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Introduction to Campaign 2000
What is Campaign 2000?
This House "seek(s) to achieve the goal of eliminating poverty among Canadian
children by the year 2000".
Campaign 2000 is a cross-Canada public education movement to build Canadian awareness and support for the 1989 all-party House of Commons resolution to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. Campaign 2000 began in 1991 out of concern about the lack of government progress in addressing child poverty. Campaign 2000 is non-partisan in urging all Canadian elected officials to keep their promise to Canada's children.
Who is involved with Campaign 2000?
Since its inception, Campaign 2000 has grown to become a vibrant network of national, regional and local partner organizations that actively work on child/family issues from diverse perspectives. There are over 90 national, community and provincial partners actively involved in the work of Campaign 2000. Hundreds of other groups across the country work on the issue of child poverty everyday, such as children's aid societies, faith organizations, community agencies, health organizations, school boards, and low-income people's groups. For a complete listing of all of our partners, please refer to the Campaign 2000 partners’ list Campaign 2000 partners' list.
What does Campaign 2000 do?
— Increase public awareness of the levels and consequences of child/family poverty by publishing research on the indicators of child poverty and developing public education resources.
— Campaign 2000 is involved in public and government consultations around the issue of child and family poverty and government policy. We also lobby all parties in both federal and provincial governments for improved social policies relating to the national child benefit, social housing, child care, labour market supports, community services and other relevant policy areas.
— Build on the deep public concern about this issue by engaging local communities to examine child poverty and children's well-being through presentations, displays, and forums and our publications.
— Advance doable public policy solutions and insist on federal and provincial leadership in income, services, housing, and labour market security for families and children with wide consultation from our partner base.
What Are Campaign 2000 Goals?
1. We must raise and protect the basic living standards of families in all regions of the country so that no child in Canada must ever live in poverty*.
2. We must improve the life chances of all children in Canada to fulfil their potential and nurture their talent, and to become responsible and contributing members of Canadian society.
3. We must ensure the availability of secure, affordable, and suitable housing as an inherent right of all children in Canada.
4. We must create, build and strengthen family support, child care and community-based resources to empower families to provide the best possible care for their children.
* Poverty is measured using Statistics Canada's Low Income Cut-Off Lines (LICOs).
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