Fostering Diverse Communities Canada



Dear Friends,

As Coordinator of the City of Grande Prairie’s Fostering Diverse Communities Conference I encourage you to support the event on April 30 and May 1, 2015. The City is committed to continuing the work on welcoming and inclusive communities. The focus of the Conference is cultural diversity and inclusion with sessions on Aboriginal customs and traditions, integration of newcomer youth, sharing of newcomers’ stories, culture shock, how to develop and implement a Welcoming Communities Plan, the Temporary Foreign Worker program – challenges and misconceptions, and Canada’s Multiculturalism Act and policies in relation to community members.

 Anyone interested in building welcoming and inclusive communities is welcome to attend and we expect delegates from around the Province of Alberta including businesses, government departments, non-profit organizations, interested community members and other municipalities. This event is open to everyone. Information about the Conference, including registration, is available at www.cityofgp.com/fdcc.

We ask for your help to enhance our budget to make the Conference informative, meaningful and unique. Following is an outline of sponsorship opportunities you may be interested in as well as the Conference Agenda.

Thank you considering supporting the 2015 Fostering Diverse Communities Conference. Please contact me at your convenience to discuss whichever level of sponsorship you would be interested. My mobile number is 780-850-8966 and email address is tymmarah@gmail.com.


Tymmarah Zehr, M.A.

Fostering Diverse Communities Conference Coordinator



2015 Fostering Diverse Communities Conference
Hosted by the City of Grande Prairie    www.cityofgp.com/fdcc
Date: April 30 & May 1, 2015
Location: Stonebridge Hotel, 12102 – 100 Street, Grande Prairie, Alberta
Time: Day 1 (April 30) 8:00 am to 6:00 pm & Day 2 (May 1) 8:30 am to 3:30 pm


Sponsorship Opportunities


(1 Only) $5,000 Platinum Sponsor / Keynote Speaker Sponsor (Zarqa Nawaz, Creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie)


  • Four Fostering Diverse Communities Conference registrations, $700 value
  • Opportunity to speak about your organization’s commitment to diversity at the beginning of the Conference and to introduce keynote speaker, Zarqa Nawaz
  • Inclusion in full page thank you ad in Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune the Friday following the Conference
  • Signage for the full Conference recognizing your generous donation
  • Recognition by Master of Ceremonies during the Conference
  • Your logo and link to your website on the Conference website
  • Your name and logo highlighted as the Platinum Sponsor in the Conference Program
  • Name badge identification for your representatives to indicate they are a sponsor


(1 of 4) $2,000 Gold Sponsors: Conference Wrap-Up Speaker Sponsor (Somali-Canadian Poet Ahmed Knowmadic) / Day 1 Breakfast Sponsor / Day 1 or 2 Lunch Sponsor

  • Two Fostering Diverse Communities Conference registrations, $350 value
  • Opportunity to speak about your organization’s commitment to diversity during the Conference
  • Inclusion in full page thank you ad in Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune the Friday following the Conference
  • Signage for the full Conference recognizing your generous donation
  • Recognition by Master of Ceremonies during the Conference
  • Your logo and link to your website on the Conference website
  • Your name in our list of Gold Sponsors (and Wrap-Up Speaker/Breakfast/Lunch Sponsor, as appropriate) in the Conference Program
  • Name badge identification for your representatives to indicate they are a sponsor


(Unlimited) Silver Sponsor: $1,000

  • One Fostering Diverse Communities Conference registrations, $175 value
  • Opportunity to speak about your organization’s commitment to diversity during the Conference
  • Inclusion in full page thank you ad in Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune the Friday following the Conference
  • Signage for the full Conference recognizing your generous donation
  • Recognition by Master of Ceremonies during the Conference
  • Your logo on the Conference website
  • Your name in our list of Silver Sponsors in the Conference Program
  • Name badge identification for your representatives to indicate they are a sponsor


(1 Only) Day 2 Coffee Break Sponsor: $500 – SPOKEN FOR

  • Inclusion in full page thank you ad in Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune the Friday following the Conference
  • Recognition by Master of Ceremonies during the Conference Day 2 Coffee Break
  • Your logo on the Conference website
  • Your name listed as the Day 2 Coffee Break Sponsor in our list of sponsors in the Conference Program


(Unlimited) Bronze Sponsor: $500

  • Inclusion in full page thank you ad in Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune the Friday following the Conference
  • Your logo on the Conference website
  • Your name in our list of Bronze Sponsors in the Conference Program 


(Unlimited) Conference Supporter: $100 - $499

  • Inclusion in full page thank you ad in Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune the Friday following the Conference
  • Your name in our list of Conference Supporters in the Conference Program


(Unlimited) Door Prize Sponsor


  • Inclusion in full page thank you ad in Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune the Friday following the Conference
  • Your name in our list of door prize sponsors on the Conference website and in the Conference Program


If you would like to customize your sponsorship, we would be more than happy to discuss any alternative sponsorship ideas you may have in mind!

Enquiries can be made to:

Tymmarah Zehr, M.A.
Fostering Diverse Communities Conference Coordinator
780-850-8966
tymmarah@gmail.com