We are a group of immigrants and refugees inspiring each other to make B.C. a better place for young newcomers.

Looking back, 2015 was a big year for Fresh Voices. The ongoing…


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Recent immigrants are disproportionately impacted by poverty. We are three times more likely to live in poverty than Canadian-born persons.


Nada and Diego share immigration policy recommendations for all political parties

Earlier today, two members of the Fresh Voices initiative held a press…

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How the community must come together to support new refugees

With the arrival of Syrian refugees in B.C. high on the mainstream…

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Dina speaks out on cultural awareness training in schools to welcome refugees

As B.C. schools and communities prepare to accept approximately 1,000 young refugees…

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My Mother’s Home

On May 13th 2015 our Fresh Voices initiative hosted “My Mother’s Home”…

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When a high school student in B.C. learns a new language, they get credit towards their graduation. Unless they’re a migrant student learning English.
Fresh Voices is campaigning to change the way the education system in British Columbia treats newcomer youth learning English. Ten percent of high school students in British Columbia are currently enrolled in English Language Learning (ELL) courses. All students are learning English, it’s just those in ELL that aren’t getting graduation credit.

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Another Win For B.C.’s #Makeitcount Campaign

A campaign to honour the hard work of international students and new…

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Fresh Voices is looking to measure impact in new ways

For the last five years, Fresh Voices has grown significantly as a…

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2015 Youth Action Gathering

Join other immigrant and refugee youth for 2 days of dialogue and…

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2015 Fresh Voices Award Gala

Do you know an inspiring young person that is making Canada more…

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Did you know?

10 years after arriving in Canada, immigrants still face poverty rates twice as high as Canadian-born people. It takes 20 years for the poverty rates of immigrants to equalize with the poverty rates of persons born in Canada.

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