Burnaby, BC (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
Since 2004, AMSSA’s Safe Harbour Program has been spreading from its original home in Nanaimo, BC to over 1000 locations across BC and Canada, coming to Burnaby in 2008. The Safe Harbour Program is funded by the provincial government’s Embrace BC program and is an award winning training initiative that builds respect and inclusiveness in workplaces, communities, and organizations. Through Safe Harbour training, people’s awareness towards acting respectfully and creating a welcoming environment is enhanced.
City of Burnaby , realizing how much its own values around diversity and inclusion aligned themselves with the Safe Harbour Program, was the first city in BC to become registered as a Safe Harbour location in 2008 and in 2010 the award winning provincial Safe Harbour champion. The newest Safe Habour Program’s initiative in Burnaby, the Burnaby Inclusion Café, is supported and organized by the Burnaby Public Library, Burnaby Neighbourhood House and Burnaby Family Life.
The Mayor of Burnaby, Derek Corrigan will open the series of Cafes by being the first distinguished speaker to share insights on how the respect for diversity and inclusion leads to success in the community. As the Mayor point out in the City of Burnaby’s web site: “ Burnaby is a vibrant city that embraces diversity and is recognized as an international leader in many of our business, environment, and financial programs and practices.” (http://www.burnaby.ca)
The Burnaby Inclusion Café is a series of dialogues run in the Metrotowwn Library Branch at 6100 Willingdon Avenue on the following Thursdays 6:30- 7:30pm:
Everyone is welcome to join and have a cup of coffee, while listening to the distinguished speaker and participating in small group dialogues, sharing stories and practices on how inclusion and respect for diversity can lead to success.
To register, please call 604- 436- 5400 or register online at http://www.bpl.bc.ca/events.
If your organization or business is interested in diversity training or to become a Safe Harbour- Respect for All Program certified location, please contact the Burnaby Safe Harbour Community Organizers: Burnaby Neighbourhood House at 604- 431-0400 or Burnaby Family Life at 604- 659- 2200.