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First Call Monthly Updates

November 2019 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 Holiday Schedule: Closed December 23-January 3 Letters to Federal Party Leaders re Healthy School Food Submission on Potential Changes to BC Human Rights Tribunal MORE


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Submission to Ministry of Labour on Employment Standards for Children

In November 2019, First Call responded to the Ministry of Labour’s call for submissions on child employment standards regulation. We’re optimistic that new legislation and the accompanying regulations will better protect children from accidents, injury and exploitation while working in BC. We appreciate the Ministry has received many submissions, including MORE


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Submission on Potential Changes to BC Human Rights Tribunal Complaints From Minors

Last summer, the BC Human Rights Tribunal contacted First Call seeking feedback on recommendations in the report The Working Group on Strengthening Tribunal Processes for Representative Complaints. Specifically, the Tribunal sought input on recommendations with regard to representative complaints brought on behalf of children and on building a child-centred approach MORE


First Call Monthly Updates

September 2019 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 Federal Election Toolkit Launch of Federal Riding Factsheets Fundraising Gala Speaker Announcement ECD Roundtable Letter to Government on Child Care Capital Funding in BC MORE


Election Toolkits

2019 Federal Election Toolkit

October 21, 2019 is Election Day in Canada. On that day, eligible voters exercise their right to vote for one of the candidates in their riding to represent them in the federal House of Commons. The purpose of the 2019 Federal Election Toolkit is to support individuals and community groups in their MORE


First Call Monthly Updates

August 2019 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: Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services Releases Budget 2020 Consultation Report Fostering Change Organizes 19th Birthday Party Action Response letter from Minister Katrine Conroy MORE


First Call Monthly Updates

July 2019 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: Fostering Change Organizes Second 19th Birthday Party Action Fostering Change Letter Calls for Equitable AYA Supports Strategic Planning Session and Welcoming New Steering Committee Members Living MORE


Letters and Submissions

Response Letter from Ministers Katrine Conroy and Katrina Chen – Early Childhood Educators Wage Enhancement

On July 16 2019, Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy and Minister of State for Child Care Katrina Chen responded to our May 27, 2019 letter that reinforced the call for a more urgent focus on the issue of fair compensation for Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) in government’s MORE


First Call Monthly Updates

June Monthly Update

June 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: Welcoming Susan Russell to Fostering Change Welcoming Becky Kelly (back) to First Call New Members to First Call’s Coalition First Call Submissions on Budget MORE