Canadian Social Research Newsletter
March 6, 2016

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.

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,827 subscribers.

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Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes, a disclaimer
and other stuff that has nothing whatsoever to do with social policy...
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Huffington Post Canada Hosts Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

On Monday March 7 from 12:30 to 1:30 EST, HuffPost Canada is hosting a global town hall with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who will be answering your questions on foreign policy. Huffington Post’s Ottawa bureau chief Althia Raj will be moderating the event.



IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

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Canadian content:

1. Telephone Town Hall : What can the federal government do to reduce poverty in Canada? (Daily Bread // Food Banks Canada) - February 25
2. Media & Policy News for 4 March 2016 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
3. Some Implications of the Liberal Government’s Tax Changes
(Richard Zuker, Caledon Institute of Social Policy) - February 2016
4. Ten Things to Know About Jeannette Waegemakers Schiff’s New Book on Working with Homeless People (Book review by Nick Falvo, Ph.D.) - February 25
5. [Ontario] Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, January to March 2016
6. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Study: Women in Canada: Visible minority women - March 3
--- Study: Canadians' perceptions of neighbourhood disorder, 2014 - March 2
7. Newsflash Volume 93, March 2016 (Basic Income Earth Network)
8. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content:

9. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
10. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Have a great week!
Gilles

Gilles Séguin
[ http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal.htm ]
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]


1. Telephone Town Hall : What can the federal government do to reduce poverty in Canada?- February 25
(Daily Bread // Food Banks Canada)

Daily Bread Food Bank Telephone Town Hall:
February 25, 2016

What should the federal government do to reduce poverty in Canada?
http://www.dailybread.ca/what-do-you-think-the-federal-government-should-do-to-reduce-poverty-in-canada/
Social policy experts John Stapleton, Anita Khanna and Michael Mendelson were on hand to share their thoughts on what the newly-elected federal government should do to reduce poverty in Canada.

John Stapleton: Daily Bread Board Member and Innovations Fellow with the Metcalf Foundation
Anita Khanna: National Coordinator of Campaign 2000
Michael Mendelson: Senior Scholar at the Caledon Institute of Social Policy

Source:
Daily Bread Food Bank (Toronto)
http://www.dailybread.ca/

The overall opinion of event participants was that the federal government should play a strong role in poverty reduction, and that a carefully planned and coordinated strategy should lead their efforts. Panelists also discussed housing assistance, a childcare strategy, and addressing poverty for people with disabilities.

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Audio Content (no video):

https://vekeo.com/event/dailybreadfoodbank-21623/
This link takes you to the media page for this event, where you'll find links to the following:

Full audio (duration 1:01:05) Recommended!

Selected Audio Clips - Topics:
1. Do you share concern that rising debt and taxes puts younger generations at higher risk of poverty? (duration 2:44)
2. With the new federal child benefit being announced, can we ensure this goes to the people that need the assistance the most? (duration 2:04)
3. What are we going to do about insufficient housing? (duration 3:19)

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Related links:

More on the federal role in reducing poverty in Canada
http://canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty2.htm#federal_role
- links to four pertinent studies by the Parliamentary Research Library

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Better is Always Possible:
A Federal Plan to Tackle Poverty and Inequality

Abstract:
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/better-always-possible

Complete paper (PDF - 283KB, 18 pages) : https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National%20Office/2016/02/Better_Is_Always%20Possible.pdf
By Seth Klein and Armine Yalnizyan
February 10, 2016
Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/

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- Go to the National/Federal and International Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty2.htm

2. Media & Policy News for 4 March 2016
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

From Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre:
[
http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ]

Latest Media & Policy News: 4 March 2016

http://goo.gl/RyKkwq

Click the link above to access any of the articles below.

