Press Releases

Press Releases

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



17 hours ago

Families from our Early Years programs went on a wonderful field trip to the Museum of Surrey to learn all about #Indigenous culture, art and history in #canada! Thank you to PICS Society and City of Surrey for organizing this great event. Learn more about our programs for children and families: #surreybc #fieldtrip #newcomers ... See MoreSee Less
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20 hours ago

Children who grow up witnessing abuse in the home face their own trauma. The impact can be just as harmful and long-lasting.Studies show that kids who witness violence face increased risk of psychiatric disorders, suicide and becoming a victim or abuser themselves.DIVERSEcity’s PEACE program supports children and youth who have witnessed or experienced violence. PEACE stands for Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment. Our counsellors support children and youth to feel safe, respected, valued and heard and to reduce their isolation. Our goal is to let them know they are not alone.Learn more about the PEACE program, available to those between the ages of three and 18 who reside in #SurreyBC and #Delta, #16Days #16DaysofAction #GBV #EveryoneBelongsHere #SurreyBC #DIVERSEcity #EndGenderBasedViolence Public Safety & Solicitor General-Ministry of, Surrey Mike Farnworth for Port Coquitlam ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

You may be eligible for certain government benefits as a newcomer! Join the Canada Revenue Agency for an informative workshop on the Canada child benefit, the goods and services/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit and other provincial or territorial benefits and credits you may qualify for. Arabic language interpretation, free refreshments and bus tickets will be available. The workshop will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2023, 11 am – 1 pm, at DIVERSEcity Surrey Community Campus. Naturalized citizens, refugee claimants, international students and temporary work permit holders are eligible. To register, call 604-307-6493, email or fill in the form here. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Gender-based violence is not exclusive to women.2SLGBTQI+ individuals may even experience it at higher rates. Transgender and gender-diverse people in Canada were significantly more likely to having been physically or sexually assaulted at least once since age 15. Statistics show they are also more likely to experience to experience online harassment and unwanted sexual behaviours in public places.2SLGBTQI+ individuals who have an intersection of characteristics such as being a newcomer or BIPOC, are even more vulnerable to violence.DIVERSEcity’s LGBTQ+ services for newcomers, including one-on-one services and case management, are a good starting point for you if you’re looking for information and support. We provide holistic services and connect you with resources and counselling to help you overcome challenges and build the life you want to live.Learn about our individual support services, funded by Canadian Immigration and Citizenship (IRCC) here: #Day13 #16Days #16DaysofAction #GBV #EveryoneBelongsHere #SurreyBC #DIVERSEcity #EndGenderBasedViolence #ImmigrationMatters ... See MoreSee Less
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