Campaign 2000 Recognizes the Power of our Volunteers

April 16, 2018

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, Campaign 2000 extends a special thanks to our vital and dedicated volunteers! Volunteers provide leadership, guidance and expertise to all of Campaign 2000’s activities. Our volunteers help power the anti-poverty movement in Canada by raising public awareness of poverty and its consequences and advocating for social justice from coast… Continue reading Campaign 2000 Recognizes the Power of our Volunteers

Budget 2018 Response

National Daycare for All

March 1, 2018

According to Campaign 2000, Budget 2018 makes inroads against poverty and inequality with boosts to Canadians’ incomes, but the gains for parents, women, workers and Indigenous people need to be poverty-proofed and paired with accessible public services in the upcoming Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS). We note that the absence of meaningful child care funding is… Continue reading Budget 2018 Response

Op Ed: #MeToo and Gender Budgeting

February 9, 2018

In a newly published Op Ed, Campaign 2000 and partners write about how sitting politicians’ responses to sexual misconduct allegations must move beyond shock and disgust. We call for them to use their power to take concrete action through gender responsive budgeting and investments in services for women, girls and LGTBTQ people in low income.… Continue reading Op Ed: #MeToo and Gender Budgeting

2017 Report Calls for Federal Leadership

2017 Report Card on child and Family Poverty. A Poverty-free Canada requires Federal Leadership

November 21, 2017

As Canada’s 150th year since confederation closes, the federal government must seize the opportunity to usher in a new poverty-free era, according to Campaign 2000’s 2017 report card on child and family poverty.  The new report calls for Canada’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy to outline a new social contract that responds to the needs of… Continue reading 2017 Report Calls for Federal Leadership

2017 Report Card Media Advisory

November 17, 2017

Campaign 2000 will release its annual national Report Card on Child and Family Poverty on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at a Joint Media Conference in Ottawa. Prior to the Ottawa media conference, Campaign 2000 will present its report card findings to MPs and Senators at a Breakfast event on Parliament Hill. The national report release… Continue reading 2017 Report Card Media Advisory

C2000 to release 2017 Report Cards

Poverty is the worst form of violence

November 15, 2017

Campaign 2000 will release its 2017 annual Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada on Tuesday November 21 in Ottawa. The report marks 28 years since the unanimous, all-party House of Commons’ Resolution to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000, and eight years since the House of Commons voted “to… Continue reading C2000 to release 2017 Report Cards

C2000 praises CCB indexing

October 25, 2017

Child poverty activists have welcomed the federal government’s decision to step up plans to increase Canada Child Benefit payments for lower- and middle-income Canadians in pace with the cost of living. “Indexation of the CCB has been a policy lever that Campaign 2000 has called for since Budget 2016,” said Anita Khanna, national co-ordinator of… Continue reading C2000 praises CCB indexing

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