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
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.
Up to half of the available funding this year will be considered for proposals specifically describing work with community partners that responds to and helps with recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.