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

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