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

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario Campaign 2000 will release its annual provincial Report Card on Child and Family Poverty on Thursday, November 24th in Toronto.



When:                                  

Thursday, November 24, 12:30pm-2:00pm (presentation at 1:15pm)

Where:                                

Queen's Park, Toronto, Rm 228/230 (Turning The Tide Against Poverty Event)

Photo Opportunity:        

Multi-faith event, with people at discussion tables

Interview Opportunity:    

English and French spokespeople available from 12:30pm-1pm and 1:30-2pm

MPPs:                                 

MPPs have been invited to the event

 

2016 marks the half-way point of the Ontario government's second Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS). It has been 27 years since the unanimous House of Commons' resolution to end child poverty in Canada by 2000.

The 2016 Ontario report card, entitled THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW: Ontario Children Can't Wait provides the latest statistics on child and family poverty in Ontario and clear recommendations for provincial government action to end child and family poverty. The report will be launched at the Turning The Tide Against Poverty Event (an event hosted by ISARC-Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition). Presentation will be at 1:15pm, interviews will be available between 12:30pm-1:00pm and 1:30pm-2:00pm.

Speakers at the press conference/event:  

  • Jessica Mustachi, Ontario Coordinator, Campaign 2000
  • Parent, with lived experience of poverty
  • Léonie Tchatat, Présidente et Directrice Générale, La Passerelle – I.D.É.Porte-parole français disponible
  • Heather McGregor, Chief Executive Officer YWCA Toronto 

Ontario Campaign 2000's Report Card is being released in coordination with the 2016 National Report Card and report cards from provinces across the country including; Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.  Ontario provincial and national contacts are listed below. Reports will be available at www.campaign2000.ca on November 24th 2016.

Porte-parole français disponible

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

For further information: Provincial Report Card Contact: Jessica Mustachi - Ontario Coordinator, Campaign 2000, 416-595-9230 x241, JessicaMu@familyservicetoronto.org; 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 x244 or 416-624-1885 (cell), liyugu@familyservicetoronto.org

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