2016 Fresh Voices Forum

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.

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.

Download the 2016 Fresh Voices Forum Report

Read more about the Forum and the ten priority areas identified by participants.

Did you know?

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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