Canadian Social Research Newsletter
May 26, 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 (May 26, 2018) newsletter at this link:

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,878 subscribers.

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.


* Summer reading list: No Logo by Naomi Klein (400+ pages) - FREE!

* Canadian Rental Housing Index (BC Non-Profit Housing Association)

* Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia:
--- 2017 Child Poverty Report Card
--- Report on the Proceedings of the Symposium on Basic Income, Social Security and Poverty Reduction, April 13, 2018

* A universal basic income in Canada is more realistic than you think - April 20 (Hugh Segal in

* Ontario Votes 2018 : Media & Policy News: - May 18 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre - ISAC) Ontario Election Special Issue
NOTE: Last-minute addendum : The May 25 issue of this newsletter arrived in my Inbox before I had time to update my newsletter content. Here's the link to the May 25 issue of the ISAC media alert for you to explore on your own.
Lots of Ontario election coverage!

* Report of the Advisory Committee on Homelessness - May 2018 (Government of Canada)

* Invitation for written briefs re. the Committee study on barriers facing women in politics- May 7 (House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women study on barriers facing women in politics)

* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Employment Insurance, March 2018 - May 24
--- Happy 100th birthday, StatCan!
--- Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories (preliminary), 2017 - May 23
--- Consumer Price Index, April 2018 - May 18
--- Study: The Economic Well-being of Women in Canada, 2015 - May 16

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - May 1

* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter) - May 1

* Social Policy for Shared Prosperity : Embracing the Future, OECD Ministerial Meeting on Social Policy,

Montreal, 15 May 2018

Summer reading list, #1:

An Oldie Goldie...

No Logo (Full text) by Naomi Klein
April 2002
Summer reading list

No Logo (Full text)
Naomi Klein
April 2002
No Logo employs journalistic savvy and personal testament to detail the insidious practices and far-reaching effects of corporate marketing—and the powerful potential of a growing activist sect that will surely alter the course of the 21st century.

PDF version (451 pages)

Text version

Download options
- links to this book in eight different formats including PDF and TXT (above)

Born in Montreal in 1970, NAOMI KLEIN is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including the Nation, New Statesman, Newsweek International, the New York Times, Village Voice, Ms., The Baffler, and Saturday Night. She writes a weekly column in the Globe & Mail, Canada's national newspaper. She is a frequent media commentator and has guest lectured at Harvard, Yale and New York University. Naomi Klein lives in Toronto. No Logo was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2000.

Naomi Klein's website

Canadian Rental Housing Index
(BC Non-Profit Housing Association)

Canadian Rental Housing Index
The Index is a comprehensive database that compiles rental housing statistics for cities, regions, and provinces across Canada. See how much rent Canadians are paying in different parts of the country, compare affordability measures and find out where residents are overcrowded and severely overspending on housing.

2018 Canadian Rental Housing Index
BC Non-Profit Housing Association & partners
Nearly half of Canadian renter households are spending more than the recommended 30 per cent of their income on housing while nearly one in five are spending more than 50 per cent of their income on housing, putting a growing number of families and individuals at a crisis level of spending and at risk of homelessness

The Canadian Rental Housing Index is presented by the
BC Non-Profit Housing Association:


- Go to the Homelessness and Housing Links page:

Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia

Social Planning and Research Council
The Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC) was established in 1966 and is a leader in applied social research, social policy analysis and community development approaches to social justice. Our mission is to work with communities in building a just and healthy society for all. We are a non-partisan, registered non-profit society and a federally registered charity. We are a provincial organization with over 16,000 members, governed by a Board of Directors that is representative of all regions of British Columbia.

2017 Child Poverty Report Card (PDF)
December 2017
Working in partnership with First Call [ ], we produced the 2017 Child Poverty Report Card. The Report Card shows that BC continues to struggle with high levels of child poverty, with 1 in 5 children under the age of 17 in BC living below the poverty line.

Related links from First Call:

Report on the Proceedings of the Symposium on Basic Income, Social Security and Poverty Reduction (PDF, 19 pages)
April 13, 2018
On March 16, 2018, First Call collaborated with the UBC School of Social Work, CCPA, City of Vancouver, SFU, BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship, Vancity, CCPA-BC, UN Association of Canada-Vancouver Branch, Centre for Inclusion and Leadership to organize the Basic Income, Social Security and Poverty Reduction Symposium.

