Canadian Social Research Newsletter
April 18, 2018

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

You can find the online version of this (April 18, 2018) newsletter at this link:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal/news180418.htm

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,881 subscribers.

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Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes, a disclaimer
and other stuff that has nothing whatsoever to do with social policy.
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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

* Recent releases from Nick Falvo (Calgary Homeless Foundation)
--- The newly-signed federal-provincial-territorial housing framework agreement
--- The 2018 Alberta Alternative Budget
--- Ten proposals from the 2018 Alberta Alternative Budget
--- Media release: Alberta needs a provincial sales tax
--- Alberta sales tax is politically risky but it's good public policy
--- Five things to know about the 2018 Alberta budget
(March 23)

* Food Cost Monitoring project 2017
(Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition) - March 27, 2018

* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - April 7

* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter) - April 4

Recent releases from Nick Falvo (Calgary Homeless Foundation)
--- The newly-signed federal-provincial-territorial housing framework agreement
--- The 2018 Alberta Alternative Budget
--- Ten proposals from the 2018 Alberta Alternative Budget
--- Media release: Alberta needs a provincial sales tax
--- Alberta sales tax is politically risky but it's good public policy
--- Five things to know about the 2018 Alberta budget
(March 23)

Ten things to know about the newly-signed federal-provincial-territorial housing framework agreement
http://calgaryhomeless.com/blog/ten-things-know-newly-signed-federal-provincial-territorial-housing-framework-agreement/
April 12, 2018

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The 2018 Alberta Alternative Budget (March 20, 2018) PDF - 66 pages
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Alberta-Alternative-Budget-2018.pdf

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Ten proposals from the 2018 Alberta Alternative Budget (March 21, 2018)
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2018/03/21/ten-proposals-from-the-2018-alberta-alternative-budget/

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Media release: Alberta needs a provincial sales tax (March 20, 2018)
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2018/03/20/media-release-alberta-needs-a-provincial-sales-tax/

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Opinion: Alberta sales tax is politically risky but it's good public policy (March 20, 2018)
http://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-alberta-sales-tax-is-politically-risky-but-its-good-public-policy

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Five things to know about the 2018 Alberta budget (March 23, 2018)
http://calgaryhomeless.com/blog/five-things-know-2018-alberta-budget/

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

Food Cost Monitoring project 2017
(Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition) - March 27, 2018

YAPC releases results of Food Cost Monitoring project
http://yapc.ca/news/entry/167
March 27, 2018
Whitehorse – The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition (YAPC) is pleased to release a final report highlighting the cost and availability of nutritious food in communities throughout Yukon. Community researchers in Carcross, Carmacks, Dawson City, Faro and eight other communities measured the cost of 67 foods included in the Revised Northern Food Basket in June 2017 to help estimate the costs of a basic, healthy diet for Yukon residents.

The cost of healthy eating in Yukon (PDF report - 24 pages)*
http://yapc.ca/assets/files/Healthy%20Eating%202018.pdf

Infographic (PDF, one page)*
http://yapc.ca/assets/files/Healthy%20Eating%202018%20Infographic.pdf
--- based on food price data collected by community researchers at grocery stores throughout the territory between June 12, 2017, and June 21, 2017.

*NOTE: The links to the above report and infographic work fine in my Google Chrome browser, but neither opens the PDF files. If this is the case for you, click the "...YAPC releases results..." link above, then select the file you wish to access.

Source:
Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition

http://yapc.ca/

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

- Go to the Food Banks and Hunger Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/foodbkmrk.htm

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
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Job vacancies, fourth quarter 2017 - April 12

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html

Release schedule (titles by release date)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/cal3-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 April 2012.

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April 12, 2018
Job vacancies, fourth quarter 2017

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/180412/dq180412a-eng.htm
There were 470,000 job vacancies among Canadian employers in the fourth quarter, up 89,000 (+23.2%) from the fourth quarter of 2016, the largest year-over-year increase since the start of the series in 2015. (...) The job vacancy rate represents the number of job vacancies expressed as a percentage of labour demand; that is, the sum of all occupied and vacant jobs.

