Ish Kumar, assistant manager, Skills Training Centre at DIVERSEcity.

DIVERSEcity’s Ish Kumar comes full circle

January 21, 2020

From looking for a job in Canada, to helping other newcomers get trained for the workforce at DIVERSEcity’s… Read more

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

Supporting Youth and Seniors Programs on Giving Tuesday

December 3, 2019

DIVERSEcity receives donation from New Horizons Village Society to build on programs for youth and seniors, including intergenerational… 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



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Gender-based violence is not your fault. It’s not because of what you say, what you wear or what you do. But survivors often feel shame or guilt. They think maybe they provoked the situation. Maybe they are to blame. It’s not your fault. Gender-based violence is about power, control and coercion. Never blame yourself and don’t suffer alone. DIVERSEcity’s gender-based violence counsellors are here to be your partner and guide as you make decisions in your healing journey. In addition to our Stopping the Violence Counselling, we offer Multicultural Victims Services Outreach, which includes accompanying you to court appointments, and exploring information and referrals you need to create safety for you and your family. Learn more here: #16Days #16DaysofAction #GBV #EveryoneBelongsHere #SurreyBC #DIVERSEcity #EndGenderBasedViolence ... See MoreSee Less
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15 hours ago

DIVERSEcity’s Meheret Bisrat was recognized by the Surrey Now-Leader Newspaper‘s Community Leader Awards in the Above & Beyond category (Honourable Mention)! Meheret was just seven years old when she and her family came to Canada as Government-assisted refugees from Ethiopia. They fled to escape communism and arrived in Vancouver with no English and many challenges, including racial stereotyping. “I was always feisty, a fighter and grounded in my identity,” she says. “I knew the beauty of my country and culture, and that helped me withstand any type of jokes even though they still hurt.” This strong and determined approach continues to guide her today as Senior Manager, Community Development. From her lived experience as a refugee and her progressive professional experience from volunteer to client to front-line work to management and senior management, Meheret has grown into a compassionate and thoughtful community leader. Garrison Duke, COO, DIVERSEcity, and Meheret’s son, Gabriel, accepted the award on her behalf while she was away at the Pathway to Prosperity Conference.Read her full story here: #SurreyBC #EveryoneBelongsHere #DIVERSEcity #communityleader #community #awards #ImmigrationMatters ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you a newcomer feeling overwhelmed trying to understand a new justice system? Join this workshop hosted by the Surrey RCMP to learn about the different services available to residents and how and when to access them. Topics include: • The police’s role in Canada • When and how to contact the police • What to do when approached by a police officer • Personal safety • And more! The workshop is on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 3 pm, and will be held online via Zoom. To register, please call 604-307-6493, email or visit ... See MoreSee Less
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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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2 days ago

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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