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What is the Diversity Team?

This website was developed to encourage broad community engagement in creating a welcoming and inclusive community. It is a tool that you can use to explore the diversity in our communities. CVIMS and its community partners want to hear from you so we can continue to improve this site. » Learn More

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The Diversity Quiz

Are you puzzled? Got a question you've always wanted to ask? If you have diversity questions, ask us and we will find an "expert" to give a response.

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Diversity Calendar

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Multifaith Calendar

The date information included in this online diversity calendar has been provided by the Multifaith Calendar. Not meant to be an exhaustive list, it shows a cross-section of events intended to provide our visitors with a glimpse of the diversity around us. For a more complete picture, we encourage you to consider purchasing the Multifaith Calendar for your home or office.

All Featured Diversity Resources

Project Diversity Facilitator's Handbook

Project Diversity provided train-the-trainer sessions for people who wanted to lead a workshop that would educate others on how to help create welcoming and inclusive communities and workplaces. This document provides over 100 pages of outlines, exercises and worksheets to support facilitation of a Project Diversity Workshop.

Everybody’s Welcome: A Social Inclusion Approach to Program Planning and Development for Recreation and Parks Services

This report, authored by SPARC BC and BC Recreation and Parks Association, is intended to outline how the concept of social inclusion can be used to guide program planning and service development for people planning recreation and parks services and programs in BC.

Winning videos from the 2010–2011 Racism. Stop it! National Youth Video Competition

The Racism. Stop It! National Video Competition is a Government of Canada inititive which is part of Canada's March 21 campaign against racial discriminiation. The video competition is aimed to fight against racism and mobilize thousands of youth (between age 10-20) across Canada to express their feelings about eliminating racism. For the 2010-2011 Competition, ten...

SD68 Multicultural and Race Relations Committee

Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District's Multicultural and Race Relations Committee has been established to promote respect for diversity and combat racism.

Facilitator’s Outline

An outline to give an idea on how facilitators handle their tasks when performing a workshop.

Y4D Dictionary

From A-Z this dictionary contains terms that the diversity-saavy person needs to know!

Reference On How To Create A Workshop

This is a document which will help you take steps towards cultural responsiveness and proficiency.

12 Ways On How To Respond To Discrimination & Exclusion

12 responses to discrimination and exclusion. Thanks to Dr. Ishu Ishiyama, who created Anti-Discrimination Response Training workshop and for being an advocate of the Power Of 10 theory.

Sunshine Coast Organizing Against Racism and Hate Inititative

The Sunshine Coast (Langdale to Egmont) is conducting a 3 year Organizing Against Racism and Hate Intitiative with ALofii Consultancy, community partners and an active Advisory Group. The initial year saw focus groups and key informant interviews held to gauge the extent of discrimination and ‘isms’ felt by different ‘communities’ on the Coast (older adults,...

Youth 4 Diversity

Youth 4 Diversity is a group of caring, committed students in Campbell River who see that people in our schools, society & world need to be more accepting.We are a support group, because we know that discrimination & bullying hurts, so we take the time to listen to one another. We are an action group,...

Abbotsford Building Connections Project website

The Abbotsford Building Connections Diversity website is live. Visit www.abcdiversity.ca for information on upcoming cultural events, diversity programs, or to find out how you can become a diversity champion in Abbotsford

Diversity Jeopardy

Test you knowledge of Canadian Diversity. This works the same as seen on TV. It is “open book”. Teams are given copies of the ‘Real’ History of Canada and Who’s Who and What’s What handouts. You will have to download the game each time you want to play and when opening the PowerPoint choose “read...

Inclusive Leadership

Welcome to experiential education in facilitating and mentoring Inclusive Leadership development in yourself and others. We are preparing socially and environmentally responsible global citizens who welcome differences as gifts that enrich communities. Our communities need Inclusive Leaders who are skilled at connecting with differences, communicating with compassion, and standing up for respect for diversity. For...

Diversity in the Workplace Online Training

Diversity in the Workplace is an interactive online training program designed to help employees understand the role they play in creating a positive workplace environment. For information about this online training and for an opportunity to preview it, go to the link below.

BC People

BC People is a unique storytelling project showcasing multiculturalism in British Columbia. Online at www.bcpeople.ca, BC People features 50 real people who live in all reaches of the province, presented in a series of podcasts, short multimedia film and 130+ page book.

Diverse Communities Blog

The Diverse Communities Blog a place where we can all talk about multiculturalism and anti-racism. Here, you’ll find the latest news about programs and funding, as well as guest posts from members of the community. http://blog.gov.bc.ca/embracebc/

Change Agent Handbook

Designed for youth aged 15-20, this handbook provides useful information such as myths and facts about racism, questions to consider, and definitions. It can be used by youth to develop personal pride and accountability in creating positive change in their communities and to understand that as individuals, they have the ability to prevent racism. http://www.embracebc.ca/embracebc/resources/index.page?WT.svl=Centre#change_agent_handbook

Storyteling: Snuneymuxw

Jerry Brown, Hul’qumi’num instructor and Snuneymuxw elder, tells his story

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This project is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.