6 back-to-school tips for newcomer parents

August 30, 2019

It’s time for back to school! Here are six quick tips and reminders for parents with kids heading… Read more

Neelam Sahota, CEO of DIVERSEcity, with Minister of Women and Gender Equality Maryam Monsef.

Government of Canada supports survivors of gender-based violence in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland

August 27, 2019

Ending gender-based violence is crucial in order to give everyone the same opportunities to join and grow Canada’s… Read more

Youth Leadership Award was named after Sher Vancouver's January Marie Lapuz.

DIVERSEcity is the new, exclusive sponsor of the LGBTQ+ January Marie Lapuz Youth Leadership Award

August 1, 2019

Sher Vancouver is pleased to announce that DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society is now the exclusive sponsor of its… Read more

Everyone Belongs Here on Canadian Multiculturalism Day

June 27, 2019

Today, June 27, is Canadian Multiculturalism Day, a day to celebrate the cultural diversity of Canadians, and the… Read more

Celebrating Pride Month Together

June 26, 2019

It’s Pride Month, a time for the LGBTQ2S+ communities and its allies to advocate for equality and celebrate… Read more

DIVERSEcity board member Jane Shin is a Top 25

June 25, 2019

When Jane Jae Kyung Shin heard the news that she was a finalist for this year’s RBC Top… Read more



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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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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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