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Governance

The Surrey LIP is led by a 30-member council and is chaired by DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society CEO Neelam Sahota.

Our new Surrey LIP Community Plan 2024–2029 encapsulates our joint aspiration to foster a city that epitomizes diversity, inclusion, and equity at its core.

Read our plan in full.

Read our plan in brief.

Working groups and the immigrant advisory roundtables provide updates, information and input that supports the council’s decisions and planning.

The council and working groups are supported by the Surrey LIP project management team composed of the LIP coordinator, two subject area consultants and a senior social planner.

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society holds the contribution agreement with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for the Surrey LIP. As such, DIVERSEcity is responsible for ensuring the deliverables are met on time and within budget. Information and updates on the progress and results of the Surrey LIP will be provided to the full community of stakeholders.

Surrey LIP Community Plan 2024–2029

Surrey welcomes individuals from all over the world with open arms. Our immigrants and refugees arrive with aspirations and a sincere desire to shape their new surroundings positively. While we understand that barriers to integration and complete community engagement still exist, we firmly believe in our collective ability to dismantle them and create a city where every resident can flourish.”

Neelam Sahota, CEO, DIVERSEcity