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First Call Monthly Updates

March Monthly Update

Highlights this month include: BC’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy Release Welcoming SOS Children’s Villages Canada to First Call Coalition Thank you to Pam Preston, Outgoing Steering Committee Member April Fostering Change Events Submissions On Basic Income Consultation Submissions On Employment Standards Consultation First Call Fundraising Gala Videos Posted Read on MORE


First Call Monthly Updates

February Monthly Update

February 2019 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 2019 a Success! Welcoming Violet-Rose to Fostering Change Newest Episode of As Word Spreads Podcast Released Child Labour Campaign Open MORE


Letters and Submissions

BC Budget Media Release: BC Budget 2019 Brings Financial Relief for Low-income Children, Youth and Their Families

Media Release For immediate release February 19, 2019   BC Budget 2019 Brings Financial Relief for Low-income Children, Youth and Their Families   (Victoria, BC) First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition applauds the Provincial Government for significant improvements to the child tax benefit announced in today’s budget. The MORE


First Call Monthly Updates

January 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: Last Chance! Feb 28 First Call Fundraising Gala Join First Call Visioning Session at Upcoming Coalition Meeting What’s New With Fostering Change Representative of Children and MORE


First Call Monthly Updates

December 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: February 28 First Call Fundraising Gala We Moved Offices! Fostering Change in the Globe and Mail Living Wage for Families Update Welcoming Leila Trickey to Living MORE


Letters and Submissions

Letter from Minister Adrian Dix – Response to follow up on outdoor play space regulations

On November 2 2017, First Call sent Minister Dix a letter asking for more details about this change from his ministry, and for the minimum outdoor play space per child to be increased. Sue Bedford, Director of Community Care Facility Licensing and Assisted Living Registry, responded on Minister Dix’s behalf on October 31, 2017, explaining MORE


Reports

2018 BC Child Poverty Report Card

Media Release November 20, 2018 First Call’s Annual 2018 Child Poverty Report Card Finds One in Five Children Still Poor (Vancouver BC) Today, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition released its annual BC Child Poverty Report Card finding that not much has changed for poor children and their families. MORE


Letters and Submissions

Minister Shane Simpson – letter on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Act

On November 2, 2018, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson wrote First Call a letter to update about the processes, targets, and next steps toward the poverty reduction initiative in BC. He explained the process of consultation, including engaging 8,500 people, hosting 28 facilitated meetings, and appointing MORE