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December 27, 2015
No newsletter this week.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

December 20, 2015
* Finance Ministers Meet to Grow the Economy (Department of Finance Canada) - December 2015
* Media & Policy News for 18 December 2015 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, November 2015 - December 18
--- Employment Insurance, October 2015 - December 17
--- Income of Canadians, 2000 to 2013 - December 17
--- The surge of women in the workforce - December 17
--- Study: Charitable giving in Canada, 2013 - December 17
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* French MP wants basic income to replace all welfare: is he right? (Basic Income Earth Network) - December 13
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

December 13, 2015
* Every ninth child in Ontario : A Cost-Benefit Analysis for Investing in the Care of Special Needs Children and Youth in Ontario (John Stapleton et al.) - November 2015
* 2015 Child Care Fees in Canadian Cities (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - December 10
* Welfare in Canada 2014 (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - November 8
* Media & Policy News for 11 December 2015 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls announced December 8
* Speech from the Throne (Government of Canada) - December 4
* Dix choses à savoir sur les défis associés avec mettre fin à l’itinérance au Canada (Par Nick Falvo dans Progressive Economics) - 18 novembre
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Study: International students who become permanent residents in Canada, 1990 to 2013 - December 10
---- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), second quarter 2015 - December 9
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Finland's Basic Income experiment (Vox.com) - December 8
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

December 6, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 04 December 2015 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)[Ontario]
* Media & Policy News for 01 December 2015 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)[Ontario]
* [Ontario] Five lessons from the failing fight against child poverty (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Ontario office) - November 30
* Call for Participation: The Fifteenth Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress (Winnipeg, Manitoba) May 12-15, 2016
* Proposed Changes to the New Brunswick Employment Standards (Common Front for Social Justice) - November 6
* Nova Scotia to revamp "broken" social welfare system (Halifax Chronicle-Herald) - October 28
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
---- Labour Force Survey, November 2015 - December 4
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, Third quarter 2015 - December 4
--- Study: A profile of the labour market experiences of adults with disabilities, 2012 - December 3
--- Developmental disabilities among Canadians aged 15 years and older, 2012 - December 3
--- Canadian Survey on Disability: Data tables, 2012 - December 3
--- 2016 Census teacher's and adult education kits - December 1
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

November 29, 2015
* 2015 Report Cards on Child and Family Poverty in Canada: Let’s End Child Poverty for Good (Campaign 2000) - November 24
* High hopes for federal action to end child poverty ( Laurie Monsebraaten, Toronto Star) - November 24
* Action on poverty long overdue : Opinion: B.C.’s all-party finance committee recommends poverty reduction strategy — again (Vancouver Sun) - November 20
* The Canada Social Report: A Compendium of Social Information (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - November 16 Update
* HUNGERCOUNT 2015 (Food Banks Canada) - November 17
* Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections 2015 (Government of Canada) - November 20
* [Guaranteed annual income] Former Senator Hugh Segal inspires basic income advocates, says he has ‘never been more optimistic' (Basic Income Canada Network) - November 17
* Ten Things to Know About the Challenges of Ending Homelessness in Canada (Nick Falvo in Progressive Economics Forum) - November 18
* Québec Poverty Reduction November 2015 Update / Réduction de la pauvreté au Québec - Mise à jour novembre 2015
* 2015 Poverty Progress Profiles (Canada Without Poverty) - October 1

November 22, 2015
* Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections 2015 (Government of Canada) - November 20
* [Guaranteed annual income] Former Senator Hugh Segal inspires basic income advocates, says he has ‘never been more optimistic' (Basic Income Canada Network) - November 17
* Ten Things to Know About the Challenges of Ending Homelessness in Canada (Nick Falvo in Progressive Economics Forum) - November 18
* Québec Poverty Reduction November 2015 Update / Réduction de la pauvreté au Québec - Mise à jour novembre 2015
* 2015 Poverty Progress Profiles (Canada Without Poverty) - October 1
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
---- Consumer Price Index, October 2015- November 20
--- Employment Insurance, September 2015 - November 19
--- Elementary–Secondary Education Survey for Canada, the provinces and territories, 2013/2014 - November 19
--- Regional differences in the educational outcomes of young immigrants - November 18
--- Canadian Government Finance Statistics, 2013 - November 18
--- Study: The social determinants of higher mental distress among Inuit, 2012 - November 17
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

November 15, 2015
* Prime Minister of Canada makes ministerial mandate letters public (including a new Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy!) - November 13
* 2015 Poverty Progress Profiles (Canada Without Poverty) - October 1
*. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
---- Study: Recent developments in the Canadian economy, Fall 2015 - November 12
--- General Social Survey: Giving, volunteering and participating: Public use microdata file, 2013 - November 12
--- Women in Canada: Families and living arrangements, 2011 - November 10
--- Aboriginal Peoples Survey: Data tables, 2012 - November 9
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

November 8 , 2015
* [British Columbia] Removing financial barriers for persons with disabilities on assistance (Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation) - November 5
* Five Things to Know About Pre-1964 Canadian Housing Policy
* Trudeau sworn in as 23rd prime minister of Canada, new cabinet announced - November 4
* Five quick wins for Trudeau’s first day in office (The National Observer) - November 3
* BC Welfare Food Challenge runs November 3 to November 9
* Media & Policy News for 02 November 2015 ( By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Increasing Support for People Receiving Social Assistance : Ontario Invests $100 Million to Help Vulnerable Ontarians - (ON Ministry of Community and Social Services) - November 3
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
---- Labour Force Survey, October 2015 - November 6
--- High-income trends among Canadian taxfilers, 1982 to 2013 - November 3
--- Purchasing power parities, 2014 - November 3
--- Aboriginal peoples: Fact sheet for Canada - November 3
--- Consumer Price Index, by province - November 3
--- Canada's population estimates: Census families, July 1, 2015 - November 2
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

November 1 , 2015
* [Ontario] A Place to Call Home : Report of the Advisory Panel on Homelessness (Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing) - October 28
* Media & Policy News for 30 October 2015 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Alberta Budget 2015 - October 27, 2015
* Stats Can waiting to possibly reinstate long-form census (Ottawa Citizen) - October 27
* Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW) - Work-Related Benefit still available and rates increased Oct/Nov 2015 (Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Nine Urgent Post-Harper Challenges : Surveying hazards and opportunities across our upended political landscape (The Tyee) - October 26
* L’itinérance à Yellowknife : Un nouveau défi social (Version française de Homelessness in Yellowknife: An Emerging Social Challenge) Par Nick Falvo - Mai 2011
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Study: Youth labour force participation, 2008 to 2014 - October 30
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2015 - October 29
--- Evolution of housing in Canada from 1957 to 2014 - October 28
--- Study: Recent changes in demographic trends in Canada - October 27
--- Study: Flu vaccination rates in Canada, 2003 to 2013–2014
--- Education Indicators in Canada, October 2015
* 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: 2014 (U.S. Census Bureau) - September 16, 2015
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

October 25, 2015
* TrudeauMetre.ca
* Federal Election 2015 : results and selected commentary
--- Elections Canada Home Page
--- Macleans
--- Huffington Post Canada
--- Globe and Mail
--- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
--- Toronto Star
--- CBC News
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
----- Consumer Price Index, September 2015 - October 23
--- Smooth new lines - the trend-cycle - October 22
--- Employment Insurance, August 2015 October 22
--- Study: Women in Canada: Immigrant women - October 21
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

October 18, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 16 october 2015 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Selected coverage of the October 19, 2015 federal election
--- WHOA CANADA! (63-minute movie) - October 2015
--- NEW from rabble.ca:
--- Progressives' post-election task: Organizing for change - October 16
--- Highlights and fears from election 2015 - October 16
--- It gets worse: Economy continues decline under Harper government - October 15
* Globe and Mail Federal Election 2015 coverage
* How do your beliefs on social issues align with those of each political party?
* Macleans Federal Election 2015 Coverage
* The Harper Record 2008-2015
* Hollowing out the Middle: Recasting Workforce Development Programs under the Harper Government (Donna Wood, University of Victoria)
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
----- Social assistance receipt among refugee claimants in Canada : Evidence from linked administrative data files, 1999 to 2011 - October 15
---- Labour Force Survey, September 2015 - October 9
* Unincorporated self-employment in Canada, 1989 to 2010 - October 8
--- Political participation and civic engagement of youth, 2013 - October 7
--- The impact of mental health problems on family members, 2012 - October 7
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

October 13, 2015
* [Ontario] The “Welfare Diet” 20 years later : The growing nutrition crisis for Ontario’s poorest people (John Stapleton et al) - October 2015
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - October 7 [SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
----- Canada's population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2015 - September 29
----- Canadian identity, 2013 - 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] Tennessee’s First Year Of Drug Testing Welfare Applicants Didn’t Go Very Well (ThinkProgress) - October 7
* The World Bank Announces a Major Milestone in the Fight Against Extreme Poverty (World Bank) - October 4
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

October 4, 2015
* Minimum wage increases in five provinces October 1, 2015 [Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador]
* Welfare in Canada : Provincial Social Assistance in Comparative Perspective (University of Toronto Press)
* The Harper Record 2008-2015: Book Launch and Cinq à Sept (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - October 5, 2015
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
----- Canada's population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2015 - September 29
----- Canadian identity, 2013 - October 1
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* BIEN NewsFlash Volume 88, October 2015 (Basic Income Earth Network - BIEN)
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

September 27, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 25 September 2015 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Canadian Election Proposals : Four Things N1eeded to Make Pharmacare Work for Canadians (Politudes : International Social Policy Monitor) - September 26
* Vanishing Canada: A Maclean’s investigation into Ottawa’s “war on data” - September 18
* Minimum Wage Rates in Canada: 1965-2015 (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - September 2015
* Who's Hungry 2015 : Daily Bread Food Bank's Annual Report on Hunger in Toronto - September 21
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
----- Payroll employment, earnings and hours - September 24
----- Spending on research and development, 2015 (intentions)- September 23
----- Real-time CANSIM tables
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

September 20, 2015
*Women and Girls in Canada (Status of Women Canada) - February 10, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 18 September 2015 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Federal Election 2015 - Odds and Sods
* Selected content from Jennefer Laidley's Media and Policy News
* Ten Things to Know About Homelessness in Canada (Nick Falvo) September 17
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Consumer Price Index, August 2015
--- Employment Insurance, July 2015
--- Aboriginal population and households in Canada, 2011 to 2036
--- Labour market outcomes of young postsecondary graduates, 2005 to 2012
--- Employment services, 2013
--- Civic engagement and political participation, 2013
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* New from the Centre on Budget and Policy Priorities and the U.S. Census Bureau:
--- Income and Poverty in the United States: 2014
--- American Community Survey
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

September 13, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 11 September 2015 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Groundworkforchange.org - Supporting solidarity and just relationships with Indigenous peoples - September 2015
* NEW : Canadian Rental Housing Index
* The Fiscal Monitor for June 2015 (Finance Canada)
* 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
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

By Gilles:
There was no newsletter for the week of August 31 to September 6 because Mrs. Canadian Social Research Links Guy and I had a week-long visit with Daniel, Son-of-Canadian-Social-Research-Links-Guy on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake in Beautiful BC....

