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- December 28, 2008
* Low Income in Canada: 2000-2006 Using the Market Basket Measure (Human Resources and Skills Development) - October 2008
* Premier says B.C. making progress but still has 'long way to go' on helping children in need (Yahoo! Canada News) - December 27
* The Fiscal Monitor - October 2008 (Department of Finance Canada) - December 23
* Deadline to set up a Registered Disability Savings Plan extended to March 2/09 (Department of Finance Canada) - December 23
* 2010 Homeless Champions - Vancouver
*
What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- National Income and Expenditure Accounts, Quarterly Estimates, Third quarter 2008 - December 23
--- Survey of Household Spending, 2007 - December 22
--- Study: Immigrants' education and required job skills, 1991 to 2006 - December 22
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2008 - December 22
* Australian Government launches 12 year plan to reduce homelessness in Australia - December 21
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
*
Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion (CERC, Paris) Bulletin - selected recent content (December 15, 2008)
--- The dynamics of child poverty in Sweden - October 2008
--- Low-income children in the United States : National and state trend data, 1997-2007 - November 2008
--- Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2008 - December 2008
--- The working poor in Europe - 2008
--- Welfare and employment : A European dilemma? - December 2008
--- Fiscal effects of minimum wages : An analysis for Germany - November 2008
--- Minimum wages and their alternatives : A critical assessment - December 2008
* CRINMAIL (December 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- December 21, 2008
*
Advancing the Inclusion of People with Disabilities (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada) - December 2008
* Welfare Incomes report is a "blunt message about welfare" (Toronto Star) - December 19
* Federal Budget 2009 Consultations PART DEUX (Finance Canada) - December 11
* [Ontario] An End to the Countdown: The Beginning of a 25 in 5 Poverty Reduction Strategy (Social Planning Network of Ontario) - December 16
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Consumer Price Index, November 2008 - December 19
--- Canada's population estimates, third quarter 2008 - December 19
--- Employment Insurance, October 200
8 - December 19
--- National balance sheet accounts, third quarter 2008 - December 16
--- Juristat - December 2008 - December 15
* Social Policy in Ontario (SPON) - Laurentian University
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - December 19
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* [U.S.] Welfare Rolls See First Climb in Years (Washington Post) - December 17
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content:
--- Who is missing out? Hardship among low income Australians - Posted 18-12-2008
--- Families in Australia: 2008 - Posted 17-12-2008
--- National disability discussion paper - Posted 15-12-2008
* CRINMAIL (December 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)
* FIREFOX 3.0.5 Crash - December 20

- December 14, 2008
* Welfare Incomes in Canada, 2006 and 2007 (National Council of Welfare) - December 10
* A Poverty Reduction Plan for BC (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - December 11
* National Rental Vacancy Rate Decreases in 2008 (Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation) - December 11
* Online Pre-Budget Consultations for Budget 2009 (Finance Canada)
* Corporate welfare now a $182 billion addiction : A fiscal update on business subsidies in Canada (The Fraser Institute) - December 10
* 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - December 10
* Precarious & Vulnerable: Lone Mothers on Income Assistance [British Columbia] (Social Planning and Research Council of BC) - December 9
* Quebec Provincial Election Results - December 9
* Ontario's new anti-poverty strategy - more reactions (various sources)
* Generosity in Canada and the United States: The 2008 Generosity Index (The Fraser Institute) - December 8
* Early bird registration : Growing Home: Housing and Homelessness in Canada - February 18-20, 2009 (University of Calgary)
* Call for Abstracts : Canadian Social Forum (Calgary, May 19-22, 2009) - Canadian Council on Social Development
* New from the Canadian Council on Social Development:
--- Poverty Reduction in Canada: Advancing a National Anti-Poverty and Supports Agenda
- November 2008
--- Poverty Reduction Initiatives in Canada
- November 2008
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Police Resources in Canada, 2008 - December 12
--- Police personnel and expenditures, 2008 - December 12
--- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), second quarter 2008 - December 11
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, third quarter 2008 - December 10
--- Adult and youth correctional services: Key indicators, 2007/2008 - December 9
* Toronto Social Justice Magazine
* Essential reading: The week in 7 stories (CBC News) - December 12
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - December 10
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* New from the U.S. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:
--- Two State Budget Updates: State Budgets Troubles Worsen - December 10
--- Overview of States and the Weak Economy - December 10
*[International] Child Development Index launched (Save the Children UK)
- December 11
* The State of World Population 2008 (United Nations Population Fund) - November 12
* The child care transition: A league table of early childhood education and care in economically advanced countries (UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre) - December 2008
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (December 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- December 7 , 2008
* Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy : Breaking the Cycle (Govt. of Ontario) - December 4
* Major Milestones in Poverty Reduction in Ontario (Open Policy - John Stapleton) - December 2008
* International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Nov. 25) + National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada (Dec. 6)
* Government of Canada Releases Explanatory Notes for Tax Improvements Tabled on November 28, 2008 (Finance Canada) - December 4
* International Day of Persons with Disabilities : New Study explores barriers faced by Canadians with Disabilities (Canadian Labour Congress) - December 3
* Ontario Hunger Report 2008: The Leading Edge of the Storm (Ontario Association of Food Banks) - December 2008
* Poverty is making us sick : A comprehensive survey of income and health in Canada (Wellesley Institute and others) - December 2008
* The Forgotten Fundamentals [social programs as part of an economic stimulus package] (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - December 2008
* Ontario Supports RDSPs : McGuinty Government Helps Families Save For Children With Disabilities (Ontario Community and Social Services) - November 30
* PollutionWatch Fact Sheet:An examination of pollution and poverty in the Great Lakes Basin - November 27
*
What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Labour Force Survey, November 2008 - December 5
--- Study: Seniors in rural Canada, 1986 to 2006 - December 5
--- Leading causes of death, 2000 to 2004 - December 4
--- Study: Internet use and social and civic participation, 2003 to 2007 - December 4
--- Satellite account of non-profit institutions and volunteering, 1997 to 2005 - December 3
--- Aboriginal Peoples Survey: Inuit health and social conditions, 2006 - December 3
--- Canadian economic accounts, third quarter 2008 and September 2008 - December 1

* Liberal/NDP Coalition crisis stories (CBC News)
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - December 3
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (December 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- November 30, 2008
* What's New from Finance Canada:
--- Government of Canada Moves Quickly on Seniors’ Tax Relief and Other Outstanding Measures - November 28
--- Release of The Fiscal Monitor - November 27
--- Economic and Fiscal Statement 2008 - November 27

* Hunger Count 2008 : A Comprehensive Report on Hunger and Food Bank Use in Canada (Food Banks Canada) - November 2008
* Reducing Gaps in Health: A Focus on Socio-Economic Status in Urban Canada (Canadian Institute for Health Information) - November 2008
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Canada's balance of international payments, third quarter 2008 - November 28
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, September 2008
- November 28
--- Canadian Social Trends - November 26
***** Inuit in Canada: Selected findings of the 2006 Census
***** Selected findings of the Aboriginal Children’s Survey 2006: Family and Community
--- Employment Insurance, September 2008 -
November 25
--- The Canadian Labour Market at a Glance, 2007 - November 25
--- National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth: School achievement of nine-year-olds, 2006 - November 24
--- Farm income, 2007 - November 24
--- Farm cash receipts, January to September 2008- November 24
--- Perspectives on Labour and Income - November 2008 issue
***** Two featured articles:"Bridge employment" (or transition to retirement) and "Rural Commuting"
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - November 26
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (November 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- November 23, 2008
* Improving Disability and Income Programs for People Living with HIV/AIDS (Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation) - August 2008
* 2008 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty (Campaign 2000) - National report + reports for BC - Alberta - Saskatchewan - Manitoba - Ontario - Nova Scotia - November 21
* The Cost of Poverty: An Analysis of the Economic Cost of Poverty in Ontario (Ontario Association of Food Banks) - November 2008
* A Housing Benefit for Ontario : One Housing Solution for a Poverty Reduction Strategy (Daily Bread Food Bank and others) - November 17
* Countdown to an Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy : 2 weeks to go (Poverty Watch Ontario) - November 17
* Speech from the Throne: Protecting Canada's Future (Government of Canada) - November 19
* Health Disparity in Saskatoon: Analysis to Intervention (Saskatoon Health Region) - October 2008
* A Living Wage for Toronto (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - November 18
* Best Interest of the Child : Meaning and Application in Canada - Conference (UNICEF Canada) - Feb. 27-28, 2009
* New from Queen's University School of Policy Studies:
--- Social Policy in Canada - Looking Back, Looking Ahead - November 2008
--- The Olivia Framework Concepts for Use in Finely- Grained, Integrated Social Policy Analysis - November 2008
*
What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Consumer Price Index , October 2008 - November 21
--- Leading indicators, October 2008 - November 19
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - November 19
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* (U.S.) Minimum Wages and Poverty: Will the Obama Proposal Help the Working Poor? (Employment Policies Institute) - September 2008
* (U.S.) Still Working Hard, Still Falling Short : New findings on the challenges confronting America's working families (Working Poor Families Project) - October 2008
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (November 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- November 16, 2008
* Bringing the Pieces Together: New Brunswick's poverty reduction plan - October 17
* Employment Insurance (EI) premium rate unchanged for 2009 , lowest level in 15 years (Department of Finance Canada) - November 14
*
Newfoundland and Labrador : Consultations Helping to Advance the Poverty Reduction Strategy (NL Human Resources, Labour and Employment) - November 13
* Public housing investments - generating jobs and other social / economic benefits (The Wellesley Institute) - November 11
* Ontario : Countdown to a Poverty Reduction Strategy three weeks until the December deadline (Poverty Watch Ontario) - November 11
* Ontarians Waiting For Leadership On Poverty Reduction (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - November 2008

* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada)
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - November 12
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (November 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- November 9, 2008
* Veterans' Week 2008 - November 5-11 (Veterans Affairs Canada)
* New U.S. leader has vowed to cut poverty. Now it's time to see what Canada can do (Toronto Star) - November 8
* Canadian Symposium For Parental Alienation Syndrome (Toronto)
- March 27-29, 2009
* Down But Not Out - the homeless and their environment in Toronto - Ronzig
*
What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Labour Force Survey, October 2008 - November 7
--- Provincial and territorial economic accounts, 2007 - November 6
--- Savers, investors and investment income, 2007 - November 6
--- Registered retirement savings plan contributions, 2007 - November 5
--- Study: Canada's rural demography, 1851 to 2006 - November 4
--- Charitable donors, 2007 - November 4
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, August 2008 - November 4
--- Study: Leaving a postsecondary education without graduation, December 2005 - November 3
* Québec : general election scheduled for December 8, 2008 - November 5
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - November 5
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* U.S. - President-Elect Barack Obama and Poverty in the U.S. - November 5

* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content:
* CRINMAIL (November 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- November 2, 2008
* Report of the Ontario Provincial-Municipal Fiscal and Service Delivery Review (Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing) - October 31
* Ontario : Welfare raise leaves cheque at 1988 levels - November 1
* (Embargoed)
* New from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
--- Poverty Policy [comprehensive poverty reduction strategy] - October 2008
--- Federal Election – Politicians refuse to admit that deficits are inevitable - October 2008
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Aboriginal Children's Survey: Family, community and child care, 2006 - October 29
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2008 - October 29
--- Employment Insurance, August 2008 - October 29
* [Ontario] Evaluation of the JobsNow Pilot: Final Report (Ministry of Community and Social Services) - October 10
* BC's Ten-Point Economic Plan "Supports Families and Boosts Productivity" (Government of British Columbia) - October 22
* British Columbia : Municipality Votes Papers 2008 (Social Planning and Research Council of BC) - October 2008
* If the World Could Vote in the U.S. Presidential Election --- And now you can! (+ Electopedia)
* Ready for Leadership: Canadians’ perceptions of poverty (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - October 2008

* Human Resources and Skills Development Canada - Again. (The New Federal Cabinet - Government of Canada) - October 30
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - October 29
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* U.S. Presidential Election Links

*
Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content:
--- Disability support services 2006-07: National data on services provided under the Commonwealth State-Territory Disability Agreement - Posted 30-10-2008
--- Reconceptualising housing need in the context of 21st century Australian housing policy Posted 28-10-2008
--- Building trust: supporting families through disability trusts - Posted 27-10-2008
--- The world health report: Primary health care – now more than ever Posted 24-10-2008
* CRINMAIL (October 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- October 27, 2008
* Albertans on welfare to get payment boost [+ higher earnings exemptions] (Calgary Herald) - October 24
* The Fiscal Monitor, August 2008 (Department of Finance Canada) - October 24
* Fall Economic Statement 2008 / Pre-Budget 2009 Consultation (Government of Ontario) - October 22
* Social Housing in Canada (papers) (Canadian Policy Research Networks) - September 25

*
What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Consumer Price Index, September 2008 - October 24
--- Study: Skilled trades employment, 1987 to 2007 - October 24
--- Juristat - October 2008 - October 23
--- Leading indicators, September 2008 - October 22
--- Study: Caring for seniors, 2007 - October 21
--- Canadian Social Trends Number 86 - October 21

***** Eldercare: What we know today
***** 2007 General Social Survey Report:The retirement plans and expectations of older workers
***** 2007 General Social Survey Report: The retirement puzzle: Sorting the pieces
***** Life in metropolitan areas: A profile of perceptions of incivility in the metropolitan landscape
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - October 15
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* U.S. Presidential Election Links
* Income inequality and poverty rising in most OECD countries (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD) - October 21
* UNdata (United Nations)
* Policy Hub Bulletin (United Kingdom) - September 2008
*
UNdata - "A World of Information" (United Nations)
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (October 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- October 19, 2008
* International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (United Nations) - October 17
* World Food Day (United Nations) - October 16
* Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Launches Poverty Reduction Consultations - October 16
* 2008
Federal Election Results (Canadian Social Research Links)

* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Trends in employment and wages, 2002 to 2007 - October 16
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - October 15
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (October 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- October 12, 2008
* 2008 Federal Election Resources (Canadian Social Research Links)
* Canada Pension Plan Loss at $25 Billion (Strategic Thoughts, David Schreck) - October 8
* What Do the Recently-Released U.S. Poverty Numbers Tell Us? (Brookings Institution) - September 25
* The Economic Well-being of Children in Canada, the United States and Mexico (Canadian Council on Social Development) - September 2008
* Brigit's Notes - September/October 2008 (Canadian Women's Health Network)
*
What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Labour Force Survey, September 2008 - October 10
--- University tuition fees, 2008/2009 - October 9
--- Comparing low income of Canada's regions: A stochastic dominance approach - October 9
--- Family violence: Spousal violence in Canada, 2006 - October 9
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - October 8
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Gloria Steinem on Sarah Palin (Los Angeles Times) - September 4
* U.S. - Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Paper Abstracts - September 2008
--- What Does It Mean to Be Poor in a Rich Society? (Robert Haveman)
--- Poverty Politics and Policy (Mary Jo Bane)
--- Trends in Income Support (John Karl Scholz et al.)
--- Welfare Reform: The U.S. Experience (Robert Moffitt)
--- Poverty Levels and Trends in Comparative Perspective (Daniel R. Meyer and Geoffrey L. Wallace)
* What Do the Recently-Released U.S. Poverty Numbers Tell Us? (Brookings Institution)
- September 25

* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (October 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- October 5, 2008
*2008 Federal Election Links page updated (Canadian Social Research Links)
--- Platform no longer Awol : Tories to release it on Tuesday
(National Post) - October 4
--- Europe's anti-poverty efforts put us to shame (Toronto Star)
- October 4
---
Where the major national parties stand on tackling poverty (Toronto Star) - October 4
---
Federal Leaders' Debates - media analysis (October 1-2)
--- Warning from Campaign 2000 to Federal Parties: High Child Poverty Rates Threaten Social Fabric of Canada’s Cities
(Campaign 2000) - September 29
--- PM accused of ducking poverty issue (Toronto Star) - September 29
--- On the Record about poverty - the other leaders speak out
(Make Poverty History) - September 29
--- New Democratic Party Platform 2008 - September 28
--- Bloc québécois Party Platform
* What's new from the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women:
--- Poverty is everybody's business in N.B.
- October 2
--- Shouldn't we have a plan to reduce poverty? A Woman's View - July 17
* No Strings Attached: How The Tax-Free Savings Account Can Help Lower-Income Canadians Get Ahead (C.D. Howe Institute) - September 30
* What's new from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA):
--- Working for a Living Wage: Ensuring Paid Work Meets Basic Family Needs in Vancouver and Victoria, 2008 - September 25
--- Poverty and Social ExclusionSolving Complex Issues through Comprehensive Approaches - September 2008
* Corporate Responsibility in Canada - links
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada)
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - October 1
* A Public Service Announcement : the National Do Not Call List
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Mollie Orshansky: Author of the Poverty Thresholds (By Gordon Fisher, in Amstat News, American Statistical Association) - September 2008
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (September/October 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- September 28, 2008
* 2008 Federal Election Links page updated (Canadian Social Research Links) - September 28
--- NDP to pledge $400/month child benefit
--- 2008 Federal Election : Liberal Party Platform Released
--- Canada Votes 2008 (Social Planning Council of BC et al.)
--- Canada elections 2008 - from Democracies Online
--- Daily breakdown of each party's spending announcements - from The Globe and Mail
--- Google In Quotes - quotes from Canadian party leaders
* The Harper Record (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - September 2008
* The New Poverty Agenda: Reshaping Policies in the 21st Century - Conference (Queen's University, Kingston) - August 18-20
* Welfare reform in the U.S. (and Canada) - success or flop?
* Global Food Crises : Monitoring and Assessing Impact to Inform Policy Responses (International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ) - September 2008
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Births, 2006 - September 26
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, July 2008 - September 26
--- Trends in employment and wages, 2002 to 2007 - September 26
--- Gambling - September 26
--- Participation and Activity Limitation Survey: Impact on families, 2006 - September 25
--- Are women spending more time on unpaid domestic work than men in Canada? - September 25
--- Study: Health and development of children of older first-time mothers, 1998 to 2005 - September 24
--- Workplace and Employee Survey, 2005 - September 24
--- Consumer Price Index, August 2008 - September 23
--- Employment Insurance, July 2008 - September 23
--- Study: University completion rates among children of immigrants, 2002 - September 22
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - September 24
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (September 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- September 21, 2008
* 2008 Federal Election Links page updated (Canadian Social Research Links)- September 21
* Federal government extends housing programs until 2014 (Human Resources and Social Development Canada) - September 17
* Green Party of Canada Party Platform - September 17
* Economic woes might delay poverty agenda: McGuinty (CTV Toronto)- September 16
* Summary Report : Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultations, March-August 2008 (Poverty Watch Ontario) - September 8
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - September 21
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Gapminder
* New York City : The CEO Poverty Measure : A Working Paper (Center for Economic Opportunity) - August 2008
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (September 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- September 14, 2008
* 2008 Federal Election Links page updated (Canadian Social Research Links)
* From Many Voices: Learnings from the Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults Project Multi-Stakeholder Process (The Wellesley Institute) - September 11
* Lettre n°56 de PolitiquesSociales.net (Centre de recherche sur les Politiques et le Développement social , Université de Montréal) - septembre 2008
* New from the Institute for Research on Public Policy (from the September 2008 issue of Policy Options):
--- The working poor: Canada and the world
--- Is welfare a dirty word? Canadian public opinion on social assistance policies
--- Le Québec, à l'avant-garde de la lutte contre la pauvreté au Canada
--- Canada's legacy of inaction on early childhood education and child care
--- Improving policies for the working poor: lessons from the UK experience
--- How (un)healthy are poor working-age Canadians?
--- Soulager la pauvreté
* Financial Security and Debt in Atlantic Canada (GPI Atlantic) - September 2008
* British Columbia : Job Training: Taxpayers Taken for $24 Bus Ride (The Tyee) - September 4
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- General Social Survey : Older workers and their retirement plans and preparations, 2007 - September 9
--- 2007 General Social Survey Report : The retirement plans and expectations of older workers - September 9
---2007 General Social Survey Report - The retirement puzzle : Sorting the pieces - September 9
--- Life in metropolitan areas : A profile of perceptions of incivility in the metropolitan landscape - July 2008
--- Canada's Balance of International Payments, Second quarter 2008
- September 8
--- New Frontiers of Research on Retirement - September 8
--- New Frontiers of Research on Retirement: Technical Annex- September 8
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - September 12
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
*
Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
--- Counting the homeless, 2006 - Posted 08-09-2008
--- Preventing youth disengagement and promoting engagement - Posted 08-09-2008
--- Young people imagining a new democracy: Literature review - Posted 08-09-2008
* CRINMAIL (September 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- September 7, 2008
* Saskatchewan : Registered Disability Savings Plans to be exempt from welfare calculations (Saskatchewan Social Services) - September 4
* The Housing Circumstances Of Recently Arrived Refugees:The Winnipeg Experience (Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg) - July 2008
* New from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy in September 2008:
--- Make Work Pay
--- Social Profits
* Falling Poverty Among the Elderly - A Canadian Success Story (Andrew Jackson, Progressive Economics Forum Blog) - August 7
* Welfare Incomes 2006 fact sheets on adequacy of welfare incomes (National Council of Welfare) - August 2008
* Ontario : Report of the Legal Aid Review 2008 (Ministry of the Attorney General) - July 2008
* Our Choice for a Better Ontario: A Plan to Cut Poverty in Half by 2020 (Ontario Association of Food Banks) - August 2008
*
What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Labour Force Survey, August 2008 - September 5
--- Back to school – September 2008 - September 4
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, June 2008 - September 3

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - September 5
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)

* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (September 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- August 31, 2008
* Private welfare job placement company on the skids in British Columbia? (The Tyee) - August 29
* Call for Abstracts – Second Canadian Conference on Homelessness (Calgary, February 18 to 20, 2009)
* Manitoba Welfare funds fall short of rent: study (Social Planning Council of Winnipeg) - August 30
* Raise the Rates: The Vital Struggle Against Ontario's Sub-Poverty Welfare System (John Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty) - August 22
* What's New from Statistics Canada
* Tax Freedom Day - new Canadian Social Research Links page
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - August 29
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007 (U.S. Census Bureau) - August 26
* U.S. - What's new from the Center for American Progress:
--- August 25 : Inequality Matters
--- August 5 : UK-Style Welfare Reform
--- July 30 : Elderly Poverty: The Challenge Before Us
--- July 28 : Issue Brief: The Child Tax Credit
--- July 28 : Want to Help 13 Million Children?
* U.S. - What's new from The National Center for Children in Poverty
--- Staying Afloat in Tough Times: What States Are and Aren't Doing to Promote Family Economic Security - August 2008
--- Demographics of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care in the United States - August 2008
--- Ten Important Questions About Child Poverty and Family Economic Hardship - May 2008
--- Statement on Establishing a Modern Poverty Measure - July 2008
--- Measuring Poverty in the United States - June 2008
--- 50-State Demographics Wizard
* World Bank Updates Poverty Estimates for the Developing World - August 26

*
Inequities are killing people on a "grand scale" (World Health Organization) - August 28
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (August 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

August 24 , 2008
No newsletter this week - TV coverage of the Olympics and a fishing trip with my son took precedence...

- August 17, 2008
* Romanow article on the Canadian Index of Well-Being (March 2008)
* Registered Disability Savings Plan Blog (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network - PLAN)
* No progress on poverty (Senator Art Eggleton) - August 9
* What's New from Statistics Canada
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - August 15
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
*
EconStats (U.S./International)
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (August 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- August 10, 2008
* Poverty makes Ontario sick (The Toronto Star) - August 5
* Economic Security in Nova Scotia (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) - July 16
* Supporting and Engaging Older Workers in the New Economy + federal govt. response (Expert Panel on Older Workers) - July 23
* Recent Changes to Yukon Social Assistance Programs (Yukon Dept. of Health and Social Services) - June 2008
* What's New from Statistics Canada
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - August 8
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* U.S. - State Strategies to Reduce Child and Family Poverty (National Governors Association) - June 5
* U.S. - Entering the Next Phase of Welfare Reform: State Responses to Changes in Federal TANF Law and Regulations (National Governors Association) - July 15
* U.S. - Housing & Mortgages for People with Disabilities
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (August 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- August 3, 2008
* Why BC's Welfare Time Limits Never Flew (The Tyee) - July 31
* National Anti-Poverty Organization endorses anti-poverty petition - July 31

* Québec : New welfare policy manual - July 2008
* Name change for Alberta and BC welfare departments
*
What's New from Statistics Canada
* New Poverty Reduction Benefits Now in Effect (Newfoundland and Labrador Poverty Reduction Strategy) - July 7
* Asset-building Approaches and the Search for a New Social Policy Architecture in Canada (Canadian Policy Research Networks) - Released March 27/08
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - August 1
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* U.S.
- Third Annual Homeless Assessment ( Dept. of Housing and Urban Development) - July 29
* U.S. - NYC Mayor Bloomberg forges ahead with a new poverty measure (NYC Center for Economic Opportunity)
* Reforming retirement-income systems : Lessons from recent experiences of OECD countries (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) - June 2008
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* World Bank PovertyNet Newsletter #116 - July 2008
* CRINMAIL (July 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- July 27, 2008
* New Asset and Income policies to assist low-income adults under Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy (TD Economics) - July 23
* Finding Our Way Home: A Report on the Homelessness Crisis in British Columbia (BC NDP) - June 2008
* The Privatization of Welfare in BC (Blog : BC Liberals Suck) - July 24
* Alberta : AISH clients can earn more while still receiving financial assistance (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped) - July 21
* Québec Handy Numbers, 2008 Edition (Institut statistique du Québec) - April 2008
* Report of the Nova Scotia Poverty Reduction Working Group - June 26
* Fifth Annual Summer Meeting for the Council of the Federation (Council of the Federation) - July 16
* What's New from Statistics Canada:

