Nominations are now open for the 17th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards.
The event is presented by Archway Community Services in partnership with Mission and Chilliwack Community Services as well as the Langley New Directions English Language School.
The Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards started in 2003 to recognize organizations and individuals that embrace diversity and inclusion in the community.
Concepts of cultural diversity include age, gender, abilities, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion and socio-economic background.
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.
Nominees from Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack are encouraged to apply or nominate others by Jan. 7.
Categories are: Inclusive Environment, Marketing, Innovative Initiative, Champion of Diversity (youth and adult) and Effective Human Resources Strategies.
The awards will be presented March 12 at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre in Abbotsford. Nomination forms are available online at diversityawards.ca or by contacting Patricia Driessen at email@example.com or 604-308-5673.