Top Stories

How low-income people suffer without dental care
Spending on painkillers instead of public dental services makes no sense

From Geneva:

Mercury blighted community of Grassy Narrows takes its case to the UN
Canada defends its record on social and economic rights at the United Nations
CWP: It’s the right time to act on poverty
Canada comes up short at UN review of human-rights issues
CWP: UN tells Canadian government that human rights are not optional
Maytree: International boost for human rights in Canada
Disability advocates protest BC’s bus pass clawback
Ontario Premier calls for interjurisdictional cooperation on safe drinking water for First Nations
Scotiabank economist: Canada needs $20 billion in stimulus to achieve “escape velocity”
Globe editorial: Guaranteed annual income might solve big problems
Basic Income Canada Network: Ontario to try basic income pilot
Province plans Basic Income pilot project as part of Budget
Letters to the editor: Guaranteed income has flaws
Eggleton: It’s time for Canada to test a Basic Income
Op-Ed: Let’s get the basic income experiment right
Access to legal services: It’s a social justice issue
Study: Closing five tax loopholes that primarily benefit the wealthy would raise $16 billion for federal and provincial governments

More on Ontario Budget 2016

Rabble: Free tuition promise could usher long-held dream of privatizing the system
Don’t call Ontario’s new grant “free tuition”
Update: Ontario tuition grants are free after all
Where’s the money for affordable housing
Co-pay, deductible hikes for drugs will be tough on seniors
Wynne taking a second look at seniors’ drug plan changes
Star editorial: Ontario should back off on seniors’ drug costs
How Kathleen Wynne is taking from the richer to give to the poorer
Star Editorial: Ontario Budget leaves poorest children behind
Globe Editorial: Why Ontario’s budget is a success that dare not speak its name
Registered Nurses of Ontario response
Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association response
Ontario Association of Food Banks: The hidden highlight of the budget

Ontario

Court victory for Ontario couple sets new precedent for precarious “independent contractor” workers
Wage theft complaint results in firing; one-third of Ministry orders remain unpaid
Deaths of people who are homeless go uncounted in Ontario
Nearly half of Ontarians continue to support provincial pension plan
Ontario integrates services to children and families into new Early Years Child and Family Centres
Ontario launches centre for workforce innovation at Ryerson
Ontario implementing Indigenous training and education requirements for public service
Ontario invests $92 million on social housing environmental retrofits
Proposal stalled to create one Ontario agency responsible for mental health and addictions

Reports, Events, Campaigns, and Other Good Things

Are Canadians ready for retirement? Not even close, says Broadbent Institute
Here’s the report
CBC coverage: Fewer than 20% of middle income earners have more than 5 years of savings
Governments of Canada and Ontario announce agreement towards improving pensions
March 23: Low-Income Energy Network conference: Meeting the challenges of energy affordability
New book from IRPP: Income Inequality: The Canadian Story
Goar: IRPP’s realistic plan to narrow the income gap
Video: John Stapleton on how higher food prices are affecting Canadian families
Please circulate: Toronto Transit Fare Equity Survey for those making under $36,000
Social Movement Technologies: Tools for online organizing

Around the Province

Gull Bay First Nation sues federal and provincial governments over a reserve land surveying error
The impact of Hamilton steel mill closures, on people and the economy
Hamilton ready to lead the way regulating payday loan businesses
Thunder Bay homeless count shows nearly 75% of homeless are Indigenous
Kenora poverty challenge opens eyes
Hundreds walk in Welland against poverty on the coldest night of the year
Niagara Region: Public transit must be reliable and affordable
Spending money on poverty reduction better at reducing crime than increasing Toronto police budget
Toronto Poverty Reduction website
Toronto shelters are bursting at the seams: OCAP report
Social housing emergencies show vulnerable tenants need support
Volunteers helping Syrian newcomers in Toronto are overwhelmed
Toronto shelter allows people who are homeless maintain their lifeline
Parkdale residents protest poor housing conditions and rent increases
Three faces of poverty in Parkdale, Toronto
New community centre brings opportunity to Toronto’s Regent Park
Toronto bylaw limiting payday lenders gets support from ACORN and councillors
Months to live, but a longer wait for affordable housing in Toronto

Across the Country

Overwhelmed Alberta Works staff turn away people seeking social assistance help
Make Poverty History wants to make poverty an election issue in upcoming Manitoba election
Eviction deadline looms at Victoria tent camp but enforcement not planned
Corner Brook, NFLD school launches soup kitchen
Nunavut’s rich-poor gap continues to grow

National

83,000 seniors to get overdue GIS payments, but no interest
Paying interest being considered
The bottom 20% of Canadian households are spending over half their incomes on basic necessities
First Nations in state of shock as they declare public-health emergency
The federal government has announced it will update and reinstate the Court Challenges Program
Bombardier slashes 2,830 jobs in Canada (ed. note: Are they still looking for federal funding?)
Goar: Lessons from Canada’s refugee health care saga
Eradicating poverty will require a move from charity to justice

International

A hidden cost when poor children are picky eaters
Number of Japanese households on welfare hits record high in December
Benefit changes in the UK make it harder for people who are homeless to rent
People who are homeless sleeping in dumpsters a growing issue in the UK
Officials seizing tiny houses from people who are homeless in South Los Angeles
In one month, the US will begin intentionally starving poor people
Costco increases wages for lowest-paid workers in the US
What the US presidential candidates are saying on poverty and opportunity
It’s time to take Basic Income seriously. The labour market is why

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Source:
Jennefer Laidley
Policy & Research Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre
http://www.incomesecurity.org/

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All of our mailings back to 2012 online:
http://incomesecurity.org/media-and-policy-news/
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Check the ISAC Media and Policy News archive:
http://goo.gl/I32FD
(Back to August 2012, does not include a table of contents for each issue)

Check Gilles' expanded Media and Policy News archive:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm
(Back to April 2012, includes a table of contents for each issue)

Subscribe to ISAC's Latest Media and Policy News mailing list:
http://goo.gl/XEGZg

Subscribe to the main ISAC E-List (to receive info on ISAC's law reform work, the social assistance review, and other OW / ODSP -related information):
http://goo.gl/j3gzt

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- Go to the Income Security Advocacy Centre Media Scan page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm

3. Some Implications of the Liberal Government’s Tax Changes - February 2016
(Richard Zuker, Caledon Institute of Social Policy)

Some Implications of the Liberal Government’s Tax Changes
Richard Zuker, February 2016

Abstract (HTML)
http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/Detail/?ID=1090

Complete report (PDF - 5 pages):
http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/PDF/1090ENG.pdf
Canada’s new Liberal government recently introduced two major changes to the personal income tax system for the 2016 tax year. One implication of the tax rate decrease is that the amount of the tax saving increases with taxable income in the targeted tax bracket. While the tax reduction was touted as a tax benefit for the ‘middle class,’ the maximum benefit of $679 also extends to every taxpayer with a taxable income greater than $90,563. One quick fix is to increase the marginal tax rate in the 26 percent tax bracket by 1 percentage point, to 27 percent. Another problem: Because tax reductions are based on the taxable income of individuals, they can have uneven impacts when considered from the perspective of family units. Finally, lower-income Canadians who are excluded from the tax reduction are slated to benefit from the planned increases in child benefits. But the proposed increases in child benefits are greater for middle-income than lower-income families.

Source:
Caledon Institute of Social Policy
http://www.caledoninst.org/

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- Go to the Social Research Organizations (I) in Canada page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/research.htm

4. Ten Things to Know About Jeannette Waegemakers Schiff’s New Book on Working with Homeless People - February 25
(Book review by Nick Falvo, PhD)

Ten Things to Know About Jeannette Waegemakers Schiff’s New Book on Working with Homeless People
http://calgaryhomeless.com/ten-things-to-know-about-jeannette-waegemakers-schiffs-new-book-on-working-with-homeless-people/
February 25, 2016
By: Nick Falvo, PhD

Version française:

Dix choses à savoir à propos d’un nouveau livre écrit par Jeannette Waegemakers Schiff (PDF)
http://calgaryhomeless.com/wp-content/uploads/Falvo_Review-of-Waegemakers-Schiff-Book-FRENCH_22feb2016.pdf

