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Cultural Diversity Awards

Think your business is a cultural diversity leader? Do you have a noteworthy inclusivity practice you want to share?

Whether your business is big or small, based in the Lower Mainland or not, there are many awards which can help you gain valuable recognition. Use this section to see which awards you qualify for.

Cultural DIVERSEcity Awards for Business
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The Cultural DIVERSEcity Awards for Business (CDA) was launched in1995 with the purpose of recognizing those businesses in the Surrey, Delta and White Rock communities that have excelled in successfully implementing culturally diverse initiatives into their workplaces. The CDA recognizes businesses for their forward-thinking and culturally competent business practices.

Winners of the 18th Annual Cultural DIVERSEcity Awards Are…! 

  • Business: Keywest Asphalt Ltd.
  • Corporate: Canada Safeway Limited
  • Not-for-profit: Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF)
  • Public Institutions: Surrey RCMP
  • Youth Entrepreneur: Sangha's Learning Centre 

Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards
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The Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards started in 2003 to recognize the best practices of Fraser Valley organizations, initiatives and businesses in recognizing the diversity of our community.  The Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity is organized by the Abbotsford Community Services (a non-profit organization in British Columbia) in partnership with the Fraser Valley Regional Library, Mission Community Services, Chilliwack Community Services and Crosspoint Communications.

The 2015 Awards Dinner was hosted on March 6, 2015. 


British Columbia Multicultural Award Awards
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British Columbia Multicultural Awards recognize multicultural champions - individuals and organizations who go the extra mile to promote multiculturalism, address racism and help build inclusive communities in our province.

There are five categories open to showcase those who promote multiculturalism and inclusion in their communities. The categories are individual, business, organization, youth and multicultural excellence in government.

Click here for information of 2015 British Columbia Multicultural Awards recipients. 


Best Immigrant Entrepreneur Award
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The Best Immigrant Entrepreneur Award recognizes an outstanding new Canadian who has started a successful business in B.C. This individual has overcome adversity, exhibits leadership both in their community and within their business, and has strong track record of business growth.

The Best Immigrant Entrepreneur Award is managed by Small Business BC and is sponsored by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Business Immigrant Integration Support.

The Award Ceremony was hosted on February 26, 2015.


BC Mining HR Diversity Award
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The BC Mining HR Diversity Award recognizes an outstanding commitment to encouraging and supporting diversity within the workforce.

Mining person of the year 2015.


Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
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Canada's Best Diversity Employers recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. This competition examines a range of diversity initiatives, including programs for five major employee groups: (a) Women; (b) Members of visible minorities; (c) Persons with disabilities; (d) Aboriginal peoples; and (e) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered/Transsexual (LGBT) peoples.

Winners for 2016


Canada’s Top 25 Immigrant Awards
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This national annual award is a peoples’ choice award that recognizes inspirational immigrants who have come to Canada, achieved success and made a positive difference living here. Whether it’s a community advocate or volunteer, a successful entrepreneur or a cultural icon, this Canadian national award recognizes immigrants’ achievements from all walks of life.

Canadian Immigrant magazine is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the eighth annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. Nominations can be made by visiting canadianimmigrant.ca/rbctop25 until Feb. 25, 2016, 11:59 pm EST. 

Winners for 2016 were announced on June 21st, 2016!

2017 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards open call for nominations. Nominations close on Feb. 27th. 


Leadership Recognition Awards
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The Leadership Recognition Awards recognizes the innovation, leadership and commitment of partners, employers, immigrant serving organizations and professional member organizations in supporting and promoting the employment of skilled immigrants in BC.

In recognition of these individuals and organizations, IEC-BC held its first Leadership Recognition Awards event on April 9, 2015 in Vancouver.

Click here for profiles of IEC-BC 2015 Leadership Recognition Awards recipients.