Canadian Social Research Newsletter

September 14, 2017


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

You can find the online version of this (September 14, 2017) newsletter at this link:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal/news140917.htm

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

IN THIS ISSUE:

* Income in Canada, 2016 Census of Population - September 13 (StatCan)
* More than One-Third of College and University Students in Ontario Receiving Free Tuition - September 11 (Ontario Government)
* Ontario begins posting more detailed reports on Ontario Works and ODSP caseload statistics - September 1, 2017 (Ontario Government)
* Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works --- statistics
* Ontario : Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, April---June 2017 (Ministry of Community and Social Services)
* Yukon : 2nd Annual Living Wage calculation for Whitehorse released - September 6 (Yukon Government)
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Labour Force Survey, August 2017 - September 8
--- Tuition fees for degree programs, 2017/2018 - September 6
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, Second quarter 2017 - September 6
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)


Income in Canada, 2016 Census of Population - September 13
(StatCan)

From
Statistics Canada:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/start

Income in Canada, 2016 Census of Population
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170913/dq170913a-eng.htm
September 13, 2017

Household income in Canada: Key results from the 2016 Census
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-627-m/11-627-m2017026-eng.htm
Infographic
September 13, 2017

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From the
Vanier Institute of the Family:

2016 Census Release Sheds New Light on Family Finances in Canada
http://vanierinstitute.ca/2016-census-release-sheds-light-family-finances-canada/
September 13, 2017
Today’s Census release from Statistics Canada on income shows that just like families themselves, family finances are characterized by diversity and complexity. While conversations about family finances tend to focus primarily on income earned through paid labour, new Census data provides a fuller portrait that also covers income acquired through other sources such as investments, government transfers, benefits, social assistance and more. Two new Census in Brief releases provide analysis on children in low-income households and contribution rates for selected registered savings accounts.

Source:
Vanier Institute of the Family

http://vanierinstitute.ca/

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From The Telegram:
[
http://www.thetelegram.com/ ]

Census 2016: Prairies, commodity boom drive growth in national incomes
http://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/2017/9/13/census-2016--prairies--commodity-boom-drive-growth-in-national-i.html
September 13, 2017
OTTAWA - Carissa, a single mom on welfare six years ago, has a full-time job today and more money to show for it - along with a number of other Canadians, suggest fresh census numbers released Wednesday that shine new light on the struggle to make ends meet. But the latest income figures, based on tax data from 2015, also illustrate the regional and societal disparities the five-year census always seems to expose: commodity riches in the West, job shortages in Atlantic Canada, manufacturing woes in Ontario and Quebec - and a persistent, if narrowing, wage gap between working women and men.

Source:
The Telegram (St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador)

[ http://www.thetelegram.com/ ]

More than One-Third of College and University Students in Ontario Receiving Free Tuition - September 11
(Ontario Government)

News Release:
More than One-Third of College and University Students Receiving Free Tuition
https://news.ontario.ca/maesd/en/2017/09/more-than-one-third-of-college-and-university-students-receiving-free-tuition.html
September 11, 2017
Ontario is Making Life More Affordable for Students

This school year, more than one-third of all full-time college and university students in Ontario are receiving free tuition thanks to the new Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

Source:
Ontario Government Newsroom
https://news.ontario.ca/newsroom/en

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- Go to the Canadian Universities and Colleges Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/univbkmrk.htm

Ontario begins posting more detailed reports on Ontario Works and ODSP caseload statistics - September 1, 2017
(Ontario Government)

Ontario begins posting more detailed reports on Ontario Works and ODSP caseload statistics:
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/open/index.aspx
September 1, 2017

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) - Monthly Caseload Statistics
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/open/sa/odsp_Quarterly.aspx

Ontario Works (OW) - Monthly Caseload Statistics
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/open/sa/ow_Quarterly.aspx

Social Assistance Trends:
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Ontario Disability Support Program [ http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/open/sa/trends/odsp_trends.aspx ]
--- Ontario Works [ http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/open/sa/trends/ow_trends.aspx ]

Source:
Ministry of Community and Social Services
[ http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/index.aspx ]

Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works --- Statistics

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) - Monthly Caseload Statistics
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/open/sa/odsp_Quarterly.aspx

Ontario Works (OW) - Monthly Caseload Statistics
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/open/sa/ow_Quarterly.aspx

Social Assistance Trends:
--- Ontario Disability Support Program [ http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/open/sa/trends/odsp_trends.aspx ]
--- Ontario Works [ http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/open/sa/trends/ow_trends.aspx ]

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Source:
Ministry of Community and Social Services
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/index.aspx

Ontario : Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, April---June 2017
(Ministry of Community and Social Services)

Social Assistance, Pension and Tax Credit Rates, April-June 2017
Factsheet : April to June 2017
http://www.communitylegalcentre.ca/legal_information/Tips/IM/SA-pension-rate-Apr-Jun-2017.pdf
All in two pages, (just about) everything you ever wanted to know about federal and provincial social program benefit levels in Ontario.
NOTES:
1. This factsheet comprises federal and provincial benefit levels in effect for the period cited above - to find corresponding program information, click the PDF factsheet link above, then (when the PDF file is open), do a Google search using any program name(s) from the list of programs in the factsheet
2. Although this factsheet was prepared from an Ontario perspective, it's also a useful guide to federal benefits that are payable everywhere across Canada.
Recommended reading!
3. Thanks to the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre [ http://www.communitylegalcentre.ca/ ] in Belleville for posting this rate table on their website. I'm not sure why the provincial ministry responsible for social assistance in Ontario has chosen NOT to publish benefit levels on its own website where it would reach the largest number of researchers and other interested parties. Transparency, eh? Hmmmmmmm.
Thanks again to the nice folks in Belleville!
4. This factsheet is revised every three months to reflect changes in benefit levels from programs whose rates change quarterly. That does *not* include Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program; rates for those two programs are increased on a whim of the party in power or when there's a provincial election coming up...
(;-)

