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December 31, 2012
* Why the 99 per cent still matter in Canadian politics (Hugh Mackenzie in the Toronto Star) - December 30
* Time for a CBC Right to Food Day (Graham Riches in The Tyee) - December 28
* Ed Broadbent on rising inequality and the threat to the Canadian dream (Toronto Star) - December 26
* Back to Basics: The Future of the Fiscal Arrangements (Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation) - December 2012
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

--- Canada Year Book 2012 - December 24
No Childcare Resource and Research Unit this week
No international content this week.

December 23, 2012
* How do we begin a dialogue about inequality with conservative Canadians? (John Stapleton - Open Policy) - December 18
* Release of the Fiscal Monitor for October 2012 (Finance Canada) - December 21
* Social Planning Toronto : SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin - December 21
* Department of Finance launches public consultation on international aid - December 20
* Counting down to the end of the Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit (Wellesley Institute) - December 20
* Revisiting work-life issues in Canada: The 2012 national study on balancing work and caregiving in Canada (By Linda Duxbury, PhD, and Christopher Higgins) - December 19
* Corporate tax breaks are not the answer to hunger in Canada (Graham Riches et al. in the Toronto Star) - December 19
* Two perspectives on income inequality in Canada : TD Economics / Andrew Coyne vs Miles Corak (+ Armine's two cents' worth!) - December 11, 14, 16 and 18
* New from Finance Canada (December 17):
--- Transfer Payments to Provinces and Territories for 2013–14
--- Backgrounder on Equalization and Territorial Formula Financing Renewal

*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, November 2012 - December 21
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2012 - December 20
--- Employment Insurance, October 2012 - December 20
--- Health Reports, December 2012 contains two articles:
### Seniors' use of and unmet needs for home care, 2009

### Acute care hospital days and mental diagnoses

--- Fiscal Arrangements Certificates: Federal Equalization Program, 2013/2014 - December 19
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] The Fiscal Cliff : Update from the Center for Law and Social Policy - December 20
* Active Ageing Index 2012 for 27 EU Member States (European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research) - December 2012
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

December 16, 2012
* Ontario Government Releases Fourth Progress Report on Poverty Reduction - December 13
* How do you replace social policy? With ‘decision-based evidence making’ (John Stapleton) - December 2012
* Latest Media and Policy News (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre) - December 14
* Canada Pension Plan reform is back on the national agenda with the coming into force of the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act - December 14
* Harper Government™ gets an "F" in accountability and democratic reform from Democracy Watch - December 12
* C-377: Conservative MPs show their anti-union bias in voting for flawed bill (Canadian Union of Public Employees) - December 13
* A Better Yukon for All : Territory unveils poverty-fighting plan (Yukon Health and Social Services) - December 10
* Latest Media and Policy News (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre) - December 10
* International Human Rights Day 2012
- December 10
* The November 20 (2012) PQ budget : Analysis by Mathieu Dufour (Progressive Economics Forum) - November 23
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Study: Canada's immigrant labour market, 2008 to 2011 - December 14
--- National balance sheet and financial flow accounts, third quarter 2012 - December 13
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, September 2012 - December 13
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in September 2012 - December 12
--- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), second quarter 2012 - December 12
--- Selected historical data from the Census of Agriculture, 2011 - December 10
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Facts and Figures on Healthy Ageing and Long-term Care : Europe and North America - 2012 (European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research )
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

December 9, 2012
* Christmas 2012 Programs in Ottawa (Information compiled by 211 Ottawa)
* December 6 : National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence against Women
* New from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
--- Social Return on Investment: Strengths and Challenges - December 2012
--- Provincial/Territorial Policy Monitor for November 2012 - December 5
--- Transcripts of speeches by Caledon Institute's principals at their 20th anniversary (Oct. 10)
* Fourth Annual Progress Report on Poverty Reduction in Ontario (25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction) - December 4
* Fall 2012 Session of the National Housing Research Committee (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) - posted December 4
* New from Trish Hennessy of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:
--- Ontario's plan to reduce child poverty by 25% by 2013 : How are we doing? - December 3
--- In Search of Child Care : Hennessy's Index for December 2012
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

--- Labour Force Survey, November 2012 - December 7
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, third quarter 2012 - December 7
--- Study: Growth of Large Firms in Canada, 2001 to 2008 - December 7
--- Homicide in Canada, 2011 - December 4
--- Study: Years to retirement, 1998 to 2009 - December 4
--- Income of immigrants, 1980 to 2010 - December 4
--- The Impact of Involuntary Breaks in Employment and Level of Education on the Timing of Retirement
- December 4
--- Study: Reconciling Canadian-U.S. measures of household disposable income and household debt - December 3
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

December 2, 2012
* National Council of Welfare reports : Sixth Estate to the rescue!
* [Toronto] Insight: Working Poor (Martin Prosperity Institute) - November 29
* Manitoba's Campaign 2000 Child and Family Poverty Report Card for 2012 - (Social Planning Council of Winnipeg) - November 28
* Child care should be a top spending priority for governments after deficits eliminated (TD Economics) - November 26
* Eighth Annual Demographia international housing affordability survey: 2012 - January 23, 2012 (includes Canada)
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canadian economic accounts, third quarter 2012 and September 2012 - November 30
--- Earnings losses of displaced workers with stable labour market attachment, 1990 to 2003 - November 29
--- Canadian Health Measures Survey: Fact sheets and tables related to select laboratory data, 2009 to 2011 - November 29
--- Crime and Youth Crime in 2011 (Juristat Bulletin, November 2012)
--- 25 Health Fact Sheets- November 29
--- Farm income, 2011 - November 26

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
*
It's Expensive Being Poor - The Punitive Nature of Poverty (Huffington Post U.K.) - November 27
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

November 25, 2012
* Latest Media and Policy News - November 23 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* 2013-2014 Budget - Government of Québec - November 20
* Debate in the National Post : Rags-To-Riches or Permanent Underclass? - Nov. 20, 22
* 2012 Report Card on Child Poverty in Canada (Campaign 2000) - November 21
* 2012 Provincial Child Poverty Report Cards (British Columbia - Alberta - New Brunswick) - November 2012
* Assessing the Benefits of Community Human Services (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - November 2012
* Latest Media and Policy News (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre) - November 21
* Income gap, poverty should be election issues, says Senator Eggleton (Hamilton Spectator) - November 20
* A Shrinking Universe: How Concentrated Corporate Power is Shaping Income Inequality in Canada (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - November 16
* The Harper Government’s New Math [on job creation] (Angella MacEwen in Progressive Economics Forum) - November 15
* Panel debate on politics and poverty reduction (TVOntario) - November 15
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, October 2012 - November 23
--- Employment Insurance, September 2012 - November 22
--- Health Reports, November 2012 - November 21
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in August 2012- November 20
--- Provincial and territorial economic accounts, 2011 - November 19
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] The Right Choices to Cut Poverty and Restore Shared Prosperity : Half in Ten Annual Report- November 19
* [United States] Two NY Times op-eds on fair taxation and reduction of inequality:
--- The Twinkie Manifesto
(Paul Krugman) - November 18
--- To Reduce Inequality, Tax Wealth, Not Income (Daniel Altman) - November 18
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

November 18, 2012
* [Guaranteed Annual Income] Any reform to help Canada’s poor will probably be incremental and piecemeal (Andrew Coyne in the Ottawa Citizen) - November 16
* [Ontario] The Real Cost Of Cutting the Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit (Wellesley Institute) - November 14
* Canadian Child Care Federation Launches New Website - November 14
* Harper Government touts progress on new pension plan and fiscal literacy (Finance Canada) - November 14
* Harper Launches Major First Nations Termination Plan (Intercontinental Cry) - November 9
* A social policy framework for Alberta: Fairness and justice for all (Alberta College of Social Workers and Parkland Institute) - November 1
* Health Council of Canada launches new Health Innovation Portal - November 1
* Updated Legal Guides : Welfare (Ontario Works) Law and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Law (Simon Shields, LLB, Isthatlegal.ca)
* Fewer Unemployed Eligible for Benefits (Angella MacEwen in Progressive Economics Forum) - November 5

*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] The Research Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2011 (Census Bureau) - November 14
*
Call for papers : Twelfth Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress - New York (May 9-11, 2013)
* State of the World’s Cities 2012/2013 : Prosperity of Cities (United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT) - November 12
* Living Wage - A special collection of links in The Guardian (U.K.)
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

November 11, 2012
I Remember - Veterans' Week 2012
* Recent postings by John Stapleton (Open Policy Ontario):
--- Registered Retirement Pension Plans: A Tally of Advantages and Disadvantages - November 9
--- Retiring on a Low Income - October 25
--- [Ontario] Social Assistance Caseloads in the Great Depression and Three Major Post-war Recessions - May 3 (2012)
* National Call for Concepts for Social Finance (Government of Canada) - November 8
* Why paying a living wage makes good business sense (Andrew Jackson in the Globe and Mail) - November 9
* Welfare reform a ways off, says Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty (St. Catharines Standard) - November 7
* Webcast November 19 : Options for expanding the Canada Pension Plan (Canadian Labour Congress)
* Poor Choice [re. Ontario prorogation] (Vicariousass - Vass Bednar) - November 6
* Governments need to spend money before they spend money (Nick Falvo, At Home/Chez Soi Blog) - November 6
* Budget 2012: Monitoring Framework Update (Parliamentary Budget Officer) - November 6
* Canadians eligible for employment insurance at decade-long low (Toronto Star / Statistics Canada) - November 5
* What if the minimum wage was a living wage? (By Trish Hennessy in rabble.ca) - November 5
* Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Advanced Education and Skills Annual Report, 2011 - 2012
* Prince Edward Island Community Services, Seniors and Labour Annual Report for the Fiscal Year April 2010 to March 2011
* Nova Scotia Department of Community Services - recent reports:
--- Statement of Mandate 2012-2013
--- Annual Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2011-2012
--- Statement of Mandate 2011-2012
--- Update on Auditor General Recommendations since 2009

* Corporations prosper while food banks overwhelmed (Carol Goar, Toronto Star) - November 4
* A Living Wage for Kingston
(Kingston Community Roundtable on Poverty Reduction) - October 2011
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2011 - November 5

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Barack Obama gets a second chance to make a good first impression - November 7
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

November 4, 2012
* Housing Again Bulletin : November 2012 (Raising the Roof)
* Brigit's Notes / Bloc-notes de Brigit : November/novembre 2012 (Canadian Women's Health Network)
* Road to Recovery – Client Experiences in Supportive Housing (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) - October 2012
* The Real Cost of Homelessness : Can we save money by doing the right thing? (By Stephen Gaetz, Homeless Hub) - October 2012
* Ontario Social Assistance Rates Updated effective November / December 2012 (Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* [Ontario] Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, October to December 2012 (Community Advocacy & Legal Centre)
* Senator Hugh Segal speaks out in Gananoque against poverty and guaranteed annual income (St. Lawrence EMC) - November 1
* Anne Golden’s stern warning of growing rich-poor gap (Toronto Star) - October 31
* Canada: Persistent violations of children's rights (Child Rights International Network) - October 31
* HungerCount 2012 (Food Banks Canada) - October 30
* What's new from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:
--- Hennessy's Index: Idea Factory - November 2012
--- Video: Seth Klein on BC's Living Wage - October 11
--- Generation Now: 2012 David Lewis Lecture - October 4
--- Behind the Numbers : recent CCPA blog postings
* Final Report on the Social Assistance Review: Limited Improvements, Serious Concerns (Poverty Free Ontario - PFO) - October 31
* Keeping them at bay : Practices of municipal exclusion (By Ian Skelton, Manitoba Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - September 2012
* The Dollars and Sense of Solving Poverty (National Council of Welfare) - September 28, 2011
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, October 2012 - November 2
--- Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics: Historical revision, 2006 to 2009 - November 1
--- Adult and youth correctional statistics, 2010/2011 - October 30

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

October 28, 2012
* Brighter Prospects: Transforming Social Assistance in Ontario - October 24
* Harper Government pre-publishes second and final tranche of Pooled Registered Pension Plan Regulations (Finance Canada) - October 26
* The Fiscal Monitor - August 2012 (Finance Canada) - October 26
* What cuts will mean for women's health research: Montreal (Canadian Women's Health Network) - October 25
* How are Canadians Really Doing? The 2012 Canadian Index of Wellbeing Report - October 23
* 2012 Fall Report of the Auditor General of Canada - October 23
* Pink Linda and Red Linda (Toronto Star) - October 22
* Poverty Trends Scoreboard : Canada 2012 (Citizens for Public Justice) - October 17
* Other recent releases from Citizens for Public Justice:
--- Recognizing the federal role in ending poverty
- October 3
--- Glass Half Full - October 2012
--- Addressing Inequality and Productivity - September 26
--- Promoting the Common Good: 2012 pre-budget submission - August 15
* Latest Media and Policy News (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre) - October 22
* Poverty gives way to inequality and the Great Frustration (Globe and Mail) - October 20
* British Columbia gets “barely passing grade” on women’s equality from Vancouver legal group (West Coast Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund) - October 18
* To the End of Poverty [video] (TV Ontario) - October 16
* Infographic: Aboriginal Poverty in Canada (TV Ontario) - October 2012
* Concluding observations : Canada (UN Committee on the Rights of the Child) - October 2012
* The People's Order of British Columbia : Jean Swanson (TheTyee.ca) - September 10
* Welfare Rights Guide : A Guide to Income Assistance in Nova Scotia (Dalhousie University) - July 2009
* Update on the National Council of Welfare website archive - October 28
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Newsletter for Communities, October 2012 - October 26
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2012 - October 25
--- 2011 Census of Population: Linguistic Characteristics of Canadians
- October 24
* New StatCan language data may be skewed as a result of shift to voluntary census survey (Globe and Mail) - October 26
* 2016 Census Program Content Consultation until November 16 (Statistics Canada)
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* America's near poor: 30 million and struggling + The other unemployment rate (CNNMoney) - October 24
* Poverty in Australia, 2012 (Australian Council of Social Service) - October 13
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

October 20, 2012
* Do welfare rules provide a route out of poverty in Alberta? (John Stapleton) - October 18
* Ontario Social Assistance Review : Final report due Wednesday October 24 at 10a.m.
* Bill C-45, the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012, tabled in the House of Commons (Finance Canada) - October 18
* International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (United Nations) - October 17
* Call for Abstracts : Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2013 Annual Conference - June 9-12, 2012
* [British Columbia] Dozens step up for Welfare Food Challenge (Vancouver Sun) - October 16
* Public Investments in Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada, 2010 (Human Resources and Skills Development)
- October 15
* Harper’s Attack on Democracy, Itemized by Lawrence Martin (Armine Yalnizyan, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - April 2011
* Update on the National Council of Welfare website archive - October 19
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, September 2012 - October 19
--- Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy: Fall 2012 - October 19
--- Employment Insurance, August 2012 - October 18
--- Study: Profile of parents in stepfamilies, 2011 - October 18
--- Newsletter for Communities - October 18
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in July 2012 - October 18
--- Health Reports, October 2012 - October 17
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Below the line: Poverty in America (Christian Science Monitor) - October 7
* [U.S.] Income Inequality : Special collection of 788 New York Times articles about income inequality
* [U.S.] The State of Working America, 12th Edition (Economic Policy Institute) - September 2012
* [International] For richer, for poorer [Growing inequality] (The Economist) - October 13
* [International] Facebook In the News: In the wake of recent events, there are more concerns about Facebook's privacy settings (The Scout Report, University of Wisconsin)
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

October 14, 2012
* What If Charities Go Silent? (Trish Hennessy, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - October 13
* Towards A More Equal Canada (Broadbent Institute) - October 9
* [British Columbia] A Public System of Integrated Early Care and Learning : $10 a Day Care a Key to Ending Family Poverty (Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC) - October 4
* Latest Media and Policy News: 12 Oct 2012 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Invest New Brunswick : Is it really investing in a new perspective? (New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice Inc.) - October 2012
* A Living Wage As a Human Right (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - October 4
* Youth Employment and Un(der) Employment in Canada : More Than a Temporary Problem? (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - October 4
*Equal Time : Margaret Somerville on abortion and the politics of female feticide
* UPDATE on the National Council of Welfare website archive - October 14
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour productivity in the business sector: Historical revision, 1981 to the second quarter 2012 - October 12
--- Adult correctional services, 2010/2011 - October 11
--- Adult correctional statistics in Canada, 2010/2011 - October 11
--- Youth correctional services, 2010/2011 - October 11
--- Youth correctional statistics in Canada, 2010/2011 - October 11
--- Criminal court statistics, 2010/2011 - October 9
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* 2012 Global Hunger Index (International Food Policy Research Institute) - October 11
* Latest Media and Policy News: (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre) 12 Oct 2012
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

October 7, 2012
* National Council of Welfare, R.I.P. (1969-2012) // National Council of Welfare Archive, R.I.P. (2012-2012)
* Canadian Standard Budgets As Alternative Poverty Measures
* Latest Media and Policy News: October 5, 2012 (Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Vital Signs 2012 (links to 15 CITY reports, from Halifax to Victoria)
* Register now for live webcasts: Meetings of National Housing Research Committee Working Groups [Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation] (November 5-6, 2012)
* City of Toronto : SPARmonitor (Social Policy Analysis & Research) - October 3
* The Fiscal Monitor for June 2012 (Finance Canada) - August 31
* 2012 State of the Federation : Regions, Resources and Resiliency (conference) - Kingston (November 29, 30 and December 1, 2012)
* 22 Minutes' Dakey Dunn Talks Rona Ambrose (video, duration 2:31) - CBC
* Abortion and Women’s Rights (Trish Hennessy, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - October 1
* Language Portal of Canada on the go! --- The Government of Canada's first mobile linguistic application
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, September 2012 - October 5
--- System of National Accounts Historical Revision, 1981 to the second quarter 2012 - October 1
--- Study: Income of Canadian Households, 1981 to 2010 - October 1

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] Inequality and Its Perils (Jonathan Rauch in the National Journal) - September 28
* [United States] 2012 Presidential Debate Fact-Check and Updates (New York Times) - October 4
* [United States] The Hidden Cost of Counting the Homeless (The Atlantic Cities) - October 4
* There’s no silver bullet solution to Australia’s ageing workforce (The Conversation) - September 25
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

September 30, 2012
* National Council of Welfare Archive (Library and Archives Canada) // Archive électronique du Conseil national du bien-être social (Bibliothèque et Archives Canada)
* United Nations raps Canada on children's rights (Victoria Times-Colonist) - September 27
* Centre for the Study of Living Standards releases Reports on Happiness and Inequality and Redistribution in Canada - September 27
* Latest Media and Policy News: 26, 28 September 2012 (Income Security Advocacy Centre - ISAC)
* Income Inequality and Redistribution in Canada: 1976 to 2004 (Statistics Canada) - May 2007
* Census File (OpenFile)
* Housing homeless cheaper, more effective than status quo: study (Canadian Homelessness Research Network) - September 24
* The Price of Public Health Care Insurance: 2012 Edition (Fraser Institute, September 20) + Rebuttal from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (September 25)
* Opinion: Not in Quebec’s interests to take back Employment Insurance (Michael Mendelson in the Montreal Gazette) - September 17
* Canada: What universal health care? (Reuel Amdur in The Canadian Charger) - September 15
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, July 2012 - September 27
--- Canada's population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2012
- September 27
--- Canada's population estimates, second quarter 2012 - September 27
--- Migration, 2010/2011 - September 27
--- Advisory: Historical revision of the System of National Accounts, 1981 to the second quarter 2012 - September 26

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United Kingdom] Poverty and Social Exclusion : Reporting research, examining policy, stimulating debate
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

September 23, 2012
* Who’s Hungry: Faces of Hunger --- 2012 Profile of Hunger in the Greater Toronto Area (Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto) - September 19
* Supporting Albertans To Save : An Asset Building Approach to Poverty Reduction Concept Paper (Momentum) - June 29, 2012
* Making an Impact: Public Legal Education in Canada (Three-day conference, Toronto) (Community Legal Education Ontario ) - October 24 – 26, 2012
* British Columbia : Projections of Rental Housing Demand and Core Housing Need to 2036 (BC Non-Profit Housing Association) - for release on September 21
* Straight Goods
* The Path to Better Child Care in Ontario (Martha Friendly and Trish Hennessy, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - September 17
* Old Age Security: We Are All Affected (video) (Public Service Alliance of Canada - National Capital Region) - September 2012
* The National Council of Welfare is closing its doors and shutting down its website forever on September 28, 2012.
* National Council of Welfare - latest reports:
--- A Descriptive Study of the Working Income Tax Benefit - April 2012
--- A Snapshot of Racialized Poverty in Canada - January 2012
* How affordable is a university education in your province? (David Macdonald and Erika Shaker, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - September 11
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, August 2012 - September 21
--- Purchasing power parities, 2011 - September 21
--- The underground economy in Canada, 1992 to 2009
- September 21
--- Employment Insurance, July 2012
- September 20
--- Health Reports, September 2012 - September 20
--- Canadian Health Measures Survey: Household and physical measures data, 2009 to 2011 - September 20
--- 2011 Census of Population: Families, households, marital status, structural type of dwelling, collectives - September 19
--- Job vacancies, three-month period ending in June 2012 - September 18
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Taxes and the Economy: An Economic Analysis of the Top Tax Rates Since 1945 (Congressional Research Service) - September 17
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

September 14, 2012
* How Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) payments can help seniors with benefits (Globe and Mail) - February 24, 2012
* Call for proposals [promotion of equality for women and girls and reduction of gender-based violence in Canada] (Status of Women Canada) - September 11
* 1984 in 2012 – The Assault on Reason (Allan Gregg) - September 5
* Harper Named 2012 World Statesman By U.S. Foundation (Huffington Post Canada) - September 11
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- University tuition fees, 2012/2013 - September 12
--- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), first quarter 2012 - September 12

--- 2011 Census of Population advisory : Families, households, marital status, structural type of dwelling and collectives - September 12
--- National Population Health Survey, 2010/2011 - September 12
--- Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective, 2010 - September 11

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011 (U.S. Census Bureau) - September 12
* [U.S.] The Poverty Tour (Public Broadcasting Service) (October 2011 & September 2012)
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

September 9, 2012
* Retirement income for Canadians with low incomes (John Stapleton) - September 2012
* Where do YOU draw the line? New website on sexual violence (Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes and the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres) - September 2012
* Latest Media and Policy News: 6 September 2012 (Income Security Advocacy Centre - ISAC)
* Les élections générales du 4 septembre 2012 au Québec /
The 2012 Québec election took place on September 4 (2012).
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
---Labour Force Survey, August 2012 - September 7
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, second quarter 2012 - September 7

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

September 2, 2012
* Labour Day 2012 (Sept. 4) : Get ready to rumble (rabble.ca, CUPE, CLC) - August 31
* Release of the Fiscal Monitor for June 2012 (Finance Canada) - August 31
* [Winnipeg] Raise the (welfare) rent, inner-city advocates say : Monthly rate province pays same since 1992 (Winnipeg Free Press) - August 31
* [British Columbia] A Criminal Justice System for the 21st Century (B.C. Justice Reform Initiative) - August 30
* Ontario Leads in Poverty Increases and Dead Last in Social Program Funding : New Report (Ontario Common Front - Ontario Federation of Labour) - August 29
* Latest Media and Policy News: 31 August 2012 (Income Security Advocacy Centre - ISAC)
* New Brunswick Food prices increased by 3.33% between July 2011 and July 2012 (New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice) - August 27
* Ten things Stephen Harper hopes you forget by 2015 (Michael Harris in iPolitics) - June 13
* Le Québec chiffres en main, 2012 / Québec Handy Numbers, 2012 (Institut de la statistique du Québec) - April 18
* 04 Sept. : élections générales du Québec / 2012 Québec election
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- New products and studies (Govt. finance)- August 31
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, June 2012 - August 30
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* August 31 (2012) media scan - international (Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

August 26, 2012
No newsletter today

August 19, 2012
* Alberta makes strides against homelessness (Toronto Star) - August 14
* Latest Media and Policy News: 15 August 2012 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* SPARmonitor : August 15, 2012 (Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto)
* The Harper Patronage List, 2006 to date (Sixth Estate) - July 2012
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, July 2012 - August 17
--- Health Reports, August 2012 (August 15):
----- Cause-specific mortality by education in Canada: A 16-year follow-up study

----- Unintentional injury hospitalizations among children and youth in areas with a high percentage of Aboriginal identity residents: 2001/2002 to 2005/2006

--- Elementary and secondary education expenditures, 2009/2010 - August 14
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, May 2012 - August 13
--- Labour Force Survey, July 2012 - August 10

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Joseph Stiglitz: From voice in the wilderness to people’s prophet (Toronto Star) - August 12
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

August 12, 2012 : no newsletter
(Gone fishin')

August 5, 2012
Three steps for maximizing your Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) and minimizing your income tax (Toronto Star) - July 29
* [Toronto] SPARmonitor : August 1 (2012) issue (Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto)
* Hennessy's Index : Crime, Punishment and Politics (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - August 1
* [BC] Child advocacy organization critiques 'alleged' BC poverty strategy (First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition) - August 1
* July 30 : It's not too late to register for the14th Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network, taking place on 14 - 16 September 2012 in Munich, Germany.
* Overdue : The Case for Increasing the Persons with Disabilities Benefit in BC (Disability Without Poverty Network) - July 2012
* Saskatchewan social housing changes to help more people in need (Government of Saskatchewan) - July 24
* HousingAgain Bulletin : July 2012 issue (Raising the Roof)
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Study : Leave practices of parents after the birth or adoption of young children, July
2012 - July 30
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] General Assistance Programs: Safety Net Weakening Despite Increased Need (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - December 2011
* [U.S.] Kids' Share 2012: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 20110 (Urban Institute) - July 19
* [U.S.] A Clearer View of Poverty: How the Supplemental Poverty Measure Changes Our Perceptions of Who is Living in Poverty (Institute for Women's Policy Research) - July 2012
* [U.S.] Working Paper: The Center for Economic Opportunity [CEO] Poverty Measure, 2005-2010 (New York City Center for Economic Opportunity) - April 2012
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

July 29, 2012
Release of the Fiscal Monitor for April/May 2012 (Finance Canada) - July 27
* Latest Media and Policy News (Income Security Advocacy Centre) - July 26
* Annual Council of the Federation Meeting in Halifax, July 25-27, 2012
* Selected recent releases from the Wellesley Institute:
--- Three reasons why cutting the Hardship Fund is unfair and inequitable
--- Actions to address the impact of cuts to refugee health benefits
--- Refugees are feeling the real cost of cuts to health benefits
--- Reforming social assistance in Ontario: progress so far and an update
--- Why Toronto’s rich and poor are hospitalized for different reasons, and what we can do about this

* Gilles' Research Tip : How to Find Information on this Site
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, May 2012 - July 26
--- Study: Suicide rates, an overview, 1950 to 2009 - July 25
--- Leading causes of death, 2009 - July 25
--- Police-reported crime statistics, 2011 - July 24
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* USA.gov is a federal government Web site worth checking out (Washington Post) - July 26
* [United States] KIDS COUNT 2012 Data Book (Annie E. Casey Foundation) - July 25
* Building flexibility and accountability into local employment services [incl. Canada] (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

July 22, 2012
New from British Columbia:
--- The case for exempting child support from welfare (BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - July 20
--- Lose Weight at the BC Welfare Rate (BC Raise the Rates Coalition) - July 18
--- A tale of two provinces [BC & NL] : a case for action against poverty (Citizens for Public Justice) - July 18
* [Ontario] CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario) website redesigned!
* Latest Media and Policy News: 17 July 2012 (Income Security Advocacy Centre - Toronto)
* Economic Inequality.ca Bulletin No. 9 - July 15
* Rich-poor gap is making Canadians sick (Toronto Star) - July 15
* Canada’s Mean Test: Myths behind neo-con madness (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - June 29
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, June 2012 - July 20
--- Employment Insurance, May 2012 - July 19
--- Health Reports, July 2012
- July 18
------- Informal caregiving for seniors
------- Area-based methods to calculate hospitalization rates for the foreign-born population in Canada, 2005/2006
------- Mortality rates among children and teenagers living in Inuit Nunangat, 1994 to 2008
--- General Social Survey on Families, 2011
- July 18
--- Residential care facilities, 2010/2011 - July 17
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] Synthesis Briefs : Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) - (Dept. of Health and Human Services) - March 2012
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

July 15, 2012
* How Canada Performs 2011: A Report Card on Canada (Conference Board of Canada)
* Ontario Trillium Benefit combines benefits under three programs - effective July 2012
* Speak. Share. Thrive. – The Alberta Social Policy Framework Online (Government of Alberta) - June/July 2012
* Tackling the income gap in Canadian cities (Toronto Star) - July 8
* Stretched Beyond Human Limits: Death By Poverty in First Nations (Canadian Review of Social Policy, issue No. 65-66 - 2011) - June 2012
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Study : Profile and Labour Market Outcomes of Doctoral Graduates from Ontario Universities - July 9
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] Poverty in America : A Series by NPR (National Public Radio)
* [United States] America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012 (ChildStats.gov - U.S. Government) - July 13
* [United States] The Green Book (U.S. Government) - March 30, 2012
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

July 8, 2012
* ALERT : DNSChanger Malware may knock thousands off Internet on July 9.
* Stretched Beyond Human Limits: Death By Poverty in First Nations (Canadian Review of Social Policy, issue No. 65-66 - 2011) - June 2012
* Statistics Canada details program adjustments to meet budgetary savings target - June 27
* New figures showing static poverty rates mask daily reality of Canadians (Campaign 2000) - June 18
* Submission by the Canadian Labour Congress to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Regarding Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) - March 2, 2012
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, June 2012 - July 6
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse - June 2012
* [United States] Key Low-Income Benefit Programs - By State - Updated to May 31, 2012 (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

July 2, 2012
* Saving Welfare Incomes and Poverty Profile (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - June 29
* Bill C-38 passes in Senate, Parliament closes for summer (Ottawa Citizen) - June 30
* Harper Government celebrates Royal Assent of Pooled Registered Pension Plans (Finance Canada) - June 29
* Cost of Poverty in BC: Huge Human Suffering and at least $4 Billion (Raise the Rates) - June 28
* Hunger on Our Doorstep (Olivier De Schutter : UN Special Rapporteur for the right to food) - June 26
* SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin (Social Planning Toronto) - June 26
* Child poverty rate drops in British Columbia, rates for all persons still the worst in Canada (First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition) - June 18
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, April 2012 - June 28
--- Total income of farm operators, 2010 - June 27
--- Family income and income of individuals, related variables: Sub-provincial data, 2010 - June 27
--- Study: Measures of employment turnover post 2000, 2001 to 2009 - June 27
--- Registered apprenticeship training programs, 2010 - June 26
--- Spotlight on CANSIM

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Supreme Court Health Care: Obama Wins The Battle, Prepares For The War (Huffington Post) - June 28
* [U.S.] Earned Income Tax Credit : WIN! (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - June 26
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

June 24, 2012
Ontario Budget 2012 Committee Hearings (June 6 to 12, 2012 - Toronto) : Transcripts
* Social Assistance Recipients in Ontario - (analysis by John Stapleton) - June 19
* Parliamentarians Want Action on Poverty (Huffington Post Canada) - June 22
* Loss of emergency housing benefit will increase homelessness in Ontario, activists say
(Toronto Star) - June 22
* SPAR (Social Policy Analysis & Research) Monitor bulletin #83 (City of Toronto Social Policy Analysis & Research) - June 22
* Harper Government™ takes further action to strengthen Canada's housing market (Finance Canada) - June 21
* National Aboriginal Day : June 21 - Share in the Celebration!
* [British Columbia] June 2012 E-Newsletter ( BC Poverty Reduction Coalition)
* Poverty Progress Profiles (Canada Without Poverty) - May 2012
* From Citizens for Public Justice:
--- Proposed Employment Insurance reforms miss the mark
- June 19
--- Income Security System Failing Working Age Adults - May 16
* Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act PASSED by the House of Commons (Finance Canada) - June 18
* R.I.P. StatCan Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (Miles Corak and Andrew Jackson) - June 18
* [Ontario] Social Assistance Update - June 2012 (Your Legal Rights) - June 13
*What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, May 2012 - June 22
--- Study: The evolution of wealth over the life cycle, 1977 to 2005 - June 22
--- Employment Insurance, April 2012 - June 21
--- Study: Economic downturn and educational attainment, 2008 to 2011 - June 21
--- Canada's population estimates, first quarter 2012 - June 21
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in March 2012 - June 20
--- Study: Impact of widowhood and divorce on income replacement among seniors, 1983 to 2007 - June 20
--- Health Reports, June 2012 - June 20
--- Canadian Community Health Survey, 2011 - June 19
--- Income of Canadians, 2010 - June 18
--- Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) - 2010 Survey Overview + Electronic Data Dictionary - June 18
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies [video] (TED Talks) - July 2011
* [U.S.]Weakened Safety Net Devastates Families (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - June 20
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)
* Rio+20

June 17, 2012
* Omnibus bill exposes ‘pragmatic’ Stephen Harper as a radical (Ed Broadbent in the Toronto Star) - June 12
* Alberta Premier's pledge to eliminate child poverty holds promise (Openfile Calgary) - June 13
* Canada’s Rental Vacancy Rate Decreases : 2012 Rental Market Report (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) - June 12
* Passage of Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act a Positive Step Towards Better Retirement Savings Options for Canadians (Finance Canada) - June 12
* [British Columbia : welfare rules changing] Common Sense Changes Encourage Work, Protect Vulnerable Families (BC Ministry of Social Development) - June 11
* Tax Freedom Day is June 11 this year (Fraser Institute)
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, May 2012 - June 8
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, first quarter 2012 - June 8
--- Financial information of universities and colleges, 2010/2011
- June 4
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Americans saw wealth plummet 40 percent from 2007 to 2010, Federal Reserve says (Washington Post) - June 11
* The Price of Inequality and the Myth of Opportunity (Joseph Stiglitz, Project Syndicate) - June 6
* Child Poverty in the UK: The report on the 2010 target (UK Dept. for Work and Pensions and Dept. for Education ) - June 14
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

June 10, 2012
* Governments can’t ignore income security forever (Senator Hugh Segal in the National Post) - June 10
* Total Welfare Incomes by Province and Territory, 1986 to 2011 (National Council of Welfare) - June 5
* Canada’s Self-Imposed Crisis in Post-Secondary Education (Nick Falvo in the Progressive Economics Forum) - June 7
* Ontario Finance and Economic Affairs Committee to hold budget implementation hearings on June 6-7-8-11- 12
* Social Planning Toronto releases first-ever poverty profiles of the city’s 44 wards on Destitution Day (Campaign 2000, Family Service Toronto) - June 6
* (Federal) Bill M-315 : Motion to undertake a study on income inequality in Canada - April 25
* SPARmonitor issue 82 - June 6 (SPAR : Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto)
* Invitation to become a member of Basic Income Canada Network (a.k.a. guaranteed annual income) - June 5
* Creationism vs Evolution in the U.S. and Canada - June 1
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, May 2012 - June 8
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, first quarter 2012 - June 8
--- Financial information of universities and colleges, 2010/2011
- June 4
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

