Our Projects

The Laurier Directory of Organizations

Supported by a Canadian Heritage grant, a graduate student researcher at Simon Fraser University developed a searchable inventory of organizations to serve as a resource for community organizations, policy-makers and individuals. The inventory contains only publicly-discoverable information about each organization. Representatives of these organizations are invited to contact us at [email protected] to provide updated information. Other organizations inadvertently omitted are invited to contact us about adding their organization to the inventory.

“I never realized so many diverse, non-profit organizations operated in the Metro Vancouver region. This long-overdue, updated and centralized directory should be an effective tool connecting those involved in the sector.”  
— Anna Fong, Researcher, Laurier Directory of Organizations 

Leadership Development

The Laurier provides a range of opportunities for young people and others to support our work as interns, coop students or volunteers. These opportunities are available to members and non-members. They may be short-term, event-specific opportunities, research project roles or longer-term opportunities. To inquire, contact [email protected].

Promoting diversity in governance

As an organization committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, we are proud to report that our board’s strength is rooted in its directors’ collective deep and varied expertise as well as diversity in lived experience. From 2015-2018 the Laurier managed a related project, the Metro Vancouver branch of a national initiative, DiverseCity OnBoard, which is now OnBoardCanada. This partnership with Ryerson University promoted diversity on not-for-profit governance boards. For more information about this project, see DiverseCity OnBoard or contact OnBoardCanada.ca.

Research Projects

Since 1989 the Laurier has conducted or collaborated in research on important issues of public policy; a number of these studies have been published. Topics have included economic analyses of immigration policies, studies of population and housing in Vancouver, the relationship between government policies and housing prices, economic impacts of Aboriginal title settlements in BC and, most recently, a Mitacs-funded study of diversity on not-for-profit governance boards.

Collaborate with Us

We welcome discussions with potential partners that share our values and mission of inspiring action around equity, diversity and inclusion. Please contact The Laurier Institution through the following form.