Time is running out to nominate a deserving Chilliwack citizen or business for the 16th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards.
Started in 2003, The Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards strives to recognize the best practices of organizations and individuals that embrace diversity, and work towards building an inclusive community through the development of concepts of cultural diversity including age, gender, abilities, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion and socio-economic background.
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.
Categories include: Inclusive Environment, Marketing, Innovative Initiative, Champion of Diversity (youth and adult) and Effective Human Resources Strategies.
Nominees from Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack who exemplify the spirit of cultural diversity are encouraged to apply by January 10, 2019.
The awards will be presented March 14 at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre. Nomination forms are available online at DiversityAwards.ca or by contacting Patricia Driessen at cda@AbbotsfordCommunityServices.com or 604-308-5673.
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.
Chilliwack’s 2018 recipients were:
• Inclusive Environment (small-medium organizations) – Chilliwack Crown Counsel Office, Domestic Violence Team (Chilliwack)
• Innovative Initiative – Little Heroes Hockey Academy (Chilliwack)