June 3, 2012
* Talking to seniors about Working Poverty (John Stapleton, Open Policy) - June 1
* Austerity’s Discontents (Trish Hennessy, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - June 1
* Black Out Speak Out June 4 : Silence is NOT an option
* [Ontario] Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
* Prince Edward Island : Social Action Plan to Reduce Poverty (Government of PEI) – May 30
* Tax Fairness Newsletter – May 2012 (Canadians for Tax Fairness)
* Dangling Participial Phrases : A Gratuitous Grammar Lesson
* New Brunswick committee to study proposed Employment Insurance changes (iPolitics) - May 29
* New federal All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus + Health Indicators 2012 (Canada Without Poverty) - May 29
* Seven reasons why you should support a move to low tuition fees for higher education (BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - May 29
* Income inequality, by the numbers (Huffington Post Canada) - May 28
* Revised Ontario Budget 2012 Impact Analysis (Income Security Advocacy Centre)
+ NGO Commentary from Ottawa - May 2012
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, March 2012 - May 31
--- Public sector employment, first quarter 2012 - May 30
--- 2011 Census: Age and sex - May 29
--- Adult criminal court statistics, 2010/2011
- May 28
--- Youth court statistics, 2010/2011 - May 28
--- Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs, longitudinal data, 2005/2006 to 2010/2011 - May 28
--- Food availability, 2011 - May 28

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Measuring Child Poverty : child poverty in the world's rich countries (United Nations Children’s Fund) - May 2012
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

May 27, 2012
* 46th Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA) + Progressive Economics Forum (PEF)
* Release of The Fiscal Monitor - March 2012 (Finance Canada) - May 25
* Behind the Numbers [blog] (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - May 2012
* Harper Government toughens up Employment Insurance rules, freezes expenditure data - May 24
* Poverty Amongst Plenty : Waiting for the Yukon Government to Adopt a Poverty Reduction Strategy (by Nick Falvo, in The Homeless Hub) - May 24
* SPAR ( Social Policy Analysis & Research) Monitor : May 23
(City of Toronto)
* Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Housing - May 22
* The Three Amigos: How Income Inequality in Mexico is different than Canada and the U.S. (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - May 18
* Clearing Away the Fog: Government Estimates of Job Losses (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - May 16
* Ten Points Everyone Should Know About the Quebec Student Movement (The Media Co-op) - May 16
* Brief Presented to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - May 7
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Pension plans in Canada, as of January 1, 2011 - May 25
--- Canadian Economic Observer, May 2012 - May 25
--- Employment Insurance, March 2012 - May 24
--- Study: Youth neither enrolled in school nor employed, 2011 - May 23
--- Leading indicators, April 2012 - May 23
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in February 2012 - May 23
--- Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2010 - May 22

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Office on Women's Health : womenshealth.gov - Empowering women to live healthier lives
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

May 20, 2012
* [Ontario] Five questions with John Stapleton [re. the working poor] (Hamilton Spectator) - May 16
* The Human Development Index in Canada: Estimates for the Canadian Provinces and Territories, 2000-2011 (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) - May 18
* Research Funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Contradicts Key Argument For New Employment Insurance Policy (Andrew Jackson in the Progressive Economics Forum) - May 18
* Poverty Amongst Plenty : Waiting for the Yukon Government to Adopt a Poverty Reduction Strategy (Nick Falvo) - May 17
* United Nations food envoy blasts inequality, poverty in Canada (Toronto Star) - May 16
* “There is no bad job — the only bad job is not having a job.” (Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty) - May 14
* [Ontario] Report on Youth Leaving Care Hearings Team Delivered to Ontario Legislature (Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth) - May 14
* New Yukon Social Assistance Regulations - effective May 2012
* From The Tyee (Vancouver):
--- What About Just Guaranteeing Everyone a Basic Income? (May 15)
--- Is the 'Living Wage' Enough?(May 14)
* [Ontario] Hamilton covering $1.8m in provincial cuts to welfare recipients (Hamilton Spectator) - May 14
* 2012 Queen's (University) Institute on Social Policy : August 20-22, 2012
* Coalition of Child Care Advocates of British Columbia urges BC Govt. to reconsider commercial child care - May 3
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, April 2012 - May 18
--- Canadian Economic Observer, May 2012 - May 18
--- Canadian Social Trends, Summer 2012 - May 17
--- Health Reports, May 2012 - May 16
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] The Number of Those Working Past 65 Is at a Record High (New York Times) - May 18
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

May 13, 2012
* Rethinking the food bank : It’s no longer just about handing out food to the hungry (Toronto Star) - May 11
* Alberta:
--- Alberta's social programs face sweeping review -
May 11
--- Super ministry responsible for all Alberta social programs -
May 10
* [City of Toronto] SPARmonitor : May 9, 2012 (Social Policy, Analysis and Research - City of Toronto)
* Federal budget 2012: Systemic underfunding for Aboriginal peoples (Canadian Union of Public Employees) - May 8
* Federal Budget 2012: Women’s rights suffer significant setbacks under Harper majority (Canadian Union of Public Employees) - May 8
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, April 2012 - May 11
--- 2011 Census of Agriculture
- May 10
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] The tattered safety net for the disabled (Washington Post) - May 12
* [U.S.] Poverty’s Poster Child [the plight of American Indians in the American West] (New York Times) - May 9
* [U.S.] Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012
* [U.S.] Human Services and Housing Supports to Address Family Homelessness : Promising Practices in the Field (Department of Health and Human Services) - November 2011
* [U.K.] Beyond the bottom line: the role of the living wage in raising living standards (Institute for Public Policy Research) - May 10
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

May 6, 2012
* Commentary by Jim Sayre of the Community Legal Assistance Society in Vancouver on Employment Insurance amendments in BILL C-38, the federal budget implementation act - May 3
* Economic Inequality Bulletin No.7 - May 2, 2012
* UN Right to Food Mission Coming to Canada May 6-16, 2012
* Taxing Times [Hennessy's Index] (By Trish Hennessy, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - May 1
* Mind the Gap : Chronicling Canada's Growing Rich-Poor Divide (Special series) :
Huffington Post Canada
* Federal Cuts to hit Statistics Canada and Parks Canada (Globe and Mail) - May 1
* openparliament.ca : Keep tabs on Parliament
* The Big Banks’ Big Secret : Estimating government support for Canadian banks during the financial crisis (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - April 30
* Only BC and SK are without a poverty reduction plan now (BC Poverty Reduction Coalition) - April 30
* Newfoundland and Labrador Budget 2012 - April 24
* Prince Edward Island Budget 2012 - April 18

*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 2010 - May 4
--- Overview of the Census, Census year 2011 - April 30

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

April 29, 2012
* Two belt tightening families: Which one looks most like government? (John Stapleton - Open Policy) - April 28
* The Fiscal Monitor - February 2012 (Finance Canada) - April 27
* Quebec student fight gains international attention
(Stefani Forster, The Canadian Press) - April 26
* BILL C-38, 2012 : An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget (First Reading) - The official demise of the National Council of Welfare: not with a bang but a whimper... - April 26
* A policy plan to hide poverty, inequality : Ottawa is shutting down public debate on issues it doesn’t care about (By Stephanie Baker Collins in The Hamilton Spectator) - April 26
* Death by a Thousand Cuts : On the slow demise of Aboriginal civil society by government design (The Mark) - April 25
*
[Alberta Premier] Redford's vow to end poverty portends major shift in social services (By Karen Kleiss, Edmonton Journal) - April 25
* The Problem with Food Banks : Hungry people must be fed (Colleen Kimmett in The Tyee) - April 25
* From the Vancouver Observer:
--- "Why polar bears and not elephants?" and more from Canada's hyperbolic Tory senators
- April 25
--- “Charitable” Fraser Institute accepted $500K in foreign funding from Koch oil billionaires - April 25
--- Kochs in Canada: Fraser Institute co-founder confirms 'years and years' of U.S. oil billionaires' funding
- April 26
* Youth in Care Canada : the National Youth In Care Network
* [Ontario] New Family Law Series (Community Legal Education Ontario) - April 23
* End of the line for the Women’s Health Contribution Program (Canadian Women's Health Network) - April 23
* Federal Disability Report : Seniors with Disabilities in Canada 2011 (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada) - April 2012
* Alberta Election 2012 : Progressive Conservatives steamroll past Wildrose Party - April 23
* [British Columbia] Your Welfare Rights : A Guide to BC Employment and Income Assistance (Legal Services Society ) - April 2012
* Hopes fade for humane welfare system in Ontario (By Carol Goar, Toronto Star) - April 22
* [CBC] The Slow Erosion of Our Last Cross-Country Connection (By Andy Barrie in The Network) - April 19

*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, February 2012 - April 26
--- Survey of Household Spending, 2010 - April 26

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Poverty In America: Defining The New Poor (food aid is the new welfare?) (NPR - formerly National Public Radio) - April 22
* [International] Inaugural Global Food Policy Report Synthesizes Food Policy Actions and Events in 2011 and Provides Outlook for 2012 (International Food Policy Research Institute) - April 23
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

April 22, 2012
* Recent releases from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
--- The No-Budge [federal] Budget
- April 2012
--- Good News for People with Disabilities in the Federal Budget - April 2012
--- Old Age Insecurity? February 2012
* Recent releases from the Edmonton Social Planning Council:
--- 2012 Alberta general election (party positions on social issues) - April 23
--- The fACTivist: Income Inequality - March 2012
--- Issue Update: The Market Basket Measure - Rebased or Debased? - Winter 2011
--- ESPC Research Links and Resources
--- Responses to the Alberta Social Policy Framework - February 6
* A Living Wage : How to eliminate poverty in Alberta (Joe Ceci in OpenFile Calgary) - April 18
* Quebec's $7 daycare subsidized by Alberta?
* From Nick Falvo in Progressive Economics Forum:
--- When a University Recruits Abroad, Who’s in Charge?
- April 20
--- Rex Murphy’s Naive Take on the Quebec Student Protests - April 20
* British Columbia welfare recipients need immediate relief : social advocates - April 19
* The 2012 Manitoba Budget was tabled on April 17, 2012.
* The Canadian Constitution was patriated on April 17, 1982.
* Media and Policy News: Tuesday (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre) - April 17
* Working After Age 65 : What is at Stake? (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - April 3
* Nova Scotia Budget 2012 - April 3
* [New Brunswick] At Budget Time, the Poor Get Ignored (Huffington Post Canada) - April 2
* Workers Left Outside the Employment Insurance Umbrella : Explanations and a Simple Solution (Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation) - April 16
* Canada’s Aging Population and Public Policy (Seven-part series, Library of Parliament)
* Harper's Creepy Crime Bill Street Quiz (Operation Maple)
* Conservatives using No One Is Illegal to distract from anti-immigrant record (No One Is Illegal) - March 27
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, March 2012
- April 20
--- Leading indicators, March 2012 - April 20
--- Study: Job-related training of older workers, 2008 - April 20
--- Employment Insurance, February 2012 - April 19

--- Charitable giving by Canadians, 2010 - April 16
--- Volunteering in Canada, 2010 - April 16
--- Study: Self-employment among immigrants and their children, 1981 to 2006 - April 16

--- Canadian Economic Observer - April 2012 issue - April 16

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Protecting the Safety Net in Tough Times : Lessons from the States (National Center for Children in Poverty) - April 2012
* [U.S.] Antipoverty Tax Program [Earned Income Tax Credit] Offers Relief, Though Often Temporary (New York Times) - April 17
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

April 15, 2012
* I'll be six feet under when I get OAS (video)
* A Descriptive Study of the Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB) (National Council of Welfare) - April 13
* Speaking of the National Council of Welfare:
--- Harper throws National Council of Welfare on the scrap heap
(Carol Goar in the Toronto Star) - April 12
--- Scrapping national welfare council is a cheap shot by a government that doesn’t care about the poor (Steve Kerstetter in the Toronto Star) - April 8
* Communities across Canada fight against Community Access Program closures (PovNet.org) - April 11
* Canadians willing to pay higher taxes for equality: poll (CTV News / Broadbent Institute) - April 10
* 2012 Call for Nominations for 3M Health Leadership Award (Health Nexus) - March 21
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Police-reported data on street gang crime and cyber crime, 2010
- April 13
--- Police-reported hate crimes, 2010 - April 12

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Alleviating Poverty in the United States: The Critical Role of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - April 9
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

April 8 , 2012
* Numerators, denominators and Conservative attack ads (John Stapleton) - March 26
* The 2012 Alberta general election will take place April 23, 2012
* Senators Hugh Segal and Marjory LeBreton disagree about the demise of the National Council of Welfare (Armine Yalnizyan, rabble.ca) - April 5
* The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness: New Alliance Champions End to Homelessness in Canada (Wellesley Institute, Calgary Homeless Foundation and partners) - April 5
* Report Card on Ending Homelessness in Ottawa, Jan. - Dec. 2011 (Alliance to End Homelessness in Ottawa) - April 3
* Commentary on The Harper Government™ by Frances Russell (Winnipeg Free Press) and Paul Wells (Macleans.ca)- April 3,4
* Later Retirement : the Win-Win Solution
[to the Old Age Security age of eligibility question] (By Peter Hicks, C.D. Howe Institute) - March 2012
* 2012 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada
- April 3
* Latest Media and Policy News (By Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre) - April 2
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, March 2012
- April 5
--- Canada at a Glance 2012 - April 4
--- Food availability, 2011 - April 2
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs never-married mothers
* [U.S.] Welfare Limits Left Poor Adrift as Recession Hit (By Jason DeParle in the New York Times) - April 7
* [ U.S.] The Impact of State Income Taxes on Low-Income Families in 2011 (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - April 4
* The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food will Visit Canada May 6-16, 2012
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

April 1 , 2012
* Bell Media acquires rabble.ca in bid to woo progressive audience - April 1
* R.I.P. (eff. 04-13): National Council of Welfare - First Nations Statistical Council - National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (2012 federal budget)
* Economic Action Plan 2012 : Federal Budget - March 29
* Ontario Budget - March 27
* New Brunswick Budget - March 27
* Canada: NDP picks ex-Liberal minister as federal party leader (World Socialist Web Site) - March 27
* A More Inclusive and Generous Canada : The 2012 Acceptable Living Level (Winnipeg Harvest & Social Planning Council of Winnipeg) - March 22
* 2011 Child and Family Poverty Report Card : The Portrait of Poverty (Social Planning Council of Winnipeg) - March 22
* [Manitoba]
Recommendations for Implementing the Poverty Reduction Strategy Act (Social Planning Council of Winnipeg) - January 2012
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, January 2012
- March 30
--- Interjurisdictional cases of spousal and child support, 2010/2011 - March 28
--- Divorce cases in civil court, 2010/2011 - March 28
--- Government Finance Statistics - March 28

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs never-married mothers
* [U.S.] The rich are different; they get richer - March 27
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

March 25, 2012
* Austerity mania threatens Ontario’s poor and disabled (Toronto Star) - March 22
* Tax Fairness Newsletter + Fair Tax Summit Reminder - March 2012 (Canadians for Tax Fairness)
* The changing face of poverty in Canada (Globe and Mail) - March 21
* Saskatchewan Budget 2012 - March 21
* Recent work by John Stapleton
--- It's Not That Much Money - March 20
--- A Canadian Affluence Line - March 16
* Québec Budget 2012 - March 20
* [Québec] Update on poverty reduction - two new reports from the Centre d’étude sur la pauvreté et l’exclusion - March 2012
* [Ontario] 29 Submissions in Response to Social Assistance Review Discussion Paper #2 (Poverty Free Ontario) - March 20
* [Manitoba] The Poverty Reduction Strategy Act - Effective June 2011
* [New Brunswick] New from the Common Front for Social Justice:
--- Open Letter to the Premier : From Words to Action- March 22
--- To New Brunswick financial planners: daylight saving time is here! - March 2012
* Combating Hunger : A Snapshot of Hunger in Ontario in 2011 (Ontario Association of Food Banks) - December 2011
* 11th North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress (Toronto) May 3-5, 2012
- Online registration and conference schedule
* Yukon Budget 2012 - March 15
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, February 2012
- March 23
--- Study: Household debt in Canada, 2009 - March 23
--- Labour Force Survey: 2011 year-end review
- March 23
--- Employment Insurance, January 2012
- March 22
--- Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 2010 - March 21
--- Leading indicators, February 2012 - March 21
--- Canada's population estimates, fourth quarter 2011 - March 21
--- Job vacancies, October and November and December 2011
- March 21
--- Health Reports, March 2012 online edition - March 21

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs never-married mothers
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

March 18, 2012
* Update on the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario - March 15
* Alternative Federal Budget 2012 (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - March 15
* Legal Aid in Canada: Resource and Caseload Statistics, 2010/2011 (Statistics Canada) - March 14
* 100 things not to do if you hate taxes (National Union of Public and General Employees) - March 15
* Harper's Democratic Deficit (National Union of Public and General Employees) - March 2012
* B.C. looks to send welfare recipients north for job training (Kamloops Daily News) - March 13
* [City of Toronto] SPAR (Social Policy Analysis & Research) Social Research Bulletin - March 14
* Legal Help for British Columbians (Clicklaw) - March 2012
* Nunavut 2012-13 Budget - February 22
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canadian Economic Observer - March 2012 issue
- March 16
--- Legal Aid in Canada: Resource and Caseload Statistics, 2010/2011 - March 14
--- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), Third quarter 2011
- March 13

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Inequality: The role of unions and race (Richard Florida in The Atlantic) - March 8
* U.N. Update
--- International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
--- Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

