VFPA - Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

02/08/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/08/2017 18:22

Port authority to match employee donations to the Immigration Services Society of British Columbia

February 8, 2017

On January 29, 2017 six members of the Muslim community at prayer tragically lost their lives in an attack at a Quebec City mosque. Canada has long been an open and welcoming nation, made stronger because of our kindness and not only acceptance of differences, but our positively valuing diversity. This act of terrorism in our home country is a reminder that we must work together to continue to build and ensure united, inclusive communities across Canada.

Employees of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority come from a diverse range of cultures, speak many languages and peacefully celebrate many faiths. Many of our families immigrated to Canada, or have personal connections to immigrants or refugees and have felt this tragedy deeply. Our diversity and mutual respect is our strength.

On behalf of our entire workforce, in support of our shared values, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is donating $5,000 to the Immigration Services Society of British Columbia. Donations made to issbc.org by port authority employees will also be matched.

Our thoughts are with the families of those impacted and to all those who are working to shape a better tomorrow.

Robin Silvester
President and Chief Executive Officer
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

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