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- December 31, 2006
* Homelessness, Crime, Victimization, and the Criminal Justice System (Centre for Urban and Community Studies [U of T] & John Howard Society of Toronto) - Nov. 2006
* Appeal to help save the Canadian Abilities Foundation (CAF) (Friends of the CAF) - December 21
* Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Law (IsthatLegal.ca) - December 2006
* The Individual and Family Assistance Act, Social Assistance Program and Social Solidarity Program come into effect January 2007 (Emploi et Solidarité sociale Québec) - December 8
* What's New from Human Resources and Social Development Canada:
--- 2007 pension/allowance rates for Old Age Security and the Canada Pension Plan
--- Advancing the Inclusion of People with Disabilities (2006)
* Homeless and Poverty in Canada — Resources, News & Selected Reports (Intraspec.ca)
* What's New from the Department of Finance Canada:
--- Canada’s New Government Is Providing Real Tax Relief for Canadians - December 22
--- The Fiscal Monitor: Financial results for October 2006 - December 21
* BlogsCanada
* Call for Papers for June 2007 First Peoples Child & Family Review (First Peoples Child & Family Review) - deadline is March 31/07
* A Surge in Wealth Inequality (Andrew Jackson, Relentlessly Progressive Economics) - December 14
* Federal Government Commits $526 Million to Combat Homelessness and Extend Funding for Renovation Programs (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) - December 19
* Children's Fitness Tax Credit guidelines released (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) - December 19
* Signs of Life in Canada’s Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) Movement (Relentlessly Progressive Economics Blog) - December 14
* Advancing the Inclusion of People with Disabilities (2006) (Human Resources and Social Development Canada) - December 4

December 24, 2006: no newsletter this week --- Merry Christmas!

- December 17, 2006
* Poverty is a medical condition (by Carol Goar , The Toronto Star) - December 15
* Minister Flaherty Announces New Collaborative Steps With Provincial and Territorial Finance Ministers (Department of Finance Canada) - December 15
* Rental market reports for 2006 (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) - December 14
* The National Council of Welfare extends the deadline for its Anti-Poverty and Income Security Questionnaire until December 20
* Canada's New Government delivers on ten pieces of legislation in one week (Office of the Prime Minister) - December 14
*
What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- National balance sheet accounts, Third quarter 2006 - December 15
--- Seniors' access to transportation - December 15
--- Study: Inequality in wealth, 1984 to 2005 - December 13
--- Work hours instability - December 2006
--- Revisiting wealth inequality - December 2006
--- Survey of Household Spending, 2005 - December 12
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, third quarter 2006 - December 11
--- National Survey of the Work and Health of Nurses, 2005 - December 11

* Newsletter No. 30 - Dec 06 / Jan 07 ~ Holiday Issue- [homelessness] (Cathy Crowe, Street Nurse - Toronto)
* Commons’ finance committee calls for housing, homelessness action (The Wellesley Institute) - December 13
* Canada: Competing to Win (Report of the Standing Committee of Finance) House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance - December 7
* The Cost of Eating in BC - 2006 (Dietitians of Canada - BC Region) - November 23
* HIV and Poverty in Canada (website) - Canadian Aids Society
* Report of the Minister of Finance's Expert Panel on Financial Security for Children with Severe Disabilities (Department of Finance Canada) - December 12
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - December 15
* Google.ca "Welfare" Search Results pages
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs
* 18% of American children live in poor families (National Center for Children in Poverty) - December 14
* The Scout Report - December 15, 2006 issue (Internet Scout Project - University of Wisconsin - Madison)
* Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Peace Prize and Grameen Bank (The Scout Report)
* Inequality and Health Care : Two fixes for middle-class insecurity - U.S. (Washington Post) - December 13
* International:
--- Resources for Evaluation and Social Research Methods
--- Global Social Change Research Project

- December 10, 2006
* Factors Aggravating Poverty (Testimony to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities) - November 23
* Anti-Poverty and Income Security Questionnaire (National Council of Welfare) - consultation ends December 15
* Retirement Planning for the "Rest of Us" (Richard Shillington) - November 2006
* What's New from the Canadian Council on Social Development:
--- The Health of Canadians (part of "Stats & Facts") - December 5
--- Report of the May 2006 Meeting of Canadian Social Planning Councils
* The Economic Case for Social Policy (Canadian Policy Research Networks + Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - December 7
* Provincial Pre-Budget Submission on Housing and Homelessness - Ontario (The Wellesley Institute) - December 8
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Wage differences between male and female university professors, 1970 to 2001 - December 8
--- Satellite account of non-profit institutions and volunteering, 1997 to 2003 - December 8
--- Survey of Financial Security, 2005 - December 7
--- Canadian Economic Observer, December 2006 issue - December 7
--- National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth: Early reading ability and later literacy skills, 1994/1995 to 2004/2005 - December 5
--- Salaries and salary scales of full-time teaching staff at Canadian universities: Final report, 2004/2005 - December 5
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - December 8
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs
* Social Policy, Research and Evaluation (SPRE) Conference 2007 (New Zealand Ministry of Social Development) - April 3-5, 2007
* The World Distribution of Household Wealth (World Institute for Development Economics Research - United Nations University) - December 5
* Closing the Gap: Strategies for Action to Tackle Health Inequalities (European Health Inequalities Portal - European Commission)
* International Human Rights Day 2006 (United Nations) - December 10

- December 3, 2006
* Anti-Poverty and Income Security Questionnaire (National Council of Welfare) - consultation ends December 15
* National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - December 6 + Canada's New Government to Status of Women: "Get Thee to the Kitchen!"
* International Volunteer Day - December 5
* International Day of Disabled Persons 2006 - December 3
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, November 2006 - December 1
--- Study: Trends in the teaching profession, 1999 to 2005
--- Education questions on the 2006 Census of Population: New questions for a new century
--- Canadian economic accounts, third quarter 2006 and September 2006 - November 30
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, September 2006
--- Labour Force Information, November 5 to 11 - December 1
--- Employment Insurance, September 2006 - November 28
--- Study: Readiness to learn at school among five-year-old children, 2002/2003 - November 27
*
One step forward, two steps back (Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults) - December 1
* HungerCount 2006
(Canadian Association of Food Banks) - November 2006
* Early Results From Major Study Show That Communities Can Create Meaningful Jobs (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation) - November 28
* Tax Fairness According to Canada's New Government (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - November 2006
* Tabling of the November 2006 Report of the Auditor General of Canada - November 28
* Debt Management Report for 2005–06 (Department of Finance Canada) - November 28
* What's New from the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women:
--- New Federal Policies Affecting Women’s Equality: Reality Check - November 2006
--- Fact sheets for December 10th Campaign for Women's Equality and Human Rights
--- Intersectional Feminist Frameworks : A Primer - 2006
--- Women Resisting Poverty & Exclusion: Alternative Visions & Practices (National Forum 2007) - May 4-6, 2007
* Bill 107 (Ontario government's human rights reform legislation), the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance and the [Ontario] Human Rights Reform website
*
What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - December 1
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs
* Poverty Net Newsletter #96 (World Bank) - November 2006
* Policy Hub Bulletin: November 2006 (Government of the U.K.)
* Call for papers - Australian social policy conference 2007 (11-13 July 2007) - Australian Policy Online

