Media Advisory – Release of 2017 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada

OTTAWA, Nov. 17, 2017  – Campaign 2000 will release its annual national Report Card on Child and Family Poverty on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at a Joint Media Conference in Ottawa.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, November 21, 10:00 to 10:30 am


The Charles Lynch Press Conference Room, Room 130-S, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Interview Opportunity:

English and French spokespeople participating & available for comment

Representatives of all parties have been invited to attend the release

Speakers at the media conference:

Anita Khanna, National Coordinator, Campaign 2000

Joe Gunn, Executive Director, Citizens for Public Justice

Linda Woods, Project Lead, Bread Not Stones of the United Church of Canada

A youth speaker

The 2017 report card marks 28 years since the unanimous House of Commons resolutions to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000 and eight years since the House voted “to develop an immediate plan to end poverty for all in Canada“. The national report release is coordinated with several Campaign 2000 partners releasing provincial report cards in British ColumbiaSaskatchewanManitobaOntarioNova ScotiaNew Brunswick, and Prince Edward IslandAlberta will be releasing its provincial report card shortly after Nov. 21.

Prior to the Ottawa media conference, Campaign 2000 will present its report card findings to MPs and Senators at a Breakfast event on Parliament Hill. The event is hosted by the All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus and has been planned in partnership with Bread Not Stones of the United Church of Canada and Citizens for Public Justice. The event, Taking Action to End Child & Family Poverty, will mark the UN’s Universal Children’s Day with a panel and discussion. All report cards will be available at on November 21, 2017.

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 that is hosted by Family Service Toronto.

For further information: National Report Card Contacts: Anita Khanna – National Coordinator, Campaign 2000, 416-788-3439 (cell), [email protected]; Liyu Guo – Campaign 2000, 416-624-1885 (cell) or 416-595-9230, ext. 244 (office), [email protected]; Porte-parole français disponible: Hélène C. Ménard: Office: 613-746-0400, ext. 204, [email protected]; Provincial Report Card contacts: British Columbia – First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition – Adrienne Montani, 604-709-6970; [email protected]; Saskatchewan – Miguel Sanchez, Social Policy Research Unit, University of Regina, 306-585-4848; Manitoba – Sid Frankel, c/o Sheldon Appelle, Winnipeg Harvest, 204-982-3584 (landline) or 204-229-9660 (cell), [email protected]; Ontario – Jessica Mustachi, Ontario Campaign 2000, 416-595-9230, ext. 241, [email protected]; New Brunswick – Randy Hatfield, Saint John Human Development Council, 506-645-1145, [email protected]; Nova Scotia – Christine Saulnier, CCPA Nova Scotia Office, 902-240-0926, [email protected]; Prince Edward Island – Mary Boyd, PEI Coalition for a Poverty Eradication Strategy, 902-892-9074 or 902-388-2693 (cell)


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