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November 6, 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

* Basic Income (a.k.a. Guaranteed Annual Income) : The Ontario Pilot Project - November 3 (Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services)
*
Media & Policy News for 4 November 2016 (Jennefer Laidley, Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* What Canada Pension Plan expansion means for you - October 18 (Canadian Union of Public Employees)
* NDP introduces legislation to require adequate services for low-income Nova Scotians
- October 18, 2016 (Nova Scotia NDP)
* Ontario Releases 2015-16 Public Accounts
- October 6, 2016 (
Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat)
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]

--- Labour Force Survey, October 2016 - November 4
--- Canada's population estimates: Census families, July 2016
--- Canada's population estimates: Age, sex and marital status, July 1, 2016

* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

Have a great week!

Gilles Séguin

Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com


Basic Income (a.k.a. Guaranteed Annual Income) : The Ontario Pilot Project
(Ontario Government)

Basic Income (a.k.a. Guaranteed Annual Income) : The Ontario Pilot Project (November 3)

Ontario Seeking Input on Basic Income Pilot
Province Launching Consultations on Innovative Way to Deliver Supports
https://news.ontario.ca/mcss/en/2016/11/ontario-seeking-input-on-basic-income-pilot.html
News Release
November 3, 2016
Ontario is seeking public input to help inform the design of a basic income pilot, which is an innovative new approach to providing income security.
The pilot would test whether a basic income is a more effective way of lifting people out of poverty and improving health, housing and employment outcomes. Through the consultations, Ontario is seeking input from across the province, including from people with lived experience, municipalities, experts and academics. The province will also work with Indigenous partners to tailor a culturally appropriate engagement process that reflects the advice and unique perspective of First Nations, urban Indigenous, Métis and Inuit communities.
(...)

Basic Income Pilot: public survey
https://www.ontario.ca/form/basic-income-pilot-public-survey
We’re launching a pilot project to study how giving people a basic income might reduce poverty and improve health, housing and employment outcomes in Ontario. Click the "public survey" link above to access the online version of the survey. Complete the survey and submit it by January 31, 2017 to help us explore new ways to deliver income support across the province.

In June 2016, the Honourable Hugh Segal was asked for advice on the design of a Basic Income Pilot. Mr. Segal has submitted a discussion paper, Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income Pilot for Ontario, which we’re using as the starting point for this consultation.

Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income Pilot Project for Ontario
A discussion paper by Hugh D Segal
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HTML version : https://www.ontario.ca/page/finding-better-way-basic-income-pilot-project-ontario
PDF version (764KB, 101 pages) : https://files.ontario.ca/discussionpaper_nov3_english_final.pdf

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

Related links:
[Thanks to Jennefer Laidley for the collection of Basic Income links below.]

Ontario government consulting on basic income pilot project
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-government-consulting-on-basic-income-pilot-project/article32671739/

Ontario government considering minimum income pilot project
http://www.citynews.ca/2016/11/03/ontario-government-considering-minimum-income-pilot-project/

Proposed basic income pilot would provide monthly payments of at least $1,320
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/11/03/proposed-basic-income-pilot-would-provide-monthly-payments-of-least-1320.html

Government announcement: Ontario seeking input on basic income pilot
https://news.ontario.ca/mcss/en/2016/11/ontario-seeking-input-on-basic-income-pilot.html

Hugh Segal’s report and summary
https://www.ontario.ca/page/finding-better-way-basic-income-pilot-project-ontario

Government’s consultation guide with basic info about basic income
https://www.ontario.ca/page/consultation-guide-basic-income-pilot-project

How to participate – surveys, emails and in-person regional meetings – consultation ends January 31
https://www.ontario.ca/page/basic-income-pilot-consultation#section-3

ISAC / Your Legal Rights Webinar – What is basic income and what could it mean for social assistance?
http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/webinar/basic-income-what-it-and-what-could-it-mean-social-assistance

Basic Income: The Devil’s in the Details
http://incomesecurity.org/publications/other/ISAC-Laidley-Basic-Income-The-Devils-in-the-Details-Oct-2016.pdf

