Panelists (from R-L); Michael H. Shuman, Brian Smith (Rhiza Capital), Eden Yesh (Creston District Community Investment Co-op), Kate Dunford (Knives & Forks Co-op), and Elvy del Bianco (Vancity). Photo: SFU Vancouver.

Hopeful Economics Summit hosts inspiring weekend at SFU’s Vancouver campus

April 25, 2017

By Kamilah Charters-Gabanek.

Last weekend, SFU’s Community Economic Development certificate program hosted the first Hopeful Economics Leadership & Innovation Summit at SFU’s Vancouver campus.

The summit featured workshops and lectures with guests including Victoria Mayor, Lisa Helps, Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne, and Senior Advisor to the Federal Finance Minister, Carol Anne Hilton from the Nuu chah nulth Nation.

Approximately 145 summit attendees from across North America explored how we can all work to foster sustainable local economies through social entrepreneurship and community-minded programming.

SFU Vancouver was excited to attend the event, and we brought back five inspiring tweets to share with you. We hope you’ll be as equally as inspired to get engaged with your local community and economy.

The summit was an inspiring event, and as Tofino mayor Josie Osborne alludes to in the following tweet, we’re already looking forward to another.

Recruitment is now open for the 2017/18 cohort of the SFU Certificate Program for Community Economic Development. Find out more and apply on their site.