Canadian Social Research Newsletter
August 21, 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.

You can find the online version of this (August 21, 2016) newsletter at this link:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal/news210816.htm

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out by email to 2,840 subscribers.

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Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes, a disclaimer
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IN THIS ISSUE OF THE
CANADIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER:

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1. Sask. government dialing back income benefits for disabled people (CBC News) - August 9
2. Maytree policy brief: Would a universal basic income reduce poverty? - August 2016
3. Media & Policy News for 19 August 2016 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
4. Media & Policy News for 12 August 2016 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
5. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]

--- Consumer Price Index, July 2016 - August 19
--- Employment Insurance, June 2016 - August 18
--- Study: The Canada–US gap in women’s labour market participation, 1997 to 2015 - August 17
--- Research and development of Canadian private non-profit organizations - August 15

6. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
7. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
8. [United States] 10 Recent releases about welfare reforms from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities- August 2016
9. Child Rights Information Network - CRIN
10. [United States] Indicators of Welfare Dependence, Annual Report to Congress, 2015 - September 2015 (+ drug testing recipients)
11. International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples - 9 August 2016 (United Nations)

Have a great week!
Gilles

Gilles Séguin
[ http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal.htm ]
[ gilseg@rogers.com ]


1. Sask. government dialing back income benefits for disabled people - August 9
(CBC News)

Sask. government dialing back income benefits for disabled people:
Changes will eliminate two income benefits paying for the same thing
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/sask-govt-cutting-disabled-income-benefits-aug-2016-1.3712884
August 9, 2016
Changes coming to Saskatchewan's social assistance supplement programs mean about 2,700 people will see a reduction in benefits as early as Sept. 1. In the budget, the Saskatchewan Party government announced it would move forward with changes to some of its income supplement programs to increase equity and fairness, as well as addressing the problem of duplicate benefits paying for the same needs twice.

Source:
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/

Related links:

Thousands to get reduced benefits from disability program
http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/thousands-to-get-reduced-benefits-from-disability-program/ar-BBvp9mK

“I just feel hopeless. I have no idea what I’m going to do”
http://incomesecurity.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=095b12c98935ecaadd327bf90&id=e055cd846a&e=0507578ecc

Saskatchewan residents with disabilities worried cuts may further threaten health

Protest over cuts held at legislative building.
http://incomesecurity.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=095b12c98935ecaadd327bf90&id=e055cd846a&e=0507578ecc

Clawbacks a symptom of provincial austerity
http://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/social-services-clawbacks-a-symptom-of-provincial-austerity-says-anti-poverty-group

Group that helped bring in the program concerned over government cuts
http://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/group-that-helped-bring-said-in-concerned-over-government-cuts-to-program

Changes to Saskatchewan disability benefits contrary to the consensus of the Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction:
http://thestarphoenix.com/storyline/letter-to-the-editor-said-changes-contrary-to-consensus-write-advisory-group-on-poverty-reduction-members

Government extends timeline for social services program changes:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/timeline-social-services-changes-extended-saskatchewan-1.3717166

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- Go to the Saskatchewan Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/skbkmrk.htm

2. Maytree policy brief: Would a universal basic income reduce poverty? - August 2016

Maytree policy brief: Would a universal basic income reduce poverty?
http://maytree.com/policy-and-insights/publications/policy-brief-basic-income.html
As a policy idea, a universal basic income is not new. The idea was popular in the 1960s and 70s, backed by figures ranging from Martin Luther King Jr. to Richard Nixon. Canada famously ran a pilot project called MINCOME in Manitoba in the 1970s, and there were also a handful of other small, similar experiments in the U.S. during this period.

Source:
Maytree
http://maytree.com/

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

3. Media & Policy News for 19 August 2016
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

From Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre:
[
http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ]

Latest Media & Policy News: 19 August 2016

http://goo.gl/tMb6tU

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

Top Stories

Broadbent Blog: On reconciliation, the government can and must do more
Broadbent Blog: Left and liberal colour blindness imperil real change for Black people
Op-Ed: Government insincere in attempts to reduce Indigenous over-incarceration
Indigenous leaders call on Trudeau for redress on Sixties Scoop
Flexible, versatile workers will be key for future job types: World Economic Forum Report

Are we living in a social economy, or a precarious one?
Employer jailed after failing to comply with order to pay wages
London’s striking Deliveroo drivers are in a fight against exploitation and abuse in the sharing economy
Climate change and health: Extreme heat is a silent killer
Toronto a long way off from setting maximum temperature for city’s apartments

Air conditioning should be required during heat waves, say advocates
Video: ODSP recipient in London can’t afford to pay his hydro bill
Ontarians owe more than $172.5 million in unpaid hydro bills
New data highlights hydro affordability crisis for rural Ontario
Chrysler CEO says high hydro costs make Ontario too expensive for business

BC’s poor need a break on hydro bills, says poverty expert
BC Hydro rate increases opposed by coalition pressing for low-income relief
Health care reform in Ontario must include oral health
Report shines a light on poverty’s role on kids in the Children’s Aid system
Star editorial: Children’s aid societies should not discriminate against poor children

Letters: Poverty and breaking up homes
City of Toronto says proposed provincial inclusionary zoning legislation developer tradeoffs unworkable
“I just feel hopeless. I have no idea what I’m going to do”: Saskatchewan residents with disabilities worried cuts may further threaten health
Protest over cuts held at legislative building
Clawbacks a symptom of provincial austerity

Group that helped bring in the program concerned over government cuts
Changes to Saskatchewan disability benefits contrary to the consensus of the Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction
Government extends timeline for social services program changes
BC’s profound moral failure on disability rates, as budget changes go into effect in Septembe
BC letter writer complains about having to pay for disability benefits

Irate mother responds
Renters on social assistance or low income in Vancouver have to choose between shelter and food
Ontario migrant workers: Fields of dreams
Stats Can’s Employment Insurance numbers for June
Alberta EI beneficiaries decline for first time in 21 months
New Canada Child Benefit could boost back-to-school shopping

Ontario

Legal aid lawyers locked in legal battle with province over unionization
Everyone deserves a voice at work
Ontario helping internationally trained immigrants find jobs
Unifor wants higher pay as Canadian auto talks begin

Reports, Events, Campaigns and Other Good Things

Maytree policy brief: Would a universal basic income reduce poverty?
IRPP report: Beyond baby steps: Planning for a national child care system
How rich or poor are you really? New OECD tool helps you compare
How to get a new social program idea through the federal maze
August 31 Webinar: Advocating for poverty reduction the “rights” way:

Lessons from Canada Without Poverty and Together Against Poverty in Society
Survey: Urban Worker Project wants to k now what contract workers’ top issues are
Report: What are the health, social and economic benefits of providing public housing and support to formerly homeless people
Good info on upcoming HUMA committee study on a national poverty reduction strategy
Angus Reid survey on technology replacing workers: Is the worst over or yet to come?

Around the Province

The Ontario Works office in Niagara Falls is temporarily closed due to flooding
Perth County Coalition Against Poverty needs tech support
Study aims to boost Waterloo Region’s affordable transit program
Buying a home in the GTA requires a six-figure income
Hamilton releases a new food strategy with long-term priorities
Homeless and pregnant in Toronto: One woman tells her story
Surveys show why we need to take the Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy seriously

Across the Country

Editorial: Senior governments should get behind Vancouver’s social housing plans
BC research examines palliative care for people who are homeless

National

Poll: Canadians would change jobs for retirement benefits
More women work in Canada than the US, and here’s why
Stats Can study: The Canada-US gap in women’s labour market participation, 1997 to 2015
Broadbent blog: Canada’s middle-class jobs challenge
CRA search for offshore tax evasion aided by database, bank info
Small business says CPP expansion is not so modest after all
Canada Post wins rural postmaster pension concession

International

Ecuador’s president proposes politicians using tax havens be made ineligible for office
Foreign Minister says $3 billion in tax havens could fund earthquake reconstruction
Why countries need better social protection programs, rich or not
A civil rights movement for the invisible people with disabilities
Irish mum who is homeless calls for welfare rules change to allow her to study

UK’s PM May challenged to pursue social justice by breaking the link between disability and poverty
Egypt government’s policies increase poverty, and the future for the poor seems bleak
Malta’s budget to focus on prosperity with social justice
Survey: 70% of Tanzanian children live in poverty
How to help low-income people save for retirement
New Zealand’s most shameful secret: We have normalised child poverty
New Zealand establishes ministry for vulnerable children amid poverty crisis
Satellite images can map poverty

Source:
Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre
[
http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ]

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

4. Media & Policy News for 12 August 2016
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

From Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre:
[
http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ]

