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Skeena Diversity Society is taking steps to become more visible and to better serve the community. It has just completed renovations of a space located in downtown Terrace and is hosting a Grand Opening of the Centre located at 4617 Lazelle Avenue on Thursday, February 25th from 5 pm till 7 pm. All are welcome.
"The purpose of this centre is for us to provide a place where the entire community can collaborate on the important issue of making Terrace more welcoming and inclusive," said Colleen Austin, Skeena Diversity Society Chair. ”We encourage everyone to start the process by taking advantage of this opportunity by joining us at our open house."
Skeena Diversity Society is currently working on the Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces Program which is a community development program that focuses on building Terrace’s capacity to welcome newcomers, assisting them in integrating into the community, and connecting them with services and other people in the community. It will also require a commitment on the part of newcomers to adapt to their new country and a community, a commitment on the part of Canadians to welcome and adapt to new people and cultures, and a commitment on the part of the community to build positive relationships and partnerships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.
During the Program, Skeena Diversity will be engaging the community through a variety of dialogues, surveys and activities to provide opportunities to shape the future of Terrace.
“Our Program is based on linking the four pillars of sustainability: economic viability, social equity, environmental responsibility and cultural vitality to ensure a balanced sustainable future of a community that is inclusive and diverse, a community that is prosperous and creative,” said Saša Loggin, Program Coordinator.
Skeena Diversity is planning a number of projects and activities such as new book project. The Program funded by the Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia as part of the WelcomeBC runs until May 2011. Additional note: Sas Loggin shared an eciting development for the Society at Terrace City Council on November 9, 2009, which can be read and viewed HERE. An extract folows;The Skeena Diversity Society addressed the Councillors next and shared some very exciting news. They were successful in receiving a grant from the Government for $375, 644 for a demonstration project in Terrace. The Society is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. The society developed the anti racism handbook and produced the book, ‘Skeena Stories – Strangers No More’.
Located in the former framing store near the carving studio, the home brewing supplier and Northwestern Specialties