SFU CED September 2022 Newsletter

September 12, 2022

CED Certificate Fall 2022 Applications Open Now

Tuesdays in August at 12:00 PT

What is Community Economic Development? 

Community economic development (CED) is an inclusive and participatory process by which communities initiate and generate their own multiple bottom-line solutions to economic problems. Community economic developers focus on creating inclusive local economies, developing nourishing livelihood opportunities, building on local resources and capacities, increasing community control and ownership, enhancing the health of the environment, and encouraging community resilience.

What is the program?

An 8-month, fully remote, part-time certificate program catered to working professionals. Learn where you live! Taught by outstanding instructors who are experts in their field, each course is delivered by video and complemented with in-person, online talks. 

Apply today!


SFU's Faculty of Environment invites you to the first talk in the David and Cecilia Ting 2022-23 Dean's Lecture Series.

Tuesday, September 27th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm PT
at SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue and live-streamed

Sxwpilemaát Siyám (Chief Leanne Joe), a Hereditary Chief of the Squamish Nation and Transformative Storyteller for Economic Reconciliation at SFU CED, and Lily Raphael, Systems Transformation Tender will share a path for economic reconciliation based on the Framework they co-authored and released earlier this summer.

Economic Reconciliation is more than just normalizing relations with First Nations, it's about transforming the economy for all our collective wellbeing. Step into the River: A Framework for Economic Reconciliation offers a set of values, mind shifts and practices to support how practitioners, local governments, organizations, institutions and industry partners can engage in reconciliation to meet that desired outcome.

After the presentation, panelists will share their experience in incorporating economic reconciliation into their practice before opening the discussion to the audience.

We invite you to step into the river and be part of this journey. Register today!


Ginger Gosnell-Myers, Nisga’a-Kwakwaka’wakw Indigenous Fellow, Decolonization and Urban Indigenous Policy and Planning, SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

Marissa Lawrence, Senior Program Officer, First Nation-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative, Cando (virtual participation)

Chris Syeta’xtn Lewis, Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation, Office of the President, Simon Fraser University

Introduction and Closing: Naomi Krogman, Dean, Faculty of Environment, Simon Fraser University

All welcome. Registration required.


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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.