Since 2011, Vancouver Foundation has supported the Fresh Voices Youth Advisory Team with significant time, energy, ideas and money to bring together immigrant and refugee youth, listen to them, and empower them to address issues that affect them.
Now that important progress has been made, including meaningful policy changes and improved political engagement, Fresh Voices is ready to begin a new chapter in our growth.
What we accomplished – together
Over the past five years the Fresh Voices Youth Advisory Team has worked with Vancouver Foundation to make some great progress:
Fresh Voices will work together with PeerNetBC to continue making a difference on this issue
The Fresh Voices initiative will be supported by PeerNetBC – a charitable organization that provides professional advice and resources to peer-led groups made up of members who work together to make decisions.
Fresh Voices youth advisory team members, facilitated by PeerNetBC, will continue the work of Fresh Voices from March 1, 2018 onwards.
If you have any questions about the work of Fresh Voices in the meantime, please contact Vancouver Foundation at email@example.com
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.