Review the strategy and actions that are being put into place to improve the lives of Indigenous people in Surrey.

The City of Surrey acknowledges the traditional territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen First Nations.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) exposed the terrible legacy of the Indian Residential School System and the on-going trauma for survivors. With Surrey having the largest urban Indigenous populations in BC, the City is taking a proactive response to the call to action by the TRC.

Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee

The Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee (SUILC) is a coalition of organizations that have come together to advocate for the more than 13,000 indigenous people living in Surrey.

SUILC formed in 2015 to develop Social Innovation Strategy for the urban Indigenous population in Surrey. 

The City of Surrey is a member of Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee (SUILC) and partners to support SUILC's vision and mission.  

Today, SUILC is actively implementing the Strategy. Learn more about SUILC and the great strides being made.

Key Documents

Profile of the Indigenous Population in Surrey

Did you know that Surrey is now home to the largest urban Indigenous population in BC?

Over 13,000 Indigenous people call Surrey home. Find out more in this report, Profile of the Indigenous Population, commissioned by the Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee and released May 2019.

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