Canadian Social Research Newsletter

September 3, 2017


Welcome to the weekly Canadian Social Research Newsletter,
a listing of the new links added to the Canadian Social Research Links website in the past week.

You can find the online version of this (September 3, 2017) newsletter at this link:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal/news030917.htm

The e-mail version of this week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2870 subscribers.
Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes and a disclaimer.

IN THIS ISSUE:

* The Income Security System in Canada (the ITFASS REPORT) - September 1980
* Minimum wage, NAFTA renegotiation, workplace equity hot topics at Labour Day parade in Toronto - September 4
* Basic Income Canada Network (BICN)
* Who Is Living Alone in Halton (Ontario)? - August 2017 (Community Development Halton)
* 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)
* Australia : Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Is Mean, Unfair And Totally Unnecessary (August 29)


The ·Income Security System in Canada : Report prepared by the Interprovincial Task Force on Social Security for the Interprovincial Conference of Ministers Responsible for Social Services - September 1980

Welfare / social policy history buffs take note!

The ·Income Security System in Canada : Report prepared by the Interprovincial Task Force on Social Security for the Interprovincial Conference of Ministers Responsible for Social Services
http://openpolicyontario.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/The-Income-Security-System-in-Canada-Report-for-the-Interprovincial-Conference-of-Ministers-Responsible-for-Social-Assistance.pdf
September 1980

The report was fffectionately known as The ITFASS Report, the acronym for the full name of the group responsible for its production.
ITFASS = Interprovincial Task Force on the Administration of Social Security

The main author of the ITFASS report was Michael Mendelson, who is today with the Caledon Institute of Social Policy [ http://www.caledoninst.org ]. If ever you're seeking some historical information regarding how the income security system worked in the late 1970s and early 80s, I highly recommend the ITFASS report!!

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- Go to the History of Welfare in Canada : selected readings page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/welfare_history.htm

Minimum wage, NAFTA renegotiation, workplace equity hot topics at Labour Day parade - September 4

Minimum wage, NAFTA renegotiation, workplace equity hot topics at Labour Day parade
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/2017-labour-day-parade-1.4274898
This year's parade theme was 'Stand Up and Speak Out'
Fred Hahn, president of CUPE Ontario, says Labour Day is a time to celebrate the collective power workers are achieving.
By Salma Ibrahim
Posted: September 4, 2017

Source:
CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/news/

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- Go to the Union Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/unionbkmrk.htm

Basic Income Canada Network (BICN)

Basic Income Canada Network (BICN)
http://www.basicincomecanada.org/
The Basic Income Canada Network (BICN) is a voluntary, non-profit, non-partisan organization promoting informed, constructive public dialogue leading to a basic income guarantee in Canada. (...) The year 2017 marks Canada's 150th anniversary since its founding. And yet some six generations along since 1867, millions of people in Canada today suffer in poverty or experience relentless, stressful economic insecurity.

International Basic Income Week - (September 18-24)

What is Unconditional Basic Income?
https://basicincome-europe.org/ubie/unconditional-basic-income/
How might a Basic Income Guarantee affect your life and/or your loved ones? We invite you to answer that question in approximately 150 words and, by September 15th, send your reply to info@basicincomecanada.org. During the upcoming 10th International Basic Income Week (September 18-24), we'll collate the submissions and send them along to Prime Minister Trudeau and key federal Cabinet members (Finance, Health etc.) who are in position to introduce basic income security for all, from coast to coast to coast. Below what you write, please provide the name of the city/town and province/territory in which you reside. You can also provide your name—or leave your name anonymous if that would be your preference. Thanks, we look forward to hearing from you and from many others across Canada!

To learn more about International Basic Income Week, please visit
https://basicincomeweek.org/ubi/

Also, save the dates—the next North American Basic Income Congress (NABIG) will be held in Hamilton May 24-27, 2018!

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A Brief History of Basic Income Ideas
https://basicincome-europe.org/ubie/brief-history-basic-income-ideas/
The idea of an unconditional basic income has three historical roots. The idea of a minimum income first appeared at the beginning of the 16th century. The idea of an unconditional one-off grant first appeared at the end of the 18th century. And the two were combined for the first time to form the idea of an unconditional basic income near the middle of the 19th century

UBIEurope
https://basicincome-europe.org/ubie/unconditional-basic-income/
Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) is an amount of money, paid on a regular basis to each individual unconditionally and universally, high enough to ensure a material existence and participation in society. UBI is a step towards an emancipatory welfare system.

