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True Colours of Surrey Community Forum

A daylong Forum on Nov 18th, 2016 marked the conclusion of the True Colours of Surrey project. About 75 Surrey residents, from diverse ethnic backgrounds including significant numbers from Indigenous, immigrant, and refugee communities participated in the activities at the Forum. The group was professionally diverse as well, with non-government organizations' representatives, community activists, government staff, police officers, educators, high school students, and a few business people in attendance. The forum also saw the launch of the We Are Surrey campaign posters.

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We Are Surrey campaign - launched November 18, 2016

The We Are Surrey public awareness campaign aims to celebrate Surrey diversity and challenge our perceptions about people. Each person is so much more than meets the eye.The campaign includes 9 posters featuring 18 local residents and online stories about their journey in Surrey. It was developed by the City of Surrey in collaboration with multiple partners. The campaign was launched on November 18th, at the True Colours of Surrey Forum and is funded by the Province of British Columbia.

  • We Are Ambitious
    We Are Caring
    We Are Giving
    We Are Inspired
    We Are Married
    We Are Nuturing
    We Are Proud
    We Are Resilient
    We Are Strong
Surrey Welcomes Refugees event - July 20th 2016

The Surrey Welcomes Refugees took place on July 20, 2016 at Surrey City Hall Plaza and City Hall atrium. The event was organized by the City of Surrey in partnership with the Surrey LIP team and sponsorship from Vancity and the Unite Way of the Lower Mainland. The event was attended by over 200 newcomers who enjoyed a 3-hour festivities offered by over 20 local service providers and Surrey-based community stakeholders.  

Immigrant Advisory Roundtable Newcomer Info Session, April 9th 2016

The info session was organized by the Immigrant Advisory Roundtable members for  Arabic speaking Newcomers. The objectives of the info session included making newcomers feel welcomed in Surrey by their fellow neighbours, sharing stories and settlement experiences with new comers, providing an opportunity for newcomers to network, and  providing leadership opportunities for IAR members. The info session was held at the Guildford Recreation Centre and was attended by over 40 Arabic-speaking newcomers.

Surrey Newcomer Youth Consultation, January 23, 2016

The youth-focused consultation was a full day event that took place on January 23rd, 2016 at the SFU-Surrey campus. Over 50 newcomer youth participated (approximately 50% came to Canada as refugees).  Youth attendees range in age between 14 and 21 years old and the majority of them were high school students. 

Surrey Community Forum on Syrian Refugees. January 20, 2016

 The community forum was lead by the City of Surrey in partnership with numerous community and immigrant serving agencies. Over 200 people attended the community forum at the gymnasium of Fleetwood Park Secondary school in Surrey.


Surrey LIP Stakeholder Consultation: September 25, 2015

Over 40 stakeholders have attended the first Surrey LIP Stakeholder Consultation aimed to share the findings from the Surrey LIP Service Mapping research and identify key priorities for the Surrey Settlement Strategy and actions to improve Surrey Immigrant settlement process and services.

Welcome to Surrey Centre Block Party: September 25, 2015

Welcome to Surrey Centre Block Party took place on September 25, 2015 at Surrey City Hall Plaza. The event was organized by immigrant volunteers who are members of the Surrey Immigrant Advisory Roundtable. Over 200 local residents have attended the event, participated in fun games and activities and enjoyed free food and live entertainment.

Refugee Settlement Priorities. Stakeholder Consultations. May 7 2015

Close to 40 stakeholders gathered at the SFU Refugee Stakeholder Consultation event on May 7, 2015. Steve Dooley facilitated the full day session along with other members of his Our Community Our Voice Research (OCOV) team. Carolina Rojas did an excellent presentation on the literature review findings. 

Surrey Immigrant Advisory Roundtable. January 14, 2015

Photos from the first meeting of the Surrey Immigrant Advisory Roundtable, held at Surrey City Hall on January 14th, 2015.