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A life-saving workshop in response to toxic drug supply in BC

November 30, 2023

International students are at high risk of overdose in BC due to toxic drug supply As a part… Read more

More than 200 coats donated and distributed to refugees

November 30, 2023

DIVERSEcity’s Bundle Up Campaign collected coats for refugees Refugees in Surrey will be a little warmer this winter… Read more

Going above and beyond: DIVERSEcity’s Meheret Bisrat recognized by Community Leader Awards

November 30, 2023

Meheret Bisrat was recognized by the Surrey Now-Leader‘s Community Leader Awards in the Above & Beyond category (Honourable… Read more

Amy’s Story: Starting over

November 17, 2023

Starting over as a newcomer is never without its challenges. That’s where DIVERSEcity Settlement Services steps in to… Read more

Supporting pay transparency legislation and beyond

November 1, 2023

DIVERSEcity supports pay transparency legislation while going beyond posting wages on job descriptions As of November 1, 2023,… Read more

New program to help immigrants recognize their credentials

November 1, 2023

New program at DIVERSEcity thanks to funding by Government of BC and ASPECT BC for international credential recognition… Read more

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May 27 to June 2, 2024, is Anti-Racism Awareness Week in BC — an important opportunity to reflect on both systemic and individual racism in our society. Racism manifests in many forms, from blatant hate to subtle microaggressions, all of which leave people feeling unsafe and unwelcome.Mable Elmore, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, emphasizes that “being actively anti-racist requires us to be open to learning and listening to each other. It’s key that we recognize and celebrate our differences to foster empathy, acceptance and unity.”Let’s commit to having open conversations about racism this week — and all year round. Together, we can challenge stereotypes and explore ways to promote diversity and inclusivity. Educate yourself, speak up and help create a safe space where everyone feels valued and heard.Read Parliamentary Secretary Elmore's full statement here: news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2024AG0028-000809 Government of British Columbia #antiracism #endracism #stopracism #saynotoracism #istandagainstracism #saynotoracism ... See MoreSee Less
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We are excited to sponsor the 2024 BC Non-Profit Leadership Conference coming up on June 6 and 7! This event promises to be an exceptionally informative experience, featuring #inspiring talks from professionals in the sector, #networking opportunities and #Insightful sessions. We invite you to join us and be part of this remarkable occasion.Register now and secure your spot: events.zoom.us/ev/AifbbOOp3zf4ZIsd11gEM2Uf0UZpwjhI97uN6HT7Q7TRJsiKqzNf~AtKcOzPHfPzuF-sb6yeula3NNz... ... See MoreSee Less
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Taking the Canadian citizenship test is a big moment in a newcomer's story to becoming a Canadian. We here at DIVERSEcity are happy to be a part of that story through our various resources, such as our Canadian Citizenship Preparation & Civic Engagement Course. This 20-hour, 10-week course will help you understand the topics of the Discover Canada guide covering Canadian culture, history, geography, politics and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Secure your spot now and start your journey to citizenship with confidence! Join us today! For more information, visit www.dcrs.ca/our-services/citizenship-preparation/, call 604-307-4071 or email avijh@dcrs.ca. #CanadianCitizenship #NewCitizen #SurreyBC #Delta #Immigration #Immigrationmatters #MyCitizenship ... See MoreSee Less
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We are excited to announce that DIVERSEcity's very own Sumaiyyah Adam will be presenting at the upcoming 2024 BC Non-Profit Leadership Conference hosted by Vantage Point.As proud sponsors of this esteemed event, we look forward to the invaluable knowledge-sharing and collaboration opportunities this conference will provide.Welcome Sumaiyyah Adam, Board Member at Foundation for a Path Forward and Program Manager for the BUILDS project at DIVERSECITY! Sumaiyyah Adam is an exceptional Black Muslim woman born and raised in Canada. She has an impressive academic background, earning double degrees in Political Science and Peace Studies and a Masters in Public Policy and Global Affairs from the prestigious University of British Columbia. In the past year, Sumaiyyah has made significant contributions to her community as a Community Coordinator for the Abbotsford Local Immigration Partnership and as a DEI consultant at Archway Community Services, where she helped organizations build capacity and develop strategies for creating more inclusive workplaces. Sumaiyyah is a remarkable advocate for human rights issues at an individual and systemic level. Beyond her day job, Sumaiyyah sits on the Board of Directors for Foundation For A Path Forward, an organization dedicated to dismantling barriers and fostering community through an anti-racist mindset. She is committed to working within government and non-profit organizations to help uplift communities that experience barriers to accessing resources and support. As a thought leader and policymaker, Sumaiyyah is paving the way for a new generation of leaders dedicated to creating a more equitable and just society. On June 6, Sumaiyyah leads United for Change: Tackling Online Harms and Conflict at our 2024 BC Non-Profit Leadership Conference. This session explores the power of collective strength in addressing online dangers and highlights innovative, collaborative strategies for non-profits to foster global peace and digital safety. Learn about all the conference speakers, sessions and how to register: ow.ly/w5N950RlGYA ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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Last week, DIVERSEcity’s #BIPOC Unified Inclusive Leading Organization Development for South Fraser (B.U.I.L.D.S.) Project and Vantage Point hosted the first of three training sessions running from May to July, designed for non-profit professionals who are driving their organizations forward. We are grateful to have Marialejandra Reyes, Knowledge Philanthropist at Vantage Point, facilitate the first session. Titled "Leading from Within," this session created a space for dialogue where participants could: • Assess their personal leadership strengths • Appreciate the importance of authenticity and personal accountability in their leadership • Understand the impact of their behaviour on others • Clarify their personal values and leadership philosophy We are looking forward to the upcoming sessions and continuing our partnership with Vantage Point! Want to join the next sessions in June and July? Contact Sumaiyyah Adam, B.U.I.L.D.S. Project Manager, at 604-307-6486, email sadam@dcrs.ca or visit www.dcrs.ca/our-services/partnership-services/b-u-i-l-d-s-project/ ... See MoreSee Less
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