Let’s lift ALL children living in Canada out of poverty regardless of the immigration status of their parents!

Let’s lift ALL children living in Canada out of poverty regardless of the immigration status of their parents!

The Canada Child Benefit (also known as the child tax benefit) is the centre piece of Canada’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy. Since 2015, over 1 million Canadians have been lifted out of poverty, including 334,000 children.

Yet not every child in Canada is eligible for the CCB.

To qualify for the CCB, a parent must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person, or a “temporary resident” who has lived in Canada for at least 18 months. Excluded are refugee claimants and other individuals with precarious status – even if they are legally working and filing a personal income tax return. It does not matter even if the child is Canadian themselves!

We believe that all children who live in Canada should have the chance to succeed.

If you agree with us, please sign our petition and consider sharing this post. You can be one of the voices who stands up for children when the petition is presented in the House of Commons!

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details...

Remember to validate your signature in the email that “House of Commons Petitions” sends you!