Powell River Diversity Initiative Society

The Powell River Diversity Initiative creates, sponsors, and promotes diversity-related projects and programs that increase awareness of diversity, provide diversity education and foster an inclusive and safe community.



Our Vision

That the Powell River community is a welcoming, accepting, respectful, and safe community for all.

Our Values

We believe that diversity is crucial to building and maintaining a vibrant, healthy community where all feel accepted and may contribute to the well-being of the community.

Our Mission

PRDI will create, sponsor, and promote diversity-related projects and programs that increase awareness of diversity, provide diversity education and foster an inclusive and safe community.

In January 2005, 30 Powell River residents gathered to talk about multiculturalism and racism. 

As a result, the Powell River Anti-racism and Multicultural Initiative (PRAMI) was created to develop a critical incident response protocol for the Powell River region.  A coordinator was hired and steering committee was established to oversee the project.  The PREP Society administered the project.

PRAMI held the “Welcoming and Valuing Diversity”, an evening workshop, and “Dialogue on Diversity”, a full day forum. Safe Harbour and Safe Harbour Youth Ambassadors were initiated.

In 2008, the scope was broadened and PRAMI became the Powell River Diversity Initiative (PRDI).  The “Diversity Conversations” and the “Talking/Listening Circles” programs were developed and delivered to adults and children in our community.   In 2009/2010 PRDI received funding for 3 projects through WelcomeBC.  PRDI continues to work with our community partners towards creating a community that is more welcoming and celebrates diversity.

 

PRDI is guided by a Steering Committee whose members represent a broad cross-section of the community.  The Steering Committee is chaired by the Powell River Employment Program (PREP) Society.  The Steering Committee meets regularly  and members are actively engaged in developing and implementing projects that are endorsed by the committee. 

The PRDI Steering Committee and the PREP Society provide ongoing support, guidance, input, and feedback regarding PRDI projects and programs.

For more information, or to find out more about joining the Steering Committee,  please contact Megan Dulcie Dill, PRDI Coordinator at 604-485-2675 or by email at prdi@prepsociety.org.

  • Join the  Steering Committee. The PRDI Steering Committee includes a cross-section of community members and welcomes those interested in supporting and/or getting involved in PRDI
  • Attend various PRDI events.
  • For information about our current events, please contact Megan Dulcie Dill at 604-485-2675 or by email at prdi@prepsociety.org.
  •  Tell your friends and family about the PR Diversity Initiative.
  • “Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common” (anon); Let’s find ways to celebrate the diversity in Powell River!

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Mailing address:

  • 103 - 4511 Marine Avenue, Powell River, BC   V8A 2K5

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