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Executive Summary

Community Engagement Findings


Phase one of the Skookum Lab involved community animators facilitating dialogue and culture-based activities to learn about the root causes of and priorities for addressing Indigenous child poverty in Surrey. The Skookum Lab community animators conducted 11 Star Blanket Exercises, three focus groups, and 6 key informant interviews with community members. Participants included youth, Elders, service providers and community leaders among others. The main focus of the engagement sessions was to learn what would make Surrey a great place to raise Indigenous children.

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All Our Relations: Honouring the Host Nations

SUILC recognizes that we operate on the unceded, ancestral, traditional and current territories of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, and Tsawwassen First Nations.