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DIVERSEcity Awards of Impact

Celebrating changemakers who are making a social impact!

Through our annual DIVERSEcity Awards of Impact, DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society recognizes and celebrates inspiring people and organizations who are making a social impact through giving back, leadership, community building, innovation or inspiration.

There are 10 award categories that cover diverse areas of social impact for individuals and community members, as well as established leaders, community groups, employers, organizations and businesses.

After an open nomination process, winners are selected by a DIVERSEcity selection committee, notified and invited to attend our DIVERSEcity Awards of Impact presentation after our Annual General Meeting. This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2024, at 4–6:30 pm at the Surrey Arts Centre. Winners will be announced at the event.

Want to get involved in the awards as a sponsor or presenter? Email Noemi at npaterson@dcrs.ca for more information. 

Want to nominate someone for an award? Nominations are now open! Nominate by August 6, 2024, in the form below.


10 DIVERSEcity Awards of Impact

Youth Leadership Award

The Youth Leadership Award is awarded to a rising star (19–30) who has overcome social or personal challenges to transition successfully into a career, showcasing leadership and courage in their journey, while inspiring others to do the same. This award is presented in connection with DIVERSEcity’s Youth Employment programs and comes with a financial award of $500.

Food Justice Advocate Award

The Food Justice Advocate Award is awarded to an individual who has worked in supporting poverty alleviation or food security issues in the community as a volunteer, student, professional or grassroots organization. This award is presented in connection with DIVERSEcity’s Food Security programs and comes with a financial award of $500.

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Strengthening Safety Award

The Strengthening Safety Award is awarded to an individual who has overcome multiple barriers, violence or trauma, and inspired others through their journey or contributions to creating safe spaces for others. This award is presented in connection with our Gender-Based Violence Services, and Refugee and LGBTQ+ newcomer programs and comes with a financial award of $500.

Sponsored by:

 

Inspiring Seniors Award

The Inspiring Seniors Award is awarded to an inspiring older adult (55+) who is empowering other seniors to live happier, healthier and more independent lives, either through volunteering, community building, working, sharing their culture or talent, or caregiving. This award is presented in connection with our Seniors Services and comes with a financial award of $500.

Sponsored by:

 

Humanitarian Heart Award

The Humanitarian Heart Award recognizes an individual, community group or organization that has selflessly worked to improve the lives of others, with dignity and compassion. This award comes with a financial award of $500.

Sponsored by: Fairmile Supplies

 

Community Changemaker Award

The Community Changemaker Award is awarded to an established leader who has gone above and beyond to create positive change in the community to improve the lives of others, in particular those who are underserved.

Gender Equity Award

The Gender Equity Award recognizes an established leader, community group or organization who has done work to uplift women or women’s issues for gender equality.

Sponsored by:

 

Empowering Employer Award

In connection with DIVERSEcity’s Get in the Know platform and Employment Programs, the Empowering Employer award recognizes a local employer who has been successful in incorporating skilled immigrants and newcomers into the workplace.

Sponsored by: Evergreen Contracting

 

Reconciliation in Action Award

The Reconciliation in Action Award recognizes an established leader, community group or organization who is advancing the principles of truth and reconciliation.

Sponsored by:

 

Newcomer Champion Award

The Newcomer Champion Award recognizes an established leader, community group or organization who is making the community a welcome place for immigrants and refugees. This award is presented in connection with the Surrey Local Immigration Partnership.

 

DIVERSEcity Awards of Impact

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