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Next First Call Coalition Meeting:

Wednesday September 9th, 2015
9:15 - 11:30 AM
REFRESHMENTS SERVED AT 9am

New location for the September 9 coalition meeting only:

BC Government and Services Employees' Union, Lower Mainland Area Office, Suite #130 - 2920 Virtual Way (On Renfrew Street between Broadway and Grandview Highway)

Walking/cycling/public transit: The office is Less than 5 minute walk from Renfrew SkyTrain station. Look for a Starbucks on the ground floor of the building and take the outside stairs to the right of it. Once inside, another flight of stairs and the office is on your right. *If anyone has mobility issues, please let us know and we will find out about elevator and ramp access.

By car: Parking available via Virtual Way, off Renfrew Street south of Broadway.

From October onward, the meetings will be held at the BC Teachers' Federation, 550 W. 6th Ave. (@ Ash St.) in Vancouver.

AGENDA

9:15            Welcome and Introductions

9:20            First Call Updates:
New First Call logo
Strategic Planning session (July)
Coalition's funding situation
New volunteers
Child Poverty Report Card
Living Wage for Families Campaign achievements
Federal election issues
Welfare policy changes update
Welfare access issues
J.P. vs. MCFD court judgment

9:50            Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families – Trends and
                Advocacy Issues, a discussion with presentations by Dorla
                   Harris of MOSAIC, Chris Friesen of Immigrant Services Society
                   of BC and Mary Kam of SUCCESS.

11:00                   Partner Updates

11:30         Adjournment


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A limited amount of free parking is available underground at BCTF in the spaces marked with a red triangle. A parking pass must be obtained from reception. The BCTF Office is one block West of the Olympic Village skytrain and 3 blocks North of the 99B line on Broadway @ Ash.

Anyone is welcome to attend coalition meetings. The meeting room is wheelchair accesible. Please RSVP for this meeting to info@firstcallbc.org

Call in participation is also available for those outside of the Lower Mainland. Contact us the Monday before the meeting if you intend to call in to the meeting and we will send you the details and any materials the day before.

Coalition meetings take place on the second Wednesday of every month from September to June.

First Call Coalition Meeting Minutes Archive

2015 Meeting Minutes
January 14, 2015
February 11, 2015

March 11, 2015
April 8, 2015
May 13, 2015

June 10, 2015

2014 Meeting Minutes
January Meeting Cancelled
February 12, 2014
March 12th, 2014
April 9, 2014
May 14, 2014
June 11, 2014
September 10, 2014
October 8, 2014
November Meeting Cancelled
December 10, 2014
-First Call Background Statement on the Clawbacks for Dec Coalition Meeting

2013 2012 2011 2010
January 9, 2013 January 11, 2012 January 12, 2011 January 13, 2010
February 13, 2013 February 8, 2012 February 9, 2011 February 10, 2010

March 13, 2013

March 14, 2012 March 9, 2011 March 10, 2010
April 10, 2013 April 11, 2012 April 13, 2011 April 14, 2010
May 8, 2013 May 9, 2012 May 11, 2011 May 12, 2010
June 12, 2013 June 13, 2012 June 8, 2011 June 9, 2010
Sept 11, 2013 September 12, 2012 September 14, 2011 September 8, 2010
Oct 9, 2013 October 10, 2012 October 12, 2011 November 10, 2010
November 13, 2013 November Meeting Cancelled November 9, 2011 December 8, 2010
December 11, 2013 Dec 12, 2012 December 14, 2011