Diego arrived in Canada in 2005 with his mom and his sister as a refugee from Colombia. Diego is 18 years old and is currently attending UBC. He is also a graduate of the Multicultural Youth Circle Program, a current member of Pave the Road BC, and of Vancouver Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy council. He enjoys dancing and hanging out with cool people.
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.