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 Families Campaign update – Summit
  • Presentations and other publications (see below)

3. 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card

4. Member updates

5. Adjournment and holiday snacks

FIRST CALL OUT AND ABOUT

Community Presentations November 2016

  • Education Forum in partnership with Simon Fraser University and Education matters
  • Port Moody Council Meeting on the living wage
  • Poverty Reduction-Living Wage Summit with 75 antipoverty activists from around the province
  • UBC Social Work Class
  • Living Wage Community of Practice

Recent Publications

December: 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card – Response from BC MP Ken Hardie

December: 2016 First Call Annual Report

December: As Word Spreads Episode 3: Merry Christmas, thank you for buying me socks

November: 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card

November: 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card – Letter to BC MPs

November: 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card – Letter to BC MLAs

November: 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card – Letter to Premier and Opposition

November: First Call Welcomes New RCY Bernard Richard

November: Op-ed: Adrienne Montani: B.C. Liberals must do more to help the poor

October: As Word Spreads Episode 2: Struggles every foster kid will understand

October: What does it mean for the City of Vancouver to implement a living wage policy?

Media Hits

The 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card garnered much of the media hits with 54 out of the 62 media hits for November.