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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


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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


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Vancouver city council endorses Write the Future campaign to increase supports for foster youth to age 25

Late June 2016, Vancouver city council voted unanimously to support Fostering Change’s Write the Future campaign and take it to the Union of BC Municipalities. This is a huge step forward that will encourage leaders to think deeply about how they could provide more support and opportunities for youth aging MORE


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First Call calls on Burnaby school district to establish sanctuary schools

First Call members Check Your Head, Parent Support Services Society and West Coast LEAF have been active calling for the Burnaby school board to establish a sanctuary schools policy that welcomes all children who meet the residency requirement for the district, regardless of their immigration status. April 2016, First Call MORE


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United Way publishes comprehensive community profile of the Tri-cities

A new report published by United Way of the Lower Mainland, entitled Tri-Cities Community Profile, breaks down population, economic and social statistics in the three cities and two villages that comprise the Tri-Cities: Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. The Tri-Cities population is expected to more than double MORE