Publication Type: Reports


BC Federal Riding Child Poverty Rates

To supplement the October 8, 2015 media release by Campaign 2000: End Child and Family Poverty in Canada of maps showing the rate of child poverty in federal ridings across the country, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition has released two charts profiling the child poverty rates in the federal ridings MORE


2013 First Call Annual Report

First Call had a very busy year in 2013, including advocacy campaigns around child poverty, child labour, living wages, and early childhood development. We also published an election toolkit for the provincial election and gave many public presentations and media interviews. We had a very successful fundraising dinner with First Nations activist Cindy MORE


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