Nominations open for Cultural Diversity Awards

13th annual program being held by Abbotsford Community Services in partnership with other agencies

Nominations are now open for the 13th 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 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. 12.

Nominations may be submitted online at abbotsfordcommunityservices.com/CDA or by contacting Patricia Driessen at cda@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com or 604-308-5673.