Our Vision
Skeena Diversity believes in the strength and creativity of a diverse, inclusive racism-free community.
 
programs
 
settlement servicesWelcome
  • Skeena Diversity Society provides a variety of programs and services for immigrants. Let us assist you/your family with any questions, needs or community connections to help improve your life in Terrace and Canada:
    • Find employment resources and connect to the
      right opportunities
    • Navigate the school system and education programs
    • Understand available health services
    • Engage with the community through clubs, events
      and cultural or sporting activities
    • Find churches and other faith-based organizations
    • Learn about local shopping options and savings
    • Explore housing options
      and much more
  • Get involved in your community and practice your English:
    • Gain local experience by volunteering
    • Connect with our network of people from all around
      the world

  • Contact us today to schedule get started.
  • Eligible clients under CIC contract are:
    • Permanent Residents of Canada who have not become Canadian citizens;
    • Protected persons as defined in Section 95 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA);
    • Convention refugees and protected persons overseas who have been selected for resettlement in Canada by Citizenship and immigration Canada;
    • Live-in Caregivers

    Eligible clients under BC contract are:

    • Temporary Foreign Workers
    • Provincial Nominees awaiting letter of approval for permanent residency from the federal government
    • Naturalized Citizens (born outside of Canada, became Canadian citizens)

    Please do not hesitate to speak to us if you are not sure if you are an eligible client. We do not turn anyone away.

Funding for these programs is generously provided by the Government of Canada - Citizenship and Immigration of Canada (CIC) and the Province of British Columbia (BC)  to deliver settlement services in Terrace and area.

 
welcome centre - skeena diversity centre
  • Skeena Diversity Centre is located in downtown Terrace - 4617 Lazelle Ave.

Skeena Diversity Centre Hours
Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
4617 Lazelle Ave, Terrace
Tel: 250-635-6530

community events

Skeena Diversity Society organizes events that promote understanding of multiculturalism and diversity in the community and encourages celebrations of our uniqueness while building a vibrant inclusive community.

Tastes of Terrace - August 5, 2017

Learning through tasting, this event which was created by Skeena Diversity, The event will be celebrating its 8 tasty years. Maps are $15/each and will be available shortly from Misty River Books, George Little House and Skeena Diversity Centre.

 
Skeena Stories: Strangers No More

What is the best way to overcome prejudice and fear? We believe it is getting to know each other. That was the driving force behind this unique book project.

Skeena Diversity Society gathered nearly one hundred stories, photos and artwork of Terrace's past and present residents that was published in 2008.

The book can be purchased at Misty River Books and Skeena Diversity Cente.. More about the book.

Community Dialogue

A dialogue is an excellent tool for any gathering. It allows participants to share stories, listen to each other and often come up with new creative ideas. Key factor of a successful dialogue is the creation of a safe and inclusive environment.

Youth Engagement

Mentoring, creating new friendships and youth leadership, Skeena Diversity Society is committed to offering youth forums, workshops and other opportunities to share ideas, take a stand against bullying, racism, and celebrate differences while making new friends.

Youth Voices 2008 began as a Grade 7 Forum that was held in Feb 2008. Students from Terrace/Thornhill schools came together for a day full of activities and dialogue.

Funding for this project was provided by the Settlement and Multiculturalism Branch, Ministry of Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism.


"My Story" Writing Contest, Faces of Terrace

We received over 50 entries from as young as 6 years old all the way to experienced 73.

training and workshops

Skeena Diversity Society provides training and educational workshops and resources in order to help eliminate racism:

Respecting Diversity in the Workplace
During this workshop, participants will learn about the broad definition of diversity and explore the diversity of language and non-verbal communication. They will examine their own views and discuss current protocols and procedures when dealing with incidents. This workshop can be tailored to your own workplace and suit your schedule.
Recommended time: introductory level - 3 hours; follow up: 3 hours within 3-6 months.
Anti-Racism Bullying Handbook

This Handbook offers information and tools about racism and how to respond to it in your workplace. It provides information about Restorative Justice and offers other tools such as dialogue and consultation.

Funding for this project was provided by the Settlement and Multiculturalism Branch, Ministry of Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism.

 
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