SFU Certificate Program for Community Economic Development Professionals
Register now for upcoming courses of the SFU Community Economic
Development Certificate (CED) Program for Professionals! Call
1-877-202-2268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program provides opportunities for thoughtful exploration and practical learning in the critical elements of CED values and principles, enterprise development, financing, planning and research, community participation and sustainability. The range of courses provides an excellent grounding for practitioners in a variety of workplaces and settings.
"This type of professional development in CED can really help in putting together workable ideas that achieve financial, social & environmental results." Dave Mowat, former CEO, Vancity
April 18 - 19 2008: CED Approaches to Affordable Housing
This course examines housing stock from the point of view of how it influences a community's environmental, social and economic health as well as pragmatic tools to develop affordable housing. Nicole Chaland spearheaded an innovative model of co-operative housing in Victoria BC. (website)
March 7 - 8 2008: Co-operative Models for CED
This course explores opportunities for establishing co-operatives to create and sustain community resources for employment, financing, natural resource management, marketing, and services (housing, transportation, media, health, home and child care). Topics include co-op types and principles, legal requirements of co-op incorporation, choosing a model that fits the purpose, and supporting the developmental process. (website)
May 9 - 10 2008: CED Approaches to Affordable Housing
This course examines housing stock from the point of view of how it influences a community's environmental, social and economic health and also provides pragmatic tools for the development of affordable housing. Nicole Chaland & Pascale Lavoie-Scott are founding board members of a co-operatively-owned development company for affordable housing in Victoria BC. (website)