In March of 2014, DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society’s Board of Directors and Cultural DIVERSEcity Leadership Council members announced the re-purposing of the Annual Cultural DIVERSEcity Awards.
The Cultural DIVERSEcity Awards (CDA) was launched in 1995 with the purpose of recognizing businesses in the Surrey, Delta and White Rock communities that excelled in successfully implementing culturally diverse initiatives into their workplaces. The organization behind the event – DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society (DIVERSEcity) recognized over a decade ago that “it makes good business sense to embrace diversity”. As an organization that supports Canadians in becoming contributing citizens, DIVERSEcity recognizes the value of working with and supporting those businesses that are making a difference in their community every day. Incorporating culturally competent practices into everyday business allows a company to employ and retain a diverse workforce, expand their customer-base to include new consumers, adapt their marketing strategies to reach more customers and engage with their customers and clients by sharing meaning and values. It is the essence of building an identity as a socially responsible corporate citizen.
As 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Cultural DIVERSEcity Awards for Business, and since other similar awards have been launched over the years, 2015 seems like the perfect time for DIVERSEcity to venture into new, untapped arenas in the pursuit of our mission `To promote the independence of new Canadians and build strong culturally diverse communities.
Please join us for DIVERSEcity`s Community Campus Grand Opening, September 22, 2015. The 20,000 sq ft purpose-built facility is located at 13455 76th Avenue, a short walk from major public transit. The two-storey building co-locates English language training programs, counselling services, information and orientation services, and community integration programs with relevant employment training, entrepreneur opportunities and work experience that helps new Canadians realize their hopes and dreams of a better life in Canada.
Revised May 2015