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Inclusive Jobs in the Circular Economy Public Dialogue

Join SRRI and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement for a public dialogue on how we can grow inclusive jobs in the circular economy.

The Share Reuse Repair Initiative (SRRI) and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement look forward to hosting you for a Public Dialogue on Inclusive Jobs in the Circular Economy on January 26th.

The public dialogue will start with an in memoriam tribute to Ken Lyotier and the legacy he has left behind in our region. Ken Lyotier was a community innovator whose ideas led to the creation of United We Can and the Binners’ Project. As someone who experienced struggles with addiction, health, and houselessness, Ken was a fierce advocate for the Binners community. He will be missed greatly, but his work will continue on.

We are thrilled to be joined by amazing speakers to discuss how we can shape our economy to be more just and circular. Andrea Reimer of Tawâw Strategies will introduce the topic of a Just Transition after which we will shift into a moderated panel on inclusive circular jobs. Our panelists include:

  • Alia Sunderji, CEO and Founder of Luv the Grub
  • Bobby MacDonald, Manager of Community Engagement & Social Enterprise at Union Gospel Mission
  • Amanda LaGrange, CEO of Tech Dump Minnesota

This public dialogue is part of SRRI’s Just Circular Recovery and Transition (JCRT) program. After over a year of engagement with a variety of regional entities from the circular economy, the social economy, and the public sector, we wanted to bring this discussion out of meeting rooms and into the community. 

SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement supports creative engagement, knowledge democracy and access to arts and culture through public programming, community partnerships and community-engaged research. We deliver content that relates to our key programming themes: 1) arts, culture and community 2) social and environmental justice and 3) urban issues.

Register for the event here.


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