News August, 2021

Government of Canada highlights support for approximately 1,300 projects under the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative

By Employment and Social Development Canada | August 4, 2021 In Canada, diversity is our strength; that is why the Government of Canada is investing in initiatives that recognize the contributions of Black Canadians, and acknowledge the significant and unique challenges faced by their communities. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, … Continued

10 jobs in B.C. that increased in demand due to COVID-19

By Mohanad Moetaz | CIC News | August 5, 2021 The pandemic has increased demand in certain occupations in B.C. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way we work. Granted, many sectors were negatively affected by shutdowns related to the pandemic, such as the tourism and hospitality sectors. However, some sectors saw a surge in job vacancies. The federal … Continued

Applications open for CWB Women Makers and Creators Award

As a leader in supporting diverse women makers and creators in BC through our self-employment programs, DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, along with sponsor CWB, want to celebrate these inspiring women entrepreneurs. The CWB Women Makers & Creators Award, each valued at $1,000, are given to two exceptional women creators and/or makers who have: Possessed originality that … Continued

Building a More Inclusive Canada: The Government of Canada Announces Funding for Anti-Racism Projects Across the Country

By Canadian Heritage | August 3, 2021 The Government of Canada is unwavering in its commitment to uphold the values of diversity and inclusion, including tackling all forms of systemic racism and discrimination. The recent tragic events motivated by hate have reminded us that we must continue working to make Canada a consciously more inclusive society, where everyone can … Continued

$10k in new funding for anti-racism work

MOSAIC is honoured to be the recipient of an additional $10,000 in funding from the provincial government to continue leading anti-racism work in Surrey and White Rock. “We know that communities play in important role in addressing racism,” said Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives. “Through our investment in the Resilience BC network, we … Continued

DIVERSEcity Skills Training Centre course at TriCities Work BC Centre

By DIVERSEcity | August 3, 2021 While most of our DIVERSEcity Skills Training Centre courses have been delivered online since COVID-19 restrictions came into place, some in-person courses have been resuming at WorkBC Centres across the Lower Mainland. Last week, a week-long computer skills course was held at the TriCities WorkBC Centre in Port Coquitlam, which … Continued

Canadians look to CEOs for anti-racism efforts

By Jim Wilson | July 8, 2021 | HR Reporter Brands and companies that issue a statement in support of racial equality need to follow it up with concrete action More than half (56 per cent) of Canadians say there is evidence of racism within the organization they work for, according to a report from communications firm … Continued

8 ways to prevent and mitigate workplace harassment and bullying

Without proper prevention, harassment can lead to low productivity and high employee turnover By Jeffrey R. Smith | July 12, 2021 | HR Reporter Statistics Canada’s 2016 General Social Survey on Canadians at Work reported that 19 per cent of Canadian women and 13 per cent of Canadian men had experienced harassment in their workplace at … Continued