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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


Child and youth news of the week

StarMetro Vancouver: B.C. begins paying back millions taken from welfare recipients on methadone StarMetro Vancouver: Canada detains migrant kids, too, and it needs to stop, experts say The Globe and Mail: Trump’s zero-tolerance policy inflicts anguish on kids – with toxic health impacts Maclean’s: Trudeau won’t condemn Trump’s migrant policy. MORE


JOB POSTING: Living Wage Campaign Organizer

JOB POSTING:  LIVING WAGE CAMPAIGN ORGANIZER Full time position (35 hours/week), including evening and weekend work, as necessary Location:  First Call office, downtown Vancouver Click here to download .pdf of the posting. First Call is a dynamic, non-partisan coalition of over 100 provincial and regional partner organizations in British Columbia MORE


Child and Youth New of the Week

CHEK News: UVic professor Michael Prince appointed new chair of Community Living British Columbia CBC News: B.C. government hints exemptions to new health payroll tax on the way — but not for cities CNC News: B.C. Ombudsperson’s report shows thousands of welfare recipients unfairly penalized CNC News: Students with special needs in B.C. still MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Policy Note: Mobility pricing: An idea whose time has come? CCPA: BC government decision to continue excluding farm workers from minimum wage protection very disappointing CBC News: Province says new legislation will keep Indigenous communities involved in children’s welfare Yukon News: Yukon delegation visits First Nations-led child welfare agencies in B.C. StarMetro Vancouver: For B.C.’s MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

CBC News: ‘Urgency’ needed to meet Gladue requirements in B.C. for Indigenous offenders CBC News: Shadows and promises in Attawapiskat The Peak: Is universal basic income an effective social policy? Times Colonist: Bikers rumble up to courthouse, ready to help abused children CBC News: Students with specific learning needs suffering after court ruling on MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

CTV News: Parents hoping to see reduced daycare fees may have to wait CBC News: Basic income pilot not coming to B.C. until at least 2020, despite Green-NDP pledge News Wire: Canada and the Métis Nation move forward on Canada-Métis Nation Accord Vancouver Sun: Questions leave child care providers leery of B.C. fee reduction MORE