(Golden, BC) – Participants in the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Community Economic Development (CED) course took a moment for a group photo on June 10th. The class spent the week together learning from CED experts from the USA and Canada.
Golden hosted the first three courses of SFU’s CED certificate in a week-long intensive summer studies from June 3-7. The three courses included: Sustainability of People, Planet and Places, Locanomics: Introduction to Local Living Economies and Emerging Economic Theories & Practices.
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, the great participation was made possible thanks to bursaries from the Golden & District Community Foundation. The Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Valley Credit Union and Columbia Wetlands Adventures sponsored the great venues, food and after class experience.
For more information contact:
Ryan Watmough MBA, Consultant
Golden Community Resources Society
Golden Community Resources Society strives to capture and share knowledge that will help non profits serve their communities more efficiently.