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October 9, 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.

The e-mail version of this week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2842 subscribers.
Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes and a disclaimer.

IN THIS ISSUE:

1. Canada Posts Budgetary Deficit of $1 Billion in 2015–16 - October 7 (Department of Finance Canada)
2. Consulting Canadians on Poverty Reduction : Towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy
- October 2016 (Government of Canada)
3. Top 10 Union advantages
- October 3 (Canadian Union of Public Employees- CUPE)
4. Average Rent Prices for September 2016 with Data Provided for 20 Canadian Cities - September 2016 (Rentseeker.ca)
5. Government Introduces Legislation for a Stronger Canada Pension Plan and a More Secure Retirement for Canadians - October 6 (Federal Department of Finance)
6. Media & Policy News for 04 October 2016 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
7. Ten things to know about Canada’s guaranteed annual income debate - September 29 (Nick Falvo, Calgary Homeless Foundation)
8. From the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:
----- Basic Income : Rethinking Social Policy
- October 6
----- A Policymaker’s Guide to Basic Income
- October 5
9. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, July 2016 - September 29
--- Canadian Megatrends: The changing profile of stay-at-home parents - September 28
--- Canada's population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2016 -
September 28
--- Consumer Price Index, August 2016
- September 23
--- Labour Force Survey, September 2016 - October 7, 2016
10. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
11. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
12. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Have a great week!

Gilles Séguin

Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net


E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com

1. Canada Posts Budgetary Deficit of $1 Billion in 2015–16 - October 7
(Department of Finance Canada)

Canada Posts Budgetary Deficit of $1 Billion in 2015–16
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n16/16-123-eng.asp
October 7, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario

The Department of Finance Canada today released the Annual Financial Report of the Government of Canada for 2015–16. The Government posted a budgetary deficit of $1.0 billion for the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2016.

Quick Facts:
*** Revenues totalled $295.5 billion in 2015–16, $13.1 billion more than 2014–15, representing an increase of 4.6 per cent, largely reflecting growth in income tax revenues and other taxes and duties.
*** Expenses totalled $296.4 billion in 2015–16, $16.0 billion more than 2014–15, an increase of 5.7 per cent, reflecting increases in major transfers to persons and other levels of government and direct program expenses.
(...)

Related Products:

Annual Financial Report of the Government of Canada—2015–2016
http://www.fin.gc.ca/afr-rfa/2016/index-eng.asp

Fiscal Reference Tables—October 2016
http://www.fin.gc.ca/frt-trf/2016/frt-trf-16-eng.asp

Frequently Asked Questions About the Annual Financial Report
http://www.fin.gc.ca/afc/faq/afr-rfa-16-eng.asp

Source:
Department of Finance Canada
http://www.fin.gc.ca/

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- Go to the Federal Finance Department Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk3.htm

2. Consulting Canadians on Poverty Reduction : Towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy - October 2016
(Government of Canada)

From Employment and Social Development Canada:
[ http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml ]
October 4, 2016

Consulting Canadians on Poverty Reduction
The Government of Canada is committed to developing a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy and will be consulting with Canadians in 2017 to gather views to help develop this strategy.
On October 4, 2016, the discussion paper Towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy (see links to HTML and PDF versions below) was released by the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Developmen and presented to members of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA).. Interested individuals and organizations can review this paper in advance of the broader consultation process. ,

Complete discussion paper:

Towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy
PDF version (2.6MB, 40 pages):
http://www12.esdc.gc.ca/sgpe-pmps/servlet/sgpp-pmps-pub?lang=eng&curjsp=p.5bd.2t.1.3ls@-eng.jsp&curactn=dwnld&pid=53015&did=4877&_ga=1.11497396.1044327407.1475840989

HTML version:
http://www.esdc.gc.ca/en/reports/poverty_reduction.page

NOTES:
1. The HTML version contains links to two related news releases.
2.
Further details on this consultation will follow.

Table of contents:
(appears in both HTML and PDF versions above)

Message from the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Chapter 1: The Call to Action
Chapter 2: The Multiple Dimensions of Poverty
Chapter 3: Delivering and Reporting on Results
Chapter 4: Conclusion
Annex A: Recent and Planned Government of Canada Initiatives to Support Poverty Reduction
Glossary
Privacy notice statement
Footnotes

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A Backgrounder on Poverty in Canada (PDF - 1.5MB, 36 pages)
Here is a link to a related technical backgrounder on poverty in Canada:
http://canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty_reduction_technical_paper.pdf
October 2016
(Not yet posted to the ESDC website)

Latest activity:

* News Release: Towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy
* News Release: Launch of the Tackling Poverty Together Project

[Click the "HTML Version" link above to access the two releases.]

