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Campaigns and Issues

Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth Special Project on Children and Youth with Neuro-Diverse Special Needs

In June, First Call sent in a submission to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth Special Project on Children and Youth with Neuro-Diverse Special Needs. Our submission focuses on: acting on a strong commitment to early childhood development and the evidence underscoring the importance of the early years; barriers to MORE


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Gen Squeeze Report on Housing Costs

 This research report, Straddling the Gap, “illustrates the state of housing affordability for younger Canadians, in every province and the major cities within them. It shows that Canadians between the ages of 25 and 34 continue to straddle a massive gap between housing prices that remain at near-historic levels in key MORE


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CCRC Actions for Children’s Rights in Canada

The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) outlines that implementing children’s rights adds value by looking at outcomes for children, not just dollars spent or which government is responsible. It also highlights links between different aspects of children’s lives by putting the whole child at the center. Children fare better MORE


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Employment of Children and Youth in BC – Briefing Note on Recent Announcements

Last week, BC’s Minister of Labour introduced Bill 8 in the legislature that will amend the Employment Standards Act to provide better protections for children and adolescents who are working. This Bill modernizes BC’s employment laws and brings us into compliance with international standards, specifically the International Labour Organization’s Convention 138 on MORE