What is Unconditional Basic Income?
https://basicincome-europe.org/ubie/unconditional-basic-income/
An Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) is an income unconditionally granted to all members of a political community on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement.

A Brief History of Basic Income Ideas
https://basicincome-europe.org/ubie/brief-history-basic-income-ideas/
The idea of an unconditional basic income has three historical roots. The idea of a minimum income first appeared at the beginning of the 16th century. The idea of an unconditional one-off grant first appeared at the end of the 18th century. And the two were combined for the first time to form the idea of an unconditional basic income near the middle of the 19th century.

The Daily Basic Income Paper
https://basicincome-europe.org/ubie/daily-basic-income-paper/

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- Go to the Guaranteed Annual Income Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/gai.htm

Who Is Living Alone in Halton (Ontario)? - August 2017
(
Community Development Halton)

Who Is Living Alone in Halton? (PDF - 2 pages)
http://cdhalton.ca/images/pdf/communitylens/cl127-WhoLivesAloneInHalton.pdf
Bulletin #127, August 2017
Living alone has become a significant living arrangement among Canadians. In 2016, there were almost 4 million Canadians living alone. It represented one in seven persons aged 20 and over. In fact, for the first time, the number of one-person households have overtaken the two predominant household types – couple families with and without children.
(...) In Halton, there are over 37,000 individuals living alone, a 90% increase since 1996, while the overall population grew by 63%. About one in ten persons aged 20 and over live alone.

Related link:

Community Development Halton
http://cdhalton.ca/
Community Development Halton is a nonprofit agency in Halton Region, Ontario, Canada, committed to social development for all members of our community.

What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

What's new from the
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU):
http://www.childcarecanada.org

September 3, 2017
What's new online this week:

1. Research, policy & practice
- materials include: scholarly research, policy studies and briefs, government and NGO reports

Estimating parental leave in Canada using administrative data
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/08/estimating-parental-leave-canada-using-administrative-data
30 Aug 2017 | Canada
This Statistics Canada technical paper identifies and discusses major survey and administrative data sources that can provide data about parental leave, including how to use and link them.

Power and voice in research with children
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/08/power-and-voice-research-children
30 Aug 2017 | International
This book addresses the complexities of conducting research with children, looking at issues of power, voice, identity, context and perspective. The authors seek to challenge traditional conceptions of childhood, with intention to add nuance and self-awareness to the field of ECEC research.

Early schooling and later outcomes: Evidence from pre-school extension in France
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/08/early-schooling-and-later-outcomes-evidence-pre-school-exte
30 Aug 2017 | Europe
Article analyzes the effect of large scale, publicly provided, universal preschool programs (écoles maternelles) introduced in France in 1950's, with uptake surging between 1960-1970. Authors investigate correlations between attendance, future education and wages, suggesting that participation may reduce inequality among children of diverse backgrounds

Paid parental leave: Lessons from OECD countries and selected U.S. States
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/08/paid-parental-leave-lessons-oecd-countries-and-selected-us-
29 Aug 2017 | International
Recent report explores the impact of parental leave policies on gender equality and family life. Despite strong evidence that paid parental leave policy has significant economic and health benefits, the U.S. has not made a commitment to offer paid leave at the national level. Authors compare OECD countries and select states that have paid leave and make recommendations.

Who uses childcare? Background brief on inequalities in the use of formal early childhood education and care (ECEC) among very young children
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/08/who-uses-childcare-background-brief-inequalities-use-formal
29 Aug 2017 | International
An examination of user trends within formal ECEC services across OECD countries indicate that children from disadvantaged backgrounds are disproportionately likely to miss out on services. Recommendations include ensuring fees are low enough to make ECEC accessible for all. There are no data for Canada.

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MORE research, policy & practice
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice
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2. Child care in the news
Use the keyword search below for searching child care in the news in the online documents database.

Children and families in New Brunswick to benefit from improved early learning and child care
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/08/children-and-families-new-brunswick-benefit-improved-early-learning-
30 Aug 2017 | New Brunswick

$71M announced for child-care services in New Brunswick
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/08/71m-announced-child-care-services-new-brunswick
30 Aug 2017 | New Brunswick

The Government of Canada and the Government of Prince Edward Island sign a bilateral agreement on early learning and child care
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/08/government-canada-and-government-prince-edward-island-sign-bilateral
30 Aug 2017 | Prince Edward Island

Ottawa boosts P.E.I.'s child care budget
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/08/ottawa-boosts-peis-child-care-budget
29 Aug 2017 | Prince Edward Island

The future of child care
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/08/future-child-care
29 Aug 2017 | Alberta

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MORE child care in the news
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news

Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Child Rights Information Network - CRIN
http://crin.org/
CRIN is a global children’s rights advocacy network. Established in 1995, we press for rights - not charity - and campaign for a genuine shift in how governments and societies view and treat children. We link to nearly 3,000 organisations that between them work on children’s rights in every country in the world and rely on our publications, research and information sharing.

