DIVERSE city Community Resources Society
Laura Mannix
Director of Community Development


DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society is a registered not-for-profit organization offering a wide range of services and programs to the culturally diverse communities of Surrey, Delta, Langley and White Rock. Established in October 1978 under its founding name, Surrey Delta Immigrant Services Society, DIVERSEcity has over three decades of service to the community. The agency’s mandate is "to promote the independence of new Canadians & build strong, culturally diverse communities." DIVERSEcity manages numerous funding contracts, approximately 150 employees and 100 volunteers who deliver programs and services. The Society offers a continuum of services which include Settlement & Community Programs, Refugee & Specialized Programs, Employment Services, Language Programs, Children’s Programs, &Counselling Services. We also have a fee-for-service arm that offers Interpretation & Translation in 64 languages, English Language Proficiency Testing for Canadian Citizenship & Skills Training course offerings.

DIVERSEcity works to support immigrant and refugee newcomers in their successful social and economic integration into their new Canadian community. With this goal in mind, DIVERSEcity participates in the Surrey LIP to advance collaboration with other community stakeholders, providers and public institutions to further this goal.