A universal basic income in Canada is more realistic than you think - April 20
(Hugh Segal in

A universal basic income in Canada is more realistic than you think
Opinion: Prosperous societies have a duty to explore a universal basic income, says Hugh Segal—and we’re already testing the idea here in Canada.
by Hugh Segal
April 20, 2018

Jean-Denis Fréchette, the parliamentary budget officer, issued a report that said that a simple, Canada-wide Basic Income program would cost a net $43 billion.



- Go to the Guaranteed Annual Income Links page:

Media & Policy News: 18 May 2018
Ontario Election 2018 – Week Two
(Income Security Advocacy Centre)

Ontario Election 2018: Tools That You Can Use
April 23, 2018

Ontario Votes 2018 Poll Tracker
Maintained by CBC poll analyst Éric Grenier, the Poll Tracker aggregates all publicly available polling data to follow the trends of the June 7th election.



In Doug Ford, anti-poverty activists see another Mike Harris – only worse
“If Ford comes to power he will be operating in a context where he has the blessing of global capitalism to carry out attacks on the poor in a way Mike Harris never had,” says OCAP organizer John Clarke.
May 23, 2018



Tools you can use:
Check ISAC’s growing list of election materials from various groups and
organizations advocating progressive social policy

Click the link immediately above to access the content of any article below


Media & Policy News: 18 May 2018
Ontario Election 2018 – Week Two

[Click the link immediately above to access the collection of resources below.]

NDP overtakes Liberals as the “anti-Ford” party, according to Ipsos poll
Anybody-but-Ford movement is percolating
The NDP is up in the polls… and Doug Ford has noticed
Doug Ford takes aim at NDP, says party is home to anti-business “radical activists”
Elementary teachers throw support behind Horwath in upcoming election
Two ways Andrea Horwath could become Ontario premier
Horwath can “lose” the election and still be premier
Ontario NDP’s Andrea Horwath is on the brink of her biggest test
Like 1990, the NDP is ready for an upset
Ford faces tough questions as NDP asks for probe into ex-PC candidate’s alleged role in data breach
Doug Ford’s campaign rocked by allegations ex-candidate involved In data theft
Wynne is right – Ford should call in police to probe 407 data theft
Ford under fire for illegally attending party fundraiser, abrupt departure of candidate
A defiant Wynne says the election campaign’s volatility makes room for any possibility
When it’s ‘time for a change,’ can anything change that?
Ontario Liberals say there’s a $5.7 budget mistake in NDP’s election platform
If voters aren’t willing to buy what Wynne’s Liberals are selling, none of their advantages matter
Basic income, road tolls for transit part of Ontario Green Party’s election platform
Green party releases election platform
The Greens aren’t in it to win it — and that means they can have the courage of their convictions
More than half of NDP candidates are women, a first for Ontario political parties
PCs promise $98 million per year to help low income seniors get dental care
Election candidates dividing minimum wage earners
Universal child care is possible; Ontario can’t work without it
CNIB Ontario calls on political parties to update Assistive Devices Program
Affordable housing advocates call for construction of 69,000 new units across Ontario
Affordable housing a personal election issue for Ottawa tenants facing eviction
CBC Sudbury election forum: Struggling with student debt and finding full-time work “become part of our culture and our generation”
How will Ontario’s parties tackle the provincial deficit?
Op-Ed: Ford knows to keep secret where he’ll swing his axe
Ontario’s hydro power and politics
Premier’s bane: A folk history of electricity policy in Ontario
Candidate’s 15-year fight with WSIB after workplace injury part of his decision to run provincially
The upside down world of Ontario politics and economics 2018
No plans to scrap basic income pilot after election, Thunder Bay-area candidates say
How Ontarians are being targeted on Facebook with the provincial election under way
Ten ridings to watch
Check ISAC’s growing list of election materials from various groups and organizations
Ontario Thrive: Asking parties and candidates for measurable commitments on gender equity
Ontario Thrive: Income Security: What’s at stake in Ontario
Watch the Province-Wide Parties Debate on Disability and Accessibility
Ontario Poll Tracker – CBC’s aggregate of all polls to date:
Here’s where Ontario’s party leaders stand on the issues...
Ontario election guide: What you need to know before you vote


Other Media & Policy News
Top Stories (not related to the June 7 provincial election)
Click the "Media & Policy News" link above to access content below

Demonizing social assistance tenants wrong
BC to reimburse docked income assistance to thousands of recipients
Canada’s taxman shouldn’t decide who has a disability
Ottawa cracking down on employers who abuse temporary foreign workers program
United Nations review tells Canada to step up to end poverty, homelessness, and inequality
This great-grandmother was forced from her home of 31 years. Hers is the face of a broken public housing system
How poverty and underfunding land Indigenous kids in care
Workplaces taking cues from employees to become more Indigenous friendly
Migrant caregivers make Mother’s Day plea for permanent residency
Wages rise as job numbers see slight decline, unemployment rate sticks at 5.8%
A looming housing affordability crisis is poised to hit seniors across Canada
Policy Options: Homelessness: Criminalization or social integration?


