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

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