- November 26, 2006
* Child Poverty Report Cards 2006 (Campaign 2000 + provincial partners) - November 23
* Ontario Human Rights Reform - A Call to Action (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance)
* What's New from the Assembly of First Nations?
--- Royal Commission on Aboriginal People at 10 Years: A Report Card - November 2006
--- Letter to All Chiefs: Matrimonial Real Property - November 20
--- Make Poverty History: The First Nations Plan for Creating Opportunity - November 20
* The Economical and Fiscal Update 2006 + National Consultation on the Advantage Canada Economic Plan (Department of Finance Canada) - November 23, 24
* Alternative Federal Budget 2007 Economic and Fiscal Update (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - November 22
* Proceedings of the 2006 Community Forum on Homelessness (Ottawa) (Alliance to End Homelessness in Ottawa) - November 22
* National Housing Day 2006 (Wellesley Institute) - November 22
* PovNet Fall/Winter 2006 update!
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Charitable donors, 2005 - November 23
--- Gender differences in university participation, 1977 to 2003
- November 23
--- Savers, investors and investment income, 2005 - November 23
* McGuinty Government Improving Employment Options For Ontarians On Disability Support (Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services) - November 22
* Issues and Outcomes for Transition-Aged Youth (Child welfare League of Canada et al.) - November 2006
* Improving Employment Options For Ontarians On Disability Support (Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services) - November 22
* Issues and Outcomes for Transition-Aged Youth (Child welfare League of Canada et al.) - November 2006
* Transfers to Provinces and Territories in 2006 - (undated) interactive presentation (CBC News)
* International Productivity Monitor - Fall 2006 Issue (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) - November 2006
* Growing Gap, Growing Concerns : Canadian Attitudes Toward Income Inequality (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - November 20
* Building Prosperity in a Canada Strong and Free
(Fraser Institute) - November 2006
* Financial Aid and Services for Persons with Disabilities in New Brunswick (Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons) - October 2006
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - November 24
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs

- November 19, 2006
* National/Universal Child Day 2006 — November 20
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- International Mobility: Patterns of Exit and Return of Canadians, 1982 to 2003 - November 17
* The Blueprint to End Homelessness - Toronto (The Wellesley Institute) - October 26
* The Fiscal Monitor for September 2006 (Finance Canada) - November 15
* Canadian Government Debt 2006 (Fraser Institute) + Six Step Plan for the Fraser Institute (Canadian Union of Public Employees) - November 14
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - November 17
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs
* What's New from the National Center for Children in Poverty (U.S.):
--- Struggling Despite Hard Work: Low-Income Families in Michigan and Detroit - November 2006
--- Family Resource Simulator
--- Making “Work Supports” Work
* What's New from the Center for Law and Social Policy (U.S.):
--- Child Care and Early Education State-by-State Data - November 16
--- Child Care Assistance in 2005: State Cuts Continue - November 1
--- Analysis of Fiscal Year 2005 TANF and MOE Spending by States - October 10
--- CLASP Publications on Welfare Policy Released in 2006 - 2005 - 2004
* International Forum on the Eradication of Poverty (United Nations) - November 15, 16
* Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2006 (Reporters without Borders) - October 23
* The latest in policy research from the United Kingdom and Australia

- November 12, 2006
* Poverty in Canada: 2006 Update (Chris Sarlo, Fraser Institute) - November 9
* The Parkland Institute and private health insurance (Parkland Institute) - November 6
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Provincial and territorial economic accounts, 2002 to 2005 - November 8
--- Homicides, 2005 - November 8
--- University enrolment, 2004/2005 - November 7
--- University degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded, 2004 - November 7
* What's New from the Ministry of Community and Social Services in Ontario:
--- Social Assistance Rate Increase - November 2 (?)
--- A New Vision for Ontario's Social Assistance Programs - November 1 (?)
--- McGuinty Government Helps Boost Profile Of People With Disabilities In Canadian Media - October 24
--- Making Ontario More Accessible To People With Disabilities - October 23
--- Ontario Disability Support Program Special Payments - October 2 (?)
--- Employment Innovations Fund - Examples of Innovative Partnerships - August 30 (?)
* What's New from the Canadian Union of Public Employees:
--- Thirty Years of Dwindling Minimum Wages in Canada - November 6
--- Taxes, Productivity & Competitiveness: It’s Not the Tax Cuts that Matter - September 2006

* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - November 10
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs
* Human Development Report 2006 (United Nations Development Programme) - November 9
* Spread the Net campaign (Montreal Millennium Promise Conference) - November 9
* Two conferences:
--- Global Microcredit Summit - November 12-15, 2006, Halifax
--- World Forum 2006 - Future Directions in Child Care - November 19 – 22, 2006, Vancouver

- November 5, 2006
* Veterans’ Week 2006: Share the Story - November 5 to 11
* A Better Way to Set Welfare Rates [in British Columbia] (BC Office - Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - November 1
* Ontario Legal aid $10 million over budget (Law Times) - October 23
* Coalition to Save Court Challenges
* Homelessness in Alberta
* Cathy Crowe Newsletter (re. homelessness in Canada)
* What's New from Statistics Canada:

--- Labour Force Survey, October 2006 - November 3
--- Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2005 - November 1
--- Provincial and territorial government finance: Assets and liabilities - October 31
--- Victimization and offending in the North, 2004 and 2005 - October 30
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2006 - October 30
* 2006 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) - October 31
* Canada’s New Government Announces Tax Fairness Plan (Department of Finance Canada) - October 31
*
Notes for an Address concerning Matrimonial Real Property (Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada ) - October 30
* What's New from the Institute for Research on Public Policy:
--- The Use of Family Friendly Workplace Practices in Canada - September 2006
--- Toward Squaring the Circle: Work-Life Balance and the Implications for Individuals, Firms and Public Policy - June 2006
--- Working for Working Parents: The Evolution of Maternity and Parental Benefits in Canada - May 2006
--- Early Childhood Development and Child Care: What Do We Know? (Conference, March 27/06 - Vancouver)
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - November 3
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs
* Does a higher minimum wage mean fewer jobs? (Australian Policy Online) - August 2006
* 2006 Global Hunger Index (International Food Policy Research Institute) - October 16

- October 29, 2006
* British Columbia : Premier Campbell says new measures coming in February '07 BC Budget will help people with mental illness and addictions, welfare recipients and the homeless - October 8
* Time to Raise Welfare Rates in British Columbia - Kesselman (Vancouver Sun) - October 27
* Does rising GDP mean more happiness? (CBC News Viewpoint) - October 26
* Take Back Your Time Day - October 24
* November 2006 Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the House of Commons due November 28 (incl. a chapter on Old Age Security)
* Seniors in Canada: 2006 Report Card (National Advisory Council on Aging) - October 26
* Report of the Expert Panel for the Children's Fitness Tax Credit (Department of Finance Canada) - October 26
* Income Assistance for Post-Secondary Education - Nova Scotia (Department of Community Services) - October 26
* Release of The Fiscal Monitor for August 2006 (Department of Finance Canada) - October 24
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Population Projections for Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2005-2031 - October 26
--- Food consumption, 2005 - October 25
--- Employment Insurance, August 2006 - October 24
* Social Inclusion Health Indicators: A Framework for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health (Inclusive Cities Canada) - October 2006
* British Columbia Ministry of Community Services:
--- BC Seniors' Guide (2006 edition)
--- BC Women's Services Directory
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - October 27
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs
* Economic Success Clearinghouse (formerly the Welfare Information Network) - U.S.
* Raise U.S. Minimum Wage, say 11 Nobel Prize winners and 650 economists (Economic Policy Institute) - October 11
* Eighth Annual Report 2006: Strategy Document (U.K) (Department for Work and Pensions - London) - October 17
* National Reports on Strategies for Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2006-2008 - European Union

