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Meet Lenya Wilks, manager of Surrey LIP

After a busy few months — which included hosting the first in-person Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) council meeting post-pandemic and organizing the very successful Surrey World Refugee Day! — […]

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Surrey LIP Member Spotlight: Rosy Takhar

The Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is a community partnership made up of more than 30 council members from a variety of  cultural, business, academic, health and employment services, who […]

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Surrey LIP recognized with 2022 British Columbia Reconciliation Award

The Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is extremely honoured to receive a 2022 British Columbia Reconciliation Award by the BC Achievement Foundation. The British Columbia Reconciliation Award recognizes individuals, groups […]

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Celebrating World Refugee Day in Surrey

Let’s come together to recognize World Refugee Day June 20 is World Refugee Day, an international day organized every year by the United Nations to celebrate and honour refugees from […]

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Surrey LIP Member Spotlight: UNITI’s Doug Tennant

The Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is a community partnership made up of more than 30 council members from a variety of  cultural, business, academic, health and employment services, who […]

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The Role of LIPs in Knowledge Mobilization Webinar

On February 28, 2022, AMSSA hosted a webinar around the topic of rising immigration levels and the growing need for “LIP/RIP providers to foster greater connections with their local communities […]

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Conversations on Anti-Racism: Anti-Racism Through the Leaders of Christianism, Buddhism & Islam

Conversations on Anti-Racism, a week of meaningful dialogue to amplify diverse voices & inspire better allyship, took place virtually on March 14 to 18, 2022. Every day had a different […]

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Conversations on Anti-Racism: White Fragility and White Moderacy

Conversations on Anti-Racism, a week of meaningful dialogue to amplify diverse voices & inspire better allyship, took place virtually on March 14 to 18, 2022. Every day had a different […]

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Conversations on Anti-Racism: Importance of Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice from Systems Change Lens

Conversations on Anti-Racism, a week of meaningful dialogue to amplify diverse voices & inspire better allyship, took place virtually on March 14 to 18, 2022. Every day had a different […]

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Conversations on Anti-Racism: Zero Racism, Zero Oppression

Conversations on Anti-Racism, a week of meaningful dialogue to amplify diverse voices & inspire better allyship, is taking place virtually on March 14 to 18, 2022. Every day will have […]

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Conversations on Anti-Racism: Indigenous Cultural Safety presented by Len Pierre

Conversations on Anti-Racism, a week of meaningful dialogue to amplify diverse voices & inspire better allyship, is taking place virtually on March 14 to 18, 2022. Every day will have […]

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Survey To Help Create Upcoming Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit for Service Providers

DIVERSEcity, through the Surrey Local Immigration Partnership, is creating a mental health and wellbeing toolkit for settlement, social and health service providers. This resource seeks to create an area specific […]

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Surrey LIP Launches New Racism Mapping Tool

Surrey Local Immigration Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of the Racism Mapping Project (RAMP). RAMP is a community-led research project that gathers data around racism and hate incidents […]

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Surrey LIP Goes National

Mariam Bilgrami, who oversees the Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP), has been appointed as one of the members of the National LIP Secretariat’s first Executive Committee. The National LIP Secretariat […]

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Helping Clients with Surrey Libraries’ Chromebook Lending Project

Surrey Libraries has been helping to address the current digital divide by loaning Chromebook laptops to clients identified by partner agencies including DIVERSEcity, Options, Umoja, SUCCESS, and the Seniors Come […]

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Project manager opportunity with Surrey LIP

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for a regular, full-time position for the role of Project Manager to work with our Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) […]

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New contract opportunities with Surrey LIP

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, on behalf of the Surrey Local Immigration Partnership, is looking for qualified contractors to provide a quotation for four Surrey LIP projects, including the development of […]

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Surrey First Peoples Guide for Newcomers Translated in Various First Languages

In advance of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is proud to announce the development of a Surrey First Peoples Guide for Newcomers.

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Surrey LIP in the News

New Canadian Media‘s article, A Decolonized Citizenship Ceremony is a Step Towards Reconciliation, explores the wide gaps in knowledge most newcomers to Canada have surrounding the country’s dark colonial history […]

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Surrey First Peoples Guide for Newcomers Release

The Surrey First Peoples Guide for Newcomers has officially been released. You can read the full guide here.  The guide was created and compiled by Jeska Slater, Principal at Littlecrane […]

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Surrey First Peoples Guide for Newcomers

In advance of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is proud to announce the development of a Surrey First Peoples Guide for Newcomers.

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Co-Chairs Announced for Relaunch of Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP)

Surrey LIP relaunches to make Surrey a place where immigrants and refugees thrive, becoming a recognized leader in building an equitable and inclusive city for all.

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Introducing the Surrey LIP Project Management Team: Mariam Bilgrami

With the Surrey LIP being re-convened by DIVERSEcity, the new Project Management team is being led by Mariam Bilgrami (She/Hers).

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Amplifying Your Voice: Speaking Up for Social Change – Town Hall for Youth

VIRTUAL Learn how to amplify your voice to help achieve a welcome and inclusive Surrey, where everyone can thrive. Do you want to be involved in decisions being made about […]

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Webinar: Role of LIP/RIFs in Knowledge Mobilization & Creating Community Connections 

Building community connections during pandemic restrictions can be challenging, this two-hour webinar will take time to learn about some successful projects undertaken by LIP/RIF providers and share promising practices. Discover […]

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SYNC Talks: Finding Opportunities for Youth in the Age of Covid19

Are you a young person living in Metro Vancouver? Are you a newcomer or an immigrant/refugee youth who wants to know how you can find job opportunities and volunteer postings […]

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How to Use the Racism Mapping Project Virtual Workshop

Join this this workshop to learn how to use RAMP, the new racism-charting online map which allows your voice to be heard by the community of Surrey. About this event […]

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How to Use the Racism Mapping Project Virtual Workshop

Join this this workshop to learn how to use RAMP, the new racism-charting online map which allows your voice to be heard by the community of Surrey. About this event […]

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Conversations on Anti-Racism: Day 1

Conversations on Anti-Racism, a week of meaningful dialogue around anti-racism, will take place virtually on March 14 to 18, 2022. Monday's event will include: Speaker: Len Pierre, Katzie Nation Theme: […]

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Conversations on Anti-Racism: Day 2

Conversations on Anti-Racism, a week of meaningful dialogue around anti-racism, will take place virtually on March 14 to 18, 2022. Tuesday's event will include: Speaker: Candace Knoll, Member of USW […]

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Conversations on Anti-Racism: Day 3

Conversations on Anti-Racism, a week of meaningful dialogue around anti-racism, will take place virtually on March 14 to 18, 2022. Wednesday's event will be an open discussion on the topic […]

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Conversations on Anti-Racism: Day 4

Conversations on Anti-Racism, a week of meaningful dialogue around anti-racism, will take place virtually on March 14 to 18, 2022. Thursday's event will include two themes: Theme #1: White Fragility […]

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Conversations on Anti-Racism: Day 5

Conversations on Anti-Racism, a week of meaningful dialogue around anti-racism, will take place virtually on March 14 to 18, 2022. Friday's event will include: Speakers: Tariq Tyab and Yusuf Siraj, […]

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