The Story of a Welcome Group in Surrey, BC: “These volunteers were going above and beyond!”

April 15, 2024

Check out this blog post from the Together Project! In his role as Volunteer Coordinator at DIVERSEcity, Together… Read more

DIVERSEcity at WorkAbility: working together to create psychologically safe workplaces

April 11, 2024

Garrison Duke, COO, DIVERSEcity, speaks on panel on inclusive workplaces On April 10, 2024, Garrison Duke, COO, DIVERSEcity,… Read more

Zahra’s Story: Finding confidence

April 4, 2024

Being a young newcomer comes with its own set of insecurities and challenges. For DIVERSEcity Youth Programs participant… Read more

Be the Leader of Your Life: DIVERSEcity X Minerva BC sold-out Women’s Leadership Forum

March 26, 2024

On March 8, the Anvil Centre in New Westminster came to life with dialogue and connection as about… Read more

Stronger communities together: Recognizing International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2024

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a day that commemorates the killing… Read more

Inspiring Inclusion for International Women’s Day: messages from local women leaders

March 7, 2024

An International Women’s Day campaign by DIVERSEcity featuring local women leaders It’s International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8,… Read more



12 hours ago

What an inspiring story featuring Khadija, who attends the First Steps and HIPPY program at DIVERSEcity."I found my way into community and friendships through programs for my children. They were my window to the outside world, and I owe First Steps and HIPPY my confidence and community building."#WorldRefugeeDay ... See MoreSee Less
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19 hours ago

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day! As part of our 2024–2029 Strategic Plan, Truth and Reconciliation is one of our core priorities, as we strive to establish meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities and embed Indigenous knowledge into DIVERSEcity’s work. We encourage everyone to take time today to learn, listen and attend the National Indigenous Peoples Day event in Cloverdale. This free event, hosted by the sǝmyámǝ (Semiahmoo), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), and q̓ʷɑ̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen) First Nations — custodians of this land since time immemorial — offers a rich cultural exchange, featuring teachings and practices through art, music, storytelling, dance and more. We'll be there with staff from DIVERSEcity and Surrey Local Immigration Partnership. Come stop by and say hi! #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay #NIPD2024 #CloverdaleBC #SurreyBC @CityofSurrey ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

Our Safe Haven and RISE teams were so happy to see everyone's faces at#WorldRefugeeDayeeDay event at VPL today!Thank yoMulti-agency Partnership MAPp MAPVancouver Public Library Foundationation for making this event possib#forpeopleforcommunitiesi#surreybcr#refugeesu#worldrefugeeday2024y2024 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Every June 20, #WorldRefugeeDay is celebrated. The UN-designated day celebrates the strength and courage of people forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. This World Refugee Day, we'd like to share Moses's story. At only 26 years old, Moses's story spans continents, languages and cultures. Beginning in Myanmar, Moses and his family, of the Karen ethnic minority, fled the violence in the country and found refuge in a refugee camp on the Thai border before being relocated to Canada as government-assisted refugees. Once he landed in Canada, Moses received life-altering news — he had a brain tumour. He faced a daunting journey ahead of navigating the health care system while still settling into BC, both geographically and culturally, while facing language barriers. A person who walked with Moses through the diagnosis and treatment while going through the settlement process was DIVERSEcity RISE case counsellor Herman Lay. DIVERSEcity's Refugee and Specialized Program (RISE) supports refugees facing overcome barriers or trauma in their resettlement journey, helping them rise above adversity and find belonging in their new community. Read more of Moses's story here: ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

DIVERSEcity would like to congratulate our CEO, Neelam Sahota, for successfully completing the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program (DEP) and for earning the coveted ICD.D designation, which has been synonymous with excellence in the boardroom and granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors. This is the only professional designation for Canadian directors recognized both nationally and internationally."In a world where dynamics are constantly shifting, governance expertise becomes indispensable. Neelam’s valedictorian honour with the Institute of Corporate Directors showcases not only her personal dedication, but also the importance of a cohesive CEO-and -Board of Directors partnership. Her leadership is crucial for leveraging collective wisdom and advancing our organizational mission amidst complexity," says Upkar Singh Tatlay, Board Chair, DIVERSEcity.One of DIVERSEcity’s strategic pillars is collective impact and advocacy through investing in future generations of changemaker s with lifelong skills, motivation and the networks required to create a more equitable and sustainable world. We are proud to have our CEO leading this charge through modeling this through lifelong learning. Neelam has garnered two provincial-level awards for her governance leadership while serving in the capacity of Board Chair of both the Surrey Local Immigration Partnership and Surrey Libraries. Other Boards that Neelam has served on include: Simon Fraser University, Roger’s OMNI TV, Solid State Industries, the Association of Canadian Studies and the Immigrant Employment Council of BC. These experiences continue to provide valuable insight to her role as CEO by perspectives gained from both sides of the governance board table.In her valedictorian quote, Neelam writes: ”Today’s corporate boards face historic and unprecedented challenges. The ICD-Rotman DEP has equipped us with new skills for a new age and we are now poised to harness diverse perspectives and foster collective brilliance in any boardroom."Congratulations Neelam Sahota! Check out this The Globe and Mail feature on the new graduates across Canada here: #leadership #ForPeopleForCommunities ... See MoreSee Less
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