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First Call in the News – February 2020

FIRST CALL IN THE NEWS CBC News: Child care, housing top of mind for parents ahead of  BC budget The Tyee: Budget 2020: New taxes on pop and the rich, plus a boost for health care Eagle Valley News: The price of poverty: Schools, community notice more people in Salmon Arm struggling The MORE


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First Call in the News – January 2020

FIRST CALL IN THE NEWS The Tyee: One in Five Children Still Live in Poverty in BC. Can We Ever Improve? Vancouver Sun: Another generation of B.C. children has grown up in poverty: new report Global TV: Health Matters: BC Child Poverty Report Card CKNW: First Call releases Child Poverty Report Card (January 14) Vancouver MORE


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First Call in the News – December 2019

CBC Radio: Helesia was interviewed about child poverty the morning of their Food Bank Day, Dec 6th. CBC: A mother should never ever have to be put in this position’: Chilliwack mom on brink of homelessness CFAX 1070: Adam Stirling Hour 3 – December 23 (starts at 21:35)


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First Call in the News – October 2019

Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News: Cost of living drops for families in Tofino and Ucluelet Times Colonist: Greater Victoria homes slightly more affordable: Vital Signs report Times Colonist: Let’s take poverty and health seriously Penticton Western News: One in five children in Penticton living in poverty The Tyee: In an election about affordability, we aren’t we talking MORE


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First Call in the News – September 2019

CJSF: Speak Up! Powell River Peak: Living wage calculations released for Powell River The Kelowna Daily Courier: Beyond the Bell The Tyee: BC Bans ‘Birth Alerts,’ Promises More Family Supports in Bid to End Apprehension of Newborns CTV News: Former foster kids demand better supports Vancouver Sun: Former youth in care call for improvements to support MORE


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First Call in the News – August 2019

Burnaby Now: Burnaby business earns living wage designation The Georgia Straight: Former youth in care celebrate and boost awareness about challenges of aging out of the system Vancouver Courier: Vancouver school board avoids funding debate while teachers and province bargain The Tyee: BC Waives Tuition for Youth from Foster Care, But It Could Do MORE


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First Call in the News – June 2019

CBC News: Minimum wage in BC increases to $13.85 an hour today The Tyee: Most British Columbians want end to private school subsidies, poll finds Star Metro Vancouver: Private schools should not receive taxpayers’ money, say nearly 80 per cent of B.C. residents polled Global News: Majority of B.C. parents are ‘content’ with their MORE


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First Call in the News – May 2019

The Tyee: Metro Van’s Living Wage Drops, and that’s a Good Thing Global News: Metro Vancouver living wage dips for first time in 11 years: CCPA CKPG Today: Living wage drops significantly amidst BC childcare investments Prince George Matters: New B.C. childcare investments make Prince George more affordable for families: report IndoCanadian Voice: Report says MORE


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First Call in the News – April 2019

BC Govt: Changes to employment standards will better protect children, support workers The Tyee: Katie Hyslop series on Indigenous child welfare earns national CAJ nomination Star Metro Vancouver: What’s ahead for B.C.’s labour laws? Kids at work The Vancouver Sun: Working Families Fuel Greater Demand at Greater Vancouver Food Banks North Shore News: New employment MORE


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First Call in the News – March 2019

Press Progress: Children Forced to Claim $5 million Per Year in Injury Payouts, Thanks to Old BC Liberal Labour Laws The Tyee: Want Justice? Then Let the Youth Lead Langara Voice: Langara Faculty Association now a living wage employer BCTF Social Justice Newsletter: 1 in 5 Poor Children in BC Call Out for Bold Government MORE


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First Call in the News – February 2019

The Tyee: Dylan Cohen on Finding ‘Home’ after Foster Care Victoria Times Colonist: B.C. children need protection from workplace exploitation Prince George Citizen: B.C. children need protection from workplace The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn (radio) Daybreak South with Chris Walker (radio) Daybreak North with Carolina de Ryk (radio) Parent Support Services: Celebrating Family Day


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First Call in the News – January 2019

StarMetro Vancouver: B.C. expands access to prescription drugs for low income families Vancouver Sun: The Poverty Children Face is Often Hidden From Us say Agencies The Education Leader: New Westminster School District Launches Ground-Breaking Lunch Program


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First Call in the News – December 2018

West Coast LEAF: CEDAW Report Card 2018 Star Metro Vancouver: B.C.’s top billionaires’ average wealth dwarfs that of median Vancouverite by a factor of almost 6,000 The Tyee: Our Katie Hyslop’s a “Champion” for Kids CFAX 1070: Central Saanich certified as Living Wage Employer Saanich News: District of Central Saanich pays a living wage Times MORE


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First Call in the News – November 2018

CBC News: ‘It’s absolutely appalling’: Indigenous youth in care vulnerable to exploitation, say advocates New West Record: OUR VIEW: ‘Gotcha’ moment shines a spotlight on child poverty in B.C. CBC Early Edition: Reconcile This: Indigenous youth exploitation Vancouver Sun: Rhys Kesselman and Adrienne Montani: B.C. needs to make important changes to its childhood tax MORE