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  Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 


Distinctly Inclusive

Cultural Diversity Awards seek nominees, Jan 9 deadline

By Patricia Driessen, ACS

Nominate your favourite person, group or business by January 9.

ominations are now open for the 15th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards. 

Concepts of cultural diversity include age, gender, abilities, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion and socio-economic background.  Organizations and individuals that work towards building an inclusive community are encouraged to apply.

The event is presented by Abbotsford Community Services in partnership with Mission, and Chilliwack Community Services as well as the Langley New Directions English Language School.  

The Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards started in 2003 to recognize the best practices of organizations and individuals that embrace the diversity in our community.

Each year, the awards receive nominations for businesses, programs, initiatives, schools and leaders that work towards building an inclusive community, providing their clients & customers with accessible environments, and having workforces reflective of their community.

Nominees from Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack that exemplify the spirit of cultural diversity are encouraged to apply. 

Categories include: Inclusive Environment, Marketing, Innovative Initiative, Champion of Diversity and Effective Human Resources Strategies. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Find your nomination forms here.


About Abbotsford Community Services

Registered in 1969, Abbotsford Community Services is a non-profit, multi-service, multi-funded community based social service agency. We provide justice, opportunities and equitable access for all. Abbotsford Community Services strives to be an agency that fosters community well-being and social justice through positive action and leadership.  We help people plan for and provide direct social and community services. We heighten awareness of social concerns in the community & to foster community involvement. We create opportunities for community members to participate in serving, developing and strengthening our communities through partnership with government, private organizations and individuals.

Each year almost 40,000 come through our doors looking for help through one or more of our 80 programs. From newborn babies to seniors we help people of all ages and women escaping violence to people struggling with addictions we help people in crisis. We also assist newcomers in Canada to people with developmental disabilities we help people feel like they belong.


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