News Topics: Living Wage


Living Wage for Families Update

After fourteen years, First Call Child and Youth Advocacy Society is winding down our operation of the Living Wage for Families BC employer certification program. We have reached an agreement with Vancity Community Foundation (VCF) and as of November 1, 2022 VCF is operating the program. First Call co-founded and MORE

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First Call Submission to BC Budget Consultation

Submission to Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services First Call’s September 2021 budget submission, highlighted five priority areas for children, youth, and their families, with recommendations for next year’s budget: Poverty reduction measures and income security for families Investments in early childhood development and prevention services Support youth MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Times Colonist: Victoria council backs campaign for ‘living wage’ StarMetro Vancouver: Ontario’s cancellation of basic income pilot is seen as a setback by B.C. proponents Vancouver Sun: Abbotsford anti-gang program to lose funding as kids head back to school Vancouver Sun: Judy Darcy: Overdose emergency: Unprecedented crisis demands unprecedented action StarMetro Vancouver: Peer-led overdose response MORE