Poverty is the worst form of violence — Mahatma Gandhi

Who We Are

Who We Are

Vibrant Surrey Encourages

We facilitate collaborative efforts to reduce poverty and addresses issues related to poverty, thereby enhancing the quality of life for all who call Surrey home.

Surrey is one of Canada's fastest growing municipalities. With a population of over 470,000, it is the province's second largest city. Its social infrastructure is challenged to keep pace with issues such as high unemployment and poverty, especially among recent immigrants, youth, women and Aboriginal people.

Vibrant Surrey is a coalition with a mission to reduce poverty in our city. We foster and support collaborative initiatives involving business, government and community agencies.

Since its initial conception in 2003, Vibrant Surrey has engaged partners, researched the state of poverty in Surrey and taken on the role of "Solutions Incubator."

Vibrant Surrey takes a comprehensive approach [read more ...]


Current Initiatives

Reduce Poverty Now

Surrey Poverty Reduction Plan

Vibrant Surrey is excited to announce the release of the Surrey Poverty Reduction Plan, the outcome of our collaborative initiative called THIS is how we end poverty in Surrey.[read more ...]

Poverty Dialogue

Vibrant Surrey is a non-profit society made up of community leaders committed to addressing poverty in Surrey. On March 30/12 Vibrant Surrey[read more ...]

VS Food Security Initiative

The Vibrant Surrey Framework for Change, adopted in April 2010, includes as a key priority to incubate[read more ...]

Individual Development Accounts

The Youth Building Assets for the Future Project is a partnership between Vibrant Surrey and Pacific Community Resource Society to assist youth to save money through the vehicle of Individual Development Accounts (IDA)[read more ...]

Voices of Experience

A video series of dialogue sessions now available[read more ...]

What We Do

 Vibrant Surrey - What we do

Our Principal Activities

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 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.

Vibrant Communities

Vibrant Surrey is part of a national network - Vibrant Communities - established as a ten-year program to promote and enable collaborative, community-based efforts against poverty. Thirteen cities across Canada adopted the Vibrant Communities model to address poverty and inequality in their communities. [read more ...]


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