Response to Budget 2017

March 24, 2017

According to Campaign 2000, Budget 2017 makes inroads in some areas core to reducing child and family poverty, including addressing gender inequities and multi-year funding commitments to affordable housing and childcare and early learning. But the roll-out of funding is slow in the face of need for urgent and bold action against poverty. Over 1.3… Continue reading Response to Budget 2017

New Report on the Cost of Raising Children Sets Agenda for Canada

March 7, 2017

State-of-the-art estimates of the cost of raising children are the missing link for social policies and programs meant to support low income and middle class families, says Campaign 2000. Released today, Campaign 2000’s new report, “Estimating the Cost of Raising Children: Setting the Agenda for Canada,” outlines the need for official estimates to guide public… Continue reading New Report on the Cost of Raising Children Sets Agenda for Canada

Moving towards a poverty reduction strategy

February 14, 2017

Campaign 2000 welcomes today’s announcement of the consultation process for the development of the Canadian-Poverty Reduction Strategy (C-PRS). Government commitments to a broad public consultation and to appoint a Ministerial advisory committee are important steps forward in the battle against poverty in Canada. “Today, the Minister outlined the importance of a federal vision to guide… Continue reading Moving towards a poverty reduction strategy

C2000 releases 2016 Report Card

A road map to eradicate child and family poverty. Campaign 2000 2016 report card on child and family poverty. Campaign 2000 is hosted by Family Service Toronto.

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… Continue reading C2000 releases 2016 Report Card

In Memory of Marvyn Novick

June 22, 2016

It is with profound sadness that we announce the tragic news that Marvyn Novick passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Marvyn was our dear friend, co-founder of Campaign 2000 and a great, forward-thinking policy thinker/social activist who spent decades working to end child poverty. Marvyn was a true visionary and pioneer. His sudden… Continue reading In Memory of Marvyn Novick

Budget 2016: A historic step forward in Canada’s battle against child poverty

April 25, 2016

Campaign 2000 sees Budget 2016 as a historic step forward in Canada’s battle against child poverty. Investments targeting children and families in poverty lay the ground work to turn the tide against Canada’s child poverty epidemic which plagues nearly 1 in 5 children overall and over 40% of Indigenous children. Budget 2016 boosts incomes through… Continue reading Budget 2016: A historic step forward in Canada’s battle against child poverty

Speech from the Throne must Prioritize Children & Families in Poverty

December 4, 2015

End Child and Family Poverty in Canada will focus on how the Speech from the Throne addresses the urgent need for immediate action to eradicate child and family poverty in Canada. “We recognize the significant poverty reduction potential of the commitments from the new federal government and we are focused on how and when these… Continue reading Speech from the Throne must Prioritize Children & Families in Poverty

2015 National Report Card Release

November 24, 2015

The 2015 report card, entitled Let’s Do This: Let’s End Child Poverty for Good outlines the once in a generation opportunity before Canada to eradicate child and family poverty. With the federal government committed to collaboratively developing a national poverty reduction strategy, Canada must seize the opportunity to finally end the child poverty crisis for good. The… Continue reading 2015 National Report Card Release

Mapping Child Poverty: A Reality in Every Federal Riding

October 8, 2015

No riding in Canada is immune from child poverty, according to the latest research from Campaign 2000: End Child and Family Poverty in Canada. A striking new series of maps demonstrates that child and family poverty persists in every riding nation wide. With over 1.3 million children living in poverty in Canada, the issue affects… Continue reading Mapping Child Poverty: A Reality in Every Federal Riding

Campaign 2000 responds to Federal Budget 2015

April 22, 2015

Touted as family-friendly, the 2015 federal budget misses its target by providing costly tax cuts to the wealthy at the expense of the pressing needs of the majority of Canada’s children and families, including those in poverty. “This budget is out of step with the realities of the majority of families in Canada who struggle… Continue reading Campaign 2000 responds to Federal Budget 2015