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Campaigns and Issues

Employment Standards Act Review Update

The Ministry of Labour’s Employment Standards Act consultation is open until March 31, 2019. They are seeking input on their new consultation paper that identifies six key areas. The first question asks for input on child employment standards by asking, “What is your view on increasing protections for child workers? Should government MORE

Campaigns and Issues

Responses to Federal Budget 2019

Two days ago, the Federal Government announced Budget 2019. It outlines both continuing and new financial investments for initiatives across the country. While Budget 2019 proposes some important investments, it misses the mark on bold investments on areas like poverty reduction, child care and pharmacare. Many national organizations weighed in MORE

Campaigns and Issues


Parent Advocacy Network is currently running a #BuildSchoolsRight campaign. Many communities in BC desperately need new schools—to replace old schools that are seismically unsafe and contain health hazards like asbestos and lead, and to replace portables in communities that are rapidly outgrowing their existing schools. However, communities overjoyed to finally receive MORE

Campaigns and Issues

Affordable Child Care for All Plan

Too many parents and guardians in Canada still can’t find affordable child care for their kids – with today’s young families still relying on the patchwork of inadequate solutions of their parents’ generation. Child Care Now is hosting The Affordable Child Care for All Plan that calls for accessible child care for MORE


First Call’s Statement on the 2019 BC Budget Announcement

  The big news for families with children is that starting in October 2020 a new B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit will replace the Early Childhood Tax benefit. In our annual Child Poverty Report Card we have been calling for improvements to this benefit for years. BC is the only province MORE