SFU TD Community Engagement Centre
Contact: Gretchen Ferguson
The SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre (CEC) operates in the City of Surrey, which settles close to 10,000 new residents each year and is home to more refugees than any other city in British Columbia. According to the 2016 census 43% of Surrey’s population are immigrants and 46% of its residents have a mother tongue language other than English. Furthermore, over 40% of the population is 19 or under, and Surrey has the largest school district in B.C. The CEC has a mission to facilitate and support the mobilization of university and community capacity and resources to identify and address key societal issues affecting Surrey’s City Centre and closely surrounding neighbourhoods. It accomplishes this by fostering connections between SFU and the Surrey community through a range of programs, workshops, community partnerships, student volunteerism, and more. The CEC works with many community partners serving young and multicultural communities where the findings of the grant will have direct and lasting impact.