Letters and Submissions to Government

Letters and Submissions

First Call Submission to Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services


First Call submitted our BC Budget 2019 consultation on October 15, 2018. Our submission raises concerns and makes recommendations affecting children youth and families in BC that have been raised by our research and our member organizations regarding various themes. We highlight four recommendations: Enhancing and expanding BC’s child benefit to reduce MORE


Letters and Submissions

Submission to The Advisory Council on the Implementation of a National Pharmacare Program


On September 28, 2018, First Call submitted recommendations to The Advisory Council on the Implementation of a National Pharmacare Program. The submission recognizes that socioeconomic position is one of the most important social determinants of health. Our submission highlights five recommendations: Recommendation 1: Implement a national pharmacare program with a high-level focus MORE


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In the News

Letters and Submissions

Submission Calling for Employment Standards that Protect Children from Exploitation and Injury


Today, First Call submitted recommendations to the Ministry of Labour and The Law Institute of B.C. calling for better government protection for children who are working. First Call’s recommendations provide a framework for the B.C. government to develop employment standards consistent with Canada’s commitment to establish 16 as the age MORE


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Monthly Updates

First Call Monthly Updates

September Monthly Update


Welcome to our monthly update about First Call’s advocacy work and key developments in child and youth policy in BC. Highlights this month include: We’re Hiring! Living Wage Campaign Hiring Research Coordinator BC Poverty Reduction Strategy Act introduced Policy Solutions Lobby Day 2018 BC Child Poverty Report Card Release Date MORE


First Call Monthly Updates

August Monthly Update


Welcome to our monthly update about First Call’s advocacy work and key developments in child and youth policy in BC. Highlights this month include: First Call Submission to Federal Budget Tent Cities: Open Letter Calls For Public Health Approach To Reducing Health And Safety Risks Welcome Nadine Gagné-L’Hirondelle Living Wage MORE


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Election Toolkits

Election Toolkits

2018 Municipal Election Toolkit


September 13, 2018 Let’s get BC’s children and youth on the municipal agenda First Call’s municipal election toolkit is meant to support individuals and community groups in their advocacy for legislation, policy and practice that benefit children and youth and their families in the lead-up to the October 20, 2018, MORE


Election Toolkits

2017 Provincial Election Toolkit


First Call’s toolkit* for the provincial election on May 9, 2017, is a resource to support our coalition member organizations and all individuals and community groups in their advocacy for legislation, policy and real change that benefits BC children and youth and their families. The First Call 2017 Provincial Election MORE


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