Over 200 young immigrants and refugees from across British Columbia attended the Fresh Voices Forum on December 4th & 5th, 2016, to speak with diverse stakeholders and each other on the issues and ideas that matter to them.
Our highlights video features Fresh Voices Youth Advisory Team members, staff, panel and keynote speakers, including Symone Sanders, past national press secretary for Bernie Sanders, Tima Kurdi, aunt of Alan Kurdi, and Jean D’Arc Campbell, Dean of International Education and Global Initiatives, Bellevue College.
Read more about the Forum and the ten priority areas identified by participants here.
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.