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Congratulations to DIVERSEcity CEO Neelam Sahota on new designation

June 19, 2024

DIVERSEcity CEO Neelam Sahota completes ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society would like to congratulate our… Read more

Creating a safe haven for refugee claimants and other vulnerable newcomers

May 14, 2024

DIVERSEcity is named lead contract holder for new provincial BC Safe Haven funding There is a growing number… Read more

Four local Black leaders recognized at inaugural Black Brilliance Awards

February 2, 2024

The Black Brilliance Awards were held at Black in BC: Celebrating Black Excellence on February 1 Kicking off… Read more

Kicking off Black History Month with Black in BC: Celebrating Black Excellence

January 15, 2024

DIVERSEcity’s second annual Black in BC event is set to take place on  February 1, 2024, in Metro… Read more

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October 10 proclaimed as “Day of Inclusion”

October 10, 2023

In recognition and celebration of the 45th anniversary of DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, the City of Surrey has… Read more

Plan, Launch, Grow: Unleash your potential at DIVERSEcity Entrepreneur & Small Business Fair

October 4, 2023

Join us for the seventh annual DIVERSEcity Entrepreneur & Small Business Fair on October 18, 2023, in Surrey,… Read more

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Supporting staff wellbeing is an important priority for DIVERSEcity under our Strategic Plan 2024–2029, and we’re proud to have been recently certified as a Living Wage Employer in BC. This certification, presented by Living Wage for Families BC, reflects our commitment to ensuring fair and equitable wages for all our employees. Anastasia French of Vancity Community Foundation, which operates the certification, visited DIVERSEcity Surrey Community Campus this week to present DIVERSEcity with plaque. “It’s important to ensure we have a workforce that makes a living wage,” said Neelam Sahota, Chief Executive Officer, DIVERSEcity, on accepting the plaque. “We want to take care of our staff who pour their heart into this work and ensure they are seen as equal partners in the mission of our organization.” As a certified Living Wage Employer, DIVERSEcity is adhering to a set standard that guarantees all employees, whether full time, part-time or temporary receive a wage that covers the cost of living in BC. This not only promotes employee wellbeing, but also fosters a positive work environment and reinforces our values as an organization. To learn more about working with DIVERSEcity, see our careers page at www.dcrs.ca/work-with-us/ Learn more about the certification here: www.livingwageforfamilies.ca/metro_vancouver_living_wage_employers #ForPeopleForCommunities #LivingWageEmployer ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

DIVERSEcity
We're at the National Indigenous Peoples Day event in Cloverdale today!This free event, hosted by the sǝmyámǝ (Semiahmoo), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), and q̓ʷɑ̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen) First Nations — custodians of this land since time immemorial — offers a rich cultural exchange, featuring teachings and practices through art, music, storytelling, dance and more.Stop by our booth and say hi! We're here until 8 pm.Event Location: Bill Reid Millenium Amphitheatre at the Cloverdale FairgroundsAddress: 17728 64 Avenue#NationalIndigenousPeoplesDayP#NIPD2024 #cloverdalebco#surreybc #SurreyBC ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

DIVERSEcity
What an inspiring story featuring Khadija, who attends the First Steps and HIPPY program at DIVERSEcity."I found my way into community and friendships through programs for my children. They were my window to the outside world, and I owe First Steps and HIPPY my confidence and community building."#WorldRefugeeDay ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

DIVERSEcity
Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day! As part of our 2024–2029 Strategic Plan, Truth and Reconciliation is one of our core priorities, as we strive to establish meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities and embed Indigenous knowledge into DIVERSEcity’s work. We encourage everyone to take time today to learn, listen and attend the National Indigenous Peoples Day event in Cloverdale. This free event, hosted by the sǝmyámǝ (Semiahmoo), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), and q̓ʷɑ̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen) First Nations — custodians of this land since time immemorial — offers a rich cultural exchange, featuring teachings and practices through art, music, storytelling, dance and more. We'll be there with staff from DIVERSEcity and Surrey Local Immigration Partnership. Come stop by and say hi! #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay #NIPD2024 #CloverdaleBC #SurreyBC @CityofSurrey ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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Our Safe Haven and RISE teams were so happy to see everyone's faces at#WorldRefugeeDayeeDay event at VPL today!Thank yoMulti-agency Partnership MAPp MAPVancouver Public Library Foundationation for making this event possib#forpeopleforcommunitiesi#surreybcr#Refugeesu#worldrefugeeday2024y2024 ... See MoreSee Less
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