Campaign 2000 and Its Regional Partners Release New 2013 Report Cards on Child and Family Poverty

Campaign 2000’s annual Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada was released on Tuesday, November 26th in Ottawa.  This year marks 24 years since the unanimous House of Commons’ resolution to end child poverty in Canada by 2000 and four years after the entire House of Commons voted “to develop an immediate plan to end poverty for all in Canada.”

The 2013 national report card, entitled Canada’s REAL Economic Action Plan Begins with Poverty Eradication highlights the compelling reasons why the federal government needs to take leadership.  It presents the latest statistics on child and family poverty and makes recommendations for all political parties. Federal party leaders have been invited to respond to the report card.

On the same day, several of Campaign 2000 regional partner organizations released their provincial report cards on child and family poverty as well, including Vancouver, BC, Edmonton and Calgary in Alberta, Toronto, Ontario, Saint John, New Brunswick, and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Please click on the following links for those report cards.

Join us and take e-action to send a message to our Prime Minister and all the federal party leaders today.  Click here to send a letter. (

Other newly-released resources have been made available to highlight the key issues.  Please click on the following to access them:


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