Languages We Speak

Atira hires women who represent the diversity of people living in the Lower Mainland and more specifically, women who represent the women accessing our programs. Currently, 38 per cent of our staff is aboriginal or of aboriginal ancestry and 33 per cent women of colour. Both aboriginal and women of colour are represented on Atira’s management team. Atira believes that having a representative staff is the most import action an agency can take to make its services accessible. This commitment is solidified through hiring policy and practice. At present we have staff ranging in age from 19 to 67 years. Lesbian and immigrant women are also represented in all of our staffing groups.

At present we speak 35 languages among our staff including:

  • Arabic
  • ASL
  • Cambodian
  • Cantonese
  • Cebunano
  • Dari
  • English
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hrvatski
  • Illonggo
  • Italian
  • Kaska
  • Khmer
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Meru
  • Nisga’a
  • Pashto
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Sinhalese
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Urdu