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DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society hosts funding announcement by the Ministry of Jobs, Trades and Technology for expanded settlement services for newcomers


Surrey, BC on Feburuary 8, 2019 Minister Bruce Ralston was on hand at the Community Campus of DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society to announce the provincial government’s increased investments to expand settlement services for newcomers. “This is a major step forward in delivering more and better opportunities for newcomers, while helping our province benefit from the skills they bring with them,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology. “Too often, people immigrating to our province haven’t been able to leverage their knowledge and experience into productive employment. The steps we’re taking will remove barriers to opportunities by expanding credential recognition supports, language training and other services, helping make their lives better and more fulfilling.”

 

Fraser Health moves and expands ROSHNI CLINIC to better support people struggling with substance use


Surrey, BC – On February 7, 2019 Fraser Health has expanded the hours and services provided by the Roshni Clinic to better support people in South Asian communities who are struggling with substance use. The first of its kind in the province when it opened in 2017, the clinic, which recently relocated to Surrey Substance Use Services at Quibble Creek, will now have the ability to connect people to first line treatment for opioid use disorder using medications such as Suboxone and methadone.
“I am so proud of the work the Roshni Clinic is doing to provide culturally-safe and language-specific supports for people in South Asian communities who are seeking help for substance use challenges,” said Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy. “By doubling its hours of operations, and expanding the services it provides this clinic will help us connect more people to the treatment and recovery supports they need when they need them.”

 

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society key partner with the City of Surrey in innovative program for at-risk youth


Surrey, BC – On January 22, 2019 a funding announcement by the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, the Honourable Bill Blair, along with the Minister of Defence, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan was made at Surrey City Hall to unveil the $7.5M Surrey Anti-Gang Family Empowerment (SAFE) Gang Intervention Program. Up to 4,730 high-school aged young people in the City of Surrey will benefit from this project. This innovative partnership with the Government of Canada is being lead by Surrey’s Municipal Government. Mayor Doug McCallum said “We created the SAFE Program to empower our youth, families and their neighbourhoods so we can all look forward to a positive future free from the harmful impact of gangs. I want to thank the Government of Canada for their financial support in curbing gang activity in Surrey”.

 

Swedish Delegation Visits DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

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January 15, 2019


Surrey, BC – On January 15, 2019, a Swedish delegation studying the Canadian model of immigrant integration, visited DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society (www.dcrs.ca) in Surrey, BC. The delegation was led by Professor Benny Carlson of Lund University, Harald Fredriksson, a Manager at Region Kronoberg, and Oskar Adenfelt, the Director of Migration and Integration Program at FORES Think Tank. A key focus of the visit was DIVERSEcity’s self-employment program which is delivered in partnership with TD Community Bank. Other topics of discussion included ways to support migration and immigration in the areas of literacy and language supports, settlement programming, and employment services that engage both newcomers and local employers to reduce barriers faced by immigrants.


 

Recipient of the Maria Celaje Bursary 2018


DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society is pleased to announce that Eman Shato is the successful recipient of the $500 bursary in memory of Maria Celaje, a respected, long-term employee and Workplace Facilitator in DIVERSEcity’s Future Leaders Program. Eman’s plans are to continue to work towards upgrading her skills and to be employed as a Civil Engineer here in Canada.

 

Recipient of the Funke Ilumoka Bursary 2018


DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society is pleased to announce that Jesus Pulido-Castanon is the successful recipient of the $500 bursary in memory of Maria Celaje, a respected, long-term employee and Workplace Facilitator in DIVERSEcity’s Future Leaders Program. In the future, Jesus plans to pursue a career that will improve both the living conditions and food security for the people in Canada and elsewhere.