Nominations open for 2017 Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

Organizations and individuals to be recognized for work in building an inclusive community

Musical entertainment was provided by the group Quieros during the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards in March at the Ramada Plaza and Conerence Centre on Friday night. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 awards.

Nominations are now open for the 14th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards.

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.

Organizations and individuals that work towards building an inclusive community are encouraged to apply.

Concepts of cultural diversity include age, gender, abilities, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion and socio-economic background.

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 and 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, Jan. 10.

Nomination forms are available at abbotsfordcommunityservices.com/CDA or by contacting Patricia Driessen at cda@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com or 604-308-5673.

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