News Topics: Provincial


Campaigns and Issues

Shifting the Culture at the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition collaborated with partners in developing a discussion paper based on key concerns and observations collected over years of working on assistance issues with people seeking MCFD services. The paper includes 31 specific and achievable recommendations for the Ministry so that those seeking help have their needs met MORE


Campaigns and Issues

Provincial Health Officer Releases Annual Report

Last week BC’s provincial heath officer (PHO), released the report, Taking the Pulse of the Population: An Update on the Health of British Columbians. One of the four areas highlighted for more attention is early childhood development. The report recommends that government increase support for programs and policies that focus MORE


Campaigns and Issues

BC Government Responds to Court Action Filed on Behalf of Youth in Care

This morning the provincial government filed its response to a court action taken by the Public Guardian and Trustee regarding a former social worker accused of financial improprieties related to youth in government care. First Call is pleased to see that government “admits vicarious liability for the actions of the MORE


resources

$10aDay Progress Summary

The Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC released a progress summary that outlines the BC government’s financial steps towards implementing universal child care. The BC Budget 2018 committed $1 billion over three years to improve access to quality, affordable child care, complemented by additional federal funding of $153 million. MORE


opportunities

Basic Income Feedback Form

On July 3, 2018 the Province announced the creation of an expert committee to study the potential for using a basic income approach in its efforts to reduce poverty and prepare for the emerging economy. Organizations and individuals with an interest in basic income are invited to share their input MORE


Child and youth news of the week

CHEK: West Coast LEAF says further progress is needed for B.C. to meet international women’s rights obligations Tri-City News: PoMo council wants free transit for youth APTN National News: ’A turning point’: New Indigenous child welfare legislation will save lives says Philpott The Tyee: Good Intentions on Indigenous Child Welfare MORE