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

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NOTE by Gilles:

My HTML editing software, Dreamweaver 4, gave up the ghost a few days back - Dreamweaver 4 now crashes my system each and every time I try to edit page 2 of my federal government links (the link immediately above). I suppose I should count myself as lucky that DW was not affected by the occasional quirks and quarks and crashes of a tool that chugged along for over 18 years. Now, though, I've decided for my own peace of mind to NOT get all riled up and flailing my arms around when Dreamweaver starts getting all persnickety. I`ll continue to monitor new releases for social research content to include in my newsletter, but I`ll no longer keep an archive of all older links to relevant StatCan content. The above page ("...fedbkmrk2.htm...") will still be an active hyperlink to an accessible file, but I won't be updating fedbkmrk2.htm any longer.

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 ]

April 17, 2018

What's new online this week:

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

12 steps to close the gender pay gap by
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/18/04/12-steps-close-gender-pay-gap-2025
2025 10 Apr 2018 | Ontario
The Ontario Equal Pay Coalition sets out twelve areas of action for the Ontario government to fulfill its obligation to equal pay for equal work-- a human right and a long-standing issue of systemic discrimination. Provision of affordable and accessible child care, increased access to unionization, enforcement and expansion of pay equity legislation and a provincial commitment to a decent work agenda are outlined in this vision for closing the gender pay gap.

Would it really matter? The democratic and caring deficit in ‘parental involvement’
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/18/04/would-it-really-matter-democratic-and-caring-deficit-%E2%80%98paren
11 Apr 2018 | Europe
Focus groups with migrant parents in Belgium were the basis of this study, to analyze the parent/preschool educator relationship. Discussion showed a democratic deficit; with communication tending to be a one-way flow of information from educator to parent, with assumptions made about desirable social and cultural capital, as well as the purpose of preschool and conceptions of care. Insight into parents' wishes for involvement in the preschool experience and the barriers they face are discussed.

The parental gender earning gap in the United States
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/18/04/parental-gender-earning-gap-united-states
11 Apr 2018 | United States
This study tracked the gender wage gap among American parents and found gender-based discrepancies in earnings were most pronounced during years of child birth and the year after; continuing, albeit at a slower rate, for several years until children were school-age. The gender wage gap was seen to be less for women without children and for women who had their children before 25 or after 35. Data is presented in a variety of ways

Early childhood education and care - Transition briefing
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/18/04/early-childhood-education-and-care-transition-briefing
11 Apr 2018 | Ontario
New brief proposes four policy options for child care in Ontario, that authors argue would build on current proposals and existing infrastructure. Authors focus on cost and quality of programs as not to exacerbate other inequalities that already impact many.

Ontario budget: A plan for care and opportunity
4 Apr 2018 | Ontario
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/18/04/ontario-budget-plan-care-and-opportunity
The 2018 Ontario Budget was released this week, allocating a historic $2.2 billion over three years to child care. This includes financing free preschool for children aged 2 and a half until kindergarten beginning in September 2020, while $1 billion would be allocated to reducing fees and increasing subsidies for infant/toddler spaces. Significantly, by 2020 the government would introduce a wage grid for early years staff in licensed centres, home child care, and Early ON family resource programs.

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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.

Equal pay day: Show women the money
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/equal-pay-day-show-women-money
10 Apr 2018 | Ontario

Women earn less after they have kids, despite strong credentials
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/women-earn-less-after-they-have-kids-despite-strong-credentials
16 Apr 2018 | United States

Local childcare providers look for more information following new money in budget
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/local-childcare-providers-look-more-information-following-new-money-
16 Apr 2018 | Saskatchewan

Governments of Canada and Alberta are improving quality, accessibility and affordability of early learning and child care across Alberta
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/governments-canada-and-alberta-are-improving-quality-accessibility-a
16 Apr 2018 | Alberta

Bring your baby to work: Saskatoon councillor deals with lack of parental leave
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/18/04/bring-your-baby-work-saskatoon-councillor-deals-lack-parental-leave
11 Apr 2018 | Saskatchewan

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

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Source:
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 Internet gremlins. If you click on "Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive" below, you'll note that the latest issue of CRINMAIL is dated 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.

Here's the link to the latest release of CRINMAIL :

11 April 2018
https://www.crin.org/en/home/what-we-do/crinmail/week-childrens-rights-1577
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Environmental justice
- Health
- Violence
- Armed conflict
Upcoming events
Employment
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
Challenging violations
Take action
Campaigns
Guides

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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.
NOTE: I stopped updating this archive in December 2016

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)
Check here for links to more recent issues of CRINMAIL:
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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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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