En français
http://incomesecurity.org/publications/other/ISAC-Laidley-Basic-Income-The-Devils-in-the-Details-Oct-2016-FR.pdf

CCPA Ontario: Basic Income: Rethinking Social Policy
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/basic-income

CCPA: A Policymaker’s Guide to Basic Income
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/basic-income

Maytree Foundation: Would a universal basic income reduce poverty
http://maytree.com/policy-and-insights/publications/policy-brief-basic-income.html?doing_wp_cron=1476478493.0893380641937255859375

Mowat Centre: Pilot Lessons: How to design a basic income pilot for Ontario
https://mowatcentre.ca/pilot-lessons/

Caledon Institute: “Basic Income” or “Bait and Switch”?
http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/Detail/?ID=1106

Basic income or basement income?
http://peoplesvoice.ca/2016/11/03/ontario-basic-income-or-basement-income/

Basic income touted as a solution to poverty
http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/2016/11/03/basic-income-touted-as-solution-to-poverty

If we’re not for basic income, what are we for?:
http://www.therecord.com/opinion-story/6919686-time-to-put-basic-income-guarantee-to-work-in-ontario/

Ontario pilot project puts universal basic income to the test
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/28/universal-basic-income-ontario-poverty-pilot-project-canada

Fraser Institute: Be cautious about Ontario’s “basic income” plan
https://www.fraserinstitute.org/blogs/be-cautious-about-ontario-s-basic-income-plan

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

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

Latest Media & Policy News: 4 November 2016

http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=095b12c98935ecaadd327bf90&id=b2cddfac4c&e=0507578ecc

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

Top Stories

Injured worker “broken down” by 10-year battle with WSIB
Canada chided for treatment of black people by UN group
Star editorial: Morneau is half right – but the feds and provinces can curb precarious labour itself
An era of precarious employment calls for a new social architecture
Precarious work creates a cycle of fear and instability
Ontario needs a new common-sense approach to social assistance
Sudbury and District Board of Health calls on government to increase social assistance rates
Ontario government consulting on basic income pilot project
Ontario government considering minimum income pilot project
Proposed basic income pilot would provide monthly payments of at least $1,320
Basic Income Pilot report and discussion paper
Government announcement: Ontario seeking input on basic income pilot
Hugh Segal’s report and summary
Government’s consultation guide with basic info about basic income
How to participate – surveys, emails and in-person regional meetings.
Consultation ends January 31:
https://www.ontario.ca/page/basic-income-pilot-consultation#section-3


Resources on Basic Income:

ISAC / Your Legal Rights Webinar – What is basic income and what could it mean for social assistance?
Basic Income: The Devil’s in the Details
En français
CCPA Ontario: Basic Income: Rethinking Social Policy
Maytree Foundation: Would a universal basic income reduce poverty?
Mowat Centre: Pilot Lessons: How to design a basic income pilot for Ontario
Basic income or basement income?
Basic income touted as a solution to poverty
If we’re not for basic income, what are we for?
Ontario pilot project puts universal basic income to the test
Fraser Institute: Be cautious about Ontario’s “basic income” plan
Ontario Financial Accountability Office fall economic and fiscal outlook predicts deficit budget in 2017-2018 without additional government measures
Full statement
Federal fall economic update: Feds plan to spend billions more on infrastructure, create infrastructure bank to attract private investment
CCPA: Federal Infrastructure Bank loans will come at a higher cost
Broadbent Institute: Privatization of public infrastructure a major step in wrong direction
Walkom: Ottawa’s bold new plan for economic growth is eerily familiar
Sanger: Banking on privatization?
Morneau counts on foreign investors to buy into infrastructure strategy
Construction firms, pension managers welcome increased infrastructure spending
Feds ask investment bank to study benefits of privatizing airports
Fall economic update boosts infrastructure plans but offers no path back to balance:
Ottawa hopes long-term benefits will soothe short-term pain of large deficits
Canadians must lose irrational fear of increased deficits, economist says
Is Canada on the cusp of change for 4.9 million people living in poverty?

