Letters and Submissions

First Call Submission to Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services


First Call submitted our BC Budget 2019 consultation on October 15, 2018. Our submission raises concerns and makes recommendations affecting children youth and families in BC that have been raised by our research and our member organizations regarding various themes.

We highlight four recommendations:

  1. Enhancing and expanding BC’s child benefit to reduce family poverty
  2. Advice on the continued investments in a quality child care system
  3. Improvements to the supports for youth aging out of care, and
  4. Access to public transit for minors and low-income families

These recommendations are followed by a list of four areas of interest with
accompanying recommendations.

“The protection of children’s rights and well-being is a moral imperative for all of us,
including for governments.” – First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition