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 operated this program to tackle family poverty. Our research tells us that many children grow up in households where parents are working full time but can’t make ends meet. First Call is proud to have operated the Living Wage for Families BC program and to have championed the discussion in BC about the important role living wages play in reducing child and family poverty. Today, the global living wage movement is gaining momentum and the concept has become a familiar one to many people.