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Premier John Horgan responds to Youth Policy Solutions Day Policy Memorandum

In October 2017, First Call co-hosted a Youth Policy Solutions Day with Vancouver Foundation’s Fostering Change initiative, where we developed a policy memorandum that we sent to Premier John Horgan. He has sent a response that outlines future steps and addresses our recommendations. We are grateful for the detailed response and are optimistic with the choice to MORE


Watch BC School Superintendent Teresa Downs on White Privilege Campaign

Superintendent of Schools for the Gold Trail School District, Teresa Downs, presented at the Columbia Institute’s Centre for Civic Governance 2018 High Ground: Communities for All event in March 2018. Her speech about the district’s experiences and responses to their White Privilege Campaign was incredibly moving and inspiring. The speech MORE


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


Aboriginal Head Start On-Reserve (AHSOR) program expansion

AHSOR is a holistic, community-based program designed to enhance early childhood development, school readiness and overall family health and wellness for First Nations children. The First Nations Health Authority has secured $10.5M of funding from the province of BC to invest in the expansion of AHSOR programming. Communities seeking to MORE