MEDIA RELEASE Former youth in care and allies “19th Birthday Party” WHO: Youth from foster care, alumni of care, supporters and allies WHAT: A celebration of the resilience of youth transitioning from government care WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, August, 22nd – from 12 noon to 3pm. Over virtual platform “zoom” MORE
Join us at First Call’s Fall Public Education Forum with special guest, Annie Kidder from People for Education in Ontario. Public education allies often find themselves rushing from one issue to the next in what seems like an unending series of crisis. This forum aims to explore what collective strategies MORE
First Call is proud to announce that Raffi will receive the First Call Champion of Child and Youth Rights Award at our Gala on February 1—in special recognition of his contributions to awareness of children’s rights through the Child Honouring movement. We are also honoured to have Grand Chief Ed John, Tl’azt’en MORE
June 5 to 11 is BC Child & Youth in Care Week across BC. It’s a time for everyone to stand in support and celebration of our province’s incredible, diverse young people in government care. There are lots of ways you can show your support! Raise awareness on social media, MORE
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017 9-11:30 am BC Teachers’ Federation building 550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver Free but please register If you cannot make it in person but would like to call in, please let us know First Call in partnership with the BC Poverty Reduction Coaltion will host a consultation MORE
Monday, May 22, 2017 1–4 pm Victoria Park Kitchener and Victoria Drive, Vancouver Find more info and a write-up of the event in the Georgia Straight. Bring the entire family to the inaugural Victoria Day at Victoria Park! With the theme Child Poverty Then and Now, the day creates awareness for MORE
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6–8 pm Registration: 6–6:15 pm Kitsilano Neighbourhood House 2305 W 7th Ave., Vancouver RSVP here or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-664-9220 Join MP Joyce Murray in this important discussion and share your thoughts and priorities. A report of your recommendations will be submitted to Minister of MORE
Learning together to help each other learn Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9 am–4 pm Richmond, BC Register now For teachers, administrators, parents and support staff. New provincial funding for additional classroom and specialist teaching positions provides a unique opportunity to collaborate on ways to restore classroom supports and ensure the MORE
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Find more info and download the Facilitator Training Application form Deadline to register: Sunday, May 21, 2017 Free. Training material and food provided The Partnerships Project of the Aboriginal Supported Child Development Programs of BC is offering facilitator training in the newly revised Fetal Alcohol Spectrum MORE
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9 am–12:30 pm Robert Lee YMCA 955 Burrard Street, Vancouver RSVP to Brenda Bedford at email@example.com or 604-629-1630 Join the BC Healthy Living Alliance and the YMCA BC for a policy discussion on the health and well-being of children and youth with the policy platform #MakeBCHealthier4Kids MORE
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Penticton Lakeside Resort Register now The Federation of Community Social Services of BC hosts the KAIROS Blanket Exercise and a collective story gathering to forge new paths toward reconciliation.
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10:30 am–1 pm Find more info Start at the Roundhouse Community Centre with family-friendly activities then proceed up Davie street, ending up at Emery Barnes Park at noon for a picnic lunch (bring your picnic lunch and blanket).
Challenges, Misperceptions and Responses That Make a Difference Saturday, May 27, 2017 St. George’s School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver Find more info Register now Join Khalil Shariff of the Aga Khan Foundation, Kevin McCort of the Vancouver Foundation and Adrienne Montani of First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy MORE
Tuesday, Apr. 25 7–8:30 pm Vancouver Public Library Main Branch Book your free ticket Can’t make it in person? Join the webinar, Thursday, Apr. 27, 3-4 pm Dan Meades of the Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador discusses the success of Newfoundland and Labrador’s poverty reduction strategy. Dan will MORE
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9 am–12:30 pm Robert Lee YMCA 955 Burrard Street, Vancouver RSVP to Brenda Bedford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-629-1630 Join the BC Healthy Living Alliance and the YMCA BC for a policy discussion on the health and well-being of children and youth. BC’s deputy provincial health office MORE