November 13, 2013
Fresh Voices emerged from a partnership between Vancouver Foundation and the Representative for Children and Youth in B.C . By convening a summit to share their experiences, we learned about issues within our education system, and a lack of opportunities to connect immigrant and refugee youth with...
December 17, 2012
The summer sun streams into the Teen Lounge at Surrey’s City Centre Library. The “hangout” room is designed specifically for youth. It’s a fitting location to interview Saad Al-Samarrai, a participant in Vancouver Foundation’s youth engagement work. With his dark eyes and round cheeks, Saad has the...
June 18, 2012
When Diego Cardona was four, his father went to a meeting... and never came back. The meeting was with members of a Colombian insurgent group to discuss a parcel of family land the insurgents had appropriated. His father is presumed to have been murdered. Cardona’s remaining family moved to another...