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Diversity award nominations sought

Abbotsford Community Services is calling for nominations for the 10th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards.

The awards started in 2003 to acknowledge the best practices of Fraser Valley organizations, initiatives and businesses in recognizing the diversity of the community.

Each year, the program receives nominations from individuals, organizations, schools, businesses and programs that work towards building an inclusive community, providing their clients/customers with accessible environments, and having reflective workforces for all.

Concepts of cultural diversity include age, gender, abilities, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion and socio-economic background. Nominees from Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack that exemplify the spirit of cultural diversity are encouraged to apply.

Categories include: Inclusive Environment, Marketing/Outreach, Innovative Initiative, Champion of Diversity and Reflective Workforce and the deadline to nominate is Jan. 13. Nomination forms are available at or by contacting Amelia Kennedy at 604.302.9707 or

The awards are presented in partnership with Fraser Valley Regional Library, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley Community Services.

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