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- December 27, 2009
* Canada Child Tax Benefit Guideline Table effective July 2009 - June 2010 (Canada Revenue Agency)
* Death rate worse for poor diabetics: Ont. report (Canadian Medical Association Journal) - December 21
* Newfoundland and Labrador Market Basket Measure (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canada's population estimates, third quarter 2009 - December 23
--- Pension Coverage, Retirement Status, and Earnings Replacement Rates Among a Cohort of Canadian Seniors - December 23
--- Employment Insurance, October 2009 - December 22
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2009 - December 22
--- Canada's employment downturn - December 21
--- Immigrant low-income-rates: The role of market income and government transfers
- December 21
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - December 20
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - U. of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Australian Policy Online - recent content
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - December 2009

- December 20, 2009
* Government of Canada Support to Provinces and Territories at an All-Time High (Department of Finance Canada) - December 18
* Release of The Fiscal Monitor for October 2009 (Department of Finance Canada) - December 18
* [Ontario] Time to transform social assistance ... to give Ontario's poor a better life (The Hamilton Spectator) - December 18
* [Ontario] Governments must work to lift people out of poverty (The Record - Kitchener) - December 15
* New Estimates of Index of Economic Well-being for Canada and OECD Countries (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) - December 3
* The Cost of Eating in BC, 2009 (Dietitians of Canada and the Community Nutritionists Council of BC) - December 15
* How are Canadians Really Doing? A Closer Look at Select Groups (Institute of Wellbeing) - December 16
* [Ontario] York Region Equity Campaign Report (Council of Agencies Serving South Asians) - December 2009
* Hugh Segal: A real fix for poverty (National Post) - December 15
* No time like now to raise British Columbia’s minimum wage (Smithers Interior News) - December 16, 2009
* British Columbia government website home page relaunched; same old Campbell spin, says pundit David Schreck - December 15
* Recession Watch Bulletin # 3 - Fall 2009 (Canadian Labour Congress) - December 15
* Cancer claims Toronto City Summit Alliance Chair David Pecaut at age 54 - December 14
* [Newfoundland and Labrador] First Progress Report Shows Significant Results in Province’s Fight Against Poverty - December 14
* Auditing the Ontario Auditor General (by Reuel Amdur) - December 14
* Basic Income Earth Network Canada (BIEN Canada)
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Survey of Household Spending, 2008 - December 18
--- Consumer Price Index, November 2009 - December 17
--- Health Reports, December 2009 - December 16
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, Third quarter 2009 - December 15

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - December 20
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - U. of Wisconsin-Madison)
* [U.S.] Deal on health bill is reached (Washington Post) - December 20
* The American Juvenile Justice System - coming to a youth detention centre near you? - December 14
* [U.S.] State-Level Data Show Recovery Act Protecting Millions from Poverty (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - December 17
* [New York City] Welfare Rolls Grow in City, but Increase Is Modest (New York Times) - December 16
* Minimum-Income Benefits in OECD Countries: Policy Design, Effectiveness and Challenges (Institute for the Study of Labor) - December 2009
* Principles and Practicalities for Measuring Child Poverty in the Rich Countries (Institute for the Study of Labor) - April 2005
* [International, Guaranteed Annual Income] - NewsFlash 59, December 2009 (Basic Income Earth Network) - December 15
* Australian Policy Online - recent content
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - December 2009

- December 13, 2009
* In From the Margins: A Call to Action on Poverty, Housing and Homelessness (Senate of Canada - Subcommittee on Cities) - December 8
* Millions wasted on welfare : 2009 Annual Report of the Auditor General of Ontario - December 7
* Government of Canada Launches Consultations on the Second Phase of Canada's Economic Action Plan - December 11
* Human Rights Day - December 10
* Where to draw the line on child poverty (Andrew Coyne in Macleans.ca) - December 8
* Beyond the crisis: Ten propositions for a resurgence of the progressive movement (Ed Broadbent speech, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - December 3
* Future to Discover: Interim Impacts Report (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation) - July 2009
*
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) relaunches its website + Policy Note("a progressive take on BC issues")
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Social participation of children with disabilities, 2006 - December 11
--- Defining disability in the Participation and Activity Limitation Survey - December 11
--- Study: Differences in Canadian and US income levels, 1961 to 2008 - December 10
--- Adult and youth correctional services: Key indicators, 2008/2009 - December 8
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - December 12
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - U. of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Australian Policy Online - recent content:
--- Growing up in Australia 2008-09 - Posted December 4
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - December 2009

- December 6, 2009
* National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women - December 6
* New from the Daily Bread Food Bank and the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
--- Developing a Deprivation Index: The Research Process - December 2009
--- Testing the Validity of the Ontario Deprivation Index - December 2
* National housing summit: Ministers give themselves a collective pat on the back as millions suffer in poor homes (Wellesley Institute) - December 4
* [Manitoba] Poverty statistics misleading (By Harvey Stevens in the Winnipeg Free Press) - December 5
* Canada's Economic Action plan: A Fourth Report to Canadians (Government of Canada)
- December 2
* Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy, 2009 Annual Report (Government of Ontario) - December 2
*
Making Good on the Promise: Evaluating Year One of Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy (25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction) - December 2
*
Ontario welfare news from the Toronto Star:
--- Ontario appoints welfare review advisory group
- December 2
--- Welfare reform creeps at snail's pace - November 30

* Pandemic Planning and Homelessness Research Network (Homeless Hub) - December 1
* Canada must soon report to the UN on poverty and violence against women (Georgia Straight) - November 26
*
Boom and Bust: The Growing Income Gap in Saskatchewan (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - September 2009
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, November 2009 - December 4
--- Ontario Material Deprivation Survey, 2008 - December 4
--- Survey of Older Workers, 2008 - December 4

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - December 6
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - U. of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Poverty keeps growing in the U.S. but the press is almost blind to it (Nieman Watchdog) - November 30
* The State of World Population 2009 (United Nations Population Fund) - November 18
*
Australian Policy Online - recent content:
|--- Australia's welfare 2009 - November 17
--- How expensive is the welfare state? - December 1

* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - December 2009

- November 29, 2009
* 2009 Report Cards on Child and Family Poverty in Canada and [selected] provinces (Campaign 2000) - November 24

* Corporate 'welfare' hit $200B in 13 years: Report
(Fraser Institute) - November 28
* Mincome Manitoba remembered... (Winnipeg Free Press) - November 28
* Release of The Fiscal Monitor for September 2009 (Finance Canada) - November 27
* A Stronger Foundation: Pension Reform and Old Age Security (Monica Townson for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - November 25
* Study : Hope and a home for more than 1,300 street people across Canada (Mental Health Commission of Canada) - November 23

* Health Care in Canada 2009 (Canadian Institute for Health Information) - October 29
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canada's population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2009 - November 27
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, September 2009
- November 26
--- Access and Support to Education and Training Survey, 2008 - November 25
--- Employment Insurance, September 2009 - November 24
--- Study: Quality of employment in the Canadian immigrant labour market, 2008 - November 23
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - November 29
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - U. of Wisconsin-Madison)
* [U.S] Food stamp use soars as stigma fades (New York Times) - November 28
* Australian Policy Online - recent content
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - November 2009

- November 22, 2009
* November 24 : Promise to Canada's children remains unkept after 20 years (Campaign 2000 )
* New B.C. bill could cut off social assistance for minor offences (Victoria Times Colonist) - November 20
* How to make real progress against poverty (Hugh Segal in The Globe and Mail) - November 17
* Hunger Count 2009 - report on hunger and food bank use in Canada (Food Banks Canada) - November 17
* What's new in Nova Scotia:
--- Nova Scotia Economic Advisory Panel offers no help to the poor - November 14
--- Addressing Nova Scotia's Fiscal Challenge : A report prepared by the Nova Scotia Economic Advisory Panel - November 2009
--- Premier : No balanced budget next year despite campaign promise - November 17
--- Province of Nova Scotia Financial Review Interim Report (Deloitte) - August 7
--- Nova Scotia 2009–2010 Budget - September 24
* [Ontario] Endorse the Disability Declaration (ODSP [Ontario Disability Support Program] Action Coalition)
* Ontario Social Assistance Rates Effective November / December 2009 (Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Support for New Brunswick's Poverty Reduction Plan (New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal) - November 16, 17
* [Ontario] What's new from The Wellesley Institute:
--- Reality check: Ontario gives housing dollars with one hand, takes away with other - November 16
---
Communities Speak : A summary of the 2009 Provincial Housing Consultations - November 2009
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Leading indicators, October 2009 - November 19
--- 2006 Census maps - November 19
--- Consumer Price Index, October 2009 - November 18
--- Health Reports, November 2009 - November 18
----- Income disparities in health-adjusted life expectancy for Canadian adults, 1991 to 2001
----- Social class, gender and time use: Implications for the social determinants of body weight?
----- Risk factors and chronic conditions among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - November 21
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* New/recent from the U.S. Dept of Agriculture:
--- Household Food Security in the United States, 2008
- November 16
--- A Comparison of Household Food Security in Canada and the United States - December 2008
* The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2009 (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) - October 14
* Australian Policy Online - recent content
* State of The World’s Children report commemorates 20 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNICEF) - November 19
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - November 2009

