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2015 Youth Action Gathering

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.


Open to 16 to 25 year olds from across Canada

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.


Priority spaces for racialized and immigrant refugee youth

Everyone is welcome to apply; however, space is limited and priority will be given to:

  • Racialized* immigrant and refugee youth
  • Immigrant & refugee youth from across Canada, aged 16 to 25 years
  • Those who can make a commitment to attend the full event
  • Youth settlement workers and allies.

*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).


If you live outside British Columbia

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

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