News Category: First Call


April 2017 First Call Coalition Meeting Agenda

First Call Coalition Meeting BC Teachers’ Federation Building, 550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:15 to 11:30 am – Refreshments served at 9 am AGENDA 1. Welcome and introductions 2. First Call updates ECD Roundtable update Federal child care funding Living Wage for Families Campaign update Child MORE


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First Call op-ed: BC Budget 2017 fails to fill the hole we’ve dug for children, youth and families

Over the last 15 years provincial child-serving ministries, school districts, post-secondary institutions and community service agencies serving children, youth and families had their provincial funding slashed or squeezed. Meanwhile inflation, growing service needs and increased government-imposed fees and costs forced them to cannibalize and reduce their services to balance their MORE


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First Call coalition submissions to the RCY Act review

Several First Call coalition members, including the BC Association of Social Workers, BC Government and Service Employees’ Union and West Coast LEAF, each made a submission to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth’s recent review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act. First Call made seven recommendations MORE


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


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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