News Topics: Child and Youth Safety

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First Call’s Budget 2020 Submission

 In this year’s BC budget submission, First Call highlights five recommendations from our 2018 Child Poverty Report Card starting with important targeted poverty reduction measures for families living in deep poverty. Our Key Recommendations: 1. Increase income supports for families living in deep poverty 2. Invest in early childhood 3. Ensure MORE


Youth Take Action: Digital Citizenship Resources

In April, SFU Public Square hosted the Confronting the Disinformation Age Community Summit. The summit considered how the proliferation of disinformation is impacting society and challenging our capacity to make informed decisions about our economic, social, and political lives. Two resources were created from the summit. The Youth Take Action MORE

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The Impact of Poverty on Canadian Children: a Call for Action

In case you missed it, the Canadian Medical Association Journal released a blog article in February to discuss the impact of poverty on Canadian children. Cal Robinson, a postgraduate year two Pediatrics resident in Ontario, explains that Canada’s position as third highest rate of child poverty amongst 17 similarly developed countries points to the MORE

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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