- November 15, 2009
* Mind the Gap in Canadian unemployment stats (Globe and Mail) - November 9
* Overcoming Poverty Together: The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan (New Brunswick Social Development) - November 13
* [Ontario] More Support For Crown Ward Students [Seven new Crown Ward Education Championship Teams] (Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities) - November 12
* [Ontario] Ontario Court of Appeal decides immigration sponsors are not automatically responsible for family debts (Globe and Mail, Toronto Star) - November 12
* Stop clawback of child benefits, P.E.I. urged (CBC) - November 12
* What's New from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
--- A Poverty Reduction Strategy for Nova Scotia - November 2009
--- The Three Ghosts of Poverty - October 2009
* Parliament should pass Bill C-304; Canada urgently needs national housing plan (The Wellesley Institute) - November 5
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
-Canadian Economic Observer November 2009 - November 12
----- What does the Pension Satellite Account tell about Canada’s pension system?
- Summary Table - Key Indicators (October 2007 -October 2009)
- General Social Survey: An Overview, 2009 - November 12
- Study: Canada's employment downturn, October 2008 to October 2009 - November 12

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - November 15
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Million-Dollar Murray: Why problems like homelessness may be easier to solve than to manage (Gladwell.com) - February 13
* Controversy and conversation continue about the transparency of microcredit lending organizations
* Australian Policy Online - recent content
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - November 2009

- November 8, 2009
* Spending on students makes sense (Drop Fees campaign) - November 7
* How a Living Wage Can Reduce Poverty in Manitoba (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba Office) - November 4
* [Ontario] Social Planning Toronto Community News - November 3
* [British Columbia] Legal Aid Changes Planned for 2010 (BC Legal Services Society) - November 3
* Isthatlegal.ca (Ontario) - Legal Guides to Ontario and Canadian Law - Updated to November 2009
* Canadians Want More Effective Government, Better Social Safety Net (Royal Roads University - Victoria BC) - November 3
* 2009 November Report of the Auditor General of Canada - November 3
* New from Library of Parliament Research Publications:
--- The Canada Social Transfer
- July 23
--- Eliminating Poverty Among Working Families: Funding Scenarios
- October 15
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, October 2009 - November 6
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, August 2009 - November 3
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - November 8
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* [U.S.]
CIA: The World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency)
* [U.S.] House Democrats pass health-care bill (Washington Post) - November 8
* [U.S.] What's new from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP):
--- Measure by Measure: the Current Poverty Measure v. the National Academy of Sciences Measures - November 4
--- A Tool to Examine State Child Care Subsidy Policies and Promote Stable, Quality Care for Low-Income Babies and Toddlers - November 2
--- TANF Emergency Funds: State Applications Approved as of October 27, 2009 - November 2
--- Analysis of Fiscal Year 2008 TANF and MOE Spending by States - October 28
--- Questions and Answers about the TANF Emergency Fund - November 2
--- What the TANF Emergency Fund Can Do For Your Cash-Strapped State (CLASP Audio Conference scheduled for Monday, November 16)
--- Cash Assistance since Welfare Reform - August 6
--- The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant - August 6
* [U.S.] The Impact of State Income Taxes on Low-Income Families in 2008 (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - November 4
* [International] The welfare effects of social mobility (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) - October 28
* [United Kingdom] Dynamic Benefits: Towards Welfare That Works (Centre for Social Justice - U.K.) - September 16
* Australian Policy Online - recent content
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - November 2009

- November 1 , 2009
* We're All in This Together [Newsletter] - Fall 2009 inaugural issue (Recession Relief Coalition)
* The three ghosts of poverty: Being a caregiver can affect your financial health (Toronto Star) - October 31
* Possibilities and Prospects: The Debate Over a Guaranteed Income (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - October 30
* Canada’s Long Road to Economic Recovery (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - October 29
* B.C. introduces controversial homeless law: Assistance to Shelter Act
(CTV) - October 29
* Can we have an adult conversation about taxes? (Toronto Star) - October 26

* Acceptance Remarks by Marge Reitsma-Street upon receipt of the Dick Weiler Award - October 14
* Fact Sheet: Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Adjudication of Addictions (CLEONet) - August 2009
* New from CBC Prince Edward Island:
--- Prince Edward Island bumps up welfare allowances
- August 27
--- Bread and butter' for children on welfare
- October 29
--- Social assistance rates under constant review - October 30
* [Ontario] Five benchmarks for social assistance (Toronto Star) - October 27
* Two New Studies Released by Vanier Institute - October 27
--- Children & Cities: Planning to Grow Together
--- "Caution! Kids at Play?" Unstructured Time Use among Children and Adolescents
* Minister of Finance Modernizes Federal Pension Framework (Finance Canada ) - October 27
* Mortality among residents of shelters, rooming houses, and hotels in Canada: 11 year follow-up study (British Medical Journal ) - October 26
* Canadian Policy Research Networks closing its doors at the end of 2009 - October 26
* Employment Insurance data don't count those who run out (The Globe and Mail) - October 26
* Record investment of more than $820 million for affordable housing in Quebec (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) - October 26
* Release of The Fiscal Monitor for August 2009 (Finance Canada) - October 23
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2009 - October 29
--- Juristat (justice statistics) - October 2009
------- Homicide in Canada, 2008
------- Trends in police-reported serious assaults
------- Parenting after separation and divorce: a profile of arrangements for spending time with and making decisions for children
------- Victim services in Canada, 2007/2008
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - October 31
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* World Bank PovertyNet Newsletter #130, October 2009
* [International] 2009 Prosperity Index (American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research) - October 26
* Australian Policy Online - recent content
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - October 2009

- October 25, 2009
* [Ontario] Why don't we want the poor to own anything? (John Stapleton for the Metcalf Foundation) - October 21
* Government of Ontario 2009 Fall Economic Statement - October 22
* Retirement Lost (The Globe and Mail) - seven-part series (October 16 - 23)
* What's New from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) in September 2009:
----- Proposed measure to extend Employment Insurance (EI) regular benefits for long-tenured workers
-----
New Horizons for Seniors Program — Call for Proposals for Capital Assistance Funding
* [Ontario] Hard Hit : Impact of the Economic Downturn on Nonprofit Community Services in Ontario (Social Planning Network of Ontario) - October 21
* [Ontario] The Impact of the Economic Downturn for Ontario's Food Banks (Ontario Association of Food Banks - OAFB) - October 2009
* New from CARP (formerly the Canadian Association of Retired Persons):
----- Time for a Universal Pension Plan - September 2009
----- Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance Pre-budget consultations - August 14
* 173 Million Stand Up Against Poverty (Stand Against Poverty) - October 20
* [New Brunswick] Cut the roots of poverty with a living wage [and a guaranteed annual income!] (Telegraph-Journal) - October 21
* Recent releases from Mapleleafweb:
--- Federal Fiscal Policy in Canada: History, Operation, and Trends in the Global Recession
- October 13
--- Employment Insurance in Canada: History, Structure and Issues - September 22
* [Ontario] Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, July to September 2009 (Ministry of Community & Social Services)
* Ontario :
Human Rights Legal Support Centre
*
This Week in (mostly) Ontario Social Policy News (30+ links)
* November 24 is the 20th Anniversary of Parliament’s Pledge to Eradicate Child Poverty by 2000 (Campaign 2000 /Canada Without Poverty) - October 19
* British Columbia law to deny welfare to "people with outstanding warrants"; wording too loose says NDP (The Tyee) - October 19
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Perspectives on Labour and Income - October 2009 issue - October 23
---Changes in parental work time and earnings (October 2009)
---Work–life balance of older workers (October 2009)
--- University tuition fees, 2009/2010 - October 20
--- Leading indicators, September 2009 - October 20
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - October 25
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Australian Policy Online - recent content
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - October 2009

