Letters and Submissions to Government

Letters and Submissions

September 2022 Submission to MCFD on Youth Transitions Engagement


In response to the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s request for feedback on their July 2022 Youth Transitions Implementation Paper, First Call reviewed responses from several youth service partner organizations, as well as previous reports containing research and the perspectives of youth with experience transitioning from government care. First MORE


Letters and Submissions

Letter to Minister Dean: Restore Provincial Advisor Positions


First Call’s Early Childhood Development Roundtable has written to the Minister of Children and Family Development to request the ministry consider restoring the positions of Provincial Advisor for Infant Development Programs (IDP) and Supported Child Development Programs (SCDP), which were cut many years ago. As we have learned from both MORE


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Reports

Reports

First Call Response to BC Budget 2022


This year’s budget announced historic investments in child care, brought some welcome news for youth in care and for kinship care families, but fell short on other important investments for children, youth and their families. Here’s our take on Budget 2022. Child Care For children and their families, the highlight MORE


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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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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