Ontario

Ombudsman’s report: Top complaints on Family Responsibility Office, ODSP, Hydro One, and WSIB
“Katelynn’s Principle” bill to propose kids in child welfare have say in decisions
Government release: Ontario extends funding into 2019/20 for municipal CHPI homelessness services

Reports, Events, Campaigns and Other Good Things

Break the Barriers: Citizens for Public Justice annual report on poverty in Canada
Federal poverty reduction consultations coming soon: Consultation page is here
StatsCan Labour Force Survey, October 2016
Reminder: National Housing Day of Action November 18
Wellesley Institute submission on the National Affordable Housing Strategy

Still Renovating: A history of Canadian social housing policy
Mental Health Commission of Canada: The Case for Diversity: Building the case to improve mental health services for immigrant, refugee, ethno-cultural and racialized populations
Childcare Resource and Research Unit: Issue File on proposed changes to maternity and parental leave
How grassroots projects can help solve community social issues
Toronto conference: Advancing food insecurity research in Canada – Nov 17/18

Around the Province

People who are homeless speak out about harsh treatment by Toronto police
Windsor has the most living wage employer
Poverty Roundtable Hastings Prince Edward hopes forum will shift conversation
Northumberland legal clinic Social Justice Award announced
London advocates hammer consultant’s report that calls street culture “a blight”
Poverty in London: If this is a true story, the system is broken
Timmins to meet 2016 budget; spending lower on social assistance, social housing and public health
United Way’s Lived Experiences Advisory Group helps tackle poverty in Toronto
Toronto’s Mayor says city could sell assets to pay for new transit projects
ACORN tenant survey bolsters call for landlord licensing in Toronto
When hidden poverty penetrates Toronto’s suburbs
A year after Toronto launches strategy to reduce poverty, what’s been done?

Across the Country

Program offers 1 year of free university to Nova Scotians on social assistance
New report shines light on BC’s high child poverty rate:
The case for a progressive property tax in BC
What it’s like saving lives on the front lines of Vancouver’s opioid crisis
Vancouver legal clinic for low-income women helps 175 clients in first five months

National

Ministry of Finance confirms Canada Child Benefit will not be indexed until 2020
Why a new national strategy on food can’t satisfy all
Rights group urges Canada to protect migrant workers
Sponsored refugees fare better than government-assisted peers, study shows
Government announces new CPP-D service standards
Canada raises pensionable earnings limits for 2017

Chief actuary confirms Canada Pension Plan is solid, and sustainable over the long term
Ottawa father claims CRA child benefit policies are “sexist”
Government rapped as $900 million unspent by Indigenous Affairs, among lapsed funding for 2016
Nearly 40% of Canadian post-secondary students experience food insecurity
Federal government announces changes to student debt repayment plan
TrudeauMetre: New website tracks Liberal promises\

International

McDonald’s settlement could open door for worker wins across the US
Voters could push the minimum wage to $12 or higher in four US states
Guaranteed income would help alleviate poverty in Buffalo
How social welfare benefits help the US economy
Glasgow worst hit by UK welfare cuts
UK Tory MP calls for minimum wage for “gig economy” self-employed
The link between food banks and welfare cuts in the UK
New UK welfare boss wants to stop people with mental health conditions from “sitting at home living on benefits”
Telecommunications poverty in Australia is a real issue
Most Australians say inequality worsening and want major rise in minimum wagem
Cashless welfare in Australia set for expansion
Australian government’s scare tactic about the welfare system “treats us like idiots”
Japanese single mothers have poverty rate higher than in many other developed nations
Can poverty cause mental illness?

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):
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- Go to the Income Security Advocacy Centre Media Scan page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/isac_media_scan.htm

What Canada Pension Plan expansion means for you - October 18
(Canadian Union of Public Employees)

What Canada Pension Plan expansion means for you
https://cupe.ca/what-cpp-expansion-means-you
October 18, 2016
In June, Canada’s federal and provincial finance ministers reached a historic agreement to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). With pension plans under attack and private savings not delivering for most workers, this news is much needed and long overdue. Canadians are facing a real retirement crisis and CPP expansion is a step in the right direction.

