Businesses nominated for DIVERSEcity awards

A handful of Lower Mainland businesses have been named as finalists for the 16th annual Cultural DIVERSEcity Awards, to be held in Richmond April 13.

In the Business- One to 25 employees division, nominees are L2 Accent Reduction Centre, Murdoch Jewellers and One Bean Coffee Company. In the 26+ employee category, nominees are Community Savings Credit Union, Nurse Next Door Home Healthcare (Richmond), and Synergy Engineering Ltd.

In the corporate category, Canada Safeway, Home Depot and Telus are up for the award, while Burnaby Family Life, Canadian Diabetes Association and the Surrey Food Bank are in the not-for-profit division.

In the public institution category, the City of Surrey, Coquitlam Public Library and Richmond Public Library are nominated. In the youth entrepreneur category, nominees are Adrenaline Productions, Higher Grade Learning and Moonlite Productions.

The awards, hosted by the DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society – a Surrey-based non-profit group – were launched in 1995 as a way to recognize businesses and organizations that have excelled in implementing culturally diverse initiatives into the workplace.

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