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

3. Top 10 Union advantages - October 3
(Canadian Union of Public Employees- CUPE)

Top 10 Union advantages
https://cupe.ca/top-10-union-advantages
October 3, 2016
After declining for many years, support for unions has rebounded since the financial crisis. A growing number of Canadians also say they’d like to join a union. These are some of the reasons why:
[Click the link above to access the full text for each of the 10 reasons.]

1. Higher wages.
2. Greater equality.
3. Pensions/benefits.
4. Job security and tenure.
5. Health and safety.
6. Predictable hours.
7. Training and education.
8. Transparency and equitable due process.
9. Workplace democracy.
10. Advocacy and political action.

Source:
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

https://cupe.ca/

NOTE (by Gilles):
A special thanks to CUPE for allowing me to piggyback the Canadian Social Research Newsletter onto their mailing list system - it makes my task of administering my mailing list and distributing the weekly issues of my newsletter quite a bit easier. I should mention that I don't share my newsletter mailing list with anyone, including CUPE, nor does CUPE impose any editorial control over my work or my views...
THANKS, CUPE!!

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

4. Average Rent Prices for September 2016 with Data Provided for 20 Canadian Cities - September 2016
(Rentseeker.ca)

Average Rent Prices for September 2016
with Data Provided for 20 Canadian Cities
- avg. rents for studio/bachelor - 1-2-3bedrooms

New report on rents in various communities across Canada
http://www.rentseeker.ca/blog/index.php/newly-updated-rental-data-shows-average-rents-for-20-canadian-cities/2917
News Release
September 14, 2016
By the RentSeeker Team
Canada’s Leading Real Estate Listing Website and Apartment Finder, published newly updated rental data in what’s become it’s [sic] highly popular Infographic format, which has become a popular resource for renters, landlords, economists, and journalists which shows Average Rent Prices for September 2016 with data provided for 20 Canadian cities. (Click the link above to select an apartment size and one of the 20 Canadian cities below, in no particular order.)

* Toronto : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Toronto.aspx * Lethbridge : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Lethbridge.aspx
   
* Ottawa : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Ottawa.aspx * Hamilton : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Hamilton.aspx
   

* Calgary : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Calgary.aspx

* Mississauga : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Mississauga.aspx
   
* Montreal : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Montreal.aspx

Niagara Falls : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Niagara_Falls.aspx

   
* Edmonton : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Edmonton.aspx

* Oshawa : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Oshawa.aspx

   

* Vancouver : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Vancouver.aspx

* Burnaby : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Burnaby.aspx

   

* Kingston : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Kingston.aspx

* Brampton : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Brampton.aspx

   

* London : http://www.rentseeker.ca/London.aspx

* St. Catharines : http://www.rentseeker.ca/St._Catharines.aspx

   

* Sarnia : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Sarnia.aspx

* Halifax : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Halifax.aspx

   

* Windsor : http://www.rentseeker.ca/Windsor.aspx

 

Source:
RentSeeker.ca
– Canada’s Leading Real Estate Listing Website and Apartment Finder
http://www.rentseeker.ca/

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- Go to the Homelessness and Housing Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/homeless.htm

5. Government Introduces Legislation for a Stronger Canada Pension Plan and a More Secure Retirement for Canadians - October 6
(Federal Department of Finance)

Government Introduces Legislation for a Stronger Canada Pension Plan and a More Secure Retirement for Canadians
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n16/16-122-eng.asp
October 6, 2016

NOTE : This news release contains over a dozen links to related content - recommmended reading!

Middle class Canadians are working harder than ever, but many are worried that they won’t have enough put away for their retirement. One in four families approaching retirement—1.1 million families—are at risk of not saving enough. That’s why the Government of Canada is committed to helping Canadians achieve their goal of a safe, secure and dignified retirement, and has worked with the provinces and territories to strengthen the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). Canada’s governments agreed on June 20, 2016 to enhance the CPP to give Canadians a more generous public pension that will help them retire in dignity. All nine CPP participating provinces have now confirmed their support for the agreement concluded on June 20, 2016 in Vancouver.

Source:
Department of Finance Canada
http://www.fin.gc.ca/fin-eng.asp

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- Go to the Pension Reforms Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/pensions.htm

6. Media & Policy News for 4 October 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 October 2016

http://incomesecurity.org/media-and-policy-news/media-policy-news-tuesday-4-october-2016/

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

Top Stories

Radio: What the 1.5% increase for ODSP rates actually means
Joe Fiorito’s last column, as he hangs up his hat after 17 years
Daily Bread’s annual Toronto hunger report highlights growing need among older adults
Food bank users increasingly older, better educated
“Those who live on social assistance may not be receiving enough money to pay for both food and housing”
Huge increase in demand from newly-arrived Syrian refugees – low incomes and high housing costs to blame
The DBFB’s report
The DBFB’s news release
Don’t let an essential reform on social assistance disappear
Op-Ed: Hamilton MPPs bill will fix a broken system
Average rent for two-bedroom apartments in Toronto climbed 12.5% in 2016
New report on rents in various communities across Canada
Mayors form alliance, convene a summit today to push for housing cash
Fight for affordable housing in Vancouver intensifies as units sit empty
Canada’s housing crisis is a public health emergency
Indigenous woman protests poor housing conditions on First Nations with a hunger strike
Op-Ed: National affordable housing plan urgently needed
Ottawa making housing fix a top priority, minister says
Chinese student files lawsuit to halt BC’s 15% tax on foreign purchasers
CIBC says Ontario will need to implement foreign buyer tax on housing
Workers’ Action Centre releases response to Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report
October 1 rally: Demonstrate for $15 and Fairness
Migrant farm workers deserve better from Canada
Seasonal Agricultural Workers deserve the right to call Canada home
Migrant workers caravan hits Toronto en route to Parliament Hill
Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day seeks faster action from Ontario on First Nations poverty
Canada Revenue Agency is cracking down on Panama Papers “tax cheats”
Walkom: Unifor-GM agreement a stake in heart of company pensions
CPP benefits hike will take 40 years to be fully implemented
CPP changes will hurt economy in short term: Officials
CPP expansion will increase earnings cap by 14%
Government of Canada Backgrounder: CPP Enhancement
Government of Canada Backgrounder: Long-Term Benefits of Canada Pension Plan Enhancements
Quebec pension fund ups the stakes in infrastructure “test case”

Ontario

Changes to the way Social Assistance Clients Access Drug Coverage
Government release: Ontario increasing minimum wage on October 1
Minimum Wage increase: Is it enough?
Ontario housing benefit to aid women fleeing domestic violence
Four part Metroland series on Child poverty in Ontario:
- Part 1: “Poverty is here. It’s right around the corner from you”
- Part 2: Tackling the “monster of poverty” in Niagara region
- Part 3: The cold hard facts: From Oshawa to York Region: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6875493-the-cold-hard-facts-from-oshawa-to-york-region/
- Part 4: Going forward, are we doing what’s needed? Is it enough?
Ontario urged to ensure expansion of daycare goes to non-profit sector
Throne Speech promises 100,000 more daycare spots
Children’s aid overhaul would raise top age to 18
BC report shows raising the age of care from 19 to 25 would more than pay for itself
Striking Peel children’s aid workers demand improved safety
Tories gain in popularity over Liberals in Ontario: Poll
Has Liberal support reached the point of no return? No one knows
Liberals gearing up for 2018 campaign

Reports, Events, Campaigns and Other Good Things

ISAC Webinar – October 14: Basic Income: What is it and what could it mean for social assistance?
Campaign: Tell the Ontario government they’ve got it wrong on Payday Loans
Decades of outsourcing services raised, not cut, municipal costs: Study
Study: Privatizing government doesn’t actually save money
Examples of how city services privatization leads to inequality are piling up
Mowat Centre: Pilot Lessons: How to design a basic income pilot project for Ontario
RPP: Canada’s Equalization Policy in Comparative Perspective
Reasonable Doubt: Why you should attend your disability hearing
Stats Can: Payroll employment, earnings and hours, July 2016
Canadian key household debt ratio hits record high