- October 22, 2006
* Victory possible in war on poverty (Oct. 21)... but Ontario still punishing poorest of its children (Oct. 22) - Toronto Star
* Tories prepare to change First Nation matrimonial property laws (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada) - October 20
* What's New on the website of Québec's Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale?
--- Financial Support Program - October 17
--- 2005-2006 annual management report of the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale
--- Year Two Report on the Government Action Plan to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion
* What's New from Human Resources and Social Development Canada:
--- Returns to college education: evidence from the 1990, 1995, and 2000 National Graduates Survey
--- Returns to University Level Education: Variations Within Disciplines, Occupations and Employment Sectors
* Blueprint to End Homelessness [in Toronto] to be released October 26 (The Wellesley Institute)
* Cycles of Homelessness: Understanding Eviction Prevention and its Relation to Homelessness (Acacia Consulting & Research for the National Homelessness Initiative) - March 2006
* British Columbia Income-assistance cuts examined (The Georgia Straight) - October 19
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Consumer Price Index, September 2006 - October 20
--- Perspectives on Labour and Income - October 2006 edition
--- Leading indicators, September 2006 - October 18
--- Health Reports: Job satisfaction, stress and depression - October 17
* Lower Health Costs by Helping the Hungry (British Columbia) StrategicThoughts.com - October 12
* National Council of Welfare launches Canada-wide forum on anti-poverty work and income security - October 16
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - October 20
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs
* New plan says gender equality in the workforce makes economic sense (The World Bank) - September/October 2006

- October 16, 2006
* Inclusive Cities Canada (ICC) releases two new policy and practice papers - October 13
--- The Municipal Youth Cabinet’s Role in Inclusion (St. John, New Brunswick)
--- The Municipal Franchise and Social Inclusion in Toronto : Policy and Practice
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Canadian Economic Observer (October 2006 Issue) - October 12
--- Juristat: Adult Correctional Services in Canada, 2004/2005 - October 11
--- Survey of Canadian Attitudes toward Learning, 2006 - October 10
* PovNet - Fall 2006 site update (British Columbia/Canada/International)
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - October 13
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs
* News from Mathematica Policy Research (U.S.) - October 10
* World Food Day - October 16 (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
* Chronic Poverty Research Centre (U.K. / International)
* GSR Bulletin: October 2006 (Government Social Research) - United Kingdom
* United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - Stand Up to Fight Poverty! (October 17)
* Bangladeshi microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus win Nobel Peace Prize (October 13, 2006) + Global Microcredit Summit - November 12-15, Halifax

- October 8, 2006
* Current federal government cuts will seem like "small potatoes" (Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - October 5
* Vital Signs 2006 : Annual Community Checkups [Toronto - Ottawa - Vancouver - Victoria] (Community Foundations of Canada) - October 4
* Measuring the Sustainability of Public Health Insurance in Canada (Fraser Institute) - October 2006 + reaction from CUPE & Can. Health Coalition
* What's New from the BC Office of the Provincial Health Officer:
--- Food, Health and Well-Being in British Columbia (2005 Annual Report)- October 4
--- Health and Well-Being of Children in Care in British Columbia - October 2006
* What's new from the British Columbia Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance:
--- Child Care Subsidy transferred to the Ministry of Children and Family Development - October 2
--- Community Assistance Program improved for "more-barriered" welfare clients - October 2
* Housing Matters BC (Rental Assistance Program, etc.) BC Housing- October 3
* International Day of Older Persons (Public Health Agency of Canada / United Nations) - October 1
* Put Poverty on the Political Agenda (The Toronto Star) - October 3
* More Flexibility to Seniors in the Management of Their Life Income Funds (Department of Finance Canada) - October 4
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Interreligious unions in Canada - October 3
--- Junior comes back home: Trends and predictors of returning to the parental home - October 3
--- Violence Against Women: Statistical Trends, 2006 - October 2
* 2007 BC Budget must tackle poverty, homelessness ( British Columbia Office - Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - September 27, 2006
* Revisiting NAFTA: Still not working for North America's workers (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - National Office) - September 28
* Beyond the Street : A National Conference (Youth and Communities Taking Action on Homelessness) - September 26-29
* The New Federal Policy Agenda: Where does the voluntary sector fit in? (Queen's University) - Conference (Oct. 20-21)
* Federal cuts to literacy programs add to Canada’s low-literacy dilemma, says ABC CANADA (ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation) - September 26
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - October 6
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs
* World Food Day - October 16 (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

- October 1, 2006
* Consultation : Addressing Matrimonial Real Property On-Reserve (Federal Government and First Nations Groups) - September 29
* Support the Court Challenges Program! (Council of Canadians with Disabilities) - September 28
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Back-to-school factbook - September 28
--- Canada's population, as of July 1, 2006 - September 27
--- Migration, 2004/2005 - September 27
--- Pension Coverage and Retirement Savings of Canadian Families, 1986 to 2003 - September 26
--- Employment Insurance, July 2006 - September 26
* Pan-Canadian Funding Practice in Communities (Canadian Council on Social Development) - September 11
* What's New from Finance Canada - September 25:
- Canada's New Government Is Getting Things Done by Providing Additional Funding for Transit, Housing and Education
- Notice of Ways and Means Motion Tabled
- Canada's New Government cuts wasteful programs, refocuses spending on priorities, achieves major debt reduction as promised
- Annual Financial Report of the Government of Canada Fiscal Year 2005-2006
- Fiscal Reference Tables - September 2006
+ reactions and impact analysis from non-governmental groups
* Update on When Working is not enough to Escape Poverty (Relentlessly Progressive Economics weblog) - September 26
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - September 29
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs
* World Habitat Day 2006 (UN Human Settlements Program) - October 2
* Global Competitiveness Report 2006-2007 (World Economic Forum) - September 26

- September 24, 2006
* The Fiscal Monitor, July 2006 (Department of Finance Canada) - September 22
* New Job Opportunities for Income Assistance Recipients (Nova Scotia Department of Community Services) - September 22
* Cracks in the Foundation: Solving the Housing Crisis in Canada’s Poorest Neighbourhood (Pivot Society - Vancouver Downtown Eastside, BC) - September 21
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- The core-age labour force / minimum wage workers in 2005 - September 22
--- Consumer Price Index, August 2006 - September 19
* [Federal] Government response to the recommendations issued by the Standing Committee on the Status of Women - files posted September 20
National Association of Women and the Law and Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action receive funding for at least one more year - September 22
* New Brunswick Provincial Election 2006 - September 18
* Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), Low Earnings and the Working Poor (Progressive Economics Forum) - September 18
* Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Child Care Spaces Initiative (Human Resources and Social Development Canada) - September 5
* 2005/06 Annual Service Plan: Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance (Government of British Columbia) - July 17
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - September 22
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs
* Special Report: The 400 Richest Americans (The Forbes Report) - September 21
* Social Safety Nets in OECD Countries (World Bank) - March 2006
* World Habitat Day 2006 (UN Human Settlements Program) - October 2

