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CBC: Poor Ontario families getting poorer: new report

Poor Ontario families getting poorer: new report New research says bottom half of families in Ontario are earning less, while richer families earn more http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/income-inequality-report-ccpa-1.4246874 “The poorest families in Ontario are earning less than they were in 2000, while during the same period richer families have watched their income grow, according to a new economic report. The analysis by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) describes an increasingly “polarized” Ontario labour market that is shifting away from stable manufacturing jobs to more precarious service sector work and rewarding higher-earning families while punishing poorer ones. “Really there are two different labour markets in Ontario,” the report’s author and CCPA senior economist Sheila Block said in an interview The new report, titled Losing Ground, analyzed income data for families with children between 2000 and 2015. During that time, higher earning families increased their share of the income pie.The top half of Ontario families in terms of income now takes home 81 per cent of all earnings, up from 78 per cent in 2000. “It’s a totally different story for families in the bottom half,” Block said. The poorest half of Ontario families’ share of earnings shrunk from 22 per cent in 2000 to 19 per cent in 2015.”  ... read more

Celebrating Stunning Canadian Urban Library Branches

Celebrating Stunning Canadian Urban Library Branches Celebrating Stunning Canadian Urban Library Branches The Ex Libris Association (ELA) recently published the first part of a new occasional paper by Barbara Clubb, former Ottawa City Librarian,  on new and renovated library branches in Canada: Celebrating Stunning Canadian Urban Library Branches. The first set in the series includes: Brampton Library – Gore Meadows Community Centre and Library Calgary Public Library – Nose Hill Library branch Edmonton Public Library – Jasper Place Branch Mississauga Library System – Meadowvale Community Centre and Library Ottawa Public Library – Beaverbrook branch Toronto Public Library – Scarborough Civic Centre branch Vaughan Public Libraries – Civic Centre Resource Library Waterloo Public Library – John M. Harper Branch. The paper is accompanied by a selection of photos for each branch. http://www.exlibris.ca/doku.php?id=occasional_papers:celebrating_stunning_canadian_urban_library_branches  ... read more

Ontario Library Service – North, in collaboration with its provincial partners, Communities of Practice strategy of Libraries 2025.

Ontario Library Service – North, in collaboration with its provincial partners, is working on the Communities of Practice strategy of Libraries 2025. To help us create communities that meet your interests and needs, please complete the online survey before August 22. Please read the attached pdf for more information and for a link to the survey. Le Service des bibliothèques de l’Ontario – Nord, en collaboration avec ses partenaires provinciaux, élabore la stratégie liée aux communautés de pratique survenant de Bibliothèques 2025. Pour nous aider à créer des communautés qui correspondent à vos intérêts et à vos besoins, veuillez répondre à l’enquête au plus tard le 22 août. Pour en savoir davantage, veuillez consulter le document d’information ci–joint et un lien pour accéder l’enquête. Thank you / merci, Marjatta Asu, M.L.S. Service Team Lead – Skills Development Chef d’équipe de service, perfectionnement des compétences Ontario Library Service – North Service des bibliothèques de l’Ontario Nord 334 rue Regent St. Sudbury, ON P3C 4E2 Tel./Tél 705-675-6467 ext./poste 213 Tel./Tél 800-461-6348 ext./poste 213 Fax/Téléc. 705-675-2285 www.olsn.ca  ... read more