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

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

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2015 Youth Action Gathering

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

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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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My Mother’s Home

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

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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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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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Make-It-Count

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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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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Did you know?

26.5% of British Columbians’ “mother tongue” is a non-official language, followed by Ontario (25.7%), Alberta (19.4%), and Quebec (12.3%). British Columbia has the highest percentage of language diversity of any Canadian province.

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