Surrey LIP Invites Proposals: True Colours of Surrey Project
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Surrey Local Immigration Partnership will be seeking proposals from experienced consultants to provide project coordination services and develop public Raising Awareness Campaign for its project True Colours of Surrey.

The City of Surrey, on behalf of the Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP), has received a grant from the Province of British Columbia to better understand racial discrimination in Surrey, identify successful models to support Surrey-based collaborations and initiatives to address racism, and develop a public awareness campaign highlighting positive contribution of diverse groups in Surrey.

Established in 2014, the Surrey LIP is led by the City of Surrey and governed by a committee drawn from 30 community organizations. It is funded by the federal government to foster collaboration between local service providers, enhance community planning around the needs of newcomers and develop and implement a Surrey Immigrant Settlement & Integration Strategic Plan (coming in March 2016).

In the last two years, the Surrey LIP has conducted a number of community-based research and consultations aimed to inform the development of the Strategic Plan.  One research study, conducted by the Mustel Group, aimed to explore the sense of belonging and inclusion in Surrey by newcomers and Canadian-born residents.  Among other findings, over a half of the survey respondents reported that “discrimination is a problem in Surrey”.[1] Additionally, through consultations with stakeholders it became evident that while there are a number of excellent Surrey-based projects aimed to improve a sense of belonging for new residents, there is a need for a more city-wide approach to this complex issue.

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[1] Full report can be seen at: http://www.surreylip.ca/sites/default/files/SurreyLIP_ImmigrantIntegrationResearch_FinalReport.pdf (Appendix B, page 18).