Join other immigrant and refugee youth for 2 days of dialogue and action-orientated conversations with great music, workshops, food, and skill building activities.
The Canadian Council for Refugees, in partnership with Fresh Voices and MOSAIC, invite all newcomer youth from across Canada to participate in the 2015 Youth Action Gathering Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The gathering brings together young immigrant and refugee leaders to learn, share, network and collaborate on actions towards common challenges and experiences of newcomer youth communities. It is also an engaging weekend of leadership and skills building, developing peer relationships and fun.
If you are thinking about attending the Youth Action Gathering, don’t forget to check out the 2015 Fresh Voices B.C. Awards, a Friday night gala dinner to celebrate the achievements of young immigrants and refugees, and a great way to start your Youth Action Gathering weekend.
Everyone is welcome to apply; however, space is limited and priority will be given to:
*We recognize that race is a social construct, people as “racialized immigrant person” or “racialized people” are immigrants who also belong to a “racial minority”, “visible minority”, or are seen as “people of colour” or “non-White” (adjusted from OHRC).
Please fill out this form to express your interest in participating: http://ccrweb.ca/en/youth/yag-2015-form
All day Saturday October 3rd & Sunday October 4th, 2015
UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7
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.