Surrey Urban Indigenous Strategy
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.
- All Our Relations Social Innovation Strategy
- All Our Relations Strategy: Executive Summary
- SUILC Progress Report 2019
- Skookum Lab Progress Report 2018/2019
- Learning and Reflections from Skookum Lab Anti-Racism Symposium 2020
- All Our Relations: Phase 1 Report
- Profile of the Indigenous Population in Surrey
- Finding Our Way Home: Indigenous Homelessness in Surrey - Executive Summary
- Finding Our Way Home: Indigenous Homelessness in Surrey - Data Summary
- Finding Our Way Home: Indigenous Homelessness in Surrey - Research Report
- Finding Our Way Home: Indigenous Homelessness in Surrey - What We Heard
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.
View the Surrey Arts and Culture Map that highlights the locations and descriptions of Indigenous artworks commissioned by the City of Surrey through its Public Art Program.
- Read a book. Start by exploring Surrey Libraries' booklists:
- Visit the Indigenous Hall at the Museum of Surrey, presented by Katzie First Nation, Kwantlen First Nation and Semiahmoo First Nation.
- Learn about the City's plans to build two carving centres to provide unique, accessible venues to support Indigenous cultural practices.
- Update on the Implementation of the All Our Relations Social Innovation Strategy, July 19, 2018
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, September 6, 2017
- All Our Relations: A Social Innovation Strategy, Phase II Report, June 8, 2017
- Surrey Urban Aboriginal Social Innovation Strategy: Phase I report, May 2, 2016
- Surrey Urban Aboriginal Social Innovation Strategy September 28, 2015