TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Ontario Campaign 2000 will release its annual Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Ontario on Tuesday November 26th in Toronto. The 2013 report card, entitled Beyond Austerity: Investing in Ontario's Future, calls for renewed all-party commitment to the eradication of child and family poverty in the face of serious challenges for families in communities across the province. Policy recommendations are offered to all political parties to redress the persistence of child poverty in Ontario.
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. Ontario Campaign 2000's non-partisan coalition consists of over 70 partners from across the province working at the local level to address the realities of poverty in their communities. The coalition is united by our dedication to ending child poverty in Ontario and we research and publicize new, viable policy solutions to reduce and eradicate child poverty in the province through our annual report cards on child poverty which have been released annually for 15 years.
Media Conference Details:
Tuesday November 26, 2013
Queen's Park Media Studio
Speakers will include people with lived experience of poverty and advocates. A French spokesperson will be available for comment.
The report will be available on the day of release in English and French at www.campaign2000.ca.
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:
Anita Khanna -Ontario Coordinator, Campaign 2000, 416-595-9230 Ext. 241 or 416-788-3439 (cell)
Liyu Guo - Program Assistant, Campaign 2000, 416-595-9230, ext. 244 or 416-624-1885 (cell)