--- Participation and Activity Limitation Survey of 2006: Labour Force Experience of People with Disabilities in Canada - July 24
--- Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2007 - July 24
--- 2006 Community Profiles - July 24
--- Consumer Price Index, June 2008
- July 23
--- Study: Remittances by recent immigrants, 2001 to 2005 - July 23
--- Study: Portrait of the mobility of Canadians in 2006: Trajectories and characteristics of migrants, 2006 - July 23
--- Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada, 2005 and 2006 - July 2008
--- Employment Insurance, May 2008 - July 22
--- Relative productivity levels in Canada and the United States, 1994 to 2003 - July 21
--- Youth custody and community services, 2005/2006 - July 21
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - July 25
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Obama Endorses Calls for New Federal Poverty Measure (Beyond the Dome - political blog) - July 18
* United Kingdom : No one written off: reforming welfare to reward responsibility ( U.K. Department of Work and Pensions) - July 21
*
Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content:
---
Advance Australia fair? Trends in small area socio-economic inequality, 2001 to 2006 - Posted 24-07-2008
--- Australian social trends, 2008 - Posted 24-07-2008
--- Child care and the labour supply (in Australia) - Posted 23-07-2008
--- Reforming retirement-income systems: lessons from the recent experiences of OECD countries - Posted 22-07-2008
--- Homelessness is a human rights issue - Posted 21-07-2008
--- Re-examining the relationship between income and child health on both sides of the Atlantic - Posted 21-07-2008
* CRINMAIL (July 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- July 20, 2008
* The Rise and Fall of Welfare Time Limits in BC (Vancouver Island Public Interest Group) - June 2008
*
Recessions hit poor the hardest (The Toronto Star) - July 18
* Senate Committee Convenes Roundtable on Guaranteed Income (June 13) + Basic Income Earth Network Canada Founded
* Meeting #38 of the Parliamentary Committee hearings on poverty (theme: poverty reduction in the U.K.) - June 17
* Stephen Harper's Conservatives on Housing : Failing the Grade (ACORN Canada) - July 10
*
What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Study: Canadian immigrant labour market: Analysis by region of highest postsecondary education, 2007 - July 18
--- Leading indicators, June 2008 - July 18
--- Crime statistics, 2007 - July 17
--- Canadian Economic Observer, July 2008 - July 17

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - July 18
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* A New Safety Net for Low-Income Families (The Urban Institute - Washington) - July 16
* U.S. Census Bureau: Economic Indicators
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing
* CRINMAIL (July 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- July 13, 2008
* Government of Canada Moves to Protect, Strengthen Canadian Housing Market (Department of Finance Canada) - July 9
* Report on the consultation on human rights and rental housing in Ontario (Ontario Human Rights Commission) - May 2008
* Poverty, Housing and Homelessness: Issues and Options (Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology) - June 2008
* Ontario: 'Poverty Reduction'? Reforming without Reforms in a Neoliberal World (John Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty) - June 30
* Who’s Hungry : 2008 Profile of Hunger in the Greater Toronto Area (Daily Bread Food Bank - Toronto) - June 24
* What's New from Statistics Canada
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto)
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing
* CRINMAIL (June/July 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

July 6, 2008
No newsletter this week - out of town

- June 29, 2008
* A Gathering Storm: The Price of Food, Gasoline, and Energy, and Changing Economic Conditions in Ontario, 2008 (Ontario Association of Food Banks) - June 2008
*
Ontario Child Benefit (July 2008) and Changes to Social Assistance (Ministry of Community and Social Services) - June 2008
* Breakdown : Canada's Mental Health Crisis (A Globe and Mail Special Report)
* The federal contribution to reducing poverty in Canada - Senate Committee hearings on poverty (39th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION : Meetings 25, 26, 27)
* Dion's green anti-poverty plan (Toronto Star) - June 25
* Low Income in Canada: 2000-2004 Using the Market Basket Measure (Human Resources and Social Development Canada) - recently posted but undated
* The National Child Benefit Progress Report: 2006 (Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Social Services) - Posted June 13
* Weighing trade-offs on poverty (Carol Goar, The Toronto Star) - June 20
* Beyond Freefall: Halting Rural Poverty (Final Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry) - June 16
*
What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, April 2008 - June 27
--- Study: Understanding culture consumption, 2005 - June 26
--- Study: Consumer prices, the year in review, 2007 - June 26
--- New (free) Census products - June 26
--- Government finance: Revenue, expenditure and surplus, fiscal year ending March 31, 2008 - June 25
--- Canada's population estimates, first quarter 2008 - June 25
--- National balance sheet accounts, first quarter 2008 - June 24
--- Employment Insurance, April 2008 - June 24
---
Study: Fathers' use of paid parental leave, 2006 - June 23
--- Changes in family wealth - June 23

*
Network magazine, Spring/Summer 2008 issue (Canadian Women's Health Network) - June 2008
* Second Canadian Conference on Homelessness - Calgary, February 18 to 20, 2009
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - June 27
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Centre for Research for Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity, Oxford University (Review by The Scout Report)
* The U.S. Conference of Mayors: Online Publications (Review by The Scout Report)
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing
* CRINMAIL (June 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- June 23, 2008
*
Are Statistics Canada's Low-Income Cutoffs an absolute or relative poverty measure?? (Richard Shillington and Andrew Mitchell) - June 20
* The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Henson Trusts (Reena) - June 2008
* The Welfare Enigma: Explaining the Dramatic Decline in Canadians’ Use of Social Assistance, 1993–2005 (C.D. Howe Institute) - June 2008
* Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2008 (Public Health Agency of Canada) - June 18
* The federal contribution to reducing poverty in Canada - Senate Committee hearings on poverty (39th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION)
* Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) payment amounts, tax years 1998 to 2007 (Canada Revenue Agency)
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Have patterns of living in owned versus rented dwellings changed since 1985? - June 19
--- Consumer Price Index, May 2008 - June 19
--- Canadian Community Health Survey, 2007 - June 18
--- Health reports (focus on obesity) - June 2008
--- City of Québec 1608-2008: 400 years of censuses - June 2008
--- Social Indicators, 1981-2004 (selected years) - June 2008
--- Education Matters: Insights on education, learning and training in Canada, June 2008 - June 16

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - June 20
* Canada and the United Nations Human Rights Council: A Time for Serious Re-Evaluation (Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights) - June 2008
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
--- Growing up in Australia: the longitudinal study of Australian children (Australian Institute of Family Studies) - Posted 19-06-2008
* World Report 2008 (Human Rights Watch) - January 2008
*
Summer reading and resource list: OECD Online
* CRINMAIL - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- June 15, 2008
* Canadians Celebrate Tax Freedom Day on June 14 (The Fraser Institute) - June 13
* Why Inequality Matters: Presentation to the Canadian Labour Congress Convention (Armine Yalnizyan, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - May 27
* Aboriginal Day - June 21
* Transition Child Benefit Fact Sheet / Ontario Child Benefit (Income Security Advocacy Centre) - June 2008
* The Right to Learn : Access to Public Education for Non-Status Immigrants (Community Social Planning Council of Toronto) - June 2008
* Govt. of Canada apologizes to former students of Indian Residential Schools - June 11
* Cost and Affordability of a Nutritious Diet in Nova Scotia in 2007 (Nova Scotia Food Security Network) - April 2008
* Ontario : 'Have the guts to help,' poor tell the province (The Toronto Star) - June 10
*
What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, first quarter 2008 - June 13
--- Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review, First quarter 2008 - June 13
--- Study: Food prices: A boon for producers, a buffer for consumers, June 2008 - June 12
--- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), Fourth quarter 2007 - June 12
--- General Social Survey: 20th anniversary, 1985 to 2006 (article: Violent Victimization in Canada) - June 12
--- Study: Hate-motivated crime, 2006 - June 9
--- Labour Force Survey, May 11 to 17, 2008 - June 6
--- Adult correctional services, 2005/2006 - June 6
--- National Income and Expenditure Accounts, Quarterly Estimates, First quarter 2008 - June 6
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - June 13
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL 989, 990 (June 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- June 8, 2008
* Affordable Housing: An Investment Report of The Task Force on Housing Affordability (Saskatchewan Social Services) - June 2008
* What's new from The Wellesley Institute:
--- Three strikes and affordable housing in Canada is officially out! - June 5
--- Staggering one-in-four Canadian households in affordability squeeze - June 4
* Twelve years after its demise : the Canada Assistance Plan is back in the news (Quebec Government seeking $394.4 million from the Federal Government)
- June 6
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Low income cut-offs for 2007 and low income measures for 2006 - June 4
--- 2006 Census: Changing patterns in Canadian homeownership and shelter costs - June 4
* Social Assistance Reform Complete (Government of Yukon) - May 28
* Perception Magazine : Focus on Poverty (Canadian Council on Social Development) - May 2008
* Hope or Heartbreak: Aboriginal Youth and Canada’s Future (Policy Research Initiative) - March 2008
* Recent articles from The Toronto Star:
--- The buzz about bee stings and the poor - June 7
--- Child poverty crusade
(Editorial) - June 2
--- Gap between passion and revenue (Carol Goar) - May 23
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - June 6
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* The Economics of Early Childhood Policy (U.S.) (RAND Corporation) - May 2008
*
Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
--- Time for a revitalised and vibrant public housing sector - Posted:05-06-2008
--- Public housing in Australia, stigma, home and opportunity - Posted 02-06-2008
--- Australia 2020 Summit: final report - Posted 02-06-2008