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LATEST ISSUE OF CRINMAIL

30 August 2017 - CRINMAIL ISSUE 1546
http://mailchi.mp/crin/the-week-in-childrens-rights-699573?e=007dcf26d9
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Civil, political and LGBT rights
- Violence and armed conflict
- Education and privacy
- Labour and exploitation
Upcoming events
Employment

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NOTE: (by Gilles)
I've decided to suspend any further updates to the CRINMAIL newsletter archive because of of Internet gremlins. If you click on "Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive" below, you'll note that the latest issue of CRINMAIL is December 2016 because that's when I ceased updating the Archives pages for several online newsletters, some that went right back to Y2K. I've left those pages online but I won't be updating them.

Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive I (2014-2015- 2016)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue in 2014 and 2015, as per the above latest issue..

Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive II (2011-2013)
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/CRINMAIL_archive2.htm
- includes a table of contents for each issue of the newsletter for 2011, 2012 and 2013

CRINMAIL Archive (from the CRIN website)
https://www.crin.org/en/crin-mail/864
- incl. links to the complete collection of CRINMAIL newsletters right back to #1 in July 2006
BUT there's no table of contents, so you must click each link to see the content of each issue.

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NOTE : In addition to CRINmail English, you can subscribe to the following newsletters:
* Armed Conflict CRINmail
* Child Rights at the United Nations
* Children in Court CRINmail
* CRINmail EN ESPAÑOL
* CRINmail Francais
* CRINmail in Arabic
* CRINmail in Russian
* Violence CRINmail

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CRIN News Archive
http://crin.org/en/library/news-archive

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CRIN Country Pages : CANADA
http://crin.org/en/library/countries/canada

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Children's rights Wiki - from CRIN
http://wiki.crin.org/mediawiki/index.php
The Children's Rights Wiki assembles all information about children's rights in every country in one place. The purpose of the project is to make the huge volume of information that exists on children's rights more accessible, assist children's rights advocates in identifying persistent violations, and inspire collective action. This is a web-based, multi-lingual and interactive project.

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Canada and Children's Rights
http://wiki.crin.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Canada
- from the Children's Rights Wiki

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- Go to the Children's Rights Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnrights.htm

Australia : Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Is Mean, Unfair And Totally Unnecessary - August 29 (Huffington Post Australia)

Australia : Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Is Mean, Unfair And Totally Unnecessary
It would be better to put funding and resources into education, rehabilitation, and health care services. To invest in hope.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/michael-gannon/drug-testing-welfare-recipients-is-mean-unfair-and-totally-unnecessary_a_23188844/
August 29, 2017
In the USA, drug testing of welfare recipients has been largely ineffective. According to 'Time' magazine, in a trial in Tennessee in 2014, only one person in the 800 who applied for welfare assistance and was drug tested was found to be positive. In Florida, during a four-month State-tested program for drug use, only 2.6 percent of welfare applicants tested positive, although the illegal drug use rate in Florida is 8 percent. 'Time' reported that "the drug testing cost taxpayers more money than it saved"

Source:
Huffington Post Australia

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/

Related links:

U.S.
Why Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Is a Waste of Taxpayer Money
http://time.com/3117361/welfare-recipients-drug-testing/
By Darlena Cunha
August 15, 2014
The tired image of the welfare queen with six kids, driving around in a Cadillac, watching soap operas on an expensive television and eating junk food on the couch has had its day.
It is 2014, years into the Great Recession, and millions have been helped by hundreds of social services put in place by the government to stabilize families in this time of need. Yet the states insist upon making the lines between the rich and poor ever darker, ever harder to cross. Maine
* (see link below) lines up as the latest in a host of states beginning to enforce drug-testing legislation for welfare recipients

Source:
Time magazine
http://time.com/
http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/2014/08/06/maine-governor-wants-drug-test-welfare- recipients/P6JwQC19E5Ml9EIJhoX3QP/story.html

* Link to the Maine story:
http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/2014/08/06/maine-governor-wants-drug-test-welfare-recipients/P6JwQC19E5Ml9EIJhoX3QP/story.html

Drug Testing Welfare Recipients
http://canadiansocialresearch.net/drug_testing.htm

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