Skeena Diversity is offering free assistance in filing this year's tax returns to newcomers / immiigrants with simple tax situation and modest incomeREGISTER TAX CLINIC
Skeena Diversity continues to offer our full range of services - online and in-person by appointmentBOOK AN APPOINTMENT
April 28, 2022
Did you get a chance to attend the first ever Human Library in
If yes, we are looking for your feedback to help improve our
event and to continue the dialogues on important topics.
April 13, 2022
Skeena Diversity Society is excited to host and organize an event of the Human Library Project in partnership with the Terrace Public Library.
Thu, April 28 at 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Reserve your spot
Drop in spots available, but limited
What is the Human Library?
It is a conversation between a human book and a reader. The human books are volunteers with personal experience with their topic-different prejudices and stereotypes.
Human Book is an actual person sharing their lived experiences
Come and unjudged someone!
*As a reader, you will be paired with a human book.
We will have up to 3 people reading a human book at the same time.
* Reading length: up to 30 min.
* Part of the seats are available for booking, you can reserve a spot by filling out this form or just drop in.
* Reading times: 7 pm, 7:40 pm and 8:20 pm.
* If you want to change or cancel your booking, you can do by editing your form or sending us a message.
Once we received your registration, we will confirm the booking.
Reserve your spot
April 8, 2022
Tue, April 12, 2022
in person at Skeena Diversity
4617 Lazelle Ave, Terrace, BC V8G1S3
March 28, 2022
Fri, April 1 at 12 - 1 pm
Meet the Chefs
Asmaa, Slimane and Chahd came to Terrace from Morocco and have been always warming us with their generosity, friendliness and creativity.
Asmaa is doing beautiful embroidery and never stops introducing us to the gorgeous Moroccan cuisine. She is a great cook and the way she serves her dishes is always very artistic.
They are very passionate about Moroccan culture, and it is a great pleasure to learn about it from them.
Download the recipe card
Watch the cooking video
March 23, 2022
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Online via Zoom
The Greater Terrace Local Immigration Partnership is excited to host its inaugural forum to share information about the unique community collaboration to support newcomers immigrating to the Greater Terrace area. As our conference will show, supporting this effort is more important than ever for both newcomers and Canadians to the continued vibrancy and prosperity of our community.
February 28, 2022
Join us for free online workshops to help you prepare your
taxes on your own or to gain more knowledge on the basics of taxes.
Participants will have an opportunity to submit questions ahead of time. We will provide general answers but will not share any personal information.
Feel free to book an appointment if you need assistance with your taxes this year. Please review the eligibility criteria
Thu, March 10 at 7 pm
Wed, March 16 at 12 pm
March 13, 2022
Holi is coming back to Terrace, bigger and better.
Skeena Diversity is excited to be working with Coast Mountain College students to host Holi in Terrace next week.
Monday, March 14 at 7:30 pm via Zoom
Holi Presentation: Festival of Colours
Presentation about the meaning of Holi
Friday, March 18 at 7:30 pm at Ferry Island
Holika Dahan (burning Holi)
Saturday, March 19 at 1:00 pm at George Little Park (library park)
February 28, 2022
2022 Tax Return Free program is available to newcomers / immigrants with modest income and simple tax situation.
Steps to book an appointment:
1) Check your eligibility below
2) Fill this form;
3) Wait to be contacted;
4) Have your documents ready (in paper or electronically).
* Newcomer / Immigrant
* Have a modest income and simple tax situation.
Examples of "modest income and simple tax situation":
* Total family income of $35,000 (1 person), $45,000 (2 persons), $52,500 (5 persons).
* international students
January 26, 2022
We are hosting a two-part free workshop to develop your business idea.
The goal is to provide an opportunity for you to develop skills to start and/or grow your own business while supporting, and learning from each other.
The workshop is sponsored by Skeena Diversity Society
Expertise and facilitation: Dr. David Try PhD (bio)
Thu, February 3 and Thu, February 17, 2022
7:00 to 9:00 pm
online via Zoom
No cost to attend
January 20, 2022
The BC Government is working on Anti-Racism Data Legislation.
As part of the preparation, many communities across BC have been asked to
engage with their own communities. Skeena Diversity is please to be part of
this vast engagement process.
Every volunteer participant will receive a gift card as a recognition of your time and your contribution
January 3, 2022
November 17, 2021
Skeena Diversity Society in 5 minutes: meet our passionate, dedicated staff and get a little glimpse of what we do and what we believe in.
Now is your turn - we want to hear from you about your experience living in Terrace and your experience with Skeena Diversity..
You can write to us, make a video, or a song or a painting. Email us
September 8, 2021
Join us for our Annual General Meeting, learn about our progress, plans for the future and election of Board of Directors.
Would you like to join our board, learn more what it means to be a director?