August 30, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 28 August 2015 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* 10 Reasons to Vote for Anyone but Harper (Huffington Post Canada)
* Human Rights and Poverty Reduction Strategies : A Guide to International Human Rights (Canada Without Poverty) - August 2015
* Fraser Institute study says income inequality isn’t a problem in Canada (Christopher Sarlo, Jason Clemens and Joel Emes) - July 2015)
*What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Real-time CANSIM tables - August 26, 27 and 28
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, June 2015 - August 27
--- Consumer Price Index, July 2015 - August 21
--- Employment Insurance, June 2015 - August 20
--- Avoidable mortality among First Nations adults in Canada: A cohort analysis - August 19
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] Why the Conversation Over Drug Testing Welfare Applicants Continues (CLASP.org)
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

August 23, 2015
No newsletter this week --- visiting with family and friends in southern Ontario...

August 16, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 14 August 2015 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Canada Votes 2015 (Social Planning Network of Ontario)
* We've Got the Stephen Harper Hates Us Blues (videos)
* The Old Duff on Trial... ad nauseam
* Ontario Premier Releases Details of Ontario Retirement Pension Plan - August 11
* Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence Compiled (The Tyee)
* [British Columbia] Regulation changes support families on income assistance (BC Government) - July 24
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, first quarter 2015 - August 13
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

August 9, 2015
* Jennefer's Mini Media Scan - early August (Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change [SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto] - August 5
* Stephen Harper has the worst economic record of any Prime Minister since World War II (PressProgress) - July 30
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, July 2015 - August 7
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

August 2, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 31 July, 2015 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Ottawa slammed for refusing to help run Ontario pension plan (Ontario Government) - July 30
* Northern Ontario stats aren't reliable enough to be used, data librarian says (CBC News) - July 27
* Rhetoric and Reality: Evaluating Canada's Economic Record Under the Harper Government (Unifor) - July 2015
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, May 2015 - July 30
--- Spending on research and development in the higher education sector, 2013/2014 - July 29
--- Research and development in the higher education sector, 2014/2015 - July 29
--- Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012 : Memory disabilities among Canadians aged 15 years and older - July 27
--- Education Indicators in Canada, July 2015 - July 27
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] - Medicaid at 50: Ten Key Facts (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - July 30
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

July 26, 2015
* Concluding observations of the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the sixth periodic report of Canada - July 2015
* Access to Health Services for Remote First Nations Communities, from the Spring 2015 Report of the Auditor General of Canada - July 22
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Employment Insurance, May 2015 - July 23
--- Police-reported crime statistics, 2014 - July 22
--- Pension plans in Canada, as of January 1, 2014 - July 22
--- Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in April 2015 - July 21
--- Childhood National Immunization Coverage Survey, 2013 - July 21
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

July 19, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 17 July, 2015 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Annual summer meeting of Canada's Premiers (Council of the Federation) - July 17
* Assistance with the payment of costs of non-insured drugs for people receiving social assistance - July 19
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, June 2015 - July 17
--- Fact sheets (July 15):
***** Bisphenol A concentrations in Canadians, 2012 and 2013
***** Tobacco use of Canadians, 2012 and 2013
***** Lead, mercury and cadmium concentrations in Canadians, 2012 and 2013
--- Aboriginal Peoples Survey, 2012 (CANSIM Tables) - July 14
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

July 12, 2015
* Canada's Human Rights Record Under UN Review For First Time Since 2006 (Huffington Post Canada) - June 7
* Media & Policy News for 10 July, 2015 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* [British Columbia] Why not honour Jean Swanson for her tireless fight against legislated poverty? (Georgia Straight) - July 8
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, June 2015 - July 10
--- Full-time Employment, 1976 to 2014 - July 9
--- Canadian Income Survey, 2013 - July 8
--- Study: Cases in adult criminal courts involving intimate partner violence, 2012 - July 8
--- Income Research Paper Series: "Low Income Lines, 2013-2014" - July 8
--- Shelters for abused women, 2014 - July 6
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

July 5, 2015
* A guaranteed annual income would solve the problem of poverty while actually saving public money. (Toronto Star) - July 4
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- National Aboriginal Day... by the numbers - June 17
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, April 2015 - June 25
--- Minimum wage in Canada since 1975 - June 29
--- Study: Employment patterns of families with children, 1976 to 2014 - June 24
--- Changes in wealth across the income distribution, 1999 to 2012 - June 3
--- Changes in debt and assets of Canadian families, 1999 to 2012 - April 29
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] Finding and Using Health Statistics (The Scout Report)
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

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June 28, 2015
SHIFTING DOWN TO SUMMER MODE....
Wherein we ask ourselves :
What's better than a dry, sunny day at the office?
http://goo.gl/7wGlsX

No new site content added since last week's newsletter except for selected links (see immediately below)
from the Canada Social Report : http://www.canadasocialreport.ca/
(from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy)

List of topics covered in the Canada Social Report and selected links:
[Click the link above, then select the content you wish to read.]
* Social Policy Record, 2015 Child Benefits
* Policy Monitors
* Key Indicators (Currently under development)
* Poverty Reduction Strategies
* Welfare in Canada
* Social Assistance Summaries (Sequel to the Social Assistance Statistical Report series)
* Minimum Wages - Report forthcoming
* Poverty Profile (Currently under development)
* Working Poor :
--- Two Toronto/Hamilton reports:
1) The Working Poor in the Toronto Region : Mapping working poverty in Canada’s richest city
2)The Precarity Penalty

