A sense of belonging: Surrey Central ranked lowest

UBC sociologist Richard Carpiano was interviewed in a Vancouver Sun story on community spirit in Metro Vancouver. The article discussed the results of the My Health My Community survey which showed that residents of Surrey Central and Burnaby Mountain ranked lowest in having a sense of belonging. Carpiano attributed the result to the relatively transient nature of Surrey Central, as well as to higher rates of crime.

Feeling connected “is an incredibly important but very, I think, under-appreciated aspect of people’s health and well-being,” said Carpiano.