March 11 , 2012
* [Ontario] Choice in Tax Credit Payments Coming (Income Security Advocacy Centre) - March 9
* [British Columbia] Gentrification Storm Warning in the Downtown Eastside (DT EAST Newspaper) - March 9
* International Women's Day 2012 : March 8
* Fair Tax Summit taking place on March 29-30, 2012 in Ottawa (Canadians for Tax Fairness)
* Women in the dark about massive Ontario study of female health (Toronto Star) - March 6
* Call for Papers : 14th Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network: Pathways to a Basic Income (September 14 to 16, 2012 in Munich, Germany)
* [British Columbia] Plight of poor in B.C. a shame (Mariann Burka [former BC provincial director of social assistance] in the Vancouver Sun) - March 6
* Careful Measures: An Exploration of the Sex and Gender Dimensions of a Deprivation Index (Centres of Excellence for Women's Health) - December 2011

*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, fourth quarter 2011
- March 9
--- Labour Force Survey, February 2012 - March 9
--- Study : Victimization of older Canadians, 2009
- March 8
--- Low Income in Canada - A Multi-line and Multi-index Perspective - March 7

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Off the Charts Blog (the economy - state and local education - employment income inequality - the top 1% - extreme poverty - SNAP) - (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - March 9
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

March 4 , 2012
* [Ontario] 25 Is The New 21: The Costs and Benefits of Providing Extended Care and Maintenance to Ontario Youth in Care Until Age 25 (Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth) - March 1
* Transforming Ontario's Social Assistance System (The Agenda with Steve Paikin - TVOntario) - February 28
[Ontario] Income tax changes eliminate refunds for many Ontario residents (Toronto Star) - March 2
* [Ontario] POWER Study (Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-Based Report) - February 28
* British Columbia - new reports:
--- The Cost of Eating in British Columbia, 2011
(Dietitians of Canada) - February 28
--- Results of 2011 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness - February 29
* Public-Private Partnership to Renovate Single-Room Occupancy Hotels in the Downtown Eastside
(Department of Finance Canada) - March 2
* [Nunavut] The Makimaniq Plan: A Shared Approach to Poverty Reduction (Department of Economic Development & Transportation) - February 27
* Old Age Insecurity? (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - February 27
* Trouble in Toryland: their Dirty Tricks catalogue (By Lawrence Martin in iPolitics.ca) - February 27
* 2012 Progressive Economics Forum student essay contest - Deadline: May 7, 2012
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada] :
no social studies or reports in the past week
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Poor who owe child support could lose federal benefits (Washington Post) - February 26
* Fifteenth Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference (Washington), May 30–June 1, 2012
* The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World (UNICEF) - February 29
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

February 26 , 2012
* How RRSP payments can help seniors with benefits (Globe and Mail) - February 24
* Minister Menzies Highlights Pooled Registered Pension Plans' Strengths for Small and Medium-Sized Business (Finance Canada) - February 24
* Healing and education needed: Truth and Reconciliation report (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada) - February 24
* Is the federal Old Age Security Minister playing divide-and-conquer with youth and seniors?? - February 24
* The Data Room : Interactives, videos and graphics (Globe and Mail) - February 23
* New Brunswick at a Crossroads : Progressive Income Tax, a Clear Choice (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Nova Scotia Office) - February 22
* British Columbia Budget 2012 - February 21
* Cuts to Ontario’s justice system necessary to stave off rising debt: Drummond report (Law Times) - February 20
* More on the Drummond Report
--- Harvard International Review interview with Don Drummond - February 17
---- Response to the above interview by Erin Weir of the Progressive Economics Forum - February 20 - February 20
--- Selling the Drummond Report (video debate : three suits vs Armine Yalnizyan) - February 20
* Ontario : The Special Diet Allowance (A new Canadian Social Research Links page) - February 21
* What’s Next? Poverty forum on Parliament Hill (Dignity for All Campaign) - February 14
* Targeting lower-income seniors (Ish Theilheimer in Straight Goods) - January 31
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report - February 26
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, December 2011
- February 23
--- Victim services in Canada, 2009/2010 - February 23
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* How to Remove Your Google Search History Before Google's New Privacy Policy Takes Effect (Electronic Frontier Foundation) - February 21
* The Joy of Stats (Hans Rosling)
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

February 19 , 2012
* Proposed Old Age Security reforms (moving age of eligibility from 65 to 67) : Prime Minister's new policy would force up to 50,000 to live in poverty for two more years (John Stapleton for CARP) - February 10
* [Ontario] Report of the Commission on the Reform of Ontario's Public Services (Drummond Report) - February 15
* [Ontario] The Social Assistance Review Options Paper: What Does It Say and What Does It Mean?
(Income Security Advocacy Centre webinar) - February 17
* [Ontario] Trillium Gift of Life Network : Organ and tissue donor registration
* [British Columbia] Improving the Care of Seniors : BC Ombudsperson Releases Report with 176 Recommendations - February 14
* The Market Basket Measure : How to destroy a good poverty line (By Michael Goldberg, Steve Kerstetter and Seth Klein in the Vancouver Sun) - February 14
* Twenty-Five reasons Stephen Harper is bad for Canada
(WhyNotHarper.ca --- a website on the 2011 federal election) - May 2011
*
Affordability of Post-Secondary Education (Nick Falvo, Carleton University) - February 9
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
---
Consumer Price Index, January 2012 - February 17
--- Employment Insurance, December 2011 -
February 17
--- Leading indicators, January 2012 - February 17
--- Canadian Economic Observer - February 2012 issue - February 16
--- Health Reports - February 2012 - February 16
-------- Assessment of validity of self-reported smoking status
-------- Health of First Nations children living off reserve and Métis children younger than age 6
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* The President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2013 (The White House) - February 13
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

February 12 , 2012
* The “Working Poor” in the Toronto Region: Who they are, where they live, and how trends are changing (Metcalf Foundation) - February 11
* Social Assistance Review Discussion Paper 2: Missed Opportunity, Even Backsliding, as Austerity Agenda Looms
(Poverty Free Ontario) - February 6
*
Increasing the age of eligibility for Old Age Security:
--- Federal Finance Minister : "Old Age Security reforms not until 2020." - February 10
--- Finance Department Damage Control : "Ummmmm - He didn't mean that."- February 11
* Alberta Budget 2012: Investing in People - February 9
* Old Age Security: Can We Afford It?
(Monica Townson, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - February 8
* Ontario welfare rules : Do you live with someone who might be seen as your spouse?
(CLEO - Community Legal Education Ontario) - November 2011
* 2011 Census: Population and dwelling counts
(Statistics Canada) - February 8
* There’s no old age security ‘crisis’ : Parliamentary Budget Officer
(Globe and Mail) - February 8
* 2011 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Ontario
(Ontario Campaign 2000) - February 6
* Calgary Homeless Foundation : The Homeless Hub Newsletter
- February 6
--- Homelessness in Calgary Down for the First Time in 20 Years
--- Housing Subsidies and Homelessness: A Simple Idea
--- Working Rough, Living Poor
--- The Housing Market and Canada's Economic Recovery
--- Mobilizing homeless youth for HIV prevention
--- Inuit Housing and Homelessness
--- Youth on the Street and Youth Involved with Child Welfare: Maltreatment, Mental Health and Substance Use
* Poverty Costs : An Economic Case for a Preventative Poverty Reduction Strategy in Alberta (Action to End Poverty in Alberta and Vibrant Communities Calgary) - February 6
* Open Letter to the Prime Minister from Campaign 2000 & Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada re. Reprofiling the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) Fund - February 6
* Ontario Social Assistance Review Webinar Series (Income Security Advocacy Centre) - Jan/Feb 2012
* The Canada Social Transfer: Retrospect and Prospect (Library of Parliament Research Publications) - July 2011
* The Federal Role in Health and Health Care (Library of Parliament Research Publications) - September 2011
* Opening the Door : Reducing Barriers to Post-Secondary Education in Canada (Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology) - December 6, 2011
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
---
CANSIM is now FREE - February 2012
--- Canadian Economic Observer, February 2012 -
February 12
---
2011 Census: Population and dwelling counts - February 8
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Welfare in Canada vs the U.S : Apples and Oranges - New Canadian Social Research Links page - February 8
* [U.S.] Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It (New York Times) - February 11
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