Source:
Canada Social Report
http://www.canadasocialreport.ca/

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June 21, 2015
* Canada Social Report (Caledon Institute of Social Policy and partners) - June 16
* Government Increasing Ontario Child Benefit in July to Help 500,000 Families (Ministry of Children and Youth Services) - June 17
* 20,000 Homes Campaign (Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness and Community Solutions)
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - June 17
* Media & Policy News for 19 June (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, May 2015 - June 19
--- Employment Insurance, April 2015 - June 18
--- Study: Volunteering in Canada, 2004 to 2013- June 18
--- Canada's population estimates, first quarter 2015 - June 17
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in March 2015 - June 16
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

June 14, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 12 June (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* 2015 June Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Senate of Canada : Senators’ Expenses
* [Saskatchewan] Social assistance policy swings leave needs unmet (Saskatoon Star Phoenix) - June 8
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change [SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto] - June 3
* Promising Practices to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls (House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women) - June 4
* Is it time to repair Canada's social safety net? (Rex Murphy, CBC Cross Country Checkup) - May 17
* Renewing Canada’s Social Architecture (Mowat Centre et al.) - May/June 2015
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Employer pension plans (trusteed pension funds), fourth quarter 2014 - June 5
--- Police-reported hate crimes, 2013 - June 9
--- Police-reported cybercrime, 2013 - June 9
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] Solutions to Fight Economic Inequality (TalkPoverty.org) - June 10
* [United States] Participation in Government Programs, 2009–2012: Who Gets Assistance? (Census Bureau) - May 2015
* The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) - May 27
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

June 7, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 05 June (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Aboriginal Affairs “retaliated” against First Nations child advocate over human rights complaint: Tribunal (APTN National News) - June 6
* Truth and Reconciliation Commission urges Canada to confront 'cultural genocide' of residential schools (CBC News) - June 2
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, May 2015 - June 5
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, first quarter 2015 - June 5
--- The 2011 National Household Survey—the complete statistical story - June 4
--- Study: Changes in wealth across the income distribution, 1999 to 2012 - June 3
--- Mental health and contact with police in Canada, 2012
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

May 31, 2015
* Social Assistance and Related Programs, 1994
* Media & Policy News for 29 May 2015 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Taxes for the Common Good : A Public Justice Primer on Taxation (Citizens for Public Justice) - May 2015
* Poverty and Deaths in British Columbia : The Coroners Service’s Mandate and Why It Must Investigate (By Tim Richards and the UVic Poverty Law Club) - May 2015
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canadian economic accounts, first quarter 2015 and March 2015 - May 29
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, March 2015 - May 29
--- Unionization rates falling - May 28
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

May 24, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 22 May 2015 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Inequality and inter-generational unfairness (The Broadbent Blog) - May 16
* [British Columbia] Federal Government’s Unilateral Removal of Funding from First Nations Social Development Society Denounced (First Nations Social Development Society) - May 20
* Calgary Mayor Nenshi pledges to take leadership push for Guaranteed Annual Income (Leaders and Legacies) - May 9
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - March to May 2015 [SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]
* 2015 State of the Federation : Canadian Federalism and Infrastructure - June 4-6, 2015 (Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen's University, Kingston)
* Ontario to rethink disability welfare reviews (Toronto Star and Income Security Advocacy Centre) - May 16
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, April 2015 - May 22
--- Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012 - May 22
--- Employment Insurance, March 2015 - May 21
--- Trends in social capital in Canada, 2003, 2008 and 2013 - May 20
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* City of Los Angeles Raises Hourly Minimum Wage to $15 - May 21
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

May 17, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 15 May 2015 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Nova Scotia promising widespread reform of social assistance (CBC News) - May 13
* Ontario : Call for Proposals for Local Poverty Reduction Fund Now Open - May 13
* Renewing Canada’s Social Architecture - May 13
* Recent releases from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
--- Memo to the Mayors of Canada [Poverty reduction] - May 2015
--- Mémo à l'attention des Maires du Canada [Réduction de la pauvreté] - mai 2015
--- Child benefit reform is back on track - May 7
--- Federal and provincial policy monitors for April 2015
--- The 2015 Federal Budget and Housing: Too good to be true - May 2015
*What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Study: Participation in extracurricular activities and high school completion among off-reserve First Nations people, 2012 - May 13
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Social policy coordination in Canada: learning from the EU (Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue) - April 13 [ADDENDUM]
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

May 10, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 8 May 2015 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Followup from the 2014 Fall Report of the Auditor General of Canada (House Standing Committee on Public Accounts) - May 2015
* 2015 Manitoba Budget (April 30, 2015) - Commentary from Make Poverty History Manitoba and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba Office
* Provincial elections in Prince Edward Island (May 4) and Alberta (May 5)
*What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, April 2015 - May 8
--- Elementary and secondary education expenditures, 2012/2013 - May 7
--- Study: Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy, spring 2015 - May 7
--- Police-reported crime in Canada's Provincial North and territories, 2013 - May 7
--- Long-term Care Facilities Survey, 2013 - May 4
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Social policy coordination in Canada: learning from the EU (Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue) - April 13
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

