Project Overview

The Surrey Intercultural Seniors Social Inclusion Partnership (SISSIP) Network Project is a Collective Impact that aims to address barriers to social inclusion and engagement for seniors 55+ to make Surrey a more interculturally inclusive and engaged community.

The Network consists of 6 organizations – Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) is leading the project as the Backbone Organization along with City of Surrey, Seniors Come Share Society, SOURCES, Semiahmoo House Society and Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA) as Collaborating Organizations.

The project supports:
  • Seniors 55+
  • Seniors with disabilities
  • Immigrant Seniors
  • Indigenous Seniors
  • LGBTQ2+
  • Seniors with Addictions and Homelessness
The SISSIP Network will aim to:
  1. Build the collective capacity of Collaborating Organizations to recognize and address barriers to social inclusion faced by seniors
  2. Collaborate with other Community Organizations to leverage each other’s service strengths and expertise
  3. Improve access to information, programs and services to enhance social inclusion within the community
  4. Increase awareness and acceptance of different cultures and strengthen relationships with other population groups
  5. Support action research to understand and implement effective approaches to increasing the level of social inclusion of seniors in their communities
  6. Develop innovative approaches to engage seniors through ongoing, sustainable systems.

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