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ISSofBC recognized for dedication in helping newcomers

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ISSofBC received the Mayor’s Achievement Award Tuesday during the annual Vancouver Awards of Excellence recognizing outstanding achievements made by individuals – adults, youth, and children – and organizations.

The Mayor’s Achievement Award acknowledges remarkable dedication to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Vancouver.

ISSofBC won the award for “welcoming newcomers of all stripes and with the most diverse needs. Innovating and retooling as required, ISSofBC aims to effectively respond to the ever-evolving needs of immigrants from different parts of the world,” stated a City of Vancouver press release.

“We are very honoured to receive this prestigious award.  The Mayor’s Achievement Award recognizes our work within the city and is especially meaningful as it is Mayor Gregor Robertson who made the selection,” said ISSofBC CEO Patrica Woroch.

ISSofBC Board of Directors President Jim Tallman, Treasurer Nicolas Lozovsky and Member-at-Large Jack Wong along with CEO Patricia Woroch and Director of Settlement Services Chris Friesen accepted the award on behalf of the organization.

The awards, which took place at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, included  five categories: accessible city, greenest city leadership, civic volunteer, diversity and inclusion, and healthy city for all in addition to the Mayor’s Achievement Award.

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