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Comment: Families could use some help on Family Day

February 7, 2016 Times Colonist by Adrienne Montani Family Day in B.C. is meant to recognize the value for working parents and other caregivers of spending time with their children, their extended families and friends. First Call: B.C. Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition believes this to be a worthwhile and MORE


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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


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First Call in the News – November 2015-January 2016

Province: Adrienne Montani: Kids shouldn’t have to depend on oil revenues to be safe Vancouver Sun: Monday, December 14: Children held hostage to economy Tri-City News: Livng wage to come to Port Coquitlam city hall CFRB – Toronto news radio talk show with Mark Towhey on Corinne’s Quest CBC Maritime Noon: MORE


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Walking the Line Report on Single Parents: SPARC BC, First Call, SFU and Single Mothers’ Alliance Call for Change

Navigating British Columbia’s social assistance system can be challenging. This report shares the stories and experiences of single parent families and the struggle they face in meeting their everyday needs. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, B.C., January 15, 2016 – The 2015 BC Child Poverty Report Card released by First Call MORE


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Letter to the Editor: Children held hostage to economy

December 14, 2015 Premier Clark was quoted in a radio interview saying government can’t afford to meet the needs of children in care with additional funds unless the economy grows. It is untrue that we cannot afford to take care of BC’s most vulnerable children and youth. This is a MORE