COVID-19 Community Resilience Network

Deepen dialogue and collaboration on issues of action and community resilience! Join the regular Zoom call and/or invite yourself to the SFUCOVNET Slack workspace. Everyone is welcome to join this network (see below for details)!

1. Join us Wednesdays @1pm on Zoom

Sign up to get details for weekly calls that explore key issues and deepen dialogue and collaboration. Weeks alternate between broad discussion with key invited guests and dedicated time for network-led "breakout" sessions to deepen emerging dialogue and collaboration. We remain committed to hosting time each week for discussion about antiracism. 

Sign up for call details

We will send an email each week to provide details about the upcoming call. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Fall 2020 call dates and times

  • Wed., Sept. 16th @1:00pm – Anti-fragility and resilience | agenda
  • Wed., Sept.  23rd @1:00pm – Network-led breakout discussions
  • Wed., Sept.  30th @1:00pm – Ele Chenier, President, Academic Women, SFU on radical inclusion
  • Wed., Oct.  7th @1:00pm – Network-led breakout discussions
  • Wed., Oct. 14th @1:00pm – TBA
  • Wed., Oct. 21st @1:00pm – Network-led breakout discussions
  • Wed., Oct. 28th @1:00pm – Mitchell Reardon and Emma Clayton Jones, The Happy City
  • Wed., Nov.  4th @1:00pm – Network-led breakout discussions
  • Wed., Nov. 11th @NO CALL (Rembembrance Day)
  • Wed., Nov. 18th @1:00pm – TBA
  • Wed., Nov. 25th @1:00pm – Network-led breakout discussions
  • Wed., Dec. 2nd @1:00pm – TBA

Download the recurring calendar invitation

2. Deepen the discussion on Slack

Invite yourself to our open, public Slack workspace (, where you can deepen discussion, find potential collaborators and discover resources shared by the SFUCOVNET community.

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Stories of network impact

Right from the start, responsive action projects got going thanks to connecting and sharing ideas on SFUCOVNET. Here are a few examples of stories that have emerged from this work.

  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has created a new barriers to learning and connecting for low-income families in Surrey, we have started a Tech Initiative to provide laptops for children and youth in need to participate equitably.

  • SFU Food Hub is a site where SFU students can collect free, weekly groceries. If you are facing the challenge of meeting your daily needs on a reduced income, we can help.

  • 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.

We changed the name!

Successful networks must adapt to provide ongoing direct value for participants. In call feedback and surveys, you indicated a growing desire for increased community involvement and ongoing support for direct action. After six months of a pandemic, it's clear that we're still responding to immediate needs, but we also need to engage the visionary long-term ideas for building back better. For us, community resilience is an effective reminder of this renewed intention.