Tue, Sep 14: Info Session at 7 pm. for an information session
We will gather at 2 pm and stay till 9 or 10 pm
The program will include:
Games: Jenga, Volleyball, Badminton, Peteca and more, Kite building and flying
Dance & Workshops, Talent Show, Kids activities, BBQ & Potluck Dinner
and much more
Camping Overnight Available, Space is limited
If you would like to stay overnight it is an option.
Mark it on your registration form.
Register online so we can have an idea how much food to prepare.
August 6, 2021
Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) are community-based partnerships
that connect key sectors and/or community members together with the
purpose of improving integration of immigrants and newcomers.
Local Immigration Partnership Coordinator
Part-time position: 25 hr/week
The LIP Coordinator will be primarily responsible for setting up, managing and facilitating the establishment of the Local Immigration Partnership in the Greater Terrace area.
Local Immigration Partnership Assistant
Part-time position (may be combined with additional programs)
The LIP Assistant will be primarily responsible for for all clerical support duties, logistics, promotions and general office work related to the operation of the Greater Terrace Local Immigration Partnership and its initiatives.
Deadline: until the positions are filled
Email your resume & cover letter firstname.lastname@example.org
Please specify which position you are applying for
July 12, 2021
Outdoor Fun Program is back !
The Outdoor Program has started,
We would like to invite you to join us for weekly activities - Wednesdays and some Saturdays.
Keep an eye on the Skeena Diversity Facebook page for the most recent announcements (note that you don't need to be on Facebook to view the page).
June 26, 2021
Skeena Diversity Society will join Heritage Park Museum on July 1st to host an event in lieu of the regular Canada Day celebrations. After hearing the devastating news of bodies uncovered at numerous residential schools, we have made the decision that we will not be taking part in Canada Day celebrations. At this event, there will be NO celebrations and NO Canadian flags.
We are co-hosting this event to honour all those who were forcibly taken to and attended residential schools. We honour survivors, their ancestors, and those who suffered and those who died at those institutions.
We want to create an opportunity for reflection and dialogue. We will provide information about the country’s racist history and devastating impact of residential schools in Canada.
We encourage everyone to make a personal commitment to Truth and Reconciliation (TRC); we stand together, committed to learning the Truth followed by meaningful and genuine Reconciliation
This community event is about our diverse groups of people coming together, recognizing Canada’s true history for all living on the traditional lands of what we call Canada.
Let’s spend some time on July 1st learning about the TRC’s Calls to Action, the Calls to Justice of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), and the real impact of the Indian Act. Talk with your friends, colleagues and neighbours about your own role in reconciliation and building a more equitable, resilient community for us all.
May 20, 2021
English Training Program instructor (part-time)
Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator (part-time)
Canada Summer Job position: Youth Engagement & Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) - special eligibility criteria
Apply by June 4, 2021 - submit your resume and cover letter by email (please indicate what position yoou are applying for)
May 5, 2021
Eligible applicants can submit their applications through IRCC’s online portal starting May 6, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. EDT time – 9 am PST
To be eligible, workers must have at least 1 year of Canadian work experience in a health care profession or another pre-approved essential occupation. International graduates must have completed an eligible post-secondary program in Canada within the last 4 years, and no earlier than January 2017.
- 20,000 applications for temporary workers in health care
- 30,000 applications for temporary workers in other selected essential occupations
- 40,000 applications for international students who graduated from an eligible Canadian institution
Three additional streams with similar eligibility criteria have also been launched for French-speaking and bilingual candidates, but there is no maximum number of applications.
All ypu need to know
Instruction Guide 5069: Temporary public policy: Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway (TR to PR Pathway)
April 29, 2021
"Gardening adds years to your life & life to your years"
No matter your living situation, I bet you can find a space to start a few seeds and grow a few plants to nourish your body, mind and soul.
Skeena Diversity is hosting a new workshop:
Balcony Planter with Anna on Wednesday, May 5 at 11 am or 7 pm, online live.
Register online and pick your plant kit.
Special: we are offering a special discount for any students in our English programs.
March 5, 2021
Skeena Diversity is partnering with Reel Youth to offer a free online filmmaking course. MY WORLD . Youth will make personal films based on an original piece of poetry. Unleash your inner filmmaker!
This program is suitable for youth 12-30 years of age
Space is limited, register today.
Skeena Diversity will provide space and laptop for editing
February 26, 2021
Skeena Diversity is
offering Free Tax Clinics for Newcomers / Immigrants with modest income and
simple tax situations. This means, our staff and volunteers will help prepare and
submit your tax return based on the information you provide.
- modest income
- simple tax situation
Skeena Diversity is part of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program(CVITP). A partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and community organizations like Skeena Diversity.
* by appointment only
* in person or online appointments
Contact Anna Silva if you have any questions
January 14, 2021
Become a Volunteer:
The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is a collaborative partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and community organizations like Skeena Diversity.
