First Call & Upstream

For too long, we have been suffering from
“downstream thinking,” that is, responding
to immediate problems rather than seeking long-
term solutions. Upstream and First Call share a
belief in the importance of preventing ill-health
by addressing the root causes that undermine
child and family well-being.


First Call's annual fundraising gala is an occasion to celebrate our child and youth rights advocacy work with our partner organizations and allies, as well as to raise much needed funds to support our work. We hope you can join us and special guest MC Kathryn Gretsinger for good food, good company, and a dynamic speaker with a timely message. Ryan will be sharing his insights about looking “upstream” to ensure healthy outcomes for BC’s children and youth.

Date/Time: Thursday February 12th, 5:30pm - 9pm (Doors open, dinner served and silent auction begins at 5:30pm, program begins at 7:15pm)

Location: Fraserview Hall, 8240 Fraser St @ Marine Drive, Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories
Tickets: $60 or $30 for seniors, student, youth and fixed income. Tickets include a delicious Indian buffet dinner. There will also be a silent auction full of amazing gifts, services, tickets to arts events, getaways and more, and a raffle for exciting prizes!

Buy tickets online:, by phone: 604-709-6962, or by

To purchase a reserved group table of 8 for $480 or to find out about the benefits of sponsoring the dinner, please contact Sarena at 604-709-6962or

More on First Call's event page here.


Connect upstream.