We, the undersigned, residents and citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to :
1. Recognize children living in material deprivation, who are homeless, affected by parental addiction, parental incarceration, or government care experience;
2. Remedy the barriers within its own direct payments to families and systems like the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, the Disability Tax Credit Certificate, and Registered Education Savings Plans;
3. Increase supports for these children at particular high risk of adverse life events and suffering the highest level of exclusion, and
4. Set standards to reduce inter-provincial and territorial disparities that exclude children living in circumstances not considered under current eligibility rules.