December 2016 First Call is proud of what our coalition has accomplished in 2016. From holding government to account for BC’s child poverty crisis to stopping yet another clawback to amplifying the voices of foster youth, together we’ve done some amazing work to put BC’s children and youth first. Here are highlights of key successes, MORE
What a year it’s been for BC’s children and youth! We are proud of what we have been able to accomplish in 2015 – from the success of the child support clawback campaign to shining a light on BC’s child poverty crisis with over 100 media hits – together, we’ve MORE
In 2014 First Call and partners continued our ongoing advocacy since 2007 for an end to the clawback of child support from single parents on income and disability assistance through letters, meetings, actions, and a coalition meeting with the Minister of Social Development. This lead to a public policy victory MORE
First Call had a very busy year in 2013, including advocacy campaigns around child poverty, child labour, living wages, and early childhood development. We also published an election toolkit for the provincial election and gave many public presentations and media interviews. We had a very successful fundraising dinner with First Nations activist Cindy MORE
First Call’s Four Keys to Success for Children and Youth continue to provide a strong framework for our public education, community mobilization and public policy advocacy. Download the annual report to read more First Call highlights of 2012.
This report provides a brief summary of First Call’s activities and accomplishments to our coalition partner organizations and the public. The coalition welcomed four new partner organizations in 2010, bringing our total list of partners to 95! Download the annual report to read more First Call highlights from 2010.
The year 2009 saw new challenges for First Call. We settled in to our office with our new host organization and coalition partner Family Services of Greater Vancouver. Our multi-year Leveling the Playing Field for Families project ended, and the Living Wage for Families Campaign ramped up with the hiring of our MORE
The First Call coalition added six new members in 2008, bringing the total to 86. Download the annual report to read more First Call highlights from 2008.
Levelling the Playing Field Project: First Call received funding to support four communities in raising awareness of income inequality and child poverty issues affecting children and families. These communities will assess local policies, practices and circumstances to identify priorities for their action plans. Download the annual report to read more First Call highlights MORE
The First Call coalition now includes more than 60 provincial/regional partners, contacts in 50 communities around BC, mobilizations in 25 communities and a network of over 3,500 community organizations and individuals. Download the annual report to read more First Call highlights from 2002.
First Call has built a network of 54 provincial/regional partners, contacts in 50 communities around BC, mobilizations in 20 communities and a network of more than 3,000 community organizations and individuals. Download the annual report to read more First Call highlights from 2001.
First Call developed and promoted the Keys to Success agenda for children and youth through the Spotlight on Children and Youth Campaign. Download the annual report to read more First Call highlights from 2000.
First Call 2017 fundraising gala – Living Wage Campaign reaches Port Coquitlam – CRA reconsiders restrictions on Canadian charities – and more! January 2016 Welcome to our monthly update about First Call’s advocacy work and key developments in child and youth policy in BC. Highlights this month include: February 23: MORE
First Call Coalition Meeting BC Teachers’ Federation Building, 550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:15 to 11:30 am – Refreshments served at 9 am AGENDA 1. Welcome and introductions 2. First Call updates Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 Fundraising Gala (date change) 2016 Annual Report Living Wage for MORE