After six-month wait, WSIB cheques land on doorstep of sick Ontario worker
Delivery driver wants Domino’s to pay up after years of making less than minimum wage
Three Ontario residents charged with allegedly exploiting, trafficking migrant workers

Reports, Events, Campaigns and Other Good Things

Get to KNOW Poverty: The 2018 poverty studies summer institute
Stats Can Study: Work activity of families with children in Canada, 2005 to 2015
Stats Can Study: The economic well-being of women in Canada, 2015
Stats Can Blog: Sending money home
Stats Can: Consumer Price Index, April 2018

Around the Province

“I just can’t afford it”: Low-income seniors struggle to find dental care, face 2-year wait for city clinics
Northern Ontario First Nations are battling an oral health crisis
‘We gave up a lot:’ Chief of most northern Ontario community hates handouts
Don Mills temporary homeless shelter sparks local outcry, which others are calling ‘NIMBYism’
Bedbugs lead to legal woes for Hamilton Syrian refugee families
Hamilton man uses basic income floor to stay active in community
Hamilton’s Stoney Creek Towers rent strikers gird for long haul
“An absurd system”: Ottawa woman sounds off on $5K hearing aids
New TTC and GO stations difficult, dangerous for people with disabilities, advocacy group says in new video
New report looks to ease rental crisis by allowing Peterborough homeowners to build suites:

Across the Country

Expensive dental problems are holding back people in addiction recovery in Vancouver
Bill 6 looks to broaden leave entitlements in British Columbia
“I just want a job”: Older and out of work in Calgary
Vibrant Communities partner with Calgary social-media influencers to share realities of poverty
Nova Scotia advocates say now is the time for a universal basic income:
Local Halifax group wants study on implementing guaranteed basic income
NFLD Federation of Labour rallies In support Of $15 minimum wage


Duclos hosts OECD meeting to swap tips on keeping social anxiety at bay
Canadian wage growth hits highest level in 6 years as jobless rate stays at record lows
1/5 of Canada’s working baby boomers have nothing saved for retirement, according to survey
Letter: Additional pension benefits do not cover added taxes
We finally know what Uber drivers make, and it’s about minimum wage
Statistics Canada begins testing non-binary gender options in surveys
Indefinite solitary confinement is torture, say civil liberties groups


Historically, income inequality is known as a destroyer of civilizations
Almost half of US families can’t afford basics like rent and food
The myth of the ‘welfare queen’ endures, and children pay the price
After 50 years, protesters revive Martin Luther King Jr’s fight against poverty
As the Poor People’s Campaign grows, fourteen people spend night in jail to raise awareness about poverty
New research indicates that minimum wage increases appear to benefit all low-income U.S. workers over timeFinland decides not to expand basic income trial
In poverty in New Zealand: We skip meals so our kids can eat
New Zealand Budget 2018: Moves to end child poverty welcomed, but advocates say beneficiaries let down
New Zealand workers’ rights activist appalled at jobs advertised for less than minimum wage
Australia’s cashless welfare card causing ‘horrible’ financial stress, more dependence, participants say
Small minimum wage rises don’t cause job losses, Australian Reserve Bank study finds

Report of the Advisory Committee on Homelessness - May 2018
(Government of Canada)

It’s time for a change: Report of the Advisory Committee on Homelessness
Stephen Gaetz, York University
May 22, 2018

Canada’s Federal Homeless strategy was initiated eighteen years ago with a three year commitment of funding for communities across Canada. Since that time it has never been transformed into a permanent program, having been continuously renewed for periods of one to five years often accompanied by reductions in funding. As part of the new National Housing Strategy [ ] , the Government of Canada has done something bold: it has committed to a ten year investment in a new homelessness strategy (which it describes as Phase One), with a doubling of the previous funding level. The questions we have been waiting to have answered are, what will the new program look like? What will be the government’s priorities?

