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.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Free Abbotsford tax-prep program to start accepting appointments

People with low incomes can start booking Feb. 18 for slots in March and April

City contemplates new parking rules for daycares

Location of expanded daycare sparks safety concerns for Barkman, but others say spaces much needed

Abbotsford firefighters will Climb the Wall for BC Lung Association

Crews will walk 48 storeys of Wall Centre while wearing their gear

Chemical distribution facility gets approval from Abbotsford council

Fire chief and mayor says no safety concern about ethanol distribution facility

Abbotsford’s We Are Hockey exhibit closing on Family Day

UFV SASI hosted exhibit set to end run with free event on Feb. 17

VIDEO: Ottawa wants quick, peaceful resolution to pipeline protests, Trudeau says

The protests have manifested themselves as blockades on different rail lines across the country

VIDEO: Giants win 10th straight on home ice in Langley

Family Day was about spending time with the fans and dazzling them with a 3-2 victory over Seattle

Canucks acquire forward Tyler Toffoli from Kings in push for playoffs

Vancouver sends Schaller, Madden, pick to L.A.

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

The route would connect Red Deer to Kamloops

Wet’suwet’en and B.C. government have been talking Aboriginal title for a year

Coastal GasLink says it has agreements with all 20 elected First Nations councils along the 670-kilometre route

Trudeau tightlipped on plan to end protests ‘quickly and peacefully’

The prime minister, who cancelled a two-day trip to Barbados this week to deal with the crisis at home

B.C. budget expected to stay the course as economic growth moderates

Finance minister said ICBC costs have affected budget

Canadian standards for coronavirus protection to be reviewed, health agency says

The protocols set out how health workers should protect themselves and their patients

Monday marks one-year anniversary of man missing from Langley

42-year-old B.C. man, Searl Smith, was last seen leaving Langley Memorial Hospital on Feb. 17, 2019

Most Read