June 27, 2018
Campaign 2000’s latest report reveals a disturbing picture of the magnitude of child poverty in every federal riding. It is a stark portrait of inequality in Canada with high- and low-income families living in close proximity while divided by wide social and economic gaps that leave too many children hungry, sick and stressed beyond their years.
Troublingly, the federal ridings with the highest levels of child and family poverty are home to a higher proportion of Indigenous, racialized and immigrant communities and lone-parent led families.
Campaign 2000 believes that the presence of child and family poverty in every riding in Canada demands strong and decisive federal action through the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy. The report received widespread media coverage and responses from politicians. The Toronto Star printed a feature story and Editorial, while the Globe and Mail and CTV news provided national coverage on the issues and the solutions.
Read the full report: Campaign 2000 Riding by Riding Child Poverty Report.
Download and share the C2000 Infographic via social media.