News Category: First Call


March 2017 First Call Coalition Meeting Agenda

First Call Coalition Meeting BC Teachers’ Federation Building, 550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver Wednesday, March 8, 2017 9:15 to 11:30 am – Refreshments served at 9 am AGENDA 1. Welcome and introductions 2. First Call updates Fundraising Gala Provincial election tool kit Living Wage for Families Campaign update Poverty Free MORE


Campaigns and Issues

Op-ed: Time to make investing in B.C. families our top priority

In an op-ed published by the Vancouver Sun on Family Day, Feb. 11, 2017, four advocates call on British Columbians and the BC government to invest in children and families. “As investments in child, family and community supports have lagged, our most vulnerable families, children and individuals have suffered,” write MORE


February 2017 First Call Coalition Meeting Agenda

First Call Coalition Meeting BC Teachers’ Federation Building, 550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver Wednesday, February 8, 2017 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 – Honouring Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Early Childhood MORE


January 2017 ECD Roundtable Agenda

Early Childhood Development Roundtable First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition United Way of the Lower Mainland, 4543 Canada Way, Burnaby Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm AGENDA 1.  Welcome and agenda Introductions, regrets Adoption of the agenda 2.  Review of previous meeting minutes – October 26, MORE


January 2017 First Call Coalition Meeting Agenda

First Call Coalition Meeting BC Teachers’ Federation Building, 550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver Wednesday, January 11, 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 Presentations and other publications (see below) 3. MORE


Campaigns and Issues

2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card: Where’s the accountability for children growing up in poverty in BC?

Data in the 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card, released November 24, 2016, by First Call, highlights how growing income inequality among BC families has one in five of our children living in poverty, and how our failure to properly support youth as they leave foster care is putting many MORE


December 2016 First Call Coalition Meeting Agenda

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