BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
First Call Child and Youth Advocacy
Initiatives

  Learn more about our work-- the breadth and type of projects and initiatives we're supporting, inspiring stories, and news from Vancity Community Foundation and from our community partners.

Initiatives

We deliver, support, and/or engage in projects and initiatives that advance social justice, financial inclusion, and or environmental sustainability.

Projects

We are committed to helping organizations develop the knowledge and expertise they require to be successful.  We develop or support learning events and resources that can inspire, demonstrate what’s possible and help organizations to build knowledge, skills and confidence required to develop and manage their social enterprise or real estate initiatives.

News
Stories of Change
Calling Attention to Youth Aging Out of Care
At just 19 years old, youth in the BC foster care system “age out” of eligibility for services and supports and are assumed to become fully independent. The effects of this loss of support are devastating. Former youth in care are over represented in homelessness, poverty and the mental health and justice systems.
Arts for Life Fund
BC has had one of the highest poverty rates in Canada for the last 15 years. There are almost 600,000 people in our province desperately trying to make ends meet and keep their heads above water. The We Can’t Afford Poverty campaign is a community art-driven campaign to eradicate poverty from British Columbia, starting with raising social assistance rates.
First Call BC Steps Up for the Vulnerable
A non-partisan coalition that supports BC children, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition has a lot to be proud of when it comes to stepping up for this province’s most...