News Category: First Call


June 2017 First Call Coalition Meeting Agenda

First Call Coalition Meeting BC Teachers’ Federation Building, 550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9 to 11:30 am – Note early start time Refreshments served at 8:45 am AGENDA Community Conversation on Federal Poverty Reduction Strategy This coalition meeting is a special consultation by First Call and MORE


Campaigns and Issues

First Call urges Senate to pass Bill S-206 to repeal section 43 to end physical punishment of children

First Call recently sent a letter to all Canadian senators, asking them to support Bill S-206, which would repeal section 43 of the Criminal Code. Section 43, also known as the “spanking law,” permits the use of force for disciplining children by parents and persons standing in place of parents. MORE


News

Living wage 2017 in the news

Metro Vancouver: Living wage in Metro Vancouver pegged at $20.62: report Times Colonist: Victoria’s living wage for young families eases — to $71,315 Sooke Online Daily Pocket News: Living Wage in the CRD hovers around $20/hour My Prince George Now: North Central BC’s Living Wage eclipses $16.39 in 2017 Prince MORE


events

Global Poverty and Youth – Vancouver, May 27

Challenges, Misperceptions and Responses That Make a Difference Saturday, May 27, 2017 St. George’s School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver Find more info Register now Join Khalil Shariff of the Aga Khan Foundation, Kevin McCort of the Vancouver Foundation and Adrienne Montani of First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy MORE


May 2017 First Call Coalition Meeting Agenda

First Call Coalition Meeting BC Teachers’ Federation Building, 550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver Wednesday, May 10, 2017 9:15 to 11:30 am – Refreshments served at 9 am AGENDA BRING YOUR BEAR TO THE COALITION MEETINGOn May 10, people across British Columbia will bring their teddy bears to work, school, daycare MORE


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