​On January 27, Surrey Refugee Youth Team and the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA) hostED an Indigenous and Newcomer Youth Celebration and Workshops. The event brought together close to 50 Indigenous and refugee youth for a day of sharing, learning, feasting and more. Jeska, Maddi and Dacious were interviewed by CBC Radio on what it meant for them to participate in the forum. Listen to the interview here. It starts at approximately 1:26:58

The event took place at Kwantlen First Nations Cultural Building in Fort Langley. For more information, please contact June Liu, Youth Engagement Coordinator, Surrey LIP, at

This activity is a part of the Surrey LIP implementation plan of Surrey Immigrant and Refugee Integration Strategies.