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Build Community Capacity

An important part of making sure you feel safe where you live is feeling supported by your community and knowing what resources are there for you and your family.

Building Community Capacity is one of four priorities in the Public Safety Strategy. Our objectives are to increase your community’s ability to respond to emergencies and to increase education and early intervention to support children, youth and their families.

This section of the strategy covers emergency planning and resources, strengthening people’s ties to community and supporting Surrey’s youth population and their families:

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Community Enhancement

Find out how picking up litter and removing graffiti can reduce the risk of crime.

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Diversity Outreach Program

See how RCMP multiple language support services benefit a diverse Surrey.

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Early Years Avenues of Change: Guildford West

Learn more about this new way of delivering early years education and support for families.

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Girls Got Game

See how this program improves the overall wellbeing of immigrant and refugee girls aged 9 to 13.

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Learn about how the Surrey Fire Service is keeping you and your home safe.

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MYzone After School Drop-In Program

Enjoy after school drop-in activities in our safe and nurturing recreation facilities.

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Surrey Emergency Program

Prepare your home and business for emergencies.

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Surrey Libraries Information Access and Literacy Support

Learn how libraries support the community with a range of free programs and services.

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Find out about volunteer opportunities in your community.

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Youth Mentorship Program

Learn how we are mentoring youth to build confidence and leadership skills to improve their safety.