Publication Topics: Children and Youth in Care

Letters and Submissions

Letter from Minister Mark – Fostering Change

On December 18, 2019, Honourable Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, wrote a letter to Fostering Change Community Organizers and adult allies. In the letter, she references Policy Solutions Day 2019 and thanks organizers for their determination to make BC’s child welfare system more comprehensive and universal. MORE

Letters and Submissions

Submission to Select Standing Committee On Finance and Government Services

In this year’s BC budget submission, First Call highlights five recommendations from our 2018 Child Poverty Report Card starting with important targeted poverty reduction measures for families living in deep poverty. Key Recommendations 1. Increase income supports for families living in deep poverty 2. Invest in early childhood 3. Ensure MORE


2018 BC Child Poverty Report Card

Media Release November 20, 2018 First Call’s Annual 2018 Child Poverty Report Card Finds One in Five Children Still Poor (Vancouver BC) Today, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition released its annual BC Child Poverty Report Card finding that not much has changed for poor children and their families. MORE

Letters and Submissions

First Call Submission to Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services

First Call submitted our BC Budget 2019 consultation on October 15, 2018. Our submission raises concerns and makes recommendations affecting children youth and families in BC that have been raised by our research and our member organizations regarding various themes. We highlight four recommendations: Enhancing and expanding BC’s child benefit to reduce MORE

First Call Monthly Updates

September Monthly Update

Welcome to our monthly update about First Call’s advocacy work and key developments in child and youth policy in BC. Highlights this month include: We’re Hiring! Living Wage Campaign Hiring Research Coordinator BC Poverty Reduction Strategy Act introduced Policy Solutions Lobby Day 2018 BC Child Poverty Report Card Release Date MORE

Letters and Submissions

First Call’s Submission to Federal Budget Consultation Focuses on Reducing Child Poverty

On August 3, First Call participated in the federal government’s Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2019 Budget with a submission that made recommendations in three key areas: Tax Fairness and Income Support Leveling the playing field for Canada’s children and youth is one of the best investments government can MORE

Letters and Submissions

First Call Submission to National Consultation on a Human Rights-Based Approach to Housing

This spring the Government of Canada invited responses to a proposed new framework for a human rights-based approach to housing. First Call’s submission recommended the federal government focus on four areas of action: ensure access to safe and affordable housing for children and youth who live in households struggling with MORE