Latest Media & Policy News: 12 August 2016

http://goo.gl/F146fo

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

Top Stories

Heat wave baking people with low incomes in Niagara
Climate change prompts Hamilton to modify its heat bylaw for apartments
Sweltering Toronto tenants still wait for maximum heat law
Poverty has a drastic impact on health, especially in rural Ontario
August 9 was International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Three ways for aboriginal and non-aboriginal Canadians to work together toward reconciliation
The OEB must provide more information on the high hydro rate crisis
Rising hydro rates could cause serious harm to Ontario’s economy, says BMO
Don’t look now, Canada’s economy is getting ugly
Opposition says Liberals not doing enough to boost the economy

Why 1000 people showed up for 250 positions at Toronto mall
Feds to “ease rules” for temporary foreign workers and “stress importance” of a path to permanency
Father living off $3.32 / hour, as a misclassified employee, launches class action against energy giant
Cancer survivor says ex-employer’s erratic pay has left her on the brink
Block op-ed: Toronto’s TTC needs more revenue, not massive cuts

Tory threatens fiscal chaos at TTC, misrepresents Auditor General’s findings
Star op-ed: It’s time to pay for the city we want
People with disabilities in Saskatchewan face loss of provincial benefits
Thousands to get reduced benefits
Recipients don’t know how they will cope with the cuts

“We think that this really is picking on some of the most vulnerable in the province”
“My fridge is empty, all the time”
Social Services minister defends cuts as “simplifying a confusing system and eliminating duplication”
Working group says clawbacks were never part of the social assistance plan
Petition against the cuts

Employment for people with disabilities is dire
TD economist: New Canada Child Benefit cheques will boost 2016 job growth
Angus Reid poll: Canadians support a basic income but think it’s unaffordable
Basic Income is a neoliberal plot to make you poorer
What could be achieved with a basic income guarantee and how could one be put in place?
Advice from the man on the street – literally

Ontario

There will be no separate line for cap-and-trade on natural gas bills
Ontario launching pilot project for rural health hubs
Ontario should strive for health equity

Reports , Events, Campaigns and Other Good Things

IRPP report: Michael Prince – Inclusive employment for Canadians with disabilities
Consultations on Labour Market Transfer Agreements – deadline August 19
Caledon publication: The labour market agreements: What did they really do?
Make It Fair: OFL survey on your experience with precarious work
Homeless Hub: Family interventions for youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness

UNRISD working paper: Migrant nurses and care workers rights in Canada
Law Society of Upper Canada resources for Indigenous peoples
Reasonable doubt: Get to know your community legal clinic.
Prosper Canada survey for “individuals and organizations working with Canadians living on low incomes to improve their financial wellbeing” on take up of benefits through income tax filing.

StatsCan: New housing price index, June 2016.
StatsCan: Job vacancy and wage survey, first quarter 2016.
A guide to statistics on historical trends in US income inequality.

Around the Province

Some local unemployment numbers from around the province, as Canada sheds jobs in July
Sarnia social justice advocate spends a week at Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwig First Nation
Province cool to picking up the tab for low-income transit pass in Ottawa
Funding announced for Poverty to Prosperity group in Huron
Pilot project in Thunder Bay to help people on Ontario Works into post-secondary education

Thunder Bay visit by finance minister highlights importance of Canada Child Benefit
Migrant farm workers lose everything in Brampton fire
Gofundme fundraiser needs $10,000 to support them
Sudbury visit by finance minister addresses CPP changes
ODEN gives Champion’s League Award for breaking down barriers to employment for people with disabilities

New rules for landlords sound good to tenant, but Toronto might be backing away
How riding the TTC has affected my mental health
Group-A Strep outbreak at Toronto shelter not stopped by first efforts
Toronto’s Now Magazine in a position for work stoppage, threat to close publication

Across the Country

Late re-supply barges send food prices soaring in northern NWT communities
Living Wage calculation for Whitehorse – $19.12 / hour
Employees with defunct High Liner facility in Burin, NFLD battling EI Commission
More PEI youth to gain work experience thanks to federal funding increase
Low income tenants in Edmonton hit with $300 increase

Alberta’s unemployment rate highest in over 20 years
Shut down of Victoria, BC’s tent city puts poverty into the spotlight
Vancouver researcher says access to food is a human right
Swanson: Vancouver’s focus on home ownership neglects the plight of people who are homeless
Tours of the Downtown Eastside: Poverty pimping or compassion building?