- September 17, 2006
* The Federal Government must Renew the Women's Program! DAWN Ontario: DisAbled Women's Network - September 14
* What's New from the British Columbia Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance:
--- Community Assistance Program Transition
- September 7
--- New Employment Program Means More Job Success - July 26
--- More Support for Low-Income Families
- July 12
* What's New from Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment:
--- Reducing Poverty: an Action Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador - June 2006
--- 2004-05 Annual Report - Dept. of Human Resources, Labour and Employment
* What's New from The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- National balance sheet accounts, Second quarter, 2006 - September 15, 2006
--- Canadian Economic Observer (Sept. '06 issue) - September 14
--- Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review, second quarter 2006 - September 13
--- Study: Disability and well-being, 1991 - September 12
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - September 15
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs
* OpenCourseWare (free educational resources) - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
* Comparing Wealth Distribution Across Rich Countries: First Results from the Luxembourg Wealth Study
(Luxembourg Wealth Study) - August 2006
* Bulletin N°110 (Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion - Paris) - September 11

- September 10, 2006
* National Anti-Poverty Organization Seeking New Executive Director - Deadline for Applications is September 15
*
Housing Again Bulletin No. 94 - September 5
*
From the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women:
--- Disentangling the Web of Women’s Poverty and Exclusion - Spring 2006
--- Women and Poverty (Third Edition) - 2005 (posted spring 2006)
* Community Social Planning Council of Toronto Monthly Newsletter - Issue # 42 - September 2006
* Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy (Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - September 8
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs
* Committee on Rights of Child to meet in Geneva from 11 to 29 September 2006 (ReliefWeb) - September 7

- September 3, 2006
* Canada’s New Government Continues to Deliver on Its Tax Relief Plan (Department of Finance Canada) - August 31
* Nova Scotia Pharmacare for children of low-income families (NS Department of Community Services) - August 30
* Alberta Works [welfare] debit card pilot a Canadian first (Alberta Human Resources and Employment) - April 24
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- University tuition fees, 2006/2007
- September 1, 2006
--- Canadian economic accounts, second quarter 2006 and June 2006
- August 31
--- Canadian Community Health Survey: Public Use Microdata File 2005
- August 31
--- Employment Insurance, June 2006
- August 29
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, June 2006
- August 29
--- Public sector employment, second quarter - August 28
* 2005 Immigration Overview: Permanent and Temporary Residents
(Citizenship and Immigration Canada) - August 18
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - September 1
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs
* U.S. Census Bureau Releases Two Reports with New Data on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance - August 29
* American Housing Survey for the United States: 2005 : Current Housing Reports
(U.S. Census Bureau / Department of Housing and Urban Development) - August 2006
* Waging a Living
- PBS documentary film about the working poor
*
Ten Years After Welfare Reform in the U.S. (Collection of links found in CERC Bulletin No. 109) - July/August 2006
*
Bulletin #109 (Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion, Paris) - August 28

- August 27, 2006
* Welfare Incomes 2005 (National Council of Welfare) - August 24
* An Analysis of Canada's Working Poor (Human Resources and Social Development Canada) - August 2006
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Perspectives on Labour and Income - August 2006 issue
(increased work stoppages, wives as primary breadwinners, unionization)
--- Consumer Price Index, July 2006
--- Health reports - regional differences in obesity
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs
* Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) AT 10 - U.S. (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - August 17

- August 20, 2006 -
* 16th International AIDS Conference - August 14-18, Toronto
* Ontario launches review to strengthen communities (Premier of Ontario) - August 14
* Federal funding for Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative cut, then restored (National Homelessness Initiative) - August 18
* Online Consultations on Restoring Fiscal Balance in Canada (Department of Finance Canada) - August 8 to September 8
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - August 18
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs

- August 13, 2006 - no newsletter this week (gone fishin'...)

- August 6 , 2006
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Study: Health and health care use in Canada and the United States, 2003 - August 3
--- General Social Survey: The Internet and the way we spend our time, 2005 - August 2
--- When is junior moving out? Transitions from the parental home to independence - August 1
--- Life tables, Canada, provinces and territories, 2000 to 2002 - July 31
--- Births, 2004 - July 31
* Raising Living Standards for the Working Poor: Issues and Solutions (Canadian Labour Congress) - July 31
* The real cost of Harper's phony child-care cheques (Scott Piatkowski - rabble.ca) - August 3
* CanadaStudentDebt.ca
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - August 6
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs
* The Flat Tax Revolution in Europe (Global Politican) - August 5
* Intute (U.K.)
* Global Policy Forum
* If you're happy and you know it : World Map of Happiness + Happy Planet index

- July 30, 2006
* PovNet Summer 2006 website update
* Women’s Economic Justice Project: An Examination of How Women Would Benefit from a Guaranteed Livable Income (Women's Economic Justice Project) - April 2006
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Housing Data in the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics - July 26
--- Aging Well: Time Use Patterns of Older Canadians, 2005 - July 26
* 2006 Count of Homeless Persons in Calgary (City of Calgary Community & Neighbourhood Services) - July 2006
* Aboriginal Peoples and Postsecondary Education in Canada (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - July 2006
* Canada Country Reports - various sources
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - July 28
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* U.S. --- Analysis of New Interim Final TANF Rules (Center for Law and Social Policy) - July 21
* U.S. House of Representatives adopts higher minimum wage (Bloomberg) - July 29
* University of California Atlas of Global Inequality
* Where the Poor Are: An Atlas of Poverty (Columbia University)
* Poverty and Human Rights (UNDP International Poverty Centre) - July 28

July 23, 2006
* Poverty Profile, 2002 and 2003 (National Council of Welfare) - July 20
* Two Toronto social agency reports lament lack of funding (Community Social Planning Council / Family Service Association) - July 17
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Consumer Price Index, June 2006 - July 21
--- Perspectives on Labour and Income, July 2006 online edition - July 19
(incl. articles on converging gender roles in paid and unpaid work and "Is the workplace becoming safer?")
* Federal Transfers to Provinces and Territories, May 2006 (Department of Finance Canada) - July 17
* Federal [social spending] Caps and Cuts, 1972-1995 (1997 Parliamentary Library study)
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - July 21
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2006 (U.S. Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics) - July 14
* Recent CLASP (Center for Law and Social Policy - U.S.) Publications:
--- Analysis of New Interim Final TANF Rules - July 21
--- Getting Punched: The Job and Family Clock...It's Time for Flexible Work for Workers of All Wages - July 20
* The Impact of TANF Ten Years After Implementation (Center for Budget and Policy Priorities) - July 19
* CRINMAIL 798 - Special Edition on the G8 (Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) - July 18

- July 16, 2006
* Canadian Index of Well-Being (CIW) News & Notes (Atkinson Charitable Foundation) - July 2006
* Low Income in Canada: 2000-2002 Using the Market Basket Measure (Human Resources and Social Development Canada) - June 2006
* The Art of the Impossible : Fiscal Federalism and Fiscal Balance in Canada
(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - July 11
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2006 - July 13
--- Access to Health Care Services in Canada, January to December 2005
- July 11
--- The death of a spouse and the impact on income, 1993 to 2003 - July 10
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - July 14
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* News From Mathematica (U.S. newsletter) - June 28
* Child Welfare Information Gateway (U.S.) - Department of Health and Human Services
* Welfare-To-Nothing (Op-ed) Center for Economic and Policy Research - July 10
* Government Social Research Bulletin: July 2006 (U.K. Government Social Research)
* What will it take to end child poverty? Firing on all cylinders (U.K.) - (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) - July 6
* Social Sciences : Issue 63 (Newsletter - U.K.) Economic and Social Research Council - July 2006 issue
* New reports from the Luxembourg Income Study:
--- Government Programs and Social Outcomes: The United States in Comparative Perspective (May 2005)
--- The Temporal Welfare State: A Crossnational Comparison (April 2006)
* Amnesty International Report 2006 - July 10
* G8 Meetings 2006 - July 15-17, Saint Petersburg, Russia

