First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition is a non-partisan, province-wide coalition of over 90 provincial and regional organizations, engaged communities and hundreds of individuals who come together to mobilize British Columbians in support of strong public policies and the allocation of resources for the benefit of children and youth.

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Subscribe to First Call's e-communications where you will be able to choose which of the following type(s) of emails you want to receive from us:

  • One Weekly Email with Child & Youth Sector News, Resources & Events
  • One Monthly Email with First Call Updates & Urgent Actions Periodic
  • First Call Coalition Meeting Reminders, Agendas & Minutes Periodic
  • First Call ECD Roundtable Meeting Reminders, Agendas & Minutes

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Other Resources for Children & Youth

BC's Representative for Children and Youth supports children, youth and families who need help in dealing with the child welfare system, and advocates for changes to the system itself. Find out more at, or call 1-800-476-3933 to speak to an advocate.

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Featured News, Resources & Events

Make BC's Young Children and Families a Priority: A Call to Action

First Call Coalition's
2014 BC Child Poverty Report Card was released on Nov 24th. Visit:

First Call BC Child Poverty Report Card

2015 Budget Submission

First Call 2015 Budget Submission

Child Labour is No Accident: The Experience of BC’s Working Children

Child Labour is No Accident Report