Canadian Social Research Newsletter
October 31, 2017

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

You can find the online version of this (October 31, 2017) newsletter at this link:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/personal/news311017.htm

This week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 2,868 subscribers.

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

Canadian content

* Positive Changes to Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) - October 19 - (from the Income Security Advocacy Centre)
* [ Federal ] Breaking the Cycle : A Study on Poverty Reduction - Seventh Report + Federal Government Response to the Seventh Report (May 31)
* Government of Canada 2017 Fall Economic Statement - October 24
* Who's Hungry: 2017 Profile of Hunger in Toronto - October 2017 (Daily Bread Food Banks)
* Programs and Services for Indigenous People in Canada (Government of Canada)
* What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2017 - October 26
--- Aboriginal peoples in Canada: Key results from the 2016 Census - October 25
--- Immigration and ethnocultural diversity: Key results from the 2016 Census - October 25
--- Housing in Canada: Key results from the 2016 Census - October 25
--- Consumer Price Index, September 2017 - October 20
--- Employment Insurance, August 2017 - October 20
* What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
* Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
* CRINMAIL (weekly children's rights newsletter)

Have a great week!

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

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Positive Changes to Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) - October 19
(Income Security Advocacy Centre)

[NOTA : La version française suit l'anglais ci-dessous.]

Positive Changes to Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
http://incomesecurity.org/public-education/positive-changes-to-ow-and-odsp-changements-positifs-apportes-a-ot-et-au-posph/
October 19, 2017

The provincial government has announced a number of small but positive changes to Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Program (ODSP).
We have created a document that explains these changes and how they will affect people on OW and ODSP.

Download the complete document:
http://incomesecurity.org/publications/social-assistance-general/Positive-Rule-Changes-in-OW-and-ODSP-October-2017.docx
[ Click the link immediately above for more info on OW and ODSP changes.]
October 2017

Ten things to remember about the positive changes to OW and ODSP:
1. Increases to Liquid Asset Limits
2. Increases to Gifts / Voluntary Payment Limits
3. Increases to Compensation Award Limits
4. Exemption of Jury Duty Payments
5. Exemption of Charitable Donations
6. Increase to ODSP Disability-Related Employment Expenses
7. ODSP Transitional Health Benefit additions
8. CPP Disability and QPP Disability Child Benefits Exemption in ODSP
9. ODSP Rapid Reinstatement for Family Benefits recipients
10. ODSP Re-Application Process Improvements

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Version française:

Changements positifs à Ontario au travail et au
Programme ontarien de soutien aux personnes handicapées:
http://incomesecurity.org/public-education/positive-changes-to-ow-and-odsp-changements-positifs-apportes-a-ot-et-au-posph/
Le gouvernement provincial vient d’annoncer certains changements mineurs mais positifs à Ontario au travail et au Programme ontarien de soutien aux personnes handicapées. Nous avons créé un document qui explique ces changements et leur impact sur les bénéficiaires d’OT et du POSPH.

Téléchargez le document complet:
http://incomesecurity.org/publications/social-assistance-general/Positive-Rule-Changes-in-OW-and-ODSP-October-2017.docx

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Improving Access to ODSP for Indigenous Persons with Disabilities:
A new resource to support ODSP applications and appeals

http://incomesecurity.org/litigation/odsp-and-indigenous-persons-le-posph-et-les-personnes-autochtones/

Le POSPH et les personnes autochtones
http://incomesecurity.org/litigation/odsp-and-indigenous-persons-le-posph-et-les-personnes-autochtones/
October 12, 2017

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [ http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf ] recognizes that Indigenous peoples have inherent rights that must be respected.

Source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre
http://incomesecurity.org/

[ Federal Government ] Breaking the Cycle : A Study on Poverty Reduction
+ Seventh Report + Federal Government Response to the Seventh Report (May 31)

Government of Canada

Breaking the Cycle : A Study on Poverty Reduction
+ Seventh Report + Federal Government Response to the Seventh Report (May 31)

News Release
Breaking the Cycle : A Study on Poverty Reduction
Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the status of Persons with Disabilities

https://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/HUMA/news-release/8978451
May 31, 2017
Today, MP Bryan May, Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities ("HUMA") presented the Committee’s Seventh Report in the House of Commons, entitled Breaking the Cycle: A Study on Poverty Reduction.

The report examines five main themes associated with poverty reduction:
* income security;
* education, skills training and employment;
* mental health;
* housing; and
* communities.

