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Statement on anti-Black racism from DIVERSEcity’s leadership team

June 3, 2020

“It’s not enough to just condemn racism. We must all act and be actively anti-racist.” As a champion… Read more

Future Leaders grad helps DIVERSEcity stay connected

May 28, 2020

Farqaleet Ali went from DIVERSEcity’s Future Leaders youth employment program to a job with DIVERSEcity as its computer… Read more

Community Garden tips: Regrowing vegetables from kitchen scraps

May 13, 2020

First she shared how to grow sprouts at home, now DIVERSEcity’s Community Gardens coordinator Sasikala Sridar is here… Read more

Seeing and supporting mothers during COVID-19 and beyond

May 8, 2020

DIVERSEcity CEO Neelam Sahota talks about supporting mothers at home and in the workplace for Mother’s Day On… Read more

Taking care of yourself and others during Mental Health Week

May 4, 2020

Seven tips to stay connected with others — and yourself — in these isolating times When it comes… Read more

DIVERSEcity to receive donation for emergency food aid in the wake of COVID-19

April 24, 2020

Good Food Access Fund Grant helps DIVERSEcity provide food directly to vulnerable families in Surrey, BC DIVERSEcity Community… Read more

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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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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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Ready to embark on your journey to becoming a Canadian citizen? Our comprehensive 20-hour course, spread over 10 weeks, is designed to equip you with the knowledge and confidence to ace the citizenship exam. In this course, you will: • Explore Canadian history, heritage and culture • Understand your rights and responsibilities as a new citizen • Get motivated to become an active and engaged community member. 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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Ready to embark on your journey to becoming a Canadian citizen? Our comprehensive 20-hour course, spread over 10 weeks, is designed to equip you with the knowledge and confidence to ace the citizenship exam. In this course, you will: Explore Canadian history, heritage and culture Understand your rights and responsibilities as a new citizen Get motivated to become an active and engaged community member. 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 Canadian Immigration and Citizenship ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you a temporary resident youth (aged 15–29) looking to build your career in Canada? RBC Start it Right! is for you! This free employment program offers: • Job placement support • Industry-recognized training certifications • Group workshops on employability and soft skills • Mentorship • And more!Learn more about eligibility and register at: www.dcrs.ca/our-services/employment-programs/youth-employment-programs/start-it-right-youth-emplo... ... See MoreSee Less
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