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Social Equity Diversity Committee (SEDC)

The purpose of the Social Equity Diversity Committee (SEDC) is to provide advice to Council to enhance the social well-being of Surrey residents. The SEDC is formerly known as the Social Planning Advisory Committee.

Committee Chair: Councillor Locke

 Learn more about the Committee's function in the SEDC Terms of Reference.

2019 Meeting Schedule

  • March 27, 2019
  • May 1, 2019
  • June 5, 2019
  • July 3, 2019
  • September 4, 2019
  • October 2, 2019
  • November 6, 2019
  • December 4, 2019

SEDC Mandate

To advise and make recommendations to Council on policies, priorities, new initiatives and direction to maintain and improve the social well-being of Surrey residents.

  • To hear and respond to delegations by community groups, social service agencies and others and make recommendations to Council.
  • To advise and make recommendations to Council on the implementation of the Plan for the Social Well-Being of Surrey Residents.
  • To liaise, on behalf of Council, with public and private agencies including senior governments, to encourage the provision of programs and services for Surrey residents.
  • To facilitate and encourage collaboration and coordination between Surrey-based agencies and groups.
  • To consider other social planning issues as may be referred by Council.

For questions regarding the Social Equity Diversity Committee, please contact Lauren Blake by email at or by telephone at 604-591-4367.

Committee Minutes

2019 Meeting Minutes

See this year's committee meeting minutes and all previous years in the drop downs below.

March 27, 2019 Minutes
May 1, 2019 Minutes