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Winners of the LGBTQ+ January Marie Lapuz Youth Leadership Awards

February 3, 2020

Lebanese journalist and activist Norma Lize of Vancouver has won the January Marie Lapuz Youth Leadership Award top… Read more

Supporting Youth and Seniors Programs on Giving Tuesday

December 3, 2019

DIVERSEcity receives donation from New Horizons Village Society to build on programs for youth and seniors, including intergenerational… Read more

New funding will allow DIVERSEcity to help more people with its free, first-language mental health services

November 4, 2019

Meeting the demand for mental health and counselling services is an ongoing challenge with about 17 per cent… Read more

DIVERSEcity Entrepreneur & Small Business Fair

October 16, 2019

Helping newcomers and all emerging entrepreneurs plan, launch and grow their business Despite the rising number of immigrants… Read more

Start it Right! youth employment program launches

September 6, 2019

A new kind of youth employment program kickstarts careers for youth falling through the gaps International students and… Read more

Neelam Sahota, CEO of DIVERSEcity, with Minister of Women and Gender Equality Maryam Monsef.

Government of Canada supports survivors of gender-based violence in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland

August 27, 2019

Ending gender-based violence is crucial in order to give everyone the same opportunities to join and grow Canada’s… Read more

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Receive community service grants of up to $1,500 with the DIVERSEyouth Community Service Project! Make new friends, win prizes and learn how to:• Write grant proposals and submit grant applications• Brainstorm community project ideas• Budget and manage community projectsWith partner TakingITGlobal, this three-week project helps youth (15–24) access community service grants of up to $1,500 to serve their communities through community-centered project ideas.October 26 to November 16, 2021Tuesdays, 4–5 pm, online via ZoomLearn more or register for this workshop series by visiting www.dcrs.ca/event-details/diverseyouth-community-service-project/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Master basic computer skills with this four-day course, offered by our Skills Training Centre!Become more efficient in email, search engines and more for your job and daily life. Subsidies from WorkBC may be available.All Skills Training Centre courses are taught by industry experts and are open to all jobseekers. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants.Sign up today!www.dcrs.ca/our-services/skills-training-centre/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to the three $1,000 Immigrant Entrepreneur Grant Award winners, announced by Lynne Brisdon, manager of YMCA of Greater Vancouver’s self-employment program last night at the Entrepreneur & Small Business Fair. And the winners are …Rethink2gether, a Canadian food sustainability consultancy based in Vancouver, offering food waste consulting expertise, technology and a certification program called the Pledge on Food Waste for hotels and restaurants. Learn more here www.rethink2gether.com/ The Food Story, a commercial kitchen operation featuring Syrian cuisine. Their food is available through catering services, on-demand food delivery and are expanding into specialty retail selections. Learn more here www.thefoodstorycuisine.com/Griottes Polyglottes, a French language training that is made easy and fun through theatre. Learn more here www.griottespolyglottes.com/Missed the event? Want to watch the speeches and presentations? It was all captured in live stream and can be viewed on our YouTube channel here: youtu.be/Up45gAg7Lus ... See MoreSee Less
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Upgrade your general administration skills using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint in this five-day course, offered by our Skills Training Centre. Create marketing materials, financial spreadsheets, learn email etiquette and more! Subsidies from WorkBC may be available.All Skills Training Centre courses are taught by industry experts an ared open to all jobseekers. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants.Sign up today!www.dcrs.ca/our-services/skills-training-centre/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Yesterday’s Entrepreneur & Small Business Fair left us all very inspired! Guest speakers Vikram Vij (Vij's & My Shanti) and Sam Mod (FreshWorks Studio) gave great tips on what it takes to start a business in Canada with some additional insight provided by our sponsors, including Startup Surrey, Women's Enterprise Centre and Futurpreneur Canada! We are so grateful for everyone who helped make the fifth annual Entrepreneur and Small Business Fair a success! Missed the event? Catch it all on our YouTube channel: youtu.be/Up45gAg7Lus ... See MoreSee Less
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