We are growing together
Before we can change the world, we need to embrace change in ourselves. The work of equity, diversity and inclusion asks us to engage in self-reflection, questioning, dialogue and acknowledgement of the powers, systems, thinking, histories and biases that create barriers in society. By working together to dismantle these barriers, we will grow as individuals, as a community and as an institution. We are committed to supporting this growth by sharing knowledge, tools and resources to foster education and change.
Explore the EDI resource library
As a centre of learning, we celebrate difference and the knowledge it produces. We grow stronger and smarter when we open our doors, our minds, and our hearts to new ideas, new people, new communities, new ways of being and knowing, new challenges and new selves.
Working in partnership with the SFU Library, we have created an EDI resource guide that can be accessed by all students, staff and faculty.
These curated resources include videos, infographics, guides and scholarly materials to help you engage with and understand key topics in EDI, embrace new ways of thinking and acting, implement best practices in everyday interactions, and transform systems and operations.
Additionally, SFU Public Square has curated a collection of resources to support communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Access tools, resources and webinars from our partners
Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI)
Simon Fraser University is a founding employer partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). CCDI helps employers effectively address the full picture of diversity, equity and inclusion within the workplace.
As part of this partnership, staff and faculty have access to free webinars that provide invaluable insight into the latest thinking about diversity and inclusion in Canada. Select "I work for a CCDI employer partner" and use your SFU email address during registration. Upcoming webinars are listed at https://ccdi.ca/event-calendar.
Staff and faculty are also invited to attend free, in-person events as a part of the CCDI Community of Practice.
Membership includes access to CCDI’s Knowledge Repository - an eLibrary containing recorded webinars, as well as over 1,000 of the latest Canadian-specific diversity and inclusion reports, research articles and news. Access to the Knowledge Repository is available to all SFU employees. Any employee who would like access can email their request to email@example.com with the subject line: “Add to Knowledge Repository”.
Pride at Work Canada
SFU is a regional partner with Pride at Work Canada, an organization that empowers employers to create workplaces that are inclusive of all gender expressions, gender identities and sexual orientations. The partnership includes staff and faculty access to free webinars focused on different aspects of LGBTQ2+ workplace inclusion. The webinars and in-person events can be accessed via the Pride at Work event calendar.
Pride at Work Canada also offers LGBT 101, an introductory course to help set the foundation for an LGBT-inclusive culture. SFU employees interested in taking the course can register using the code “SFU10” to receive a 10% discount. Employees may also be able to use Professional Development funds or work with their departments to have the cost of this training covered.
National Centre for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)
SFU has an institutional membership with NCFDD to support the academic and career goals of our faculty members, graduate students and post-docs. The NCFDD is an independent professional development organization dedicated to supporting academics throughout their careers by providing professional development, training, and mentoring resources.
To activate your NCFDD account, please complete the following steps:
- Go to https://www.facultydiversity.org/institutions/simon-fraser-university
- Select “Activate my Membership”
- Complete the registration form using your SFU institutional email address (ex. firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Go to your SFU email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email.
San'yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training
San’yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) Training is a unique, facilitated online training program designed to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of those who work both directly and indirectly with Aboriginal people. Delivered by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) Indigenous Health Program, this training aims to foster a climate where the unique history of Indigenous peoples is recognized and respected in order to provide appropriate care and services in an equitable and safe way, without discrimination.
All continuing SFU employees (APSA, CUPE, APEX and Poly Party) are eligible to take this course with a supervisor’s approval. Continuing SFUFA members are also eligible for this training. Registration details and additional information can be found on the Human Resources website.
For those interested in futher learning, PHSA Indigenous Health also produces a webinar series that focuses on exploring anti-Indigenous racism, discrimination and cultural safety, and identifying how each informs our systems, why they persist, and how we can address them.