SFU's Strategic Community Engagement Plan

SFU's strategic community engagement plan is intended to empower SFU students, faculty and staff to form deeper and more courageous partnerships so that community-engaged teaching, research, and creative activity may better express co-created intentions for community impact while maintaining scholarly rigor.

Why this might be important to you.

Building respectful, equitable and mutually beneficial partnerships is hard. And when you do it right, it’s also personal. We want this document to be an evergreen tool that helps you advocate for the resources, support, new systems and recognition you need to do excellent community engagement – we want to empower you to constructively engage prevailing systems to make space for the kinds of relationship-building and knowledge work that lead to meaningful community impact.

If you're a student, we hope you'll find the values and principles inspiring, and hope they can help you challenge the institution to enrich your experiential and community-engaged education by strengthening its partnerships.

If you're faculty or staff, this document might provide the framework for building the internal networks and adovcating for the appropriate resources to do deep, brave parternships work in teaching, research and creative activity. If it's not – please tell us how it needs to improve.

If you're an existing partner, we hope you can help us with this document as a framework for honouring your needs and establishing mutual trust and accountability with your SFU partners.

Growing SFU’s capacity for authentic and courageous partnerships.

Tell us what you think.

SFU Vice President, External Relations, Dr. Joanne Curry, invites your thoughts and input on SFU's Strategic Community Engagement Plan.

Compiled with input from staff, faculty, deans and community partners, the plan offers a vision and set of values and principles for building local action plans and strengthening a common purpose for SFU community engagement.

It will be better with your voice.

Please download and read the plan, then sign up for our newsletter so we can let you know how to provide your thoughts about SFU community engagement. 

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You can also send feedback on the Plan to us directly, anytime, by emailing: community@sfu.ca


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SFU's strategic community engagement plan is intended to empower SFU students, faculty and staff to form deeper and more courageous partnerships.

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