First Call: B.C. Child labour project launched

VANCOUVER, BC: First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition announced the launch of the BC Child Labour Standards Improvement Project on Wednesday. First Call hopes that through gathering current stories from children and youth about their work experiences, they can fill in some of the information that is missing about children as young as 12 who are working in B.C.

The Project involves province-wide focus groups, interviews and a publicly accessible online Youth Work Experience Survey. The public survey is aimed at young workers, parents, and teachers in BC and hopes to capture the experiences of child and youth employment from various perspectives. The Project will inquire about job experience in three key areas: health and safety, labour standards, and impact on education. The survey is available on www.