For almost 40 years, DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society has been the go-to organization for addressing the immediate and long-term needs of immigrant and refugee newcomers to Surrey. We understand that supporting the successful integration (both social and economic) of newcomers requires partnership with others – employers, industry, educational institutions, professional associations, all three levels of government, as well as ethno-specific and community organizations.
With our “one-stop shop” of the broadest range of support services for newly arrived immigrants and refugees, DIVERSEcity is able to respond to a multitude of needs and to bundle services as needed to support our clients and our various partners in meeting their goals. Working continually to develop a pipeline between employers and the local immigrant talent pool has been demonstrated in our various ground-breaking initiatives over the years, including: the Cultural DIVERSEcity Awards (CDA) for Business, B.C. Internationally Trained Professionals’ Network, the Get in the Know website and Handbook, our active role in the Refugee Job Connect portal project led by the Immigrant Employment Council of B.C., and our long standing role in immigrant specific job training with wage-subsidized work placements in the local labour market.
DIVERSEcity’s role is in brokering partnerships to support the economic and social integration of new immigrants and refugees in our community.