Adrienne Montani Most people are probably aware that immigrant and refugee families are over-represented in poverty statistics. 2011 data from the National Household Survey shows immigrants with less than five years in Canada have a one in three chance of being poor, much higher than the overall poverty rate. The MORE
We’re hiring – federal policy lowers living wage – federal progress update – restore aboriginal youth funding – sanctuary schools – and more! April 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 MORE
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
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
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
August 2012 This submission was First Call’s response to the federal Standing Committee on Finance’s online questionnaire regarding the 2013 federal budget. The questionnaire was narrowly focused on economic recovery/growth and job creation/productivity, among other challenges.
August 2011 First Call submitted three recommendations to the federal Standing Committee on Finance during pre-budget consultations on the 2012 federal budget: Place a high priority on increasing Canada’s annual investments in early childhood care and learning, from the current 0.25% of GDP to the recommended UNICEF benchmark of 1% MORE
October 2010 First Call made this submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services regarding the 2011 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.) First Call’s MORE