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.
9:15 Welcome and Introductions
9:20 First Call Updates:
New First Call logo
Strategic Planning session (July)
Coalition's funding situation
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
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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.
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.
take place on the second Wednesday of every month from September to June.
First Call Coalition Meeting Minutes Archive
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