Publication Topics: Federal


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

First Call submission to the Canada Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultation

June 2017 Federal Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultation, June 2017  Submission to Minister of Families, Children and Social Development By First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition  FIRST CALL  First Call is a non-partisan, cross-sectoral coalition of 101 provincial and regional organizations who share a commitment to putting children and MORE


Letters and Submissions

First Call Submission to the CRA Consultation on Charitable Organization Political Activities

December 2016 First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Submission to the Canada Revenue Agency consultation on charitable organizations’ political activities Background First Call’s charitable activities are hosted by Vancity Community Foundation. Our coalition has always needed a larger member organization to host these activities because of the way “political activities” MORE


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Joint Letter to Federal Minister Duclos on EI Parental Leaves

First Call is a signatory to this joint letter sent to the Jean-Yves Duclos, the federal minister of families, children and social development regarding federal consultations on parental leaves, compassionate care and employment insurance. Excerpt: We urge the Government to keep a focus on the big picture which includes our MORE


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Federal Health Minister Philpott: Government Committed to Protecting Child and Youth Health

In  response to First Call’s introductory letter of April 2016, Minister of Health Jane Philpott writes that the “Government of Canada is committed to promoting and protecting child and youth health and well-being through continued investments in programs and initiatives.” The minister confirmed the government is moving forward on commitments to MORE


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Response to Letter Re: Bill C-242: An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Inflicting Torture)

June 2016 First Call received a response on June 2, 2016 from Vancouver East MP Jenny Kwan in regards to our March 31, 2016, email to all BC MPs re: Bill C-242: An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Inflicting Torture).   From: Jenny.Kwan@parl.gc.ca [mailto:Jenny.Kwan@parl.gc.ca] Sent: June-02-16 1:34 PM To: Sarena FirstCallBC MORE


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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