Dangerous double standard in treatment of pandemic benefit programs, warn anti-poverty advocates

December 12, 2022

The Auditor General’s report released last week on COVID-19 benefits is a cause for concern say anti-poverty advocates.  The report, which calls for a more vigorous post-payment verification and repayment process for individuals, will drive more people into deeper poverty while it lets corporations who benefitted from the pandemic off the hook. Data show that… Continue reading Dangerous double standard in treatment of pandemic benefit programs, warn anti-poverty advocates

Campaign 2000 submits federal pre-Budget 2023 recommendations

October 12, 2022

Campaign 2000 has submitted a set of budget recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance in advance of the release of Budget 2023.  We call for significant investments into equity, income security, decent work, childcare, housing, pharmacare and more to get us on track for an inclusive recovery and to end poverty. … Continue reading Campaign 2000 submits federal pre-Budget 2023 recommendations

Mothers with multiple children most affected by punitive CERB clawbacks

July 20, 2022

TORONTO – This week the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will be notifying tax filers of how much they will receive in refundable tax credits, such as the Canada Child Benefit (CCB). Many families who have received pandemic benefits in the past will surprised to learn of further reductions in upcoming credits.  Campaign 2000 has been… Continue reading Mothers with multiple children most affected by punitive CERB clawbacks

Hiring: Social Action Coordinator

March 29, 2022

Social Action Coordinator, Campaign 2000 We are looking for a Social Action Coordinator to support and provide leadership on all aspects of of Ontario Campaign 2000. POSITION DETAILS   Position: Coordinator  Program: Social Action  Contract: Permanent, full-time; 35 hours per week  Location: 128A Sterling Rd or from a safe home-based office as required  Salary: $55,574- $68,450 Grade 8 BU  Application… Continue reading Hiring: Social Action Coordinator

FINA Pre-Budget Consultation Presentation

February 10, 2022

On Monday, February 7th Campaign 2000 National Director, Leila Sarangi, appeared at the finance committee to highlight several recommendations that we’ve made in our 2022 Budget Submission and child poverty report card, as well as to highlight the recent crisis of low-income seniors who have had their GIS clawed back and are suffering – unable… Continue reading FINA Pre-Budget Consultation Presentation

Emergency payment needed to support seniors who lost GIS due to CERB

CERB Amnesty

January 21, 2022

Read the letter to Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera below highlighting the consequences GIS clawbacks have had on seniors and the urgency of moving the repayment date up. Dear Minister, We write today first to congratulate you on your appointment as Minister of Seniors. We also wish to applaud your government’s important decision to exclude… Continue reading Emergency payment needed to support seniors who lost GIS due to CERB

Campaign 2000 Reacts to Federal Fiscal Update

December 15, 2021

National anti-poverty coalition reacts to 2021 federal fiscal update – precedence set for a full CERB Amnesty Toronto – Since June 2020, national anti-poverty coalition Campaign 2000 has been sounding the alarm about the negative consequences the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) has been having for people living on low incomes. Yesterday’s fiscal update promises… Continue reading Campaign 2000 Reacts to Federal Fiscal Update

CERB Amnesty Open Letter

December 14, 2021

Ahead of the federal fiscal update and passing of Bill C-2, An Act to provide further support in response to COVID-19, Campaign 2000 sent an open letter to all Members of Parliament recommending that the federal government continue income benefits for individuals and ensure that past emergency benefit programs are not penalizing people who have low… Continue reading CERB Amnesty Open Letter

No One Left Behind Webinar and Discussion

Dec 1, 2021 webinar: what does a just and equitable recovery look like

November 29, 2021

Join Campaign 2000 for this discussion Wednesday, December 1st, 2021, at 1 PM – 2:30 PM ET / 10 AM – 11:30 AM PT. Speakers will be announced shortly – check the event page regularly for updates! Register today on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/no-one-left-behind-strategies-for-an-inclusive-recovery-webinar-tickets-209300372047 What does a just and equitable pandemic recovery look like for low-income communities across Canada? The… Continue reading No One Left Behind Webinar and Discussion

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