May 3, 2015
* Provincial elections in Prince Edward Island (May 4) and Alberta (May 5)
* Media & Policy News for 1 May 2015 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Ontario Retirement Pension Plan to Become Law (Ontario Ministry of Finance) - April 29
* 2015 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada + Response from Harper Government - April 28
* Media & Policy News for 27 April 2015 (By Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* The 2015 Federal Budget: Not a real seniors’ budget (Canadian Alliance of United Seniors) - April 2015
* Saskatchewan government creates advisory group on poverty - April 23
* Poverty Reduction Summit in Ottawa - May 6-8, 2015 (Tamarack Institute)
*What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Gross domestic product by industry, February 2015 - April 30
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, February 2015 - April 30
--- Study: Changes in debt and assets of Canadian families, 1999 to 2012 - April 29
--- The underground economy in Canada, 2012 - April 29
--- Injuries at work, 2013 - April 28
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

April 26, 2015
* The Working Poor : Mapping working poverty in Canada’s richest city (John Stapleton, Metcalf Foundation) - April 20
* Ontario Budget 2015 - April 23
* Economic Action Plan (federal budget) 2015 - April 21
* Release of The Fiscal Monitor for February 2015 (Finance Canada) - April 21
* The truth about Canada’s low-income benefits: They work (Globe and Mail) - April 21
* How’s Life in the City? Life Satisfaction Across Census Metropolitan Areas and Economic Regions in Canada (Statistics Canada) - April 22
* Recent Manitoba annual reports from the Dept. responsible for welfare in Manitoba (Manitoba Jobs and the Economy) - April 20
* From Gap to Chasm: Alberta's Increasing Income Inequality (Parkland Institute) - April 20
* Is that really YOU, Ole Duff?
* Equal Pay Day in Ontario is on April 20, 2015 this year ( Ontario Equal Pay Coalition)
*What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Employment Insurance, February 2015 - April 23
--- Youth and adult correctional statistics in Canada, 2013/2014 - April 22
--- The local unemployment rate and permanent retirement - April 22
--- Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in January 2015 - April 21
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* The Happiest Countries in the World (in 2012) (Global Finance Magazine) - April 22
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

April 19, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 17 April 2015 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Pre-Budget Outlook (Parliamentary Budget Officer) - April 17
* Seven Reasons Why the Conservatives are More Disappointing than the Toronto Maple Leafs (PressProgress) - April 15
* [British Columbia] The Case for Increasing the Minimum Wage : What does the academic literature tell us? (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - April 14
* Making Ends Meet : Toronto’s 2015 Living Wage (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - April 10
* Don’t double limit on tax-free savings accounts: Editorial (Toronto Star) - April 10
* What happened when Canada stopped counting its numbers (Toronto Star) - April 14
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, March 2015 - April 17
--- Prevalence and correlates of marijuana use in Canada, 2012 - April 15
--- StatCan Blog : Consulting users - April 15
--- Canadians and nature: Interacting with nature, 2013 - April 14
--- Study: Grandparents living with their grandchildren, 2011 - April 14
--- Survey of Financial Security: Public use microdata file, 2012 - April 14
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] Forget Steak and Seafood: Here’s How Welfare Recipients Actually Spend Their Money - April 15
(Slate.com)
* [United States] Standard Budgets (Basic Needs Budgets) in the United States Since 2006 (U.S. Census Bureau) - August 2012
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

April 12, 2015
* Should poor seniors have to pay to volunteer? (Toronto Star) - March 29
* Great Gatsby v. Zero-Dollar Linda (Munir A. Sheikh, for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute) - April 2015
* Racialized Precarious Employment and the Inadequacies of the Canadian Welfare State (SAGE Open) - April 10
* Minister Oliver Meets With Private Sector Economists to Discuss Canada's Economy - April 9
* Nova Scotia 2015-2016 Budget - April 9
* Debate : Canadians Should Stop Worrying About Income Inequality (video) (Macdonald-Laurier Institute) - April 7
* Media & Policy News for 10 April 2015 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Local Poverty Reduction Fund to Support Community-Driven Solutions (Ontario) - April 7
* New Brunswick Provincial Budget 2015-16 (New Brunswick Finance) - March 31
* Saskatchewan Provincial Budget 2015-16 (Saskatchewan Finance) - March 18
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, March 2015 - April 10
--- Infographic: The faces of volunteers in Canada, 2013 - April 8
--- Legal aid in Canada, 2013/2014 - April 8
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

April 5, 2015
* The plight of low income hardworking seniors (John Stapleton, Open Policy Ontario) - March 27
* Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy 2014 Annual Report (Ontario Government) - March 31
* Media & Policy News for 02 April 2015 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* How Much Does the Federal Government Spend on Child Care and Who Benefits? (Parliamentary Budget Officer) - March 31
* Welfare recipients treated like guinea pigs : Ontario government’s ‘improvement’ to its disability program hurts those who are trying hardest. (Carol Goar,Toronto Star) - March 31
* Ontario Allocates $587 Million to Help End Homelessness (Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing) - March 30
* Ten Things to Know About Homelessness in Canada’s North (Nick Falvo in Northern Public Affairs) - March 25
* Social Assistance caseload/beneficiary statistics and expenditure information, by province/territory, 1997 to 2014 - March 25
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, January 2015 - March 31
--- Study: School mobility and educational outcomes of off-reserve First Nations students, 2012 - March 31
--- Study: Academic outcomes of public and private high school students: What lies behind the differences? - March 31
--- Farm operating revenues and expenses, 2013 - March 31
--- Canada at a Glance, 2015 - March 31
--- Police resources in Canada, 2014 - March 30
--- Study: Women in Canada: Female population, 2014 - March 30
--- Aboriginal Peoples Survey, 2012 - March 30
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

March 29, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 27 March 2015 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* TEDx talk on deep learning by computers (Rob Rainer, Basic Income Canada Network) - March 27
* House of Commons Committee items posted recently (Parliamentary website) - March 27
* Recent releases from Finance Canada:
--- Release of The Fiscal Monitor for January 2015 - March 27
--- Harper Government Introduces Legislation to Put More Money in the Pockets of Parents - March 27
--- Harper Government Tables Notice of Ways and Means Motion to Implement Tax Cuts for Families - March 24
* Alberta Budget 2015 (Government of Alberta) - March 26
* Budget 2015-2016 du Gouvernement du Québec - le 26 mars // 2015 - 2016 Budget, Government of Quebec - le 26 mars
* Social Assistance Summaries 2014 + Federal/Provincial/Territorial Policy Monitor (Anne Makhoul, Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - March 23
* Ontario announces $4.2 million for cash-starved legal aid clinics + an equal amount to come next year (Toronto Star) - March 22
* Action to End Poverty in Alberta and the payday lender issue in Calgary: an update (Joe Ceci, Momentum) - March 16
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Employment Insurance, January 2015 - March 26
--- Study: Food insecurity in Canada, 2007 to 2012 - March 25
--- Education Indicators in Canada, 2014/2015 - March 25
--- Pensions: The ups and downs of pension coverage in Canada - March 24
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

March 22, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 21 March 2015 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* Alternative Federal Budget 2015 : Delivering the Good (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - March 19
* Ontario to raise minimum wage starting Oct. 1 (CP24.com) - March 19
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, February 2015 - March 20
--- Government Finance Statistics, fourth quarter 2014 - March 19
--- Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2013- March 19
--- Job vacancies, three-month average ending in December 2014 - March 17
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* March 21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Canadian Union of Public Employees) - March 20
* [International] 2014–2015 Global Food Policy Report (International Food Policy Research Institute - IFPRI) - March 18
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

March 15, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 13 March 2015 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - March 11
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]
* [British Columbia] Free tuition, child care for single parents on welfare (Vancouver Sun) - March 11
* British Columbia Rental Assistance Initiatives
* Recent releases from the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition:
--- Minimum Wage and Poverty : The Facts - March 2015
--- BC Minimum Wage and Students : The Facts - January 2015
--- BC Minimum Wage and Women : The Facts - February 2015
* Winter 2015 Newsletter (Canadians for Tax Fairness) - March 13
* Poverty Reduction Summit (program & list of workshops) - May 6-8, 2015 in Ottawa (Tamarack Institute)
* Québec:
--- Bulletin SSQ sur les lois sociales (dont l'assistance sociale) (SSQ Groupe financier)
--- Bulletin on Social Legislation (including social assistance) - (SSQ Financial Group)
* National income floor for troubled times: a guaranteed annual income for everyone (Carol Goar, Toronto Star) March 8
* Hennessy's Index: About women (Trish Hennessy, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - March 8
* Frozen: BC Welfare Rates Haven't Risen in Eight Years - March 4
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, February 2015 - March 13
--- Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012 - March 13
--- National balance sheet and financial flow accounts, fourth quarter 2014 - March 12
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] The income gap between bosses and workers is getting even bigger worldwide (Washington Post) - March 13
* [United States] How Housing Matters (MacArthur Foundation)
* [United States] Don't Starve the Census (New York Times) - March 10
* NewsFlash : March 2015 (Basic Income Earth Network - BIEN)
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

March 8, 2015
* International Women's Day (IWD) 2015 - March 8
* [Ontario] Struggling on a low income (Guest blog by Pamela Chynn) - March 1
* SOUNDBITES e-Bulletin for March 6 (Social Planning Toronto)
* Departmental Action Plans and Progress Reports (House of Commons Public Accounts Committee)
* Women and Poverty [in New Brunswick] : March 8 is International Women's Day (New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice Inc.)
Les femmes et la pauvreté au Nouveau-Brunswick - Mise à jour 2015 (Journée internationale de la femme - Le 8 mars 2015)
* Employment Quality—Trending Down (CIBC World Markets Inc. • Economics) - March 5
* Interview with John Clarke, organizer at the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) in Toronto (Free City Radio) - March 5
* UN Urges Canada to call inquiry into missing, murdered Native women (Red Power Media) - March 6
* Charities call for clarity [by the Canada Revenue Agency] on rules for contributing to public policy (Vancouver Observer) - March 5
* ENGAGE!Beautiful Thinking for March (Tamarack Institute) - March 2015
* 2015 National Housing & Homelessness Congress (Winnipeg, April 28 to May 1, 2015) - (Canadian Housing & Renewal Association)
* Doubling Contributions To The Tax Free Savings Account: Even Nastier Than Income Splitting (Armine Yalnizyan in the Progressive Economics Forum) - March 2
* Nunavut 2015-2016 Budget (Department of Finance) - February 25
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- The Business and Community Newsletter : March 2015
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, fourth quarter 2014 - March 6
--- YouTube Videos : Statistics Canada Channel
--- Civil Court Survey, 2013/2014 - March 4
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* 2015 Index of Economic Freedom (Wall Street Journal and Heritage Foundation)
* [International, includes Canada] Power from the People [decline of unions + rising inequality] (International Monetary Fund (IMF) - March 2015
* [United States] The argument for a basic income (CNN) - March 1
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

