MEDIA ADVISORY - Release of new report on Child and Family Poverty: Setting the Stage for a Poverty Free Canada

Friday, January 10, 2020 Lifestyle News
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TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2020 /CNW/ - It has been 30 years since the federal government unanimously voted to end child poverty by the year 2000. Campaign 2000 will release its annual National Report Card on Tuesday, on January 14, 2020.  The media release and full report will be available at www.campaign 2000.ca as of 7am. 

This year we report on how far we have come over those decades, change in rates of poverty since the announcement of the federal poverty reduction strategy, and feature new analysis on the impacts of the first full year of the Canada Child Benefit on family incomes, and much more.

The national report card is released in coordination with several provincial report cards from our partners in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia to Prince Edward Island. Winnipeg partners will release their provincial report card at the end of January and Ontario partners at the end of February.

Regional spokespeople will be available for comment, and in both official languages through the contacts listed below. Please visit www.campaign2000.ca for further details and more information.  

Provincial Report Card contacts:

British ColumbiaAdrienne Montani and Helesia Luke, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, (office) 604-709-6970; (cell) 604-858-0553; info@firstcallbc.org  Alberta -- Joel French, Public Interest Alberta, (office) 780-420-0471, (cell) 780-893-9379, communications@pialberta.org  SaskatchewanMiguel Sanchez, Social Policy Centre, University of Regina, 306-585-4848, Courtney.Stange@uregina.ca or Miguel.Sanchez@uregina.ca ManitobaSid Frankel, University of Manitoba, (cell) 204-295-3749, Sid.Frankel@umanitoba.ca

OntarioLeila Sarangi, Campaign 2000, (cell) 647-393-1097, leilasa@familyservicetoronto.org New BrunswickChelsea Driscoll, Saint John Human Development Council, 506-799-2317, chelsea@sjhdc.ca Nova ScotiaChristine Saulnier, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, NS Office, 902-240-0926, christine@policyalternatives.ca Prince Edward IslandMary Boyd, PEI Coalition for a Poverty Eradication Strategy, 902-892-9074 or (cell) 902-388-2693,  MaryBoyd@live.ca Northwest TerritoriesJanine Harvey, Economic Development, Ulukhaktok, (cell) 867-445-0391, janineroseo@hotmail.com

Campaign 2000 is a non-partisan, cross-Canada network of 120 national, provincial and community partner organizations committed to working to end child and family poverty that is hosted by Family Service Toronto. For all of Campaign 2000's report cards, visit http://www.campaign2000.ca.

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



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