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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.

It's our Plan for the Social Well-Being of Surrey Residents (Social Plan) that provides strategic direction on the City's involvement in social issues.


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

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

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Social Plan

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.

Ethar Organization members dancing at Surrey's Refugee Day.

Refugees in Surrey

Learn how the City of Surrey is creating a welcoming and inclusive city for all residents through projects, partnerships and advocacy.

Work group talking about ways to reduce poverty in Surrey

Poverty Reduction Project

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

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Surrey Urban Aboriginal Initiative

Learn about the development of the Urban Aboriginal Social Innovation Strategy.

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Vulnerable Women and Girls Working Group

This is a multi-agency group with the goal of taking a proactive approach to supporting vulnerable women and girls in Surrey.

Social Innovation Summit 2015

Social Innovation

Become part of social change in Surrey.

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Children & Youth

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

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Community Services

Get help from Surrey's community partners and resources in community safety and crime reduction.

Social Policy Advisory Committee

Meet the Social Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC), a group of community members who provide advice on issues impacting Surrey's social sustainability.