Surrey youth urged to take Vital Signs survey that now ends June 30

THIRTY-THREE percent of Surrey’s youth feel they need to leave Surrey in order to begin their lives as adults.

“We need to know what struggles they’re facing,” says Jeff Hector, president of SurreyCares Community Foundation. The local charity is asking the community’s least vocal residents, those aged 12-24, to grade the community.

“This is our chance to say what really matter most,” explains youth leader Mannu Sandhu.

This year’s Vital Signs survey, online at, is open through June 30 now.

The Vital Signs survey results and report, which will be released on October 6, will provide information to non-profit agencies, donors, government, and residents of Surrey for the purpose of better targeting their resources for youth.