Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act

Fight for $15

August 3, 2017

Ontario Campaign 2000 is encouraged that the Ontario government has introduced Bill 148, Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act to update the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and Employment Standards Act (ESA). The changes within the bill will have a large impact on low income families in the province of Ontario and particularly impact some of the… Continue reading

PRS Public Input Ends on June 30, 2017

June 16, 2017

The online consultations for the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy (CPRS) will close at the end of June 2017. To make a submission or participate in this process, please go to the Government of Canada website and make your voices heard. Family Service Toronto and Campaign 2000 welcome the government’s decision to launch the national public consultation… 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

Minimum wage rising to $15

Fight for $15 and fairness

May 30, 2017

After many years of dedicated work by community members and organizations, including $15 and Fairness and Workers Action Centre, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that the Ontario government will make significant changes to Ontario workplaces including: Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by January 1, 2019 Mandating equal pay for equal work for… Continue reading

Urgent Action: Support #15andFairness

Take 15 minutes ofr $15 and Fairness. Call your MPP today. 15andFairness.org

May 16, 2017

This week, Members of Provincial Parliament are making key decisions about the future of decent work in Ontario. We must contact our MPPs to show support for decent work that works for families and brings all Ontarians out of poverty. Significant changes to labour laws can reduce poverty in Ontario. Tell your MPP you support… Continue reading

Join C2000 public forum on June 12

May 9, 2017

Campaign 2000’s Public Forums: Shaping Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) Campaign 2000 and partners have called for a federal anti-poverty strategy for decades. Now, the federal government is in the process of developing a federal Poverty Reduction Strategy but the public consultation phase will end June 30. To ensure community voices are heard within… 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

Ontario 2016 Report Card Release

November 18, 2016

On November 24, 2016, Ontario Campaign 2000 will release its 2016 Annual Report Card on Child and Family poverty in Ontario at an event in Queen’s Park, Toronto. On the same day, several provinces and the national Campaign 2000 office will also release their annual report cards.  The national report card release will take place… Continue reading