March 1, 2015
* Media & Policy News for 27 February (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* New Brunswick : Strategic Program Review / Révision stratégique des programmes (New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice Inc. / Front commun pour la justice sociale du Nouveau-Brunswick inc.) - February 27
* Joint Statement from Ontario's Delegation at the Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls - February 27
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change [SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto] - February 25
* 2015 Election Survey : See how your political beliefs align with each party
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, January 2015 - February 26
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, December 2014 - February 26
--- Study: Senior care: Differences by type of housing, 2012 - February 25
--- Maintenance Enforcement Survey: Child and spousal support, 2013/2014 - February 24
* The Harper Government™ Alphabet of Shame (By the Canadian Social Research Links Guy) - March 1
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Measuring Student Debt and Its Performance - April 2014 (Federal Reserve Bank of New York) + A Strike Against Student Debt (New York Times) - February 27
* [U.S.] Beyond the Numbers
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

February 22, 2015
* British Columbia Budget 2015/16 - February 17
* Getting the Design Right on the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Ontario Office) - February 13
* Ascent of Giants : NAFTA, Corporate Power and the Growing Income Gap (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - February 9
* Justice for First Nations children: A talk by Cindy Blackstock (rabble.ca) - February 18
* [Ontario] Low Wages, No [Health] Benefits (Wellesley Institute) - February 16
* On Family Day, Minister Oliver Celebrates Tax Cuts for Canadian Families (Finance Canada) - February 16
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index: New basket weights, 2013 - February 20
--- Employment Insurance, December 2014 - February 19
--- Charitable donors, 2013 - February 17
--- Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in November 2014 - February 17
--- Income of immigrants: Saskatchewan, 2012 - February 17
--- Income of immigrants: Manitoba, 2012 - February 16
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* The Harper Government™ Alphabet of Shame (By the Canadian Social Research Links Guy) - February 22
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] Nine Charts about Wealth Inequality in America (Urban Institute) - February 19
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

February 15, 2015
* [Ontario] It’s not just welfare computer system that needs a fix: Editorial (Toronto Star) - February 11
* Quebec Liberals aim to level what remains of welfare state (World Socialist Website) - February 13
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change - February 11
[SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto]
* FactsCan plans to test political claims during election - February 10
* Ontario Launches Online Consultation Tool (Government of Ontario) - February 10
* Alberta - revised links for Alberta Works (welfare) and Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (Alberta Human Services)
* [Ontario] Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, January to March 2015 (also includes federal program benefit info)
* Misery fundraising can’t replace social safety nets (Globe and Mail) - February 9
* Québec Social assistance benefit levels increased January 1, 2015 / Nouveaux montants des prestations d'assistance sociale (Gouvernement du Québec) (janvier 2015)
* Families in Canada Conference, June 10-11, 2015 - Ottawa (Vanier Institute of the Family)
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
---Labour Force Survey: Robust and reliable - February 13
--- Registered retirement savings plan contributions, 2013 - February 13
--- Investment income, 2013 - February 13
--- Income of immigrants: Atlantic provinces, 2012 - February 13
--- Study: Provincial convergence and divergence in Canada, 1926 to 2011 - February 12
--- Income of immigrants: Alberta, 2012 - February 12
--- Canada's population estimates: Subprovincial areas, July 1, 2014 - February 11
--- Income of immigrants: British Columbia, 2012 - February 11
--- Income of immigrants: Quebec, 2012 - February 10
--- Income of immigrants: Ontario, 2012 - February 9
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* The Effect of Rising Inequality on Social Security (Center for American Progress) - February 10
* 14th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress (New York, Feb. 26 to March 1, 2015)
* [ International ] Universal Basic Income ( Guaranteed Annual Income) (Medium.com + Reddit) - February 6
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

February 8, 2015
* Guaranteed Annual Income contains three words: Let’s talk about the ‘annual’ part (John Stapleton in Vibrant Communities Canada) - February 4
* Recent postings on the parliamentary website (House of Commons Committees) - February 6
* Responsibility for Housing (Nick Falvo, Progressive Economics Forum) - February 4
* What the Conservatives don't want you to know about their "tough-on-crime" agenda (PressProgress) - February 4
* Québec social justice groups denounce counter-productive welfare reform (The Métropolitain) - February 3
* First Peoples, Second Class Treatment (Wellesley Institute) - February 3
* We Have A Plan (for the elimination of poverty in Canada) – But do they? (Canada Without Poverty / Dignity for All) - February 3
* Six things you need to know about Child Poverty in Saskatchewan (Upstream) - December 12, 2014
* Last chance for reinstatement of the mandatory long-form census? (Macleans + Globe and Mail + others) - February 2
* Ontario Appoints Panel to Look at Ending Long-term Homelessness (Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing) - January 26
[Federal Government] 2014 Public Service Employee Survey (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat) - February 5
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, January 2015 - February 6
--- Exploring the first century of Canada's Consumer Price Index - February 6
--- Canadian Government Finance Statistics: Financial flows and balance sheet, 2007 to 2012 (provisional) - February 4
--- Revisions to the Labour Force Survey, 2001 to 2014 - February 4
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] The President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 (The White House) - February 2
* [United States] How big food brands are boosting profits by targeting the poor (Washington Post) - February 7
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

