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

Ontario C2000 – 2015 Report Card

Let's do this. Let's end child poverty for good. Ontarion Child and Family Poverty Report 2015

August 26, 2016

As children and youth prepare for back to school, families with low income face the anxiety of affording new school supplies and clothing on top of ongoing struggles to put food on the table and provide other necessities. Ontario Campaign 2000’s 2015 Report Card update, “Let’s Do This: Let’s End Child Poverty For Good” finds… Continue reading

Call for Parent Advisory Committee Volunteers

July 20, 2016

Have you experienced living in poverty? Are you a parent, or guardian? Are you interested in helping to end child and family poverty in Ontario? Ontario Campaign 2000 is creating a Parent Advisory Committee to help guide the Coalition in ending child and family poverty in the province and is looking for parent and/or guardian… Continue reading

Ontario Confirms No Clawback of Federal CCB for Families on Social Assistance

June 30, 2016

Ontario’s most vulnerable children will receive a gift from the province this Canada Day. Starting tomorrow, children and families in Ontario will see a significant boost in their incomes, as the provincial government confirmed that children who live in families on social assistance will receive the full benefit of the new Canada Child Benefit (CCB).… Continue reading