May 4, 2015
Where: VANCITY THEATRE 1181 Seymour Street Vancouver, BC, V6B 2E8 When: Wednesday May 13th, 2015 Doors open at 5:00pm Price: FREE , register at http://tiny.cc/freshvoices by Monday May 11 Program: 5:30-8:00pm featuring: A photography exhibition celebrating the resilience and power of immigrant and...
November 17, 2014
Vancouver Foundation's Fresh Voices Youth Advisory Team continue to find fresh ways to speak directly to different government and community stakeholders. In partnership with B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth, Fresh Voices is pleased to host more than 100 immigrant and refugee youth from...
December 24, 2013
This report outlines the Fresh Voices process, key themes and recommendations that emerged, and reflections on the process. While the project dealt with the experiences of immigrant and refugee youth in British Columbia, many of the findings are relevant throughout Canada. This information is...
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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...