Fresh Voices Awards for Refugee Youth Application Deadline May 17 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Fresh Voices Awards recognize the inspiration and leadership of immigrant and refugee youth in British Columbia and across Canada, working to advance social change. Deadline to apply is May 17, 2017 at 5pm PST. 

Youth, aged 14-24, may apply for an award directly, or can nominate someone else to receive an award. Adults can only nominate someone else for an award. 

All nomination packages must be received by the Fresh Voices Initiative of Vancouver Foundation via e-mail on May 17, 2017, by 5pm PST

The majority of the awards are for youth in British Columbia, however youth from across Canada are eligible for the National Fresh Voices Artivism Award.

National Fresh Voices Artivism Award - $1,000 (National)

• This award recognizes young immigrant or refugee individuals who have demonstrated excellence and impact in using the arts and/or cultural engagement to address issues of concern in newcomer communities in Canada

• “Arts” are broadly defined to include all forms of creative and cultural expression.

This may include urban expression or a community that celebrates a different calendar year and comes together to celebrate it

• For youth from across Canada

For details about Fresh Voices Awards visit here

To apply download the nomination form here 

What is Fresh Voices?

The Fresh Voices Initiative at Vancouver Foundation engages immigrant and refugee youth from across the province in dialogue and action that would identify and remove systemic barriers to their ability to thrive. Fresh Voices works towards this goal through a set of public engagement, research and partnership objectives that address the unique needs of immigrant and refugee youth in B.C. Fresh Voices is lead by a Youth Advisory Team: a diverse group of racialized immigrant and refugee youth age between 14 to 24, who provide feedback, recommendations and community leadership to the initiative overall, with the support and partnership from Vancouver Foundation.

Partners for the Fresh Voices Award

Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 523,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka'wakw territories, with 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay. With $25.6 billion in assets plus assets under administration, Vancity is Canada’s largest community credit union.

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation supports youth arts initiatives that transform young lives and revitalize underserved communities across Canada. Through our programs, underprivileged youth are using their creativity to build new solutions to pressing social issues, like poverty, social exclusion and mental health.

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Source: Muslim Link / Fresh Voices

Photo: The Fresh Voices Awards recognize the inspiration and leadership of immigrant and refugee youth in British Columbia and across Canada, working to advance social change. Deadline to apply is May 17, 2017 at 5pm PST.