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December 11, 2016


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

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IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian content

1. Remembering the Polytechnique victims - December 2016 (Montreal Gazette)
2. Federal action on poverty delayed once again :
Poverty Reduction Act voted down in House of Commons - December 6
3. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Canadian Health Measures Survey: Selected laboratory data, 2012 to 2015 - December 9
--- Health indicators by Aboriginal identity, 2011 to 2014 - December 9
--- Study: Difficulty accessing health care services in Canada, 2003 to 2013 - December 8
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Health at a Glance : Difficulty accessing health care services in Canada
--- Fiscal Arrangements Certificates: Federal Equalization Program, 2017/2018
--- Perspectives on the Youth Labour Market in Canada, 1976 to 2015 - December 5
4. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

International content

5. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
6. Poor U.S.: Reimagining a Path to Prosperity - December 2016 (Heron Foundation)
7. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

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Gilles Séguin
Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
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1. Remembering the Polytechnique victims - November 2016
(Montreal Gazette, CTV)

From the
Montreal Gazette:

Remembering the Polytechnique victims
http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/remembering-the-polytechnique-victims
December 5, 2014
Had their lives not been cut short, the 14 women killed on that terrible evening 25 years ago would have pursued careers, formed families of all kinds, experienced the various ups and downs of adult life. As we mark the anniversary of the massacre, we take a moment to remember each of those 14 women.

From CTV News:

Ceremonies mark 27 years since Montreal massacre
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/ceremonies-mark-27-years-since-montreal-massacre-1.3191624

From rabble.ca:

While mourning École Polytechnique we must remember Canada's largest, ongoing femicide
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/doreen-nicoll/2016/12/while-mourning-%C3%A9cole-polytechnique-we-must-remember-canadas-lar
By Doreen Nicoll
December 6, 2016
(...) As devastating and horrible as the massacre at École Polytechnique was, I would be remiss if I failed to acknowledge the largest ongoing mass femincide in Canadian history -- the targeting of Canada's Aboriginal women and girls dating back to the time of first contact.

Watch the National Film Board's movie, This River.
https://www.nfb.ca/film/this_river/
This 20-miniute documentary chronicles the efforts of Drag The Red, a volunteer organization that searches the Red River for clues relating to missing members of the Indigenous community in the Winnipeg area.

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- Go to the the Canadian Non-Governmental Sites about Women's Social Issues page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/womencanngo.htm

2. Federal action on poverty delayed once again : Poverty Reduction Act voted down in House of Commons - December 6, 2016

Federal action on poverty delayed once again:
Poverty Reduction Act voted down in House of Commons
https://www.cpj.ca/federal-action-poverty-delayed-once-again

Ottawa, ON: December 6, 2016 — Today, MPs voted down sending Bill C-245, the Poverty Reduction Act, to committee. This bill would have legislated a framework for a national poverty reduction strategy.
(...)
The House of Commons has committed to ending poverty three times - in 1989 among children, and in 2009 and 2015 among all people in Canada. Since 1989, MPs have repeatedly voted down legislation that would move Canada ahead in its efforts to reduce poverty.

See who voted FOR and AGAINST a second reading of Bill C-245:

Bill C-245 : [ "An Act concerning the development of a national poverty reduction strategy in Canada" ]
https://openparliament.ca/votes/42-1/174/
Defeated, as of Dec. 6, 2016

More info about Bill C-245:
https://openparliament.ca/bills/42-1/C-245/
- incl. full text of the bill

Source:
Citizens for Public Justice

http://www.cpj.ca/

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

3. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Canadian Health Measures Survey: Selected laboratory data, 2012 to 2015 - December 9
--- Health indicators by Aboriginal identity, 2011 to 2014
- December 9
--- Study: Difficulty accessing health care services in Canada, 2003 to 2013 - December 8
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Health at a Glance : Difficulty accessing health care services in Canada
--- Fiscal Arrangements Certificates: Federal Equalization Program, 2017/2018
--- Perspectives on the Youth Labour Market in Canada, 1976 to 2015 - December 5

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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December 9, 2016
Canadian Health Measures Survey: Selected laboratory data, 2012 to 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161209/dq161209b-eng.htm
Combined data from cycles 3 and 4 (2012 to 2015) of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) showed that 21% of Canadian adults aged 18 and older had metabolic syndrome, a grouping of three or more risk factors for heart disease and metabolic disorders such as diabetes.

