News Category: First Call


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First Call Annual Fundraising Gala with Grand Chief Ed John coming up February 1!

First Call’s annual fundraising gala is on the horizon! The gala is an opportunity to celebrate our child and youth advocacy, thank all those who generously support the work of First Call, and raise much-needed funds to ensure we can continue advocacy to put BC’s children and youth first. We MORE


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First Call’s 2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card

Data in the First Call 2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card, released November 21, highlights how growing income inequality among BC families has one in five, or 18.3%, of our children living in poverty. Other key findings from the 2015 data include: This represents 153,300 children under age 18, a decrease MORE


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2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card release: Looking for action to change BC’s child poverty story

Data in the 2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card, released today by First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, highlights the income inequality that leaves far too many British Columbia families struggling to cover basic living expenses. One in five of our children still lives in poverty. Using the MORE


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2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card Media Advisory

Media Advisory What: 2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card press launch When: 9:00-10:00 am, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Where: BC Teachers’ Federation, 550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Vancouver – On Tuesday, November 21, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition will release its annual report card on child MORE


November 2017 First Call Coalition Meeting Agenda

First Call Coalition Meeting BC Teachers’ Federation Building, 550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver Wednesday, January 11, 2016 9:15 to 11:30 am – Refreshments served at 9 am AGENDA 1. Welcome and introductions 2. First Call updates Fostering Change Youth Policy Solutions Day in Victoria Provincial Poverty Reduction Advisory Forum appointments ECD MORE


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Report exposes violations of basic workplace rights including children at risk

The BC Employment Standards Coalition released a report on Labour Day titled Workers’ Stories of Exploitation & Abuse: Why BC Employment Standards Need to Change that cites previous research and reports by First Call on the deregulation of child labour in BC and its impact on children and youth (pages 32-33). The MORE


September 2017 First Call Coalition Meeting Agenda

First Call Coalition Meeting BC Teachers’ Federation Building, 550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:15 to 11:30 am Refreshments served at 9:00 am AGENDA 1. Welcome and introductions 2. First Call updates Welcome new member: Foster Parent Support Services (Victoria and Vancouver Island), Kiwassa Neighbourhood House New MORE


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Government reaches out to coalitions on BC poverty reduction plan

The Honourable Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, has reached out to both the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition and First Call for preliminary consultations on a poverty reduction plan for BC. The PRC met with the Minister and staff on August 10, and First Call conducted a MORE


June 2017 First Call Coalition Meeting Agenda

First Call Coalition Meeting BC Teachers’ Federation Building, 550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9 to 11:30 am – Note early start time Refreshments served at 8:45 am AGENDA Community Conversation on Federal Poverty Reduction Strategy This coalition meeting is a special consultation by First Call and MORE