Media Advisory: Keep the Promise Town Hall - Students from across Canada to discuss child poverty with Parliamentarians

November 13, 2014

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Immaculata High School
140 Main Street
Ottawa, Ontario


OTTAWA – Parliamentarians, including Senators and MPs, will join educators, NGO representatives and students from across Canada at the Keep the Promise (KTP) Town Hall in Ottawa next week to re-ignite the public commitment to the 1989 unanimous motion in the House of Commons to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000.

The Town Hall will feature student presentations to give voice to ideas/solutions to solve child poverty and what they consider to be priority issues and promising paths of action. (Live streaming at )

The KTP campaign co-chairs Mary-Jo Leddy, OC, founder of Romero House, Toronto; and Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Emanu-El, Toronto, Arthur Bielfield, CM will also be attending along with the Honourable James Bartleman, former lieutenant governor of Ontario, who will address students.

Media are invited to cover the story through interviews with students, teachers and leaders of the KTP campaign.

For further information, copies of Backgrounder, Fact Sheets and other resource materials, visit Follow on Twitter: @KTPCanada #KTPCanada


Contacts :

Francine Filion, Canadian Teachers’ Federation, 613-899-4247 [mobile]
Pauline Théoret, Canadian Teachers’ Federation, 613-899-4207 [mobile]