Around the Province

Ombudsman hears hydro complaints at forum in Muskoka
York prof encourages Haldimand-Norfolk agencies to talk about social determinants of health
First ever northeastern Ontario Aboriginal Health Care Reconciliation action plan launched
Poverty Roundtable Hastings Prince Edward meets next week in the wake of troubling poverty statistics
Federally-appointed co-manager pockets $700K intended for First Nations children’s breakfast program
Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief participates in Thunder Bay fast to raise awareness of homelessness and the safety of vulnerable populations
Block Behind the Numbers: The case for raising property taxes in Ottawa
Kingston Landlord and Tenant Board hearing into living conditions called “tainted” by legal representative
Hamilton shows what works in the fight against homelessness
Waterloo anti-poverty advocates continue push for free transit
Hamilton bus stop posters provoke thought about Residential Schools
Cost of living cutting into food budgets in Chatham
Phase-out of Toronto TTC tokens worries advocates for the poor, but TTC says single ride passes are coming
The switch to Presto could make life harder for seniors and students
Social Planning Toronto participates in poverty-focused “hackathon”
Toronto taking action to build more affordable housing

Across the Country

Too many contract instructors at Nova Scotia universities, researcher says
Vancouver to become first major city in Canada certified as a Living Wage employer
Vancouver rental crunch threatens to squeeze out vulnerable tenants
Regent tenant demands repairs to crumbling Vancouver hotel
Two new supervised injection sites to open in Vancouver
Not all Alberta businesses are opposed to $15 minimum wage
BC exempts maternity and parental leave benefits for people on social assistance
Premiers’ performance: Pallister and Clark climb; Wynne loses ground

National

Advocate slams Trudeau government for lack of child welfare services on reserves
McParland: After almost a year in power, are the Liberals that different from Tories?
CPI up 1.1% year-over-year in August
EI beneficiaries up 4.4% in July over June

International

Bahamas the latest tax haven hit by mass data leak
How Amazon saved billions in taxes
Report: New data disproves US corporations’ false narrative on taxes
Ecuador’s foreign minister steps up campaign for UN tax body
Millions in the US climb out of poverty, at long last
Pennsylvania school lunch worker quits after being forced to refuse hot meal to poor student
Career Pathways welfare reform program helps those struggling in Arkansas
Japan’s “children’s cafeterias” combat poverty and neglect
UK Cabinet Minister to appear before Scottish legislative committee to answer welfare reform concerns
How poor policy has trapped Kenyan sugarcane farmers in poverty
Australia unlocks “96 million ware chest in bid to tackle welfare cost blowout
Australia unveils “shake up” to prevent welfare “dependency” and cut costs
Video: Can New Zealand’s tough welfare reforms be replicated in Australia?
Meet key players in the New Zealand welfare system inspiring an Australian “revolution”
Australia has a poverty problem, not a welfare problem: unemployment is a failure of the market, not the person
Private company tells Australia it will no longer provide welfare services to detained refugees on Nauru
UK’s first “food waste” supermarket opens
UK neighbours blockade home to prevent “revenge eviction” after mum complains about dampness
Only 3 out of 700 UK firms prosecuted for paying below the minimum wage

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BONUS!
Media & Policy News: 7 October 2016
http://incomesecurity.org/media-and-policy-news/media-policy-news-7-october-2016/
This update arrived too late for me to clean up the links to include them in this week's newsletter, so I thought I'd share the whole shebang with you in one shot.
Click the link above to access links to a large collection of media and policy news for the period ending October 7

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All of our mailings back to 2012 online:
http://incomesecurity.org/media-and-policy-news/
.

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

7. Ten things to know about Canada’s guaranteed annual income debate - September 29
(Nick Falvo, Calgary Homeless Foundation)

Ten things to know about Canada’s guaranteed annual income debate
http://calgaryhomeless.com/ten-things-to-know-about-canadas-guaranteed-annual-income-debate/
September 29, 2016
By Nick Falvo, Ph.D.

(...)
The main idea behind a GAI is to give every adult in Canada a fixed amount of money with few if any conditions and to do away with several other types of income assistance programs (especially social assistance).

Here are 10 things to know about Canada’s GAI debate:
[Click the link above to "Ten things..." to read more about each of the 10 items below.]

