Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity in Surrey

The City of Surrey values and embraces diversity, and seeks to ensure that all people feel welcome and included. We value diversity by celebrating individual difference, and viewing diversity as multilayered, with each individual offering unique perspective, experience and ability. We value inclusion by ensuring that our policies, plans, programs and services are inclusive to all people through:

  • Identifying barriers and create opportunities for meaningful participation;
  • Celebrating the multiple layers of diversity within Surrey;
  • Engaging community agencies in program planning and implementation through collaboration and partnerships;
  • Developing policies, plans, programs and services that address the needs of all people within the community.


Diversity Celebrations

Diversity Celebrations at City Hall

See which diversity celebrations are happening at Surrey City Hall

Volunteers wearing volunteer tshirts at an event.


Celebrate National Volunteer Week April 6 - 12, 2014. Thank you to all volunteers for making a difference in our communities.

Committee Members

Welcoming Communities

Learn about how the City of Surrey and various community partners are helping to make the City a welcoming place for all through the Surrey [...]

Congratulations to the recipients of 2012's Civic Treasures Awards, Gladys Andreas, Ed Griffin and June Laitar.

Grants & Awards

See if you or your community group qualifies for any of the City of Surrey's grants or awards.

Surrey residential neighbourhood.

Settling in Surrey

Get resources to help you settle in your new Surrey community.

Group of women standing with Social Planning's Aileen Murphy.

New Immigrants & Refugees

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