Report Card 2017 Media Advisory

November 17, 2017

Ontario Campaign 2000 will release its annual provincial Report Card on Child and Family Poverty on Tuesday November 21, 2017, in Toronto. The report Ending Child and Family Poverty Is Not Negotiable: Building Stronger Foundations for Ontario Families, will be launched at a press conference at Queen’s Park, Media Studio at 1pm. Campaign 2000 national… Continue reading

Forums Call for Action against Poverty

Poverty is the worst form of violence. End hunger now.

June 9, 2017

This Monday, June 12, public forums in Winnipeg, Toronto and Charlottetown will connect people across Canada to discuss their priorities for the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy (CPRS). With 4.9 million Canadians in poverty and government consulting for the strategy until June 30, Campaign 2000’s forums will focus on the dire need for federal action on… Continue reading

Response to Ontario Budget 2017

May 3, 2017

Ontario Campaign 2000 acknowledges important policy changes and investments in the 2017 Ontario budget and calls on the provincial government to continue bringing relief to the 326,550 families in low income who need more significant investments in social assistance rates, social housing and workplace reform. In balancing the budget the government must now make bold… Continue reading

The time to act is now!

The time to act is now. Ontario children can't wait. 2016 Report card on Child and Family Poverty in Ontario

November 24, 2016

Ontario Campaign 2000 releases its 2016 annual Report Card on Child and Family Poverty on Thursday, November 24 at Queen’s Park, Toronto.  2016 marks the half-way point in Ontario’s second Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS). While small steps have been taken to address child and family poverty in the province, greater action is needed to achieve… Continue reading

Report Card 2016 Media Advisory

November 23, 2016

Ontario Campaign 2000 will release its annual provincial Report Card on Child and Family Poverty on Thursday, November 24 in Toronto. The report, THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW: Ontario Children Can’t Wait, will be launched at the Turning The Tide Against Poverty Event (an event hosted by ISARC-Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition). Presentation will be… Continue reading

Campaign 2000 Responds to Ontario Budget 2016

February 26, 2016

Toronto – Ontario’s 2016 Budget signals some renewed attention on poverty reduction for children and families with investments and proposed policies in the areas of housing, social assistance and post-secondary education. Long-term, dedicated investments are now needed to help families keep up with the skyrocketing costs of living and to wipe out child and family… Continue reading

Campaign 2000 Responds to Ontario Budget 2015

April 24, 2015

Toronto – Ontario’s 2015 Budget lacks significant investments in the social infrastructure required to reduce child and family poverty in the province. Budget 2015 states an intention to build on the province’s commitments to poverty reduction but falls short of making the investments in income supports, childcare, housing and extended health benefits that will improve… Continue reading

Campaign 2000 Responds to Ontario Budget 2014 

July 14, 2014

On July 14th, the Ontario government re-introduced Budget 2014. Find Ontario Campaign 2000’s analysis in our media release.

Campaign 2000 Responds to Ontario Budget 2013

May 2, 2013

Toronto – The 2013 Ontario budget makes strong steps forward in some areas but does not fully increase the Ontario Child Benefit, the cornerstone of Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy. At the same time, the budget starts the process of social assistance reform. Further action is still required in other areas that will reduce child poverty in… Continue reading