SurreyCares Community Foundation is pleased to invite you as our special guest to our fourth annual media launch event:
Surrey First Peoples Vital Signs® 2018
Perspectives on Urban Belonging
Date: Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Time: 9:30am – 10:00am
Location: Dr. Ambedkar Room (room 418)
Surrey City Centre Public Library, 10350 University Drive, Surrey, BC V3T 4B8
RSVP please to Project Manager, Shirley Wilson by email at ShirleyWilson@SurreyCares.org or by phone to 604-591-2699
Please note this is a media event. Our report will be made available to attendees at the event, and public on our website @ www.SurreyCares.org following the launch. Questions are welcome and encouraged!
For more information on Vital Signs and to access previous reports please visit www.SurreyCares.org/vital-signs/ as well as our partner, Community Foundations of Canada @ www.VitalSignsCanada.ca. We will have hard copies of previous reports on hand for those who would like to take one (or some!) away. Limited copies of the White Paper will be available.
We look forward to having you join us!
Pay parking is available in underground parking on location.
Light refreshments will be available.
Vital Signs is an annual community check-up conducted by community foundations across Canada. It provides a comprehensive, reader-friendly look at how our communities are faring in key quality-of-life areas.
Surrey’s Vital Signs provides an indicator for SurreyCares’ funding priorities, based on the needs which are determined by the people of Surrey.
Vital Signs, First Peoples magazine, and the white paper are scheduled for release in late February 2018.
This important project dives into the experiences of First Peoples in Surrey, drawing from the most recent Stats Canada data, other current data sources, and the experiences of people.
The project is possible with many thanks to our Vital Signs Advisory, listed below, and the full participation of both Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Simon Fraser University,
- Larissa Petrillo, Faculty, Anthropology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Chair)
- Rhonda Carriere, Metis Nation, BC
- Lyn Daniels, Director of Instruction – Aboriginal Learning, Surrey Schools
- Brenda Fernie (Kwantlen First Nation), Seyem Quantlen Business Group, Vice-President
- William Lindsay, Director, Office for Aboriginal Peoples – Simon Fraser University (resource)
- Gary George, Simon Fraser University, Officer for Community Relations
- Pam McCotter, Council member and Education portfolio, Katzie First Nation
- Dr. Jennifer Mervyn, MCFD
- Brian Muth, Director, Aboriginal Health and Wellness Promotion, Population and Public Health, Fraser Health
- Vishal Jain, MPH, Coordinator, Aboriginal Health Initiatives, Fraser Health Authority – Aboriginal Health
- Trish Osterberg, Fraser-Salish Regional Director, First Nation Health Authority
- Barbara Gauthier, Data Analyst, First Nations Health Authority
- Susan Tatoosh, Executive Director, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society
- Joanne Charles, Semiahmoo First Nation, Councillor (Economic Development portfolio)