Publication Type: Reports


Reports

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


Reports

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


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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


Letters and Submissions

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


Reports

2007 First Call Annual Report

Levelling the Playing Field Project: First Call received funding to support four communities in raising awareness of income inequality and child poverty issues affecting children and families. These communities will assess local policies, practices and circumstances to identify priorities for their action plans. Download the annual report to read more First Call highlights MORE


Reports

The Well-Being of British Columbia’s Children and Youth: A Framework for Understanding and Action

2000 The Well-Being of British Columbia’s Children and Youth: A Framework for Understanding and Action is the report from First Call’s Spotlight on Children and Youth campaign. This document primarily used the population health field to support policy and program directions that will make a difference to the health and MORE