Letters and Submissions to Government

Letters and Submissions

Letter to Health Minister Terry Lake on Reduction of Child Care Play Space


March 16, 2017 Honourable Terry Lake Minister of Health PO Box 9050 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC V8W 9E2 Dear Minister Lake, I am writing on behalf of First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition’s Early Childhood Roundtable to inquire about the change made to the Child Care Licensing MORE


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


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Reports

Reports

2016 First Call Annual Report


December 2016 First Call is proud of what our coalition has accomplished in 2016. From holding government to account for BC’s child poverty crisis to stopping yet another clawback to amplifying the voices of foster youth, together we’ve done some amazing work to put BC’s children and youth first. Here are highlights of key successes, MORE


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In the News

News-Releases-and-Op-eds

Time to make investing in B.C. families our top priority


Published February 11, 2017, in the Vancouver Sun by Adrienne Montani, Faith Bodnar, Sherry Sinclair and Sharon Gregson As families across British Columbians celebrate the 5th annual B.C. Family Day, it’s a welcome opportunity to spend extra time together, have some fun and celebrate all the wonderful reasons our families are important MORE


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Monthly Updates

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


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


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Election Toolkits

Election Toolkits

2015 Federal Election Toolkit


October 19, 2015 is election day in Canada. Let’s vote to put children and youth first. The purpose of this toolkit is 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 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


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