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.

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

Ontario 2017 Pre-Budget Consultation

Ministry of Finance

February 8, 2017

On Tuesday, February 7, Ontario Campaign 2000 presented its recommendations at the Ontario 2017 pre-budget consultation held in Markham Ontario. The 2017 Ontario budget is an important opportunity for the province to provide sufficient and sustainable funding to a variety of key areas to end poverty in the province. Child and family poverty continues to… 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

Toronto: Canada’s child poverty capital

November 14, 2016

Toronto continues to be the child poverty capital of Canada: it has the highest rate of low-income children among large urban centres according to the Toronto Child and Poverty Report Divided City: Life in Canada’s Child Poverty Capital. The report was co-released Nov. 14 by Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Family Service Toronto (Ontario Campaign… Continue reading

March for affordable housing on Nov. 18

Respect our rights - Housing is a right. A solution is within our reach. Barrier free housing now.

October 27, 2016

Campaign 2000 is endorsing the National Housing Day of Action on Nov. 18 – an initiative of The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO). In 2015, an estimated 235,000 people experienced homelessness across Canada (with one in every seven shelter users being a child). Over 730,000 renter households spent more than 50% of their income on… Continue reading