The Surrey LIP is led by a 30-member council and is co-chaired by City of Surrey Councillor Brenda Locke and DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society CEO Neelam Sahota.

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.

My dream, my goal for Surrey is to become known as a model city that extends our hand to all residents equally to embrace, support and celebrate their immense potential. A city where there is no one left behind.”

Councillor Brenda Locke

I look forward to working with the partnership of all community organizations and individuals in our city to ensure we become a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through the equitable access to resources and opportunities for everyone that calls this beautiful city home.”

Neelam Sahota, CEO, DIVERSEcity