Source:
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
https://cupe.ca/

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- Go to the Pension Reforms Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/pensions.htm

NDP introduces legislation to require adequate services for low-income Nova Scotians - October 18, 2016
(Nova Scotia NDP)

NDP introduces legislation to require adequate services for low-income Nova Scotians
https://nsndp.ca/ns/ndp-introduces-legislation-to-require-adequate-services-for-low-income-nova-scotians
October 18, 2016

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia NDP tabled legislation today that would amend the Human Rights Code to require that programs targeted at low-income people provide an adequate standard of living. Yesterday was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

“As a result of this change, people in Nova Scotia will have legal recourse if their access to adequate food, water, housing, and access to healthcare or social services are threatened,” said Claire McNeil a lawyer with the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service in a statement. “The proposed change in the law represents a huge step forward in the protection of human rights.”

Since the Liberals took power in 2013, the number of people going to food banks has increased by 7540 people or 20 per cent.
More....

Source:
Nova Scotia NDP

https://nsndp.ca/

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- Go to the Nova Scotia Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/nsbkmrk.htm

Ontario Releases 2015-16 Public Accounts - October 6, 2016
(Ontario Treeasury Board Secretariat --- Behind the Numbers [Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives blog)

Ontario Releases 2015-16 Public Accounts
https://news.ontario.ca/tbs/en/2016/10/ontario-releases-2015-16-public-accounts.html
October 6, 2016
Ontario's Annual Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for 2015-16 show Ontario's deficit is $3.5 billion lower than the $8.5 billion projected in the 2015 Budget, with the province's deficit for 2015-16 at $5 billion. This is $0.7 billion lower than the $5.7 billion in the 2016 Budget interim projection.

Additional Resources:

Read the 2015-16 Public Accounts and explore supplementary
information available through new data visualization tools

https://www.ontario.ca/page/public-accounts-ontario-2015-16

Watch a video explaining Public Accounts
https://youtu.be/0r-AZ7sjAsI

Learn about the government’s fiscal cycle
http://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-budget-basics

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- Go to the Pension Reforms Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/pensions.htm

News Release : Ontario Helping Lift People Out of Poverty - October 26
(Ontario Government Newsroom)

News Release : Ontario Helping Lift People Out of Poverty
Province Supporting Innovative Solutions to Housing, Employment, and Skills Development

https://news.ontario.ca/prs/en/2016/10/ontario-helping-lift-people-out-of-poverty.html
October 26, 2016
Ontario is investing in 30 community projects across the province that are supporting new ways to help people break the cycle of poverty, find good jobs and end homelessness in Ontario.

Local Poverty Reduction Fund
https://www.ontario.ca/page/local-poverty-reduction-fund
The fund is a $50 million, 6-year initiative created to support innovative, community-driven projects that measurably improve the lives of those most affected by poverty.

More info about the Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy
https://news.ontario.ca/en/search?keywords=&entry_blog_ids%5B%5D=102

Realizing Our Potential: Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy (2014-2019)
https://www.ontario.ca/page/realizing-our-potential-ontarios-poverty-reduction-strategy-2014-2019-all

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- Go to the Ontario Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty_ontario.htm

Government Introduces Legislation Advancing Plan to Support the Middle Class and Those Working Hard to Join It - (Canada Child Benefit) October 25

Canada Child Benefit

Government Introduces Legislation Advancing Plan to Support the Middle Class and Those Working Hard to Join It
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n16/16-140-eng.asp
October 25, 2016
The Government of Canada knows that a strong middle class means hard-working Canadians can look forward to a good standard of living throughout their lives and a better future for their children. With Budget 2016, the Government of Canada introduced a bold plan that puts people first and delivers the help middle class Canadians need to prosper and grow the Canadian economy.
(...)
Included in Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2 is a measure that will ensure the new Canada Child Benefit (CCB) grows in line with inflation as of July 1, 2020 so that its real value is not eroded over the long term. Since July, nine out of ten Canadian families are receiving more than under the previous system of child benefits, and hundreds of thousands of children are being lifted out of poverty. The CCB is simpler, tax-free, better targeted and more generous than previous child benefits. The CCB will help parents with the high costs of raising their kids, whether this be for such things as buying healthy food or preparing their kids for winter.

