News Topics: Poverty


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Speak Up for Children & Youth in the Provincial Budget 2019 Consultations

Organizations and individuals can participate in Provincial Budget Consultations via written, audio, video submissions, online survey, and in-person presentations. These consultations are an important opportunity to voice your priorities for government spending and programs impacting children, youth and families. First Call is encouraging submissions and presentations to include our call for enhancing BC’s MORE


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Speak Up for Children & Youth in the Provincial Budget 2019 Consultations

Organizations and individuals can participate in Provincial Budget Consultations via written, audio, video submissions, online survey, and in-person presentations. These consultations are an important opportunity to voice your priorities for government spending and programs impacting children, youth and families. First Call is encouraging submissions and presentations to include our call for enhancing BC’s MORE


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Poverty Reduction Plan Federal Announcement

On August 21st, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos released Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy. The 100-page plan includes an overview of their past year of consultations and concrete poverty reduction targets: 20 percent reduction in poverty by 2020 and a 50 percent reduction in poverty by 2030. MORE


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


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First Call’s Federal Budget Submission

On August 3, First Call participated in the federal government’s Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2019 Budget with a submission that made recommendations in three key areas: 1. Tax Fairness and Income Support: Leveling the playing field for Canada’s children and youth is one of the best investments government can make MORE


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What does poverty look like in Canada? Survey finds one-in-four experience notable economic hardship

A new, two-part study from the Angus Reid Institute examines the state of poverty in Canada by looking at lived experiences instead of income. The first chapter looks at four groups of poverty: Struggling, On the Edge, Recently Comfortable, and Always Comfortable. Respondents who are Struggling were most likely to be Indigenous, MORE