Community of Clients and Partners

Over the past 20-years, SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue has been privileged to work with dozens of partners on hundreds of impactful projects. 

Our collaborations span across government levels, foundations, institutions and non-profits, reflecting a diverse and dynamic collection of engagement initiatives. We deeply value the opportunity to help bring our partners’ engagement initiatives to life. Today, our journey continues to be shaped by the richness of these relationships.

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“In reaching this milestone, I’m so thankful of the support and advice from the museum working group, as well as Simon Fraser University’s Wosk Centre for Dialogue. They have been instrumental in making sure this museum is developed in collaboration with the Chinese Canadian community and stakeholders throughout the province.”

Minister George Chow, B.C. Minister of State for Trade.

Federal Government and National Partners

  • Canada School of Public Service 
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada 
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Public Works and Government Services of Canada
  • Infrastructure Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Privy Council Office of Canada
  • Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada

"The SFU Centre for Dialogue walked citizens through a challenging and values-entrenched issue to produce concrete, actionable recommendations."

Katherine Babiarz, Director of Policy (former), Natural Resources Canada

Provincial and Territorial Governments

  • B.C. Government Communications and Public Engagement  
  • B.C. Ministry of Advance Skills and Training 
  • B.C. Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy
  • B.C. Ministry of Citizen Services
  • B.C. Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction 
  • B.C. Ministry of Education 
  • B.C. Ministry of Environment 
  • B.C. Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture 
  • B.C. Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions 
  • Government of Northwest Territories, Office of the Premier 

“The Centre for Dialogue played a central role in helping us conduct important engagement work… They were prompt, professional, responsive and demonstrated their expertise in this area.”

Heather Bretschneider,  Senior Manager, Marketing Strategy and Client Relations, B.C. Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

Municipal Governments

  • City of Burnaby 
  • City of New Westminster 
  • City of North Vancouver 
  • City of Port Moody
  • City of Surrey 
  • City of Vancouver 
  • District of North Vancouver
  • Metro Vancouver 

“The work of the Centre for Dialogue made this Burnaby’s most inclusive and successful public engagement held to date.  The outcomes of the process will have lasting impacts for the City of Burnaby and its residents.”

Lee-Ann Garnett, Deputy General Manager Planning and Development, City of Burnaby

Community and Civil Society Partners

  • BC Libraries Co-Operative
  • BC Office of the Human Rights Commissioner  
  • Burnaby Board of Trade 
  • Canadian Drug Policy Coalition  
  • Canadian Mental Health Association BC Chapter
  • Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Global Centre for Pluralism
  • International Association for Public Participation Canada
  • Local Government Leadership Academy 
  • National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls 
  • QMUNITY (BC’s Queer, Trans and Two Spirit Resource Centre) 
  • Reconciliation Canada 
  • Senator Yuen Pau Woo
  • The Globe and Mail
  • The Laurier Institution
  • The TED Prize
  • Toronto Atmospheric Fund
  • Translink 
  • Urban Development Institute
  • Vancity
  • Vancouver Board of Trade

“The SFU Centre for Dialogue was a key partner whose contributions to the research process and ultimately, to the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, were invaluable. The SFU team demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and adaptability within a context that was often fluctuating and emotionally-charged, and made participants feel safe, comfortable, and able to share their experiences.”

Karine Duhamel, Director of Research (former), National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG)

Academic Partners

  • British Columbia Institute for Technology  
  • University of British Columbia 


  • Canadian Race Relations Foundation
  • McConnell Foundation 
  • Vancouver Foundation

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