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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

Women from Somali

New Immigrants & Refugees

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

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Surrey Urban Aboriginal Initiative

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

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.

alder gardens housing

Housing & Homelessness

Learn more about the different actions being taken to address issues of homelessness and housing in Surrey.

SPAC 2014 photo

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 sustai [...]

Youth enjoying a skateboard park

Children & Youth

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

Cover of Surrey Social plan.

Social Plan

Learn about the Plan for the Social Well-Being of Surrey Residents.