Surrey-North Delta Division of Family Practice

Roots Community Health Centre and Refugee Health


As the Refugee Health Working Group for the Surrey-North Delta Division of Family Practice, our analysis and medical experience have revealed a substantial gap in primary healthcare services for vulnerable new community members in the Surrey-North Delta area.

The health and social needs of this diverse newcomer population can be complex due to significant and sustained hardships endured prior to their arrival in Canada.

Roots Community Health Centre is designed to meet this need. 


Guiding Principals

Our Vision

A healthy, thriving population in our community through person- and family-centered healthcare.

Our Mission

To provide person-centered, longitudinal care to vulnerable newcomers through an interdisciplinary, culturally safe team of family practice clinicians, specialists, allied health, social service professionals, and patient medical home attachment services.

Our Commitment to Patients

  • to value culturally safe care
  • to address social determinants of health
  • to design multidisciplinary care plans that are easily navigated
  • to align with BC FPSC’s Patient Medical Home (PMH) and Community Health Centre (CHC)

Our Commitment to Our Community

  • to operate as a non-profit society in BC, overseen by a volunteer board
  • to regularly measure our success and analyze the effectiveness of trialed care models
  • to provide local partners and municipal stakeholders with the information they need to identify care gaps and strengthen community services

Join Us!

We are seeking municipal and community partners who will provide in-kind services or financial support as Roots CHC grows.

Contact Us

Roots Community Health Centre

Address: Unit 106 - 8927 152 Street, Surrey

Telephone: 604-498-3565


Who We Are

Board of Directors

  • Dr. Hala Ahmed, Medical Director
  • Zaibunnisa Bosch, Vice-Chair
  • Azim Dahya, Director
  • Dr. Majid Hussain, Chair
  • Grace Potma, Treasurer