February 1, 2015
* Suggestions for the public consultations during the New Brunswick Strategic Program Review (NB Common Front for Social Justice Inc.) - January 31
* Federal Minister of Finance Welcomes International Monetary Fund Report Confirming Canada's Return to Balance in 2015 (Finance Canada) - January 30
* Release of The Fiscal Monitor for November 2014 (Finance Canada) - January 30
* Report: Renewal of the Labour Market Development Agreements (House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) - January 28
* Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in British Columbia (Fraser Institute) - January 20
* Six deceptive stories Stephen Harper will tell you during the 2015 election (PressProgress) - January 27
* Ontario Helps Over 25,000 Young People Through the Youth Employment Fund (Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities) - January 27
* Time for federal family policy to grow up: study (Canadian centre for Policy Alternatives) - January 27
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Gross domestic product by industry, November 2014 - January 30
--- General Social Survey: Giving, volunteering and participating, 2013 - January 30
--- Revisions and Improvements (II) to the Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2001 to 2014 - January 30
--- Revisions and Improvements (I) to the Labour Force Survey, 2001 to 2014 - January 29
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, November 2014 - January 29
--- Labour Force Survey: Year-end review, 2014 - January 28
--- Revisions to the Labour Force Survey, 2001 to 2014 - January 28
--- Study: Source-country female labour force participation and the wages of immigrant women in Canada, 2006 to 2012 - January 28
--- Sampling and Weighting Technical Report: National Household Survey, 2011 - January 28
--- Study: Career decision-making patterns of Canadian youth and associated postsecondary educational outcomes, 2000 to 2010 - January 27
--- Canada's crime rate: Two decades of decline - January 27
--- Survey of Financial Security, 2012 - January 27
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] Ending Child Poverty Now (Children’s Defense Fund) - January 28
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

January 25, 2015
* When your child turns 18 on a low income: Three big changes for a lone parent (guest blog from Tess in Open Policy Blog) - January 13
* [Québec] $6 welfare increase falls short of inflation rate (McGill Daily News) - January 19
* [Alberta] Poverty Costs 2.5: Investing in Albertans (Action to End Poverty in Alberta and Vibrant Communities Calgary) - January 2015
* Stephen Harper and the myth of the crooked Indian (Pamela Palmater in rabble.ca) - November 26 (2014)
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Consumer Price Index, December 2014 - January 23
--- Employment Insurance, November 2014 - January 22
--- Survey of Household Spending, 2013 - January 22
--- Quality, as usual - January 21
--- Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in October 2014 - January 20
--- Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2013 - January 19
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [United States] The State of the Union Address (The White House) - January 20
* [United States] How Expensive it is to be Poor (New York Times) - January 18
* [United Kingdom] Poverty and Devolution : The Role of Devolved Governments in a Strong National Social Security System (IPPR) - January 22
* [United Kingdom] Households below a minimum standard : 2008/09 to 2012/13 (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) - January 19
* [International] Wealth: Having it all and wanting more (half of global wealth held by the 1%) (OXFAM International) - January 19
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

January 18, 2015
* Annual earnings exemptions urged for Ontario welfare recipients (Laurie Monsebraaten, Toronto Star) - January 14
* Harper Government Ministers host pre-budget consultations across Canada (Finance Canada) - January 12
* Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in British Columbia, Canada (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights - Organization of American States) - December 2014
* Five ways the government has put medicare on life support (PressProgress) - January 12
* Canada’s Premiers to Meet in Ottawa on January 30, 2015 (Council of the Federation) - January 8
* SPARmonitor - Monitoring Toronto's Social Change [SPAR = Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto] - December 24 (2014) and January 14 (2015)
* Three ways to end poverty in Canada (Art Eggleton in the Toronto Star) - January 5
* When buying socks for the poor is no solution (Halifax Media Co-op) - January 4
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2013 - January 15
--- Study: Employer pensions and the wealth of Canadian families, 2012 - January 15
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Eleven myths about homelessness in America (Washington Post) - January 15
* Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty (Washington Post) - January 16
* [United States] Chart Book: The Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) - January 7
* NewsFlash Volume 287, no. 80, January 2015 (Basic Income Earth Network - BIEN) - January 17
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

January 11, 2015
* Poverty Reduction Summit: Every City, Province and Territory Working Together (Tamarack Institute) - May 6-8, 2015 (Ottawa)
* Recent releases from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy:
--- Cut the [Family] Tax Cut - January 2015
--- Symposium on Children of the Recession - January 2015
--- Federal Policy Monitor, December 2014
--- Provincial/Territorial Policy Monitor, December 2014
* From the National Film Board : The Emperor's New Clothes (1995 video)
* Counting down the 14 silliest Fraser Institute moments of 2014 (PressProgress) - January 5
* The Practical Challenges of Creating a Guaranteed Annual Income in Canada (Fraser Institute) - January 6
* [Trish] Hennessy’s Index, January 2015 : Political Divides (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - January 5
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Labour Force Survey, December 2014 - January 9
--- Government Finance Statistics, third quarter 2014 - January 7
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* [U.S.] Housing: Spotlight on Statistics (U.S. Bureau of Labor)
* [U.S.] How to Raise [Minimum] Wages in New York (New York Times) - January 7
* [International] Child Rights Connect (formerly the NGO Group for the Convention on the Rights of Children)
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

January 4, 2015
* Glory Days : CEO Pay in Canada Soaring to Pre-Recession Highs (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives ) - January 2
* 2014 Annual Review- Poverty Reduction (New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice) - January 2
* New from Finance Canada:
--- Increased Tax Cuts and Benefits to Families (Dec. 31)
--- Creating Jobs and Opportunities for Canadians in 2014 (Dec. 31)
--- Harper Government to Balance Budget in 2015 - January 2
* A review of 2014 at Employment and Social Development Canada (Employment and Social Development Canada) - December 23
* Quarterly report of Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security monthly amounts and related figures - January to March 2015 (Service Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada)
* The Employment Insurance Program in Canada: How It Works (Parliamentary Information and Research Service) - Revised August 2014
* Conservatives dismantling social programs built over generations (Toronto Star) - December 9
* The Wealth Gap: Perceptions and Misconceptions in Canada (Broadbent Institute) - December 2014
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- General Social Survey: Social identity, 2013 - December 23
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

December 29, 2014
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