Child poverty is not inevitable, but that it is a result of choices
Find Campaign 2000's national report card on Child Poverty. They advocate that 1 in 5 Canadian children live in poverty, and that this is by design, rather than inevitability. The group profiles child poverty, programs that pull children and families out of povert and end intergenerational poverty, and makes recommendations on how to reduce poverty. See Campaign 2000's website for more details.
The 2015 report card, entitled Let’s Do This: Let’s End Child Poverty for Good outlines the once in ageneration opportunity before Canada to eradicate child and family poverty. With the federal government committed to collaboratively developing a national poverty reduction strategy, Canada must seize the opportunity to finally end the child poverty crisis for good.
The report card offers practical policy recommendations to all political parties to redress the persistence of child poverty in Canada. Campaign 2000 presents the latest statistics on child and family poverty and outlines how it impacts on multiple dimensions of children’s lives – including health, mental health, educational achievement and future employment opportunities.
Several Campaign 2000 partners’ are also releasing their provincial report cards on child and family poverty on November 24th, with media events planned in Vancouver, British Columbia; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Charlottetown, PEI.
Please click on the following links for all report cards: