News Topics: Income Inequality


research

Final report of the Advisory Committee on Homelessness

The federal Advisory Committee on Homelessness was announced in June 2017 with a mandate to provide context for homelessness in Canada and outline recommendations. In their most recent report, the committee notes specific recommendations for sub-populations at risk of homelessness. Youth homelessness was an area of specific concern for the Committee due to MORE


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Vancouver Crossroads Conference

First Call is excited to be a conference partner for the Vancouver Crossroads event, organized by Organize BC in partnership with the Vancouver District Labour Council. The event will build relationships among community members in Vancouver, while providing space for community members to talk about the civic issues that are important to MORE


Campaigns and Issues

Add your voice to the urgent need to raise welfare and disability rates

First Call is disappointed that welfare and disability rates were not raised in the BC budget announcement. From the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition website you can send a message to the BC Government’s Poverty Reduction Consultations (as well as Premier John Horgan and Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction MORE


Child and youth news of the week

CBC News: Ottawa to increase funding for First Nations child welfare services National Observer: B.C.’s budget calls for momentous change in housing, childcare CBC News: Record check misses ‘shocking revelations’ in B.C. Children’s Ministry file Global Newswire: BC Supreme Court grants Huu-ay-aht mother more access to her newborn The Tyee: MORE