First Call is a dynamic, non-partisan coalition of over 100 provincial and regional partner organizations in British Columbia committed to strengthening support for the well-being of children and youth. Through public education, community mobilization and public policy advocacy, our non-profit coalition aims to ensure children and youth receive “first call” on society’s resources and their rights are understood and respected.
First Call has hosted the Living Wage for Families Campaign since 2009 to address the high proportion of children who live with parents/caregivers in the paid workforce whose wages are insufficient to lift their families out of poverty. In collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and other partners, the Living Wage is recalculated annually based on the earnings needed to allow a household to meet its basic needs.
The campaign raises awareness and support for living wage policies and certifies living wage employers – over 150 to date!
The campaigner will work alongside First Call’s staff at our Vancouver office at 312 Main Street.
This is a full time position and includes some evening and weekend work, as necessary.
Deadline for applications is Friday, February 28, 2020.