Now, more than ever, is the time for institutions to work in close partnership with our communities.

Despite incredible challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, community resilience, knowledge and innovation has mobilized with strength. From distance-delivered events, to innovative volunteer-driven education, to grassroots mobilization on issues like food security, climate change, isolation, health services and knowledge mobilization, existing programs have found ways to adapt to the new world of physical distancing, and new initiatives in partnership with community are having significant, emergent impact.

Explore this emerging work

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Connect with others at the SFU-Community COVID-19 Response and Recovery Network

The COVID-19 pandemic is directly affecting everyone on the planet in new and profound ways. To mobilize the capacity and creativity of community-university collaborations and partnerships, we are building a network to help people connect, share resources, and act to enhance our collective impact.

Please join this growing network – hop on the regular Monday Zoom call, or join the SFUCOVNET Slack space. Everyone is welcome. 

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Stories of emerging impact

SFU-Community partnershps and initiatives have mobilized with strength, resilience and courage. Explore examples of collaborative action here.

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Working together to respond to COVID-19

SFU’s Office of Community Engagement is working with other SFU units to catalyze the emergence of a SFU-Community COVID-19 Response and Recovery Network. 

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Check out the 2020 CEI-funded projects!

All offers of funding to the 2020 CEI have been accepted. We'd like to thank the SFU community for its courageous community engagement work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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It takes a village...

Burnaby community members, Telus and SFU form an alliance to get vulnerable communities online during the COVID-19 emergency.

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Connect with us at SFU’s Office of Community Engagement

At this time, Office of Community Engagement staff are working remotely and practicing physical distancing as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19. We are available through technology and remain committed to supporting people, to supporting partnerships and to building SFU’s institutional capacity for teaching, research and creative activity that results in community impact.

Connect with us

We will continue to provide updates as they become available. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work together during this difficult time. For more information about SFU’s response to COVID-19, click here.

Call out to the community


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