Publication Type: In the News


Op-ed: B.C.’s child poverty story needs to change

Published November 21, 2017, in The Province By Adrienne Montani A generational opportunity to change the child-poverty story in B.C. is knocking. The provincial NDP government and the B.C. Green party have committed to work together to design and implement a province-wide poverty reduction strategy. The new cabinet includes a minister MORE

2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card

Media release: November 21, 2017 Looking for Action to Change BC’s Child Poverty Story Data in the 2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card, released today by First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, highlights the income inequality that leaves far too many British Columbia families struggling to cover basic MORE


A Coalition of Advocacy

John Kennedy The past few years have brought much greater public awareness of what youth in foster care face at 19 as they age out of the system, and what adequate funding and community support can do to prevent sudden homelessness—or worse—at that critical life transition. A growing body of MORE


Time to make investing in B.C. families our top priority

Published February 11, 2017, in the Vancouver Sun by Adrienne Montani, Faith Bodnar, Sherry Sinclair and Sharon Gregson As families across British Columbians celebrate the 5th annual B.C. Family Day, it’s a welcome opportunity to spend extra time together, have some fun and celebrate all the wonderful reasons our families are important MORE

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First Call in the News – 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card

CBC Early Edition: Margot Young on child poverty statistics (starts at 2:11:20) Williams Lake Tribune: LETTERS: High child poverty rate in Williams Lake a sign of wealth inequality Northern View: Prince Rupert second-worst in B.C. for child poverty Times Colonist: Trevor Hancock: Governments fail to provide necessaries of life CBC MORE

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First Call in the News – July 2016

Times Colonist: Trevor Hancock: Poverty serious detriment to public health Vancouver Sun: Opinion: B.C.’s child labour laws make Canada look bad Chilliwack Progress: Clawback of mat leave pay ‘discriminatory’ says Chilliwack woman Vancouver Sun: Living wage proponents look to spark national movement with pay increases News 1130: New Canada Child MORE

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First Call in the News – June 2016

Parksville-Qualicum Beach News: City of Parksville votes to certify as a Living Wage for Families employer Maple Ridge News: Pitt Meadows looks at living wage Province: Adrienne Montani: Maternity benefits clawback unfair to women Foodable: Failure to launch: Canada’s no-tipping trend Capture Queue: SPARC BC’s Scott Graham on his work MORE