TEN THINGS TO KNOW:

1. The idea for this book was conceived when its author was involved in starting a course for workers in Calgary’s homeless-serving sector.
2. Chapter 3, which focuses on homelessness and health, is very strong.
3.
The book says very important things about ‘burnout prevention.’
4.
You can always count on Jeannette to deliver a thoughtful, historically-grounded consideration of housing first; and in this book, she doesn’t disappoint.
5.
Chapter 5 skillfully distinguishes which level of government handles which area of social policy that’s relevant to homelessness.
6. Not every approach offered in this book will appeal to every worker.
7.
Chapter 7’s discussion of mental health has some solid content, but misses a great opportunity to discuss the need for workers to advocate with clients vis-à-vis psychiatrists.
8.
The book’s treatment of politics and public policy could have been a bit stronger.
9.
I’m disappointed the book doesn’t give more attention to harm reduction.
10.
The book doesn’t talk about unions; I think it should.

Despite the shortcomings identified above, I (Nick) wish to emphasize that this book is a ‘must read.’

Source:
Calgary Homeless Foundation

http://calgaryhomeless.com/

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- Go to the Alberta Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/abkmrk.htm

5. Ontario Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, January to March 2016
(Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services // Community Advocacy and Legal Centre)

Ontario Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, January to March 2016 (small PDF file, 2 pages)<<<<======UPDATED February 2016
http://www.communitylegalcentre.ca/legal_information/Tips/IM/SA-pension-rate-Jan-Mar-2016.pdf

--- Prepared by the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/mcss/english/
[Source: Community Advocacy and Legal Centre]
http://www.communitylegalcentre.ca/

Recommended reading/saving/printing!

This factsheet contains current rate information (benefit levels)
for the following federal and Ontario programs:
----- Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, the Allowance
----- Canada Pension Plan
----- Harmonized Sales Tax Credit
----- Working Income Tax Benefit Credit
----- War Veterans Allowance
----- Employment Insurance
----- Canada Child Tax Benefit
----- Medical Expense Tax Credit

* Ontario income assistance programs
----- Ontario Works
----- Ontario Disability Support Program
----- More...

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- Go to the Ontario Government Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk.htm

6. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
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Study: Women in Canada: Visible minority women - March 3
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Study: Canadians' perceptions of neighbourhood disorder, 2014 - March 2

What's new from The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/a-daily-quotidien-eng.htm

Past issues of The Daily
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last

[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]

Statistics Canada
Release schedule for
The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/cal3-eng.htm

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March 3, 2016
Study: Women in Canada: Visible minority women
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160303/dq160303a-eng.htm
Visible minority women were more likely than women who were not a visible minority to have a university degree in 2011. In fact, about 50% of visible minority women aged 25 to 54 who were second generation—those born in Canada, but with at least one parent born elsewhere—had a university degree.

Study: Canadians' perceptions of neighbourhood disorder, 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160302/dq160302a-eng.htm
March 2, 2016
Approximately 6.6 million Canadians 15 years of age and over, or about one in four (23%), perceived some kind of disorder in their neighbourhood, according to results from the 2014 General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization. However, fewer than 1 in 10 (8%) reported that one or more types of disorder were big problems in their neighbourhood.

Check past issues of The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last
Select day / month / year to access issues of The Daily going back to 1995.

StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/blog-blogue/eng
The goal of the StatCan Blog is to pull back the curtain to explain some of the agency’s inner workings, and to show the links between quality statistics and the lives of Canadians.

Source:
The Daily

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm
[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]

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- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Fisheries and Oceans to Veterans Affairs) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk2.htm

7. Newsflash Volume 93, March 2016
(Basic Income Earth Network)

INTERNATIONAL
Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN)
http://www.basicincome.org

NewsFlash Volume 93
http://goo.gl/g3ed07
March 2016

Selected table of contents:

--- QUÉBEC: Minister of Employment appointed to work on basic income
--- INTERNATIONAL: Christopher Pissarides, a Nobel Laureate, argues for UBI at the World Economic Forum at Davos
--- GERMANY: Basic Income initiatives in Europe in the leading magazine “Der Spiegel”
--- CANADA: Federal Minister Interested in Basic Income
[ http://www.basicincome.org/news/2016/02/canada-federal-minister-interested-in-basic-income ]
--- CANADA: Manitoba Liberals Vow to Try Basic Income if Elected
--- NAMIBIA: Basic Income Grant request newest step toward poverty eradication
--- United Kingdom: Labour Party considers universal basic income
--- PORTUGAL: Basic income conference in Portugal paves the way for a wide public discussion
--- FRANCE: Paris’ top of the crop discuss basic income
--- GERMANY: Two top managers speak favourably about Basic Income
--- UNITED STATES: Vermont General Assembly Considers Basic Income Commission
--- FINLAND: University of Tampere Offers Course on Basic Income
--- CANADA: Ontario Commits to Basic Income Pilot in New Budget
--- LONDON: Is It Time For London To Try Basic Income?
--- more...

SUBSCRIBE to the Newsflash:
http://www.basicincome.org/bien/subscribe.php

http://binews.org/ : For up-to-date information about basic income.

8. 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

March 6, 2016
What's new online this week:

CCAAC 2016 federal budget submission
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/02/ccaac-2016-federal-budget-submission
24 Feb 2016 | Canada
The CCAAC 2016 federal budget submission calls on the federal government to prioritize child care infrastructure investments in Budget 2016 to deliver affordable, high-quality, flexible, and fully inclusive child care for Canadian families. In the short term two dedicated streams of federal public investment are required: $100 million in annual funding to begin to empower and resource Indigenous communities to design, deliver and govern services that meet their needs and $500 million in federal transfers to provinces and territories.

Women in Canada: A gender-based statistical report
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/02/women-canada-gender-based-statistical-report
24 Feb 2016 | Canada
This Oct 2015 report provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women's family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, and more. Women in Canada also includes chapters on immigrant women, visible minority women, senior women, women with participation and activity limitations and most recently, a chapter on First Nations, Métis and Inuit women shedding light on their diverse circumstances and experiences.

Better is always possible: A federal plan to tackle poverty and inequality
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/02/better-always-possible-federal-plan-tackle-poverty-and-ineq
24 Feb 2016 | Canada
Paper from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows what a 21st century war on poverty and inequality could look like. It suggests that this year’s federal budget may signal a turning point, noting that “while vital forms of non-income support — from child care to housing and public transit...are provided by provincial/territorial governments, the federal government’s supporting role also shapes the lives and opportunities of people living in low-income households. These programs, left to the provinces alone to fund and roll out, produce variation in access to essential resources from region to region”.

Some implications of the Liberal government’s tax changes
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/02/some-implications-liberal-government%E2%80%99s-tax-changes
24 Feb 2016 | Canada
New report from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy considers the Liberal government's recently introduced changes to the personal income tax system for the 2016 tax year. They note that lower-income Canadians who are excluded from the tax reduction are slated to benefit from the planned increases in child benefits. However the proposed increases in child benefits are greater for middle-income than lower-income families.

2016 UK childcare survey
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/02/2016-uk-childcare-survey
24 Feb 2016 | Europe
Recently released annual survey from Family and Childcare Trust coincides with significant changes in childcare policy and funding in the UK. The survey’s findings show that price rises have slowed compared with last year and are now increasing in line with inflation. Findings also reveal some serious cracks in the UK childcare system including high costs that remain a barrier to parental employment and that parents often still struggle to find flexible childcare that enables them to work.

