News Topics: Education (Post-Secondary)

Campaigns and Issues

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


Your Education Matters: Interviews with Richmond parents and Rob Fleming, MLA and education critic

Presented by the Simon Fraser University Faculty of Education, this new episode of Education Matters features two parents from the Richmond Schools Stand United talking to host Paul Shaker about the effects of current funding levels in Richmond. MLA Rob Fleming, the education critic, says public education is the single MORE


Lessons from the Chicago Teachers Strike: Coalition-building, organizing & the fight against austerity – Vancouver, Jan. 18

Wednesday, Jan. 18 7 pm SFU Woodward’s, 149 West Hastings, Vancouver Free. All welcome. Refreshments. Find more info Join Michael Brunson of the Chicago Teachers’ Union and Sonia Singh of Labor Notes magazine for a timely and dynamic talk on labour and community coalition-building, organizing and the struggle against austerity. MORE

Campaigns and Issues

2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card release: 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: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, 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 MORE

Campaigns and Issues

PAN submission to BC government – Education priority and parent feedback

The Parent Advocacy Network for Public Education (PAN) presented to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services (SSC) on September 19. They had two “takeaway” questions, and thanks to 110 responses from their survey, they submitted this response. The data from these questions clearly illustrates again how much parents are MORE


AFABC scholarships for foster and adopted youth – Deadline October 10

The Adoptive Families Association has two scholarships for youth in and from foster care and youth who joined their family through adoption. The $1,000 scholarships are offered annually to help cover costs of tuition or costs related to post-secondary programs. Application deadline: Monday, October 10, 2016 Find more info  Source: MORE


2016 PHABC Conference – Education and public health – Richmond, December 11-12

Strengthening Healthy Development: Education and Public Health in Partnership December 11-12, 2016 Sheraton Airport Hotel, Richmond Find more info Register online Questions? Contact The Public Health Association of British Columbia, a First Call coalition member, is hosting its annual conference for 2016. The health and education sectors have different MORE