DIVERSEcity Board of Directors is elected for 2023–2024

September 29, 2023

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society is pleased to announce the election of the Board of Directors for 2023–2024 at… Read more

The rise of overdoses is a problem that affects all of us, in every community

August 31, 2023

On International Overdose Awareness Day, DIVERSEcity’s Substance Use Services calls to end the stigma on drug overdoses August… Read more

Congratulations to DIVERSEcity’s little learners from our Early Childhood Education Program

August 10, 2023

Congratulations to another group of graduating children from DIVERSEcity’s Early Childhood Education Program! Parents and children gathered at… Read more

Dean Lin is named one of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2023

August 3, 2023

In the 15th annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards, presented by Canadian Immigrant magazine and sponsored by Western… Read more

Toward building an inclusive British Columbia: Help fill gaps in BC government services

July 26, 2023

DIVERSEcity is encouraging the people we serve, our staff, our stakeholders and the community to share their voices!… Read more

Coast Capital executives show their social purpose at DIVERSEcity

June 28, 2023

Coast Capital Gives Back @DIVERSEcity in a day of volunteering, learning and connection Twenty-eight Coast Capital executives arrived… Read more



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Thirty per cent of all women in Canada aged 15 or older report experiencing sexual assault at least once. Indigenous women and LGBTQ+ individuals are three times more likely to be sexually assaulted. People with disabilities are twice as likely. This unwanted sexual contact can happen to anyone. It can take place between people in romantic relationships, within a family, at work, between friends and acquaintances, as well as with strangers. Most survivors know their assailant. It’s never your fault.But the harm caused to survivors has far-reaching and long-lasting effects on survivors. And they may face systemic challenges in accessing medical care and the legal system.DIVERSEcity’s new Sexual Violence Support Services helps survivors of sexual violence to access support and resources they need to heal.Get help here: you need help right away, call 9-1-1.#Day6 #16Days #16DaysofAction #GBV #EveryoneBelongsHere #SurreyBC #DIVERSEcity #EndGenderBasedViolencePublic Safety & Solicitor General-Ministry of, Surrey ... See MoreSee Less
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This cold & flu season, do you know where to go for the health care you need? Help keep emergency rooms free for emergencies by trying these other options first.• Family doctors: If your concern is not critical or life-threatening, call your family doctor first. They may have spaces reserved for urgent visits.• Urgent primary care clinics or walk-in clinics: If you don’t have a family doctor or they are unavailable, visit a UPCC or a walk-in clinic.• Pharmacist, 811 or FH Virtual Care: Your pharmacist may be able to fill an emergency refill. For refills after 5 pm, or to speak with a registered nurse, call 811. Fraser Health Virtual Care can be reached at 1-800-314-0999 7 days a week, from 10 am – 10 pm. • Mental health services: The Surrey Mental Health and Substance Use UCRC offers walk-ins and booked appointments - call 604-953-6200. Hope for Wellness has a help line offering culturally safe mental health help for Indigenous people – call 1-855-242-3310.Learn more at ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know that gender-based violence includes financial violence? This happens when someone uses money to control or exploit you. Women, including racialized women, stay-at-home mothers without their own income and other diverse groups, are disproportionately more vulnerable to this type of economic abuse. You could be denied access to bank accounts, information about your finances or decision-making in how your family manages its money. It may result in being financially dependent on your partner, leaving you feeling trapped or helpless. If you’re separated, it could turn into financial manipulation such as the withholding of child support payments.This type of abuse undermines your independence and wellbeing. The Canadian Centre for Women's Empowerment-CCFWE, an #Ottawa-based non-profit dedicated to addressing economic abuse and injustice, has been campaigning to have November 26 proclaimed as National Economic Abuse Awareness Day, fitting within Financial Literacy Month and #16Days. Want to help raise awareness about economic abuse? Sign CCWE’s petition to the House of Commons here: learn more about DIVERSEcity’s Gender-Based Violence Services, visit #16DaysofAction #GBV #EveryoneBelongsHere #SurreyBC #DIVERSEcity #EndGenderBasedViolence ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you a temporary foreign worker or on a work permit? DIVERSEcity’s C.A.R.E. for Migrant Workers Program is here to provide you with support and services to help you successfully integrate into your community. How we help: ▶️ One-on-one support, such as applying for government and health benefits, and job search and training support ▶️ Mental health counselling ▶️ Emergency supports, such as food and housing assistance ▶️ Language classes ▶️ Cultural celebrations and inclusive social gatherings ▶️ Short-term certificate courses to help you find work, like forklift training Free clinical #counselling drop-in sessions are also available for your wellbeing. Visit us in-person at DIVERSEcity Newton Town Centre Campus, every Sunday. Learn more: #EveryoneBelongsHere #DIVERSEcity #SurreyBC #workpermit #migrantworker ... See MoreSee Less
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Gender-based violence isn’t always physical or obvious. Emotional violence is gender-based violence, too. It happens when someone uses words or non-physical actions to control, scare and isolate you. In an intimate partner relationship, it can look like threats, insults, humiliation, lies, excessive jealousy or controlling behaviour and more. Stalking is also an example.It may not even happen in person. For some, especially youth, this type of emotional violence can be digital, including cyberstalking on social media. For newcomers and vulnerable women who may not fully know their rights in Canada, emotional violence can be a way an abuser controls your decisions and limits your freedom.It’s wrong. DIVERSEcity’s Gender-Based Violence Services can help you better understand this type of abuse and know your rights. What’s unique about our services is they are based on our culturally safe Roots of Safety service planning approach, which focuses on addressing the harmful or abusive behaviour, not the person. The framework is grounded in intersectionality and anti-oppressive practice. It’s a collaborative process where we guide you as you take control of the steps in your healing journey. Learn more here: #16Days #16DaysofAction #GBV #EveryoneBelongsHere #SurreyBC #DIVERSEcity #EndGenderBasedViolence #NoExcuse ... See MoreSee Less
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