November 24, 2016
Campaign 2000 releases its 2016 annual Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada on Thursday, November 24 in Ottawa. This date marks 27 years since the unanimous House of Commons resolution to end child poverty in Canada and seven years after the entire House of Commons voted “to develop an immediate plan to end poverty for all in Canada.
The 2016 national report card, A Road Map to Eradicate Child & Family Poverty, highlights the compelling reasons why the federal government needs to adopt a child and family poverty reduction lens on all policy, program and spending decisions. It provides a snapshot of child and family poverty today, outlines how poverty stalls children’s progress and potential and proposes policy solutions as a road map to guide eradication.
Campaign 2000 recognizes the significant poverty reduction potential of the commitments from the federal government. Our national media release notes, “Canada has a chronic child poverty problem that the federal government can solve, but it must get to the roots of the issues plaguing families.” Please read our full media releases, in English or French.
The national report card release corresponds with several Campaign 2000 partners releasing provincial report cards on child and family poverty in Vancouver, British Columbia; Regina, Saskatoon; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Toronto, Ontario; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Saint John, New Brunswick; and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Click on the following links to read and download the new report cards and other materials: