Staff and Advisory Committee

Living Wage for Families Campaign is hosted by First Call The Living Wage for Families Campaign is hosted by First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition and guided by an advisory committee, with representatives from community organizations and other partners and supporters in Metro Vancouver.



The Living Wage For Families Campaign is staffed by:

Julie Cheng, Communications Assistant | 604-709-6962

2015 Julie Cheng

Years ago as a neighbourhood worker at an inner city school, Julie listened to parents’ stories of poverty and trauma and their struggles to give their kids a better life. She noticed how powerful it was for the parents to speak up, tell their stories and be heard. This experience is one reason why Julie is excited to split her time between First Call and the Living Wage for Families Campaign.

Julie is currently the editor of the monthly newspaper Renfrew-Collingwood Community News and previously worked in publishing, communications and community development with such organizations as Alive magazine, Raincoast Books, YWCA Metro Vancouver and Collingwood Neighbourhood House. In her spare time, Julie enjoys gardening, eating out, taking long walks, playing tennis and watching her two girls play ball.



Deanna Ogle, Campaign Organizer | 604-975-3347

Deanna Ogle

When Deanna Ogle’s mother was hired on as support staff at a local hospital, her family went out for supper – a noteworthy event for a low-income family in rural Saskatchewan. This was Deanna’s first experience of the benefits of a living wage and she has been working on issues related to anti-poverty and gender equality ever since.

Deanna brings to the Living Wage for Families Campaign her experience working with West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), Oxfam Canada and many direct service organizations ranging from health clinics to drop-in centres.

In her spare time, Deanna enjoys hiking and knitting. She is trying to be better at gardening.




Advisory Committee

Advisory committee members represent the following organizations:


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