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 eliminate child poverty and poverty in Canada, we are encouraged by the government’s development of Canada’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy (CPRS). The articulation of definitive poverty reduction targets and clear timelines for their achievement will be crucial to the CPRS’ success. Read our recommendations in the Submission to the 2018 Federal Pre-budget Deliberations.