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

Two Actions to Take Now to Support a CERB Amnesty

April 6, 2021

Campaign 2000 and partners have been calling for a Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) repayment amnesty for anyone living below or near the Low Income Measure, and the call is gaining traction. With tax time upon us and the federal budget looming, it’s time to make sure this issue is front and centre. One year… Continue reading Two Actions to Take Now to Support a CERB 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

Federal Budget Consultations 2021

February 18, 2021

We are at a crossroads.  Effectiveness of the national poverty reduction strategy has stalled. Between 2015 and 2017 we experienced a 9.7 % decrease in the child poverty rate (Census Family Low Income Measure, After Tax); but progress had not continued.  By 2018 and there was deterioration in the child poverty rate in many provinces… Continue reading Federal Budget Consultations 2021

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

C2000’s 6 Principles to Guide Basic Income Design

September 16, 2020

The concept of Basic Income is front and centre once again in policy and advocacy circles, and interest in BI is gaining across the country. While critics and proponents of Basic Income alike discuss program design and financing options, few have spoken about principles that should guide the design of a Basic Income. If anti-poverty… Continue reading C2000’s 6 Principles to Guide Basic Income Design

2021 Pre-Budget Submission

August 11, 2020

On August 7, Campaign 2000 submitted its priorities for the 2021 federal budget, with a focus on a COVID recovery plan.  The submission states that experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic have laid bare inequities, are amplifying inequality and bringing to light the inadequacies of our social and economic infrastructure to support families in crisis. The… Continue reading 2021 Pre-Budget Submission

Groups call for CERB repayment amnesty

July 22, 2020

Campaign 2000, along with members of the National and Ontario Steering Committees and organizations from coast to coast to coast, calls for repayment amnesty for recipients of CERB living in low income. In order to avoid pushing people living in low income further into debt and further away from the tax system through which crucial… Continue reading Groups call for CERB repayment amnesty