* CRINMAIL 987, 988 (June 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- June 1, 2008
* What's new from the Income Security Advocacy Centre (Toronto):
--- Ending Poverty in Ontario: Building Capacity and Organizing for Change A Workshop for Engaging Low Income People - Spring 2008
--- Make your voice heard on Social Assistance - May 2008
--- Action Alert: Poverty Reduction Consultations - May 2008
--- Action Alert: Back-to-school and Winter Clothing allowances end in 2008 - May 2008
---
OW and ODSP Recipients Should File 2007 Tax Returns - April 2008
* Finance Ministers Discuss Progress in Implementing Advantage Canada (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation) - May 30
* Learning What Works Newsletter - May 2008 issue (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation)
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Canadian economic accounts, first quarter 2008 and March 2008 - May 30
--- Canada's balance of international payments, first quarter 2008 - May 29
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, March 2008 - May 29
--- Health Indicators, 2008 - May 29
--- Participation and Activity Limitation Survey: Education experiences of children with disabilities, 2006 - May 27
--- Employment Insurance, March 2008 - May 27
* Foundations for a Nation : Towards a Richer, Greener and Fairer Canada (Liberal Party of Canada) - May 28
* Total government debt exceeds $2.4 trillion (Fraser Institute) - May 20
+ Debt Monster's Gonna Getcha!! (Marc Lee, Progressive Economics Forum Blog) - May 20
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - May 30
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
*
Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
--- Database on immigrants in OECD countries - Posted 26-05-2008
--- Australia's strengths and challenges in responding to homelessness: An international comparison - Posted 23-05-2008
--- Which way home? A new approach to homelessness (Australia) - Posted 23-05-2008

* CRINMAIL 986 (May 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- May 25, 2008
* The Fiscal Monitor for March 2008 (Department of Finance Canada) - May 23
* What's New from Human Resources and Social Development Canada in May 2008:
--- Performance Tracking Directorate Reports
--- Investing in Seniors (recent federal government measures that benefit seniors)

* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Life after teenage motherhood - May 23
--- Low-income children - May 23
--- Provincial labour force differences by level of education - May 23
--- Work absences (1997-2007) - May 23
--- Consumer Price Index, April 2008 - May 22
--- Leading indicators, April 2008 - May 21
--- Youth court statistics, 2006/2007 - May 20
--- Adult criminal court statistics, 2006/2007 - May 20
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - May 23
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
*
U.S. - The State of Health Insurance 2008
*
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Caseload Composition and Leavers Synthesis Report (The Urban Institute) - March 2007
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
--- Preschool education in Australia - Posted 12-05-2008
--- The role of vocational education and training in welfare to work - Posted 12-05-2008
--- Burden of disease due to health inequalities - Posted 12-05-2008
--- Key influences on health inequalities - Posted 12-05-2008
--- People, places, processes: Reducing health inequalities through balanced health approaches - Posted 12-05-2008
* CRINMAIL 984, 985 (May 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- May 18, 2008
* Manitoba: The Social Inclusion and Anti-Poverty Act, Bill 226 (Second Reading scheduled for May 22)
* Envisioning Canada Without Poverty: A CPJ Call to Action (Citizens for Public Justice)
* Wealth, Low-Wage Work and Welfare: The Unintended Costs of Provincial Needs-tests (Social and Enterprise Development Innovations) - April 2008
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Youth crime, 2006 - May 16
--- Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories, 2007 - May 14
--- Canada's immigrant labour market, 2007 -
May 13
* Improvements to Life Income Funds Give Canadians More Financial Flexibility (Department of Finance Canada) - May 8
* Newfoundland and Labrador Income Support Assistance: Children and Families, 1991 to 2006 (Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency)
* Work Isn’t Working for Ontario Families : The Role of Good Jobs in Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy (Campaign 2000) - May 12
* Poverty profile 2004 (National Council of Welfare) - April 2008
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - May 16
* International Productivity Monitor - Spring 2008 issue (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) - May 12
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Poverty Action Lab - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
* Barack Obama supports John Edwards' plan to cut poverty in the U.S. by half in ten years - May 14
* What's new from Europa ("Gateway to the European Union"):
--- Joint Report on Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2008
--- Social Protection in the 27 Member States of the European Union on 1 January 2007
--- Organisation of social protection in the European Union

* OECD Factbook 2008 (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) - April 8
* Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion (CERC, Paris) Bulletin - selected content
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL 982, 983 (May 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- May 11, 2008
* $4.3 Million to Support Manitobans to Move Into Jobs, Increase Shelter Welfare Rates (Manitoba Anti-Poverty Strategy) - May 6
* What is Poverty? Providing Clarity for Canada (Fraser Institute) + Counterpoint from The Wellesley Institute - May 7
* Canadian Network for Guaranteed Income Being Organized - May 6
* 2008 May Report of the Auditor General of Canada - May 6
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, April 2008 - May 9
--- Study: Retirements in the federal public service, 2007 - May 9
--- Canada Year Book, 2007 - May 7
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, February 2008 - May 7
--- Income of Canadians, 2006 - May 5
--- 2006 Income Trends in Canada
- May 5
* Indicators of Well-being in Canada (Human Resources and Social Development Canada) - Updated April 2008
* Welfare Hike Would Make BC 'Magnet' for Poor: Welfare Minister (The Tyee.ca) - May 5
* Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy: Time to give 'em your two cents' worth!
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - May 9
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content:
--- Big steps in childcare: LHMU long day care parent survey - Posted 07-05-2008
---National Rental Affordability Scheme: technical discussion paper - Posted 07-05-2008
--- Principles for justice in child well-being and protection - an effective child well-being and protection system - Posted 05-05-2008
* CRINMAIL 980, 981(May 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

May 4, 2008
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- 2006 Census: Earnings, income and shelter costs - May 1
--- Adult learning in Canada: Characteristics of learners
- April 2008
--- Why are the majority of university students women? - April 2008
--- Provincial and territorial economic accounts, 2007 - April 28
--- Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2004/2005 -
April 28
* Census 2006 coverage in The Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail
* A Quarter Century of Economic Inequality in Canada: 1981-2006 (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - April 2008
* Why Inequality Matters --- in 1,000 Words or Less (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - April 2008
* Nova Scotia Budget 2008 - April 29
* Newfoundland and Labrador Budget 2008 - April 29
* Release of The Fiscal Monitor for February 2008 (Department of Finance Canada) - April 28
* Ontario : Thousands of foster kids to get Registered Education Savings Plans (The Toronto Star) - April 23
* Privy Council Office (PCO)
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - May 2
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* U.S. Census Bureau: History (Review by The Scout Report)
* World Bank PovertyNet Newsletter # 113, April 2008
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
--- Trends in the receipt of income support by workforce age people 1978 to 2007 (Australia) - Posted April 29
* CRINMAIL 978, 979 (April/May 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- April 27, 2008
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Study: Retiring together, or not, 1986 to 2001 - April 25
--- Local government finance: Assets and liabilities at December 31, 2005 - April 25
--- Earnings, income and shelter costs, 2006 Census - April 24
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, January 2008 - April 24
* 2008 Provincial Budget - Prince Edward Island - April 23
* Éliminer la pauvreté : ce que peuvent faire les gouvernements (Petits déjeuners sur la Colline) - Le 17 avril
* The federal contribution to reducing poverty in Canada (House of Commons Social Development Committee evidence) - April 10
* Living on Welfare in BC: Experiences of Longer-Term “Expected to Work” Recipients (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - April 22
* Alberta Budget 2008 - April 22
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - April 25
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Tax Freedom Day - U.S. (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - April 23
*
Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content:
--- Pulling the threads together - Consultations, conversations and contemplations on child poverty in Australia- Posted 22-04-2008
--- Private rent assistance 2006-07: Commonwealth State Housing Agreement national data report - Posted 22-04-2008
--- Measures of Australia's progress: summary indicators, 2008 - Posted 22-04-2008
--- Australia 2020 Summit - initial report - Posted 21-04-2008

* CRINMAIL 976, 977 (April 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- April 20, 2008
* New poverty articles from the Toronto Star:
--- Determining a deprivation index - April 19
--- Defining poverty - April 19
--- Definition of poverty stalls federal committee - April 16
--- Getting together to fight poverty - April 15
* From the April 2008 issue of Policy Options from the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP):
--- Guaranteed annual income: why Milton Friedman and Bob Stanfield were right (Hugh Segal)
--- This just in : surpluses across the board
(Tom Courchene)
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Consumer Price Index, March 2008 - April 17
--- Current economic conditions - April 17
--- New releases from Census 2006 - April 16
--- The Canadian Immigrant Labour Market in 2006: Analysis by Region or Country of Birth - released April 16 (analysis is dated February 2008)
--- Study: Community vulnerability to population and employment decline, 1981 to 2001 - April 14
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - April 18
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Seizing the Moment: State Governments and the New Commitment to Reduce Poverty in America (Center for Law and Social Policy) - April 2008
* Selected U.S. resources on poverty measurement and poverty reduction
*
Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content:
--- Growing community enterprise: an evaluation of the Community Enterprise Development Initiative - Posted 17-04-2008
--- Blueprint for early childhood development and school reform - Posted 14-04-2008
* CRINMAIL 974, 975 (April 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- April 13, 2008
* British Columbia update:
--- Children of Poverty: 14 years later (Vancouver Sun special report) - April 11
--- Brief to the Senate on Urban Child Poverty (by Michael Goldberg, First Call BC) - February 2008
* Atkinson Charitable Foundation e-bulletin - April 2008 issue - April 10
* The latest from the Canadian Council on Social Development:
--- 2006 Low-Income Cut-offs - March 27
--- Stats & Facts fact sheets: A Profile of the Labour Market in Canada - March 12
* Manitoba Government Budget 2008 - April 9
* Welfare Incomes 2006 --- Web-only Data for 2006 (National Council of Welfare) - April 2008
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Study: Canada's economy in 2007 - April 10
--- Study: Earnings inequality and earnings instability of immigrants in Canada - April 9
--- Study: High school dropouts returning to school, 1990/1991 to 2004/2005
- April 9
* Global Strategies: Improving Labour Conditions for the Working Poor (conference - May 1-2, 2008) - McGill University
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - April 11
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Poverty reduction initiatives in the United States
* Pulling Apart : A State-by-State Analysis of Income Trends (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Washington) - April 9
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
--- A roof over every head - Posted:08-04-2008
--- report of the National Youth Commission inquiry into youth homelessness - Posted 08-04-2008
--- Key national indicators of children's health, development and wellbeing - Posted 07-04-2008
* Measuring the Progress of Societies (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development)
* CRINMAIL 972, 973 (April 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- April 6, 2008
* New from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:
--- The Debt Trap (on Global TV, April 5 (rebroadcast May 24), with Armine Yalnizyan
--- The ‘Last Recession Spook’: A Very Curable Disease, April 2008 - by John Stapleton
--- CCPA Growing Gap website
* Toronto subsidized apts. : 66 years to serve everyone on the waiting list, Ottawa must commit $ (Toronto Star) - April 5
* Quebec poor getting poorer, says anti-poverty advisory committee report (Toronto Star) - April 3
* Parliamentary committee's goal is a national poverty strategy (Toronto Star) - April 4
* Employability in Canada: Preparing for the Future (House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities - HUMA) - April 1
* Links to Anti-Poverty Strategies and Campaigns in Canada and Elsewhere (new page on this site, already doubled in size in one week --- 250 links!)
* Campaign 2000 releases new report on child poverty in Ontario; working poor still losing ground - April 2
* Fourth Report Card on Ending Homelessness in Ottawa Jan-Dec 2007 (Alliance to End Homelessness (Ottawa) - April 1
* Charitable Organizations: help with your Registered Charity Information Return - the T3010A (The Charities File)
* New from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador:
--- Government Increases Income Support Benefits - April 1
--- Province Supports Tax Measures and Support Trusts for People with Disabilities - March 31
* Minimum wage increase in Ontario effective March 31 (Ontario Ministry of Labour)
* Cathy Crowe's Monthly Newsletter #44 - April 2008 (Homelessness, housing, Toronto) - April 1
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, March 2008 - April 4
--- Canada at a Glance 2008 - April 3
-- 2006 Census: Ethnic origin, visible minorities, place of work and mode of transportation - April 2
--- GeoSearch2006 Interactive Map of Canada - April 2008
--- More Census Year 2006 Statistics - April 2
--- Canada Year Book Historical Collection (1867 to 1967) - March 31
--- Gross domestic product by industry, January 2008 - March 31
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, January 2008 - March 31
* Meeting of Federal-Provincial-territorial housing ministers - April 2
* Links to the latest Saskatchewan welfare policy manual and rates updated
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - April 4
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL 970, 971 (April 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- March 30, 2008
* 2008 Ontario Budget : Growing a Stronger Ontario - March 25
* Manitoba Chamber of Commerce calls for welfare hike - March 28
* Anti-Poverty srategies and campaigns in Canada and elsewhere - new page of links on this site!
* Nova Scotia seeks input on its Poverty Reduction Strategy - March 5-31
* Newfoundland and Labrador Poverty Reduction Strategy
* Release of The Fiscal Monitor (Department of Finance Canada) - March 28
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Quarterly Demographic Estimates - October to December 2007
- March 27
--- Employment Insurance, January 2008 - March 25
* Canada and the United Nations (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - March 28
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* U.S. House of Representatives endorses goal of cutting poverty in half in 10 years - January 25
* How to Improve Poverty Measurement in the United States (Rebecca Blank, University of Michigan) - November 2007
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL 968, 969 (March 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- March 23, 2008
* The high cost of homelessness in British Columbia (Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction - Simon Fraser University) - March 21
* Yukon Budget 2008-2009 - March 20
* Saskatchewan Budget 2008-2009 - March 19
* New Brunswick Budget 2008-2009 - March 18
* Government of Quebec launches Pacte pour l'emploi (Employment Pact) : $1Billion over three years - March 18
* Quebec : National Strategy to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion - Updated March 22
* Ontario : new Poverty Reduction Strategy measures announced March 17:
- new dental care plan for families - enhancement of the Student Nutrition Program - another $100 million to repair affordable housing units
* Federal [social spending] Caps and Cuts, 1972-1995
* Recent releases from the Parliamentary Research Library:
--- Poverty Reduction in Canada - The Federal Role - October 2007
--- Poverty Reduction Strategies in Quebec and in Newfoundland and Labrador - October 2007
--- Poverty Reduction Strategies in the United Kingdom and Ireland - November 2007
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
---
Leading indicators, February 2008 March 20
--- Current economic conditions - March 20
--- Study: Health care use among gay, lesbian and bisexual Canadians, 2003 and 2005 - March 19
--- Consumer Price Index, February 2008 - March 18
--- Study: Hours polarization revisited, 1997 to 2006 - March 18
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - March 20
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* U.S. - Annual Update of the Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines - 2008 - January 23
* Welfare Reform: The U.S. Experience (Institute for Research on Poverty) - February 2008
* Fair Play for Children (U.K.)
* Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion (CERC, Paris) Bulletin - selected content (March 17, 2008):
--- Adequacy of social minimums: Workfare, gender and poverty alleviation in welfare democracies - February 28
--- Beyond the breadline : a poverty threshold based on a general budget approach - February 28
--- U.S. - From work to retirement : Tracking changes in women's poverty status - 2008
--- U.S. - A new war on poverty ? Is it time for a new war on poverty? Winter 2008
--- Global Employment Trends for Women - March 2008
--- National minimum wage : report 2008 - March 2008
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL 966, 967 (March 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- March 16, 2008
* Legislation to Implement Budget 2008 Measures and Protect Canada’s Fiscal Framework (Department of Finance Canada) - March 14
* Québec Budget 2008-2009 - March 13
* What's new from The Wellesley Institute:
--- Canada's homeownership markets plummet - March 14
--- Tackling health inequalities: 2007 Status Report on the Programme for Action - March 13
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- National Income and Expenditure Accounts, Quarterly Estimates -
March 14
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, fourth quarter 2007 - March 14
--- National balance sheet accounts, fourth quarter 2007 and annual 2007 - March 14
--- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), Third quarter 2007 - March 13
--- Study: Canadians living abroad, 2004 - March 13
--- Study: Income security in retirement among the working population, 1983 to 2004 - March 10
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - March 14
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* [U.K.]
Lifetime Homes, Lifetime Neighbourhoods: A National Strategy for Housing in an Ageing Society (Communities and Local Government) - February 25
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content:
--- Childcare : Families that work - Posted 12-03-2008
--- 2007 Longitudinal study of Australian children research conference - Posted 12-03-2008
--- State tax reform: prospects and progress - Posted 12-03-2008
* CRINMAIL 965 (March 13, 2008) - Special edition on the UN Human Rights Council (Session 7)
(Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- March 9, 2008
* International Women's Day 2008 - March 8
* The Debate: Ontario's War on Poverty (The Agenda - TV Ontario) - March 3
* NAFTA's legacy: the worst agreement we ever signed (Murray Dobbin, in the Globe and Mail) - March 5
* What's new from Yukon Health and Social Services:
--- Families and Children with Disabilities will Benefit from New Program - December 13/07
--- Increase to Yukon Child Benefit to Help Low-Income Families - December 6/07
--- Proposed Social Assistance Reforms Announced - November 28/07
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, February 2008 - March 7
--- Employment growth among lone mothers in Canada and the US, 1980-2000 - March 7
--- Living Census: A unique multimedia experience - March 6
--- 2006 Census: Labour market activities, industry, occupation, education, language of work, place of work and mode of transportation - March 4
--- Canadian economic accounts, fourth quarter 2007, December 2007 and annual 2007 - March 3
--- Maintenance Enforcement Survey: Child and spousal support, 2006/2007 - March 3
* Alberta March 3 provincial election results (CBC / NoDice.ca / CUPE)
* Brigit's Notes: Women's Health E-bulletin (Canadian Women's Health Network) - March 8
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - March 7
*
Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Winter 2008 Newsletters from the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) - Network and the Basic Income Earth Network (Belgium)
* Features and Challenges of Population Ageing: The European Perspective (European Centre for Welfare Policy and Research) - March 6
* Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion (CERC, Paris) Bulletin - selected recent content
--- Child poverty and well-being in the European Union : Current status and way forward - January 2008
--- A social portrait of people of working age in Ireland - February 2008
--- Does informal care from children to their elderly parents substitute for formal care in Europe? - January 2008
--- Movin' on up : Reforming America's social contract to provide a bridge to the middle class - February 2008
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing
--- Out of home care for children in Australia: a review of literature and policy - Posted 06-03-2008
--- 2007 longitudinal study of Australian children - Posted 06-03-2008
--- Compensating Canada's stolen generations - Posted 29-02-2008
* CRINMAIL 962, 963 - March 2008

- March 2, 2008
* 2008 Federal Government Budget (February 26): Information and analysis by: * CBC * CTV * The Toronto Star: * The Globe and Mail * Canadian Labour Congress * Progressive Economics Forum * Canadian Union of Public Employees * Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives * Wellesley Institute * Canadian Business Online - Conference Board of Canada - Financial Post - C.D. Howe Institute
* Next Canadian Social Welfare Policy Conference scheduled for May 2009 in Calgary (Canadian Council on Social Development) - February 28
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Canada's balance of international payments, fourth quarter 2007
- February 29
--- Study: Sexual orientation and victimization, 2004 - February 29
--- Survey of Household Spending, 2006 - February 26
--- Employment Insurance, December 2007 - February 26
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, December 2007 - February 26
--- Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, February 2008 - February 25
* What's new from the Winnipeg Inner City Alliance (Institute for Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg) - February 2008
* The Fiscal Monitor for December 2007 (Department of Finance Canada) - February 26
* Alternative Federal Budget 2008 (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - February 25
* Federal Budget 2008: Three Housing Questions for Finance Minister Flaherty (Wellesley Institute) - February 20
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - February 29
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* (U.S.) Pew Report Finds More than One in 100 Adults are Behind Bars (Pew Center on the States) - February 28
*
Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing
--- Making it work: promoting participation of job seekers with multiple barriers through the Personal Support Programme - Posted 25-02-2008
--- Housing assistance and employment - Posted 25-02-2008
--- Public housing rent policy in Australia and overseas - Posted 25-02-2008
--- Sustaining fair shares: the Australian housing system and intergenerational sustainability - Posted 25-02-2008
--- Housing assistance in Australia 2008 - Posted 23-02-2008
--- Adoptions Australia 2006-07 - Posted 23-02-2008

*
CRINMAIL 960, 961 - February 2008

- February 24, 2008
* Federal Budget 2008 : February 26
* Removing Barriers to Work: Flexible Employment Options for People with Disabilities in BC (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - February 22
* Stagnant Wages [British Columbia] (StrategicThoughts.com) - February 23
* Ontario pushing for Employment Insurance reform in Feb. 26 federal budget (The Toronto Star) - February 23
* New members appointed to the National Council of Welfare - February 2008
* Still Left behind : A Comparison of Living Costs and Income Assistance in British Columbia (Social Planning and Research Council - Vancouver) - February 20
* Ontario Child Benefit starts paying out in July 2008 --- but will Ontario's foster children get left behind? (Toronto Star) - February 22
* British Columbia Budget 2008 - February 19
* Castonguay Task force urges more private health care in Quebec - February 19
* Tax Expenditures and Evaluations 2007 (Department of Finance Canada) - February 19
*
What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Study : Hourly earnings, 1997 to 2007
- February 22
--- Study : RRSP investments, 2005 - February 22
--- Public sector employment, Fourth quarter 2007 - February 22
--- Study : Chronic pain in Canadian seniors, 1996/1997 and 2005 - February 21
--- Study : Health information and the Internet, 2005 - February 21
--- Study : How families respond to layoffs, 1987 to 2001 - February 21
--- Leading indicators, January 2008
- February 20
--- Consumer Price Index, January 2008
- February 19
--- Impact of neighbourhood income on child obesity, 1994 to 2002 - February 18
* Human Resources and Social Development Canada Public Consultations
* Canada Pension Plan Annual Report, 2006-2007 (Human Resources and Social Development Canada) - tabled December 10, 2007
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - February 22
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Bill Gates at Harvard Commencement - June 2007
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - Selected recent content
--- Year Book Australia, 2008 - Posted 21-02-2008
--- Strengthening Aboriginal family functioning: What works and why? - Posted 21-02-2008
--- Prevention and early intervention in strengthening families and relationships: Challenges and implications - Posted 21-02-2008
--- What are low ability workers to do when unskilled jobs disappear? Part 2: Expanding low-skilled employment - Posted 19-02-2008

