Nominations open for Diversity Awards

Seeking individuals and organizations working to build an inclusive community

Nominations are now open for the 12th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards.

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 and the Langley-based New Directions English Langley School.

The Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards started in 2003 to recognize organizations and individuals that embrace diversity in the community.

Nominations are received for businesses, programs, initiatives, schools and leaders, and are open to those in Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack. The categories are: Inclusive Environment, Marketing/Outreach, Innovative Initiative, Champion of Diversity and Effective Human Resources Strategies.

The awards dinner takes place on March 6 at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 23. Nomination forms are available at or by contacting Patricia Driessen at or 604-308-5673.