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BC Rent Bank Offering Support

BC Rent Bank is pleased to partner with a great number of organizations that are offering rent bank services in their community! If you are someone looking for services, please have a look here at the agencies currently offering rent bank services. Since each organization has its own set of criteria for MORE


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Child and Youth News of the Week

CBC News: Province says 16% of child-care spots promised are open, halfway through funding timeline CBC News: Island Health cuts funding for postpartum depression counselling program CKPG Today: 42 new child care spaces for Smithers The Williams Lake Tribune: Williams Lake developing plan to address early childhood labour force shortage The Vancouver Sun: Survey: B.C. MORE


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From Marginalized to Magnified, Youth Homelessness Report

Katherine McParland, Executive Director of A Way Home Kamloops, presented her newly-released report From Marginalized to Magnified: Youth Homelessness Solutions From Those With Lived Expertise to the March 11th First Call coalition meeting. The report was prepared in collaboration with her advisory group Youth Against Youth Homelessness BC and The Office of MORE


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City of Vancouver Passes Motion in Support of Healthy School Food

On March 10, 2020, First Call submitted comments to the City of Vancouver supporting passage of the motion, “Taking Steps Toward a National Cost-Shared Universal Healthy School Food Program.” Click here to read our comments. We are pleased to hear that the City of Vancouver passed the motion on March 11th. One part of MORE


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More BC Budget Analysis from Our Members

In mid-February, First Call sent out a special edition of our Weekly Newsletter to respond to the BC Budget 2020 announcement. The budget followed through on promises made in past budgets – including the BC Child Opportunity Benefit – but came up short on new initiatives and investments that would assist children, MORE


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SCY Voting Age Consultation Event (Postponed)

You might have heard that The Society for Children and Youth of BC was hosting a consultation about Canada’s voting age. They were inviting youth ages 12-18 to take part in the consultation and get information about a potential legal challenge to the current voting age. The event was scheduled MORE


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2020 FCSSBC Youth Education Bursary

The Federation of Community Social Services of BC Youth Education Bursary assists young people that are or have been in care and want to pursue a career in the field of Human and Social Services. Bursaries support students with the financial costs of tuition, books, and supplies for post-secondary academic education, training, MORE


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Child and Youth News of the Week

CFJC Today: Poverty Reduction Minister says latest Stats Canada data points to progress with B.C strategy Goldstream Gazette: Canadian poverty rates are declining, but many groups remain vulnerable Delta Optimist: More childcare spaces eyed  Daily Hive: New bill provides 5 days of paid leave for workers facing domestic or sexual violence CBC News: New MORE