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June 12, 2017

Public forums in Toronto, Winnipeg and Charlottetown tonight will focus on priorities for Canada’s first poverty reduction strategy and urgent recommendations for change.

The forums follow today’s release of Campaign 2000’s submission to the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy. Campaign 2000 – a non-partisan coalition of 120 groups and individuals co-ordinated by Family Service Toronto – has called for a federal anti-poverty strategy for decades and is convening tonight’s event.

Forum participants will connect via Skype and will insist the government’s strategy provides an effective plan to eradicate the number of Canadians – nearly five million – living in poverty.

“After decades of broken promises to end poverty, Canada’s first national Poverty Reduction Strategy must deliver a sea change in Canada’s infrastructure of supports and services that prevent and reduce poverty,” says Campaign 2000 National Co-ordinator Anita Khanna.

Media Release:
Full details of the forums and contact for media spokespeople in English and French.

Federal Action Plan to Eradicate Poverty is available in English (French forthcoming).

Campaign 2000’s 10-year Action Plan for the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy (includes a summary of targets, timelines and policy recommendations) and Poverty in Canada

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