Publication Topics: Children and Youth in Care


2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card

Media release: November 21, 2017 Looking for Action to Change BC’s Child Poverty Story Data in the 2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card, released today by First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, highlights the income inequality that leaves far too many British Columbia families struggling to cover basic MORE


Letters and Submissions

Supporting youth ‘aging out’ of care in British Columbia: Recommendations for change and extended support

On October 24, 2017, a group of more than 60 youth from foster care rallied outside the BC Legislature to call for changes to the provincial foster care system. Earlier that day, several of these youth leaders presented a policy brief that features their key recommendations and expected next steps, MORE


Letters and Submissions

First Call 2018 Provincial Budget Submission: Respecting Child & Youth Rights with Timely Investments

  First Call has submitted a written brief, Respecting Child & Youth Rights with Timely Investments, to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services as part of their public consultation to prepare British Columbia’s 2018 budget. Each fall, the Committee drafts recommendations for the provincial budget based on the MORE


News-Releases-and-Op-eds

A Coalition of Advocacy

John Kennedy The past few years have brought much greater public awareness of what youth in foster care face at 19 as they age out of the system, and what adequate funding and community support can do to prevent sudden homelessness—or worse—at that critical life transition. A growing body of MORE


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


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