A homeless man in Victoria is being released post-surgery with nowhere to go, nowhere to heal
Families in Surrey, BC scrambling to find homes after abrupt eviction
BC’s minimum wage for liquor servers reinforces sexism
BC payday loan company ordered to pay back $40,000 in fees

National

One problem with Canada’s economy: Frankenstocks, not real companies
The risks – for employees and employers – that come with the move to defined contribution pension plans

International

The critical link between poverty and health
Social determinants matter most to a person’s health
Australia says drop in sexual assaults and gambling means welfare card is “working”
Author lives in trailer park and rooming house for a year “as a witness to poverty”
The millions of Americans Trump and Clinton barely mention: The poor

Inequality is a choice: Rewriting the rules of the American economy
How US residents’ diets change after a neighbourhood supermarket opens
Redlining in America: What’s happened since?
There’s a hunger problem in every county in America, and it’s solvable
The racial wealth divide: It would take 228 years for black families in the US to amass the wealth of white families
Jesse Jackson: Poverty and desperation in Chicagox

Disabled people living in deprived areas more likely to lose benefits under UK’s assessment system
Explaining my life to the stranger who will decide if I’m “disabled enough”
Half of people in poverty in the UK are disabled or live in a household with a disabled person
Tories quietly shelve Supervised Jobsearch Scheme as it cost more money than it saved
Government’s £1.3 billion fight against crime and poverty had “no discernible impact”

Brexit may hamper the fight against child poverty
Scottish government reveals targets to reduce child poverty and deprivation by 2030
Rotterdam school to teach business skills to welfare recipients

Source:
Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre
[
http://www.incomesecurity.org/ ]

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All ISAC 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

5. What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Consumer Price Index, July 2016 - August 19
--- Employment Insurance, June 2016 - August 18
--- Study: The Canada–US gap in women’s labour market participation, 1997 to 2015 - August 17
--- Research and development of Canadian private non-profit organizations - August 15

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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August 19, 2016
Consumer Price Index, July 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160819/dq160819a-eng.htm
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.3% in the 12 months to July, after increasing 1.5% in June. Excluding gasoline, the CPI was up 1.9% year over year in July, matching the gain in June.

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August 18, 2016
Employment Insurance, June 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160818/dq160818a-eng.htm
Regular Employment Insurance (EI) beneficiaries in Canada totalled 545,900 in June, essentially unchanged from May. Compared with 12 months earlier, the number of people receiving regular EI benefits was up by 8,000 or 1.5%.

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August 17, 2016
Study: The Canada–US gap in women’s labour market participation, 1997 to 2015
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160817/dq160817a-eng.htm
The proportion of women aged 25 to 54 who participated in the labour market has risen in Canada over the last two decades, while it has fallen in the United States.

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August 15, 2016
Research and development of Canadian private non-profit organizations
2014 (actual) and 2016 (intentions)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/160815/dq160815a-eng.htm

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

6. 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

August 21, 2016
What's new online this week:

No time to lose: How to build a world-class education system state by state
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/08/no-time-lose-how-build-world-class-education-system-state-s
16 Aug 2016 | United States
New report from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) compares the state of U.S. educational systems with that of other countries. The NCSL find that the U.S. educational systems are falling dangerously behind other developed nations and observes that if they do not make changes, they will struggle to compete economically against developing nations. Suggestions from the NCSL to improve the state of education in the U.S. include building a team and setting priorities, studying and learning from top performing countries and then creating a shared state- wide vision and setting benchmark policies to being reform of the U.S. educational systems.

Are we at the crossroads for Wisconsin child care?
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/08/are-we-crossroads-wisconsin-child-care
16 Aug 2016 | United States
New report from the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (WCCF) analyzes the pillars of the Wisconsin child care system, the Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy program (WI Shares) and YoungStar quality rating and improvement system. The analysis shows the two systems are not in sync, while both require additional funding in order for the programs to succeed and maintain a sound child care system. The WCCF makes four recommendations for the maintenance of the child care system-- direct support to high quality programs, improved child care payment rates, incentives to maintain a quality child care workforce, and ongoing research.