- October 18, 2009
* Close Encounters of the Thirties Kind
(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - October 13
* International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - October 17
* Anti-poverty march slams N.B. for inaction (CBC New Brunswick) - October 17
*
[Winnipeg] Consensus growing to fight poverty (Winnipeg Free Press) - October 16
* Petition for a Canadian Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) : Citizen's Income
* [Ontario] Commitments Made; Action Taken? (25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction) - eBulletin for October 14
* 2009 Weiler Award - University of Toronto, October 14
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, September 2009 - October 16
--- Study: Family violence and shelters for abused women, 2007 -
October 15
--- Canadian Economic Observer October 2009 - October 15
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours July 2009 - October 15

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - October 18
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Australian Policy Online - recent content
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - October 2009

- October 11, 2009
* Stand Up and Take Action - End Poverty NOW. (October 16-18)
* New Brunswick Welfare minister slams his government on poverty issues; Premier promises more cash - October 8-9
* What Can We Do About Pensions? (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - October 8
* 2009 Weiler Award - University of Toronto, October 14
* What's new from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
--- Why We Need a First Nations Education Act - October 2009
--- Talking Turkey on Taxes - October 2009
* No Relief in Sight This Thanksgiving: 1700 Ontarians “Do the Math” and Find Social Assistance Rates Don’t Add Up (Poverty Watch Ontario) - October 8
* Language Portal of Canada Launched, Termium terminology and linguistic data bank now free of charge (Government of Canada) - October 8
* How federal and provincial benefits get wiped out with wage increases (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - October 6
* Vital Signs reports for 16 Canadian cities released (Community Foundations of Canada) - October 6

*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, September 2009 - October 9
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - October 11
* The Virtual Museum of Canada
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Social Rights (new U.S.-based international site)
* New / recent from the U.S. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:
--- The Safety Net’s Response to the Recession - October 8
--- Policy Basics: An Introduction to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) - Revised March 19
--- Overview of the TANF Provisions in the Economic Recovery Act - February 26
--- Online Information About Key U.S. State Low-Income Benefit Programs - Revised April 27
--- Food Stamps On-Line: A Review of State Government Food Stamp Websites - Updated July 8
* 2009 Human Development Report (United Nations Development Programme) - October 5
* International conference papers : Social Policy Association Conference (Edinburgh, Scotland) - June 29 to July 1, 2009
--- An Approach to Canada’s Child Poverty Problem…or Not? - By Thomas Brenner
--- Universal Basic Income: Reconsidering the Administrative Factor - By Jurgen de Wispelaere and Lindsay Stirton
--- Individualization, Citizenship, and Low Income Lone Mothers’ Caring “Choices” in Canada and Great Britain: Gender, Race, and Class Still Matter
- By Amber Gazso
--- Gender and Social Citizenship in Historical Perspective: The Development of Welfare Policy in England and Wales from the Poor Law to Beveridge - By Bernard Harris
--- The Political Practices of Disjointed and Directed Incrementalism: Federal Child Benefits and Childcare in Canada - By Grant Holly
--- Citizen’s Income* and the Crash: Credit, Debt and Citizen’s Income
- By Bill Jordan
--- Supporting Sole-Support Parents on Welfare in Canada - By Tracy Peressini
--- Welfare reform, neo-liberalization and bio-politics- By Jane Pulkingham and Sylvia Fuller
---The ‘deserving’ rich? Inequality, morality and social policy - By Karen Rowlingson and Stuart Connor
--- The foundations of welfare: Bruges and Ypres - By Paul Spicker
* Australian Policy Online - recent content
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - October 2009

- October 4 , 2009
* Canada's Economic Plan : Third Report to Canadians (Finance Canada) - September 2009
* Release of The Fiscal Monitor for July 2009 (Finance Canada) - October 2
* Bill to create national housing plan passes second reading in House of Commons today (Wellesley Institute) - September 30
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Census 2006 Maps - October 1
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, July 2009 - September 30
--- Canada's population estimates, second quarter 2009 - September 29
--- Employment Insurance, July 2009 - September 28
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - October 4
* 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. Census Bureau - September 2009
--- Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Receipt in the Past 12 Months for Household
--- America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2007
--- Poverty: 2007 and 2008
---
Median Household Income for States: 2007 and 2008
*
[Europe] Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress - September 2009
*
Australian Policy Online - recent content:
--- Accumulating poverty? Women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle (Australian Human Rights Commission) - September 16
--- Health expenditure Australia 2007-08 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) - October 1
--- A picture of Australia's children 2009 - June 17
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - September 2009

- September 27, 2009
* The Affordability Gap: Spending differences between Canada's rich and poor (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - September 23
* Proposed indicators of poverty, inequality and social exclusion to measure progress in Québec (Centre d'étude sur la pauvreté et l'exclusion) - September 24
* New from The Wellesley Institute:
--- Big news: Ontario inclusionary housing legislation passes second reading - September 24
--- $125 billion for banks; $2 billion for affordable housing - September 24
* From IsThatLegal.ca:
--- Ontario Works (welfare) law - updated to May 2009
--- Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Law - updated to May 2009
* Ontario: Pressure on Premier McGuinty to act on the Pascal Blueprint for Early Learning (People for Education) - September 22
* Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal
* New on the Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) website:
--- Independent Living Accounts: Leaving Homelessness in the Past - June 2009
--- Financial Inclusion for Homeless Persons and Those At Risk - Spring 2008
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Study: Canadian nine-year-olds at school, 2006/2007 - September 25
--- Health and employment - September 25
--- Births, 2007 - September 22
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - September 27
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* A Tiny (Tobin) Tax Could Do a World of Good (New York Times) - September 23

* New from the World Forum of Civil Society Networks - UBUNTU
--- UN to establish a new single entity for women's rights defense - September 14
--- UNIFEM has released the report Progress of the World's Women 2008/2009 - July 30
*
Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion (CERC, Paris) Bulletin - selected content
--- Measuring the size andimpact of public cash support for children in cross-national perspective - August 2009
--- Poverty, inequality and human rights - September 2009
--- The welfare effects of social mobility - September 2009
--- Early childhood education and care : Key lessons from research for policy makers - June 2009
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - September 2009

- September 20, 2009
* Canada’s Record on Poverty Among The Worst of Developed Countries—And Slipping (Conference Board of Canada) - September 17
* Action Plan to Eliminate Poverty in Calgary (Poverty Talks - Calgary antipoverty coalition) - September 18
* Conservatives buy some time with new Employment Insurance proposals, fall election not so likely - September 15
* Government of Canada Moves to Implement Home Renovation Tax Credit and Other Outstanding Measures -
September 14
* New Prince Edward Island Social Assistance Policy Manual - September 2009
* Counting Women In: A Toolkit for Rural Action on Poverty (Grey Bruce Ôntario] Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee) - June 2009
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canadian Economic Accounts, Second quarter 2009 - September 18
--- Consumer Price Index, August 2009 - September 17, 2009
--- Leading indicators, August 2009 - September 17, 2009
--- Canadian Social Trends - Winter 2009 - September 17, 2009
--- Developmental pathways leading to obesity in childhood - September 16, 2009
--- National balance sheet accounts, second quarter 2009 - September 14

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - September 20
(includes Early childhood education and care in Canada, 2008 - Released September 15)
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Minimum Income Standard (Britain)
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - September 2009

- September 13, 2009
* Recession Relief Coalition - new website
* Ontario welfare caseload statistics and incomes, July 2009 (Open Policy [John Stapleton] + Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services)
* Low Income in Canada: 2000-2007 Using the Market Basket Measure (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada) - August 2009
* What's new from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy - September 9
--- Student Aid Meets Social Assistance - September 2009
--- All Aboard Manitoba’s Poverty Train - September 2009
--- New Ingredients for the Health Care Mix - September 2009
--- Supporting Working Canadian Families: The Role of Employment Insurance Special Benefits - September 2009
* Treatment of Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs) under provincial/territorial welfare programs - Updated to 09/09 (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
* Tories to introduce own EI reform (Globe and Mail) - September 7
* Drug/Alcohol Testing & Welfare Recipients - an Ontario Oldie Goldie (2000) - from the Alcohol Policy Network
* From Homeless to Home (video) - Alliance to End Homelessness in Ottawa
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canadian Economic Observer - September 2009 issue - September 11
--- Study: Trends in gross domestic product and self-employment of unincorporated enterprises, 1987 to 2005 - September 10
--- Back to school – September 2009 - September 8
--- Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective - September 8

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - September 13
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* [U.S.] Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2008 (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - September 10
* A new poverty measure for the U.S.? (Center for American Progress) - August 25
* Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) : Eighth Annual Report to Congress (Department of Health and Human Services) - June 2009
* President Obama's Speech to the Joint Session of Congress on Health Care Reform - September 9
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - September 2009

- September 7, 2009
* Time for a “Made in Ontario” Working Income Tax Benefit (Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity and Open Policy Ontario) - September 2
* The Fraser Institute and the Flat Earth Society
(National Union of Public and General Employees) - September 3
* BC September Budget Update 2009 (Government of British Columbia) - September 1
* Women’s Poverty and the Recession (Monica Townson, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - September 2009
* Government of Canada supports women's economic security (Minister of State , Status of Women) - September 2
* B.C. about to have lowest minimum wage in Canada (BC Federation of Labour) - August 31
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, August 2009 - September 4
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours June 2009 - September 2
--- Canadian economic accounts, second quarter 2009 and June 2009 - August 31
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, June 2009 - August 28

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - September 7
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* [U.S.] Out of Work, Too Down to Search On, and Uncounted (New York Times) - September 7
* [U.S.] Nearly 1 in 5 older Americans believed to be in poverty --- almost double the official rate (Grand Forks Herald) - September 4
* Doing Better for Children (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) - September 1
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - September 2009

- August 30, 2009
*
Prince Edward Island increases its welfare allowances - August 27
* Federal program aims to get mentally ill off streets (CBC News) - August 25
* Social Policy and the Recession: A passive or transformative response? Conference - Queen's University (Kingston) - August 17-19
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Employment Insurance, June 2009 - August 25
--- Two articles from Perspectives on Labour and Income - August 2009 issue - August 25
***** Pathways into the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
***** Family work patterns

*
Internet Petitions, Shminternet Petitions.
*
No Way Home - Youth Homelessness - 2004 (CBC Fifth Estate)
* 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)

* A minimum income standard for Britain in 2009 (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) - July 2009
*
OECD: Policy Briefs (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) - Reviewed by: The Scout Report
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - August 2009

- August 24, 2009
* Guaranteed Income in Canada - A Workshop (Ottawa - October 1-2) - BIEN [Basic Income Earth Network] Canada
* Not much of a national housing summit today without the feds at the table (Michael Shapcott, Wellesley Institute) - August 19
* Down But Not Out (homelessness) - Ronzig
* Media roundup - mostly Ontario (from Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre in Toronto)
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, July 2009 - August 19
--- Leading indicators, July 2009 - August 19

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - August 24
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* United States Health Care Reform update - August 23
*
Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion (CERC, Paris) Bulletin - selected content from July 2009
--- The emperor's new suit : Global poverty estimates reappraised
--- An exploratory analysis of financial difficulties among those living below the poverty line in Ireland
--- A path-dependent poverty measure
--- A portrait of the youth labor market in 13 countries : 1980-2007
---
U.S. Health Care Reform update
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - August 2009

- August 16, 2009
* Tories would leave jobless workers behind (Mike Savage and Marlene Jennings in the Toronto Star) - August 12
* Foster Care Council of Canada

* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canadian Economic Observer, August 2009 - August 13
--- Canadian Economic Observer: Historical Statistical Supplement (1961 to 2008) - August 13

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - August 16
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* AgeSource/AgeStats Worldwide (AARP - formerly called the American Association of Retired Persons)
* United States Health Care Reform update - August 10
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - Summer 2009

- August 9, 2009
* Report on New Brunswick poverty reduction dialogue sessions released (New Brunswick Social Development) - August 6
* Premiers Agree on EI Reforms and Call for a Retirement Income Summit (Council of the Federation) - August 6
* Now, more than ever, Canadians count on Premiers' leadership to reduce poverty (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - August 5
* Finance Ministers to Discuss Economy and Retirement Income Adequacy at December Meeting (Finance Canada) - August 5
* What's new from Social Planning Toronto:
---Toronto and Ottawa Raise Their Voices on Housing! - Housing Network of Ontario Update - Posted August 4
--- Submit a Brief to Federal Pre-Budget Consultations - Posted August 4
--- Toronto’s Social Landscape – 10-Year Trends, 1996-2006 - June 2009
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, July 2009 - August 7
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, May 2009 - August 7
--- Canadian Social Trends, August 2009 online edition - August 6
--- Study: Update on long-term trends in Canada's productivity performance, 1961 to 2008 - August 4
* Pundits' Guide to Canadian Federal Elections
* Media roundup
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - August 9
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* [U.S.] A report on Hate Crimes and Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness, 2008 (National Coalition for the Homeless) - August 2009
* OECD Factbook eXplorer (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - Summer 2009

- August 2, 2009
* A brief history of pensions. Pay attention because you may be about to lose yours (Thomas Walkom in The Toronto Star) - August 1
* Employment Insurance (EI) Claims Surge (Progressive Economics Forum Blog) - July 28
* A Living Wage for Families (British Columbia)
* Social/Income Assistance for Immigrants to Canada (Canada International - Government of Canada)
* New Research Products from the Centre for the Study of Living Standards
--- Median Wages and Productivity Growth in Canada and the United States
--- Final Report of the Advisory Panel on Labour Market Information (LMI) - May 2009
--- Best Practices in Labour Market Information: Recommendations for Canada's LMI System - July 2009
--- Canadian Index of Wellbeing - June 10
--- The Effect of Increasing Aboriginal Educational Attainment on the Labour Force, Output and the Fiscal Balance - May 21
--- The Ontario-Quebec Continental Gateway: A Situational Analysis of Human Resources Needs - May 13
--- A Review of the Potential Impacts of the Métis Human Resources Development Agreements in Canada - May 12
--- A new multifactor productivity database for Canada and the provinces
* Picturing poverty: Ontario's new Material Deprivation Index (Citizens for Public Justice and Daily Bread Food Bank) - July 9
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, May 2009 - July 30
--- Employment Insurance, May 2009 - July 28

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - August 2
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL (children's rights newsletter) - July 2009

- July 26, 2009
* National Disability Savings advertising campaign launched (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada) - July 6
* Québec Handy Numbers, 2009 Edition - Revised April 2009 (Institut statistique du Québec)
* What's new at the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen's University (IIGR)
--- Call for Paper Proposals : 2009 Special Series on the Federal Dimensions of Reform of the Supreme Court of Canada
--- All IIGR publications back to 1976 are now available free online in the Publications Archive
--- summer reading list : IIGR Working Papers
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2008 - July 23
--- Study: Guaranteed Income Supplement update, 2006 - July 22
--- Barriers to training access - July 22
--- Gambling - July 22
--- Police-reported crime statistics, 2008 - July 21
--- Incarceration of Aboriginal people in adult correctional services - July 21
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - July 19
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* U.S. Health Care Reform : an update (Wellesley Institute) - July 21
* Australian Policy Online

- July 19, 2009
* Home ownership still out of reach for most low, moderate income households (Wellesley Institute) - July 14
* Stepping Forward: The Atkinson Legacy in Action (2008 Annual Report) - July 2009
* Stephen Harper: “I don't believe that any taxes are good taxes” - EH?
* Canadian links and more from AcademicInfo
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, June 2009 - July 17
--- Leading indicators, June 2009 - July 17
--- University enrolment, 2007/2008 - July 13
--- University degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded, 2007 - July 13
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - July 19
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* An Ambitious Plan to Reform US Health Care (Wellesley Institute) - July 16
* Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion (CERC, Paris) Bulletin - selected recent content:
--- President Obama and antipoverty policy : What does the stimulus bill do to fight poverty, educate citizens and improve public health? - March 2009
--- Unemployment compensation in a worldwide recession
- June 2009
--- A minimum income standard for Britain in 2009
- April 2009
* Australian Policy Online:
--- Poverty versus inequality - July 6

- July 12, 2009
* Decisions of the Women’s Court Of Canada - Gosselin v. Quebec, 2006 (Women's Court) - July 8
* Best Interests of the Child: Meaning and Application in Canada (Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children) - June 2009
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, June 2009 - July 10
---Study: Education and labour market transitions in young adulthood, 2000 to 2008 - July 9
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours April 2009 - July 9
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - July 12
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009 (Childstats.gov) - July 11
* Civil Legal Aid in the United States: An Update for 2009 (Center for Law and Social Policy) - July 7
* U.S. Safety Net Effective at Fighting Poverty, But Has Weakened for the Very Poorest (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - July 6
* California's Budget Deficit and Welfare Cuts - July 9
* Bretton Woods Update No.66, June/July 2009 (Bretton Woods Project)
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL - (Child Rights Information Network newsletter)

