Letters and Submissions to Government

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Fostering Change Youth Meet with Government Ministers for Fourth Annual Policy Solutions Day


On Monday October 25, Fostering Change Community Organizers held eight meetings with provincial government ministers and their senior staff to brief them on issues facing youth who turn 19 and age out of government care. Over the course of the day, 20+ youth participated, meeting with ministers including Minister Dean, MORE


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Reports

First Call Annual Update 2020 – 2021


This year has brought many changes at First Call but our commitment to putting children and youth first along with you remains at the heart of everything we do. COVID19 has had a profound effect on children and their families, and on how we, as a staff working remotely, undertake MORE


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25th Annual BC Child Poverty Report Card


25th Annual BC Child Poverty Report Card Finds 1 in 5 Children Poor and Dramatic Rise in Income Inequality Our 25th annual BC Child Poverty Report Card finding that not much has changed for poor children and their families. In 2019, the year this report covers, there were 156,560 (18.0%) MORE


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First Call in the News – February 2020


FIRST CALL IN THE NEWS CBC News: Child care, housing top of mind for parents ahead of  BC budget The Tyee: Budget 2020: New taxes on pop and the rich, plus a boost for health care Eagle Valley News: The price of poverty: Schools, community notice more people in Salmon Arm struggling The MORE


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First Call in the News – January 2020


FIRST CALL IN THE NEWS The Tyee: One in Five Children Still Live in Poverty in BC. Can We Ever Improve? Vancouver Sun: Another generation of B.C. children has grown up in poverty: new report Global TV: Health Matters: BC Child Poverty Report Card CKNW: First Call releases Child Poverty Report Card (January 14) Vancouver MORE


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Monthly Updates

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February 2020 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 Fundraising Gala 2020 a Success! Fostering Change Campaign Update First Call Responds to BC Budget 2020 Making Ends Meet Project Launch Event: March 7 MORE


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January 2020 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’s BC Child Poverty Report Card and Regional Factsheets Released ECD Roundtable hears about the Nurse-Family Partnership Job Posting at First Call: Living Wage for MORE


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