- July 9, 2006
* Ontario Court ruling strikes down Lower Court's ruling on Autism Therapy for children six years of age and older - July 7
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, June 2006 - July 7
--- Overview of Canadians' Eating Habits 2004
- July 6
--- Youth in Transition Survey: Update of the education and labour market pathways of young adults, 2004
- July 5
--- Employment, earnings and hours, April 2006
- July 4
* The Dynamics of Welfare Participation in Québec
(EconPapers) - August 1998
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - July 7
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* The Social Security Debate in the United States (Parliament of Canada Research Service Publications) - August 2005

- July 2, 2006
* Tax relief starting July 1 (Department of Finance Canada) - June 30
* What's New from the Canadian Council on Social Development:
--- The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector in Ontario - June 29
--- Are children being left off the North American agenda? - June 28
--- Before-Tax Low-Income Cut-Offs (LICOs), 2005 - June 20
* [REAL Women] Attack on feminism hurts women here and overseas (CBC Viewpoint) - June 30
* Economic Survey of Canada (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) - June 26
* Ontario Human Rights Commission Annual Report 2005-2006 - June 29
* Review Finds Canada Pension Plan Is Financially Sound
(Department of Finance Canada)
* Isthatlegal.ca - Welfare (Ontario Works) Law
* What's New from The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Fertility among visible minority women; Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada, 2003 and 2004 - June 30
--- Canada's population, First quarter 2006 - June 29
--- The risk of first and second marriage dissolution, 2001 - June 28
--- Canadian Social Trends (June issue) - June 28
--- Employment Insurance, April 2006 - June 27
--- Study : Education and Earnings, 1980 to 2005 - June 23
--- Perspectives on Labour and Income - June 2006 issue
* NAPO News [newsletter] - June 2006 issue (National Anti Poverty Organization)
Sherrie Tingley replaces Dennis Howlett as NAPO Executive Director effective immediately.
* Their Future Is Now: Healthy Choices for Canada’s Children and Youth (Health Council of Canada) - June 2006
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - June 30
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Third Session of World Urban Forum closes after drawing 10,000 people (UN-HABITAT : United Nations Human Settlements Programme) - June 23
* Policy Hub Bulletin: June 2006 issue (U.K.) - HM Treasury
* Australian Policy Online (Weekly Briefing) - June 30, 2006

- June 25, 2006
* What's New from DAWN-Ontario:
--- Bill 107 update (Ontario human rights reform legislation)
--- REAL Women of Canada trying to disband "feminist" women's groups
--- Senate Committee on Autism
--- National Child Benefit and Supplement - Clawback
* National Aboriginal Day (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada) - June 21
* National Consultations Process for Aboriginal Women Launched (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada) - June 20
* Working poor a 'smouldering crisis' (David Pecaut, Toronto City Summit Alliance) - June 20
* What's New from The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, May 2006 - June 20
* Canadians favour Liberal child-care plan: poll (Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada) - June 20
* Putting safety back into the social safety net (The Law Times) - June 19
* What's New from the Centre for Social Justice:
--- Life-Chance Guarantees: A New Agenda for Social Policy - October 2005
--- Banking on Mergers:Financial Power versus the Public Interest - 2005
* Photovoice - Low Income Women Speak Out (Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence) - June 15
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - June 23
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Wage/Earnings Inequality and Poverty in the U.S. in the Last Quarter-Century (Boston College Libraries) - May 2003
* After Welfare (U.S.) (American RadioWorks) - May 2006
* World Population Day (United Nations Population Fund) - July 11
* What's New from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare:
--- Australia's Health 2006
- June 21
--- Australia's Welfare 2005
- November 30/05
* World Urban Forum: Transforming Ideas into Action (conference) - June 19-23

- June 18, 2006
* 50+ Organizations calling on Ontario Premier to delay public hearings on Bill 107 - human rights reform legislation (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance) - June 15
* International Monetary Fund Report Says Canada’s Economic Outlook Very Favourable (Department of Finance Canada) - June 16
* Explanatory Notes to the Budget Implementation Act, 2006
(Department of Finance Canada) - June 15
* A guide to the Conservative government’s child care doublespeak (Canadian Union of Public Employees) - June 15
* Towards a New Architecture for Canada's Adult Benefits (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - June 14
* Canada 2020 - new think tank, conference
* Campaign Launched to End Poverty in Canada (New Democratic Party) - June 1
* What's New from Newfoundland and Labrador Human Resources, Labour and Employment:
--- Minimum wage going up to $6.75/hr. as of June 1
--- Province reaffirms commitment to poverty reduction - May 26
* What's New from the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services:
--- Ontario’s New Employment Innovations Fund - June 14
--- New Accessibility Standards for Ontarians with disabilities - June 13
--- Improving Opportunities For Social Assistance Recipients - June 12
* The View from the Summit – Gleneagles G8 One Year On (OXFAM) - June 9
* Health Care in Canada 2006 (Canadian Institute for Health Information) - June 7
* What's New from The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Health Indicators 2006 - June 13
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - June 16
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs

- June 11, 2006
* What's New in Nova Scotia?
---Single Mothers' Survival Guide (Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group)
--- Programs for Seniors 2006 (Nova Scotia Department of Health)
* National Hunger Awareness Day (Canadian Association of Food Banks) - June 6
*Who's Hungry: 2006 Profile of Hunger in the Greater Toronto Area (Daily Bread Food Bank) - June 6
* Expert Panel Reports on Equalization and Territorial Formula Financing (Department of Finance Canada) - June 5
* What's New from The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, May 2006 - June 9
--- Study: Relationship between reading literacy and education outcomes, 2004 - June 7
-- Study: Employment and earnings among lone mothers, 1980 to 2000 - June 7
--- Aboriginal people as victims and offenders, 2004 - June 6
--- Study: Neighbourhood income, maternal education and birth outcomes in Quebec, 1991 to 2000 - June 6
--- Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 2004 - June 5
* Homeless Individuals and Families Information System Bulletin - April 2006 issue (National Homeless Initiative)
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - June 9
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* G8 Meetings in Saint-Petersburg Russia 2006 (Finance Canada Info and Links to Official G8 Website)

- June 4, 2006
* Effective Practices in Sheltering Women Leaving Violence in Intimate Relationships (YWCA Canada) - June 1
* What's New from The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Residential Care Facilities, 2003/2004 - June 2
--- Foreign control in the Canadian economy, 2004 - June 2
--- Study: Canada's labour market at a glance, 2005 - June 1
--- Canadian economic accounts - May 31
--- How are Canadian Regions Adjusting to a Larger and More Integrated North American Market? - May 31
--- Employment Insurance, March 2006 - May 30
* McGuinty (Ontario) Government Improvements for People with Disabilities (Ministry of Community and Social Services) - May 30, 31, June 1
* Losing the Waiting Game (Unreasonable delays in establishing eligibility for the Ontario Disability Support Program) (Ombudsman Ontario)- May 31
* Latest welfare statistics for Ontario (March 2006) (Ministry of Community and Social Services) - June 1
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - June 2
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- June 1
* Understanding Changes in Child Poverty Over the Past Decade (U.S.) (The Urban Institute) - May 2006

- May 28, 2006
* Concluding Observations about Canada (U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) - May 22
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Census family income, 2004 - May 25
--- Unemployment since 1971 - May 24
--- Retirement - May 24
--- Income of Individuals, 2004 - May 23
* Struggling to Survive +Survival Strategies (life on welfare for women in Nova Scotia) (study done for NS women's centres) - May 25
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - May 26
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- May 25
* The Conservative Nanny State : How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer (U.S.) (Center for Economic and Policy Research) - May 2006
* Policy Hub Bulletin - May 2006 issue (Government of the U.K.)

