Letters and Submissions to Government

Letters and Submissions

First Call Submission to National Consultation on a Human Rights-Based Approach to Housing


This spring the Government of Canada invited responses to a proposed new framework for a human rights-based approach to housing. First Call’s submission recommended the federal government focus on four areas of action: ensure access to safe and affordable housing for children and youth who live in households struggling with MORE


Letters and Submissions

New First Call Research and Recommendations on Enhancing BC’s Child Tax Benefit


In our 2017 child poverty report card, we made a recommendation to enhance BC’s current early childhood benefit to more effectively reach poor, children-supporting households. We know, from international data that, on average, social transfers in high-income countries reduce child poverty rates by about one third. Of the provinces offering a child benefit, BC MORE


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Reports

Letters and Submissions

New First Call Research and Recommendations on Enhancing BC’s Child Tax Benefit


In our 2017 child poverty report card, we made a recommendation to enhance BC’s current early childhood benefit to more effectively reach poor, children-supporting households. We know, from international data that, on average, social transfers in high-income countries reduce child poverty rates by about one third. Of the provinces offering a child benefit, BC MORE


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In the News

News-Releases-and-Op-eds

Op-ed: B.C.’s child poverty story needs to change


Published November 21, 2017, in The Province By Adrienne Montani A generational opportunity to change the child-poverty story in B.C. is knocking. The provincial NDP government and the B.C. Green party have committed to work together to design and implement a province-wide poverty reduction strategy. The new cabinet includes a minister MORE


2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card


Media release: November 21, 2017 Looking for Action to Change BC’s Child Poverty Story Data in the 2017 BC Child Poverty Report Card, released today by First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, highlights the income inequality that leaves far too many British Columbia families struggling to cover basic MORE


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Monthly Updates

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Election Toolkits

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


Election Toolkits

2015 Federal Election Toolkit


October 19, 2015 is election day in Canada. Let’s vote to put children and youth first. The purpose of this toolkit is 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 MORE


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