In advance of the 30th year of the 1989 all-party commitment to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000, Campaign 2000 calls on the federal government to be more ambitious in its poverty reduction targets and timelines. The coalition commends the government on the first steps taken to reduce poverty but encourages bolder action to ensure Canadians do not have to wait another generation to see the end of child poverty.
Released on November 20th, National Child Day, the 2018 national report card “Bold Ambitions for Child Poverty Eradication in Canada,” provides a current snapshot of child and family poverty and demonstrates the need for a costed implementation plan to eradicate child poverty in this generation.
Ahead of the 2019 federal election, Campaign 2000 invites all parties to commit to the missing piece in Canada’s anti-poverty agenda: universal childcare. Without affordable, accessible, and quality childcare, parents cannot lift themselves and their children out of poverty.
Six Campaign 2000 provincial partners are also releasing their annual report cards on child and family poverty today – all are calling for bold action against poverty. Click on the following links to read and download the new report cards and other materials as they become available:
Media release in English and French
Infographics: report card overview, childcare and inequality
Ontario Child Poverty Infographics & Media Release, November 2018
Please click on the Media Release and five infographics listed below:
Ontario Campaign 2000 Media Release, Nov. 2018
Poverty Hurts Ontario
Other provincial reports and support materials
Prince Edward Island Report Card, November 2018
New Brunswick Report Card, November 2018
Manitoba Report Card in 2018 (forthcoming in December)
Saskatchewan Report Card, November 2018
Alberta Report Card, November 2018
British Columbia Report Card, November 2018