The road to high-quality early learning: Lessons from the States
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/08/road-high-quality-early-learning-lessons-states
16 Aug 2016 | United States
Recent report from the Learning Policy Institute considers how policymakers can convert their vision of quality child care into a reality. The authors analyze how four states (Michigan, West Virginia, Washington and North Carolina) have build high-quality education systems. Evidence is gathered from multiple sources including studies, policy documents, and data from each state, observations of programs and interviews with various stakeholders. In conclusion the report suggests these four states are committed to increasing funding to continuously improve quality and access, investment in staff training, aligning preschool with elementary school--all with the involvement of various stakeholders.

Managing the impacts of full day kindergarten on rural childcare centres in Ontario
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/08/managing-impacts-full-day-kindergarten-rural-childcare-cent
16 Aug 2016 | Ontario
This 2013 MA thesis examines the impact of full day kindergarten (FDK) in rural child care centres and how this was managed at the local level. The exploratory study used semi-structured interviews with seven Consolidated Municipal Service Managers (CMSMs) and nine rural child care centre directors. Findings reveal that the challenges faced by rural child care centres are insufficient funding, fluctuating enrollment and staffing challenges. Most CMSMs interviewed indicated that recent changes had increased the complexity of their work and added to their workload. Centre directors reported strategies used to maintain viability included promotion of the centres, developing business acumen and improving benefits to attract and maintain qualified early childhood educators, and that co-location of child care in schools may pose problems in rural communities .

The underestimation of America’s preschool teachers
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/08/underestimation-america%E2%80%99s-preschool-teachers
16 Aug 2016 | United States
New article explores New York City’s attempt to professionalize early childhood education and care (ECEC). It considers how New York could be the potential stepping stone for national preschool in the U.S. as preschool classrooms are now held to the quality assessments laid out in the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS). The author states that in New York preschool is universally accessible to all 4-year-olds, educators have access to improving their education credentials and learning and care are intertwined. The article concludes that there is no such thing as good cheap child care.

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

2. Child care in the news:
- archive of news articles about early childhood education and child care (ECEC) in Canada and abroad

Day care: Canada’s silent crisis
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/08/day-care-canada%E2%80%99s-silent-crisis
16 Aug 2016 | Canada

Alberta Childcare Association committee reviewing childcare regulations
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/08/alberta-childcare-association-committee-reviewing-childcare-regulati
16 Aug 2016 | Alberta

Pilot Butte, Sask. Early Learning Centre hopes to ease child care wait list issue
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/08/pilot-butte-sask-early-learning-centre-hopes-ease-child-care-wait-li
16 Aug 2016 | Saskatchewan

Early years council works to address child care crisis
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/08/early-years-council-works-address-child-care-crisis
16 Aug 2016 | British Columbia

Deadly day cares: State doesn’t require home-based day cares to report injury – unless it results in death
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/08/deadly-day-cares-state-doesn%E2%80%99t-require-home-based-day-cares-report-i
16 Aug 2016 | United States

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

7. 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

8. [United States] 10 Recent releases about welfare reforms from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities- August 2016

10 recent releases from the
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) at 20
http://www.cbpp.org/tanf-at-20
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, with which states provide cash assistance, child care, education and job training, and other services to low-income families, was created in 1996 to replace Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).

TANF approaches its 20th anniversary on August 22.

TANF reaches many fewer families than it used to, and TANF benefits have lost a fifth of their value since 1996 in most states, making it very hard for families to meet basic needs. We analyze federal and state TANF issues and help states design their TANF programs so they can reach more eligible families and meet their particular needs.

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Policy Basics: An Introduction to TANF
http://www.cbpp.org/research/policy-basics-an-introduction-to-tanf
Updated June 15, 2015

TANF at 20: Time to Create a Program that Supports Work and Helps Families Meet Their Basic Needs
http://www.cbpp.org/research/family-income-support/tanf-at-20-time-to-create-a-program-that-supports-work-and-helps
August 15, 2016
By Ladonna Pavetti, Ph.D. and Liz Shott

TANF at 20: Time to Create a Program that Supports Work and Helps Families Meet Their Basic Needs
http://www.cbpp.org/research/family-income-support/tanf-at-20-time-to-create-a-program-that-supports-work-and-helps
August 15, 2016

TANF at 20, Part 1: Providing a Safety Net for Fewer Poor Families
http://www.cbpp.org/blog/tanf-at-20-part-1-providing-a-safety-net-for-fewer-poor-families
August 15, 2016

TANF at 20, Part 2: Failing to Help Most Unemployed Parents Find and Maintain Work
http://www.cbpp.org/blog/tanf-at-20-part-2-failing-to-help-most-unemployed-parents-find-and-maintain-work
August 16, 2016

