Publication Topics: Aboriginal


As Word Spreads Episode 5: All my kids in care

For this episode, our three Indigenous youth hosts talk about the issues that matter to them on this National Aboriginal Day. Also available on: YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cekiH_5Q52A Twitter https://twitter.com/aswordspreads/status/877238941967044608 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aswordspreads/videos/1357115981050389/ Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/aswordspreads/episode-5-all-my-kids-in-care iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/as-word-spreads-podcast/id1149192817 Terms, people and projects mentioned in this episode Fostering Change initiative: A campaign run by the MORE


News-Releases-and-Op-eds

Time to make investing in B.C. families our top priority

Published February 11, 2017, in the Vancouver Sun by Adrienne Montani, Faith Bodnar, Sherry Sinclair and Sharon Gregson As families across British Columbians celebrate the 5th annual B.C. Family Day, it’s a welcome opportunity to spend extra time together, have some fun and celebrate all the wonderful reasons our families are important MORE


Letters and Submissions

First Call Submission to the Review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act

February 2017 First Call submitted this brief to the review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act by British Columbia’s Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth. In preparing this brief, the coalition discussed the Act at our January meeting to gather the views of our coalition partners. We  also reviewed MORE


Letters and Submissions

2017 Provincial Budget Submission: Time to Meet Our Responsibilities to BC’s Children and Youth

October 2016 First Call made a written submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services regarding the 2017 provincial budget. (Each fall, the Select Standing Committee holds province-wide public consultations on the next provincial budget, then drafts recommendations for the budget based on the input given.) We MORE


Letters and Submissions

First Call Urges MPs Joly and Bennett to Restore Aboriginal Youth Program Funding

April 2016 In this letter, First Call urges Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly and Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett to meet with the Council of Mothers to discuss reinstating federal funding for the Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth (CCAY) program and to increase funding for saving and MORE


Letters and Submissions

MPs and Ministers Congratulated on Federal Election and Invited to Learn about First Call

April 2016 This letter from the First Call Coalition congratulated all Members of Parliament and relevant Ministers (re)elected in the 2015 federal election and invited them to learn more about First Call’s vision and work. It also commends them on the actions they have already taken in their first few months of MORE


Reports

Federal Policies That Put Children and Youth First – Progress Update

In the lead-up to the federal election, First Call developed an election toolkit outlining what is at stake for BC’s children and youth at the federal level under each of the 4 Keys to Success for Children and Youth. In this new report we’ve tracked the progress made on our policy recommendations based on announcements MORE


News-Releases-and-Op-eds

Federal budget 2016 takes aim at child poverty, misses early childhood urgency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 31, 2016 First Call Coalition members were looking for a 2016 federal budget that put Canada’s children and youth first and that ensured that BC’s children and youth have the resources they need to thrive. We were heartened by a number of new commitments for MORE


Letters and Submissions

2016 Provincial Budget Submission: Will BC’s 2016 Budget Put Children and Youth First?

September 2015 First Call made a presentation and written submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services regarding the 2016 provincial budget. (Each fall, the Select Standing Committee holds province-wide public consultations on the next provincial budget, then drafts recommendations for the budget based on the input given.) MORE


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2015 Federal Budget Submission: A Call for a Budget That Pays Attention to Canada’s Children

August 2014 First Call submitted its written brief A Call for a Budget That Pays Attention to Canada’s Children as part of the federal pre-budget 2015’s consultation process. The brief’s recommendations touched on four key areas for action: Improving supports for young families and their children Reducing income inequality and health MORE


Letters and Submissions

2013 Provincial Budget Submission: Time to Stop the Neglect and Invest in Our Children

October 2012 In October 2012 First Call made a presentation and written submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services regarding the 2013 provincial budget. (Each fall, the Select Standing Committee holds province-wide public consultations on the next provincial budget, then drafts recommendations for the budget based MORE


Letters and Submissions

2012 Provincial Budget Analysis

August 2012 This budget analysis compared First Call’s recommendations to the province’s Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services and the committee’s recommendations relating to child and youth issues, as published in First Call’s Report on the Budget 2012 Consultations – with the actual budget commitments made by the MORE