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Government Response to the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the status of Persons with Disabilities (PDF - 6 pages)
https://www.ourcommons.ca/content/Committee/421/HUMA/GovResponse/RP9118559/421_HUMA_Rpt07_GR/421_HUMA_Rpt07_PDF-e.PDF

September 7, 2017

Source:
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

https://pm.gc.ca/eng/minister-families-children-and-social-development-mandate-letter

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Addressing Household Food Insecurity within Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy
Submission to HUMA
(Parliamentary Finance Committee)
By Dietitians of Canada
[ http://www.ourcommons.ca/Content/Committee/421/HUMA/Brief/BR8847313/br-external/DietitiansOfCanada-e.pdf ]
March 3, 2017

Source:
Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and
Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

http://www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/HUMA/

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Food Security in the Canadian North : Recent Advances and Remaining Knowledge Gaps and Research Opportunities (PDF, 13 pages)
http://www.polarcom.gc.ca/sites/default/files/food_security_summary.pdf
March 31, 2014
This summary presents food security-related research gains, gaps and opportunities gathered by the Canadian Polar Commission in fulfillment of its mandate to monitor and communicate polar knowledge in Canada and around the world.

Source:
Canadian Polar Commission

http://www.polarcom.gc.ca/

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- Go to the National/Federal and International Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty2.htm

Government of Canada Fall Economic Statement 2017- October 24

Government of Canada Fall Economic Statement 2017

The complete fall
economic statement (78 pages):
October 24, 2017

Table of Contents:
HTML version :
http://www.budget.gc.ca/fes-eea/2017/docs/statement-enonce/toc-tdm-en.html
PDF version : http://www.budget.gc.ca/fes-eea/2017/docs/statement-enonce/fes-eea-2017-eng.pdf

Backgrounders
http://www.budget.gc.ca/fes-eea/2017/home-accueil-en.html
Click the link immediately above to access any of the backgrounders below:
* Strengthening the Canada Child Benefit
* Enhancing the Working Income Tax Benefit
* Progress for the Middle Class
* A Strong Economy That Is Working for the Middle Class

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From the CBC:

Liberals 'double down' on deficit spending amid improving economic outlook
Projected deficit for 2017-18 cut from $28.5B to $19.9B, but debt still grows by $100B over next 7 years

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/bill-morneau-fall-economic-statement-1.4369040

Who's Hungry 2017 Profile of Hunger in Toronto - October 2017
(Daily Bread Food Banks)

Who's Hungry: 2017 Profile of Hunger in Toronto
http://homelesshub.ca/resource/whos-hungry-2017-profile-hunger-toronto

October 2017

Source:
Daily Bread Food Banks :
http://homelesshub.ca/contributions/22938
Homeless Hub : http://homelesshub.ca/

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- Go to the Non-Governmental Organizations Links page:
http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ngobkmrk.htm

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

Programs and Services for Indigenous People in Canada
(Government of Canada)

Indigenous peoples
Find Government of Canada programs and services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
Learn more about Indigenous peoples and communities --- includes links to info on the following federal services and programs:
*** Indian status
*** About Indigenous peoples and communities
*** Funding
*** Benefits and rights
*** Education, training and jobs
*** Health services and social programs
*** Business and economic development
*** Housing
*** Infrastructure
*** Environment and natural resources
*** Justice and policing
*** Emergency management
*** Treaties, claims and agreements
*** Reconciliation
*** The North

More info on Indigenous Peoples:
http://homelesshub.ca/about-homelessness/population-specific/indigenous-peoples
See "Further Reading" for links to 19 more resources

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

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]
--- Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2017
- October 26
--- Aboriginal peoples in Canada: Key results from the 2016 Census - October 25
--- Immigration and ethnocultural diversity: Key results from the 2016 Census - October 25)
--- Housing in Canada: Key results from the 2016 Census - October 25
--- Consumer Price Index, September 2017 - October 20
--- Employment Insurance, August 2017 - October 20

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

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

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

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October 26, 2017
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, August 2017

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/171026/dq171026a-eng.htm
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $975 in August, up 0.9% from the previous month. Compared with August 2016, earnings increased 1.7%.

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October 25, 2017
Aboriginal peoples in Canada: Key results from the 2016 Census
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/171025/dq171025a-eng.htm
Today, Statistics Canada is releasing its first results on First Nations people, Métis and Inuit from the 2016 Census of Population. Information about past and future releases from the census can be found through the 2016 Census Program release schedule:
[ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/ref/release-dates-diffusion-eng.cfm ].

