Press Releases

Press Releases

South Fraser Refugee Readiness Team announced on World Refugee Day

June 20, 2022

On World Refugee Day, June 20, 2022, DIVERSEcity announces it is leading the South Fraser Refugee Readiness Team… Read more

Supporting the new anti-racism data act as an important first step in combatting systemic racism

May 2, 2022

DIVERSEcity supports the Government of BC’s new anti-racism data legislation as a “much overdue but significant first step.”… Read more

Celebrating International Women’s Day with panel event and donation announcement

March 8, 2022

New speaker’s series DIVERSEtalks celebrates International Women’s Day with a panel discussion on Women Leading to #BreaktheBias Plus,… Read more

DIVERSEcity receives extended funding for our free mental health and substance use services

January 27, 2022

DIVERSEcity is one of 49 community organizations to receive extended funding to continue to provide free, affordable community… Read more

Fighting systemic racism: DIVERSEcity joins provincially funded race-based data collection initiative

December 16, 2021

DIVERSEcity receives funding to join a provincially funded initiative to collect race-based data DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society is… Read more

DIVERSEcity’s Awards and Bursaries Winners 2021

October 7, 2021

At DIVERSEcity’s 43rd Annual General Meeting, we presented the winners of the the following awards and bursaries, each… Read more


3 days ago

DIVERSEcity CEO Neelam Sahota was featured in Darpan Magazine's Women of Influence special in 2021 during the pandemic. Darpan is celebrating her and other past winners at their inaugural gala this year. Check it out below! ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

The small joys in life! Our smiling RISE program kids with their new bikes, thanks to our partnership with Our Community Bikes Pedal Society! RISE families received bicycles so they can enjoy playing around all year round and go on great adventures!We want to say a huge thank you to Our Community Bikes for their generosity and kindness! They are doing amazing work, and the RISE team is glad to have partnered with them.DIVERSEcity's Refugee & Immigrant Specialized Experience (RISE) program supports newcomer families who are experiencing complex and multiple challenges in settling into their new community. We provide safe and specialized case management in first languages. Learn more here: #ImmigrationMatters #welcomerefugees #refugees #biking #SurreyBC ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Are you studying sport management, sport administration, health, physical education, kinesiology, human kinetics or recreation? Looking for an exciting opportunity to get experience and make an impact this summer? DIVERSEcity is currently inviting applications for a volunteer SportWORKS Officer position for our new Sport for Newcomers Surrey Initiative, in partnership with Commonwealth Sport Canada.This is a four-month, full-time volunteer position starting on April 1, 2023, in Surrey with a monthly living allowance of $1,500. It requires attendance at a pre-departure training session on March 30, 2023, in Ottawa, Ontario, with travel expenses paid. Get the full details at Tagging for reach: Surrey Local Immigration Partnership NewToBC Recreation Surrey SFU Surrey SFU Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology UBC Kinesiology Undergraduate Society UBC School of Kinesiology Douglas College Sports Institute KPU Sport & Rec ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

Save the date! This Black History Month, DIVERSEcity, with support from the Surrey Local Immigration Partnership, is launching its first annual Black in BC event to celebrate Black excellence in Surrey and Metro Vancouver. Through inspirational speakers, a panel discussion, musical presentations and more, the empowering event will: • Celebrate the achievements, cultures and contributions of Black Canadians • Recognize and honour Black history in Canada • Inspire dialogue, learning and support for Black achievement, including for new immigrants and refugees Held on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 3–7 pm at Surrey City Hall, we are currently busy planning the event and will be announcing speakers, entertainment and sponsors soon! Learn more and pre-register here: #BlackHistoryMonth #bhm #EveryoneBelongsHere ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

DIVERSEcity’s Caregiver Support Program, in partnership with Fraser Health, hosted a mental health and wellness workshop for caregivers and older adults to share useful tools we can use to overcome stress, anxiety and burnout. Thank you to Fraser Health for partnering with us! Learn more about our services for seniors and caregivers: ... See MoreSee Less
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