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It’s that time of year again: Tax Time.

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Please note that this article contains information for the 2015 year. For the most up-to-date information on the Income Tax program, please see the program page


Community Volunteer Income Tax Program @ Abbotsford Community Services

Over the years thousands of Abbotsford residents have come to ACS to have their taxes prepared. If you want to take advantage of this Income Tax Preparation Service, here are some things you need to know.

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2015 Diversity Health Fair

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The 2015 Diversity Health Fair will focus on the theme of “Holistic Health Care”. When visiting the Diversity Health Fair, you will have access to information in different languages about how to adopt a healthy & balanced life, how to control your weight, and strategies to enjoy daily physical activities. All of these are considered to be the best steps to prevent health related ailments and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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2015 Cultural Diversity Awards

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View our live stream of the event here.

On Friday, March 6th we celebrate the 12th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards. This premiere event begins at 6:00 PM at the Ramada Plaza & Conference Centre. Got your tickets yet?

What is cultural diversity? Simply stated it is the inclusion of diverse people in a group or organization, it includes, but is not limited to age, abilities, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual-orientation and socio-economic background.

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Settlement Workers In Schools

Young Jong Kwon and his family arrived in Abbotsford from Seoul Korea in April. Speaking through an interpreter he says that life has not been that big of an adjustment here because people are very nice and friendly.

Miriam Sanchez and her extended family came to Abbotsford from Mexico late in 2006. She agrees and adds that as a newcomer, it has been easy to find people willing to help the family.

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Supportive Housing Gets a Green Light

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For the last 3 years ACS has been working on providing Abbotsford with a low barrier supportive housing facility for men who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. On December 22, 2014 the province of BC and the City of Abbotsford were pleased to announce that the dream was about to become a reality. To find out more visit our Supportive Housing program page.

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