Invite for Newcomer Youth from Across Canada

2015 Youth Action Gathering Conference – Vancouver. B.C. – Oct. 3 & 4

The Canadian Council for Refugees, in partnership with Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices Initiative and MOSAIC, invite newcomer youth from across Canada to participate in the 2015 Youth Action Gathering Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The gathering brings together young immigrant and refugee leaders to learn, share, network and collaborate on actions towards common challenges and experiences of newcomer youth communities.

It is also an engaging weekend of leadership and skills building, developing peer relationships and FUN!

WHO Should Participate?

Everyone is welcome to apply; however, space is limited and priority will be given to:

  • Racialized* immigrant and refugee youth
  • Those who can make a commitment to attend the full event
  • Immigrant & refugee youth from across Canada, aged 16 to 25 years
  • Youth settlement workers and allies

*We recognize that race is a social construct, people as “racialized immigrant person” or “racialized people” are immigrants who also belong to a “racial minority”, “visible minority”, or are seen as “people of colour” or “non-White” (adjusted from OHRC).


All day Saturday, October 3rd & Sunday, October 4th, 2015


UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7

GALA DINNER: The event will kick off with an optional evening reception and youth awards for participants and community allies.
Friday, October 2nd at 6:30pm at Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1C8


If you live IN British Columbia
Please apply at this link:

If you live OUTSIDE British Columbia
Please fill out this form to express your interest in participating:

Travel Funding
If you need to find funding for travel to Vancouver and accommodation, here are some fundraising tips to help you:

Find out more about the Youth Action Gathering Conference here:

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