Newcomers and Civic Engagement

In 2018, Surrey Immigrant Advisory Roundtable (IAR) conducted a study aimed to better understand newcomers' experiences volunteering and being involved in other civic engagement activities in Surrey. Read about learnings from focus groups and a survey as well as eight recommendations put forward by Surrey IAR to improve access to leadership civic engagement opportunities to immigrants and refugees in Surrey. 

This study was conducted as a part of the IAR's annual workplan to support the implementation of the Immigrant and Refugee Integration Strategy (Action 8.1: Conduct research on leadership and civic engagement opportunities for immigrants and refugees in Surrey.