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Campaign 2000 releases new report cards on child and family poverty

November 21, 2008 — On the 19th anniversary of the all-party resolution by the House of Commons to end child poverty in Canada that was unanimously reached back on November 24, 1989, Campaign 2000 and its various provincial partners are drawing the public's attention to the current plight of low-income families with children through the release of our annual report cards

This year, along with our provincial partners, we released our new national Report Card for Canada, and report cards in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick. Nova Scotia released a factsheet on child and family poverty this year.

Family Security in Insecure Times

The Case for a Poverty Reduction Strategy for Canada

If you are concerned about the stubbornly high rate of child and family poverty in Canada and in various provinces across the country, you can join thousands of others and take an online action. Please take two minutes and go here to send an email message to our Prime Minister & Federal Opposition Leaders.

Growing Support for Poverty Reduction Strategies

In Canada and internationally, governments are using the Poverty Reduction Strategy approach to try and move children and families out of poverty. That means setting targets and timetables and looking for measurable results.

Why Poverty Reduction? Growing international and Canadian evidence shows government leadership is needed to develop and implement multi-year plans to reduce poverty that will bring our child and family poverty rates down and keep them down.

Support for this approach is growing across the country. Provincial governments in Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador are implementing poverty reduction strategies. Ontario and Nova Scotia are committed to consulting on the development of provincial strategies. The federal Liberal Party has announced bold targets for poverty reduction. Local communities are developing community strategies.

Links and sources
  Campaign 2000 and its partners released new Report Cards on child and family poverty, Campaign 2000, November 21, 2008
  Summoned To Stewardship: Make Poverty Reduction a Collective Legacy, Campaign 2000's policy paper on poverty reduction
  It Takes a Nation to Raise a Generation, Campaign 2000, November 26, 2008

Posted: November 23, 2008

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