Advocacy


National:

Climate Change Action Sheet New

Shake up the Establishment This is a website that has charted the climate change promises of the 4 major political parties. They update it weekly.

Provincial: New

From: Laurel McBride <laurelm@rapereliefshelter.bc.ca>

Date: June 5, 2019 at 11:06:32 AM

Subject: VRR at CAP International - Public Education Materials

Two of our members, Ashani and Sophia, recently attended Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution’s 3rd World Congress Against the Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls in Mainz, Germany in April. We used the opportunity of gathering with international abolition frontline advocates to create some public education material that can be used locally/nationally. I’m sharing the two podcasts that we produced from those interviews through our newly launched podcast, Women’s Waves.

Episode 2 – What women’s groups around the world are doing to abolish prostitution

Episode 3 – Dispelling Prostitution Myths

Also – you may be interested to read our public statement in response to the release of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Best,

Laurel McBride

Vancouver Rape Relief & Women's Shelter


International:

Prostitution: Neither Sex nor Work. Video of the Third world Congress against the sexual exploitation of Women and Girls. Read the article, Watch the Video and share. New

This needs to be circulated widely and encourage everyone to sign in support of this movement to bring the SWEDISH (NORDIC) model to GERMANY! They need our support by signing the letter found at the above link.

Human Rights Commissioner appointed by BC Government New

Human Trafficking in the News May 3rd, May 18 th 2019 New


April 30th,2019. The BC NDP Government introduces updates to Labour laws including those that affect children in the work force . New

The legislation would “broadly raise the age a child may work from 12 to 16,” according to Bains’ ministry, while allowing exemptions for 14 and 15 year olds to do light work like stocking shelves at a grocery store or working on a family farm.

Previously, children as young as 12 could work with special permission from parents and the government. Bains said there are examples of children as young as 12 in B.C. working in hazardous sectors like construction and mining, and that B.C. paid out $5.2 million in worker’s compensation for injuries to children under 15 from 2007 to 2017.

The change will bring B.C. into line with international standards on child labour, said Bains. Exactly what duties 14 and 15 year olds can perform will be set by later cabinet regulations, but some examples included cleaning at restaurants, dish washing, and those type of duties.


#EndYourhHomelessness

The Homeless Hub


Research points to 5 main causes of youth homelessness: bit.ly/2Gh6W8b


1. Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse

2. Involvement w/ child welfare

3. Discrimination

4. Homophobia

5. Poverty


BC Expands bursary program to attract early childhood educators

Gender Results Framework -Status of Women Canada.

Report on 2018 CFUW Advocacy Survey

Best and Worst Places to be a Canadian women in 2019

2019 Violence Against Women and Girls Award Report and Application


Aging out of Foster Care

Jeannette Mergens awarded the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers September 2018

See the live stream here: Go to 24:34

Aging Out Success Story

Aging Out Conference Summary October 24,2018


BC Council Template Letters for Action 2019

BC Council Template Letter on Non-Discriminatory Management of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

BC Council Template Letter on Ending Youth Homelessness

BC Council Template Letter on equitable Access to Provincial Curricula and Social Justice Education for all Children

Reply by Premier John Horgan to our Template letter on Youth Homelessness


BC 2018 Referendum on Election Reform


Building BC : Supportive Housing Fund Launched


Early Learning and Childcare:

Early Learning and Childcare Action Plan

Child Care and After School - 5000 new spaces

Child Care and early learning Election Questions

Bernard Richard, Representative for Children and Youth Powerpoint from AGM

Empower Youth from Bountiful Education Fund and how clubs may donate


Fall Advocacy Package 2018

First Call Employment Standards Policy-Recommendations August 31,2018

Claim cost statistics for children


Highway of Tears Letter

Response to Highway 16 letter


Red Dress Display CFUW Parksville

The red dresses are intended to be a visual reminder of the more than 1,000 missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, whose cases remain unsolved. They will hang at city hall until Dec. 10 and coincide with the period of the UN’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence.



Poverty Reduction:

2018 Full Child Poverty Report Card,

Poverty Report Card Summary

Access BC child poverty maps here.

Campaign 2000's national report card and other provincial report cards here.






Action for a Poverty Reduction Strategy

Success Story Poverty Reduction Act ( Bill 39 Passed!)