1. The various proposed GAI schemes have multiple names: basic income, guaranteed annual income, negative income tax, guaranteed livable income, guaranteed adequate income, social dividend, territorial dividend, state bonus, demogrant, assured annual income and citizen’s wage.
2. There’s already been a Canadian pilot study done on the GAI (Mncome Manitoba, 1974 to 1979).
3. It’s not clear who would get the GAI or how much of it they’d get to keep.
4. Many proponents of the GAI believe it would result in lower administrative costs.
5. The idea of a GAI has support on both the left and right of the political spectrum.
6. One reason the GAI has support on both the left and right is that advocates on each side of the spectrum appear to have different ideas as to how generous the GAI would be.
7. Not all proponents of a GAI agree on its desired outcomes. Depending on who you ask, the GAI appears to have at least a dozen possible desired outcomes
8. Like any social policy initiative, a GAI could have unintended consequences.
9. It’s hard to estimate the GAI’s cost.
10. The implementation of a GAI would require a considerable amount of intergovernmental cooperation.

Source:
Calgary Homeless Foundation
http://calgaryhomeless.com/

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

8. From the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:
----- Basic Income : Rethinking Social Policy
- October 6
----- A Policymaker’s Guide to Basic Income
- October 5

Basic Income : Rethinking Social Policy
Edited by Alex Himelfarb and Trish Hennessy
October 6, 2016

Abstract (HTML):
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/basic-income
This compendium offers a wide range of considerations that any government or policy maker attempting to embed a basic income as an objective of their mandate ought to consider. The contributors to this compendium have different views on the risks and benefits of a basic income, but all agree that we must not waste this opportunity to rethink welfare and put equality and social justice back at the centre of public policy. (...)

Complete report (PDF - 475KB, 62 pages):
www.goo.gl/JiwPwe - Recommended reading!
- incl. links to over a dozen articles by well-known and respected Canadian social advocates and academics

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A Policymaker’s Guide to Basic Income
By David Macdonald
October 5, 2016

Abstract:
There has been a resurgence of political interest in Canada in the rather old idea of a universal basic income, sometimes called a guaranteed annual income. Essentially, a basic income is a “no strings attached” transfer from government to individuals or families that can be simpler to administer and provide more dignity to recipients than welfare payments and other forms of social assistance. This report simulates various potential basic income models to determine which ones do better at reducing poverty in a cost-effective way.

Complete paper (PDF - 1MB, 42 pages)
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National%20Office/2016/10/Policymakers_Guide_to_Basic_Income.pdf

Source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/

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

9. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, July 2016 - September 29
--- Canadian Megatrends: The changing profile of stay-at-home parents - September 28
--- Canada's population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2016 -
September 28
--- Consumer Price Index, August 2016
- September 23
--- Labour Force Survey, September 2016 - October 7, 2016

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

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
Select day / month / year to access issues of The Daily going back to 1995.

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September 29, 2016
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, July 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160929/dq160929a-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $955 in July, little changed from the previous month (-0.2%) and from 12 months earlier (+0.1%).

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Canadian Megatrends: The changing profile of stay-at-home parents
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160928/dq160928e-eng.htm
September 29, 2016
While the vast majority of stay-at-home parents in Canada are women, increasingly more Canadian fathers are taking on the job of stay-at-home parent. This month's issue of Canadian Megatrends looks at the changes in the proportion of stay-at-home parents over time and across regions.

Complete text:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-630-x/11-630-x2016007-eng.htm

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September 28, 2016
Canada's population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160928/dq160928a-eng.htm

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September 23, 2016
Consumer Price Index, August 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160923/dq160923a-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.1% on a year-over-year basis in August, following a 1.3% gain in July.
Excluding gasoline, the CPI was up 1.7% year over year in August, after posting a 1.9% increase in July.

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October 7, 2016
Labour Force Survey, September 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161007/dq161007a-eng.htm
Employment rose by 67,000 (+0.4%) in September, with most of the increase in part-time work. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.0%, as more people participated in the labour market.

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

10. 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

October 9, 2016
What's new online this week:

Early childhood: Fostering the vitality of francophone minority communities
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/10/early-childhood-fostering-vitality-francophone-minority-com
5 Oct 2016 | Quebec
New report released by the federal Commissioner of Official Languages highlights a lack of resources, a shortage of early childhood educators and the fragmentation of services as hindering early childhood development in Francophone minority communities. Recommendations include that the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development ensure that Francophone minority communities are consulted as part of the development of the national framework on early learning and child care and that a Francophone component is included in the framework.