Health indicators by Aboriginal identity, 2011 to 2014
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161209/dq161209e-eng.htm
Health indicators tables are available using combined data from the 2011 to 2014 Canadian Community Health Survey. These tables provide data by Aboriginal identity (First Nations people living off reserve, Métis, Inuit and the non-Aboriginal population), age group and sex. Data are available on more than 30 health indicators, including perceived health, smoking, exposure to second-hand smoke, physical activity during leisure time, obesity, high blood pressure, drinking, fruit and vegetable consumption, diabetes, asthma, arthritis and life stress.

Available December 9, 2016:

Health indicator profile, by Aboriginal identity, age group and sex
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a05?lang=eng&id=1050512

Health indicator profile, by Aboriginal identity and sex, age-standardized rate
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a05?lang=eng&id=1050515

December 8, 2016
Study: Difficulty accessing health care services in Canada, 2003 to 2013
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161208/dq161208e-eng.htm
December 8, 2016
Over 70% of Canadians 15 years of age and older reported no difficulty accessing health care when they needed it in 2013. This percentage has not changed significantly since 2003.

December 8, 2016
Health at a Glance
Difficulty accessing health care services in Canada

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-624-x/2016001/article/14683-eng.htm
In 2013, the majority of Canadians who needed health care (aged 15 years and older) did not report any difficulty with access (71%).

December 7, 2016
Fiscal Arrangements Certificates: Federal Equalization Program, 2017/2018
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161207/dq161207f-eng.htm
Fiscal Arrangements Certificates prepared for the administration of the Federal–Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act and Regulations for 2017/2018 are now available.

December 5, 2016
Perspectives on the Youth Labour Market in Canada, 1976 to 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161205/dq161205a-eng.htm
While youth unemployment in recent years stood at levels comparable to those of the mid-1970s, the proportion of youth employed in full-time or permanent jobs has fallen substantially over the last four decades, a trend also observed in many Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.

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

4. 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

December 11, 2016

A road map to eradicate child & family poverty
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/11/sober-child-poverty-stats-should-prompt-action-advocates-say
30 Nov 2016 | Canada
Campaign 2000 has released its 2016 Annual Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada. The report card highlights reasons why the federal government needs to adopt a child and family poverty reduction lens to apply to all policy, program and spending decisions. It provides multiple policy solutions as a road map to guide eradication including the development of a universal, high quality, comprehensive early childhood education and care program in Canada. More information about this can be found on page 11 of the report.

2016 Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture with Pierre Fortin
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/11/2016-gideon-rosenbluth-memorial-lecture-pierre-fortin
30 Nov 2016 | Quebec
Recent lecture by Pierre Fortin, hosted by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, presented a summary and discussion of Quebec's child care reform between 1997 and 2000 which sought to provide universal coverage for all children from ages 0 to 5 at a fixed fee. The impact of these reforms and policy alternatives are explored. Please find audio of this lecture as well as presentation slides on this page.

Money, love and identity: Initial findings from the National ECEC Workforce Study
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/11/money-love-and-identity-initial-findings-national-ecec-work
30 Nov 2016 | Australia and New Zealand
May 2016 report presents information shared as part of a policy workshop on the initial findings from the National ECEC Workforce Study in Australia. The aim of the ongoing study is to identify personal, professional and workforce factors that influence the recruitment, retention and engagement of educators in centre-based early childhood education and care (ECEC) services. This report provides a summary of the initial study findings and also draws together key points from conversations held throughout the workshop capturing participants' responses, observations and insights on emerging themes and their implications for ECEC policy and practice.

Child-centred educational practice in different early education settings: Associations with professionals’ attitudes, self-efficacy, and professional background
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/11/child-centred-educational-practice-different-early-educatio
29 Nov 2016 | Europe
Recent journal article investigated whether educator beliefs (self-efficacy and attitudes) mediate the impact of professional background on child-centred educational practice. A total of 265 professionals from different early education and care settings participated. Results suggest that self-efficacy positively predicts educational practice, while professionals’ attitudes are not associated with educational practice. As well, family daycare providers who participated reported lower self-efficacy and lower levels of child-centred educational practice than other professionals. These results suggest that promoting knowledge of teaching approaches may be a promising way to promote early childhood educators’ child-centred educational practice through increasing their self-efficacy.

