One Voice Canada is a non-profit created to support vulnerable migrants. One Voice was founded in 2019 to address the pervasive abuse and exploitation of international students. After receiving inquiries from individuals on a work permit the organization expanded its focus to include migrant workers.
One Voice helps connect vulnerable migrants to necessary social services and provide direct support as required. In addition to providing support, we effort to raise awareness to the plight and systemic issues harming vulnerable migrants in Canada.
One Voice is BC based and works in coordination with non-profits in BC and across Canada.
This is a voluntary organization comprised of professionals with diverse backgrounds and former international students.
Guiding Values of One Voice
- Social Justice
- Open and Honest Communication
- Teamwork and Collaboration
What we do?
Awareness: Conduct workshops and seminars to raise awareness among international students to help them understand key issues including:
- rights and protections provided to students and residents of Canada
- support that is available through non-profits and government agencies.
Support: Provide immediate emotional and practical support to international students in distress.
Advocacy: One Voice understands the importance of data to understand an issue and find systematic solutions. We collect pertinent data and information to support evidence-based advocacy to bring fundamental change.
Why we do it?
Many international students in Canada are vulnerable given their difficult circumstances and lack of a support system. This vulnerability has resulted in mistreatment of many students. After hearing of the hardships faced by international students, numerous professionals and local non-profits have come together to address the systemic issues adversely impacting international students and local communities.