Bill 39

Congratulations Barbara letter on Poverty Reduction Act (Bill 39)


Summary of First Call Meeting September 12th 2018

CFUW BC Council Policy Book

CFUW BC Council Resource Book

CFUW BC Constitution and Byaws


Constituency Members 2017

Intent to Submit a Resolution

Materials from the AGM workshop on Prostitution and Trafficking

MP Contact List 2017

MLA Contact list 2017


Who Does What: Members are always encouraged to contact their MP or write letters to government, but we ask that members follow this system when writing on “behalf of CFUW.”


National Office/Board


  • Prime Minister
  • Ministers
  • National Issues
  • Signed by National President


Provincial Council/VP


  • Premier
  • Provincial Ministers
  • Provincial Issues
  • Signed by Regional VP or Council President


Local Clubs


  • Local Member of Parliament
  • Local Member of Provincial Legislature
  • Any jurisdiction of issue to local reps only
  • Signed by Club President



National:


National Advocacy

National Advocacy Handbook


Buying Sex is A Crime ( 4 Videos )

Our UWCV sub-committee on prostitution and trafficking has been part of a roundtable coalition of community partners/NGOs for the past half year with the express purpose of creating some videos to support the Nordic Model of prostitution and our federal law, Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act. With the federal resolution to move towards decriminalizing prostitution (which is against our CFUW policy), we felt it was necessary to act.



Painkiller:Inside the Opiod Crisis

A TELUS Health Originals documentary tells the human story behind the opioid epidemic affecting Canada. The documentary seeks to raise awareness and end the stigma of addiction by educating and informing viewers on what Fentanyl is and how it is affecting our country. Please copy and paste this link to share with as many people as possible. https://www.telus.com/en/health/personal/painkiller. For each view of Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis*, a TELUS Health Originals documentary, we will give $5 (up to $50K) to organizations providing critical care to those in need through Mobile Health Clinics, powered by TELUS Health.


Pre-Budget Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

The Status of Women and Faculty at Canadian Universities 10 years later.


Fellowships and Awards

The links below require a login to Member Resources. All members should have the login and password. Contact your President if you do not.

Advocacy Toolkit

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Subpages (3): 2018 Child Poverty Report 2018 Poverty Reduction Report Prostitution and Trafficking Documents

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Provincial:

Fall Advocacy Package New

First Call Employment Standards Policy-Recommendations August 31,2018

Claim cost statistics for children

September 2018 Advocacy Package

Action for a Poverty Reduction Strategy

Poverty Reduction Strategy

BC 2018 Referendum on Election Reform

Building BC : Supportive Housing Fund Launched

Summary of First Call Meeting September 12th 2018

Aging out of Foster Care

B.C. Forums on Homelessness

Empower Youth from Bountiful Education Fund and how clubs may donate

Highway of Tears Letter

Response to Highway 16 letter

Municipal Election Toolkit

Bernard Richard, Representative for Children and Youth Powerpoint from AGM

BC Council Template Letters for Action

BC Council Template Letter on Images of Child Sexual Abuse

BC Council Template Letter on BC Youth Aging out of Foster Care

BC Council Template Letter on Early Learning and Child Care 2017

BC Council Template Letter for Early Learning Election Questions 2017

CFUW BC Council Policy Book

CFUW BC Council Resource Book

CFUW BC Constitution and Byaws

Constituency Members 2017

Early Learning and Childcare:

Early Learning and Childcare Action Plan

Child Care and After School - 5000 new spaces

Child Care and early learning Election Questions

Intent to Submit a Resolution

Materials from the AGM workshop on Prostitution and Trafficking

MP Contact List 2017

MLA Contact list 2017

Who Does What: Members are always encouraged to contact their MP or write letters to government, but we ask that members follow this system when writing on “behalf of CFUW.”

National Office/Board

Provincial Council/VP

Local Clubs

    • Prime Minister
    • Ministers
    • National Issues
    • Signed by National President
    • Premier
    • Provincial Ministers
    • Provincial Issues
    • Signed by Regional VP or Council President
    • Local Member of Parliament
    • Local Member of Provincial Legislature
    • Any jurisdiction of issue to local reps only
    • Signed by Club President