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Federal government homelessness consultation

The Advisory Committee on Homelessness is engaging with Canadians from July 17, 2017, to the end of August 2017 to gather their feedback and ideas on how to better prevent and reduce homelessness in Canada. The Advisory Committee on Homelessness is seeking views from Canadians through an online engagement process. All Canadians MORE


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Programs that teach emotional intelligence in schools have lasting impact

A recent study published in the July/August issue of Child Development with the involvement of the UBC Human Early Learning Partnership, identifies the immediate and long-term impact of in-school social-emotional learning programs. The new study analyzed results from 82 different programs involving more than 97,000 students from kindergarten to middle school in the U.S., MORE


Campaigns and Issues

NDP Appoint Gender-Balanced Cabinet, Achieve Parity in BC Legislature

On Tuesday, the new NDP government appointed a gender-balanced cabinet consisting of 11 women and 11 men. This bodes well for key policy recommendations made by First Call, efforts to reduce economic inequality, and of course for children and youth: “…increased gender parity in education lowers infant and child mortality rates, lowers maternal MORE


Campaigns and Issues

NDP government sworn in and new cabinet ministers announced

First Call congratulates all new ministers on their appointments, and we look forward to educating key ministers about the work of First Call and addressing issues and recommendations related to our 4 Keys to Success. The First Call BC Election Toolkit addressed key policy areas, noted below, which we look MORE


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Youth art to combat Islamophobia and hate

Vancouver Foundation initiative Fresh Voices, in partnership with the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, Silk Road Institute and the Canadian Human Rights Commission, will work with art groups across Canada this summer on a groundbreaking anti-hate campaign to address the rise of Islamophobia in Canada. Youth aged 15 to 30 from Muslim MORE


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#ReducePoverty Youth Contest

Did you know that poverty during childhood can have a lifetime impact? Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos challenges youth across the country aged 12-24, by means of written or audio-visual works, media or art, to answer one complex question: How can we reduce poverty in Canada? MORE


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Study looks at BC’s Aboriginal Infant Development Program

A new study from UBC, Relational pathways in early intervention: Research summary report for the Aboriginal Infant Development Program of British Columbia, by Alison Gerlach, aims to answer questions about how Aboriginal Infant Development Programs (AIDPs) influence the health and well-being of Indigenous families, infants and young children and how MORE


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Success by 6 profiled for Aboriginal ECD work

In a profile of the provincial Success by 6 initiative, the Canadian Council on Social Determinants of Health recognized the impact their work has in communities throughout BC, on social determinants that include healthy child development, education and literacy, social and physical environments and culture, as well as the initiative’s MORE