The release of two federal government reports that are the outcome of national consultations over the past year may offer some insights into the direction the government is heading. Here are the links to these two reports:

* Advisory Committee on Homelessness – Final Report

* Homelessness Partnering Strategy Engagement – What We Heard Report 2018

Media & Policy News: - May 18
(Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)

From Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC):
[ ]

Media & Policy News: 18 May 2018

NOTE (by Gilles):
To access any of the media articles below, click the link immediately above and select a text by clicking its link. The extra link that visitors are asked to click is to help ISAC to keep track of the number of people who access the collection of articles. More visitors means more attention, and more attention means a better possibility of sustained support for maintaining this excellent research tool..

THANKS, Jennefer and ISAC!!

BONUS Last-minute surprise in my email inbox --- you'll find the link to the May 25 media alert here:


Every Friday until Election Day June 7, we’ll send out election-related highlights from the previous week, as well as a short collection of other stories and resources.

(Click the link above to access all hyperlinks below.)

Election 101: Here’s what you need to know
CBC Vote Compass: Compare your views to party platforms
Ontario must ensure public supports and services for everyone
Video: Rural poverty summit in Muskoka
Social assistance policy can be a deciding factor in Ontario’s next election
Ontario passes gender pay transparency law
Column: How Ontario is trying to tackle the wage gap – and how it could do more
Ontario government backs down on controversial holiday pay changes
Province to review holiday pay rules after business backlash
Chamber of Commerce welcomes review of stat holiday pay rules
Doug Ford promises 12% cut to Ontario hydro rates but doesn’t say how Tories would replace lost revenue
Green Party leader Mike Shreiner says it’s time to upset political status quo in Ontario
Campaign kickoff: Several tight election races to watch in Hamilton
Beset by bad polls, Wynne calls in a fixer from Ottawa
Adding up the cost of the PC platform


Maclean’s-Pollara poll: Welcome to third place, Liberals – but NDP has room to grow
Pollara website
Ipsos poll: Doug Ford’s Ontario PC Party enjoys commanding lead over NDP, Liberals
Ipsos website here:
Forum poll: Poll predicts NDP opposition to a PC majority government
Forum’s website
Andrea Horwath’s NDP making gains as Ontario election begins
CBC’s Ontario Poll Tracker: An aggregation of all publicly available polling data
Horwath top challenger to Ford in Ontario election: Poll
Ipsos poll: In top 10 election issues, Ontario voters don’t trust the Liberals:
Global News election promise tracker


ISAC: Tools you can use, including tools from other groups and campaigns
Note: The link above includes ISAC’s election kits, questions for the parties / candidates, and facts about poverty by riding and demographics

We’ve also included links to materials from groups like:

$15 and Fairness
Legal aid clinics
Niagara Poverty Reduction Network
Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance
Ontario Coalition for Better Childcare
ODSP Action Coalition
Ontario for All
Ontario Nonprofit Network
Real Healthcare for Injured Workers
Social Planning Toronto
Workers Comp is a Right!
And watch this space as we’re posting materials from more groups and campaigns as we find them.

CCPA special Ontario Election 2018 edition of the Monitor
Trish Hennessy: Two worlds collide
Jennefer Laidley (aka yours truly): Real income security in Ontario
Pam Frache: Workers, wages and the Ontario election
Erika Shaker: Lessons in precarity
Alex Himelfarb: Reconnecting taxes and the common good
Poh-Gek Forkert: Environmental rights now
Populism and racism in two Ontario elections
Matt Elliott: Next stop, a subway that works
Edgardo Sepulveda: Power to the people
Emery Huszka: Canada’s national food policy needs local input

Other Issues

This temp agency worker shows up every day, but his agency says he’s not a real employee
Ontario’s bold basic income experiment creates high expectations
Ontario’s basic income experiment would continue under Doug Ford
Op-ed: Aging with poverty
Personal injury victims need more compensation
Law protecting Ontarians from disclosure of police records finally gets green light


Maytree: Social Assistance Summaries 2017
Stats Can: Annual review of the labour market, 2017
Dignity for All: Tell your MP to set a course for Dignity for All!

