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1 day ago

DIVERSEcity
We had the pleasure of welcoming Parliamentary Secretary for International Credentials Ravi Parmar at DIVERSEcity today. The recognition of international credentials is a significant issue that continues to create challenges for skilled immigrants in Canada. DIVERSEcity’s Employment Programs strive to help internationally trained professionals and other newcomers and international students overcome these barriers to find work in their fields of expertise, including through our Coast Capital Credentialing Program for Newcomer Women and our now-completed DIVERSEcity- ASPECT Foreign Credential Navigation Program. We are pleased to see the Government of British Columbia ongoing commitment to creating solutions to help immigrants succeed in BC's labour market, building on the International Credentials Recognition Act introduced this fall. Learn more about our Employment Programs here: www.dcrs.ca/our-services/employment-programs/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

DIVERSEcity
Vandna Joshi is DIVERSEcity's new Director, Social Entrepreneurship, a new role overseeing several social enterprises, self-employment programs and more. Vandna has held leadership roles at DIVERSEcity since 2016, using her strategic outlook and determination to lead exponential expansion of DIVERSEcity’s employment portfolio in funding, community partnerships, diversity of programs and impact in the community. Vandna immigrated to Canada as skilled professional with a bachelor’s degree in ayurvedic medicine and master’s in psychology 20 years ago. Recipient of the Surrey Women in Business Award – Non-profit Leader in 2022, Vandna says, "Leadership is a business of kindness and nurturing in all aspects. My priority is to develop a collaborative culture in the workplace, which is driven by strategic innovation, keen business acumen and respect for all." Read more about Vandna here: www.dcrs.ca/about-us/executive-team/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

DIVERSEcity
Welcome to our new Director, Settlement & Community Development — Meheret Bisrat!Meheret is a dedicated advocate for equitable communities, boasting more than 13 years of unwavering commitment to serving at DIVERSEcity. Her journey with the organization began as a passionate volunteer, igniting her lifelong dedication to supporting newcomer immigrants and refugees on their journey to integration and inclusion within Canada.Throughout her tenure, Meheret has held pivotal roles within DIVERSEcity, in both frontline and management, providing her with a comprehensive understanding of the diverse needs and challenges faced by newcomers.In her new role as Director of Settlement & Community Development, Meheret is poised to continue her mission of effecting positive change and catalyzing meaningful impact. "I am deeply honoured by the opportunity to serve and look forward to embarking on an enduring journey of impact and advocacy," Meheret says. Read more about Meheret at the link in bio. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

DIVERSEcity
We met with DIVERSEcity’s Volunteer Coordinator, Faiaz Ahmad Faqiri, who expressed his gratitude for all the volunteers who help support our efforts to help people and strengthen communities. DIVERSEcity volunteers help with everything from leading computer classes to delivering much-needed hot meals to isolated seniors. “We really appreciate the volunteers for their great contributions to their community and its residents. We’re always grateful for them,” says Faiaz. Are you interested in becoming a DIVERSEcity volunteer? Please visit: www.dcrs.ca/volunteer/ #NationalVolunteerWeek #NVW2024 #volunteer #thankyou #EveryMomentMatters ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

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What is one of the many benefits of volunteering? The friendships that blossom! Meet Bala and Janis, two volunteers who helped at our Income Tax Clinic, who gleefully shared how one benefit of volunteering is the opportunity to "make some friends." When asked why she chose to volunteer with DIVERSEcity, Janis shares that it was an “opportunity for me to use a skillset I have to give back to the community, especially for newcomers.” Bala shared that what she likes about volunteering is learning about others' culture and “meet different people from different communities and sometimes they share how they came or their language and that fascinates me.” Their contributions, along with all our other volunteers, have made a significant impact on our community. Thank you! Happy National Volunteer Week! Want to volunteer with us? Visit www.dcrs.ca/volunteer/#NationalVolunteerWeek #NVW2024 #volunteer #thankyou #EveryMomentMatters ... See MoreSee Less
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