Thank you to our partners & funders for their support and contributions to our work!
The City of Surrey is a very important partner to SUILC. SUILC is not a legal entity, and so the City applies for and manages contracts and funding on our behalf. This arrangement lowers the administrative burden on our Committee members and allows us to focus on getting projects done for the benefit of the community. We have developed a solid working relationship with the City over the last four years, and we would like to see it continue and grow. We believe that the relationship we have with the City is one of our strengths.
In January 2019, we signed an important agreement with Simon Fraser University (SFU) President and ViceChancellor Andrew Petter. SFU is the second-largest university in the province with campuses in BC’s three largest cities: Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey. SFU is making significant infrastructure investments in Surrey, and this agreement ensures that urban Indigenous voices are well represented as the university expands its presence in the city. As Steve Dooley, Executive Director of SFU Surrey, said, “This signing marks a significant milestone in the ongoing SFU-SUILC relationship, and will help to shape and inform the paths we travel together in support of the region’s Indigenous communities.”