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Media Advisory – Ontario Campaign 2000 to Release Report Card on Child and Family Poverty

Toronto, Feb. 2, 2012 – Ontario Campaign 2000 will launch its 2011 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty at a media conference at the Queen’s Park Media Studio, Monday, February 6 at 10am.

The 2011 report card, Poverty Reduction in an Age of Uncertainty and Change, highlights the importance of a strong poverty reduction strategy for Ontario’s social and economic wellbeing, particularly in the face of impending government cuts. The report includes recommendations for the Ontario government to help those severely impacted by growing inequality in the province.Speakers at the media conference include:

• Alizeh Hussain – Ontario Coordinator, Campaign 2000;
• Rita Oliver – Parent;
• Shaun Shepherd – VP External, University of Toronto Students’ Union.

Porte parole (French spokesperson) – located in Vanier, ON:

• Hélène Menard (613-746-0400 ext 201 or cell 613-601-1456)

The report will be available at http://www.campaign2000.ca/Ontario/reportcards.html on February 6.

Ontario Campaign 2000 is a non-partisan, cross-Ontario network of over 60 partner organizations committed to working to end child poverty in Ontario. http://www.campaign2000.ca/Ontario/

For further information:

Alizeh Hussain – Ontario Coordinator, Campaign 2000, 416-595-9230 Ext. 241
Liyu Guo – Program Assistant, Campaign 2000, 416-595-9230, ext. 244