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 to release 2017 Report Cards

Poverty is the worst form of violence

November 15, 2017

Campaign 2000 will release its 2017 annual Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada on Tuesday November 21 in Ottawa. The report marks 28 years since the unanimous, all-party House of Commons’ Resolution to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000, and eight years since the House of Commons voted “to… Continue reading C2000 to release 2017 Report Cards

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

Children are One Quarter of 4.8 million Canadians Living in Poverty

September 13, 2017

Statistics Canada released new income-related data on Sept. 13, 2017 from the 2016 Census. The new data show that 1.2 million Canadian children under 18 live in low-income households. Campaign 2000 is featured in a Canadian Press article about the release. For more information see the links below. Links to Statistics Canada Census data: Income… Continue reading Children are One Quarter of 4.8 million Canadians Living in Poverty

C2000 Releases 2018 Pre-Budget Submission

August 8, 2017

Campaign 200 has consistently stated that child poverty is not inevitable, but that it is a result of policy choices. Federal politicians pledged to end child poverty in 1989, 2009 and 2015 but poverty continues to deprive over 1.3 million children of their only childhood. After decades of calling for a federal anti-poverty plan to… Continue reading C2000 Releases 2018 Pre-Budget Submission

CPRS Consult Extended to August 31st

July 26, 2017

The Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultation period has been extended until August 31st.  If you haven’t already participated, visit http://esdc-consultations.canada.ca/poverty-reduction-strategy for online tools provided by the government. You can also directly email your submission to povertyreduction@canada.gc.ca. For more information on what needs to be done to eradicate poverty, check out Campaign 2000’s comprehensive action plan.… Continue reading CPRS Consult Extended to August 31st

Submissions from C2000 Public Forum

July 4, 2017

On Monday June 12, Campaign 2000 held a public forum entitled Shaping Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy. The event featured panelists from across Canada speaking on key issues which should be included within the national poverty reduction strategy. Participants at the event were also provided the opportunity to create their own group submissions that were… Continue reading Submissions from C2000 Public Forum

PRS Public Input Ends on June 30, 2017

June 16, 2017

The online consultations for the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy (CPRS) will close at the end of June 2017. To make a submission or participate in this process, please go to the Government of Canada website and make your voices heard. Family Service Toronto and Campaign 2000 welcome the government’s decision to launch the national public consultation… Continue reading PRS Public Input Ends on June 30, 2017

Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy

June 12, 2017

Today, Campaign 2000 releases its submission to the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy and convenes public forums in Winnipeg, Toronto and Charlottetown to discuss Canadians’ priorities for Canada’s first poverty reduction strategy and make urgent recommendations for change. Forum participants will connect via Skype and will insist the government’s strategy provides an effective plan to eradicate… Continue reading Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy