No One Left Behind: Strategies for an Inclusive Recovery

November 24, 2021

Campaign 2000 releases its annual report card on child and family poverty, No One Left Behind: Strategies for an Inclusive Recovery. The report shows data that suggest poverty reduction has declined and in some parts of Canada, poverty has increased. Using the latest data available (from 2019) this report paints a stark picture of income,… Continue reading No One Left Behind: Strategies for an Inclusive Recovery

Cross-Canada Support for CERB Repayment Amnesty

June 11, 2021

People across Canada are supportive of a broad repayment amnesty for anyone living on low incomes, according to a Campaign 2000 petition presented to the House of Commons today. The petition, signed by people living in nearly every jurisdiction in the country, called on the government to implement a repayment amnesty for all people who… Continue reading Cross-Canada Support for CERB Repayment Amnesty

Yukon, Saskatchewan, French Nat’l Report Cards Released

March 26, 2021

Today campaign partners in Saskatchewan and Yukon release new reports on child and family poverty. This is the first ever Campaign 2000-affiliated child poverty report released in the Yukon – thank you and congratulations to the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition.  The Yukon report found that in 2018, 10.9% of Yukoners were considered low income, but Yukoners… Continue reading Yukon, Saskatchewan, French Nat’l Report Cards Released

C2000 asks for CERB repayment amnesty for low-income families

December 22, 2020

Campaign 2000 calls on all federal leaders to take a stand in support of all low income people in Canada who have faced economic hardship before and during the pandemic by supporting a broad repayment amnesty for those who received the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) but were later deemed ineligible. “The federal government’s roll… Continue reading C2000 asks for CERB repayment amnesty for low-income families

Is Progress on Ending Child Poverty Stalling?

Beyond the Pandemic: Rising Up for a Canada Free of Poverty

December 9, 2020

Today, Campaign 2000 releases its annual report on child and family poverty, Beyond the Pandemic: Rising Up for a Canada Free of Poverty. New findings show that prior to the pandemic, over 1,330,000 children in Canada lived in poverty, and the child poverty rate declined less than half a percentage point between 2017-2018 from 18.6% to… Continue reading Is Progress on Ending Child Poverty Stalling?

Fiscal update leaves some vulnerable families behind

December 1, 2020

TORONTO – The federal fall economic statement released yesterday provides some needed support for families hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. It recognizes a myriad of ways in which vulnerable groups have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and subsequent emergency responses, which has shown us how clearly public health cannot be separated from a healthy… Continue reading Fiscal update leaves some vulnerable families behind

More action required for children

May 5, 2020

Campaign 2000: End child and family poverty in Canada, along with over 250  groups and individuals across the country sent a letter today calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal COVID Cabinet Committee to ensure children living in poverty from marginalized communities are central to the pandemic response and recovery plan.  Written by… Continue reading More action required for children

C2000 Manitoba releases report

Broken Promises, Stolen Futures

April 8, 2020

Today Campaign 2000 partners in Manitoba release their annual report card on the state of child and family poverty, Broken Promise Stolen Futures: Child and Family Poverty in Manitoba, where 1 out of every 6 children living in a two-parent family live in poverty, and 1 out of every 1.6 children living in a single… Continue reading C2000 Manitoba releases report

Minister speaks at C2000 conference

March 6, 2020

Today, Honourable Minister Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development, attended the C2000 National Strategy Conference to share some words about his work on housing, the Canada Child Benefit, intergovernmental collaboration, and other poverty reduction initiatives. Minister Hussen fielded questions on a range of issues including the Multilateral Early Learning and Childcare Framework,… Continue reading Minister speaks at C2000 conference

Campaign 2000’s New National Report Card on Child and Family Poverty Sets the Stage for a Poverty-Free Canada

January 14, 2020

In 1989, all federally represented parties voted unanimously in the House of Commons to end child poverty by the year 2000.  After the passing of this resolution, rates of child poverty continued to rise before they decreased.  Thirty years later, there are over 1.35 million children living in poverty with their families in Canada today… Continue reading Campaign 2000’s New National Report Card on Child and Family Poverty Sets the Stage for a Poverty-Free Canada