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Key promises to address child and family poverty in Canada

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Campaign 2000
Fact sheet
Publication Date: 
3 Jun 2004


Achieving a sustained reduction and virtual end to child poverty requires governments to develop a comprehensive, multi-pronged social investment strategy. In this election, we urge all parties to show their support for a social investment plan for families and children that will:

- Invest in income security programs to protect families with children regardless of the ups and downs of the economy;

- Build a well-designed system of early childhood education and care services;

- Expand affordable housing to meet the needs of families, including the most economically vulnerable;

- Take significant steps to improve the availability of good jobs with living wages and decent working conditions;

- Renew the national social safety net through the new Canada Social Transfer.