News Topics: Municipal


Child and Youth News of the Week

Global News: Victoria daycare operator says she’s got the space, but can’t find staff to open National Post: Children with disabilities need better access to sport Vancouver Sun: Jordan Westfall: Getting us out of the overdose epidemic will require bold action from government StarMetro Vancouver: A B.C. reserve has been MORE


Campaigns and Issues

#AllOnBoard Affordable Transit for Metro Vancouver

The #AllonBoard campaign has launched a petition calling on Metro Vancouver for affordable and accessible transit. The campaign advocates for: Free transit for all children and youth 0-18 Sliding scale monthly pass system based on income They also advocate for a social justice and poverty reduction mandate for Translink, non-stigmatizing affordability measures, fare evasion 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


opportunities

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


Child and Youth News of the Week

CTV News: Parents hoping to see reduced daycare fees may have to wait CBC News: Basic income pilot not coming to B.C. until at least 2020, despite Green-NDP pledge News Wire: Canada and the Métis Nation move forward on Canada-Métis Nation Accord Vancouver Sun: Questions leave child care providers leery of B.C. fee 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


Child and youth news of the week

National Observer: BC working on big changes for Indigenous child welfare Times Colonist: Victoria sobering centre to start taking older teens Province: Dylan Cohen: More educational support needed from government for kids leaving foster care Castlegar Source: OP/ED: BC Poverty Reduction Coalition says minimum wage hikes inadequate Global News: Foster parents say contract terminated after MORE