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News from Surrey LIP

April 5, 2015 
The Surrey LIP website went live in April 2015. Visit www.SurreyLIP.ca to read latest news in the area of immigration and settlement, attend upcoming events and consultations and participate in the development of the Surrey Settlement Strategy and Action Plan.

April 1, 2015 
The fourth issue of the Surrey LIP newsletter “Engaged & Inclusive"is now available. Read about the Surrey's education sector. The Surrey LIP members, representing the education sector in Surrey talk about trends and challenges in providing settlement services to newcomers in Surrey. 

March 20, 2015 
The third issue of the Surrey LIP newsletter “Engaged & Inclusive"is now available. Read about the Surrey's settlement sector. The Surrey LIP members, representing the settlement sector talk about trends and challenges in providing settlement services to newcomers in Surrey. 

February 28, 2015 
The second Surrey LIP fact sheet "Why Do Newcomers Matter to Surrey?" is now available. 
The Surrey LIP is committed to knowledge sharing and raising awareness on immigrant/refugee integration issues. The next fact sheet will focus on changes in the immigration policies and how these new trends may impact Surrey.

February 10, 2015
On February 2nd,  a corporate report was submitted to City Council about the progress of the Surrey LIP project.  The report is a brief overview of key Surrey LIP activities that took place from April 2014 to January 2015. 

February 5, 2015
In February 2015, five focus groups will be conducted with Surrey's immigrant and Canadian-born residents to better understand public perceptions of Surrey as a welcoming and inclusive community. CitySpaces  was contracted to conduct Surrey LIP community consultations. If you are interested in participating in focus groups, please contact Sebastian Lippa at slippa@cityspaces.ca or 604.687.2281 x 258.

January 21, 2015
Nineteen immigrants were selected as members of the Surrey Immigrant Advisory Roundtable (IAR). The Surrey IAR members represent over 16 different countries, speak close to 30 languages and have extensive experience volunteering in the Surrey and/or community development experience from their countries of origin. 

December 19, 2014 
The second issue of the Surrey LIP newsletter “Engaged & Inclusive"is now available. Read about City's programs for newcomers.To provide your feedback or request to be on our stakeholder list, please contact Surrey LIP Coordinator, Olga Shcherbyna at oshcherbyna@surrey.ca, 604-592-7059.

December 1, 2014
The first fact sheet "Who Are Surrey's Newcomers?" is now available.
The Surrey LIP is committed to knowledge sharing and, in the next eighteen months, will produce a number of fact sheets to support its stakeholders in the community strategic planning process.

November 26, 2014
Over 45 immigrants and refugees attended an information session on November 26th, 2014 to learn more about Surrey LIP Immigrant Advisory Roundtable and opportunities to be involved in the Surrey LIP project. The Surrey LIP is looking for immigrants and refugees who are interested in joining its Immigrant Advisory Roundtable. The Roundtable is an excellent civic engagement opportunity for immigrants who believe they can make a difference and make Surrey a more welcoming and inclusive place to live and work. Immigrant. 

October 23, 2014
The first issue of the Surrey LIP newsletter “Engaged & Inclusive” is now available. To provide your feedback or request to be on our stakeholder list, please contact Surrey LIP Coordinator, Olga Shcherbyna at oshcherbyna@surrey.ca, 604-592-7059.

August 19, 2014
Surrey Councillor Judy Villeneuve and Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman are appointed as Surrey LIP co-chairs for the 2014-2016 term.

March, 2014
The City of Surrey signed a Contribution Agreement with Citizenship and Immigration Canada to establish a Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP). Learn more about LIPs across Canada.