What is the CEC?
A university-community initiative, funded by the TD Bank Group, that fosters connections between SFU and the ethnically diverse and growing South Fraser community. The SFU TD Community Engagement Centre (SFU CEC) offers programming at the Surrey City Centre Library, at SFU’s Surrey campus, and in various communities throughout the South Fraser region. Programs are provided in partnership with community groups to residents from a range of cultural backgrounds and a variety of ages.
With aspiration to be one of the region’s primary facilitators of knowledge mobilization, the SFU Surrey - TD Community Engagement Centre (SFU CEC) collaborates with community to foster mutually beneficial engagement and partnership between students, faculty and community groups to improve the educational, social, economic, environmental, cultural and physical health of BC’s South Fraser region. Programming is offered at the Surrey City Centre Library, at SFU’s Surrey campus, and in the community. Programs are provided in partnership with community groups to residents from a range of cultural backgrounds and a variety of ages
How has the TD Bank Group’s donation to the CEC helped?
A $750,000 donation from TD Bank Group allowed SFU to open the doors to the SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre (CEC) and has moved Simon Fraser University closer to its goal of being Canada’s most community-engaged research university.
TD has recognized the importance to SFU students, staff and faculty of engaging with the community and the transformational impact this can have on SFU students and community members alike.
“We are proud to open this new centre in Surrey, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Canada," says Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group. “At TD, it’s important to us to give back to organizations that make a difference in the communities where our employees live and work.” - TD Community Giving
TD Bank Group invests in communities to make a positive impact where it does business and where their customers, clients and employees live and work. In 2012, TD Bank Group donated over $65 million to support community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, they focus on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people, and the environment. For more information, visit www.td.com/corporateresponsibility