In the News

June 14, 2017

When companies in Canada can thrive and grow, they create more jobs. The Government of Canada's new Global Skills Strategy will give employers a faster and more predictable...

June 12, 2017

Syrian newcomers hosted a free lunch on Sunday for homeless and low-income Torontonians as a way of giving back during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. 

"We want to...

June 10, 2017

Local volunteers and members of the Canadian Somali community packed family emergency kits Saturday to help the nearly 20 million people in east African countries affected by...

June 06, 2017

The first Surrey special Citizenship Ceremony took place at Surrey City Hall on April 12, 2017 and attracted over 200 attendees, including 59 new citizens who were sworn on...

June 03, 2017

Is it the responsibility of immigrants to integrate into Canadian society? Or is it the responsibility of Canadian society to create a welcoming atmosphere?

Lower...

June 02, 2017

DIVERSEcity has recently released their report, Mapping Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Queer Migrant Needs in Surrey, BC, conducted with the help of SFU Students...

May 29, 2017

Some people make assumptions about 26-year-old Nada Elmasry.

They assume she is a submissive woman but she regularly stands up for herself in the face of discrimination...

May 24, 2017

The opportunity to play soccer is something many refugees and other newcomer youth in Surrey have expressed they want. The importance of soccer was even highlighted by the fact...

May 23, 2017

The annual AMSSA Diversity Awards recognize member organizations, member agencies’ staff, and their volunteers for their innovative contributions to diversity and inclusion in...

May 19, 2017

Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC) recently released their report on the settlement patterns of Syrian refugees to BC. This report is of particular interest to Surrey,...