TANF at 20, Part 3: States Not Investing in Core Welfare Reform Areas
http://www.cbpp.org/blog/tanf-at-20-part-3-states-not-investing-in-core-welfare-reform-areas
August 17, 2016

TANF at 20, Part 4: Addressing TANF’s Failures
http://www.cbpp.org/blog/tanf-at-20-part-4-addressing-tanfs-failures
August 18, 2016

1996 Welfare Law Cut Food Assistance, Too
http://www.cbpp.org/blog/1996-welfare-law-cut-food-assistance-too
August 18, 2016
August 22 marks not just the 20th anniversary of the problematic Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, which the 1996 welfare law created. That law also brought cuts — many of which remain in effect — to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, then called food stamps), which have left monthly benefits smaller than they otherwise would be

More info on SNAP
http://www.cbpp.org/search?search_text=SNAP

Source:
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
http://www.cbpp.org/

9. 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:

17 August 2016 - CRINmail issue 1493
http://goo.gl/KvyZjN
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Violence
- Freedom of assembly and association
- Refugees
- Juvenile justice
- Education
Upcoming events
Employment
Also in this issue:
World news
Publications
Events
Issues
Law
Advocacy
- Challenging violations
- Take action
- Campaigns
Guides

10 August 2016 - CRINmail issue 1492
http://goo.gl/gtm36B
In this issue:
Widening the Democratic Space: youth in public decision making
Latest news and reports
- Violence
- Access to information
- Health and discrimination
- Sexual abuse
- Upcoming events
Employment

3 August 2016 - CRINmail issue 1491
http://goo.gl/3nBFotIn this issue:
How to occupy your school: a lesson from Brazil
Latest news and reports
- Sexual abuse
- Detention, torture and executions
- Climate change
- Child labour
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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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

10. (United States) Indicators of Welfare Dependence, Annual Report to Congress, 2015 - September 2015
(+ drug testing recipients)

Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors, Annual Report to Congress, 2015
HTML version : https://aspe.hhs.gov/report/welfare-indicators-and-risk-factors-fourteenth-report-congress
PDF version (163 Pages) : https://goo.gl/hKhHj5
September 2015

Source:
Indicators of Welfare Dependence, Annual Report to Congress

https://aspe.hhs.gov/basic-report/indicators-welfare-dependence-annual-report-congress

The Welfare Indicators Act of 1994 directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services to study the most useful statistics for tracking and predicting dependence on three means-tested cash and nutritional assistance programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Office responsible:
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
https://aspe.hhs.gov/

Also from ASPE:

ASPE Issue Brief

Drug testing welfare recipients : Recent proposals and continuing controversies
October 2011
HTML version:
https://aspe.hhs.gov/basic-report/drug-testing-welfare-recipients-recent-proposals-and-continuing-controversies

PDF version (28 pages):
https://aspe.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/76316/ib.pdf

This ASPE Issue Brief examines recent State and federal legislative proposals to require drug tests as a condition of TANF program eligibility. During 2010 and the first half of 2011, 82 bills on this subject were proposed in 31 State legislatures and the U.S. Congress. This brief, which was prepared by Laura Radel, Kristen Joyce, and Carli Wulff of ASPEs Office of Human Services Policy, describes potential uses and limitations of drug tests in the context of welfare programs.

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- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm

- Go to the Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/drug_testing.htm

11. International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples - 9 August 2016
(United Nations)

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/resources.shtml
9 August 2016
There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world's estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures.

This year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is devoted to the right to education.

UN Resources:
http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/resources.shtml
- includes links to 30+ online resources under the following headings:
* Key Documents * Fact Sheets * Multimedia * Related Links

UN Quick Links
http://www.un.org/en/documents/index.html
Click thîs link to access all of the items below:
* UN Charter
* The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
* UN Journal
* e-Subscription: Sign up for electronic documents
* UN Treaty Collection
* Research Guide
* Maps and Geographic Information
* Conferences, Meetings and Events
* Documents in German

Source:
United Nations

http://www.un.org/

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From the Hill Times:

Three ways for aboriginal and non-aboriginal Canadians to work together toward reconciliation
http://www.hilltimes.com/2016/08/08/three-ways-for-aboriginal-and-non-aboriginal-canadians-to-work-together-towards-reconciliation/76270

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- Go to the First Nations Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/1stbkmrk.htm



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