How are Canadians really doing? The 2016 CIW national report
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/11/how-are-canadians-really-doing-2016-ciw-national-report
23 Nov 2016 | Canada
The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) has launched its 3rd national report examining trends in eight domains of wellbeing from 1994 to 2014. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of what Canadians see as vital to their quality of life. The CIW reports on fluctuations in community vitality, democratic engagement, leisure and culture, education, environment, healthy populations and time use to measure what matters most to Canadians. Of note, researchers found that despite improvements, child care in Canada remains inadequate; there are only child care spaces to cover one in four children in regulated centre-based care.

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

Sober child poverty stats should prompt action, advocates say
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/11/sober-child-poverty-stats-should-prompt-action-advocates-say
30 Nov 2016 | Canada

La déconfiture d’une bonne idée
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/11/la-d%C3%A9confiture-d%E2%80%99une-bonne-id%C3%A9e
30 Nov 2016 | Quebec

Parents forced to put babies in childcare for more than 42 hours a week
30 Nov 2016 | Australia and New Zealand
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/11/parents-forced-put-babies-childcare-more-42-hours-week

Childcare workers are underpaid because we’re women. We are the working poor
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/11/childcare-workers-are-underpaid-because-we%E2%80%99re-women-we-are-working-0
30 Nov 2016 | Australia and New Zealand

Seven in 10 childcare centres forced to hike fees, others cut staff pay
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/11/seven-10-childcare-centres-forced-hike-fees-others-cut-staff-pay
30 Nov 2016 | Australia and New Zealand

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

5. 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

6. Poor U.S.: Reimagining a Path to Prosperity - December 2016
(Heron Foundation)

New from the
Heron Foundation:
[ http://heron.org/ ]
Heron’s mission is to help people and communities help themselves out of poverty. The foundation works with a diverse set of investment strategies focused on fostering economic innovations and practices that lead to long-term economic opportunity and prosperity for all.

Poor U.S.: Reimagining a Path to Prosperity
http://heron.org/engage/pulse/poorus-jobs
December 8, 2016
A series of videos recasts the narrative around what it is to be poor in the United States and suggests ways to reinvent the economy to provide paths to prosperity. Over the month of December, through a series of short videos, we will share stories that depict an economy that leaves many to struggle, and the people who are working to reinvent the economy in a way that ensures people can find a path out of poverty through quality employment.

[ Click the link above to access all of the videos below. ]

Chapter One: The Hidden Poor (Released Dec. 2)
--- An intimate, first-person account of the Murphy family’s struggle to make it in a broken economy. The short documentary challenges traditional myths around what it is to be poor in America and sheds light on the structural nature of current day US poverty.

Chapter Two: When the Poor are Not at the Table (Released Dec. 8)
https://vimeo.com/176326738
--- Linda Tirado, essayist and activist, discusses why “it sucks to be poor” and work in the United States.

Chapter Three : (Released Dec. 15)
--- Good Employers Make Money

Chapter Four: (Released Dec. 22)
--- Employing the Most Vulnerable (Released Dec. 22)

Chapter Five: (Released Dec. 29)
--- Not Just a Quantity of Jobs, but a Quality of Jobs

Source:
Human Pictures

http://www.humanpictures.me/
Human Pictures is a production company born out of our frustration with the mounting injustice we see all around us and our belief in the potential of humanity to face up to it and confront it.

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


7. 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:

08 December 2016 - CRINmail issue 1509:
https://www.crin.org/en/home/what-we-do/crinmail/week-childrens-rights-1509
In this issue:
The Year in Children's Rights: CRIN's Annual Report 2016
- Chapter 1: A global picture of children’s rights
- Chapter 2: The year ahead
- Chapter 3: How you can use CRIN
News in brief
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
- Challenging violations
- Take action
- Campaigns
Guides

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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Subscribe to CRINMAIL English
http://www.crin.org/en/node/293
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


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