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

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

Join our public forum on June 12

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

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!