Parental income and post-secondary education in the 1990s - study (Statistics Canada) - February 16
* Understanding the Early Years - 2005 Call for Proposals (Social Development Canada) - February 17
* Alternative Federal Budget 2005 (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - February 17
* British Columbia Budget 2005 (February 15) + Related info from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives & Strategic Thoughts
* Report of the Auditor General Tabled (Auditor General of Canada) - February 15
* Restoring Financial Governance and Accessibility in the Employment Insurance Program - report (House of Commons Standing Committee) - February 15
* Consultations on a Canadian Housing Framework (National Homelessness Initiative) - January 7
* Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Social Services (Early Learning and Child Care) - February 11
* Disability E-Zines - Manitoba, Ontario - February 2005 issue
* Trends in Income Inequality in Canada from an International Perspective (Statistics Canada) - February 10
* Increasing Funding to Equality-Seeking Organizations (Standing Committee on the Status of Women) - February 10
* SHORT Ottawa (homelessness resources - Ottawa and more)
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - --- February 18, 2005
* Poverty Dispatch Weekly Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- February 17, 2005
* 2005 Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) - February 18
* Global Call to Action against Poverty + Make Poverty History - a campaign against poverty
* Bulletin N°70 - Paris (Council for Unemployment, Income and Social Cohesion) - February 14

- February 13, 2005
* Hands Off! Stop Taking Our Baby Bonus! - Campaign to end the clawback of the National Child Benefit Supplement
* Livable Income for Everyone (new guaranteed annual income website in BC)
* Un Québec digne des enfants : le plan d’action pour les enfants (Ministère de l'Emploi, de la Solidarité sociale et de la Famille) - le 27 janvier 2005
* Alberta minimum wage going up to $7/hr.
* Ontario Increases Support for the Homeless (Ministry of Community and Social Services) - February 8
* New Brunswick's Early Childhood Development Agenda (Family and Community Services) - January 20
* Newfoundland and Labrador Establishes a Ministerial Council on Early Childhood Learning (Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education) - February 8
* Minimum Wages going up in June in Newfoundland and Labrador (Dept. of Human Resources, Labour and Employment) - January 6, 2005
* 10-year plan to strengthen health care - federal legislation tabled (Department of Finance Canada) - February 7
* Budget of the United States Government (U.S. Government) - February 7
* Child Care, 1994/95 and 2000/01 (Statistics Canada) - February 7
* Poverty Dispatch Weekly Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- February 10, 2005
* Welfare Information Network - U.S. Bi-Weekly Update - February 11

- February 6, 2005
* Canadian Union of Public Employees Gearing up in February for British Columbia Election in May
* Federal Budget to Be Tabled on February 23, 2005 (Department of Finance Canada)
* Toque Tuesday Campaign (Raising the Roof) - February 8
* Canada’s Commitment to Equality: A Gender analysis of the last ten federal budgets (Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action) - February 3, 2005
* Year of the Veteran - 2005 (Veterans Affairs Canada) - January 27
* Poverty Is Not Just About Income – It’s Also About Assets (Canadian Policy Research Networks) - October 2004
* The Current State of Canadian Family Finances (in 2004) (Vanier Institute of the Family) - January 27
* Report: Healthcare Renewal in Canada: Accelerating Change (Health Council of Canada) - January 27
* New from Statistics Canada:
--- Health Indicators, 2005 - February 1
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, November 2004 (preliminary)
- January 27
--- Study: Are good jobs disappearing in Canada?, 1981 to 2004 - January 26
--- Study: Earnings of temporary versus permanent employees, 2003 - January 26
* Poverty Dispatch Weekly Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs ---February 3, 2005
* State of the Union Address - February 2, 2005 (The President of the United States) + Counterpoints by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the National Center for Children in Poverty
* World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland) - January 26-30 * World Social Summit (Porto Alegre, Brazil) - January 26-31

- January 23, 2005
* From Status of Women Canada (posted January 21, 2005):
--- Young Women in Canada in the 1970s and Today
--- A Holistic Framework for Aboriginal Policy Research
* Financial Results for November 2004 (The Fiscal Monitor - Finance Canada) - January 21
* British Columbia Employment and Assistance (welfare) info:
--- welfare rates increased January 1, 2005
--- welfare caseload statistics updated to November 2004
* Guide to seniors' programs in BC (from the Ministry of Health Services) - October 2004
* Child Protection Publications and Tools (Canadian International Development Agency) - January 21
* New from Statistics Canada (Jan. 19, 20)
--- Study: Measurement issues in comparing Canadian and US productivity levels
--- Consumer Price index, December 2004
--- Maintenance Enforcement Survey: Child and Spousal Support, 2003/2004
* In Search of Well Being: Are Canadians slipping down the economic ladder? (TD Economics) - January 18
* Online Disability E-Zines - Manitoba, Ontario --- January 2005 Issue
* A Celebration of Food Security Work in Canada seeking contributors before February 11/05 (Social Planning Council of Winnipeg)
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - January 21, 2005
* Poverty Dispatch Weekly Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- January 20, 2005
* A Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals (The Millennium Project - United Nations) - January 17

- January 16, 2005
* Beyond Rhetoric: Canada’s Second Conference on Bullying (March 21-23, Ottawa)
* Canadian Children's Rights Council
* Productivity and Output - Canada and the U.S., 1994 to 2002 (Statistics Canada) - January 13 + Related links from the Centre for the Study of Living Standards
* New reports from Saskatchewan Community Resources:
--- Saskatchewan Early Childhood Development Progress Report 2003/2004
--- Saskatchewan Baseline Report 2004-2005, Multilateral Framework for Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities
* New Income and Employment Support Act and Regulations (Newfoundland and Labrador) - December 7, 2004
* A study of non-profit and commercial child care centres in Canada (Childcare Resource and Research Unit) - January 10, 2005
* Wellesley Central Health Corporation - Toronto
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - - January 7, 2005
* Poverty Dispatch Weekly Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- January 13, 2005
* Welfare Information Network (U.S.) - Bi-Weekly Update - January 14, 2005
* Disinfopedia
* U.S. Social Security Reform: Privatization a Dumb Idea (The American Prospect)
* 38th Session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (Child Rights Information Network ) - Jan. 10-28, 2005
* International Reform Monitor (Bertelsmann Stiftung) - June 2004

- January 9, 2005
* Horizons : Poverty and Exclusion + Conference Presentations (Policy Research Initiative) - December 2004
* New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, December 2004 - January 7
--- Evolving Housing Conditions in Census Metropolitan Areas - 1999 to 2001 - January 5
* Minimum Wages Going Up in 2005 in January (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island ) - February (Ontario) - May (Québec)
* Of Privilege and Luck (Editorial by Linda McQuaig, The Toronto Star) - January 2
* The Key Provincial/Territorial Welfare Links page of this site has been updated.
* Does Ontario have a Community and Social Services Business Plan?
* Quebec Employment Assistance (welfare) program changes, rate increases eff. Jan. 1 (Ministère de l'Emploi, de la Solidarité sociale et de la Famille)
* Govt. of Canada - Voluntary Sector Accord : Second Report (Voluntary Sector Initiative) - December 6
* Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Benefit Rates eff. January 2005 (Social Development Canada) - December 29
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - - January 7, 2005
* Poverty Dispatch Weekly Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- January 6, 2005
* Social Security Privatization (U.S.) - January 2005
* Bulletin N°67 - Conseil de l'Emploi, des Revenus et de la Cohésion sociale (CERC - Paris) - January 03, 2005



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