Get in the Know

Get in the Know

Immigrant communities in Surrey and beyond grow bigger each year, creating huge social and economic opportunities. Get in the Know is an initiative designed to make sure local businesses and community stakeholders don’t miss out.

Employers are developing innovative ways to recruit, retain and advance new immigrants in the workplace. Get in the Know has been developed and continues to bring in the expertise of business leaders, stakeholders and numerous immigrant service agencies to share those strategies – and develop more.

The information and resources are made easily available to employers, community stakeholders and new immigrants through its extensive array of online and downloadable materials and email bulletins. We believe that education is the first step towards building culturally diverse and thriving workforces.

This project is being managed by DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society and coordinated by PEERS Employment and Education Resources. It is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada.

More details about Get in the Know please go to

Are you looking for immigrant talent?

DIVERSEcity would love to partner with you and organize mini job fairs & recruitment drives.

Get in the Know! With Alden Habacon

Driving Organizational Change, Fostering Inclusion, Building Intercultural Skills & Knowledge

For businesses, diversity and inclusion aren’t the objective. They are the means of achieving strategic goals and competitive excellence. Participants will explore the dimensions of diversity and integration of fostering intercultural workplaces. The workshops deliver an effective and interactive understanding of the essential workplace. Spend this morning session learning about the most-up to date practices and innovative policies to promote in your organization.

The Get In the Know! Workshop provides employers with:

  • Practical Tips on Fostering an Inclusive and Intercultural Work Environment
  • A Solid Understanding of the Business Benefits for Optimizing Newcomer
  • An Understanding of How to Develop Policies and Practices that Support Cultural
    Diversity in the Workplace
  • An Introduction to the Intercultural Skills for Avoiding Misunderstanding and More
    Effective Communication
  • Tools for Building an Employee Culture that Celebrates Awareness and Interest in
    Cultural Diversity
  • Practical Tools for Effective On-boarding Newcomer Employees
  • Access to Community Resources that Support Immigrant Workforce Integration

Fee Location Day(s) Time Date
10% discount to Surrey Board of Trade Members

This training may be considered as ‘CPD hours’ for BC HRMA members.
Surrey Board of Trade Boardroom Wednesday 8:00am – 10:00am July 5, 2017
Surrey Board of Trade Boardroom Thursday 8:00am – 10:00am September 28, 2017
Surrey Board of Trade Boardroom Wednesday 8:00am – 10:00am December 6, 2017

For more information or early-bird registration please contact, DIVERSEcity Employment Services & Skills Training Centre:
Phone: (604) 547-2010

Please find Training with Alden Habacon Flyer.

About the instructor:
Alden E. Habacon is one of Canada’s most dynamic and sought-after intercultural presenters and trainers, and has been working in the area of immigrant and newcomer advancement for 12 years. He is currently the Senior Advisor, Intercultural Understanding for the University of British Columbia. Prior to UBC, Alden led the development and implementation of CBC’s national diversity strategy, as the Manager of Diversity Initiatives.

For more information, please contact:

Susan Liu Woronko
Manager of Employment Services
Tel: 604-547-2004

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