Media Advisory - Release of Canada's 2015 National Report Card on Child and Family Poverty

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Campaign 2000 will release its annual National Report Card on Child and Family Poverty on Tuesday, November 24th in Toronto.  This year marks 26 years since the unanimous House of Commons' resolution to end child poverty in Canada by 2000 and six years since the unanimous House of Commons resolution "to develop an immediate plan to end poverty for all in Canada". The report includes recommendations for federal government action, in collaboration with its provincial, territorial and First Nations counterparts.

The 2015 report, Let's Do This: Let's End Child Poverty for Good calls on the federal government to seize the opportunity to reduce and eventually eradicate child and family poverty in Canada.  Policy recommendations are offered to all political parties to redress the persistence of child poverty in Canada. 

Several of Campaign 2000's provincial partners will also release their 2015 report cards on November 24th. Both national and provincial media contacts are listed below.

The reports cards will be available at www.campaign2000.ca on November 24th 2015.

Campaign 2000 is a cross-Canada public education movement to build awareness and support for the 1989 all-party House of Commons' resolution to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. Campaign 2000 began in 1991 out of concern about the lack of government progress in addressing child poverty. Campaign 2000's non-partisan coalition consists of more than 120 partner organizations from across the country working at the local, provincial and/or national level to address the realities of poverty. The coalition is united by our dedication to ending child and family poverty in Canada. We propose viable policy solutions to reduce and eradicate child poverty in our annual report cards on child poverty which have been released annually since 1992.

SOURCE Campaign 2000

For further information: National Report Card contacts: Anita Khanna - National Coordinator, Campaign 2000, 416-595-9230 Ext. 250 or 416-788-3439 (cell); Liyu Guo - Program Assistant, Campaign 2000, 416-624-1885 (cell); Provincial Report Card contacts: British Columbia - First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition - Adrienne Montani 604-709-6962; Manitoba - Chris Albi, Winnipeg Harvest, 204-982-3584; Nova Scotia - Mary-Dan Johnston, CCPA N.S. Office, 902-412-5780 or marydan@policyalternatives.ca; Prince Edward Island - Mary Boyd, PEI Coalition for a Poverty Eradication Strategy & MacKillop Centre for Social Justice, 902-892-9074 or 902-388-2693 (cell)


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