CULTURAL INTEGRATION & COMMUNICATION
Surrey is a place of multiple cultures and ethnic groups; but, many cultural groups still face inwards, and do not connect with the larger community.
Currently multiculturalism efforts at Surrey city hall focus mostly on small-group events and one-day cultural festivities. The limited range of these activities is a lost opportunity for the general public to understand, mingle and appreciate other cultures. It is also a lost opportunity for newer immigrants to get to know Surrey and Canada and engage the larger community in their day-to-day lives.
- Information about many small community festivals and local events are not reaching the general Surrey public, denying them the chance to be a part of them. We will develop a full Surrey events calendar and promote it, ensuring all cultural festivals, small or large, will be included. We will work with different cultural groups and clubs on this.
- Community days: Focusefforts by the city to promote communities aligned to their own festivals and events in a funding neutral way, more ways to meaningfully understand other cultures and interact with them.
- Redesign Surrey Fusion festival, Surrey Food festival, etc., to give more emphasis on communicating culture.
- Explore a mentorship and support system network involving seniors and people newly moving to Surrey.
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