Surrey IAR Consultation Survey

Surrey Immigrant Advisory Roundtable (IAR) is a group of 16 Surrey immigrant and refugee residents who provide a “newcomer voice” to the work of Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) in making Surrey more welcoming and inclusive. The group was formed in 2014 and since that time the group has organized a number of welcoming events and activities aimed to make Surrey a more inclusive city. Click to learn more about Surrey IAR.
This year, the IAR is conducting community consultations with immigrant and refugee residents in Surrey to better understand residents’ civic engagement experiences.
Your participation is confidential and we will NOT report any individual results. By participating in this survey you are helping the IAR to identify the ways to improve access to volunteer leadership opportunities for immigrants and refugees in Surrey, so that immigrant and refugee residents’ voices are better represented in decisions made by local organizations (community agencies, schools, police, health authorities, libraries, municipality, sports / business associations, etc.)
Civic Engagement “means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference.”*

*Excerpts from Civic Responsibility and Higher Education, edited by Thomas Ehrlich, published by Oryx Press, 2000.

*What civic engagement opportunities are you aware of (you knew that you could apply and volunteer at these organizations in a leadership capacity)? Select all that apply