Letters and Submissions to Government

Letters and Submissions

Social Development Minister Simpson’s response to First Call letter and policy memorandum from youth from care


On November 24, 2017, First Call sent a letter to Premier Horgan and six cabinet ministers along with a policy brief developed with youth from care calling for action to enhance supports for youth leaving the foster care system. The brief, which was also shared with all BC MLAs, made MORE


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Reports

Reports

2017 First Call Annual Report


December 2017 First Call is proud of what our coalition has accomplished in 2017. From holding government to account for BC’s child poverty crisis to amplifying the voices of foster youth, together we’ve done some amazing work to put BC’s children and youth first. Here are highlights of key successes, victories, communications and outreach MORE


Reports

Report on Youth Policy Solutions Day Partnership with Vancouver Foundation’s Fostering Change Initiative


On October 24, 2017, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition worked closely with the Vancouver Foundation’s Fostering Change Initiative to bring youth in and from foster/government care, and their allies from around the province, to Victoria for a full day of policy action. The October 24 Policy Solutions 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

First Call Monthly Updates

October 2017 Monthly Update


Youth Policy Options Day – BC 2018 Budget Submission – Opioid Action Plan – and more! October 2017 Highlights this month include: First Call Youth Policy Options Day BC 2018 Budget Submission Call to increase child care outdoor play space BC Opioid Action Plan open letter First Call out and MORE


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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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