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

Child Poverty: Political Party Responses to Campaign 2000

October 2019 - Vote for Children. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - 17 October

October 17, 2019

Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and in four days, polls will open for Canada’s 43rd federal election. This year also marks 30 years since each federal party represented in the House of Commons committed to ending child poverty by the year 2000. There is no better time than the October… Continue reading Child Poverty: Political Party Responses to Campaign 2000

New Report: Child Poverty by Federal Riding

October 7, 2019

In the lead up to the federal election, Campaign 2000 has mapped the prevalence of child poverty by federal riding from coast to coast to coast.  The interactive map, produced in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and this corresponding report is the second update to the initial 2015 report.  Using the most… Continue reading New Report: Child Poverty by Federal Riding

Child and Family Poverty priorities for Election 2019

A group of children with a white board above them and the following text: October 2019 Vote for our future

September 26, 2019

As voters head to the polls this fall, Campaign 2000 wants to ensure that ending child and family poverty is responded to as a key issue by all parties.  Today our National Steering Committee sent an open letter to the leaders of each registered federal party leader on behalf of our 120+ partners.  We asked… Continue reading Child and Family Poverty priorities for Election 2019

Government Urged to Step Up Poverty Legislation in Open Letter

Poverty is the worst form of violence

February 20, 2019

Campaign 2000 and partners at the Dignity for All Campaign have sent an open letter to Minister Jean-Yves Duclos with recommendations to strengthen Bill C-87, An Act respecting the reduction of poverty. This is in anticipation of the federal government’s legislation of Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy (CPRS). Read our Media Release for more details.  To download… Continue reading Government Urged to Step Up Poverty Legislation in Open Letter

2018 Report Cards on Child and Family Poverty

2018 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty. Bold ambitions for child and family poverty eradication

November 20, 2018

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… Continue reading 2018 Report Cards on Child and Family Poverty

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