Campaign 2000 Pre-Budget Submission

August 9, 2018

On August 3, Campaign 2000 submitted its priorities for the 2019 federal budget. According to the submission, eradicating poverty, to ensure every person in Canada the opportunity to succeed and live in dignity, is the right thing to do for children and for all of us. Right now, 4.8 million Canadians suffer the indignity, hunger,… Continue reading Campaign 2000 Pre-Budget Submission

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

Campaign 2000 Recognizes Volunteers

April 16, 2018

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, Campaign 2000 extends a special thanks to our vital and dedicated volunteers! Volunteers provide leadership, guidance and expertise to all of Campaign 2000’s activities. Our volunteers help power the anti-poverty movement in Canada by raising public awareness of poverty and its consequences and advocating for social justice from coast… Continue reading Campaign 2000 Recognizes Volunteers

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

Op Ed: #MeToo and Gender Budgeting

February 9, 2018

In a newly published Op Ed, Campaign 2000 and partners write about how sitting politicians’ responses to sexual misconduct allegations must move beyond shock and disgust. We call for them to use their power to take concrete action through gender responsive budgeting and investments in services for women, girls and LGTBTQ people in low income.… Continue reading Op Ed: #MeToo and Gender Budgeting

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