Response to the Poverty Reduction Strategy

August 22, 2018

Campaign 2000 welcomed the August 21 release of Opportunity for All: Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy but also expressed disappointment that the strategy’s long-term goal of reducing poverty by 50% by 2030 means another generation of children – approximately 600,000 – will grow up in poverty. The Campaign 2000 coalition will continue to call for… Continue reading Response to the Poverty Reduction Strategy

Child Poverty by Federal Ridings

Infographic: Child poverty in Canada knows no boundaries... our anti-poverty strategy, must reach every child

June 18, 2018

In the lead up to Canada’s first federal Poverty Reduction Strategy, Campaign 2000 reveals a disturbing picture of the magnitude of child poverty in every federal riding. The latest data paint a stark portrait of inequality in Canada with high- and low-income families living in close proximity while divided by wide social and economic gaps… Continue reading Child Poverty by Federal Ridings

Budget 2018 Response

National Daycare for All

March 1, 2018

According to Campaign 2000, Budget 2018 makes inroads against poverty and inequality with boosts to Canadians’ incomes, but the gains for parents, women, workers and Indigenous people need to be poverty-proofed and paired with accessible public services in the upcoming Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS). We note that the absence of meaningful child care funding is… Continue reading Budget 2018 Response

2017 Report Calls for Federal Leadership

2017 Report Card on child and Family Poverty. A Poverty-free Canada requires Federal Leadership

November 21, 2017

As Canada’s 150th year since confederation closes, the federal government must seize the opportunity to usher in a new poverty-free era, according to Campaign 2000’s 2017 report card on child and family poverty.  The new report calls for Canada’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy to outline a new social contract that responds to the needs of… Continue reading 2017 Report Calls for Federal Leadership

2017 Report Card Media Advisory

November 17, 2017

Campaign 2000 will release its annual national Report Card on Child and Family Poverty on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at a Joint Media Conference in Ottawa. Prior to the Ottawa media conference, Campaign 2000 will present its report card findings to MPs and Senators at a Breakfast event on Parliament Hill. The national report release… Continue reading 2017 Report Card Media Advisory

C2000 praises CCB indexing

October 25, 2017

Child poverty activists have welcomed the federal government’s decision to step up plans to increase Canada Child Benefit payments for lower- and middle-income Canadians in pace with the cost of living. “Indexation of the CCB has been a policy lever that Campaign 2000 has called for since Budget 2016,” said Anita Khanna, national co-ordinator of… Continue reading C2000 praises CCB indexing

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

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