Poverty hurts Children and Families: All Ontario Children Deserve a Strong Beginning

All Ontario Children Deserve a Strong beginning

November 20, 2018

Today on National Child Day, Ontario Campaign 2000 renews the call for ending child and family poverty to be a top priority for the Ontario government. There is no time to spare because the impact of poverty on children is the greatest, affecting both their physical and mental health. Although there was a slight 1.6%… Continue reading

OntC2000 Responds to Social Assistance Changes

August 1, 2018

Ontario Campaign 2000 is deeply troubled by the Ontario government’s announcements regarding the social assistance system. Yesterday’s announcements deepen the instability, uncertainly and poverty suffered by low-income families in Ontario. Citing ‘compassionate grounds’, government will roll back a planned 3% increase to social assistance rates to only 1.5%. Despite committing during the election campaign to… Continue reading

Ask your Candidates about Poverty this Election

May 24, 2018

Ontario Campaign 2000’s new infographics will help you pose questions to candidates at your doorstep and at townhalls. Share these infographics on social media to help you and your networks keep the heat up for party commitments to end poverty before the June 7th election! Click for shareable infographics for Facebook and Twitter on these… Continue reading

Check our 2018 Ontario Election Resource Kit

May 17, 2018

There are many ways you can get involved in the provincial election before it is time to vote on June 7, 2018 in Ontario. You can ask questions about poverty when candidates come to your front door, speak up at all-candidates debates, post questions on social media and submit an Op Ed to local media… Continue reading

Budget 2018 makes transformational child care investment

March 29, 2018

Budget 2018 makes important strides to fill gaps in services and affordability faced by low income children and families, according to Ontario Campaign 2000. The proposed budget will support low income families today and in the long term with game-changing investments in child care and expanded access to loans and grants for post-secondary education.  The… Continue reading

Ontario Pre-Budget 2018

February 13, 2018

Child and family poverty continues to be a serious problem in Ontario and it is imperative that the 2018 Ontario budget provide sufficient and sustainable funding in a variety of key areas to end poverty. The most recent Taxfiler data show 17.2% of children under the age of 18, and 18.8% of children under the… Continue reading

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

Ending Child & Family Poverty is Not Negotiable

2017 Report Card. Ending Child and Family Poverty is not negotiable

November 21, 2017

Ontario Campaign 2000 releases its 2017 annual Report on Child and Family Poverty on Tuesday November 21 at Queen’s Park in Toronto. Ending poverty for Ontario’s children and families must be a key platform for all political parties heading into next spring’s provincial election. The report calls on all parties to provide concrete poverty reduction… Continue reading

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

2017 Ontario Report Card Release

November 8, 2017

On Tuesday November 21, 2017, Ontario Campaign 2000 will release its 2017 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Ontario. The launch will happen in Toronto. Campaign 2000 national and partners in several provinces will also release their annual report cards on the same day. The national report card launch will take place in… Continue reading