News Topics: Living Wage

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 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

Campaigns and Issues

Living Wage Petition for Capilano University Cleaners

The Living Wage for Families Campaign is supporting cleaners at Capilano University with a petition calling on all stakeholders at Capilano U to adopt a Living Wage & Benefits Policy for all direct and contracted workers on campus. The website quotes: “Poverty is a serious issues affecting families in the Metro Vancouver area MORE


Child and youth news of the week

Surrey Now-Leader: An ongoing struggle with poverty CBC News: High school graduation rates up for Indigenous, special needs students Huffpost: Discriminating against the poor is illegal, should change CBC News: JJ Bean gives Ontario minimum wage to staff because it’s the right thing to do CBC News: Free daycare for low income families announced for MORE


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

Campaigns and Issues

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