Publication Topics: Provincial

Letters and Submissions

Letter to MSDSI Minister Stilwell on EI Maternity Benefit Clawback

September 6, 2016 Honourable Michelle Stilwell Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation PO Box 9058, Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC V8W 9E2 Dear Minister Stilwell, I am writing on behalf of our coalition members to ask you to work with your government to authorize a simple amendment to the MORE

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First Call urges Minister of Advanced Education to waive post-secondary tuition for foster youth

July 28, 2016 The Hon. Andrew Wilkinson Minister of Advanced Education PO Box 9080 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC  V8W 9E2 Dear Minister Wilkinson, Youth in and from government care in this province need much more robust forms of support as they transition into adulthood. One of the ways your MORE

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MCFD Response to First Call Letter to Meet Re Commercial Child Care Operators

March 2016 On March 7, 2016, First Call’s Early Childhood Development Roundtable sent a letter to the Honourable Stephanie Cadieux, Minister of Children and Family Development, requesting a meeting to discuss concerns related to the availability of child care capital grants for commercial operators. Aleksandra Stevanovic, executive director of Children & MORE

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Response from MSDSI Minister Stilwell Re Family Maintenance Service

March 2016 On March 8, 2016, Michelle Stilwell, Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, responded by email to First Call, West Coast LEAF and Single Mothers’ Alliance BC’s Dec 18, 2015 email regarding Family Maintenance Services (FMS). In the Dec 18 email we asked whether the Ministry anticipated any changes to the following MORE

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Letter to MCFD Minister Cadieux Re: National Meeting of Social Services Ministers

February 4, 2016 The Honourable Stephanie Cadieux Minister of Children and Family Development Government of British Columbia VIA EMAIL: Dear Minister Cadieux, Re: National meeting of social services ministers On the occasion of the February 4-5th Federal-Provincial-Territorial social service ministers meeting, I am writing to you as a Steering MORE


Adrienne Montani and David Fairey: MLA candidates should discuss employment standards

January 2016 The Province – Published online January 27, 2016 and in print January 29, 2016 Next Tuesday’s by­elections in Vancouver-­Mount Pleasant and Coquitlam­-Burke Mountain offer an opportunity for candidates to clarify their parties’ positions on an important, often neglected, area of government policy — employment standards legislation. The B.C. MORE


Report on Single Parents, Welfare and Work: SPARC BC, First Call, SFU and Single Mothers’ Alliance Call for Change

January 2016 Navigating British Columbia’s social assistance system can be challenging. This report, Walking the Line to Put Their Families First: Lone Mothers Navigating Welfare and Work in British Columbia, shares the stories and experiences of single-parent families and the struggles they face in meeting their everyday needs. Income assistance MORE