MORE research, policy & practice
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice

2. Child care in the news:
- archive of news articles about early childhood education and child care (ECEC) in Canada and abroad

Nunavik childcare centres face ongoing closures, decontamination
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/02/nunavik-childcare-centres-face-ongoing-closures-decontamination
24 Feb 2016 | Quebec

Quebec outlines new financing for subsidized daycares
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/02/quebec-outlines-new-financing-subsidized-daycares
24 Feb 2016 | Quebec

Daycare an outdated term
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/02/daycare-outdated-term
24 Feb 2016 | Ontario

City hopes to tackle downtown daycare deficit
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/02/city-hopes-tackle-downtown-daycare-deficit
24 Feb 2016 | Alberta

Examining the toll of Quebec's daycare cuts
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/02/examining-toll-quebecs-daycare-cuts
24 Feb 2016 | Quebec

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

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- Go to the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm

9. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
(Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Poverty Dispatch (U.S.)
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch
The Poverty Dispatch is a daily scan of U.S. web-based news items dealing with topics such as poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.. The Dispatch is distributed by the Institute for Research on Poverty, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. News articles from online newspapers are tagged with more specific keywords relevant to each article.

Click the link above, then (on the next page) select a date on the calendar to see media items for that date.

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Earlier Poverty Dispatches (back to July 2006):
1. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page: [ http://www.irp.wisc.edu/dispatch/ ] and click on a date in the calendar in the top right-hand corner of the page.
2. Change the month by clicking the link at the bottom of the calendar.
OR
3. Go to the Poverty Dispatch home page and click on a category or a tag in the right-hand margin.
4. See http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/povdispatch_archive.htm (more complete listing, but only goes back to December 2011)

Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)

http://www.irp.wisc.edu

University of Wisconsin-Madison
http://www.wisc.edu/

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- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

10. 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.

Our Vision
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all their human rights guaranteed by the United Nations, regional organisations and national governments.

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Link to the latest issues of CRINMAIL
(children's rights newsletter):

UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: SESSION 31
https://www.crin.org/en/library/news-archive/un-human-rights-council-session-31
The UN Human Rights Council is holding its 31st session in Geneva from 29 February to 24 March 2016.

You can download the programme here (Microsoft Word format):
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/Session31/Documents/PoW_EN.doc

The session will feature the annual day on the rights of the child under the theme 'Information and communication technology and child sexual exploitation' on Monday, 7 March. Download CRIN's joint submission to the event (PDF): https://www.crin.org/sites/default/files/attachments/jointsubmission_icts_sexual_exploitation.pdf

Special rapporteurs will also present their annual reports to the Council, including the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children. So too will the special representatives of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict and on violence against children.

CRIN will report live from the event during 7-10 March, providing daily round-ups of discussions in our newsletter on Children’s Rights at the UN, which you can subscribe to.

3 March 2016 - CRINmail issue 147
http://goo.gl/w5mF2j
In this issue:
Human Rights Council:
- Annual day on the rights of the child
- Child rights events
- Special rapporteur reports
News update:
- Special procedures
- General Assembly
- UN treaty bodies
- Call for submissions
Also in this issue:
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
- Challenging violations
- Take action
- Campaigns
- Guides

2 March 2016 - CRINMail issue 1469
http://goo.gl/WMwYu5
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Freedom of religion and expression
- Sexual violence and accountability
- HIV and sexual discrimination
- Violence and firearms
- Corrections
Case study: Mandatory death penalty in Bangladesh voided
Upcoming events
Employment

24 February 2016 - CRINmail issue 1468
http://goo.gl/OTJw4j
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Children's access to justice
- Media censorship & over-blocking
- Disability & victim discrimination
- Juvenile justice & detention
- Violence in all spheres
- UN annual day on children's rights
Upcoming events
Employment

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UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: Session 31
https://www.crin.org/en/library/news-archive/un-human-rights-council-session-31
The UN Human Rights Council is holding its 31st session in Geneva from 29 February to 24 March 2016. It will feature the annual day on the rights of the child which will be held on Monday, 7 March. And CRIN will be reporting live from the session between 7-10 March.

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To see a larger collection of issues of CRINMAIL going back to 2011,
click the link below to the period you wish to examine:

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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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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