Publication Type: Letters and Submissions to Government

Letters and Submissions

September 2022 Submission to MCFD on Youth Transitions Engagement

In response to the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s request for feedback on their July 2022 Youth Transitions Implementation Paper, First Call reviewed responses from several youth service partner organizations, as well as previous reports containing research and the perspectives of youth with experience transitioning from government care. First MORE

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Letter to Minister Dean: Restore Provincial Advisor Positions

First Call’s Early Childhood Development Roundtable has written to the Minister of Children and Family Development to request the ministry consider restoring the positions of Provincial Advisor for Infant Development Programs (IDP) and Supported Child Development Programs (SCDP), which were cut many years ago. As we have learned from both MORE

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Fostering Change Youth Meet with Government Ministers for Fourth Annual Policy Solutions Day

On Monday October 25, Fostering Change Community Organizers held eight meetings with provincial government ministers and their senior staff to brief them on issues facing youth who turn 19 and age out of government care. Over the course of the day, 20+ youth participated, meeting with ministers including Minister Dean, MORE

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First Call Submission to BC’s Budget Consultation

At the end of June, First Call submitted our recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services as they consider spending priorities in the next provincial budget. This year, in the midst of uncertainty about how COVID-19 has (and will continue to) affect BC’s children, youth and MORE

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First Call and Basics for Health Society urges a coordinated response to children’s health

Today, First Call and Basics for Health Society sent a letter to the BC government urging a coordinated response to children’s health during this COVID-19 pandemic. Advocates, physicians, researchers and health care professionals have come together to voice their alarm about the harmful impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, MORE

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ECD Roundtable Letter to Minister

Today, First Call’s Early Childhood Development Roundtable (ECDRT) wrote to Ministers Chen and Conroy to share concerns expressed by the forty-three people from around the province who participated in our March 25th meeting. Many issues raised were related to the fragility of providers of early child development services and the MORE