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Surrey British Columbia

Vibrant Surrey

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

About Me:

Since 2002, community leaders across Canada have been building momentum to bring together those who are committed to innovative local action on poverty issues. In Surrey, this led us to become a member of Vibrant Communities, a national initiative to learn more about how to reduce poverty in our own communities. Vibrant Surrey now has members from every sector of the community including business, city, provincial and federal governments, social service sector, academia, and private citizens. Vibrant Surrey is made up of leaders from every sector of the community who are committed to improving the economic situation for those living in poverty. Working collaboratively and using practical applications learned from national partners, Vibrant Surrey supports local poverty reduction efforts and complements those with economic development projects that make a real difference in people's lives.

About My Organization: Vibrant Surrey

Learning nationally and acting locally, Vibrant Surrey unites leaders from every sector of the community committed to improving the economic situation for those living in poverty. We help grow local poverty reduction efforts by building networks and increasing opportunities for collaboration. We also provide access to learning and capacity building conferences and workshops. Through collaborations with our members we help create and fund community economic development projects that make a real difference in people’s lives. And through participatory, community-based research, we try to understand the perspectives and reality of those who are affected by poverty in our community.

My Collaborative: Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition

We help grow local poverty reduction efforts by building networks and increasing opportunities for collaboration. Every sector of the community including business; city, provincial and federal governments; social service sector; labour and private citizens have joined Vibrant Surrey. We incubate community economic development projects that make a real difference in people's lives. We listen to and learn from all voices in our community.