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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.


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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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 2017

On May 18th, nearly 200 people filled Vancity Theatre for My Mother’s Home…

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Now that the election’s over, let’s talk about voting

This Op-Ed by Vancouver Foundation President Kevin McCort appeared in the Vancouver Sun…

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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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Syrian Youth Refugee Consultation

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

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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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The mental toll on young refugees

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

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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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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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2016 Fresh Voices Awards – Nominate someone today!

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

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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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2015 Youth Action Gathering

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

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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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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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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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Did you know?

In 2012, Canada resettled 26% fewer refugees than in 2011.

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