News Topics: Living Wage


Living Wage releases video aimed at employers

The Living Wage for Families Campaign has released a new video featuring One Stop Shop Cards and Games owner Andrea Robertson. “It’s about fairness,” said Andrea Robertson, co-owner of One Stop Shop Cards and Games. “How can we ask our employees to support and represent our family business if we MORE


Child and youth news of the week

The Tyee: Employers clash on timeline for $15 minimum wage CBC News: Shelter for women leaving abuse in Kitimat runs out of space Times Colonist: Seeking an end to violence against women and girls Global News: BC judge who erred in law put ministry under fire CBC Radio Unreserved: Elementary school students rewriting the TRC’s 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


Living wage 2017 in the news

Metro Vancouver: Living wage in Metro Vancouver pegged at $20.62: report Times Colonist: Victoria’s living wage for young families eases — to $71,315 Sooke Online Daily Pocket News: Living Wage in the CRD hovers around $20/hour My Prince George Now: North Central BC’s Living Wage eclipses $16.39 in 2017 Prince MORE


Election 2017 party responses to First Call coalition questions

On behalf of our 101 member organizations, First Call sent questions from our 2017 Provincial Election Toolkit to each of the three main parties in this election. All three parties have responded, and we encourage everyone to read their answers to our questions about putting the interests of children, youth MORE