Who We Are
UNITI is the partnership of three affiliated societies that have provided important community services for decades. Semiahmoo House Society provides quality services and supports to people with disabilities and their families in Surrey and White Rock. Peninsula Estates Housing Society provides affordable and inclusive housing that reflects the diversity of our community. The Semiahmoo Foundation ensures that UNITI has the recognition, relationships and resources to support an inclusive community.
Why We Are Involved
UNITI is about promoting inclusion and creating models that will influence societal change. UNITI believes that all people have the right to control their own lives through personal choices about relationships, jobs, living arrangements, spirituality, travelling, and recreational activities, and that all people have the right to give back to their communities through volunteering and helping others. Everyone is entitled to live a happy, full and meaningful life.
With this, UNITI created “WISE Employment Solutions”; which is dedicated to working collaboratively towards creating inclusive and dynamic workplaces through innovative solutions. We are committed to serving employers and jobseekers to create and support diverse and inclusive workplaces which will further lead to building healthy, beautiful and flourishing communities! WISE supports and empowers jobseekers to discover their potential, passions and unique skills and helps in connecting employers to a huge and diverse, but untapped labour pool.
At UNITI, we take INCLUSION quite seriously and is reflected in every aspect of our organization. Our community services intentionally focus on community inclusion in the manner activities and programming is created. True inclusion is honored by not only us going into the community and engaging with them but also by inviting the community into our space. There is a lot of collaboration between community partners and empowering partnerships have been developed over the years.
At UNITI, we believe that Economic inclusion is a vital component of Inclusion. Being economically independent helps people to participate in the community, engage in activities, and have the purchasing power to access commodities and contribute to the community. employment is the lifeline to economic inclusion and UNITI employment services strives at obtaining and maintaining employment for the people they support in diverse and versatile employment platforms.
The community connector service at UNITI also promotes the culture of inclusion by identifying and facilitating relationships and opportunities in the community. There is a conscious effort through all services at UNITI to celebrate inclusion and embedding it into the culture of our organization.