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Campaigns and Issues

First Call’s 2019 BC Budget Submission

On October 15th, we submitted our recommendations to the 2019 BC Budget consultation. Our submission makes recommendations that would improve the lives of children, youth and families in BC that have been informed  by our research and our member organizations on  various themes. We highlight recommendations, which are followed by a list of MORE


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BC Poverty Reduction Strategy Announcement

This week, the Provincial Government announced legislation to guide BC’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy. The Poverty Reduction Strategy Act defines the goals of the strategy, which will be released in early 2019, and sets poverty reduction targets and timelines that government must meet. First Call has called for a 50% reduction in MORE


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$10aDay Child Care Plan Releases New Policy Brief

The $10aDay Child Care Plan has launched a new website design that includes a “Track Progress” section where they will regularly post about government announcements, policies, programs, budgets, and other updates. They also released the first of four policy briefs about what’s working (and what’s worrying) about the government’s approach to child care. The MORE


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Speak Up for Children & Youth in the Provincial Budget 2019 Consultations

Organizations and individuals can participate in Provincial Budget Consultations via written, audio, video submissions, online survey, and in-person presentations. These consultations are an important opportunity to voice your priorities for government spending and programs impacting children, youth and families. First Call is encouraging submissions and presentations to include our call for enhancing BC’s MORE


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Speak Up for Children & Youth in the Provincial Budget 2019 Consultations

Organizations and individuals can participate in Provincial Budget Consultations via written, audio, video submissions, online survey, and in-person presentations. These consultations are an important opportunity to voice your priorities for government spending and programs impacting children, youth and families. First Call is encouraging submissions and presentations to include our call for enhancing BC’s MORE


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$10aDay Campaign: Urge Government to Continue Moving Forward

The newest petition launched by the $10aDay Campaign expresses appreciation for the BC government’s bold steps to address the child care situation in BC. The government is lowering parent fees, raising educator wages and education, and creating more licensed spaces. $10aDay Campaign thanks everyone who has participated in the campaign MORE


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Federal Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework Announced

Co-developed by the federal government with the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapirit Kanatami and the Métis National Council, this newly-announced IELCC Framework includes 3 frameworks (First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation). Also announced was up to $1.7 billion over 10 years to support the autonomous, community-driven and nation-based governance of Inuit, MORE


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First Call’s Employment Standards Submission

Last Friday, First Call submitted recommendations to the Ministry of Labour and The Law Institute of B.C. calling for better government protection for children who are working. First Call’s recommendations provide a framework for the B.C. government to develop employment standards consistent with Canada’s commitment to establish 16 as the age for MORE