Campaign 2000

Campaign 2000

November 19, 2008 15:39 ET

Release of 2008 Ontario Report Card on Child Poverty

Attention: Assignment Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor (TORONTO) MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2008) - Ontario Campaign 2000 will release the 2008 Report Card on Child & Family Poverty in Ontario on Friday November 21 at the Queen's Park Media Studio in Toronto.

The report is being released on the 19th anniversary of the unanimous House of Commons resolution to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000.

Titled "Now more than ever… Ontario needs a strong poverty reduction strategy", the report includes the latest statistics on child and family poverty in Ontario, and recommendations for the government's Poverty Reduction Strategy due for release next month.

You are invited to --

A Campaign 2000 Media Conference
on Friday November 21, 11:00am
at Queen's Park Media Studio

Speakers: - Jacquie Maund, Coordinator, Ontario Campaign 2000.
- Dr. Michael Rachlis, Ontario Physicians Poverty Working Group
- Stacey Bowen, Voices from the Street

The national 2008 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 21, please visit www.campaign2000.ca .

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: Liyu Guo, Program Assistant, Campaign 2000
416.595.9230 ext 244

Porte parole francophone: Greg DeGroot-Maggetti, Mennonite Central Committee Ontario
519.745.8458/ IN: LABOUR, MEDIA, POLITICS, OTHER

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