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Submission to BC Human Rights Tribunal says early intervention is a child’s right

First Call coalition member, the BC Association for Child Development and Intervention (BCACDI), has provided an excellent submission regarding the re-establishment of the BC Human Rights Tribunal framing early intervention is a children’s right issue. According to their submission, “BCACDI is connected to the topic of Human Rights through the MORE


Living Wage releases video aimed at employers

The Living Wage for Families Campaign has released a new video featuring One Stop Shop Cards and Games owner Andrea Robertson. “It’s about fairness,” said Andrea Robertson, co-owner of One Stop Shop Cards and Games. “How can we ask our employees to support and represent our family business if we MORE


Family’s experience renews call to action on child and youth mental health in BC

A BC family has issued a desperate call for more supports for their mentally ill child and their family, highlighting research and a recent call to action issued by BC’s Representative for Children and Youth, called Missing Pieces: Joshua’s Story. The Potma family has cried foul about a lack of support services for MORE


Child and youth news of the week

The Tyee: Employers clash on timeline for $15 minimum wage CBC News: Shelter for women leaving abuse in Kitimat runs out of space Times Colonist: Seeking an end to violence against women and girls Global News: BC judge who erred in law put ministry under fire CBC Radio Unreserved: Elementary school students rewriting the TRC’s MORE

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First Call’s 2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card

Data in the First Call 2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card, released November 21, highlights how growing income inequality among BC families has one in five, or 18.3%, of our children living in poverty. Other key findings from the 2015 data include: This represents 153,300 children under age 18, a decrease MORE

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New Métis children and family services provider in Kamloops

BC’s minister for children and family development Katrine Conroy says Kamloops group Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services will take over responsibility for Métis children and family services in the area according to a recently released government press statement. Minister Conroy says the government is transferring child-protection authority to MORE