What is Surrey LIP?

The Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is a community partnership bringing diverse voices together to build an equitable and inclusive city where all immigrants, refugees and citizens thrive. Through dialogue and research, Surrey LIP’s 30+ members collaborate on innovative and community-driven strategies to meet the changing needs of one of the fastest growing cities in BC.

Reaching out, community consultation

With one of the fastest-growing immigrant populations in BC, Surrey’s needs are complex and unique. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has tasked the Surrey LIP to conduct research and community consultations, and develop immigrant and refugee strategic plans and projects to address the unique regional needs of the community and its newest residents.

Need for information

As Surrey’s cultural diversity grows, so does the need to review and refine policies, practices and services and programs that support the community.

The Surrey LIP has contracted research firms to conduct community-level research and consultation. The membership of the LIP has identified research purposes and guides this work from inception to completion.

These findings will be developed into reports and presented to the LIP to inform the development of the immigrant and refugee strategic plans and for the whole community of stakeholders to use in program and service planning and policy and practice reviews.

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members make up the Surrey LIP council who work to help immigrants and refugees thrive in Surrey, BC. Coming from cultural, business, academic, health and employment services, they have a deep understanding of the immigrant and refugee experience.