Related Products:

Government Introduces Plan to Grow Canada’s Middle Class
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n16/16-054-eng.asp
April 20, 2016

Budget 2016: Growing the Middle Class
http://www.budget.gc.ca/2016/docs/plan/toc-tdm-en.html
March 22, 2016

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From the
Canada Revenue Agency:
[ http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html ]

Canada Child Benefit
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/ccb/menu-eng.html
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/t4114/t4114-e.html#cctb
The Canada child benefit (CCB) is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age. The CCB might include the child disability benefit and any related provincial and territorial programs. (...)
Benefits are paid over a 12-month period from July of one year to June of the next year. Benefit payments are recalculated every July based on information from a taxpayers' income tax and benefit return from the previous year.

Effective July 1, 2016, the Canada child benefit (CCB) replaced the Canada child tax benefit (CCTB), the national child benefit supplement (NCBS), and the universal child care benefit (UCCB).
Source :
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/cctb/bfrppl-eng.html

Related provincial
and territorial programs:
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/t4114/t4114-e.html#P257_18104
- includes links to info about the following provincial and territorial child benefit and credit programs
*** Alberta child benefit
*** Alberta family employment tax credit
*** BC early childhood tax benefit
*** BC family bonus
*** New Brunswick child tax benefit
*** Newfoundland and Labrador child benefit
*** Northwest Territories child benefit
*** Nova Scotia child benefit
*** Nunavut child benefit
*** Ontario child benefit
*** Yukon child benefit

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- Go to the Children, Families and Youth Links (Government) page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnbkmrk.htm

- Go to the Ontario Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty_ontario.htm

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Labour Force Survey, October 2016 - November 4
--- Canada's population estimates: Census families, July 2016
--- Canada's population estimates: Age, sex and marital status, July 1, 2016

Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html

What's new from The Daily:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/a-daily-quotidien-eng.htm

Past issues of The Daily
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/DAILY/daily.cgi?s=last
Select day / month / year to access issues of The Daily going back to 1995.

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November 4, 2016
Labour Force Survey, October 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161104/dq161104a-eng.htm
Employment rose by 44,000 (+0.2%) in October as a result of more part-time work. The unemployment rate remained at 7.0% as more people participated in the labour market. Compared with 12 months earlier, employment increased by 140,000 (+0.8%), mostly in part-time work (+124,000 or +3.6%). At the same time, the total number of hours worked was little changed

November 2, 2016
Canada's population estimates: Census families, July 1, 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161102/dq161102b-eng.htm
Estimates of the number of census families as of July 1, 2016, for Canada, the provinces and territories are now available

November 2, 2016
Canada's population estimates: Age, sex and marital status, July 1, 2016
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161102/dq161102c-eng.htm
Population estimates by marital status, legal marital status, age and sex, as of July 1, 2016, for Canada, the provinces and territories are now available. Estimates for the years 2012 to 2015 have been revised.

StatCan Blog
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/blog-blogue/eng
The goal of the StatCan Blog is to pull back the curtain to explain some of the agency’s inner workings, and to show the links between quality statistics and the lives of Canadians.

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Source:
The Daily

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm
[Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html ]

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

What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit

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

November 6, 2016

What's new online this week:
[ CRRU's online documents database contains thousands of resources relevant to ECEC policy and practice in Canada and internationally.
CRRU's website allows the user to quickly search or browse the database of documents.]

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

The Global Gender Gap Report 2016
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/11/global-gender-gap-report-2016
2 Nov 2016 | International
2016 edition of the Global Gender Gap Report from the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracks their progress over time. The report seeks to measure one important aspect of gender equality — the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. The index provides data sets for various countries and methods for tracking gaps on critical indicators such as government support or provision of child care and maternity/parental leave benefits. The Canadian country profile begins on page 134.

