Background of the organisation
The BC Collaborative on Social Infrastructure is comprised of four BC post-secondary institutions: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Island University, the University of Northern British Columbia and the BC Institute of Technology. SFU leads the coordination and administration of the project.
A grant from the Foundation will support the BC Collaborative on Social Infrastructure to initiate several social infrastructure projects across their four institutions that will focus on the following action areas: (1) Green and sustainable campus and community building, (2) Indigenous entrepreneurship and social finance, (3) Social procurement, (4) Library outreach and community scholar programs. The four institutions will also share practices and policies to encourage progress and to determine how initiatives can be scaled-up and enhanced. The institutions plan to create a community of practice that can be shared with other post-secondary institutions in B.C. and across Canada.