TORONTO, Nov. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Campaign 2000 will release its annual
Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Ottawa on Monday, November 26th.
Federal party leaders have been invited to be present at the press conference.
The 2007 report, entitled It Takes a Nation to Raise a Generation,
presents the latest statistics on child and family poverty, and
recommendations for all political parties. It will be released November 26,
10:00 a.m. Charles Lynch Press Conference Room (130S) on Parliament Hill to
mark the 18th anniversary of the unanimous House of Commons resolution to end
child poverty in Canada by 2000.
Speakers at the press conference:
Ann Decter, National Coordinator, Campaign 2000;
Emily Noble, President, Canadian Teachers Federation;
Dr. Adje van de Sande, School of Social Work, Carleton University
(porte parole francophone).
The report will be available at www.campaign2000.ca on November 26th.
Provincial report cards on child poverty are also being released on
November 26th in British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and a
fact sheet in Alberta.
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.
For further information:
For further information: Jacquie Maund, Ontario Coordinator, Campaign
2000, (416) 595-9230, Ext. 241; Ann Decter, National Coordinator, Campaign
2000, (416) 706-4686, (416) 595-9230, ext. 228; Provincial Report Card
contacts: B.C. - Michael Goldberg, First Call, (604) 222-2290; B.C. - Adrienne
Montani, First Call, (604) 875-3629; Alberta - Bill Moore-Kilgannon, Public
Interest Alberta, (780) 420-0471; Manitoba - Sid Frankel, Social Planning
Council of Winnipeg, (204) 474-9706; New Brunswick - Randy Hatfield, Human
Development Council, (506) 636-8540; Nova Scotia - Pauline Raven, Canadian
Centre for Policy Alternatives, (902) 542-3085