Community Summit Highlights
- Thanks for your help in moulding the 2-way dialogue at the first Community Summit, held on April 6, 2013.
We received nearly 400 people's thoughts on the Possible Discussion Ideas Topics. We had great attendance, with over 200 community members coming out to discuss ideas and become part of engagement in Surrey.
Community Summit Google+ Hangouts on Air
Speakers and keynotes from the Community Summit appeared live online, through the City of Surrey's Google+ . Hear the Mayor's Address, and from keynote speakers Gordon Hume and Matt Hern.
Mayor Watts, and Gordon Hume's keynote
Matt Hern's keynote
Workshop summaries and slides
Municipal 101 – Getting to know City Hall
How does the City of Surrey work? Who is responsible for what? Participants sat down with City staff from various departments and learned about what they do and how we can work together.
- Bylaws Notes
- Crime Reduction Notes
- Engineering Notes
- Planning Notes
- Social Planning Notes
- Web and New Media Notes
Community Gardens and Urban Gardening
In this popular session, participants got to learn how to grow their own garden in a small space such as a patio or balcony from author and gardener David Tracey, and learnt about community garden opportunities in Surrey from Owen Croy, Manager of Parks.
Where’s the Family?
Explore challenges faced by families today, family policy, the generation “squeeze” and collaborate with workshop participates on new approaches for reducing family stress.
Welcoming Community for New Canadians
Surrey is a community rich with diversity! Share stories, learn from others and explore how to make surrey a community welcome to all.
- Welcoming Communities Project Slides
- Dialogue on Welcoming Communities for Newcomers Infographic
- Welcoming Communities Workshop Slides
Surrey 2050 – The Vision
In 40 years, Surrey will be the largest City in British Columbia. What is your future vision for Surrey? We want you to dream big in this interactive workshop.
Connecting with Youth Today
The Connecting With Youth Today workshop discussed a variety of issues related to youth and adult partnerships with a group of both youth and adults. Participants identified common stereotypes, and practical steps and ideas for youth and adults to keep in mind while working in collaboration.
Sustainability in Surrey
In the Sustainability in Surrey workshop, Surrey staff provided an overview of the Sustainability Charter and the City’s efforts around: climate change, sustainability indicators, ecosystems and biodiversity, walking and cycling, and food security. Some resources were also provided to participants for further information and follow up.
- Sustainability Presentation Slides
- Sustainabilty in Surrey Presentation Slides
- Food Security Presentation Slides
Becoming a Community Leader
Community leaders are everywhere around us, what does it take to be a successful community leader? Do you imagine passion, engagement and collaboration as important pieces of the equation? Join us for a panel presentation from a diverse group of community leaders, then join in conversation on how to take your ideas and passions to the next level.
Do you know your neighbours? In this workshop, talk with others about how you can connect with those next to you and reduce isolation, starting with the house or apartment next door.
Participants at the Civic Beautification Workshop came up with ideas on “what makes a great space”- including nature and green spaces, food markets, culture and diversity, good urban design, safety and accessibility. The group also came up with ideas, locations and priorities for enhancing the City of Surrey.
- City Beautification Presentation Slides
- City Beautification Workshop Summary
Identifying Community Assets and Resources
Communities thrive when people or groups are actively involved, but finding the right resources and tools can be a barrier to making your vision a reality. This session will help you discover and map the resources in your community to move your ideas forward.