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Awards and Recognition

Helping Newcomers is its own Reward

At DIVERSEcity, we have assisted countless newcomers find employment, learn English, find housing, get counselling, access medical care, become a citizen and so much more. Seeing our clients succeed is definitely its own reward, but we are also humbled by the awards and recognition we have received for our work.

2018

Special recognition from the City of Surrey for DIVERSEcity’s 40th anniversary


2018

Finalist, Surrey Board of Trade’s Surrey Business Excellence Awards, in the Not-for-Profit category


2017

Premier’s Award for Innovation, in the Partnership category, for our Refugee Readiness Fund


2016

Wellness Fits Extra Mile Award by BC Cancer Agency and Healthy Families BC for providing workplace wellness for employees


2016

Riasat Ali Khan Award by AMSSA, our third time receiving this award for our innovative contributions to diversity and inclusion in BC


2016

Provincial Government Refugee Response Team Award


2015

United Way of the Lower Mainland Participation Award


2014

Neelam Sahota, CEO, DIVERSEcity, was a winner in the Surrey Women in Business Awards by the Surrey Board of Trade, in the Not-for-Profit Leader category


2013

BC Recreation and Parks Association Award for program excellence for our Sports and Me Children’s program


2013

Premier’s Award for our First Steps program, in the Partnership category


2012

Riasat Ali Khan Award by AMSSA, our second time receiving this award for our innovative contributions to diversity and inclusion in BC


2011

Nominated for the Civic Beautification Award by the City of Surrey for our Community Garden program


2011

Soma Ganesan Spirit of Hope Award for our Child and Youth Empowerment Camp.


2010

Scotiabank and United Way of the Lower Mainland’s Community Spirit Award for our South Asian Seniors Project, in the Celebration of Community category


2008

Riasat Ali Khan Award by AMSSA for our innovative contributions to diversity and inclusion in BC


2003

Awarded a Social Planning Award from the City of Surrey


2000

One of 20 recipients of the Citation for Citizenship Award from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada


1997

Nominated by our peers as one of 10 Outstanding Non-Profit Organizations and profiled in a book funded by the United Way of Lower Mainland, the Vancouver Foundation and the Kahanoff Foundation