Elder Request Form

Elders work with students, staff, and faculty as part of the SFU community in the following ways: 

  • Provide guidance, support, and mentorship to ISC students 
  • Guide traditional ceremonial activities 
  • Support special events
  • Participate in interviews, guest lectures, and committees
  • Please note: Elder Requests are only available for internal SFU events and programs.


If you would like to invite an Elder to support your event, please review the Protocol Guide and complete the following Elder Request Form at least two weeks before the event date. 

Elders Program Protocol Guide 

Elder Request Form

Requester Contact Information


Event Details

What time does the event start and end?
Please provide details on the purpose and objectives of the event.


Information for Elder 

Where will you meet the Elder upon arrival at the event?
Are there certain activities or protocols that you would like the Elder to facilitate?
What is the allotted time for the Elder to speak?
What time will the Elder need to be on-site?
How long do you require the Elder to be at the event?
Who will be the Elder's point person?
What number can the Elder reach you at?

In-Person Requests

To ensure the comfort and safety of Elders while attending in-person events, we are asking that event organizers coordinate and cover the cost of transportation (i.e. taxi, Uber) to and from the event, as well as provide refreshments (i.e. snack and/or lunch) as required.

Is your department able to coordinate and cover the costs of transportation for the Elder to travel to and from the event?
Is your department able to coordinate and cover the costs of refreshments for the Elder attending the event?


$200:    Up to one hour 

$300:    More than 1 hour but not exceeding 2 hours

$400:    Half day or less (maximum 4 hours)

$800:    One day (maximum 7 hours)

Payment Method