Campaign 2000 is active in leading and supporting advocacy campaigns to end child and family poverty.. We are non-partisan and lobby all parties at the federal, provincial and territorial levels for improved national child benefits, social housing, child care, good jobs, labour market supports, community services and other relevant policy areas.
Articles, Letters and Submissions
It provides some needed support for families hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has shown us how clearly public health cannot be separated from a healthy economy. It calls for an intersectional, feminist and green recovery as the way to rebuild a new thriving future state in which no one is left behind, but does it go far enough? Campaign 2000 reacts to several initiatives.
August 7, 2020 – 2021 Federal Pre-Budget Submission
Campaign 2000 submitted its priorities for the 2021 federal budget, with a focus on ending child and family poverty as central to a COVID-19 recovery plan.
July 10, 2020 – Ensuring an Inclusive and Equitable Covid-19 Pandemic Recovery Plan: Submission to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology regarding the Canadian Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Campaign 2000, along with members of the National and Ontario Steering Committees and organizations from coast to coast to coast, have provided recommendations on the federal government’s treatment of recipients of CERB who are living in low income and who have been deemed ineligible to receive the benefit.
June 6, 2020: Family Service Toronto and Campaign 2000 nation-wide release a joint statement denouncing all forms of anti-Black racism, colonialism and white supremacy. Read the full statement and recommendations.
British Columbia – First Call: Child And Youth Advocacy CoalitionAlberta – Edmonton Social Planning Council
Saskatchewan – University of Regina
Manitoba – Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
Ontario – Ontario Campaign 2000
New Brunswick – Human Development Council
Nova Scotia – CCPA office in Nova Scotia
Campaign 2000 has sent a letter to Federal Ministers of Finance and Families, Children and Social Development copying all provincial and territorial ministers responsible for income assistance and finance, recognizing the upcoming meeting of Canada’s Finance Ministers on December 20-21 is an important opportunity to advance much-needed and long-awaited progress on vital social programs.
End Child and Family Poverty in Canada will focus on how the Speech from the Throne addresses the urgent need for immediate action to eradicate child and family poverty in Canada.
May 5, 2015 – Seizing Opportunities to Reduce Child and Family Poverty
Campaign 2000, along with its diverse, cross-Canada partner organizations, is pleased that progressive policy proposals for families are back on the national agenda with several new federal-level policies aimed at low, modest and middle-income families announced over the past few weeks. Campaign 2000 has consistently called for an enhanced national child benefit and other vital policy changes in order to eradicate child and family poverty in Canada.
April 22, 2015 – Campaign 2000 responds to Federal Budget 2015
Media Release: Missing the Target: Children and Families in Poverty Left Out of Budget 2015 Touted as family-friendly, the 2015 federal budget misses its target by providing costly tax cuts to the wealthy at the expense of the pressing needs of the majority of Canada’s children and families, including those in poverty.
A Campaign 2000 open letter sent March 11 calls on each party to issue a national anti-poverty plan as part of the next federal election campaign. In February 2015, all parties voted in favour of Motion-534 on Eliminating Child Poverty, which calls on Government “to work in collaboration with the provinces, territories and First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to eradicate child poverty in Canada by developing a national poverty reduction plan.”
Campaign 2000’s Recent Pre-Budget Submission to the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Finance, August 2014
Canada’s 2014 Federal Budget has no clear strategies to address Canada’s 14.3% child poverty rate and is out of step with Canadian values of caring about our neighbours children.
Marking 25 Years since Canada’s House of Commons Unanimous Resolution to End Child Poverty in Canada
This year marks 25 years since the unanimous House of Commons resolution to end child poverty in Canada and five years after the entire House of Commons voted “to develop an immediate plan to end poverty for all in Canada. The year 2014 also marks the centennial anniversary of our host agency, Family Service Toronto, which is celebrating a century of providing vital community services in Toronto. The 2014 national report card highlights the compelling reasons why the federal government needs to take leadership and develop a national plan to end child and family poverty