Submission: BC Budget 2024

First Call’s submission to the BC government’s Budget 2024 consultation included recommendations in three key policy areas.

Drawing from the recommendations in our 2022 BC Child Poverty Report Card we encouraged government to increase investments in targeted child poverty reduction efforts to help those groups with the highest poverty rates.

We recommended that Budget 2024 focus on prevention and early intervention through accelerated investments in quality child care and non-barriered family support services throughout BC.

We also called for improved supports for school-age children through increased K-12 public education funding to reduce inequities, especially to meet the nutritional needs of low-income students.

Read our submission here.