Campaign Against Child Poverty


The Campaign Against Child Poverty is a national, non-partisan coalition of citizens from faith-groups, social justice groups, charities, child welfare organizations and others concerned about the unacceptably high levels of child and family poverty in Canada. We are also concerned about the hazards to the future educational, social, physical, developmental and employment success of those children presently living in poor families.

We are affiliated with no political party, and our only special interest is to reduce the numbers of poor children in Canada. We are funded by private citizens across Canada, by foundations, faith communities and NGO’s, all of whom share our vision of a poverty-free country.

Partner organizations of the CACP and members of the Steering Committee are: the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, B’nai Brith Canada, Campaign 2000, Canadian Association of Food Banks, Canadian Association of Social Workers, Canadian Catholic Religious Conference of Ontario, Canadian Council for Reform Judaism, Canadian Feed the Children, the Catholic Children’s Aid Society, Citizens for Public Justice, Family Service Association of Greater Toronto, Hindu Dharma Mission (Canada), the Hope for Children Foundation, Jewish Family and Child Services, MAZON Canada, Pickering Islamic Centre, The United Church of Canada, United Way of Greater Toronto, the Urban Alliance on Race Relations.

Members of the Steering Committee,
Campaign Against Child Poverty:

Javed Akbar, Director of Outreach, Pickering Islamic Centre

Pedro Barata, Atkinson Foundation

Rabbi Arthur Bielfeld, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Emanu-El, Toronto.

Beth Bruder, Dundurn Press

Ron Chapman, President, Brandworks International Inc.

Caroline Di Giovanni, Past Executive Director, Hope for Children Foundation.

Cheryl Englander, Canadian Council for Reform Judaism

Ted Glover, Representative from the Anglican Diocese of Toronto

Paul E. Hansen C.Ss.R. Representative for Canadian Religious Conference

Peter Harris, Representative from the Anglican Diocese of Toronto; Past Executive Director of the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada.

Professor Roger Hyman, Past Chair, MAZON Canada.

Greg de Groot Magetti, Citizens for Public Justice

Fiona Nelson

Professor Marvyn Novick

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Perigoe, Representative from The United Church of Canada

Ahilia Persad, Hindu Dharma Mission (Canada)

Walter Pitman, O.C., O.Ont.

Laurel Rothman, National Coordinator, Campaign 2000; Director of Social Action, Family Services Association of Toronto

Barney Savage, the United Way of Greater Toronto

Charles Seiden, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Food Banks

Norman Tobias

Gerald Vandezande, C.M.


To contact the Campaign Against Child Poverty,
please telephone us @ 416.595.9230 x222

Our mailing address is:
Campaign Against Child Poverty
c/o 355 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1Z8