Making a Difference in the Community
Many partner institutions make Friends of Simon a reality for Lower Mainland communities. The United Way British Columbia (UWBC), David Mowafaghian Foundation, The Gadhia Family, Porte Industries, Vancouver Foundation, Vancity Credit Union, City of Vancouver, North Growth Foundation, Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund, William and Nona Heaslip Foundation, Dr. Steve Marshall, Employees of Rogers B.C., SFU Surrey-TD Community Engagement Centre (CEC), Heritage Education Funds, Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan, Ouest Business Solutions, G&F Financial Group and the Faculty of Education at SFU share a commitment to bring human and material resources to targeted student populations so these motivated young people have every opportunity to advance in education and join society as productive and fulfilled citizens.
We also recognize the power of making new connections among persons who might not otherwise meet and interact, specifically, successful SFU students from a wide array of backgrounds and young people in their various Lower Mainland neighbourhoods. In addition to its focus on literacy and breaking down barriers, the goals of Friends of Simon are to provide role models of success and to bring the University to the community. Please read our Annual Friends of Simon Evaluation Report (2022/2023) , which highlights and the impact our organization has at our various sites throughout the lower mainland.
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