- July 5, 2009
* Local Housing Initiatives Across Canada - Canadian Housing E-Map (Wellesley Institute) - July 3
* What's new from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (June 2009):
--- Office for Disability Issues consultation on the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
--- National Elder Abuse Awareness campaign & website launched, new Call for Proposals under the New Horizons for Seniors program
--- Office of Literacy and Essential Skills has developed a Literacy and Essential Skills Toolkit for employers, learners and practitioners
* Canada’s Declining Social Safety Net: The Case for Employment Insurance Reform (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - June 2009
* [British Columbia] Second Report on the Health and Well-being of Aboriginal People in BC in 2007 (Office of the Provincial Health Officer) - Released June 25
* Winning and Losing at Welfare : Saskatchewan and Canada, 1981-1989 (University of Regina)
- September 1989
* [Newfoundland and Labrador] Programs and Services for Individuals and Families Guidebook (NL Poverty Reduction Strategy) - April 2009
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Canada at a Glance 2009 - July 3
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - July 5
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* [United States] The State of the Nation's Housing 2009 (Joint Center for Housing Studies) - June 22
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- June 28, 2009
* [British Columbia] Campbell turns back on kids (Victoria Times Colonist)
- June 27
* Aboriginal Children’s Health: Leaving No Child Behind (UNICEF Canada) - June 24
* Manitoba’s poverty reduction plan : All Aboard – Destination Unknown (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - June 22
* [Ontario] Social Assistance Rate Restructuring and the Ontario Child Benefit : fact sheet (Income Security Advocacy Centre) - June 2009
* Ontario Social Assistance Review - new website (Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Fighting Hunger : Who’s Hungry - 2009 Profile of Hunger in the Greater Toronto Area (Daily Bread Food Bank) - June 18
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- General Social Survey: How social networks help Canadians deal with major change, 2008 - June 26
--- Canadian Community Health Survey, 2008 - June 26
--- Health Profile - June 25
--- Health Indicators 2009 - June 25
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, April 2009 - June 25
--- Canada's population estimates, first quarter 2009 - June 23
--- International differences in low-paid work - June 23
--- Employment Insurance, April 2009 - June 22
--- National balance sheet accounts, first quarter 2009 - June 22
--- Sub-provincial and demographic overview - June 22
* 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)
* The State of the World’s Children, 2009: Maternal and Newborn Health (United Nations Children's Fund) - January 2009
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)
* The Federal Role in Poverty Reduction in Canada (my speaking notes)

- June 21, 2009
* National Aboriginal Day - June 21
* With Our Best Future in Mind: Implementing Early Learning in Ontario (Government of Ontario) - June 15
* Finding Home: Policy Options for Addressing Homelessness in Canada (The Homeless Hub) - June 18
* [BC] Death Lurks in an Empty Cupboard : In Canada's poorest neighbourhood, bad diets hasten illness and death (The Tyee) - June 19
* [BC] Downtown Eastside (DTES) rents through the roof says report (Carnegie Community Action Project) - June 18
* [Ontario] ISAC Update (newsletter) (Income Security Advocacy Centre) - June 2009
* Consolidated government investments in housing up across Canada (Wellesley Institute) - June 16
* New index to the testimony at the 2009 Parliamentary Committee study on the federal contribution to reducing poverty in Canada (Feb.- Jun. 2009) - June 15
* Social Planning Toronto : 2009 Research Roundtable Proceedings - June 14
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- First Nations people: Selected findings of the 2006 Census - June 19
--- Consumer Price Index, May 2009 - June 18
--- Leading indicators, May 2009 - June 17
--- Government finance: Revenue, expenditure and surplus, fiscal year ending March 31, 2009 - June 16
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - June 21
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Bulletin N°181 - Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion (Paris) - June 15, 2009
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- June 14, 2009
* Recession Relief Fund Coalition - June 10
* Statement of G8 Finance Ministers (Finance Canada) - June 13
* Canada’s non-profit maze: A scan of legislation and regulation impacting revenue generation in the non-profit sector (Wellesley Institute) - May 2009
* Summer Reading List 2009:
--- Parliamentary Committee study: The Federal Contribution to Reducing Poverty in Canada (Feb.- Jun. 2009)
--- Making Sense Out Of Dollars, 2007-2008 - Federal Government Revenues, Expenditures, Deficits and Surpluses from 1994-1995 to 2007-2008
* [Ottawa] From Homeless to Home Project (Alliance to End Homelessness in Ottawa) - June 2009
* Canadian Index of Wellbeing : First Report of the Institute of Wellbeing - June 10
* The Economic Well-Being of Canadians: Is there a Growing Gap? (Chris Sarlo, Fraser Institute) - May 2009
* Nova Scotia voters elect NDP Majority (Election 2009) - June 9
* [ Ontario ] ISAC UPDATE - April 2009 (Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Canada to UN: We'll decide what rights we will choose to observe... (Wellesley Institute Blog) - June 8
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds) - June 11
--- Study: A National Accounts perspective on recent financial events, 2008 - June 11
--- Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 2007 - June 8
--- Pension plans in Canada as of January 2008 - June 8
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - June 14
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- June 7, 2009
* Canadian Government to United Nations Human Rights Council: "No national antipoverty strategy for us --- that's a provincial responsibility." - June 5
* A new architecture for social assistance in Ontario? (John Stapleton in the Toronto Star) - June 2
* British Columbia: the Premier, Employment Insurance and welfare - June 5
* Another view of Canada's Social Forum (held in Calgary May 19-22)
* Tax Freedom Day is June 6 this year: The Fraser Institute - June 5
* $30-Million strategy opening doors for Manitobans with Disability (Manitoba Family Services and Housing) - June 4
* First Nations news:
---Tories plan First Nations overhaul - June 3
--- Assembly of First Nations National Chief Fontaine Retiring - June 4
--- Analysis of Bill C-8: Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act
* National Hunger Awareness Day, June 2 (Food Banks Canada)
* A Poverty Reduction Plan for Canada: the role of the federal government in poverty reduction (25-in-5 Network for Poverty Reduction) - June 1
* Saskatchewan - New Disability Income Support Program starting in Fall 2009
* Two reports from Social Assistance in the New Economy (U. of Toronto)
--- Work, Health and Hunger among Current and Former Welfare Recipients in Toronto (2008)
--- Welfare Time Limits: Symbolism and Practice (2008)
* Ontario gets set to launch provincial housing consultation - May 31
* Nova Scotia Provincial Election 2009 : Tuesday, June 9
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, May 2009 - June 5
--- Income of Canadians, 2007 - June 3
--- Low income cut-offs for 2008 and low income measures for 2007 - June 3
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - June 3
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Tackling Inequalities: 10 Years On (U.K. Department of Health) - May 7
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- May 31, 2009
* The Fiscal Monitor for March 2009 (Finance Canada) - May 29
* British Columbia welfare numbers show continued climb in April (Ministry of Housing and Social Services) - May 29
* Finance Ministers Indicate Canada Pension Plan is Financially Sound (Department of Finance Canada) - May 25
* Employment Insurance - selected readings
* Wake Up Call: The National Vision and Voice We Need for Rural Canada (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) - May 26
* [Ontario] A better tool box for poverty reduction (Toronto Star ) - May 25
* Uninsured: Why EI is Failing Working Ontarians (Community Social Planning Council of Toronto) - May 25
* Ending Chronic Homelessness in Ottawa: Our Vision, Our Plan (Leadership Table on Homelessness) - May 22
* International Productivity Monitor - Spring 2009 Issue (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) - May 28
* Old Age Security / Canada Pension Plan Statistics and other gems from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
* Manitobans call for a poverty reduction plan (Manitoba Office - Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - May 2009
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours February 2009 - May 29
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, March 2009 - May 28
--- Employment Insurance, March 2009 - May 26
--- Perspectives on Labour and Income (May 2009 issue) - May 26
>>>>> Employment among the disabled, 1999 to 2004
>>>>> Shifting pensions, 1991 to 2006
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - May 27
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- May 24, 2009
Special Canadian Social Forum Issue (Calgary, May 19-22, 2009)

* Dignity for All - the campaign for a poverty-free Canada
* Poverty Reduction Policies and Programs, 2009 (Canadian Council on Social Development)
* The Canadian Social Forum: Some personal observations
* [Ottawa] Leadership Table on Homelessness launches 10-year plan, announces placement of 100 people in first year - May 22
+ an evaluation of Toronto’s Streets to Homes program by Nick Falvo
* AllAboard - Manitoba’s Poverty Reduction Strategy - May 21
* What's new in The Daily (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
* CRINMAIL - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- May 17, 2009
* Federal Transfers to Provinces and Territories - Updated to January 2009 (Finance Canada)
* British Columbia : Employable welfare cases up 49.8% in one year (Strategic Thoughts.com) - May 15
* International Day of Families (Vanier Institute of the Family) - May 15
* Video presentations from Ontario housing summit in Toronto on May 11, 2009 (Wellesley Institute) - May 14
* Aboriginal Skills and Training Strategic Investment Fund (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada) - May 2009
* Ontario : Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates (Apr-Jun 2009) - Ministry of Community & Social Services
* Saskatchewan launches new program for people with disabilities - May 13
* British Columbia General Election: Liberals win their third straight term - May 12
* Employment Insurance and Women: What You Should Know (New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women) - April 2009
* What's new in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Canadian Economic Observer - May 2009 - May 14
--- Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories, 2008 - May 13
--- Juristat - May 2009 - May 13:
***** Residents of Canada's shelters for abused women, 2008
***** Police-reported hate crime in Canada, 2007
***** Youth custody and community services in Canada, 2007/2008
***** Trends in police-reported drug offences in Canada
--- Canadian Social Trends, May 2009 online edition - May 12:
***** First Nations people: Selected findings of the 2006 Census
***** Going on vacation: Benefits sought from pleasure travel
***** Life in metropolitan areas
***** Who participates in active leisure?
***** Immigrants in Canada who work in a language other than English or French
***** The impact of working in a non-official language on the occupations and earnings of immigrants in Canada
***** Métis in Canada: Selected findings of the 2006 Census
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - May 13
* Canadian Social Forum (Calgary, May 19-22, 2009) - Final program
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Society at a Glance 2009 - OECD Social Indicators (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) - May 15
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL (May 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- May 10, 2009
* British Columbia General Election - May 12
* Poverty Reduction Becomes Law in Ontario: Amended Bill 152 Gets All-Party Support (25 in 5 Poverty Reduction Network) - May 6
* Our Schools/Our Selves (early childhood programs), Spring 2009 issue (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - April 27
* Nova Scotia government budget tabled, government defeated on a separate bill - May 4
* What's new in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Labour Force Survey, April 2009 - May 8
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours January 2009 - May 6
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - May 6
* Canadian Social Forum (Calgary, May 19-22, 2009) - Registration ends May 11
* Canada, the OECD and the U.N.
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Going Dutch [taxation and social benefits in Holland] (New York Times) - April 29
* Statement on the April U.S. Employment Report (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - May 8
* AgeSource/AgeStats Worldwide (American Association of Retired Persons)
* Measuring disparities in health status and in access and use of health care in OECD countries (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) - March 9
* Australian Policy Online
* CRINMAIL (May 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- May 3, 2009
* Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal launched (Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare) - April 30
* BC Provincial election coverage from Straight.com:
--- Child poverty got worse in B.C. under the Liberals - May 1
--- Child-care crisis is a B.C. election issue -
April 28
--- B.C. Liberals haven’t delivered on early child development - April 27
* Is Canada’s Employment Insurance Program Adequate? (TD Economics) - April 30
* Understanding the Link Between Welfare Policy and the Use of Food Banks (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - April 30
* Recession packs biggest wallop since 1930s: Study (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - April 28
* N.B. Liberals abandoning promise to raise social assistance rates (CBC New Brunswick) - April 29
* Delayed BC Govt. report shows no real gains in poverty reduction (The Tyee) - April 27
* Exposing the aboriginal industry (Toronto Star) - April 25
* Ola! April 2009 - E-newsletter of Citizens for Public Justice
* What's new in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada (May 2009 issue) - May 1
--- Gross domestic product by industry, February 2009 - April 30
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, February 2009 - April 29
---Employment Insurance, February 2009 - April 28
--- Provincial and territorial economic accounts, 2008 - April 27
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - April 29
* Canadian Social Forum (Calgary, May 19-22, 2009)
* 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 (April 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- April 26, 2009
* The Fiscal Monitor for February 2009 (Department of Finance Canada) - April 24
* Income Levels of BC Employment and Assistance (BCEA) Clients after They Leave Income Assistance (BC Ministry of Housing and Social Development) - April 24
* New from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
--- Canada's Shrinking Safety Net: Employment Insurance in the Great Recession - April 2009
--- Ontario Poverty Conference (June 10-12, 2009, Kitchener)
* Canadian Labour Online Newsletter - April 24 issue (Canadian Labour Congress)
* Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance hearings on Employment Insurance held April 1 (Progressive Economics Forum) - April 23
* Final Report: Canada’s Aging Population: Seizing the Opportunity (Special Senate Committee on Aging) - April 21
* What's new in The Toronto Star:
--- Frayed safety net for unemployed - April 21
--- Strengthen poverty bill - April 20
* BC Commentary: A Review of Provincial Social and Economic Trends
(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC Office) - April 21
* British Columbia Provincial Election May 12
* [Alberta] Small hike in welfare budget criticized (Edmonton Journal) - April 15
* What's new in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Study: Hours and earnings of dual-earner couples, 1997 to 2008 - April 24
--- National Graduates Survey, 2007 - April 22
--- Leading indicators, March 2009 - April 22
* Canadian Social Forum (Calgary, May 19-22, 2009)
* 2009 Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources (CAVR) Conference (Edmonton), May 31-June 3, 2009
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - April 22
* 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 (April 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- April 19, 2009
* Cost and Affordability of a Nutritious Diet in Nova Scotia : Report of 2007 Food Costing (Nova Scotia Food Security Network) - April 16
* Ontario allocates Aboriginal housing dollars, claims credit for federal funds (Wellesley Institute) - April 16
* Canada's Quiet Bargain: The Benefits of Public Spending (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - April 15
* Prince Edward Island Budget 2009 - April 16, 2009
* Yukon Budget 2009 - March 19, 2009
* What's new in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Consumer Price Index, March 2009 - April 17
* Asset-Based Social Programs: A Critical Analysis of Current Initiatives (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - May 2007
* Canadian Social Forum (Calgary, May 19-22, 2009)
* An Update on the Guaranteed Livable Income (Citizens for Public Justice + Citizen's Income Toronto)
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - April 15
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* [U.S.] Rich-Poor Gap Tripled Between 1979 and 2006 (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - April 17
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (April 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- April 13, 2009
* Redesign of Indian Government Support Programs - Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (January-May 2009)
* High rent, low income driving homelessness: researcher (The Financial Post) - April 11
* Alberta Budget 2009 : Building On Our Strength - April 7
* What's new in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Labour Force Survey, March 2009 - April 9
--- Foreign direct investment, 2008 - April 8
--- 2006 Aboriginal Population Profiles for Selected Cities and Communities: Ontario - April 7
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - April 8
* Government of Canada Web Archive
* Internet Research Tools (University at Albany Library)
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* States Slashing Social Programs for Vulnerable (New York Times) - April 11
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content:
--- Taking chances: the effect of growing up on welfare on the risky behaviour of young people - Posted 09-04-2009
--- Measuring disparities in health status and in access and use of health care in OECD countries - Posted 08-04-2009
--- She works hard for the money: Australian women and the gender divide - Posted 06-04-2009
--- International human rights law, women's rights and the Intervention - Posted 06-04-2009
--- Homeless people in the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program: National Data Collection annual report 2007-08, Australia - Posted 03-04-2009
* CRINMAIL (April 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- April 5 , 2009
* Nova Scotia Poverty Reduction Strategy (Nova Scotia Government) - April 3
* Child Poverty in British Columbia (CTV British Columbia) - March/April 2009
* Video slideshows from the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - March 27
--- The Time is Now : A Poverty Reduction Plan for BC
--- Poverty Amid Plenty : A Slideshow about Welfare in BC
* Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) payment amounts, tax years 1999 to 2008 (Canada Revenue Agency)
* What's new from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
--- Newfoundland and Labrador: Innovative Strategies in Government-Community Collaboration - April 2009
--- Paved with Good Intentions: The Failure of Passive Disability Policy in Canada - April 2009
--- Budgets for Bad Times
- April 2009
--- Comprehensive Strategies for Deep and Durable Outcomes - April 2009
--- Gender aspects of Employment Insurance - March 2009
--- “Around the Block”: A Citizen-Generated Community Newspaper in Saint John - March 2009
--- Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction: Setting the Table for Change - March 2009
--- The federal role in poverty reduction - March 10
* Minister of Finance Tables Annual Reports on Canada's Participation in World Bank, IMF and EBRD (Finance Canada) - March 31
* Fifth Report Card on Ending Homelessness in Ottawa, Jan–Dec 2008 (Alliance to End Homelessness in Ottawa) - March 31
* National Child Benefit - site re-launched, links changed, content trimmed
* What's new in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, January 2009 - March 31
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - April 1
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* U.S. to Join U.N. Human Rights Council, Reversing Bush Policy (Washington Post) - March 31
* [U.S.] Final Report of the Legislative Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020 - January 2009
* [U.S.] Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity : Poor Measurement Series - March 2009
--- Measuring Poverty in New York City
--- A Truly New Approach to Measuring Economic Inclusion
--- Revisiting the Federal Poverty Measure
* [U.S.] Asset Poverty + Policy Proposals to Reduce Poverty (Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity) - February 2009
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (April 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- March 29, 2009
* New from Finance Canada:
--- Government Implements Pension Measures - March 27
--- Release of The Fiscal Monitor- March 27
* Ontario Budget 2009-2010 - March 26
* Letter to Prime Minister Harper re. forthcoming G-20 meeting on the global financial crisis (Halifax Initiative Coalition) - March 26
* Newfoundland and Labrador Budget 2009 - March 26
* learn$ave - Intermediate Impacts of the Individual Development Accounts Project (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation) - March 26
* Manitoba Budget 2009-2010 - March 25
* New homeless report cards in Moncton, Halifax (Wellesley Institute) - March 24
* Federal government commits $60 million to improve Employment Insurance - March 24
* Human Resources and Skills Development Calls for Proposals : (a) Social Development Partnerships Program – Children and Families (b) Enabling Accessibility Fund
* [Ontario] The Role of Legislation in Reducing Poverty in Ontario - workshop (Income Security Advocacy Centre / Mennonite Central Committee) - March 23
* [BC] Last Resort: Improving Fairness and Accountability in British Columbia’s Income Assistance Program (BC Ombudsman) - March 23
* What's new in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Perspectives on Labour and Income (March 2009) - March 24
******* Earnings of women with and without children
******* The recent labour market in Canada and the United States
******* Work Absence Rates: 2008
--- Leading indicators, February 2009 - March 23
--- Consumer prices: The year 2008 in review, 2008 - March 23
--- Consumer Price Index, February 2009 - March 19
--- National balance sheet accounts, fourth quarter 2008 - March 16
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - March 25
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* [U.S.] States cope with rising homelessness (Stateline.org) - March 18
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content:
--- A good time for making work pay? Taking stock of in-work benefits and related measures across the OECD - Posted 27-03-2009
--- Child well-being and sole parent family structure in the OECD: an analysis - Posted 26-03-2009
--- Home truths: mental health, housing and homelessness in Australia - Posted 25-03-2009
--- Reforming Australia's hidden welfare state: tax expenditures as welfare for the rich - Posted 25-03-2009
* CRINMAIL (March 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- March 22, 2009
* [Ontario] McGuinty Government To Increase Ontario Child Benefit And Invest In Affordable Housing - March 20
* Alberta announces $3.2b plan to end homelessness - March 16
* What's new in The Toronto Star:
--- Recession's bite swells welfare rolls - March 20
--- What Ontario has to do to fix the hole in welfare
- March 18
--- Poverty strategy belongs in budget - March 17
--- Poverty fight must continue - March 17
* Homelessness in Canada: Past, Present, Future (David Hulchanski, University of Toronto)
* Québec Budget 2009-2010 - March 19
* Recent releases from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:
--- Income Inequality and the Pursuit of Prosperity - March 10
--- BC's Growing Gap: Family Income Inequality, 1976-2006 - March 2009
--- CCPA-Nova Scotia's Response to the Minimum Wage Review Committee Report - March 9
--- The Lead-Up : BC Election Commentary from the CCPA
--- The Trouble with Housing for Low-Income People - March 5
* Saskatchewan Budget 2009-10 - March 18, 2009
* Province of New Brunswick 2009-2010 Budget - March 17, 2009
* [Ontario] Economic crisis could stall poverty plan, minister says (Toronto Star) - March 13
* What's new in The Daily (Statistics Canada)
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - March 18
* 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 (March 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- March 15, 2009
* [Ontario] Fighting Poverty: The Best Way to Beat the Recession (Ontario Association of Food Banks) - March 12
* [Ontario / Ottawa] Welfare woes highlighted by economic slowdown: Drummond (Ottawa Business Journal) - March 12
* ActionPlan.gc.ca and Canada's Economic Action Plan Quarterly Reports + International Monetary Fund Supports Canada's Economic Action Plan (Finance Canada) - March 11
* New Brunswick Poverty Reduction Initiative Update (New Brunswick Social Development) - March 5
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Labour Force Survey, February 2009 - March 13
--- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), Third quarter 2008 - March 12
--- Child and Spousal Support: Maintenance Enforcement Survey Statistics, 2007/2008 - March 12
--- University enrolment, 2006/2007 - March 11
--- University degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded, 2006 -
March 11
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, December 2008 - March 11
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - March 11
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* [U.S.] Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2008 (Department of Health and Human Services) - December 2008
* [U.S.] Update on state budget cuts (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - March 13
* PovertyNet Newsletter #123, February 2009 (World Bank) - March 13
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
--- Child care: where we came from and where we’re going - Posted:12-03-2009
--- Measuring the 'real' cost of children: A net wealth approach - Posted 12-03-2009
--- Did Australia's baby bonus increase the fertility rate? - Posted 10-03-2009
--- Integration and social housing in Australia: theory and practice - Posted 10-03-2009
--- Caring for families caring for a person with a disability - Posted 06-03-2009
* CRINMAIL (March 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- March 8, 2009
* Canadian Social Forum (Calgary, May 19-22, 2009) - Forum program updated to March 4
* BC auditor confirms that province's homeless programs "not successful" (Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia) - March 6
* Public pension consultations, March/April 2009 : Is this the beginning of the end of the "Cadillac" (indexed) pension for federal civil servants?
* Ontario : Put Food in the Budget, says the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (Wellesley Institute) - March 3
* International Women's Day (March 8)
* Ontario needs to step up and tackle social deficit (The Toronto Star) - March 4
* Where’s Home? A Picture of Housing Needs in Ontario, 2008 (Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association & Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada) - March 3
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Earnings differences between immigrants and the Canadian-born – The role of literacy skills - March 4
--- Self-reported delinquency of immigrant youth, Toronto 2006 - March 4
--- Foreign control in the Canadian economy, 2006 - March 4
--- Canadian economic accounts, fourth quarter 2008 and December 2008 - March 2
--- Financial flow accounts, fourth quarter 2008 - March 2
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - March 4
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* One in 31 U.S. Adults are Behind Bars, on Parole or Probation (Pew Center on the States) - March 2
* [U.S.] Annual Update of the Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines for 2009 (Department of Health and Human Services) - January 23
* Remembering Mollie Orshansky—The Developer of the [U.S.] Poverty Thresholds (Social Security Online) - December 2008
* Reports from the United Nations Human Rights Council (10th Session of the UN Human Rights Council - March 2-27, 2009) - March 5
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (March 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- March 1 , 2009
* Ontario Government tables The Poverty Reduction Act, 2009 - February 25
* The Fiscal Monitor - December 2008 (Department of Finance Canada) - February 27
* The World Social Forum, is it a Model for Political Change? (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - January 2009
* A strategy for eliminating poverty in Prince Edward Island? (The Charlottetown Guardian) - February 24
* Minister of Finance Launches National Consultations on Private Pensions (Department of Finance Canada) - February 23
* [BC] A Home for All : Solutions-oriented series on affordable housing for working people (The Tyee) - February 2009
* Jobless? Why You Might Not Get Employment Insurance (The Tyee) - February 19
* Social housing in Canada
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Canada's balance of international payments, fourth quarter 2008 - February 27
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, December 2008 - February 26
--- Private and public investment, 2009 - February 25
--- Employment Insurance, December 2008 - February 24
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - February 25
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* U.S. Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Overview - February 26
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion (CERC, Paris) Bulletin - selected recent content:
--- Ending child poverty within the EU ? : A review of the 2008-2010 national strategy reports on social protection and social inclusion - February 2009
--- Health care reform in the United States - February 2009
--- Micro-simulating child poverty in 2010 and 2020 - February 2009
* CRINMAIL (February 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- February 22, 2009
* Barbarism Lite: The Political Attack on Social Rights (Ed Broadbent in the Toronto Star) - February 21
* Giving credit where earnings are due (Vanier Institute of the Family) - February 2009
* Recent columns by Carol Goar (Toronto Star):
--- Hard times call for Ontarians to pull together - February 20
--- Putting healthy food within reach - February 18
--- Size of your food bill depends on where you live - February 16
* Daily conference blogs by Michael Shapcott (Growing Home: Housing and Homelessness in Canada, Calgary, February 18-20)
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Consumer Price Index, January 2009 - February 20
--- Study: Obesity on the job, 2005 -
February 20
--- The labour market in 2008 - February 20
--- Aboriginal Peoples Survey: Health of the Métis population, 2006 - February 19
* British Columbia Budget 2009 - February 17
* 2009-2010 Budget - Government of the Northwest Territories - February 5
* Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories exempt Registered Disability Savings Plans from financial eligibility rules for income assistance - February 2009
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - February 18
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* Newly Poor Swell Lines at Food Banks (The New York Times) - February 19
* Funding for states in economic recovery package will close less than half of state deficits (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
- February 20
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content:
--- South Australia's Social Inclusion Initiative Global education digest 2008: Comparing education statistics across the world - Posted 16-02-2009
--- Global education digest 2008: Comparing education statistics across the world - Posted 16-02-2009
* CRINMAIL (February 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- February 15, 2009
* [Ontario] The Silence of the Lines: Poverty reduction strategies and the crash of 2008 (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - February 12
* [Ontario] A Blueprint for Economic Stimulus and Poverty Reduction in Ontario (25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction) - February 12
* [Ontario] 2009 Emergency Social Services Conference, Toronto (Ontario Municipal Social Services Association) - February 26-27
* Housing bill of rights introduced in Canadian Parliament (Wellesley Institute) - February 11
* [Manitoba] “We got evicted...did I leave that out?” : Stories of Housing and Mental Health (Manitoba Office - Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - February 10
* Learning What Works (Newsletter of the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation) - February 2009
* Employment links updated (Canadian Social Research Links) - February 10
* Time for a Poverty Reduction Plan for BC (BC Poverty Reduction Committee) - February 5
* Increase welfare payments, Ontario urged (Toronto Community Social Planning Council and others) - February 9
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Study: Persistence in postsecondary education in Atlantic Canada, 2001/2002 to 2004/2005 - February 12
--- Canadian Economic Observer - February 2009 - February 12
--- Households and the Environment Survey, 2007 -
February 10
--- Legal Aid in Canada: Resource and Caseload Statistics, 2007/2008 - February 10
--- Provincial and territorial government assets and liabilities, fiscal year ending March 31, 2007 - February 9
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - February 11
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - President Obama's economic stimulus plan
* [U.S.] Target Practice: Lessons for Poverty Reduction (Center for Law and Social Policy) - January 2009
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (February 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- February 8, 2009
* Federal Government websites: "HTTP Error 404. Please update ALL your links"
* Jobless rate shows EI reform needed (Toronto Star) - February 7
* First Peoples Child & Family Review - Volume 4, Number 1, 2009 (First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada) - February 6
* December 2008 Report of the Auditor General of Canada - February 5
* United Nations Human Rights Council (Geneva) : Universal Periodic Review of Canada - February 3
* National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) re-named Canada Without Poverty, new website - February 3
What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Labour Force Survey, January 2009 - February 6
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, November 2008 - February 5
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - February 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 (February 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- February 1 2009
* Budget 2009: Canada’s Economic Action Plan (January 27) + Budget media coverage & analysis from various sources - updated to Jan. 29 (CBC - CTV - Globe and Mail - Toronto Star - Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Canadian Union of Public Employees - Canadian Labour Congress)
* The Fiscal Monitor - November 2008 (Department of Finance Canada) - January 27
* Canadians could face 'several difficult years': throne speech (CBC.ca) - January 26
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- The Canadian Labour Market at a Glance, 2007 - January 30
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, November 2008
- January 28
--- Employment Insurance, November 2008 - January 27
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - January 28
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* World Economic Forum / World Social Forum - January 30 to February 1
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (January 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- January 25, 2009
* Work-Life Conflict in Canada in the New Millennium (Health Canada) - last of six reports released January 21
* Annuaire de statistiques sur l’inégalité de revenu et le faible revenu, édition 2008 (Institut de la statistique du Québec) - December 2008
* What's new from the Vanier Institute of the Family:
--- The Current State of Canadian Family Finances : 2008 Report - January 2009
--- Work/Family Balance: What do we Really Know? - January 15
--- Family Life and Work Life: An Uneasy Balance - January 15
--- Fascinating Families (issue #14) - January 15
* 2008 Vancouver Homeless Count (Metro Vancouver) - September 2008
* Federal Budget 2009:
--- Alternative Federal Budget 2009: Beyond the Crisis (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - January 23
--- Need and stimulus in harmony (Globe and Mail) - January 20
* Ola! January 2009 (online magazine) - Citizens for Public Justice
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Age and Earnings - January 23
--- Minimum Wage- January 23
--- Income and psychological distress: The role of the social environment - January 21
--- Métis in Canada: Selected findings of the 2006 Census
--- Immigrants in Canada who work in a language other than English or French
--- The impact of working in a non-official language on the occupations and earnings of immigrants in Canada

