Bessie Diamond contributed greatly to the cohesion of the Vancouver Jewish community. She was one of the founding members of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)’s Well Baby Clinic in 1927. As president of the NCJW in 1936 she and her husband Joseph found a location at Crescent Beach that would become the site of a summer camp. In 1951, she played a lead role in the establishment of the Golden Agers Club. In addition, Diamond was personally involved in refugee settlement programs after WW II as a volunteer.