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5 tips for surviving Canadian winter!

January 10, 2020

Is this your first Canadian winter? Perhaps even your first snowfall?  It can be a magical – albeit… Read more

Community Kitchen program helps newcomers bond over food

January 8, 2020

DIVERSEcity’s Community Kitchen coordinator Leo Ramirez shares how the program helps newcomers and low-income residents overcome food insecurity… Read more

Statement on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

December 6, 2019

CEO Neelam Sahota on DIVERSEcity’s empowerment programs for women facing violence “DIVERSEcity is committed to empowering women, particularly… Read more

DIVERSEcity's Bundle up campaign

DIVERSEcity’s Bundle Up Campaign helps refugees keep warm for winter

November 15, 2019

With cold temperatures and even snowfall expected this winter, DIVERSEcity is seeking warm clothes, food staples and more… Read more

Tips for newcomers on their first Halloween

October 30, 2019

Halloween (October 31) in Canada today is primarily about dressing up and trick-or-treating, but the tradition actually stems… Read more

Entrepreneur success story Janaka Rathnayaka

October 16, 2019

Looking back at this time last year, Janaka Rathnayaka is proud of what he’s achieved since then –… Read more

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We are so glad to have helped you pass your citizenship exam, Nargis! Check out our citizenship preparation courses at: dcrs.ca/citizenship ... See MoreSee Less
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During Canadian #CitizenshipWeek (May 23–29, 2022), let’s celebrate what it means to become a citizen. For newcomers, it’s an important step in their immigration journey. Making the decision to apply for citizenship can be exciting, but also emotional and even overwhelming. The process of applying for citizenship isn’t easy either. There are application forms, fees, a test and an interview. Then, only after months of planning, studying and waiting will you be able to take your oath of citizenship. Check out our detailed article on how to become a Canadian citizen here: www.dcrs.ca/are-you-a-permanent-resident-planning-to-apply-for-canadian-citizenship/ #MyCitizenship #ImmigrationMatters ... See MoreSee Less
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We cannot wait to see everyone’s faces again at our Surrey Community Campus Community Kitchen cooking basics and safety classes! Join Leo Ramirez, our Community Kitchen coordinator, for a four-week IN-PERSON cooking class so you can upgrade your skills in the kitchen and learn healthy affordable recipes to try with your family.Two sessions available, from 1–4 pm: - Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16 and 23- Fridays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24 We invite all low-income parents with children (aged 0 to 6) and seniors to join.To register, please call 604-547-1325, email kitchen@dcrs.ca, or visit dcrs.ca/food. ... See MoreSee Less
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If you are one of DIVERSEcity’s LINC students, and need additional practice speaking in English, weekly in-person Conversation Circles are now available at DIVERSEcity Newton Town Centre Campus on Tuesdays, 12:30–1:30 pm. Or join us online via Zoom on Fridays, 9:30–10:30 am. Talk to your LINC instructor to register! ... See MoreSee Less
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It's Canadian Citizenship Week (May 23–29, 2022) — a time to celebrate the rights and responsibilities shared by all Canadian citizens. At DIVERSEcity, we're proud to prepare the country's newest citizens through our Canadian Citizenship Preparation and Civic Engagement Course!This 10-week course helps you understand topics that will be covered on the citizenship test, including Canadian culture, history, geography, politics and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.Here's a photo of some participants in our current course session, studying together via Zoom. Registration for our next course session will be announced in summer 2022. Learn more at www.dcrs.ca/our-services/citizenship-preparation/#MyCitizenship #ImmigrationMatters #CitizenshipWeek ... See MoreSee Less
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