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - January 21
* 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 (January 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- January 18, 2009
* Flaherty faces five choices on Employment Insurance (Carol Goar, in the Toronto Star) - January 12
* Données sociales du Québec. Édition 2009 (Institut de la statistique du Québec) - January 13
* Economy best served by reducing government spending and permanently cutting taxes (The Fraser Institute) - January 12
* Submissions to the Federal Pre-Budget Consultation (from Ontario 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction) - January 2009
* Abilities Canada launches its new website (Disability-related resources)
* [Federal] Young offender laws a success: study (Vancouver Sun) - January 12
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Aboriginal Peoples Survey: School experiences of First Nations children aged 6 to 14 living off reserve, 2006 - January 16
--- Canada's population by age and sex, as of July 1, 2008 (correction) - January 15
--- Canadian Economic Observer January 2009 - January 15
--- Study: Impact of public infrastructure on productivity, 1962 to 2006 - January 14
* What's new from The Socialist Project (Toronto):
--- Breaking the Cycle or Going Around in Circles? The Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy - January 3
--- Economic Crisis and the Poor: Probable Impacts, Prospects for Resistance - December 8
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - January 14
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
* What's new from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (U.S.) - Updated January 14
--- Facing deficits, two-thirds of states are imposing cuts that hurt vulnerable residents
--- Most states are cutting education
--- States budget troubles worsen
--- Current and projected state deficits
--- Policy Points: Overview of States and the Weak Economy
* Can the Cellphone Help End Global Poverty? (New York Times) - April 13, 2008
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* Human Rights Watch World Report 2009
(Human Rights Watch) - January 14
* CRINMAIL (January 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- January 11, 2009
* United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review - Canada (Rob Rainer, National Anti-Poverty Organization) - February 3
* Is a cellphone a basic human right? (Toronto Star) - January 10
* British Columbia in Recession? (StrategicThoughts.com) - January 10
* PovNet : Anti-Poverty Resources in British Columbia and the Rest of Canada
* Federal consultation on private pensions (Department of Finance Canada) ===> January 9 - March 16
* Perception Magazine, Fall 2008 issue (Canadian Council on Social Development) - January 9
* Employment Insurance in desperate need of repair (Toronto Star) - January 9
* Conference updates:
--- Canadian Social Forum (Calgary, May 19-22) - deadline for call for abstracts extended
--- Canadian Symposium For Parental Alienation Syndrome (Toronto, March 27-29) - new promotional video
* 2009 Alternative Federal Budget stimulus package injects 2% of GDP into economy and creates 407,000 jobs (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - January 6
* When 'poorhouse' wasn't only an expression (The Toronto Star) - January 3
* Income Assistance Program for Members of First Nations - from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Labour Force Survey, December 2008 - January 9
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, October 2008 - January 5
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - January 7
* 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 (January 2009) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

- January 4, 2009
* Welfare won't be much help [Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy] (John Stapleton, Toronto Star) - December 24
* Obituary (Ontario) : Dorothea Crittenden, Canada's first woman deputy minister reformed welfare and social assistance - December 24
* What's New from the Department of Finance Canada:
--- Tax Expenditures and Evaluations 2008 - December 2008
--- Government helps Canadians maximize their savings with the new Tax-Free Savings Account - January 2
--- Canada’s Government Provides Individuals, Families and Businesses Important New Tax Relief for 2009 - December 31
* Banner year for Canada's CEOs: Record High Pay Increase (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - January 2009
* Minimum Wage Rates For Workers in Canada - Minimum Wage Database (Labour Program of Human Resources and Social Development Canada)
* Lost and Found : Historical Statistics of Canada (1983) (Statistics Canada)
* What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada)
* Social Assistance in OECD Countries [in 1996] (An Oldie Goldie!) - United Kingdom Department for Work and Pensions
* Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content
* CRINMAIL (December 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

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