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Social Innovation

Creating social change with talent, resources and creativity

We are all part of social innovation and building a better Surrey. The key is that we all work together to search for better, modern solutions to some of the significant issues such as affordable housing, poverty, and health and safety, that face urban centres like ours.

Social innovation is a chance for citizens, government, academia, business and non-profit sectors to come together to enhance the development of Surrey. Social innovation in Surrey is guided by the social, economic and environmental priorities of our Sustainability Charter and complementary City strategies.

Become Part of Social Innovation in Surrey

Social innovation needs people. We'll achieve the most success with social innovation if citizens, government, not-for-profits, academia and businesses all pool their energy to develop this network. Here's how you can become part of social innovation:

  • Attend the 2018 Surrey Social Innovation Summit, Social Innovation Leadership: From Thought to Action, Sept. 5 and 6
  • Call for Workshops: submit a proposal to host a workshop at the 2018 Summit. Proposal deadline: April 13, 2018.
  • Check out the speakers and workshops at the 2017 Social Innovation Summit, Social and Economic Inclusion: Cities as Solutions

Social Innovation Resources

For more information on social innovation, review the social innovation resources below.

We encourage you to share any other resources with us as well by emailing Kristin Patten, Social Planner, at

Organizations and websites

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