The Diversity Education and Resource Services Program at Archway Community Services has a long history of cross-cultural, diversity and human rights education and awareness initiatives in the community.
In 1999 the Diversity Education Program received funding through National Crime Prevention to establish a community response team against hate and discrimination. The team, comprised of community members and key stakeholders, took on the name Fraser Valley Human Dignity Coalition (FVHDC). In the pursuit of social justice and equity, the Coalition promotes the values of human rights and dignities and a safe and healthy community for all.
The Fraser Valley Human Dignity Coalition’s (FVHDC) mandate is to promote the rights and dignities of all community members. As a Coalition of community partners, we believe every person has the right to be treated with dignity, respect, fairness and compassion. The Coalition’s underlying premise is that all members of the human family live without fear of discrimination, intimidation and violence due to race, ethnicity, class, gender, family status, sexual orientation, religion, mental and physical ability, age or political beliefs.
Promote the value of diversity, human rights and dignities
Bring community awareness to incidents of discrimination and hate crimes
Respond to issues and concerns related to human dignity in the community as needed
Bring community awareness to resources available to victims of hate motivated crimes and discrimination