Surrey is Home: Immigrant Integration Research Project


This study was commissioned by the City of Surrey and Surrey Local Immigration Partnership to explore the perceptions of immigration on the City form the perspective of recent and non-recent newcomers (immigrants and refugees), as well as Canadian born residents. It provides a  baseline understanding of how Surrey is doing with respect for being a welcoming community and facilitating successful integration of newcomers.  The research addresses an emerging social issue that has implications on planning and land use decisions, housing policy, service integration and programming, community engagement processes, and related social planning questions.

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This project was undertaken in partnership with CitySpaces Consulting.  The project received honourable mention at the 2016 PIBC Awards, and was chosen as the Winner of the 2017 Canadian Institute of Planning’s Award for Planning Excellence in the category of Social Planning.

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