Publication Topics: Federal

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: [] 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

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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


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

First Call Monthly Updates

March 2016 Monthly Update

March, 2016 Welcome to our monthly update about First Call’s advocacy work and key actions you can take to support children and youth in BC. Highlights this month include: We reviewed the federal budget for highlights and misses for BC’s children and youth We heard back from MSDSI Minister Stilwell MORE