February 5 , 2012
* [Ontario] Social Assistance Review Progress Report + feedback on first discussion paper (Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario) - February 3
* Raising the Roof Toque Campaign --- February 7 (2012) is Toque Tuesday!
* Old Age Security changes ahead?
--- Stephen Harper: Old Age Security changes are 'being considered'
- February 3
--- OAS changes could cost Ontario $200 million a year - February 3
--- Lots of pension options, no open discussion in Parliament
(rabble.ca) - February 1
--- Pension reform raises questions about effect in provinces - February 1
--- Research shows Old Age Security system keeps seniors out of poverty(Canadian Business Magazine) - February 1
--- No changes to Old Age Security benefits in upcoming budget, Flaherty says - February 1
--- Why raising OAS to 67 doesn't make sense (Ellen Roseman in Moneyville.ca - Toronto Star) - February 1
--- Research belies PM’s warning about OAS - January 30
--- CCPA and other resources on pension reform and Old Age Security : Update - January 30
*
[Ontario] SPAR Monitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change (City of Toronto) - February 1
* British Columbia Update:
--- MLA Welfare Challenge Update and Fact Sheet (Raise the Rates) - January 2012
--- Five Myths About Welfare
--- Inequality Facts
--- B.C. poverty reduction plan could reduce costs, advocates argue (The Straight.com) - January 30
--- B.C. welfare payments are adequate, says the Fraser Institute (Vancouver Sun) - January 26
--- Rebuttals to the Jan. 26 Vancouver Sun article (from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the BC Association of Social Workers, a Vancouver pediatrician and the Canadian Social Research Links Guy)
* Action to End Poverty in Alberta (AEPA) and the Social Policy Framework - January 31
* New Brunswick anti-poverty advocate quits the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation Board - January 31
* So There's Income Inequality. Now What? (Rob Rainer in Huffington Post Canada) - January 31
* Can microcredit work in Canada? (Globe and Mail ) - January 30
* Crown - First Nations Gathering Outcome Statements (Prime Minister's Office and Assembly of First Nations National Chief) - January 24
* The Manitoba Mincome Experiment (M. L'Heureux in Legal Checkpoint Blog) - November 2007
* [Brain Drain] Evidence from the 2000 Cohort of Canadian University Graduates (Canadian Public Policy Journal) - 2008
* Sixth Estate Blog : The Harper Government™ Patronage List and Lobbyists
* Indicators of Well-being in Canada (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
---
Statscan to abandon no-layoff policy as budget cuts loom - January 30
--- Labour Force Survey, January 2012 - February 3
--- Adult and youth correctional services: Key indicators, 2010/2011 - January 31

--- Seniors returning to Canada- January 30
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* UNdata (United Nations)
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

January 29, 2012
* Harper drops hints about Canadian Old Age pension reform at the World Economic Forum (CBC News) - January 27
* Economic Inequality.ca Bulletin No. 1 - January 27
* Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives : National Update - January 27
* Canada Child Benefits, July 2011 to June 2012 (Canada Revenue Agency)
* Social Security Statistics, Canada and Provinces, 1978-79 to 2002-2003 (links updated) - January 27
* 2011 Canadian Housing Observer (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) - January 24
* Manitoba Department responsible for welfare --- name change [Correction]
* The Employment Insurance Program in Canada: How it Works (Library of Parliament Research Publications) - October 2010
* From Mothers' Allowance to Mothers Need Not Apply: Canadian Welfare Laws as Liberal and Neo-Liberal Reforms (Osgoode Law Journal) - April 2008
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
---
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, November 2011 - January 26
--- Study: Criminal victimization in the territories, 2009 - January 26
---
Study: Firm entry and exit in Canada, 2000 to 2008 - January 25
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in September 2011 - January 24
--- Profile of seniors’ transportation habits
- January 23
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 (Davos-Klosters, Switzerland) --- 25-29 January, 2012
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

January 22, 2012
* Provincial-territorial departments responsible for welfare : recent name changes in four provinces
* [Alberta] Provincial Government Invites Response to Social Policy Framework Discussion Guide (Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
) - January 20
* Growing income gap generates little blame, Environics poll suggests (CBC News) - January 19
* Alberta : The Journey Towards a Provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy (Alberta Urban Municipalities Association) - January 18
* Crown - First Nations Gathering - January 23 -24, 2012
* From the Library of Parliament:
--- The Canada Health Transfer : Changes to Provincial Allocations
- February 25, 2011
--- Public Service Reductions in the 1990s: Background and Lessons Learned - April 12, 2010
* New Brunswick pre-budget consultation submission (Common Front for Social Justice) - January 2012
* SPAR Monitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change (City of Toronto) - January 18
* Three news releases from the Council of the Federation - January 17:
--- Growing the Economy
--- Premiers Appoint Working Group on Fiscal Arrangements
--- Premiers Announce Health Care Innovation Working Group
* Four-part special series on the growth of inequality in Canada (Vancouver Sun) - December 20
* Poverty: A Huge Cost to Our Health-care System (Megan Yarema in Huffington Post Canada) - January 16
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
---
Consumer Price Index, December 2011 - January 20
--- Employment Insurance, November 2011 - January 19
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Right-Wing Talking Points Translated Into English (The Conservative Lie - blog) - August 19, 2010
* Wikipedia U.S. 24-hr blackout January 18: What are SOPA and PIPA? (Toronto Star)
* [U.S.] Five Things You Probably Don’t Know About Food Stamps (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - January 20
* Inequality rises across the G20 as economic growth leaves the poor behind (OXFAM International) - January 18
* Spain joins Italy, France and Germany in support of Robin Hood Tax (National Union of Public and General Employees) - January 18
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

January 15, 2012
* Economic Inequality.ca - new site, launched Jan. 2012 --- Public meeting (in Toronto) Jan. 24
* Media scan by Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre:
--- ‘Austerity’ shouldn’t crush the poor
--- The power of the tax credit
--- An excellent blog on responses to austerity
--- Andrew Jackson blogs on the Mowat Employment Insurance report

* New from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
--- Counsel for the Council
[of the Federation]
--- Disability papers
--- Provincial/Territorial Policy Monitor - December 2011
* The Federal Role in the Future of Health and Health in Canada (By Bill Tholl and Guy Bujold for the Health Action Lobby) - January 12
* Standing Up for Freedom and Privacy - Symposium (Toronto, January 27, 2012)
* The 11th North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress - Call for Proposals Deadline extended to January 31 (Basic Income Canada Network)
* Are We Doing Enough? A status report on Canadian public policy and child and youth health (Canadian Paediatric Society) - January 10
* A comparison of Canadian and American welfare reforms in the 1990s--- and a word of caution...
* Annual Tax Expenditures and Evaluations Report (Department of Finance Canada) - January 9
* "Microsoft"anti-virus scam - January 8
* Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy (Nick Falvo in Progressive Economic Forum) - January 8
* Nunavut Poverty Summit Produces Broad Agreement on Plan of Action (Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction) - December 1, 2011
* 2012 : New Year, Same Challenges (Canada Without Poverty) - January 3
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
---
Canadian Economic Observer - January 2012 issue - January 12
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Drug Testing Welfare Recipients: Recent Proposals and Continuing Controversies (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) - October 2011
* [U.S.] Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ["food stamps"] (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - January 10
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

January 8, 2012
* Ontario : Latest welfare statistics (November 2011) and analysis by John Stapleton - January 6
* SPARmonitor : January 4, 2012 (SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto)
--- Paid and Unpaid Work over Three Generations
--- The Recession’s Ongoing Impact on America’s Children
--- Canada’s CEO Elite 100: The 0.01%
--- Income Inequality in Western Canada
--- Common Ground: A Strategy for Moving Forward on Poverty Reduction
--- Ending Violence against Aboriginal Women and Girls
* Canada's CEO Elite 100 : The 0.01% (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) -
* Recent blog posts from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA):
--- Social Insurance Benefits Increase for 2012, by Andrew Jackson
--- Flaherty’s Christmas List — all Mixed Up, by Toby Sanger
--- Is Money Enough? The Meaning of 6% and Flaherty’s Health “Plan”, by Armine Yalnizyan
--- Government intervention needed to address youth unemployment, by Graham Cox
--- Sitting on the Sidelines: Young People Miss Out on the Recovery
--- A Progressive Alternative to the Harper Agenda
, by Andrew Jackson January 3
* BC Poverty Reduction Coalition - new site launched
* [British Columbia] Surrey MLA Starts Month on Welfare (Raise the Rates) - January 6
* MyPermissions.org - a great new privacy tool (for Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
*
What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
---
Labour Force Survey, December 2011 - January 6
--- Do Relative Canada/U.S. Prices Equate to the Exchange Rate? - January 4
--- New Evidence on Exchange-rate-adjusted Prices in Canada - January 4

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* The Latest on Inequality from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - January 4
* LIS (formerly known as the Luxembourg Income Study)
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

January 3, 2012
* Closing the gap between EI and welfare : The Jobseeker’s Loan (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - January 1, 2012
* Save more in 2012 with the Tax-Free Savings Account (Finance Canada) - December 30
* Harper Government Highlights Tax Relief for 2012 (incl. Family Caregiver Tax Credit) (Finance Canada) - December 30
* The Canada We Want in 2020 : Inequality Is Not Inevitable (Canada 2020) - December 2011
* [Manitoba] Welfare fills gap as jobless wait for Employment Insurance (Winnipeg Free Press) - December 30
* Get practical on homelessness : At Home/Chez Soi (Mental Health Commission of Canada) - December 29
* Campaign 2000’s year-end overview of the state of poverty reduction in Canada - December 2011
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
Nothing.
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit: Ditto.
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)


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