FRASER VALLEY, BC – Nominations are being accepted until Friday, Jan 11 for the 16th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards.  The event is presented by Abbotsford Community Services in partnership with Mission Community Services, Chilliwack Community Services and the Langley New Directions English Language School.


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, providing their clients and customers with accessible environments, and having workforces reflective of their community.  In addition to the existing Champion of Diversity award for individuals, a new award will recognize a Youth Champion of Diversity.


The Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards started in 2003 to recognize best practices of organizations and individuals that embrace diversity.  Nominees form Abbotsford, Langley, Mission and Chilliwack are encouraged to apply.


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

The awards will be presented March 14 at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre.  Nomination forms are available online at or by contacting Patricia Driessen at or 604-308-5673. 

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