Source:
Ministry of Community and Social Services
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/index.aspx

Source of factsheet:
Tip Sheet List
http://www.communitylegalcentre.ca/legal_information/Tip_Sheet_List.htm
- (check this link for more recent updates under "Income Maintenance and Social Assistance")

Yukon : 2nd Annual Living Wage calculation for Whitehorse released - September 6
(Yukon Government)

Yukon

2nd Annual Living Wage calculation for Whitehorse released
http://yapc.ca/news/entry/166
September 6, 2017
Whitehorse - 6 September 2017 - The Yukon Anti Poverty Coalition is pleased to release “Living Wage in Whitehorse, Yukon: 2017”. The Coalition has committed to calculating the living wage each year to maintain a current and accurate measurement of the cost of living in Whitehorse. Calculating the living wage on an annual basis allows us to measure the impact of policy changes on the ability of low- and modest-income families to meet their basic needs.

Documents

Report (PDF):
http://yapc.ca/assets/files/Living%20Wage%202017%20-%20Final%20Report.pdf

Infographic (PDF)
http://yapc.ca/assets/files/Living%20Wage%202017%20-%20Infographic.pdf

2017 Calculation Guide (PDF)
http://yapc.ca/assets/files/Living%20Wage%202017%20-%20Calculation%20Guide.pdf

For more information:

Kendall Hammond, author of report: (778) 676-6506
Kate Mechan, Community Outreach: 334-9317

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- Go to the Yukon Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/yk.htm

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Labour Force Survey, August 2017 - September 8

--- Tuition fees for degree programs, 2017/2018 - September 6
--- Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, Second quarter 2017 - September 6, 2017

What's New in The Daily [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.

September 8, 2017
Labour Force Survey, August 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170908/dq170908a-eng.htm
Employment was little changed in August (+22,000 or +0.1%). The unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percentage points to 6.2%, matching the most recent low of October 2008, the month prior to the 2008-2009 labour-market downturn.

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September 6, 2017
Tuition fees for degree programs, 2017/2018
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170906/dq170906b-eng.htm
In general, the tuition fees associated with postsecondary degree programs increased in 2017/2018. The actual cost that students pay, however, depends on their program of study, and the grants and assistance they may receive. Tuition for undergraduate programs for Canadian full-time students was, on average, $6,571 in 2017/2018, up 3.1% from the previous academic year. The average cost for graduate programs was $6,907, a 1.8% increase over 2016/2017.

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September 6, 2017
Labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost, Second quarter 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170906/dq170906c-eng.htm
Labour productivity of Canadian businesses edged down 0.1% in the second quarter following three consecutive quarters of growth. This decline followed a significant 1.3% increase in the first quarter.

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

What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

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

September 13, 2017
What's new online this week:

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

Family policies in OECD countries: A comparative analysis
6 Sep 2017 | International
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/09/family-policies-oecd-countries-comparative-analysis
This article discusses the diversity of family policy models in 28 OECD countries in terms of the balance between their different objectives and the mix of instruments adopted to implement the policies. The results find persistent differences in the family policy patterns embedded in different contexts of work-family "outcomes."

Child care quality in the Netherlands over the years: A closer look
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/09/child-care-quality-netherlands-over-years-closer-look
6 Sep 2017 | Europe
2014 report comparing the quality of child care in a nationally representative sample of 200 Dutch child care centres to previous assessment in 2005.

The building blocks of designing early childhood educational environments
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/09/building-blocks-designing-early-childhood-educational-envir
6 Sep 2017 | United States
Undergraduate research uses literature and research in ECE environments to determine how the design of the physical environment should evolve to respond to the developmental needs of preschool, kindergarten, and first grade children.

Ending educational and child poverty in Europe
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/09/ending-educational-and-child-poverty-europe
6 Sep 2017 | Europe
2016 report finds no European country is free from child poverty. As latest available data show, across Europe more than 26 million children are at risk of poverty or social exclusion. As well as being at greater risk than adults, the effects of poverty on children can last a lifetime.

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

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

CPE workers vote to strike in Laval, Montreal
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/09/cpe-workers-vote-strike-laval-montreal
11 Sep 2017 | Quebe

Child care in 'crisis': Gerrard
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/09/child-care-crisis-gerrard
11 Sep 2017 | Manitoba

Charla Huber: Child-care subsidy is an investment
11 Sep 2017 | British Columbia
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/09/charla-huber-child-care-subsidy-investment

Ontario calling new childcare agreement with Treaty 3 'historical moment'
11 Sep 2017 | Ontario
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/09/ontario-calling-new-childcare-agreement-treaty-3-historical-moment

P.E.I.'s online child-care registry to be scrapped and rebuilt
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/09/peis-online-child-care-registry-be-scrapped-and-rebuilt
6 Sep 2017 | Prince Edward Island

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

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Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU):
http://www.childcarecanada.org

Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnrights.htm

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