SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue has extensive experience designing and delivering dialogue and engagement projects of all types and sizes. Since 2006, we have facilitated more than 400 projects and events from a local to an international scale, reaching hundreds of thousands of citizens and stakeholders. From small community roundtables, to national dialogues, to public engagement strategies, our projects aim to include the full range of interests, ask the right questions, inform decision-making, prioritize equity and inclusion, work in partnership with communities, commit to transparency and increase shared understanding.

To learn more about our work, check out some of our project highlights. More projects coming soon... stay tuned.

Engaging Canadians to Inform a National Diabetes Framework

Following the fall 2021 federal election, the Public Health Agency of Canada reached out to the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue for support in conducting public engagement for the diabetes framework. With the support of the Centre, Dr. Diane Finegood and Dr. Lee Johnston took the lead in speaking to Canadians whose work and lives are affected by diabetes.  

Your Voice. Your Home. Meeting the Housing Needs of Burnaby Residents

Your Voice. Your Home. Meeting the Housing Needs of Burnaby Residents was an innovative partnership with the City of Burnaby, designed to engage the community and stakeholders on future housing needs and inform the work of the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing.

Citizen Dialogues on Canada's Energy Future

The Citizen Dialogues on Canada’s Energy Future were an attempt to approach the energy conversation differently. These events were intended to produce high-quality citizen input into how Canada can balance energy issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, jobs and international competitiveness. Convened by the SFU Centre for Dialogue, the regional dialogues helped inform pathways on Canada’s energy future.

Perspectives on Reconciliation

The inaugural Summer Institute, Perspectives on Reconciliation, aimed to help accelerate reconciliation work throughout the post-secondary sector in Canada and to connect many of the leaders at the forefront of this important journey. 

CleanBC Job Readiness Workshops

The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy partnered with the Centre to host six public workshops to gather input, feedback and ideas about CleanBC and job readiness.

Establishing a Chinese Canadian Museum in British Columbia:

Establishing a Chinese Canadian Museum in British Columbia was a partnership between the Province of British Columbia and the Centre for Dialogue, designed to engage citizens across the Province and collect ideas for the initial stages of museum planning. 

Deep Cove Community Dialogue

The Deep Cove Parking & Access Community Dialogue provided a unique opportunity for residents and other stakeholders to collaborate with the District of North Vancouver in shaping public policy.  

Delbrook Lands Community Dialogue

In fall 2015, the District of North Vancouver partnered with the SFU Centre for Dialogue's Civic Engage program to develop an innovative, open and transparent engagement process on the future of the Delbrook Lands, a 4.3-acre site located at 600 West Queens Road.

Burnaby Business Recovery Task Force

The Burnaby Business Recovery Task Force was created as an initiative of the Burnaby Board of Trade, and was facilitated by Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The mandate of the Task Force was to develop a strategy to help businesses cope with the ongoing crisis, plan their recovery once current COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed and lifted, and ultimately rebuild the local economy for the long term.

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