2014 Report on Child and Family Poverty in Ontario

In November 2014, the unanimous, federal all-party resolution to end child poverty by the year 2000 turns 25. An entire generation has lived in the shadow of this 1989 commitment, now fourteen years overdue. Over 1.3 million children in Canada and over 550,000 in Ontario live in poverty today. Even as Canada's economy has more than doubled in size, child and family poverty is worse in 2014 than it was in 1989 at both the national and provincial level.

Poverty and inequality in Canada have been brought of the shadows since 1989. Numerous reports, research projects, community-level groups, media stories and experts with lived experience of poverty have outlined the numerous detrimental impacts of child and family poverty and proposed practical solutions. Ontario Campaign 2000's partnerships with low-income families; women; people with disabilities; newcomers; indigenous and racialized communities; food banks; service providers in health, childcare and affordable housing; faith communities; teachers; social workers; unions and many others; affirm that poverty eradication remains a priority for Ontarians.

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