Surrey Schools Coalition (SSC) is a unique, innovative, non-partisan, grassroots coalition.  SSC is made up of Advocacy for Capital and Education (A.C.E.) Group, former directors of Surrey District Parents Advisory Council (DPAC), the members of the Homebuilders Association of Vancouver (HAVAN), the Urban Development Institute (UDI), and the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT).  SSC formed in late 2015 in response to the concern members had with the lack of capital funding and continual overcrowding of schools in Surrey. Our purpose is to work together with our members, parents and community groups and organisations to advocate all levels of government for increased capital funding for new schools in Surrey’s high growth areas. 


We are a coalition with a common purpose: to rectify the crisis in school overcrowding in Surrey. We support the timely Provincial funding of new schools in Surrey’s high growth neighbourhoods. We support the supply of affordable housing


In January 2017, the Province announced $217 million of funding for new schools in Surrey. To date, we have seen approximately $157 million of that total allocated to new schools. But we still have overcrowded schools and increasing numbers of portables…


Between 2016 and 2018 the surrey schools coalition has made formal presentations to the following groups:

  • Surrey Liberal MLAs

  • Surrey NDP MLAs

  • Surrey City Council

  • Surrey Board of Education

  • Minister of Education

  • Positive feedback from: RCMP, SFU, KPU, Surrey Cares Foundation