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Canadian Social Research Newsletter
November 13, 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 2848 subscribers.
Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes and a disclaimer.

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HAPPY 19TH ANNIVERSARY, CSRL!

The "official" launch of the Canadian Social Research Links website took place on November 13, 1997, exactly 19 years ago.
The Canadian Social Research Newsletter sprang to life a few years later, when many of you were still
just a twinkle in your daddy's eye. In attendance at the launch were my three cats and my wife...
I wonder where my website and newsletter will be in another 19 years, when I'm pushin' up daisies...

(;-)

By Gilles

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IN THIS ISSUE:

1. Calgary Homeless Foundation Releases its Research Agenda - November 2016
2. Quoi de neuf au Québec / What's new in Québec:
--- Mise à jour : Réforme de l'aide sociale au Québec (Huffington Post Québec)
--- Controversial Quebec welfare bill passes into law
- November 10 (CBC)
3. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]

--- Canadian Megatrends: Seniors’ income from 1976 to 2014: Four decades, two stories - November 10

--- Prostitution offences in Canada: Statistical trends, 2014 - November 10

4. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
5. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
6. 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. Calgary Homeless Foundation Releases its 2016 Research Agenda - November 10
(Calgary Homeless Foundation)

Calgary Homeless Foundation Releases its Research Agenda
http://calgaryhomeless.com/calgary-homeless-foundation-releases-its-research-agenda-by-nick-falvo/
November 10, 2016
By Nick Falvo, PhD
This week, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) released its updated (2016) Research Agenda.
Here are 10 things to know:

1. The CHF is a non-governmental organization that disburses funding to Calgary non-profits to deliver housing and programming to persons experiencing homelessness.
2.
Over the years, CHF has partnered on a considerable number of research projects.
3. Since 2009, CHF has published research agendas approximately once every two years.
4. Every two years, CHF also organizes a community research symposium.
5. A major strength of CHF research is its use of data.
6. The main reason CHF is able to use data stems from the fact that we oversee a city-wide database system with information on persons experiencing homelessness.
7. This year, CHF co-organized the First Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative.
8. CHF likes to partner on research that has an impact on both practice and policy.
9. Some of CHF’s best research involves persons with lived experience with homelessness.
10. CHF research is developing an international reputation.

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

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Calgary Homeless Foundation Research Agenda (small PDF file, 26 pages)
http://calgaryhomeless.com/wp-content/uploads/CHF_ResearchAgenda_2016_11_07.pdf
November 2016

NOTE : Appendices A and B to the Research Agenda contain dozens of links to
CHF publications and blog posts from a variety of authors.

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

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

2. Quoi de neuf au Québec / What's new in Québec:
--- Mise à jour : Réforme de l'aide sociale au Québec (Huffington Post Québec)
--- Controversial Quebec welfare bill passes into law
- November 10 (CBC)

Du nouveau chez
Huffington Post Canada:
[ http://quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/ ]

Collections de liens vers des renseignements au
sujet de la réforme de l'aide sociale et le Projet de loi 70:

1. Mise à jour : Réforme de l'aide sociale au Québec
http://quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/news/reforme-aide-sociale

2. Mise à jour : Projet de loi 70
http://quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/news/projet-de-loi-70/

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From the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:
[ http://www.cbc.ca/ ]

Controversial Quebec welfare bill passes into law
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/bill-70-quebec-welfare-passes-1.3845448
November 10, 2016
A controversial Quebec bill aimed at encouraging people on social assistance to enlist in programs to find a job or get more training has passed into law. The new rules, introduced by the Couillard government, grant first-time welfare recipients an extra few hundred dollars every month if they're employed for a year. If they refuse, their monthly cheque of $623 could be reduced up to $399. The Liberal government and Coalition Avenir Québec voted in favour of the bill on Thursday, while the Parti Québécois and Québec Solidaire voted against it.

Montreal protest targets Quebec's controversial new welfare reforms
New law will cut the monthly cheque for some first-time social assistance recipients by more than a third

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-protest-targets-quebec-s-controversial-new-welfare-reforms-1.3848570
November 12, 2016

Earlier related link:

Bill 70 to cut welfare cheques punishes society's most vulnerable, group says
A coalition of social groups say there are many reasons some people may not be able to find work
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/bill-70-quebec-welfare-1.3418086
January 24, 2016
Bill 70, introduced by Labour Minister Sam Hamad, is meant to encourage people on social aid to enlist in programs to find a job or get more training. If they refuse, their monthly cheque of $623 could be reduced.

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- Go to the Québec Links (English) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qce.htm

- Rendez-vous à la page de liens de recherche sociale au Québec:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qcbkmrk.htm

3. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Canadian Megatrends: Seniors’ income from 1976 to 2014: Four decades, two stories - November 10

--- Prostitution offences in Canada: Statistical trends, 2014 - November 10

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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November 10, 2016
Canadian Megatrends: Seniors’ income from 1976 to 2014: Four decades, two stories
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161110/dq161110e-eng.htm
Canadian seniors have seen their incomes grow steadily over the past few decades, but a closer look at the numbers reveals important changes in the income composition of seniors, as well as a widening gap between senior and younger families. This month's Canadian Megatrends looks at the changes in income faced by senior families, compares them with the income of younger families and also examines some of the reasons behind the shifts. It also spotlights the rates of seniors living in low income

November 10, 2016
Prostitution offences in Canada: Statistical trends, 2014

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161110/dq161110d-eng.htm
Police services reported 1,073 prostitution-related incidents in 2014, accounting for less than 0.1% of all police-reported criminal incidents that year. This translated into a rate of 3 prostitution-related incidents per 100,000 population in Canada, the lowest rate since 1982.

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.

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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

November 13, 2016

Child care deserts: An analysis of child care centers by ZIP code in 8 states
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/11/child-care-deserts-analysis-child-care-centers-zip-code-8-s
9 Nov 2016 | United States
New report examines the location of child care centers across eight states uncovering an issue driving the current U.S. child care crisis: 42 percent of children under 5 years of age live in child care deserts. Authors note that this lack of child care supply is a serious national problem that disproportionately impacts rural areas. The Center for American Progress is introducing a working definition of child care deserts, defined as a ZIP code with at least 30 children under the age of 5 and either no child care centers or very few.

A joint letter from community and labour organizations, concerning Federal Consultations on Parental & Caregiving Leaves and E.I.
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/11/child-care-deserts-analysis-child-care-centers-zip-code-8-s
9 Nov 2016 | Canada
New letter from a coalition of community and labour organizations presents a response to the federal government's recent consultation on parental and caregiving leave. The letter states that "we need more realistic options for working families, with a priority for social equity and anti-poverty measures." Asks include a mat/pat benefit rate of 70%, earmarked father leave, more inclusive eligibility levels and building a universal child care program.

It’s time for an ambitious national investment in America’s children
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/11/it%E2%80%99s-time-ambitious-national-investment-america%E2%80%99s-children
9 Nov 2016 | United States
April 2016 report considers how national [U.S.] investments in early childhood care and education would provide high societal returns. The report outlines that productivity would improve with a better educated and healthier workforce and that inequality would be reduced as resources to provide quality child care would be progressively made available to families with young children.

Transforming the workforce for children birth through age eight: A unifying foundation
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/11/transforming-workforce-children-birth-through-age-eight-uni
9 Nov 2016 | United States
2015 brief explores the implications of child development research for the professionals who work with children birth through age eight. Authors find that while much is known about what professionals who provide care and education for children need to understand and be able to do, this knowledge is not fully reflected in the current practices of the workforce as well as policies that set qualifications and government and others who support and oversee these systems. Recommendations for building a competent, well supported workforce are provided.

Proposed changes to Canadian maternity and parental leave: Response to the federal government consultation from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/11/proposed-changes-canadian-maternity-and-parental-leave-resp
3 Nov 2016 | Canada
New response from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit considers the proposed changes to Canadian maternity and parental leave. In response to online consultation on this issue a number of recommendations are proposed including the introduction of a five week paid earmarked leave for second parents regardless of gender; a more inclusive approach to eligibility based on earnings of $2,000 in the last 52 weeks; inclusion of self employed workers under terms similar to those used in Quebec, and benefit payments calculated at 70% of earnings.

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

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Is 18 months too long?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/11/18-months-too-long
9 Nov 2016 | Canada

Why Canada needs a universal child care program
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/11/why-canada-needs-universal-child-care-program
9 Nov 2016 | Canada

Child benefit not to be used for childcare
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/11/child-benefit-not-be-used-childcare
9 Nov 2016 | Canada

Region’s child-care subsidies program on hold and overbudget
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/11/region%E2%80%99s-child-care-subsidies-program-hold-and-overbudget
9 Nov 2016 | Ontario

Proposal to extend parental leave worries business owners
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/11/proposal-extend-parental-leave-worries-business-owners
9 Nov 2016 | Canada

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. 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 issue of CRINMAIL:

3 November 2016 - CRINmail issue 1503
http://us12.campaign-archive2.com/?u=76b57aa44a860d071c2e9bf2f&id=8e363036df&e=007dcf26d9
In this issue:
Children's rights and the SDGs
News in brief
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
- Challenging violations
- Take action
- Campaigns
Guides

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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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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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There are some that I don't agree with, so don't get on my case, eh...

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Cheers!
Gilles

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Watch how the human race spread across the globe
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November 7, 2016

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