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A national disgrace...Child poverty in Canada

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Campaign 2000/PhotoSensitive national photo exhibit from coast to coast


across Canada

This Novemebr, Campaign 2000 and its 85+ partner organizations from across the country will launch a series of activities to mark the 12th anniversary of the still unmet promise to eliminate child poverty made on November 24th, 1989 by an all-party resolution of the House of Commons.

On November 26th, Campaign 2000 opens a photo exhibit at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and in nine other locations. A new "Child Poverty in Canada: November 2001 Bulletin" will be released on that day as well as a news conference in Ottawa.

A NATIONAL PHOTO PROJECT...Called "A national disgrace....Child poverty in Canada", the photo exhibit brings the every day struggles of low-income families to public attention. Campaign 2000 in partnership with PhotoSensitive -- professional photographers who volunteer their time and talent for social causes -- are working on raising public awareness and pressure all levels of governments to take action through sound social policy and investments.

Campaign 2000 and its partner organizations will launch the exhibit in Charlottetown, Halifax, Fredericton, Toronto, Barrie (ON), Edmonton, Vancouver, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Ottawa simultaneously on November 26th, 2001. (see below for details on local exhibits)

Beginning November 24th, 2001, more than a dozen newspapers from across the country will feature the photos. A "postcard campaign" urging the Prime Minister to invest in children and families will be launched in conjunction with the photo project.


Date: November 26 - 28, 2001
Time: 10:00 am
The foyer of the National Arts Centre
53 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON
RSVP: (416) 595-9230 ext. 223 or


Dates: November 26 until December 22, 2001
Time: 10:00 am
Promenade of the Vancouver Public Library
350 W Georgia
Vancouver, BC
Other activities: Press conference, release of provincial update on child poverty in BC
Contact: Cindy Carson (613) 875-6329

Dates: November 26 until December 7, 2001
Elijah Smith Federal Building
Whitehorse, YK
Contact: Micheal Doherty/George Green (876) 668-5167

Dates: November 26 - 30, 2001
Yellowknife Women's Centre
5610-50th Avenue
Yellowknife, NWT
Contact: Caroline Johnson (876) 873-2566

Dates: November 26 until December 11, 2001
Time: 6:00pm
First Canadian Place
100 King Street West
Toronto, ON
Other activities: Release of national update on child poverty
Contact: Pedro Barata (416) 595-9230 ext. 241

Dates: November 26 - 29, 2001
Centennial Building on King Street
Fredericton, NB
Contact: Pam Whitty (506) 447-3113

Date: November 26, 2001 -
SAM, The Record Man Building
Charlottetown, PEI
Contact: Jamie McSwain (902) 892-8744

Dates: November 26 until December 3, 2001
The Citadel Theatre
9828-101 A Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Other activities: Launch at noon on November 26 with speakers and local updates on child poverty.
Contact: Diane Henshaw (780) 423-2031

Opening: November 26, 2001
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Barrie City Hall
70 Collier Street
Barrie, ON
Exhibit will then move to the Simcoe County Museum, from November 27 until December 21, 2001
Other activities: Arts and music
Contact: Mandy Hillyard (705) 735-6838

Dates: November 26 until December 1, 2001
Captain William Spry Community Centre
Halifax, NS
Other activities: Release of provincial update on child poverty
Contact: Graeme Fraser (902) 429-0243

Contact name: 
Campaign 2000
Contact email:
Contact phone: 
(416) 595-9230 ext. 244
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