Community Economic Development

Since 1989 SFU’s Community Economic Development (CED) Programs have provided capacity building, planning methodologies, and leadership for generations of innovative community practitioners. Located in the Faculty of Environment, SFU CED believes in the transformative power of communities, and we support our participants with the tools and knowledge necessary to make progressive social, environmental, and economic change in the world around them.

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Certificate in CED

LEAP! Social Economy Accelerator

Community Economic Resilience

Research and Facilitation 

I came to the program because of my desire to find a new way of making economics relevant to First Nations' communities because nothing has seemed to really work that both reaches the community and engages them. I found a way to do that here.

Jessica Hill
Independent consultant, Oneida Nation of the Thames

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