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Social Planning

Social Planning is about building a strong and healthy community. Unlike other forms of urban planning that focus on the physical or environmental characteristics of a city, social planning focuses on the people.

Current Social Planning Priorities

Learn more about how the City is engaged in the following issues and populations:

Cover of Surrey Social plan.

Social Plan Background

Learn about the Plan for the Social Well-Being of Surrey Residents.

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Housing & Homelessness

Learn more about the different actions being taken to create affordable housing in Surrey.

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Supporting New Immigrants and Refugees to Surrey

As a member of the Local Immigration Partnership, the City supports integration of Surrey newcomers.

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Social Innovation

Become part of social change in Surrey.

SFU President Andrew Petter and SUILC Co-Chair Keenan McCarthy at the signing of the SFU-SUILC Collaborative Relationship Agreement

Surrey Urban Indigenous Strategy

Check out the strategy and actions to improve the lives of urban Indigenous people in Surrey.

Work group talking about ways to reduce poverty in Surrey

Poverty Reduction Project

Learn about the transportation, housing, income and support projects to reduce poverty in Surrey.

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Vulnerable Women and Girls Working Group

Learn how this multi-agency group proactively supports vulnerable women and girls in Surrey.

Active Aging Resource Fair

Age Friendly Strategy for Seniors

See Surrey's vision for a city where people can enjoy being actively engaged for life.

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Child & Youth Friendly City Strategy

Learn about Surrey's Child and Youth Friendly City Strategy.


Aileen Murphy, Senior Social Planner
Phone: 604-591-4315

Kristin Patten, Social Planner
Phone: 604-591-4744

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