Date(s) - 28/04/2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Surrey City Hall Centre Stage
A break in the rainy sky on the last Friday in April allowed 100 local business and community members to gather at Surrey City Hall for the annual Employer Appreciation Awards hosted by DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society.
Sponsored by Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) and partnered with the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT), 12 distinguished award recipients were recognized as part of DIVERSEcity’s commitment to provide work experience placements to new Canadians who are eager to enter the Canadian job market. Awarded Employers includes ACE Trades and Technical Institute, BC Wireless, Bevco Sales International Inc., Booster Juice, Carl’s Jr., Gulberg Restaurant, Ingram Micro, Liberty Tax Service, Punjab Milk Foods (Nanak Foods), Pizza Hut and Winners.
Master of Ceremonies, Jean-Paul Laube from Wardell International, welcomed guests and introduced the featured keynote presentation by diversity and inclusion strategist, Alden Habacon, captivated the crowd on his speech and theme“Accelerating business excellence through newcomer advancement”. CEO Neelam Sahota, “the clients we serve are eager to work. We value local employers who are committed to supporting these clients in their integration and success in the Canadian labour market. This event offers the business community the opportunity to network with one another to learn about the importance of building on the strengths in our differences.”
Guests received a free Get in the Know! Handbook as well as a preview of the Alden’s Employer engagement workshop called Get In the Know! With Alden Habacon: Driving organizational change, fostering inclusion and building intercultural skills and knowledge. The workshop will help companies make the most of diversity, inclusion and skills development through enhanced engagement training and improved customer service from dynamic workplaces.
Awards were presented by keynote speaker Alden Habacon, CEO of DIVERSEcity Neelam Sahota, CEO of SBOT, Anita Huberman and CEO of IEC-BC Patrick Mackenzie. A group photo was taken at the end of the presentation with all awarded recipients, DIVERSEcity staff and honoured presenters.
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This event was in part of the Immigrant Youth Employment Program and funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund.