News Category: Campaigns and Issues


Campaigns and Issues

First Call’s Federal Budget Submission

On August 3, First Call participated in the federal government’s Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2019 Budget with a submission that made recommendations in three key areas: 1. Tax Fairness and Income Support: Leveling the playing field for Canada’s children and youth is one of the best investments government can make MORE


Campaigns and Issues

#AllOnBoard Affordable Transit for Metro Vancouver

The #AllonBoard campaign has launched a petition calling on Metro Vancouver for affordable and accessible transit. The campaign advocates for: Free transit for all children and youth 0-18 Sliding scale monthly pass system based on income They also advocate for a social justice and poverty reduction mandate for Translink, non-stigmatizing affordability measures, fare evasion MORE


Campaigns and Issues

What does poverty look like in Canada? Survey finds one-in-four experience notable economic hardship

A new, two-part study from the Angus Reid Institute examines the state of poverty in Canada by looking at lived experiences instead of income. The first chapter looks at four groups of poverty: Struggling, On the Edge, Recently Comfortable, and Always Comfortable. Respondents who are Struggling were most likely to be Indigenous, MORE


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Media Release: Most British Columbians Unaware That Children Allowed to Work at 12 Years of Age

Media Release For immediate release July 6, 2018 Opinion Survey Finds Most British Columbians Unaware That Children Allowed to Work at 12 Years of Age Vancouver – A June public opinion survey commissioned by First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition found that only 6% of British Columbians could MORE


Campaigns and Issues

Migrant Families Separated in the U.S. – What About Canada?

Over the past week, we have watched news stories about children forcibly separated from their parents at the United States-Mexico border.  A few months into the U.S. President’s new ‘zero tolerance policy’ there is photo, video, and audio evidence showing children in distress, confined in cages, and housed in detention MORE