The British Columbia chapter of Safe Harbour: Respect for All is hosting a special breakfast on Tuesday November 2nd. I was recently invited and will be unable to attend however I thought the information would be worth sharing.
You may have seen the Safe Harbour stickers on storefronts or the windows of businesses around town which means that employees of the company are helping to create a safer, more welcoming community that supports diversity and rejects discrimination. These workplaces have been armed with education and knowledge to help individuals better understand their diverse workforce and improve their service to diverse customers and clients.
Canada Safeway, RONA, TD Canada Trust, the Royal Bank, Vancity, London Drugs, the City of Burnaby, Surrey Board of Trade, Service Canada, the YMCA, the Brain Injury Society, and the David Suzuki Foundation are examples of Safe Harbour-certified establishments.
On Tuesday morning, the breakfast will honor one Safe Harbour partner with a special award. It will also be an opportunity to network with business owners, immigrant service providers, municipal and provincial leaders and others who are keen on working together on these initiatives.
The event will take place at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre (7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond) from 7:00am â€“ 9:00am. Tickets are available for $35 and include breakfast along with a keynote address from Edmond C Luke, Chair of the Multicultural Advisory Council of BC.
A group table can be purchased for $300 (for 10 people). Contact Alison Scott, Officer Coordinator, AMSSA at (604) 718-2778 or amssa[at]amssa.org to book your spot. You can follow @SafeHarbourCDN on Twitter for updates about future events.