The Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards started in 2003 to recognize organizations and individuals that embrace diversity and inclusion in our community. Concepts of cultural diversity include age, gender, abilities, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion and socio-economic background.
Archway Community Services presents the event in partnership with Mission Community Services, Chilliwack Community Services as well as the Langley New Directions English Language School.
Past winners have been businesses, programs, initiatives, schools and leaders that work towards building an inclusive community, providing their clients and customers with accessible environments, and having workforces reflective of their community. Individuals are eligible for the Champion of Diversity award or the Youth Champion of Diversity award.
Organizations and individuals in Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack are encouraged to apply or nominate others by Jan. 7, 2020. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on March 12, 2020 at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre in Abbotsford.
Categories include: Inclusive Environment, Marketing, Innovative Initiative, Champion of Diversity (Youth and Adult) and Effective Human Resources Strategies.
Nominations may be submitted online at www.diversityawards.ca/nominations. For more information on the 17th annual event, contact Patricia Driessen at [email protected] or 604-308-5673.