Campaign 2000 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 Campaign 2000 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

Toronto is Canada’s Child Poverty Capital

November 14, 2016

Toronto continues to be the child poverty capital of Canada: it has the highest rate of low-income children among large urban centres according to the Toronto Child and Poverty Report Divided City: Life in Canada’s Child Poverty Capital. The report was co-released Nov. 14 by Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Family Service Toronto (Ontario Campaign… Continue reading Toronto is Canada’s Child Poverty Capital

March for affordable housing on Nov. 18

Fight for our rights. Housing is a right. Canada end homlessness, Take action now! Build housing now.

October 27, 2016

Campaign 2000 is endorsing the National Housing Day of Action on Nov. 18 – an initiative of The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO). In 2015, an estimated 235,000 people experienced homelessness across Canada (with one in every seven shelter users being a child). Over 730,000 renter households spent more than 50% of their income on… Continue reading March for affordable housing on Nov. 18

Students are focus for Chew on This!

End child hunger. Poverty is the worst form of violence. What if you only had one apple a day?

October 14, 2016

Campaign 2000 staff will visit Toronto schools during the week of Oct. 17, 2016 to engage students and teachers in discussions on child poverty and the need for a national poverty reduction strategy for Canada. The visits coincide with this year’s “Chew on This!”  a national event led by the anti-poverty campaign Dignity for All… Continue reading Students are focus for Chew on This!

Ontario Campaign 2000 – 2015 Report Card

Let's do this. Let's end child poverty for good. Report card on child and family poverty in Ontario - 2015.

August 26, 2016

As children and youth prepare for back to school, families with low income face the anxiety of affording new school supplies and clothing on top of ongoing struggles to put food on the table and provide other necessities. Ontario Campaign 2000’s 2015 Report Card update, “Let’s Do This: Let’s End Child Poverty For Good -… Continue reading Ontario Campaign 2000 – 2015 Report Card

It’s unanimous!

July 20, 2016

Canada’s low-income families will keep the full Canada Child Benefit (CCB). All provinces and territories responded to our collective call for no clawbacks! They will support full CCB for families receiving income assistance. As a result of our hard work by all the Campaign 2000 partners and coalition members, we’re happy to announce that low-income… Continue reading It’s unanimous!

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