Letters and Submissions

First Call Urges BC Mayors and Councils to Support BC Children and Youth at UBCM Convention

September 2014

With several significant resolutions regarding the rights and well-being of children and youth coming forward at the 2014 Union of BC Municipalities convention, this open letter to BC’s mayors and councils urged resource support for sexually exploited children and youth, trades and technology skills training and a $10/day child care subsidy, plus income exemptions for child support payments, and the reduction of BC child poverty and poverty rates in general through a provincial poverty-reduction plan.
This call to action by First Call also expressed support for the rationale and need for opportunities that meaningfully engage youth in civic affairs.