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
BRING YOUR BEAR TO THE COALITION MEETINGOn May 10, people across British Columbia will bring their teddy bears to work, school, daycare and everywhere to “bear witness” to Canada’s continued failure to live up to Jordan’s Principle.
1. Welcome and introductions
2. First Call updates
- As Word Spreads podcast episode 4
- Fostering Change youth policy project
- Living Wage for Families Campaign update
- Campaign to repeal s. 43 of the Criminal Code
- Letter re access barriers to applying for income assistance
- Victoria Day event: Child Poverty Then and Now
- Presentations and other publications (see below)
3. Provincial Election Post-Mortem: Where to from here?
4. Anastasia Gaisenok, Check Your Head: The Youth Global Education Network – Income Inequality Project and other cool stuff
5. Caroline Kent, BCGEU – What is Component 3 anyway?
6. Member updates
FIRST CALL OUT AND ABOUT
Community Presentations April 2017
Columbia Institute on poverty and the living wage
Meeting with Unifor workers on the living wage
Provincial election webinar on poverty reduction, child poverty and the living wage
Vancouver Community College nursing class on First Call, child poverty and income inequality
CBC – On the Coast: Political panel for start of 2017 prov election
Times Colonist: Trevor Hancock: Child poverty is outrageous and unhealthy
Times Colonist: Victoria’s living wage for young families eases — to $71,315
My Prince George Now: North Central BC’s Living Wage eclipses $16.39 in 2017
Abbotsford News: Fraser Valley living wage drops by 38 cents
Metro Vancouver: Living wage in Metro Vancouver pegged at $20.62: report
Revelstoke Mountaineer: Study: Revelstoke’s ‘living wage’ is fourth highest in B.C.
Revelstoke Current: A living wage in Revelstoke. Do you earn $18.77 an hour
Sooke Online Daily Pocket News: Living Wage in the CRD hovers around $20/hour
Revelstoke Times Review: Revelstoke’s living wage amongst highest in B.C.
Globe and Mail: A growing divide
CBC Early Edition: Softwood lumber and child poverty: Were Clark’s debate claims accurate?