Media Advisory - Release of 2016 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada

OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Campaign 2000 will release its annual national Report Card on Child and Family Poverty on Thursday, November 24th in a media conference taking place on Parliament Hill.

Date & Time: 

Thursday, November 24, 10:00 - 10:30am

Location:

The Charles Lynch Press Conference Room, Room 130-S, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Interview Opportunity:

English and French spokespeople participating & available for comment
Representatives of all parties have been invited to attend the release.



Speakers at the media conference:


Anita Khanna, National Coordinator, Campaign 2000


Marie Adele Davis, Executive Director, Canadian Paediatric Society


Rachel Gouin, Director Research and Public Policy, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada


A youth speaker



 

After decades of advocacy for children and families in poverty, the federal government plans to create a national anti-poverty plan. Expectations are high. It has been 27 years since the unanimous House of Commons resolution to end child poverty in Canada by 2000 and 8 years since the unanimous House of Commons resolution "to develop an immediate plan to end poverty for all in Canada."

The 2016 National report card, A Road Map to Eradicate Child and Family Poverty, provides the latest statistics on child and family poverty in Canada and clear recommendations for federal government action and leadership to end child and family poverty.

Campaign 2000's National Report Card is being released in coordination with  provincial report cards on child and family poverty including; Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.  National and provincial contacts are listed below. Reports will be available at www.campaign2000.ca on November 24th 2016.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

National Report Card Contacts:
Anita Khanna – National Coordinator, Campaign 2000, 416-595-9230 x250 or 416-788-3439 (cell), AnitaKH@familyservicetoronto.org
Liyu Guo – Program Assistant, Campaign 2000, 416-595-9230, ext. 244 or 416-624-1885 (cell), liyugu@familyservicetoronto.org

Provincial Report Card contacts:
British Columbia – First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition - Adrienne Montani, 604-709-6970
SaskatchewanMiguel Sanchez or Paul Gingrich, Social Policy Research Unit, University of Regina, 306-585-4848
ManitobaDonald Benham, Winnipeg Harvest, 204-982-3675 (landline) or 204-227-0756 (cell), donald.benham@winnipegharvest.org
OntarioJessica Mustachi, Ontario Campaign 2000, 416-595-9230, ext. 241, JessicaMu@familyservicetoronto.org
New BrunswickRandy Hatfield, Saint John Human Development Council, 506-645-1145, randy@sjhdc.ca
Nova ScotiaChristine Saulnier, CCPA N.S. Office, 902-240-0926
Prince Edward IslandMary Boyd, PEI Coalition for a Poverty Eradication Strategy, 902-892-9074 or 902-388-2693 (cell)

Campaign 2000 is a non-partisan, cross-Canada network of 120 national, provincial and community partner organizations committed to working to end child poverty in Canada. www.campaign2000.ca

SOURCE Campaign 2000


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