We will be assisting eligible newcomers and immigrants with modest income and simple tax situation by preparing tax returns again this year. We are looking for volunteers to assist with this program. You will gain a valuable training and experience while assisting many people.
Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who signed up.
December 29, 2020
What you will need
1 cup soft margarine or butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
3 cups flour
Assorted hard candies (candy canes, life savers, hard Christmas candies)
ziplog bags and hammer to crush the candies
aluminum foil and cookie sheet
DECEMBER 10: HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
Simply by existing in the world, you are entitled to certain
basic rights: your human rights. Everyone is born with the right to a life of
equality, dignity and respect, free from discrimination. These rights are
protected in law but not always realized.
BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner
December 1, 2020
Skeena Diversity invites you to join our tasty contest: are you missing your friends and Christmas cookie exchange? Why not share a video or slide show of your Christmas cookie cooking steps. Show us how you make your favourite treats for this festive season or any other special occasion.
We will come together to share and learn from each other. And we are going to award a few gift certificates for the best efforts.
So what you need to do:
1. RRegisteregister and let us know the story behind your sweets
2. Record or take photos of the steps, be as creative as you wish
3. Keep your video to no more than 10 minutes
4. Follow the instructions in our follow up email on how to submit your video
5. Join us for the special International Cooking live event on Zoom:
Saturday, December 12 at 10 am
Tuesday, December 15 at 12 pm
Saturday, December 19 at 11 am
November 23, 2020
November 23, 2020
November 23, 2020
As we can see, COVID19 is pretty persistent, Northern Health
is reporting new cases in our region, close to home. More restrictions are in
We are all tired, some of us have been as careful as possible,
protecting our elderly loved ones and each other and yet, the virus is back,
stronger than before.
As the COVID blues sets in, let’s be kind to each other as Dr. Bonnie Henry urges. But let’s also follow the science. It’s the other virus – virus of suspicion, conspiracy and disbelief that is a great breeding ground for the real virus to thrive.
We can see the light at the end of tunnel with the announcements of several vaccines in 2021 but in the meantime, I will do my best to keep everyone around me safe, proudly showing off my mask. And I know you will do the same. Thank you!
November 12, 2020
We are expanding our English training team and would like to invite new volunteer tutors to join to help us keep up with the ever-increasing interest.
Tutor training: November 27 and 28, 2020
November 23, 2020
Join Skeena Diversity on this series of crafting workshops!
Online, live, material included
Each workshop is offered at two different times for your convenience
For all ages and skills.
Cost: $5 per workshop (etransfer to email@example.com or cash on the pick up day)
Limited seats. Sign up today
Container Fun Planter Workshop
- Wednesday, December 2 from 12 - 12:45 pm or
- Saturday, December 5 from 10 - 10:45 am
House Plant Workshop (use the container you just made)
- Wednesday, December 2 from 12:45 - 1:30 pm or
- Saturday, December 5 from 10:45 - 11:30 am
Ceramic Tile Workshop
- Wednesday, December 16 from 12 - 1 pm or
- Saturday, December 19 from 10 - 11 am
November 20, 2020
International Cooking returns, now on Tuesdays at noon. Join us each week for a one hour of tasty culinary exchange
October 10, 2020
Skeena Diversity Society is partnering with Group 17 Terrace (Chapter of BCCIC)
We are hosting a series of events during October which coincide with the International Day for Eradication of Poverty
Workbee at Ksan Place garden
Saturday, October 17
10 am to 1 pm
- Workbee at Ksan Place garden
- Meet Terrace’s Group 17
Online Community Dialogue focused on Housing & Food Security
Thursday, October 22 at 7 pm via Zoom
Presenters: Ksan Society, City of Terrace, Terrace Churches Food Bank
Online Community Dialogue focused on Employment & Education
Thursday, October 29 at 7 pm via Zoom
Presenters: NW Training (WorkBC), Volunteer Terrace, Skeena Diversity Society
September 1, 2020
The Storytelling Images Unveiling event, hosted online on September 1, came together really well and exceeded our expectations.
You can now see for yourself: meet this year’s artists and storytellers, witness the moment of unveiling and listen to the reactions and story sharing.
Watch the Trailer (3 minutes)
Watch the full show (76 minutes)
Enjoy and please give us your feedback
A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE AMAZING ARTISTS AND COURAGEOUS STORYTELLERS.
Skeena Diversity staff and volunteer tutors continue offering English classes and other programs online via Zoom, Whereby, Skype and otherBOOK AN APPOINTMENT
Hiking the Howe Creek Trail with carver JJ and his daughter Anne
Hiking the Howe Creek Trail with carver JJ and his daughter Anne
Tour of Ferry Island with tree faces carver Rick Goyette
Tour of Terrace Downtown murals with artist Amanda Hugon
Finally a warm day this summer!
Walk and Wonder with Adya
How perfect - we spotted a black bear on the way