Media Advisory – Campaign 2000 to Release Report Card on Child Poverty in Canada – 2007 Report comes out November 26 in Ottawa

TORONTO, Nov. 22 – Campaign 2000 will release its annual Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Ottawa on Monday, November 26th. Federal party leaders have been invited to be present at the press conference.

The 2007 report, entitled It Takes a Nation to Raise a Generation, presents the latest statistics on child and family poverty, and recommendations for all political parties. It will be released November 26, 10:00 a.m. Charles Lynch Press Conference Room (130S) on Parliament Hill to mark the 18th anniversary of the unanimous House of Commons resolution to end child poverty in Canada by 2000. Speakers at the press conference:

Ann Decter, National Coordinator, Campaign 2000;
Emily Noble, President, Canadian Teachers Federation;
Dr. Adje van de Sande, School of Social Work, Carleton University
(porte parole francophone).

The report will be available at on November 26th. Provincial report cards on child poverty are also being released on November 26th in British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and a fact sheet in Alberta.

Campaign 2000 is a non-partisan, cross-Canada network of 120 national, provincial and community partner organizations committed to working to end child poverty in Canada.

For further information: Jacquie Maund, Ontario Coordinator, Campaign 2000, (416) 595-9230, Ext. 241; Ann Decter, National Coordinator, Campaign 2000, (416) 706-4686, (416) 595-9230, ext. 228; Provincial Report Card contacts: B.C. – Michael Goldberg, First Call, (604) 222-2290; B.C. – Adrienne Montani, First Call, (604) 875-3629; Alberta – Bill Moore-Kilgannon, Public Interest Alberta, (780) 420-0471; Manitoba – Sid Frankel, Social Planning Council of Winnipeg, (204) 474-9706; New Brunswick – Randy Hatfield, Human Development Council, (506) 636-8540; Nova Scotia – Pauline Raven, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, (902) 542-3085

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