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The Langley Human Dignity Coalition’s 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
The work of the Langley based coalition began in 2015 when current chair-Dr. Julie Clayton approached key members of the community and School District to expand the original goals of the Fraser Valley Human Dignity Coalition into our city. These connections evolved out of partnerships with Langley Community Services, Abbotsford Community Services and specific work on a project entitled Organizing Against Hate, Racism & Discrimination, funded by the Provincial Government. As interest, dialogue and partnerships evolved, in 2017 the coalition (supported by Langley Community Services) refined its focus and established itself as a community network committed to addressing the social challenges and human dignity concerns of the Langley Community.
“The Langley Human Dignity Coalition exists to promote, protect and advance the principles of human dignity, equality and inclusion in the community. This will be accomplished through community assessment, education and public awareness. Individuals impacted by racism, hatred and discrimination will be directed towards appropriate helps and supports.”
We envision a more compassionate, welcoming Langley community that embraces each of its members as respected and valued human beings.