First Call puts children and youth first through public education, community mobilization, and public policy advocacy.
New Research Report
2023 Child & Youth Housing in BC Report
Why We Did This Research
Over several years, First Call Child and Youth Advocacy Society has heard anecdotally from families with children who have either had a very hard time accessing their right to housing in British Columbia, or who haven’t accessed it at all. Often that difficulty is linked to poverty and to the high cost of housing in the province. However, other factors are at play related to laws, regulations and policies, as well as their enforcement or interpretation.
To explore this issue further, First Call received funding from the Law Foundation to investigate and assess how laws and policies can better protect BC children’s right to housing, particularly for low-income and other vulnerable child populations.
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