Nominations are now open for the 20th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards.
“It has been 20 years and we are thrilled to see how our communities have embraced Cultural Diversity Awards,” shared Manpreet Grewal, Director of Multicultural and Immigrant Integration Services at Archway Community Services.
“We invite new existing and new nominees and businesses to come celebrate this milestone anniversary with us. We’ve seen tremendous growth when it comes to the event as well as our community’s passion for diversity and inclusion over the last twenty years. We’ve grown from celebrating under 30 nominees to more than 70 businesses, organizations and individuals in the Fraser Valley. We are also especially proud of the Youth Category which was created in 2019 and recognizes youth making amazing impacts in our community.”
The Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards started in 2003 to recognize organizations and individuals that embrace diversity and inclusion in our community. Concepts of cultural diversity include age, gender, abilities, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion and socio-economic background.
Archway Community Services presents the event in partnership with the Mission and Chilliwack Community Services as well as the Langley New Directions English Language School.
Past winners have been 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. Individuals are eligible for the Champion of Diversity award or the Youth Champion of Diversity award.
Organizations and individuals in Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack are encouraged to apply or nominate others by January 6, 2023. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on March 9, 2023.
Categories include: Inclusive Environment, Marketing, Innovative Initiative, Champion of Diversity (Youth and Adult) and Effective Human Resources Strategies.
“We’ve grown from celebrating under 30 nominees to more than 70 businesses, organizations and individuals in the Fraser Valley.”