Shortchanged: Make work paid, equal & valued for women
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/11/shortchanged-make-work-paid-equal-valued-women
2 Nov 2016 | Canada
Recent briefing note from Oxfam states that "addressing the unequal economics of women’s work is essential to closing the gap in earnings and opportunities between women and men, and between rich and poor." The brief outlines the precarious and unequal employment issues women face and also provides recommendations to government and policy makers that would help ensure women's work is fairly paid, equal and valued. Of particular interest, authors note that "investing in childcare has a profound impact on gender equality and women’s access to employment."

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) and its long-term effects on educational and labour market outcomes
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/11/early-childhood-education-and-care-ecec-and-its-long-term-e
2 Nov 2016 | Europe
Recent brief reviews the available evidence on the short and long term outcomes of early childhood education and care (ECEC) within the European context and seeks to understand how existing differences between EU countries in ECEC implementation relate to outcomes. The author finds that better outcomes related to ECEC attendance depend on the successful integration of various policies. As well, availability and access in combination with country-specific cultural norms and parental leave policies are strongly related to ECEC participation.

The cost of work-family policy inaction
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/16/11/cost-work-family-policy-inaction
2 Nov 2016 | United States
Recent report from the Center for American Progress considers the lack of progressive work-family policies across the U.S. The authors note that many individuals are forced to quit working or must reduce their work hours because they cannot access child care or paid leave, resulting is lost wages. The report quantifies those lost wages to help illustrate that the nation is incurring burdensome costs by not having work-family policies in place.

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

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Child care in the news
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news
[ Use the keyword search below for searching child care in the news in the online documents database. ]

The 'un' factor
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/11/un-factor
2 Nov 2016 | Manitoba

Calls for Ontario to improve the child care system
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/11/calls-ontario-improve-child-care-system
2 Nov 2016 | Ontario

Home daycare providers service ‘vital’ need in community
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/11/home-daycare-providers-service-%E2%80%98vital%E2%80%99-need-community
2 Nov 2016 | Ontario

Gretzky calls on Wynne to ensure child-care workers earn more money
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/11/gretzky-calls-wynne-ensure-child-care-workers-earn-more-money
2 Nov 2016 | Ontario

Women are shortchanged, Canada must act, says Oxfam
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/16/11/women-are-shortchanged-canada-must-act-says-oxfam
2 Nov 2016 | Canada

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

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- Go to the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm

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

Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

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

Our Vision
CRIN envisions a world in which every child enjoys all their human rights guaranteed by the United Nations, regional organisations and national governments.

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Latest issue of CRINMAIL:

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

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NOTE: To see a large collection of issues of CRINMAIL going back to 2011,
click the link below to the period you wish to examine:

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

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

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

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Subscribe to CRINMAIL English
http://www.crin.org/en/node/293
NOTE : In addition to CRINmail English, you can subscribe to the following newsletters:
* Armed Conflict CRINmail
* Child Rights at the United Nations
* Children in Court CRINmail
* CRINmail EN ESPAÑOL
* CRINmail Francais
* CRINmail in Arabic
* CRINmail in Russian
* Violence CRINmail

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CRIN News Archive
http://crin.org/en/library/news-archive

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CRIN Country Pages : CANADA
http://crin.org/en/library/countries/canada

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Children's rights Wiki - from CRIN
http://wiki.crin.org/mediawiki/index.php
The Children's Rights Wiki assembles all information about children's rights in every country in one place. The purpose of the project is to make the huge volume of information that exists on children's rights more accessible, assist children's rights advocates in identifying persistent violations, and inspire collective action. This is a web-based, multi-lingual and interactive project.

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

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- Go to the Children's Rights Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnrights.htm


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Links presented in the Canadian Social Research
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There are some that I don't agree with, so don't get on my case, eh...

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

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Mrs. Brown's Boys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wZvyNTGLL4

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The 282 People, Places and Things Donald
Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/28/upshot/donald-trump-twitter-insults.html

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OMG - that's sic.
https://www.grammarly.com/blog/sic/

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