- May 21, 2006
* Final Report of the Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults (Toronto City Summit Alliance / St. Christopher House) - May 15
* Ontario Human Rights Reform - A Call to Action (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance) - May 18
* 2005 Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report (Human Resources and Social Development Canada) - May 2006
* Incidence and Persistence of Early Literacy Problems: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, 1994-2000 (Human Resources and Social Development Canada) - May 2006
* Call for Applications: New Horizons for Seniors Project Funding (Human Resources and Social Development Canada) - May 16 to July 14
* Conference of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers of Health - May 13
* Consumer Price Index, April 2006 (Statistics Canada) - May 18
* 2006 Report of the Auditor General of Canada - May 16
* Submission to the [United Nations] Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Regarding the 5th Periodic Report of Canada (Assembly of First Nations) - March 15
* 2006-2007 Main Estimates tabled in the House of Commons (Treasury Board Secretariat) - April 25
* Canada's Universal Child Care Plan (Government of Canada)
* Clarion call to Canadians from Roy Romanow: A House Half Built (The Walrus Magazine) - May 16
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - May 19
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- May 18
* United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Concludes 36th Session (U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) - May 19
* Committee on rights of child holds Spring session in Geneva - May 15 to June 2 (United Nations Office at Geneva)

- May 14, 2006
* Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults releasing its final report Monday May 15 at 10AM (Toronto)
* Providing Tools for Social Justice & Equality for All Women (Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women) - May 14
* Senator Jim Munson Launches an Inquiry into the Treatment of Autism (DAWN Ontario: DisAbled Women's Network) - May 11
* An Action Plan for Social Assistance in the City of Toronto (Social Services Division, City of Toronto) - April 2006
* More Than a Name Change: The Universal Child Care Benefit (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - May 2006
* What New from Statistics Canada - May 11
--- The West Coast boom, 2005
--- Income and the Outcomes of Children, 1994 to 1998

* Mother's Day Statement to Stephen Harper (National Association of Women and the Law) - May 10
* Budget Bill tabled by federal Finance Minister (Department of Finance Canada) - May 9
* Nova Scotia Budget 2006-2007 - May 9
* UN Experts question Canada’s inaction on poverty, housing, aboriginal rights (National Anti-Poverty Organization) - May 8
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - May 12
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- May 11

- May 7, 2006
* Autism more prevalent than previously estimated?
* Budget 2006 (Department of Finance Canada) - May 2 + Responses from 20+ sources (mostly NGOs)
* Evaluating the four top social policy priorities of the Conservative government (Canadian Association of Social Workers) - April 2006
* Growing Up in North America: Child Well-Being in Canada, the United States & Mexico
(Canadian Council on Social Development...) - May 2
* Canada appears before the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights [CESCR], 36th Session (1 - 19 May 2006)
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - May 5
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- May 4
* U.S. Study finds that full-time stay-at-homes would make over $130,000 (Salary.com) - May 3, 2006
* Policy Hub Bulletin: April 2006 issue (U.K. Government)

- April 30, 2006
* Canada appearing before the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in early May - National Anti-Poverty Organization and two dozen other NGOs
* Alternative Federal Budget 2006: Moving Forward (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - April 27
* The Incredible Shrinking $1,200 Child Care Allowance: How to Fix It (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - April 2006
* What's New from the Canadian Council on Social Development:
--- The Progress of Canada's Children & Youth 2006 - April 26
--- Making Connections: Social and civic engagement among Canadian immigrants -
April 2006
--- Stats & Facts - new CCSD feature
* What's New from Finance Canada:
--- First-Ever Federal Pre-Budget Web Consultations Conclude Successfully - April 24
--- Canada's New Government to Table its First Budget on May 2

* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Study: How students fund their postsecondary education, 2001/2002 - April 26
--- Consolidated government finance: Assets and liabilities, March 31, 2004 - April 25
--- Local government finance: Assets and liabilities, December 31, 2003 - April 25
--- Access to StatCan's Electronic Publications is now FREE! - April 24
* What's New from the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - April 24
--- Budget Savings on the Backs of the Poor: Who Paid the Price for Welfare Benefit Cuts in BC
--- A Better Way to Set Welfare Rates
--- Welfare rates opinion poll results

* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - April 28
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- April 27

- April 23, 2006
* 2,000+ Ontario welfare clients helped by JobsNow pilot program to find and keep a job (Ontario Community and Social Services) - April 21
* Key Links to Provincial and Territorial Welfare Information Updated April 23 (Canadian Social Research Key Welfare Links)
* What's New from Community & Neighbourhood Services? (City of Calgary)
* New Alberta Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) Act to provide more flexibility to respond to client needs (Alberta Seniors and Community Supports) - March 9
* Choice in Child Care Allowance releases, address (Prime Minister of Canada) - April 18, 19
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Study: Cracking the RRSP Nest Egg, 2001 and 2002 - April 21
--- Consumer Price Index, March 2006 - April 20
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - April 21
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- April 20
* Public Agenda Issue Guides (U.S.)
* Social Security Programs Throughout the World: The Americas, 2005 (Social Security Online) - March 2006
* Human Rights Watch World Report 2006 (Human Rights Watch) - January 18, 2006
* SPEaR Bulletin - March 2006 Issue (Social Policy Evaluation and Research Committee - New Zealand Government)

- April 17, 2006
Federal Budget 2006 Online Pre-Budget Consultation (Department of Finance Canada) - April 6-19
* Horizons - April 2006 issue : Work and Life Balance (Policy Research Initiative)
* Accessibility News - Online Disability Newsletter (Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services) - April 2006 issue
* Disability Research Digest (Society for Manitobans with Disabilities) - April 2006 issue
* Education Indicators in Canada, 2005 (Statistics Canada) - April 12
* The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) and economic, social and cultural rights education
* Federal Accountability Act introduced (Prime Minister of Canada) - April 11
* What's New from the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA):
--- Strengthening the Canada Social Transfer: A Call to Account - April 11
--- FAFIA's Position on Child Care - March 2006
* Registered Education Savings Plans for Food Bank Clients? (Daily Bread Food Bank) April 10
* Homeless Individuals and Families Information System (HIFIS) Bulletin - March 2006 Issue (National Homelessness Initiative)
* Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) payment amounts 1998 to 2006 (Canada Revenue Agency)
* Newfoundland and Labrador Budget 2006 initiatives of the Dept. of Human Resources, Labour and Employment (increased welfare rates)
and the Dept. of Health and Community Services (better supports for people with disabilities)
*What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - April 13
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- April 13
* Human Rights Watch World Report 2006 - January 2006

