Western | Social Science | Seeking Study Participants Second Generation Canadian Muslim Women and their Work Experiences

Participants must meet the following requirements:

Identify as a Muslim woman
Are between the ages of 22 and 40
Born to immigrant parents in Canada OR arrived in Canada by or before the age of 6
Completed a Canadian post-secondary program
Are employed, OR self-employed, OR actively searching for paid employment, OR working inside the home (including work as an unpaid homemaker and paid work inside the home)
Be willing to take part in an audio-recorded interview

The interview will last approximately 60 minutes.

If you are interested in participating please contact Awish Aslam: aaslam5@uwo.ca

RRN Research Digest 53 - November 29, 2018

The latest edition of the Refugee Research Network's Research Digest can be accessed through the RRN website at: https://refugeeresearch.net/nov-29-2018-rrn-research-digest/ 

The digest is issued on bi-Weekly basis. Readers are encouraged to send any articles, reports, or research that are related to refugee/forced migration studies to be considered in the forthcoming editions. Open-access versions are always a preference.

Your comments and feedback via Twitter or facebook are always welcome.

Application deadline: November 23, 2018

The 2019 Summer Course on Refugees and Forced Migration is now accepting applications for its graduate internship positions.
Graduate interns assist with both general administrative and academic responsibilities during the annual summer course (May 6-10, 2018) as well as logistics and planning beforehand.
Positions will begin at the end of November 2018 and will run until the end of the course in May 2019.

In exchange for fulfilling the internship requirements, students will be able to take the course free of charge (value of $1075+HST). As well, students enrolled in the CRS Graduate Diploma program
may count the course toward their fulfillment of the Diploma requirements. Finally, students may elect to gain independent study credits through the course as per the requirements and guidelines of their specific departments.

For more information about the CRS summer course, please visit our website: https://crs.yorku.ca/summer/

Submit by e-mail
a) a brief cover letter that describes your interest in forced migration issues
b) your CV
c) the name of one academic or professional referee*
(*Short-listed candidates will be required to provide the letter of reference
at the time of the interview in late November)

Applications and questions may be directed to Tanya Aberman, Summer Course Coordinator: summer@yorku.ca

The application due date is Friday, November 23rd, 2018.

Tanya Aberman
Summer Course Coordinator
2019 Summer Course
Centre for Refugee Studies
York University, Toronto


Maytree Policy - New report Welfare in Canada, 2017 looks at latest welfare rates and how they compare to poverty measures

Today, Maytree is releasing Welfare in Canada, 2017, the latest update of a yearly series showing the total income households on social assistance would have received (i.e., their income from social assistance alongside tax credits and child benefits). The report looks at how welfare incomes varied across every province and territory for four example households in 2017:

Single person considered employable
Single person with a disability
Single parent with one child age 2
Couple with two children ages 10 and 15
Using data provided by provincial and territorial government officials, the report describes the components of welfare incomes, how they have changed from previous years, and how they compared to low income thresholds. The amounts vary in every province and territory because each jurisdiction has distinct social assistance programs.

Access data and download report  https://maytree.com/welfare-in-canada
Key findings
The total welfare incomes for both household types with children increased in 2017 in every province. This was driven by the introduction of the new Canada Child Benefit as 2017 was the first full year it was paid.
Single adult households saw less substantial and less consistent changes to their welfare incomes. The total welfare income for a single person rose in value in some provinces and fell in others. In most cases, these changes were relatively small.
In 2017, single adults with a disability saw the biggest shift in their welfare income in British Columbia, where their welfare income rose in value by $1,183 following two increases to Disability Assistance rates.
Even where welfare incomes were highest, they fell short of the poverty threshold. The closest was in Quebec where the welfare income of a single parent reached 85 per cent of the poverty threshold in Montreal; for a couple with two children it reached 83 per cent.
While figures for the territories used the same methodology as the provincial figures, they were not directly comparable because of the distinct situation in the territories.
The welfare incomes in the Yukon and the Northwest Territories were generally higher than in the provinces, reflecting the higher cost of living in the territories. Conversely, welfare incomes in Nunavut were lower than in the provinces, reflecting the high proportion of households on social assistance living in subsidized housing whose living costs are reduced through housing subsidies.
Access data and download report https://maytree.com/welfare-in-canada/
Welfare in Canada was established by the Caledon Institute of Social Policy to maintain data previously published by the National Council of Welfare. In 2018, Maytree assumed responsibility for updating the series.
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Community Vigil
Mel Lastman Square
October 29, 2018
7:00 PM

The Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies joins the global Jewish community and its non-Jewish friends in mourning the tragic and senseless loss of precious lives in Pittsburgh this past Shabbat.

While Hillel@York will be sponsoring an on-campus memorial at 12:30 today, I would also like to bring your attention to a community-wide vigil that will be held at Mel Lastman Square in North York tonight at 7:00pm. For further details, please see below.

In sadness,
Carl Ehrlich

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, its advocacy agent, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), and many other Jewish organizations - including B’nai Brith, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC), the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and the Toronto Board of Rabbis - will host a community-wide vigil on Monday, October 29th at 7 p.m. at Mel Lastman Square, (5100 Yonge St. - North York Centre Subway Station) in memory of the victims of the horrific attack that took place in Pittsburgh.

We are bringing the community together in a show of solidarity and remembrance, as we cope with this unspeakable act of antisemitic violence. Acts of violence and hate against the Jewish community, wherever they take place, are an attack on the entire Jewish people. We are devastated by the terrible loss of life and the impact this will have on all the families affected, including those here in Toronto.

Please make every effort to join us, along with Jewish leaders from all streams of Judaism, other religious leaders and government representatives, as we stand in solidarity with Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and demonstrate the resilience of the Jewish community and the strength of Canadian society.

Students and Researchers:
100's of Reports on Mining, Human Rights and Transnational Corporate Accountability

Dear colleagues,
The Justice and Corporate Accountability Project, at Osgoode Hall Law School and Thompson Rivers Law School, has collected hundreds of hard to find reports from civil society organizations and international bodies in English and Spanish. They are organized in twenty categories, on issues relating to business and human rights, Indigenous peoples, corporate social responsibility and mining. Authors include organizations such as Amnesty International, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, Oxfam and JCAP itself.
These reports provide cutting-edge analyses of current issues and often contain recommendations for reform. They are ideal for students doing papers or researchers seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the problems on such issues as extra territorial responsibility, the use of subsidiaries, free prior informed consent and women and mining.

Shin Imai

Follow us on twitter @JCAPosgoode

*For reports in English see https://justice-project.org/resources-and-publications/

*The information contained in this website is general legal information and should not be relied upon to solve a specific legal problem. This website does not create a solicitor client relationship, which is only formed when you have signed an engagement agreement.

*For reports in Spanish see https://proyecto-justicia.org/publicaciones-y-recursos/

*Publicaciones de JCAP Informes y analyses.