On June 22nd, Fresh Voices joined Sense of Place host Minelle Mahtani and producer Abeer Yusuf for the third and penultimate episode of a Roundhouse Radio series in acknowledgment of the 2017 Fresh Voices Awards.
Fresh Voices Youth Advisory Team member Diego Cardona and Deborah Irvine, Vice President of Grants and Community Initiatives at Vancouver Foundation, talked about the importance of risk-taking in Fresh Voices’ work, and what organizations can do to authentically engage young immigrants and refugees.
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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.