- April 9, 2006
* Speech from the Throne (Government of Canada) - April 6
* 2006-07 Saskatchewan Budget - April 6, 2006
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, March 2006
- April 7
--- Low-income Cutoffs for 2005 and Low-income Measures for 2004
- April 6
--- Low Wage and Low Income
- April 6
--- Study: The dynamics of overqualification, 1993 to 2001
- April 6
--- Child care: An eight-year profile, 1994-1995 to 2002-2003
- April 5
--- Study: The impact of human capital on provincial standards of living
- April 5
* New Canadian Social Research Links Page: Poverty Measures - International Resources
* DiversityWorks.ca - diversity in the workplace
* PovNet website - April 2006 update
* Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance Online Resource (Government of British Columbia) - March 27
* British Columbia Employment and Assistance [welfare] Act amended (Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance) - April 3
* Toying with Child Care (The Ottawa Citizen) - April 2
*What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - April 7
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- April 6
* New U.S. Census Measures Undercount Poverty (Economic Policy Institute and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - March 29

- April 2, 2006
* 2006 Provincial Budgets:
--- Yukon (March 30)
--- Prince Edward Island (March 30)
--- Newfoundland and Labrador (March 30)
--- New Brunswick (March 28)
* Community Forum planned for Toronto on the need to rescue the Ontario Human Rights Commission - April 5
* Help Send Vince Calderhead to Geneva!
* New academic papers from the Social Assistance in the New Economy Project (Ontario welfare reform)
* What's New from the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) - March 2006
--- Making Work Pay Symposium Proceedings (<==== incl. welfare reform info!!)
--- Human Capital and Search Behaviour
--- The Effect of the Self-Sufficiency Project on Children
--- Educational Upgrading and its Consequences Among Welfare Recipients: Empirical Evidence From the Self-Sufficiency Project
* From the Canadian Union of Public Employees:
--- Developments in Privatization of Public Services
- March 30
--- CUPE pledges $100,000 to child care campaign
--- Child Care Open Letter hits 26,000 signatures - add your name!
--- Working Families Need Childcare - NDP site
--- Victory in Saskatchewan as Legislature passes motion on child care (March 17)
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Income of Canadians, 2004 - March 30
--- Pregnancy outcomes, 2003 - March 29
--- Work hours instability, 1997 to 2001
- March 29
--- Employment Insurance, January 2006 (preliminary)
- March 28
--- Youth custody and community services, 2003/04 - March 28
--- Canada's population, Fourth quarter 2005 - March 28
* Denied Assistance: Closing the Front Door on Welfare in BC
(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC Office) - March 27
* British Columbia Association of Social Workers Calls for Provincial Welfare Review - March 27
* BC Ombudsman Investigates Income Assistance Complaints + British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre and Others Welcome Ombudsman's Report - March 28
* An Examination of the Current Human Rights System in British Columbia (BC Human Rights Defenders) - March 2006
* Social Security + 100 Greatest Events in Canadian History (The Canadian Encyclopedia)
*What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - March 31
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- March 30
* New Resources on Aging (U.S.) - (University of California at Berkeley Resource Center on Aging) - March 17

- March 26, 2006
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Participation in Adult Schooling and its Earnings Impact in Canada - study - March 24
--- Federal government finance: Assets and liabilities as of March 2005
- March 22
--- Study: Parents with adult children living at home, 2001 - March 21
* Socio-economic Conference 2006 (Ottawa)- May 15-16, 2006 (Statistics Canada)
* Provincial Budgets for 2006:
--- Québec: March 23
--- Ontario: March 23 + Ontario Budget Reaction 2006: The People Have Their Say
--- Alberta: March 22
* Upcoming homelessness conferences, homelessness newsletter (National Homelessness Initiative - federal govt.)
* Opposition to the Proposed Reforms to the Ontario Human Rights Code (Disabled Women's Network Ontario) - March 24 update
* Accessibility News - Online disability e-zine (Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services) - March 2006 issue
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - March 24
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- March 23
* World Urban Forum (Vancouver) - Theme: "Sustainable Cities: Turning Ideas into Action" (June 19-23)

- March 19, 2006
* Opposition to the Proposed Reforms to the Ontario Human Rights Code (Disabled Women's Network Ontario) - March 19
* Ontario Alternative Budget Paper Released (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Ontario Office) - March 16
* International Institute for Child Rights and Development - Victoria BC
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Consumer Price Index, February 2006 - March 16
* Guide to Government of Canada Services for Seniors
* Quickscribe Services - law library service (BC)
* Back to Work: Learning from the Alberta Welfare Experiment (C.D. Howe Institute) - April 1997
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - March 17
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- March 16
* Tackling poverty – a progress report (U.K.) - (Department for Work and Pensions) - March 2006
* New Human Rights Council at the United Nations (replacing the Human Rights Commission) - March 15
* 2006 Global Summit of Women - Cairo (June 10-12) + Colloquium on Global Diversity - New York (February 23, 24)

- March 12, 2006
* New Self-Sufficiency working papers (etc.) released in February, March (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
* 2006 Provincial/Territorial Budgets:
--- Manitoba - March 6
--- Nunavut - February 22
--- Northwest Territories - February 2
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, February 2006 - March 10
--- Canada at a Glance - March 10
--- Mortality, summary list of causes in 2001 - March 9
--- Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report ($) - March 7
* Horizons Magazine: Social Economy -- February 2006 Issue (Policy Research Initiative)
* World Forum 2006 - Future Directions in Child Care [child welfare] (November 19 – 22, 2006 in Vancouver) - Call for Papers
* International Women's Day (Government of Canada / United Nations) - March 8
* International Women’s Day and Child Care (Childcare Resource and Research Unit) - March 8
* Reports on Ontario Works (welfare) and social services in Toronto (City of Toronto Social Services)
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - March 10
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- March 9
* Policy Hub Bulletin: monthly online bulletin (February 2006 Issue) - U.K.

- March 5 , 2006
* One-Parent Families: Characteristics, causes, consequences and issues (Vanier Institute of the Family) - March 4
* 2005 Report Card on Child Poverty in Ontario (Campaign 2000) - March 2, 2006
* Wards of the Crown: A New Documentary on Youth in Care - Airing March 7, 8 on CBC Newsworld
* Canada, Human Rights and the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
* Second Report Card on Homelessness in Ottawa, Jan-Dec 2005 (Ottawa Alliance to End Homelessness) - February 28
* International Women's Day (Status of Women Canada / United Nations) - March 8
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Study: Immigrants who leave Canada, 1980 to 2000 - March 1
--- Canadian economic accounts, fourth quarter 2005, December 2005 and annual 2005 - February 28
--- Education Matters: Insights on education, learning and training in Canada, February 2006 Issue - February 28
--- Gross Domestic Product by Industry: Sources and Methods with Industry Details - February 28
--- Revisiting Recent Trends in Canadian After-Tax Income Inequality Using Census Data - February 27
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - March 3
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- March 2
* January/February 2006 reports from the National Center for Children in Poverty - (U.S.)
--- Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems that Spend Smarter: Maximizing Resources to Serve Vulnerable Children
--- Low-Income Children in the United States: National and State Trend Data, 1994-2004
--- Basic Facts about Low-Income Children: Birth to Age 18

