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In B.C, the top ten languages spoken at home are English, Punjabi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Tagalog (Philipino), Spanish, Vietnamese and Farsi.

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Immigration minister meets with youth group, plays soccer

Canada’s immigration minister laced up his sneakers and worked up a sweat…

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Syrian Youth Refugee Consultation

The Syrian Youth Refugee Consultation was held September 17 in partnership with the…

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2015 Youth Action Gathering

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

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Young Syrian refugees talk frankly about barriers and opportunities faced in Canada

Extract of an article by Jenny Uechi for the National Observer on…

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The mental toll on young refugees

At a program run out of Cougar Creek Elementary School in Surrey, kids are…

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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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2016 Fresh Voices Awards – Nominate someone today!

Deadline Extended to November 18 The Fresh Voices Awards recognize the inspiration…

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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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Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen talks with refugee youth in Vancouver

Despite the challenges faced by refugees and new immigrants, which include language…

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Video: Syrian Youth Refugee Consultation

The Syrian Youth Refugee Consultation was held September 17 in partnership with the…

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2016 Fresh Voices Awards Recipients – the full line up!

On December 5, 2016, over 200 young immigrants, refugees, and adult allies…

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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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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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Fresh Voices on Global News: We should make sure all refugees are supported to succeed in B.C and Canada

On November 17, Jorge Salazar, Manager of Fresh Voices, spoke to Global…

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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.

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