Publication Type: Reports


Child Labour Is No Accident – Addendum

May 2013 On the eve of publishing the report Child Labour Is No Accident, we received important new data from WorkSafe BC that expands on child work-related injury data and risks working children face in BC. Since it was too late to integrate this new data into the report, we included it as MORE


First Call Annotated Bibliography of Early Childhood Development Resources

December 2012 This update to the annotated bibliography from Early Childhood Development in BC: First Call’s Framework for Action features links to reports by researchers, including Clyde Hertzman and Paul Kershaw, and to websites of organizations, including the Childcare Resource and Research Unit and Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development.

Letters and Submissions

BC’s Regional Poverty Reduction Strategies – Seven Communities Report

August 2012 The BC Liberal government is trying what no other government in Canada has ever dared to try: fighting poverty without spending more money. The “alleged” poverty reduction strategies announced in April by Mary McNeil, Minister of Children and Family Development, will start in summer 2012 with the help of perhaps 100 MORE


BC’s “Alleged” Poverty Reduction Strategies: When is a strategy not a strategy?

In this publication, First Call provides analysis of the features of the BC Government’s Regional Poverty Reduction Strategies. It comes in part from government news releases, information collected by BC Stats, and a detailed briefing provided by the ministry at First Call’s May 2012 coalition meeting. The “alleged” poverty reduction MORE

Letters and Submissions

2011 Brief on Federal Child and Youth Rights Issues

July 2011 This briefing note is designed to be a reference document outlining ongoing and critical issues respecting the promotion and protection of child and youth rights within Canada, particularly those within federal jurisdiction. The material is organized by theme: General measures to promote and protect children’s rights Children’s rights MORE


Taking Stock of Youth Wellbeing in BC Today: A Forum

June 2009 Co-sponsored by First Call, Vancouver Foundation and PeerNetBC, this forum brought together First Call partners, youth and youth-serving agencies to examine new research, identify gaps in services to youth and focus our work on advocacy initiatives and policy recommendations to address those gaps. More than 140 people attended, MORE


Working for a Living Wage: Ensuring Paid Work Meets Basic Family Needs in Vancouver and Victoria – 2008

September 2008 By Tim Richards, Marcy Cohen, Seth Klein and Deborah Littman Working for a Living Wage is the original full report co-published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition and the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria. Focused on Greater Vancouver MORE

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First Call Recommendations for Canada’s 3rd and 4th Reports on Children’s Rights

July 2008 Recommendations for Preparation of Canada’s 3rd and 4th Reports on Children’s Rights Submitted by First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition is pleased to provide the following suggestions for Canada’s 3rd and 4th Reports on our progress in implementing MORE