Around the Province

Hamilton land swap enables affordable housing build
Residents of East Hamilton buildings declare rent strike
‘My life has changed so much’: One Thunder Bay woman’s experience with Ontario’s basic income program
Guelph parents protest plan to end sheltered workshops
Legal Assistance Windsor offers help to those arrested for possible immigration violations

Across the Country

BC government sidesteps call for disability rate hike, index to inflation
These Vancouver neighbourhoods have the highest proportion of people who can’t afford their homes
Mobile grocery market launches summer program into Calgary’s food deserts
Ten things to know about the 2018 Saskatchewan budget
Manitoba NDP bill aims to prevent child apprehensions due to poverty
Child poverty down in Manitoba – or is it?
Ottawa fills the EI black hole for PEI’s seasonal workers
Nova Scotia municipalities urged to reduce rural poverty


Canadians want pot tax revenue to fund health care, not anti-drug campaigns: survey:
Is the TFSA program serving all Canadians equally?
Federal government release: Government takes action to ensure Canada Child Benefit helps children who need it most


New Zealand to house country’s entire homeless population before winter hits next month
New Zealand’s child poverty bill will leave children poor, experts warn
Money for nothing? Tracking global basic income initiatives
PBS: Does a basic guaranteed income decrease the need for social services?:
Should the workers who deliver Amazon packages make the minimum wage? Seattle is looking into it
A million more UK children in poverty than in 2010: Study
Finland has slashed unemployment benefits for 80,000 as a result of “activation model” adoption
Iceland no longer following Nordic welfare model
Australia’s “brutal” plan to dock welfare for fines savaged by advocates
Union rally for minimum wage increase disrupts Melbourne’s CBD as tens of thousands march
New evidence shows that US anti-poverty programs, especially Social Security, work well


Jennefer Laidley
Research & Policy Analyst
Income Security Advocacy Centre


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Invitation for written briefs re. the Committee study on barriers facing womenin politics- May 7
(House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women study on barriers facing women in politics)

May 7, 2018
The House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women (the Committee) invites the public to submit written briefs for the Committee’s study on Barriers Facing Women in Politics. During this study, the Committee will be examining barriers facing women in politics, including, but not limited to:
- barriers in the candidate recruitment and selection process, male-dominated professional networks, and mentorship opportunities; and
- barriers in the House of Commons, such as party discipline, gender-biased media treatment and inequity in professional development and support.
The deadline for the Committee to receive written briefs from the public, in either official language, is Friday, July 6, 2018.

Briefs should not exceed two pages in length (approximately 1000 words). Briefs should be sent electronically to the Committee Clerk at or submitted online through the Committee’s website.

Please see the Guide for Submitting Briefs to House of Commons Committees [ ] for further information.

For more information, please contact:
Kenza Gamassi, Clerk of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women
Tel: 613-995-6119


- Go to the Canadian Government Sites about Women's Social Issues page:

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:
--- Employment Insurance, March 2018 - May 24
--- Happy 100th birthday, StatCan!
--- Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories (preliminary), 2017 - May 23
--- Consumer Price Index, April 2018 - May 18
--- Study: The Economic Well-being of Women in Canada, 2015 - May 16

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


May 24, 2018
Employment Insurance, March 2018
In March, 471,500 people received regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, down 7,300 (-1.5%) from February. The decline continues a downward trend in the number of beneficiaries that began in the autumn of 2016.


May 24, 2018
Happy birthday StatCan!
StatCan 100th birthday...


May 23, 2018
Hours worked and labour productivity in the provinces and territories (preliminary), 2017
Business productivity rose in every province and territory except Prince Edward Island and Yukon in 2017. In most provinces and territories, productivity grew at a faster pace in 2017 than in 2016.


May 18, 2018
Consumer Price Index, April 2018
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.2% on a year-over-year basis in April, following a 2.3% increase in March.


May 16, 2018
Study: The Economic Well-being of Women in Canada, 2015
Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report
Understanding the role of women in Canadian society and how it has changed over time is dependent on having information that can begin to shed light on the diverse circumstances and experiences of women. Women in Canada [ ] provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women's family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, and more.


Women and Education (Statistics Canada)
Women and Health (Statistics Canada)
Family Status, Living Arrangements and Unpaid Work (Statistics Canada)
Women with Activity Limitations (Statistics Canada)
Paid Work (Statistics Canada)
Economic Well-Being (Statistics Canada)
Women and the Criminal Justice System (Statistics Canada)
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Women (Statistics Canada)
Senior Women (Statistics Canada)
Female Population (Statistics Canada)
Visible Minority Women (Statistics Canada)
Immigrant Women (Statistics Canada

Status of Women Canada


- Go to the Canadian Government Sites about Women's Social Issues page:

What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - May 26

What's new online this week

Work activity of families with children in Canada, 2005 to 2015
23 May 2018 | Canada
Statistics Canada presents the first of a series intended to shed light on a range of social and economic issues across the country based on analysis of the 2016 Census results. Among other findings, labour force participation among couple parents of young children is highlighted as being comparatively less than other couples.

