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Cultural Awareness and Business Etiquette Training for City of Richmond

November 27, 2014 – 6:26 pm | 4,158 views

Project: Cultural Awareness and Business Etiquette Training for Front Line Workers
Client: City of Richmond
Project Timeline: 2014-2016
Area of Expertise: Project Management / Research / Curriculum Development / Training Materials Development / Training Delivery
Project Team: Olga Shcherbyna …

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SFU Public Square presents 2018 Community Summit – Brave New Work

February 24, 2018 – 9:35 am | 108 views

The 2018 Community Summit, Brave New Work, invites us to consider how we can all thrive in the changing world of work.

Technological growth is happening at an unprecedented rate and scale, and it is fundamentally altering the way we organize and value work. The work we do (and how we do it) is changing. One of the biggest challenges in effectively responding to this new world of work is creating a shared understanding of the issues at play and how they intersect. Individuals, businesses, governments, educational institutions, and civil society must collaborate to construct the future we want.

The future of work is here, but it’s still ours to define. From February 26th to March 7th, we will convene diverse communities through a range of events and activities to provoke thinking and encourage solution-finding. We hope you’ll join us.

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Smart City Talk: VANPLAY SMART CITY TALKS: CELEBRATION + DIVERSITY

February 14, 2018 – 7:19 am | 89 views

Listen. Learn. Vote.
Experts dispute the future of our region. You decide.
Teams of experts argue competing visions for solving Metro Vancouver’s biggest challenges. Audience members vote before and after each debate, a prize awarded to the team who changes the most minds. A monthly series moderated by David Beers, founding editor of The Tyee. Sponsored by Urbanarium and UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

This talk discusses how public places are designed and what people-friendly means? Do these spaces recognize the culture of people living here, the history of people who lived here? Is there a public space for everyone in this city? Are resources adequately distributed? Who is making decisions? How do we recognize differences? How does justice get distributed?

View video: https://urbanarium.org/vanplay-smart-city-talks-celebration-diversity-video

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An Update of City of Richmond’s Youth Service Plan 2008-2012

June 21, 2014 – 7:06 am | 1,699 views

Project: An Update of the Richmond Youth Service Plan 2008-2012
Client: SPARC BC for the City of Richmond
Project Timeline: 2014
Area of Expertise: Project Management / Research / Data Analysis / Writing
Olga Shcherbyna as a Project Manager, Senior Researcher and Writer; Isabella Matk and Maureen Mendoza, as Researchers and Writers.

Diversity Clues Consulting Inc. was retained by SPARC BC as a partnering consulting agency to update the Richmond’s Youth Service Plan 2008-2012.

PHASE 1: to conduct an environmental scan of existing services, programs and policies relevant to Richmond’s youth and develop an updated youth community profile. The final report was submitted to the City of Richmond in December 2013. The purpose of the Environmental Scan Report (the Report) was to (1) to update, analyze and consolidate demographic data and information relevant to the youth in Richmond; (2) to review existing Youth Service Plan and the programs,policies, functions and services relevant to the youth in Richmond; (3) to explore “promising practices” in developing and implementing the youth strategies in other urban, multicultural cities. The findings were to inform the update of the Youth Service Plan 2014-2018.

PHASE 2: to consolidate the findings from public and stakeholder consultations with the findings from the environmental scan and write an updated Youth Service Plan 2014-2018.

Newcomers to Canada Employment Dialogue by SFU-TD Engagement Centre

February 28, 2015 – 8:28 am | 1,865 views

The Dialogue will be held on March 24th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at SFU Surrey. City staff from Parks and Rec and Human Resources Department will present at the event. Additionally, members of the …

The 12th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

February 24, 2015 – 8:18 am | 52 views

On Friday, March 6th Abbotsford Community Resources celebrates the 12th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards which recognize the best diversity practices of Fraser Valley organizations, initiatives and businesses. This event begins at 6:00 PM …

Community Consultations in Surrey: How inclusive is our city?

February 20, 2015 – 7:52 am | 1,161 views

The Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is a consortium of government, public and private institutions, business, non-profit and community agencies working together to strengthen Surrey’s integration of newcomers and build a more inclusive and welcoming …

What’s wrong with being “leftie socialist”?

February 19, 2015 – 5:06 am | 1,676 views

I am biased. Any programs that any Canadian municipality introduces with the goal of being a more inclusive service provider and employer makes me happy. Some may even call me “leftie socialist” as did one …

Feb 23, 2015: Contemporary Social Transformation: A Black History Month Conversation.

February 19, 2015 – 4:29 am | 875 views

SIETAR BC celebrates Black History Month and presents a panel discussion about historical and contemporary views from personal and political perspectives on Black folk’s experience in Greater Vancouver.
Doors open at 6:30, and the discussion is …