Educational resources and presentations on some of the many topics we’ve covered, as well as tools to support inclusive, accessible community engagement.

Holding Space: A Community Engagement Toolkit

To commemorate 10 years of university-community engagement, SFU Public Square is proud to publish Holding Space: A Community Engagement Toolkit. Offering the principles that guide our work and the methods behind what we do, it was designed as a blueprint to support others at post-secondary institutions in developing their own community engagement initiatives. However, its contents should be valuable to any community-serving organization.

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Accessibility and Inclusion in Community-Engaged Events

For 10 years, SFU Public Square has held space for Simon Fraser University and the communities it serves to learn and work together towards equitable and sustainable solutions to our complex challenges. We humbly offer this guide outlining our approach to programming accessible and inclusive community engagement events and initiatives.

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Towards Equity resources

Dig into the themes of the Towards Equity Community Summit Series—including equitable pandemic recovery and the intersecting crises of economic inequality, systemic racism and climate change—with these resources, compiled with the support of SFU Library (with special thanks to MLIS co-op student Janet Hilts and SFU Belzberg Library head Ebony Magnus).

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Economic reconciliation resources 

For a comprehensive list of resources about economic reconciliation and engaging more deeply with Indigenous histories and perspectives, check out these recommendations from Sxwpilemaát Siyám (Chief Leanne Joe), Lackett Joe Hereditary Chief of the Squamish Nation, and the transformative storyteller for economic reconciliation at SFU’s Community Economic Development Program.

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Disinformation resources

Resources compiled in advance of the Confronting the Disinformation Age Community Summit in 2019. Want more? Check out this reading list prepared by SFU Library.

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