Letters and Submissions

First Call Submission to BC’s Budget Consultation

At the end of June, First Call submitted our recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services as they consider spending priorities in the next provincial budget. This year, in the midst of uncertainty about how COVID-19 has (and will continue to) affect BC’s children, youth and their families, we focused our recommendations on six priority areas:

  • Priority 1: Create a task force for child and youth wellness in the pandemic recovery
  • Priority 2: Reduce barriers and enhance income supports for families living in deep poverty
  • Priority 3: Target and increase investment in infant and early childhood development
  • Priority 4: Adequately fund public education and accelerate building a quality, public child care system
  • Priority 5: Support youth in and from care and their care-givers, including kinship caregivers
  • Priority 6: Ensure all children and youth are safe and do not go hungry

Read First Call’s Budget Submission