Publication Topics: Provincial


Letters and Submissions

First Call Submission to the Review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act

February 2017 First Call submitted this brief to the review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act by British Columbia’s Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth. In preparing this brief, the coalition discussed the Act at our January meeting to gather the views of our coalition partners. We  also reviewed MORE


First Call Monthly Updates

October 2016 Monthly Update

2017 fundraising gala details – MSP coverage for all infants – First Call budget submission – and more! Welcome to our monthly update about First Call’s advocacy work and key developments in child and youth policy in BC. Highlights this month include: Guest of Honour: Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond MSP coverage MORE


Letters and Submissions

MSDSI Minister Stilwell Response to First Call Letters on End to EI Maternity Benefit Clawback

Via email From: Minister, SDSI SDSI:EX [mailto:SD.Minister@gov.bc.ca] Sent: October-20-16 11:51 AM To: Adrienne FirstCallBC <adrienne@firstcallbc.org> Subject: 190900 Montani SDSI Response Ref: 190900 Adrienne Montani Provincial Coordinator First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition adrienne@firstcallbc.org Dear Ms. Montani: Thank you for your letter of September 6, 2016, regarding Employment insurance MORE


Letters and Submissions

2017 Provincial Budget Submission: Time to Meet Our Responsibilities to BC’s Children and Youth

October 2016 First Call made a written submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services regarding the 2017 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.) We MORE


Letters and Submissions

Letter Thanking MSDSI Minister Stilwell on End to EI Maternity Benefit Clawback

October 5, 2016 Honourable Michelle Stilwell Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation PO Box 9058, Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC V8W 9E2 Dear Minister Stilwell, We are writing to thank the BC government for doing the right thing and ending the clawback of child-related Employment Insurance benefits from income MORE


First Call Monthly Updates

September 2016 Monthly Update

BC cancels family clawbacks – First Call backs foster youth supports – Best wishes to Lin Ruitong– and more! Welcome to our monthly update about First Call’s advocacy work and key developments in child and youth policy in BC. Highlights this month include: BC ends maternity and parental and EI MORE


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


Letters and Submissions

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