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October 25, 2017
Immigration and ethnocultural diversity: Key results from the 2016 Census
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/171025/dq171025b-eng.htm
Today, Statistics Canada is releasing results from the 2016 Census which provide a new national statistical portrait of immigration and ethnocultural diversity in Canada.
On Census Day, 21.9% of the population reported they were or had ever been a landed immigrant or permanent resident in Canada. This proportion is close to the 22.3% recorded during the 1921 Census, the highest level since Confederation.

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October 25, 2017
Housing in Canada: Key results from the 2016 Census
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/171025/dq171025c-eng.htm
The housing landscape in Canada has changed over the past decade, against a backdrop of record low interest rates since the 2008-2009 recession, increased construction of condominiums, and rising home prices.

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October 20, 2017
Consumer Price Index, September 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/171020/dq171020a-eng.htm

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October 20, 2017
Employment Insurance, August 2017
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/171019/dq171019a-eng.htm
The number of regular Employment Insurance (EI) beneficiaries decreased by 9,600 (-1.8%) to 524,200 in August. This decline continues a downward trend that began in October 2016.

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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

October 27, 2017
What's new online this week:

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

Government of Canada's fall economic statement 2017
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/10/government-canadas-fall-economic-statement-2017
25 Oct 2017 | Canada
The federal government's annual Economic Update included accelerating indexation of the Canada Child Benefit, moving the date for full indexation from July 2020 to July 2018. This will add a (maximum) additional $91 (per child under 6 years and $81 for children aged 6-17). The report mentions the federal government's June 2017 child care announcement on pg. 26-27 but makes no additional child care commitments. A number of responses to the statement were concerned with child care and can be viewed here.
NOTE : includes links to five organizational responses to the 2017 fall economic statement.

Children's rights in education: International perspectives
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/10/childrens-rights-education-international-perspectives
25 Oct 2017 | International
This book approaches early childhood education from a children's rights-based perspective. It offers insight into ECE across nations, in a variety of socio-political contexts and discusses how policies and practices can improve access to and quality within early childhood environments that are grounded in children's rights/human rights.

AECEO Decent Work Task Force webinar & workforce strategy consultation survey now online
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/10/aeceo-decent-work-task-force-webinar-workforce-strategy-con
25 Oct 2017 | Ontario
One of the important components of the AECEO’s drive for professional pay and decent work in the early childhood sector is the creation of strong policy recommendations to the Ministry of Education on their Workforce Strategy. Your feedback will help make sure that the recommendations include what Registered Early Childhood Educators and early years staff in the sector need. Take the survey and learn about their week of action!

Growing pains? Change in the NZ childcare market 2006-2016
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/10/growing-pains-change-nz-childcare-market-2006-2016
24 Oct 2017 | Australia and New Zealand
New article examines recent growth in for-profit child care with the introduction of 20 hours of early childhood education and care in New Zealand. The author investigates how the language of 'parental choice' played a role in the development of social policy and ultimately in the marketization of childcare.

Education inequalities at the school starting gate: Gaps, trends, and strategies to address them
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/10/education-inequalities-school-starting-gate-gaps-trends-and
17 Oct 2017 | United States
New report finds greater investments in pre-K programs can narrow the gaps between students at the start of school.

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

Indigenous population growing rapidly, languages surging: census
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/10/indigenous-population-growing-rapidly-languages-surging-census
25 Oct 2017 | Canada

Voices of Canada's working poor growing louder
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/10/voices-canadas-working-poor-growing-louder
25 Oct 2017 | Canada

Fiscal update: Middle class children and those children working hard to join the middle class
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/10/fiscal-update-middle-class-children-and-those-children-working-hard-
25 Oct 2017 | Canada

Advocates call for down payment on affordable child care and decent work
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/10/advocates-call-down-payment-affordable-child-care-and-decent-work
25 Oct 2017 | Ontario

Canada Child Benefit: How your family is affected by the latest changes
http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/child-care-news/17/10/canada-child-benefit-how-your-family-affected-latest-changes
25 Oct 2017 | Canada

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

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

Child Rights Information Network - CRIN

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

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

Here (below) is the link to the latest issue of CRINMAIL:

25 October 2017, CRINmail issue 1554
http://mailchi.mp/crin/the-week-in-childrens-rights-699665?e=007dcf26d9
In this issue:
Latest news and reports
- Sexual abuse
- Corporal punishment
- Discrimination
- Health and consent
Upcoming events

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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