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Nominations are now open for the 18th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards. 

While we aren’t quite sure what format the 2021 awards will be in, we do want to keep recognizing champions of diversity and inclusion,” said event organizer Patricia Driessen. “We’re keeping a close eye on the latest public health recommendations and considering various options for the event in March 2021.” 

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 8th, 2021. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on March 10th, 2021. 

Categories include: Inclusive Environment, Marketing, Innovative Initiative, Champion of Diversity (Youth and Adult) and Effective Human Resources Strategies 

Nominations may be submitted online at the Diversity Awards website. For more information, please contact Patricia Driessen at by email or by phone at 604-308-5673.  

“While we aren’t quite sure what format the 2021 awards will be in, we do want to keep recognizing champions of diversity and inclusion.”

Patricia Driessen

Event Organizer

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