* CRINMAIL 958, 959 - February 2008 (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- February 17, 2008
* Against the “Unborn Victims of Crime Act” (Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada) - February 9
* Guaranteed annual income gets a boost in the Toronto Star:
--- Program would lift more than 1.5 million people out of poverty - February 17
--- Senator Hugh Segal joins the poverty debate - February 14
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
---Study: The 2006 Canadian immigrant labour market: Analysis by region or country of birth - February 13
* Prince Edward Island Seniors' Guide and Information Line Released (PEI Seniors' Secretariat) - January 23
* Housing, income support and mental health: Points of disconnection (Health Research Policy and Systems) - December 2007
* Guide to Employment Law in Ontario (IsThatLegal.ca) - January 2008
* Federal Budget 2008 : February 26
* The Current State of Canadian Family Finances 2007 (Vanier Institute of the Family) - February 11
* National Child Care Conference
in Richmond BC (Canadian Child Care Federation) - May 29 to 31, 2008
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - February 15
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - Selected recent content
* CRINMAIL 956, 957 - February 2008 (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- February 10, 2008
* Online Federal Pre-Budget Consultations for Budget 2008 (Department of Finance Canada) - ends at midnight on Monday February 11.
* Guarantee income for poor, Kingston senator urges; Segal filed motion to top up those below poverty line (The Kingston Whig-Standard) - February 8
* Cathy Crowe's Newsletter - February 2008 issue (#42 ) - February 8
* Québec : New resources from the Québec centre for the study of poverty and exclusion (Quoi de neuf du Centre d'étude sur la pauvreté et l'exclusion)
* British Columbia Employment and Assistance (welfare) Caseload Going Up (Strategic Thoughts - David Schreck) - February 5
* Federal Housing Minister snubs "Federal"-Provincial-Territorial Meeting of Ministers responsible for Housing (The Wellesley Institute) - February 6, 2008
* Legislation to Speed Up Support to Vulnerable Communities Receives Unanimous Consent in Parliament (Finance Canada) - February 5
*
What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, January 2008 - February 8
--- University enrolment, 2005/2006 - February 7
--- Study: Participation in sports, 2005 - February 7
--- University degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded, 2005 - February 7
--- Government Spending on Infrastructure in Canada, 1961 to 2005 - February 7
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, November 2007 - February 6
--- Legal aid, 2006/2007 - February 5
--- Annual Demographic Estimates by Age and Sex, 2002 to 2007 - February 5
* National Housing Report Card 2008 (Wellesley Institute) - February 4
* Alberta Provincial government election called for March 3 - February 4
* 25-in-5: Network for Poverty Reduction - Ontario
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - February 9
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* 2007 U.S. Hunger and Homelessness Report (U.S. Conference of Mayors) - December 2007
* Fiscal Year 2009 Budget (U.S. Government) - February 4
* U.S. : Final TANF [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families] Rules Include Modest Improvements (Center for Law and Social Policy) - February 1
* EUROPA: Key facts and figures about Europe and the Europeans (Europa, Gateway to the European Union)
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - Selected recent content:
* CRINMAIL 954, 955 - February 2008 (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- February 3 , 2008
* Online Federal Pre-Budget Consultations for Budget 2008 (Department of Finance Canada) - Jan. 14 to Feb. 11
* Housing Again • Bulletin Number 108 - February 2008
* Up to 15,000 homeless in British Columbia : report (Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction - Simon Fraser University) - January 31
* Province of British Columbia invests $200,000 in Direct Deposit initiative (BC direct deposit incentive for welfare clients) - January 31
* Canadians Need a Medium-Term Sickness/Disability Income Benefit (Caledon Institute of Social Policy ) - January 2008
* Civic leaders are spearheading the fight to end poverty (By Judith Maxwell in The Globe and Mail) - January 28
* What's new from the Wellesley Institute:
---The Inter-agency Services Collaboration Project
--- We [non-profit sector] Can't Afford To Do Business This Way - September 2007
* Father Involvement Research Alliance - FIRA (Canada)
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Gross domestic product by industry, November 2007 - January 31
--- Federal government finance: Assets and liabilities, as of March 31, 2007 - January 30, 2008
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, November 2007 - January 28
* Canadian Education Association
* The Fiscal Monitor (November 2007) (Department of Finance Canada) January 25
* World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2008 + World Social Forum Annual Meeting 2008 - January 25-26, 2008
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - February 1
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Policy Hub Bulletin (monthly) - United Kingdom
*
Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - Selected recent content:
--- Application of penalties under Welfare to Work - Posted 31-01-2008
--- Experiencing the housing affordability problem: blocked aspirations, trade-offs and financial hardships - Posted 31-01-2008
--- Report on government services 2008 - Posted 31-01-2008
--- Gender income distribution of top earners - Posted 29-01-2008
* CRINMAIL 952, 953 - January 2008 (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- January 27, 2008
* Early Impacts of the learn$ave Individual Development Accounts Project (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation) - January 2008
* [Ontario] Pre-budget submission, January 2008 (Ontario Campaign 2000) - January 21
* Child Welfare League of Canada E-News service
* GoDaycare.com - find and review day care providers in Canada
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Consumer Price Index, December 2007 - January 25
--- Study: The dynamics of housing affordability, 2002 to 2004 - January 25
--- Study: Immigrants in the hinterlands, 1992 to 2005 - January 25
--- Study: Female offenders, 2005 - January 24
--- Current economic conditions - January 24
--- Study: Obesity and the eating habits of the Aboriginal population, 2004 - January 23
--- Leading indicators, December 2007 - January 23
--- Study: Life expectancy in the Inuit-inhabited areas of Canada, 1989 to 2003 - January 23
--- Employment Insurance, November 2007
- January 22
* Deficits not always the work of the devil (The Toronto Star) - January 22
* People and Planet - gateway to environment, sustainability, conservation and peace
* Aboriginal Peoples - from Library and Archives Canada
* Society Statistics - from the Government of Canada
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - January 25
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* The State of the World's Children 2008 : Survival (United Nations Children's Fund) - January 22
* International trends in housing and policy responses (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute) - December 2007
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - Selected recent content:
--- Child protection Australia 2006-07 - Posted 24-01-2008
--- Community housing 2006-07: Commonwealth State Housing Agreement national data report - Posted 24-01-2008
--- The coming famine - Posted 18-01-2008
* CRINMAIL 950, 951 - January 2008 (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- January 20, 2008
* A Tale of Two Pension Plans: The Differing Fortunes of the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - January 2008
* Bridging Toronto's Divides (The Toronto Star) - January 20
* Québec : Benefit amounts under the Social Assistance Program and the Social Solidarity Program (Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale) - January 1
* Soutien aux enfants : Statistiques de l'année 2006 [Fr. only] (Régie des rentes du Québec) - juillet 2007
* A rose by any other name : Welfare departments in New Brunswick and Saskatchewan change names.
* A Bigger and Better Child Benefit: A $5,000 Canada Child Tax Benefit (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - January 16
* 2008 Quality of Life report: Trends and Issues in Affordable Housing and Homelessness (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) - January 16
* Put poverty on the agenda (The Toronto Star) - January 16
* What's new from the Centre for the Study of Living Standards:
--- The Measurement of Output and Productivity in the Health Care Sector in Canada: An Overview (December 27, 2007)
--- Three Policies to Improve Productivity Growth in Canada (December 10, 2007)
--- The Potential Contribution of Aboriginal Canadians to Labour Force, Employment, Productivity and Output Growth in Canada, 2001-2017 (November 26, 2007)
--- Indicators of Labour Market Conditions in Canada (November 16, 2007)
--- The Impact of Interprovincial Migration on Aggregate Output and Labour Productivity in Canada, 1987-2006 - (December 10, 2007)
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- National Income and Expenditure Accounts, Quarterly Estimates, Third quarter 2007 - January 18
--- Aboriginal Peoples in Canada in 2006: Inuit, Métis and First Nations, 2006 Census - January 15
--- A Comparison of Rural and Urban Workers Living in Low-Income - January 14
--- Deaths, 2005 - January 14
* Dryden puts muscle behind poverty-reduction targets (Liberal Party of Canada) - January 15
* Maple Leaf Web - Recent site additions:
--- Federalism in Canada: Basic Framework and Operation
--- Fiscal Imbalance Debate: Origins and Perspectives
--- Canada's Electoral System: Introduction to Federal and Provincial Elections
--- Local Government in Canada: Organization & Basic Institutions

* How Resilient is the Federal Budget to an Economic Downturn? (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - January 14
* 'Wellness' atlas looks into what makes a healthy life in B.C. [University of Victoria] (Vancouver Sun) - January 10
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - January 18
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Selected content from the latest Government Social Research Bulletin: (United Kingdom)
---
Combating child poverty in Wales: are effective education strategies in place? (December 2007)
--- Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2007 (December 2007)
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing : Selected recent content:
--- Community housing in Australia 2005-06: findings from the Commonwealth State Housing Agreement data - Posted: 15-01-2008
--- When "sorry" is not enough (human rights) - Posted: 11-01-2008
--- Honey, I calculated the kids... it's $537,000: Australian child costs in 2007 - Posted: 02-01-2008
* CRINMAIL 948, 949 - January 2008 (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- January 13, 2008
* Indicators of Well-being in Canada (new website) Human Resources and Social Development Canada - January 2008
* Eliminating poverty makes economic sense (By Ann Decter [Campaign 2000] in The Toronto Star) - January 11
* Canadian TV signals going digital-only Sept. 1, 2011
* What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Labour Force Survey, December 2007 - January 11
--- International Survey of Reading Skills, 2005 - January 9
--- Education Matters: Insights on education, learning and training in Canada - January 7 (includes the following three articles:)
..... Literacy profile of off-reserve First Nations and Métis people living in urban Manitoba and Saskatchewan: Results from the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey 2003
..... Taking time off between high school and postsecondary education: Determinants and early labour market outcomes
..... Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (fifth edition)
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - January 11
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
*
What's new from the Center for Law and Policy (U.S.)
*
Poverty Mapping Project : Global Distribution of Poverty (Columbia University)
* Global Social Change Reports (The Global Social Change Research Project)
* Tax Credit Policy in the UK and its Lessons for Austria (European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research) - January 9
* Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion (CERC, Paris) Bulletin - selected recent content:
--- Gender equality (U.N. International Poverty Centre, Brasilia) - January 2008
--- Working out of poverty : A study of the low-paid and the "working poor" (United Kingdom, Institute for Public Policy Research) - January 2008
--- The economic security of older women and men in the United States (Institute for Women's Policy Research) - December 2007
* CRINMAIL 947 - 10 January 2008 (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- January 6, 2008
* How our tax system discourages self-reliance (John Stapleton, in The National Post) - January 4
* AOL Canada News
* From The Toronto Star:
--- The Liberals' calculated fight against poverty -
January 5
--- No time to let up on poverty front - January 2
* The Great CEO Pay Race: Over Before it Begins (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - January 2
* 20 Years Later: Has Free Trade Delivered on its Promise? (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - December 2007
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - January 4
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
*
New York City Mayor Bloomberg Seeks New Way to Decide Who Is Poor (New York Times) - December 30
*
Policy Hub Bulletin (monthly) - United Kingdom
*
Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion (CERC, Paris) Bulletin - selected content
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing : Selected recent content, various sources
* CRINMAIL 945 - 03 January 2008 (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)


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