Children are One Quarter of 4.8 million Canadians Living in Poverty

September 13, 2017

Statistics Canada released new income-related data on Sept. 13, 2017 from the 2016 Census. The new data show that 1.2 million Canadian children under 18 live in low-income households. Campaign 2000 is featured in a Canadian Press article about the release. For more information see the links below. Links to Statistics Canada Census data: Income… Continue reading Children are One Quarter of 4.8 million Canadians Living in Poverty

C2000 Releases 2018 Pre-Budget Submission

August 8, 2017

Campaign 200 has consistently stated that child poverty is not inevitable, but that it is a result of policy choices. Federal politicians pledged to end child poverty in 1989, 2009 and 2015 but poverty continues to deprive over 1.3 million children of their only childhood. After decades of calling for a federal anti-poverty plan to… Continue reading C2000 Releases 2018 Pre-Budget Submission

CPRS Consult Extended to August 31st

July 26, 2017

The Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultation period has been extended until August 31st.  If you haven’t already participated, visit http://esdc-consultations.canada.ca/poverty-reduction-strategy for online tools provided by the government. You can also directly email your submission to povertyreduction@canada.gc.ca. For more information on what needs to be done to eradicate poverty, check out Campaign 2000’s comprehensive action plan.… Continue reading CPRS Consult Extended to August 31st

Submissions from C2000 Public Forum

July 4, 2017

On Monday June 12, Campaign 2000 held a public forum entitled Shaping Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy. The event featured panelists from across Canada speaking on key issues which should be included within the national poverty reduction strategy. Participants at the event were also provided the opportunity to create their own group submissions that were… Continue reading Submissions from C2000 Public Forum

PRS Public Input Ends on June 30, 2017

June 16, 2017

The online consultations for the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy (CPRS) will close at the end of June 2017. To make a submission or participate in this process, please go to the Government of Canada website and make your voices heard. Family Service Toronto and Campaign 2000 welcome the government’s decision to launch the national public consultation… Continue reading PRS Public Input Ends on June 30, 2017

Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy

June 12, 2017

Today, Campaign 2000 releases its submission to the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy and convenes public forums in Winnipeg, Toronto and Charlottetown to discuss Canadians’ priorities for Canada’s first poverty reduction strategy and make urgent recommendations for change. Forum participants will connect via Skype and will insist the government’s strategy provides an effective plan to eradicate… Continue reading Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy

Forums Call for Action against Poverty

Poverty is the worst form of violence. End hunger now.

June 9, 2017

This Monday, June 12, public forums in Winnipeg, Toronto and Charlottetown will connect people across Canada to discuss their priorities for the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy (CPRS). With 4.9 million Canadians in poverty and government consulting for the strategy until June 30, Campaign 2000’s forums will focus on the dire need for federal action on… Continue reading Forums Call for Action against Poverty

C2000 contributes its expertise on measuring poverty in Canada

May 15, 2017

In April and May, Campaign 2000 steering committee members completed a brief paper focused on measuring poverty. Agreement on how to accurately measure poverty is central to the CPRS’ success and the credibility of targets and timelines. With no official income poverty line, debates about the rate and prevalence of poverty are too common in… Continue reading C2000 contributes its expertise on measuring poverty in Canada

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How cand the Canada poverty reduction strategy end poverty?

May 9, 2017

Campaign 2000’s Public Forums: Shaping Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) Campaign 2000 and partners have called for a federal anti-poverty strategy for decades. Now, the federal government is in the process of developing a federal Poverty Reduction Strategy but the public consultation phase will end June 30. To ensure community voices are heard within… Continue reading Join our public forum on June 12

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