First Call Child and Youth Advocacy Society works in partnership with a non-partisan, cross-sectoral network of provincial and regional organizations, individuals and local communities who share the belief that children and youth should have "first call" on our province's resources.

First Call conducts research and analysis on child and youth rights and well-being, offers education and training events and makes policy recommendations to promote, strengthen and defend the rights of children and youth in BC.

First Call is committed to achieving the following 4 Keys to Success for BC's children and youth:

  • A strong commitment to early childhood development
  • Support in transitions from childhood to youth and adulthood
  • Increased economic equality
  • Safe and caring communities

Our Vision
BC’s children and youth have the rights, opportunities and resources required to thrive.

Our Mission
To put BC’s children and youth first through public education, community mobilization and public policy advocacy.