Working Group

Working Groups are made of members of the Surrey LIP Committee, their staff and other community partners who have specific interest and expertise in implementing the actions of the Surrey Immigrant Integration Strategy. 

In 2017-2018, to work on the implementation of specific actions, the following Working Groups were formed/continued their work from 2016-2017:

The Surrey LIP Employer Advisory Group (Fall 2016 - Spring 2018): a group of over 14 business representatives; supported development of the city-wide collaborative initiatives, such as 2017 Surrey Newcomer Employment Week.

The Surrey Surrey NEW Working Group (Spring 2017 - Fall 2018): a group of 18 representatives from local service providers; guided the development of framework for the Surrey Newcomer Employment Week.

The Youth Service Providers Working Group (Fall 2017-Spring 2018): a group of 20 representatives from local service providers; supported the implementation of the Thriving Youth strategic direction of the Immigrant Integration Strategy.

The Refugee Service Providers Working Group (Fall 2017-Spring 2018): a group of 12 representatives from local service providers; supported the implementation of the Refugee Integration Strategy.

 

In 2016-2017, to work on the implementation of specific actions, the following Working Groups were formed:

  • The True Colours of Surrey Working Group (April - December 2016): guided the development and distribution of an online survey, provided input on the scan of anti-racism promising models, guided the development of the We Are Surrey public awareness campaign and provided input on the format of the stakeholder forum.
  • The Communications Working Group (Summer 2016 - Spring 2017): provided input in the development of the Surrey LIP Communication Strategic Plan.
  • The Surrey LIP Employer Advisory Group (Fall 2016 - Fall 2017): supported development of the city-wide collaborative initiatives, provided input on the development of Go2Resource for Employers and sector dialogues held in March 2017. 
  • The Accessible Services Working Group (Summer 2016 - March 2017): provided guidelines and input in the development of the research project: English Training in Surrey
  • The Citizenship Ceremony Community Committee (Fall 2016 - Summer 2017): a group founded by the Surrey Immigrant Advisory Roundtable with the support of the Institute of Canadian Citizenship and Surrey LIP project team. The Committee organizes a special Surrey Citizenship Ceremony that brings together newcomers, local residents, community leaders and stakeholders in discussions about active citizenship.
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