True Colours of Surrey

More than 50 percent of Surrey residents surveyed said discrimination was a problem.”

Surrey is Home, 2015

The True Colours of Surrey Project was an anti-racism project in 2016 led by the City of Surrey and the Surrey LIP, with funds provided by the Province of British Columbia.

The project was a response to findings identified by the Surrey LIP’s Surrey is Home: Immigrant Integration Research Project, 2015, which included a survey of 500 local residents that revealed that more than 50 percent of Surrey residents felt that “discrimination was a problem in Surrey.

The True Colours of Surrey project, guided by a diverse project advisory group, aimed to better understand racial discrimination issues in Surrey, and identify models and initiatives to address racial discrimination in the city, which led to a resource library of anti-racism programs.

The project also developed a public awareness anti-discrimination campaign called #WeAreSurrey, which featured posters and stories of 17 immigrants and diverse residents of Surrey.

#WeAreSurrey booklet

A campaign to celebrate Surrey’s diversity and challenge perceptions

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#WeAreSurrey posters

Eight posters featuring Surrey residents were created and displayed to help fight racism and stereotypes throughout the city.

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True Colours of Surrey Forum Summary Report

A community forum was held in November 2016.

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True Colours Quick Study

Understanding racism and discrimination in Surrey.

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True Colours of Surrey Project Survey Report, 2016

The intent behind this survey was to better understand what racism and racial discrimination look like in Surrey.

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True Colours of Surrey Environmental Scan Report, 2016

An environmental scan of anti-racisms programs and models.

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