Diversity Magazine is a multicultural magazine, telling the untold stories to Albertans and Canadians. The magazine is one of many projects undertaken by Diversity Group, a business registered in 2010 in Edmonton that works for the good of the environment, community, and business. The magazine was launched on 17 December, 2012 in Edmonton as Afro Canadian Magazine before opening its doors to other communities as Diversity Magazine in December, 2014. March 31, 2017 saw the official launch of Diversity Magazine in Calgary.
Although they have some journalists and communication experts on their team and engage in a journalistic-like activity, they stress that they are not journalist or reporters, but community members passionate about telling untold community stories and unheard successes in the community. Their team members who go out to collect and share stories are called Community Liaisons. Non Diversity Team Members sharing their opinion, stories, visions and passions are called columnists and contributors.
Diversity Magazine tells untold stories through the magazine that showcases all of its other projects. Diversity takes diversity to the classrooms, boardrooms, events, restaurants and parks through the program called World Flavours; it shares untold Albertan stories to its 40,000 reach through videos called Diversity TV, bi-monthly Diversity Magazine print, weekly Diversity Magazine Online; and it produces numerous events including Afro-Canadian Heroes Award, Diversity Award and most recently Afro Fest.
Diversity Magazine partners with the Community Service-Learning Program of the University of Alberta to work with students the History of Folklore Studies Course by Dr. Kononenko Natalie as well as with students from Grant MacEwan University, Reeves and Pixel Blue Colleges in Edmonton.. They use their various platforms to develop the talents of the next generation of writers, videographers, photographers, researchers, and those excited to tell untold community stories.
Frankline Agbor – Executive Producer, Edmonton
As the Chief Green Officer for Green Crusader Inc., M.Sc. Env. Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium, BSc., University of Buea, Cameroon, Frankline provides green marketing and sustainability consulting services, spiced with sustainability presentations, green story sharing, green articles and green promotion events with selected projects reported in newspapers and tv stations in the Edmonton area.
Faith Greaves – Director, Diversity Magazine, Calgary
Faith Greaves has been actively involved in the Calgary communities since arriving in January 2009. Born in Jamaica, West Indies, Faith immigrated to Canada in 1975, settling in the community of Toronto with her family. Faith now calls Calgary her new home. A humanitarian at heart, Faith is involved with a number of organisations in Calgary that support grassroots community engagement.
Faith firmly believes in the concept of abundant communities, a strategy of community engagement that promotes new connections and relationships among neighbours. The idea is that stronger social ties lead to safer, healthier communities. Always leading by example, Faith believes one’s sense of community stewardship is borne out of our own backyard.
On September 1, 2017, they opened Diversity Centre as an incubator for small businesses in the community.