These entries were written by level seven and eight English students at Abbotsford Community Services through the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada Program. The stories shared are about the journey of settling in Canada. They are stories of struggle, hardship and empowerment. These stories are a small window to the lives of our neighbours.


Knowledge is power. Here you will find a wide collection of facts, how-to guides and current information about diversity, migration, immigration and related topics concerning Fraser Valley and the surrounding communities. Need more information or would like to add to this list of resources? Simply contact us.


ImmIgration aNd Refugees

Anti-Racism Tools and resources




Abbotsford Community Services

Abbotsford Community services offer a boatload of programs. Programs offered here include immigrant services, youth services, senior services and much more.

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ISS of BC knows how hard it is for a newcomer to adjust to a new country, new language, and a new way of life. Being the largest organization of its kind in western Canada ISS of BC can help with its vast collection of programs.

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How many places do you know where diversity in the workplace is given a high degree of importance. The Canadian Institute for diversity and inclusion is there to help balance inclusion of diversity and keep companies relevant and competitive.

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Would you like to get involved in making a changing refugee healthcare and family reunification in Canada? If so the Canadian council of refugees would like your help. The CCR is a large organisation created to help refugees and vulnerable migrants in Canada and across the world. They are also invested in the settlement of refugees and immigrates into Canada’s strong northern free soil.

Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC

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Have you heard of AMSSA? Well they have been around since 1977. AMSSA is an association rooted in B.C, being made up of over 70 member associations,who help immigrants and help to created culturally inclusive communities.

Get in the Know

Did you know immigrant communities grow sustainably larger each year. Get in The Know is about including newcomers into the workplace and help build strong community connections. Based in the communities of Surrey, Delta, White rock, and Langley it is a great way to get involed in the community. 



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