SFU CED August 2022 Newsletter

August 18, 2022

Certificate Program Info Sessions

Tuesdays in August at 12:00 PT

Are you curious about the certificate program? Read the website, but still have questions? Well please come ask them of the program director Ryan Watmough any Tuesday in August at noon PT. Just half an hour to hear a quick overview from us and then he'll answer any and all of your questions. 

All welcome! Register today to get the Zoom link.


News from Our Friends in CED

BC Government's Community Information Tool — a free online tool that provides single window access to more than 40 public data sets, including census information, Data BC, the B.C. Data Catalogue, and industrial lands information — can be accessed here.

The Canadian CED Network Course, Track your Social Impact: Community of Practice starts September 14. Sign up here.

Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC•ADCE) Conference 2022 Future Proofing: Our Path Forward - Oct 1-4 in Kingston, ON or online. Register here.

UBCM Community to Community Forum helps local governments and First Nations connect, build relationships, and focus on reconciliation. The C2C program can contribute a maximum of 100% of the cost of eligible activities, to a maximum of $5,000. This round of funding is for events between September 26, 2022 and March 31, 2023. Learn more here.

Red Cross Funding up to $5,000. Eligible small business owners and not-for-profit organizations who were directly impacted by the floods and extreme weather event and who meet the minimum requirements may apply. More information here.


The Community Economic Development Certificate Program starts again in September.

"SFU’s CED program was a life-changing experience for me. It gave me an understanding and language for my gut values and some affirmation that I am not weird or alone in the world." -Rashmi N.

"Worth every penny. If I had the time I’d take the course again! It was a game-changer and has provided me with new perspectives that have continued to stay me in my daily work and personal life." -Eden Y.

"A resume came across my desk yesterday from a program graduate. Seeing mention of the CED Program gave me instant confidence in the applicant's capacity, and that's pretty darn cool. Keep up the great work!" -Colin S.

The CED Certificate Program begins again in late September: sign up for more information now!

For more information, please contact us today at ced-info@sfu.ca or 778-782-4425.


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We respectfully acknowledge CED at SFU Burnaby is located on unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.