OTTAWA, Nov. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Campaign 2000 will release its annual national Report Card on Child and Family Poverty on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. The media release, full report and infographics will be available at www.campaign2000.ca as of 12:01 AM.
The 2018 report card is the first issued since the release of Canada's first Poverty Reduction Strategy. It marks 29 years since the unanimous House of Commons resolutions to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000 and 9 years since the commitment to issue an anti-poverty plan for all.
The national report card is released in coordination with several provincial report cards from our partners in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
The national report card will be available in English and French. Spokespeople will be available for comment in both official languages through the contacts listed below.
Please visit www.campaign2000.ca for more information.
Family Service Toronto coordinates Campaign 2000 - a non-partisan, cross-Canada network of 120 national, provincial and community partner organizations working to end child and family poverty in Canada. www.campaign2000.ca
SOURCE Campaign 2000
For further information: National Report Card Contacts: Anita Khanna - National Coordinator, Campaign 2000, 416-788-3439 (cell), [email protected]; Liyu Guo - Campaign 2000, 416-624-1885 (cell) or 416-595-9230, ext. 244 (office), [email protected]; Porte-parole français disponible Rachel Gouin: 613-791-0361 (cell); Provincial Report Card contacts: British Columbia - Adrienne Montani, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, 604-709-6970; [email protected]; Alberta -- Joel French, Public Interest Alberta, 780-420-0471 (office), 780-893-9379 (cell), [email protected]; Saskatchewan - Miguel Sanchez, Social Policy Research Unit, University of Regina, 306-585-4848; Manitoba - Sid Frankel, University of Manitoba, 204-295-3749 (cell), [email protected]; Ontario - Fatima Altaf, Ontario Campaign 2000, 416-595-9230, ext. 241, [email protected]; New Brunswick - Randy Hatfield, Saint John Human Development Council, 506-645-1145, [email protected]; Prince Edward Island - Mary Boyd, PEI Coalition for a Poverty Eradication Strategy, 902-892-9074 or 902-388-2693 (cell)