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There's lots happening these days in Surrey and its surrounding communities. Check here often to stay posted on lively cultural celebrations, useful government programs and more.

This section is also your source for the latest multiculturalism news from B.C. and beyond. We’ll be adding relevant news items each week.

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Latest News

New Westminster School District to vote on sanctuary school policy

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By Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun |

A sanctuary school policy for students with uncertain immigration status is expected to be approved by the New Westminster School District next month.

Mark Gifford, school trustee, said Thursday that the district’s education committee had voted unanimously in favour of adopting the new policy. The board will vote on the policy Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Saskatchewan Express Entry Opens and Closes for Third Time in Five Months

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By Canada Immigration Newsletter |

Businesses shut as 'day without immigrants' protest held in U.S.

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By Globe and Mail |

Trump's Anti-Immigrant Stance Could Give Canada's Economy An Edge

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By Jeff Wheeldon, Huffington Post |

'I'm in Winnipeg and I like it': Newcomer youth meet to talk job skills, challenges

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By CBC News |

Tucked at the edge of Winnipeg's Exchange District, a classroom of teens was full of laughs on Saturday as participants joked, brainstormed and bonded at the latest meeting of a brand-new pilot program catering to newcomer youth.

Abbotsford's Dynamic Windows and Doors hires Iraqi and Syrian refugees to make windows for U.S. market

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By Glen Schaefer, Vancouver Sun |

As the U.S. president tries to close his borders to refugees from Iraq and Syria, an Abbotsford company’s refugee employees from those countries are building high-end doors and windows destined for sale in the U.S.

Census 2016: Western provinces’ populations are the fastest-growing in Canada

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By Joe Friesen and Tom Cardoso, Globe and News |

B.C population grows by 5.6 per cent: census

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By Katya Slepian, BC Local News |

British Columbia's population has grown by 5.6 per cent over the past five years, according to the first batch of 2016 census data.

Canada Should Debate Immigration - But With Facts, Not Fear

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By Warren Kinsella, Huffington Post |

"He's doing what he said he was going to do. Let them protest."

Canadians not so ‘exceptional’ when it comes to immigration and refugee views, new study finds

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By David Akin, National Post |

Canadians may not be as tolerant of refugees and immigrants as they might think, a new study concludes.

The study, a project of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC), also found that while attitudes among Canadians towards refugees and immigrants range largely from positive to benign, those views are not necessarily strongly held.

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Diversity Leads: How can Data on Leadership Drive Change?

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Date: February 28
Venue: Webinar

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Newcomer Integration

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Date: February 28
Venue: 150-2930 Virtual Way, Vancouver

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Newcomers Canada Career and Settlement Fair

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Date: March 4, 2017
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre East

The Construction Expo 2017

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Date: March 11
Venue: Cloverdale Fairgrounds Agriplex Bldg, 6050 176 St - See more at: http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/21076.aspx?startDate=Dec-08-2016#sthash.1BzdXdmS.dpuf

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Information Session in Surrey - Library Champions Project

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Date: April 03, 2017
Venue: Surrey City Centre Library

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DIVERSEcity Employer Appreciation Luncheon

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Date: April 28
Venue: City of Surrey Council Chamber

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Canadian Immigration Summit 2017: Innovating at 150 and Beyond

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Date: May 9 and 10, 2017
Venue: Ottawa, ON

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Youth Education, Volunteer & Career Fair

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Date: June 23
Venue: Newton Recreation Centre

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DIVERSEcity Immigrant Entrepreneurial & Small Business Fair

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Date: October 11
Venue: SFU

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Internationally Trained Professionals Networking Fair

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Date: November 2017
Venue: KPU Cloverdale

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If you would like more info on our upcoming events, please contact: John Suyte at jsuyte@dcrs.ca