Letters and Submissions

First Call and Basics for Health Society urges a coordinated response to children’s health


Today, First Call and Basics for Health Society sent a letter to the BC government urging a coordinated response to children’s health during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Advocates, physicians, researchers and health care professionals have come together to voice their alarm about the harmful impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, and to demand urgent action for children’s health and wellbeing in BC.

Over 200 individuals and organisations – including over 100 physicians, the BC Teacher’s Federation and the BC Association of Social Workers – have signed an open letter to Premier Horgan and eight BC cabinet ministers, with copies to Dr. Bonnie Henry, and BC’s Representative for Children and Youth, calling on the BC Government to act now to create a BC Children’s Safety and Wellness Task Force, that will build resilience and support planning for a healthy recovery for children from the pandemic.

Read the full media release here.

Read the full letter and signatories on the Basics for Health Society website.

Add your name to the letter here.

For more information contact: Helesia Luke | helesia@firstcallbc.org | 778-858-0553