Nominations are now open for the 16th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards.
They were launched in in 2003 to recognize the best practices of organizations and individuals that embrace the diversity in our community.
Concepts of cultural diversity include age, gender, abilities, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion and socio-economic background.
Abbotsford Community Services presents the event in partnership with the Mission and 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. In addition to the existing Champion of Diversity award for individuals, a new award will recognize a Youth Champion of Diversity.
Organizations and individuals in Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack are encouraged to apply or nominate others by Jan. 10th, 2019. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in March 2019 at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre.
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 or by contacting Patricia Driessen at [email protected] or 604-308-5673.