Nominations for the 17th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards are being accepted until Jan. 7.
Nominations are open to organizations and individuals in Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on March 12 at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre in Abbotsford.
The categories are: inclusive environment, marketing, innovative initiative, Champion of Diversity (youth and adult) and effective human resources strategies.
Archway Community Services in Abbotsford presents the event in partnership with the 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 the community.
Concepts of cultural diversity include age, gender, abilities, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion and socio-economic background.
Past winners have included 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.
Nominations may be submitted online at diversityawards.ca/nominations/ or by contacting Patricia Driessen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-308-5673.