Petite enfance: La qualité des services éducatifs au Québec
23 May 2018 | Quebec
A new Quebec report observes indicators of quality across early childhood settings between 2003 and 2014. Quality—as it is sketched out in the report by multiple assessment tools— appears to be better among not-for-profit subsidized Centres de la Petite Enfance (CPEs) compared to for-profit, subsidized garderies. Key factors of quality highlighted in the report include formal education and professional development of staff, working conditions, group size, adult to child ratios and on-site communication with parents. Recommendations are made; educators with post-secondary credentials, higher remuneration and better recognition top the list.

2017 Report: Parents and the high cost of child care
23 May 2018 | United States
Child Care Aware of America presents varied data on the cost of child care across America, noting the variation in different states and costs as a percentage of income for families. Authors propose financing solutions and policy recommendations to improve access for children and families.

The relationship between teacher qualification and the quality of the early childhood care and learning environment
23 May 2018 | Australia and New Zealand
This review helps us understand the importance of qualified educators in early childhood learning environments. The report looks at a compilation of data suggesting that child care is more likely to be of high quality when the educators have a post-secondary diploma, degree, masters, and/or Ph.D in early childhood education and care.

Is the last mile the longest? Economic gains from gender equality in Nordic countries
16 May 2018 | Europe
The OECD has authored a new report on family and gender-equality policies in the Nordic countries. With the highest rates of gender parity in employment compared to other OECD nations, social and economic advantages are attributed to the adoption of social policies geared to promote dual-earner/dual-carer family models. These include generously compensated parental leave and entitlement to publicly subsidized ECEC services. To conclude, authors make recommendations to close the persistent gender wage gap.

MORE research, policy & practice

Child care in the news

How a childcare crisis is leaving Berlin parents stuck at home with their kids
25 May 2018 | Europe

Child care in the Ontario election
25 May 2018 | Ontario

Ontario votes 2018: Where the parties stand on child care
25 May 2018 | Ontario

Toddler dies after wandering away from B. C. daycare
25 May 2018 | British Columbia

Analysis: Daycare fees on the rise across Canada
25 May 2018 | Canada

Upcoming events
Ontario for All event: A town hall focused on gender equity

May 29, 2018

MORE child care in the news

Social Policy for Shared Prosperity : Embracing the Future
OECD Ministerial Meeting on Social Policy(Montreal), 15 May 2018

Duclos hosts OECD meeting to swap tips on keeping social anxiety at bay
By Janice Dickson
May 12, 2018
When Jean-Yves Duclos (federal minister minister for families, children and social development) hosts other social development ministers and social scientists from 35 countries this coming week, he hopes to swap tips on keeping social anxiety at bay. Member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development have, for the first time, decided to hold their marquis social policy ministerial meetings outside of Paris, choosing Montreal for their brainstorming session. (More...)

* iPolitics


From the
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Social Policy for Shared Prosperity
Embracing the Future
OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Policy Forum on Social Policy
14 May 2018, Montréal, Canada

Social Policy for Shared Prosperity : Embracing the Future
Issue Brief 1. Adapting Social Protection to a Changing World of Work
Issue Brief 2. Stronger Together: Policies to Promote Diversity and Social Inclusion
Issue Brief 3.1. Getting Older and Wiser : Addressing the Challenges of Population Ageing
Issue Brief 3.2. Breaking the Cycle: Childhood, Youth, and Intergenerational Disadvantage
Issue Brief 3.3. Time for Change : Mainstreaming Gender in Social Policy

Policy Forum : Programme
- includes links to the event agenda and biographical notes on all participants

How does your country compare?

Key links:
[Click the link above to access any of nine items below].
Ministerial policy statement
Who's who (bio notes for all speakers and session participants
Issues briefs
How does your country compare?
OECD Risks That Matter Survey
The future of social protection
Is the Last Mile the Longest?
Opening remarks from the OECD Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development



- Go to the Government Social Research Links in Other Countries page:

Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Child Rights Information Network - CRIN
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.


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 I've 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 :

24 May 2018 - CRINmail issue 1583
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Sexual abuse in the Catholic church
- Minimum ages
- Education
- Violence against children
Upcoming events
World news
Challenging violations
Take action


Gilles' CRINMAIL Archive I (2014-2015- 2016)
- 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)
- 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:
- 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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CRIN Country Pages : CANADA


Children's rights Wiki - from CRIN
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- from the Children's Rights Wiki


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