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  • Youth-Centred Cultural Events

    Participation in cultural events helps youth and children connect with their community, shape their identities and learn about the diverse cultural backgrounds of Surrey...
  • Water Consumption

    Fresh, clean water is a valuable resource and needs to be used wisely and efficiently. Minimizing water use helps to ensure that there is enough for fresh water ecosystems and...
  • Vegetative Cover

    Trees and plants have important benefits for ecosystems and city operations. By absorbing rainfall, vegetation reduces the need for costly stormwater treatment and flood...
  • Vacancy Rates for Commercial and Industrial Space

    The availability of office and industrial space is essential for fostering a dynamic and competitive business environment. The vacancy rate is a measure of market strength that...
  • Use of Civic Facilities

    The health and development of all aspects of a community is the responsibility of citizens as well as that of government and industry. Community initiatives and organizations...
  • Unemployment Rates for Immigrants

    Immigrants are more likely to be unemployed than Canadian-born residents, even though they are more likely to have post-secondary education. New immigrants face many job market...
  • Trees Planted

    Trees provide many benefits. They filter air pollution and water contaminants, improving air and water quality. They prevent soil erosion and create shade for pedestrians and...
  • Transition to Post-Secondary

    Individuals with post-secondary education are more competitive in the job market, have better job opportunities, and have higher earnings than a high school graduate. Although...
  • Transit Accessibility

    An accessible transit system should be designed to be convenient, comfortable, and easy to use for everyone, including the elderly and those with different physical abilities....
  • Social Housing

    Non-market social housing refers to non-profit and co-operative housing models where rents are subsidized for individuals and families with low incomes. Households are generally...
  • Skills in Language Interpretation Among City Staff

    Surrey's population is richly diverse. Seventy-three languages are spoken by residents, as either their mother tongue or the language spoken most often at home. A considerable...
  • Renters in Need

    The main reason for homelessness in Canada is poverty. Many individuals and households may have part-time or full-time employment but do not make enough to afford adequate and...
  • Rental Market

    Rental housing is important for building diverse communities. It provides affordable housing to lower income households as well as for people at different stages of life....
  • Public Meetings

    The health and development of all aspects of a community is the responsibility of citizens as well as that of government and industry. Citizens involvement in municipal...
  • Proximity to Farmers Markets

    Farmers markets enhance community food security by giving farmers direct access to customers, and enabling residents to buy fresh, local produce. It also provides residents the...
  • Proximity of Homes to Amenities

    Everyone needs access to services and amenities, such as schools, health centres and grocery stores. Having services and amenities located nearby encourages residents to walk,...
  • Post-Secondary Enrolment

    Individuals with post-secondary education are more competitive in the job market, have better job opportunities, and have higher earnings than a high school graduate. The number...
  • Post-Secondary Certification

    Post-secondary education includes academic undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs; vocational, career, and technical certificate programs; apprenticeship programs in...
  • Number of Pocket Markets

    Pocket markets enhance community food security by bringing fresh local produce to urban residents and supporting local farm businesses. Pocket markets are essentially 'mini...
  • Place of Work

    Compact and complete communities provide opportunities for residents to work close to home. Local jobs can make walking, cycling and taking transit to work more attractive...