Abbotsford Community Services receives $20,000 for anti-racism programming

Funds to be used for Fraser Valley Human Dignity Coalition

To help combat racism, Abbotsford Community Services (ACS) has received $20,000 from the B.C. government.

ACS will use the money to continue building its network for the Fraser Valley Human Dignity Coalition and expand its partnership with Langley.

The coalition is a group of concerned citizens who gather to promote inclusion and organize against racism, hate and discrimination in Abbotsford, Langley, and throughout the Fraser Valley.

ACS is one of 14 organizations throughout the province participating in B.C.’s Organizing Against Racism and Hate (OARH) program.

These organizations are sharing $240,000 in funding from the provincial government towards activities in 24 communities that connect area networks in their common goal of wiping out racism.

This includes local outreach, educational events, workshops and community engagements.

The OARH program helps communities address racism and create a long-term plan to eradicate violence, discrimination and hate in their communities.

Under the program, all activities must be developed using a collaborative, community-based process.

For more information about OARH, visit embracebc.ca.