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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.

Current Social Planning Priorities

Learn more about how the City is engaged in the following issues and populations:

Cover of Surrey Social plan.

Social Plan Background

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

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Housing & Homelessness

Learn more about the different actions being taken to create affordable housing in Surrey.

A family is having their picture taken, holding a sign that says 'I have never seen snow, but soon I will'. Photo taken for Surrey Welcomes Refugees day.

Supporting Refugees in Surrey

Learn about refugees settling in Surrey and how you can get involved.

Social Innovation Summit 2015

Social Innovation

Become part of social change in Surrey.

young boy with his mom

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.

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Vulnerable Women and Girls Working Group

This is a multi-agency group with the goal of taking a proactive approach to supporting vulnerable women and girls in Surrey.

Youth enjoying a skateboard park

Children & Youth Friendly City

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


Aileen Murphy, Senior Social Planner
Phone: 604-591-4315

Kristin Patten, Social Planner
Phone: 604-591-4744

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Community Services

Get help from Surrey's community partners and resources in community safety and crime reduction.

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 sustainability.