Letters and Submissions

2014 Provincial Budget Submission: BC’s Children and Youth: A Smart Investment

September 2013

First Call submitted this written brief to the BC Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. (Each fall, the Select Standing Committee holds province-wide public consultations on the next provincial budget, then drafts recommendations for the budget based on the input given.)

First Call’s recommendations call for a child and youth-centred budget framed within the 4 Keys to Success:

  1. Support early childhood development and health
  2. Support childhood-to-youth and youth-to-adulthood transitions
  3. Increase economic equality
  4. Help create safe and caring communities