Towards a poverty reduction strategy
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/10/towards-poverty-reduction-strategy
5 Oct 2016 | Canada
New discussion/consultation paper considers the multiple dimensions of poverty including income, housing, the workplace, health, mobility; it mentions child care several times. The Government of Canada is releasing this paper as a "starting point for reaching out to its provincial, territorial and municipal partners, Indigenous people, community organizations, poverty experts and academics and those who have a lived experience of poverty to consult with them on their poverty reduction strategy". In the coming months, an online engagement website will be launched where individuals and organizations can provide input.

The New America Care Report
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/10/new-america-care-report
5 Oct 2016 | United States
Recent report from New America in collaboration with Care.com considers the early care and learning system in the US. A care index that examined the cost, quality, and availability of child care in all 50 states and the District of Columbia is used as a jumping off point to explore the complexity of the fragmented US child care system. The report purposes systemic change to the early care and learning infrastructure including the introduction of universal paid family leave and implementation of high quality universal pre-K programs.

From ‘Cinderella’ to ‘beloved princess’: The evolution of early childhood education policy in China
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/10/%E2%80%98cinderella%E2%80%99-%E2%80%98beloved-princess%E2%80%99-evolution-early-childhood-e
5 Oct 2016 | Asia
Recent paper considers the significant changes to early childhood education in China over the past 35 years. It aims to understand why and how the Chinese government changed its attitude and policies by conducting a critical analysis of this evolution, focusing on post- 2010 development. The authors find that accessibility, affordability and accountability problems will challenge the evolution of ECE reform in China. They note that these challenges provide opportunities for establishing more efficient funding and monitoring reforms.

A guide to early learning and child care in Ontario
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/09/guide-early-learning-and-child-care-ontario
28 Sep 2016 | Ontario
New guide considers the many changes to governance, financing and pedagogy of early learning and child care in Ontario since 2012 providing a comprehensive update to the previous versions of this guide. The authors aim to provide ECE students and professionals with a thorough overview of the current state of early learning and child care in Ontario including legislation and regulation, financing, curriculum and pedagogy, as well exploring issues of diversity, children’s rights, advocacy and the role of the professional.

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

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

How child care costs compare in Canada (hint: they’re way more than tuition)
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/10/how-child-care-costs-compare-canada-hint-they%E2%80%99re-way-more-tuition
5 Oct 2016 | Canada

Ample Nunavik childcare boosts number of women in labour force
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/10/ample-nunavik-childcare-boosts-number-women-labour-force
5 Oct 2016 | Nunavut

Lack of childcare services means some Kamloops immigrants can't attend English classes
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/10/lack-childcare-services-means-some-kamloops-immigrants-cant-attend-e
5 Oct 2016 | British Columbia

When it comes to raising children, be a gardener, not a carpenter
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/10/when-it-comes-raising-children-be-gardener-not-carpenter
5 Oct 2016 | United States

Cancer patients shouldn’t be fretting about child care
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/10/cancer-patients-shouldn%E2%80%99t-be-fretting-about-child-care
5 Oct 2016 | Ontario

MORE child care in the news
http://www.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

11. 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.

- 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

- Go to the Welfare in Canada vs the U.S. Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/canada_us_welfare.htm

12. 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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Latest issues of CRINMAIL:

6 October 2016 - CRINmail issue 1500
https://www.crin.org/en/home/what-we-do/crinmail/week-childrens-rights-1500
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Oversight and accountability
- Armed conflict
- Discrimination
- Food Security
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
- Challenging violations
- Take action
- Campaigns
Guides

29 September 2016 - CRINmail issue 1499
https://www.crin.org/en/home/what-we-do/crinmail/week-childrens-rights-1499
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Health
- Education
- Juvenile justice
- Abuse and exploitation
Upcoming events
Employment

[NOTE: There was no CRINMAIL issue #1498]

15 September 2016 - CRINmail issue1497
https://www.crin.org/en/home/what-we-do/crinmail/week-childrens-rights-1497
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Armed conflict
- UN news
- Juvenile justice
- Migrant and refugee children
- Drugs and violence
Upcoming events
Employment
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NOTE: To see a large 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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* Armed Conflict CRINmail
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* CRINmail EN ESPAÑOL
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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


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