It’s official, since June 2019 we formally registered as the Fresh Voices Society of British Columbia. We are grateful to Peer Net BC for being our administrative host for the past two years, and we are excited about this new journey. Since transitioning outside of Vancouver Foundation in December 2017, Fresh Voices has remained committed to our grassroots approach to organizing with racialized immigrant and refugee communities while exploring the most effective options to sustain our organization.
We are also extremely excited to announce that our leadership team are all staying on board as we prepare to launch into this endeavour. Stay tuned for opportunities to attend our inaugural AGM, and join our board of directors.
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.