FVCDA nominations now open

The 11th annual event recognizes businesses, individuals and groups that make a difference

Nominations are now open for the 11th 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 awards started in 2003 to recognize the best practices of organizations and individuals that embrace the diversity in the community.

Each year, nominations are received 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 can be from Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack, and the categories include inclusive environment, marketing/outreach, innovative initiative, champion of diversity and reflective workforce. Application deadline is Jan. 25.

Nomination forms are available at abbotsfordcommunityservices.com or by contacting Goldie VanGarderen at goldie.vangarderen@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com or 604-308-5673.

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