Media Alert – Release of 2009 Ontario Report Card on Child Poverty

TORONTO, Nov. 20 – Ontario Campaign 2000 will release the 2009 Report Card on Child & Family Poverty in Ontario on Tuesday November 24th at the Queen’s Park Media Studio in Toronto.The report is being released on the 20th anniversary of the unanimous House of Commons resolution to end child poverty in Canada by 2000. A vigil to mark the anniversary will be held at 5.30pm outside the Ontario Legislature.

Titled “From Promise to Reality – Recession Proofing Ontario Families”, the report provides the latest statistics on child and family poverty in Ontario and recommendations for government action.

You are invited to —

A Campaign 2000 Media Conference on Tuesday November 24, 10:00am at Queen’s Park Media Studio

Speakers: – Jacquie Maund, Coordinator, Ontario Campaign 2000.
– Armine Yalnizyan, Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
– Shirwanda Nedd, Parent Activist with Campaign 2000

The national 2009 Report Card on Child & Family Poverty in Canada will be released in Ottawa on the same day. To download a copy of either report (in English and French) on November 24, please visit

Ontario Campaign 2000 is a non partisan coalition of 67 organizations across Ontario committed to ending child and family poverty in Canada.

For further information: Jacquie Maund, Ontario Coordinator, Campaign 2000, Tel. (416) 595-9230 x241; Jo-Anne Liburd, Communications, (416) 595-9230 x225

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