- February 26, 2006
* Running on Empty: A Proposal to Improve City Finances - Commentary (C.D. Howe Institute) - February 2006
* Advancing the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities 2005 (Government of Canada) - December 2005
* The Fiscal Monitor for December 2005 (Finance Canada) - February 21
* Finding Common Ground on Child Care (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - February 2006
* Citizens on the Web - Toronto
* Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - New site!
* What's New from Statistics Canada - February 22, 2006
--- Consumer Price Index, January 2006
--- Study: Aging, health and work, 2003
* British Columbia Budget 2006 - February 21, 2006
* Analysis of Changes to the Ontario Disability Supports Program Earnings and Employment Supports (Income Security Advocacy Centre) - February 2006
* Accessibility News - Online disability newsletter (Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services) - February 2006 issue
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - February 24
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- February 23
* Major Savings and Reforms in the President's 2007 Budget (Office of Management and Budget - The White House) - February 2006
* The Effects of Government Taxes and Transfers on Income and Poverty: 2004 (U.S. Census Bureau) - February 2006
* Federal Aid to States for Fiscal Year 2004 (U.S. Census Bureau) - January 2006

- February 19, 2006
* PovNet website updated - February 2006
* BC Solutions Budget 2006: Budgeting for Women's Equality (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC Office) - February 16
* Emerging Patterns in the Labour Market: A Reversal from the 1990s (Statistics Canada) - February 16
* Statistics Canada releases a study on Canada's Beer Trade - just in time for the Olympics - February 15
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - February 17
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- February 16
* State of the Union Address - U.S. (The White House) - January 31, 2006
* What's New from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (U.S.):
--- 2006 Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit Outreach Kit - February 2006
--- The President's Health Insurance Budget Proposals: Cost and Coverage - February 2006

- February 12, 2006
* The Current State of Canadian Family Finances - 2005 Report (Vanier Institute of the Family) - February 11
* Poverty and socioeconomic inequalities in Québec : Recueil statistique sur la pauvreté et les inégalités socioéconomiques au Québec (Institut de la statistique du Québec, le Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale) - Le 7 février/ Feb. 7
* Womyn's Voices (interactive web resources) site launch (Womenspace) - February
* Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
* Improvements to the Ontario Disability Support Program (Ministry of Community and Social Services) - February 8
* Tackling Poverty in Hamilton: Roundtable for Poverty Reduction --- Update
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, January 2006 - February 10
--- Health Reports: How healthy are Canadians? Annual report 2005 - February 9
--- Canada's retirement income programs - February 7
--- Legal aid, 2004/05 - February 7
* Risk and Opportunity: Creating Options for Vulnerable Workers (Canadian Policy Research Networks) - January 2006
* Toque Tuesday Campaign against Homelessness in Canada (Raising the Roof) - February 7
* The Prime Minister and his Cabinet - February 6
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - February 10
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- February 9
* Budget of the United States Government - Fiscal Year 2007 (U.S. Government Printing Office) - February 6
* Special report on Medicaid 2006 (Pew Center on the States) - January 2006
* The Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) re-launches its website - February 2006

- February 5 , 2006
* Canada's 2006 Election: A Chilling Echo of Bush's Republicans (Centre for Research on Globalisation) - February 4
* Helping BC Income Assistance Recipients Upgrade Their Education
- report (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC Office) - February 2006
* What's New from the Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare - February 2006
* Proceedings from the October 2005 National Conference on Caregiving (Social Development Canada) - January 2006
* Report on Workshop Sessions on the Development of a Poverty Reduction Strategy
(Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment) - October 2005
* Progressive Bloggers (Canada)
* National (Canadian)/International Events List 2006 (special days/weeks/months)
* Federal Election Results
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - February 3
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- February 2
* What's new from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (U.S.) - January 2006
--- Pulling Apart : A State-by-State Analysis of Income Trends
--- High-income households benefit most from capital gains and dividend tax cuts
--- Capital income has become more concentrated at the top
--- Growth in long-term income inequalities continues
* Welfare Reform Green Paper - U.K. (Department for Work and Pensions) - January 24
* The UK Commitment: Ending Child Poverty by 2020 (Center for Law and Social Policy - U.S.) - January 30
* The Gender Wage Gap in Four Countries (Institute for the Study of Labor - Bonn, Germany) - January 2006

- January 29, 2006
* Perception Magazine - Winter 2005 Issue (Canadian Council on Social Development)
* Jordan’s Principle Joint Declaration to Resolving Jurisdictional Disputes Affecting Services to First Nations Children (First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada) - December 2005
* What's New from Statistics Canada
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, November 2005 - January 26
--- Maintenance Enforcement Survey: Child and spousal support, 2004/05 - January 25
--- Employment Insurance, November 2005 - January 26
--- System of National Economic Accounts - January 23
* CHRA Launches On-Line Discussion on Housing Program Choices (Canadian Housing and Renewal Association - CHRA)
- January 24
* Election 2006 results
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - January 27
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs --- January 26
* 2006 Update of the Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines - January 24
* World Economic Forum / World Social Forum

- January 22, 2006
* Election 2006 resources
* The Fiscal Monitor : Highlights of financial results for November 2005 -
Department of Finance Canada
* Minimum wages going up:
--- January 1 : Newfoundland and Labrador + New Brunswick
--- February 1 : Ontario
* New from the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services:
--- Accessibility News (monthly online disability e-zine) - January 2006 issue
--- Accessibility Standards Advisory Council Launched - December 13/05
--- Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 : Frequently Asked Questions
* What's New from Statistics Canada - January 18, 2006
--- Consumer Price Index, December 2005
* New Releases from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy - January 2006
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - January 20
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs --- January 19

- January 15, 2006
* Links to Election 2006 Resources ===> Canadian Social Research Links
* Prince Edward Island Health and Social Services split into two new departments: Ministry of Social Services and Seniors and Ministry of Health (Fall 2005)
* Minimum Housing Wage: A New Way to Think About Rental Housing Affordability (Canadian Housing and Renewal Association) - January 2006
* What's New from Statistics Canada
* Key Welfare Links page updated (Canadian Social Research Links)
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - January 13
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs --- January 12

- January 8, 2006
* CPRN Names Sharon Manson Singer to Replace Retiring Judith Maxwell (Canadian Policy Research Networks)
* Links to Election 2006 Resources updated (close to 200 links)
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, December 2005 - January 6
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - January 6
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs --- January 5

- January 3, 2006
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Deaths, 2003 - December 21
--- Community belonging and self-perceived health, 2005 - December 21
--- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), second quarter 2005 - December 21
--- Demographic statistics, October 1, 2005 - December 21
--- Consumer Price Index, November 2005
- December 20
--- Employment Insurance, October 2005 - December 20
--- Adult correctional services, 2003/04 - December 16
--- Education Matters: Trends in dropout rates among the provinces, 1990/91 to 2004/05 - December 16
* Fall 2005 Issue of the International Productivity Monitor [Canadian focus] - Centre for the Study of Living Standards
* Imagining Public Policy to Meet Women’s Economic Security Needs (Vancouver Conference, Oct. 13-15) - Presentations
* New Releases from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy
* What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit ( University of Toronto) - December 20
* Bulletin #92 - January 2, 2006 ( Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion) - Paris
* Poverty Dispatch Digest : U.S. Media coverage of social issues and programs --- December 29
* What's New from the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence
* Policy Hub (Government of the U.K.)


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