Publication Topics: Federal

Letters and Submissions

First Call Urges MPs Joly and Bennett to Restore Aboriginal Youth Program Funding

April 2016 In this letter, First Call urges Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly and Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett to meet with the Council of Mothers to discuss reinstating federal funding for the Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth (CCAY) program and to increase funding for saving and MORE

Letters and Submissions

MPs and Ministers Congratulated on Federal Election and Invited to Learn about First Call

April 2016 This letter from the First Call Coalition congratulated all Members of Parliament and relevant Ministers (re)elected in the 2015 federal election and invited them to learn more about First Call’s vision and work. It also commends them on the actions they have already taken in their first few months of MORE


Federal Policies That Put Children and Youth First – Progress Update

In the lead-up to the federal election, First Call developed an election toolkit outlining what is at stake for BC’s children and youth at the federal level under each of the 4 Keys to Success for Children and Youth. In this new report we’ve tracked the progress made on our policy recommendations based on announcements MORE

First Call Monthly Updates

March 2016 Monthly Update

March, 2016 Welcome to our monthly update about First Call’s advocacy work and key actions you can take to support children and youth in BC. Highlights this month include: We reviewed the federal budget for highlights and misses for BC’s children and youth We heard back from MSDSI Minister Stilwell MORE


Federal budget 2016 takes aim at child poverty, misses early childhood urgency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 31, 2016 First Call Coalition members were looking for a 2016 federal budget that put Canada’s children and youth first and that ensured that BC’s children and youth have the resources they need to thrive. We were heartened by a number of new commitments for MORE

Letters and Submissions

Federal Finance Minister Responds to Campaign 2000 Letter Re: Canada Child Benefit

February 2016 In response to the December 2015 letter by Campaign 2000 Steering Committee members and partners, including First Call, federal finance minister Bill Morneau writes that he discussed the Canada Child Benefit with his provincial and territorial counterparts and that he “emphasized the importance of low-income families being able MORE

Letters and Submissions

Letter to MCFD Minister Cadieux Re: National Meeting of Social Services Ministers

February 4, 2016 The Honourable Stephanie Cadieux Minister of Children and Family Development Government of British Columbia VIA EMAIL: Dear Minister Cadieux, Re: National meeting of social services ministers On the occasion of the February 4-5th Federal-Provincial-Territorial social service ministers meeting, I am writing to you as a Steering MORE