Publication Topics: Municipal


Letters and Submissions

First Call Letter Urges Burnaby School District to Establish Sanctuary Schools

April 2016 In this letter, First Call urges Burnaby school trustees to put the best interests of children first through adopting a sanctuary schools policy for Burnaby schools, as well as calling upon the Ministry of Education and other districts to do the same. Excerpt: We have heard from many of MORE


Election Toolkits

2014 Municipal Election Toolkit

November 2014 Let’s get BC’s children and youth on the municipal agenda First Call’s municipal election toolkit is meant to support individuals and community groups in their advocacy for legislation, policy and practice that benefit children and youth and their families in the lead-up to the November 15, 2014, municipal MORE


Reports

BC’s “Alleged” Poverty Reduction Strategies: When is a strategy not a strategy?

In this publication, First Call provides analysis of the features of the BC Government’s Regional Poverty Reduction Strategies. It comes in part from government news releases, information collected by BC Stats, and a detailed briefing provided by the ministry at First Call’s May 2012 coalition meeting. The “alleged” poverty reduction MORE


Election Toolkits

2011 Municipal Election Toolkit

November 2011 First Call’s municipal election toolkit is meant to support individuals and community groups in their advocacy for legislation, policy and practice that benefit children and youth and their families in the lead-up to the November 19, 2011, municipal elections. The toolkit is structured around the 4 Keys to Success. Each MORE


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Working for a Living Wage: Ensuring Paid Work Meets Basic Family Needs in Vancouver and Victoria – 2008

September 2008 By Tim Richards, Marcy Cohen, Seth Klein and Deborah Littman Working for a Living Wage is the original full report co-published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition and the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria. Focused on Greater Vancouver MORE