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

The Results are In: How will the Parties address Child Poverty?

June 4, 2018

In early May, Ontario Campaign 2000 sent an #OntarioElection2018 questionnaire on child and family poverty to all Ontario parties. The Green Party, Liberal Party and NDP all responded. The Ontario PC party did not respond. We asked the parties to outline their plan to address urgent issues that matter to low income families and to building… 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

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

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