• The South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce respectfully acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional and unceded territory of the Semiahmoo First Nation and Board Salish People. We would like to provide our members and the community resources on diversity and inclusion so that we may become better educated on these matters and start conversations within your own circles. Our hope is to amplify diverse voices and use this as a starting point. We recognize that the list is not comprehensive. We hope to provide additional resources, including a course in the future. If you are a member of the Chamber and have additional resources to share, please send an email to info@sswrchamber.ca.​


  • National Day for Truth & Reconciliation - Chief Harley Chappell
  • Semiahmoo First Nation hosts a Walk for Reconciliation
  • Resources for Diversity and Inclusion

  • Indigenous Resources

    • Recording of the National Virtual Gathering held on September 30th: click here

    • Free 12-week education course that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada, offered through Indigenous Canada and the University of Alberta. To sign up, click here.

    • Names of the 1000s of children who were known to have died at residential schools: click here
      Note: There may be additional names of children waiting to be found, not yet included in this registry

    • 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: click here

    • Stories of individual Indigenous People who survived residential schools: click here

    • Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee: click here

    • Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc Office of the Chief’s press release on the Kamloops Indian Residential School tragedy: click here

    • How to support the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc community: click here

    • First Nations Health Authority: click here

    • Government of Canada's page on the National Day of Truth & Reconciliation: click here

    • BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Declaration Act or DRIPA): click here

    • British Columbia Assembly of First Nations’ Mental Health Resources: click here

    • Small Business BC’s Business and Support Resources for Indigenous Peoples: click here

    • BC Chamber of Commerce’s press release on the Kamloops Indian Residential School tragedy: click here

    • BC Chamber’s policy resolution recently passed and supported by our Chamber, underlining the importance of the BC business community and acting on DRIPA: click here

    • Canadian First Nations Art Directory of Artists, Events, Links and News: click here

    • Message on National Indigenous Peoples Day from Chief Chappell of the Semiahmoo First Nation: click here


    Anti-Racism Resources

    • City of Surrey’s Diversity & Inclusion Page: click here

    • Anti-Racism Reminders from the Government of BC: click here

    • Resilience BC: Anti-Racism Network: click here

    • Anti-Asian Racism Resources from the Government of Canada: click here

    • Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy 2019-2022: Building a Foundation for Change: click here

    • Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion Anti-Asian Racism Learning Resources: click here

    • Anti-Racism Resources from the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada: click here

    • Fighting Anti-semitism Together: click here
    • Islamophobia Legal Assistance Hotline: click here

    • National Council of Canadian Muslims Action Petition for National Action on Islamophobia: click here


    Other Diversity Resources

    • Government of Canada's 50 - 30 Challenge: click here


    Disability Resources

    • UNITI: Resources for disabilities: click here

    • Rick Hansen Foundation's Accessibility Resources: click here 


    LGBT+ and Pride Resources

    • White Rock Pride Society: click here

    • Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce’s Rainbow Registered Accreditation Program to highlight LGBT+ friendly businesses: click here



  • Chamber's Response


    • National Day of Truth and Reconciliation message from Chief Harley Chappell of the Semiahmoo First Nation: click here

    • SSWR Chamber's June 4th Newsletter on the Kamloops Residential School discovery: click here

    • SSWR Chamber's July 1st Newsletter on Reflecting about Canada Day: click here

    • Community Town Hall on Diversity, Inclusion, and Racism, June 2020. Hear from local business and community leaders from South Surrey & White Rock about their personal experiences and perspectives on this important issue. The discussion on Diversity begins at 43:13click here

    • The Canadian Chamber of Commerce announces BIPOC Leadership and Inclusion Council: click here