The Future of Engagement in Surrey

Public engagement is about bringing people into the process of governmental decision-making. It allows people – be they individual citizens, businesses, community organizations, or other levels of governments or First Nations – to learn about and provide input on projects and policies that are being planned. 

Between November 2019 and March 2020, we asked for input on the future of public engagement in the City of Surrey. We heard from residents, community groups, staff, and Council representatives. Based on what we heard, we have developed a draft strategy to guide our approach to engagement and a toolkit to help in practice.

We want to hear from you about some key elements of the strategy to understand if we’ve got the direction right. If you want to review the results of the previous online survey, you can see them on the City of Surrey website.

The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.


The draft Public Engagement Strategy starts with a vision statement that will guide the City’s overall approach to public engagement. The current draft vision is:

“Everyone in Surrey feels welcome and motivated to participate in shaping the city and lands where they live, work, learn, and play.”

Please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement with the following statement:
The current draft VISION aligns with what I think the City of Surrey should strive for in its approach to public engagement.

Is there anything you would like to see added or changed in the Vision statement? (Optional)

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