SFU Certificate Program for Community Economic Development

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The Canadian CED Network and the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University jointly deliver the Certificate Program for Community Economic Development.

The program is designed for working professionals, to be completed part-time while working. Visit the program's website to find out more.


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Program Director, Nicole Chaland, of SFU’s Certificate Program for Community Economic Development met Joey Hundert on Cortes Island at the 17th annual Social Venture Institute: where social change meets business. She shares this story about Joey, calling him “A Carnie for the Caring Generation.”

The potential for Business Improvement Associations to take an active role community economic development is huge.  In this profile of The Resource Exchange, a 2010 initiative of the Strathcona Business Improvement Association in Vancouver, the new program eases the burden on the landfill and provides materials to those who seek them by simply connecting the two.