Simon Fraser University (SFU) Community Economic Development (CED) course is returning to Golden as part of Golden Community Resources Society’s (GCRS) Community Collaboration project.
Golden hosted the first three courses of SFU’s CED certificate in a weeklong intensive summer studies in June 2013. Due to overwhelming demand, the next three courses are scheduled for December 1 – 5 will include: Indigenomics, led by Carol-Anne Hilton, Leadership, led by Ricardo ManMohan; and Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, led by Brian Smith.
CED is a community-centered process that blends social and economic development to promote the economic, social, cultural and ecological well being of communities. CED encourages using local resources to create economic opportunities, and at the same time, improve social conditions in a sustainable way. Course instructors are experts in their particular field and will be coming from Vancouver and California.
Organized by GCRS, 20 students – from staff to volunteers to business owners – are expected again for this round. Participation is made possible thanks to bursaries from the Columbia Basin Trust and the Vancouver Foundation.
Anyone interested in learning more about the course fees and schedule will need to contact Ryan Watmough at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. More info about SFU’s CED program is available at http://www.sfu.ca/cscd/professional-programs/community-economic-development.html.
For more information contact:
Ryan Watmough MBA, Consultant
Golden Community Resources Society