Equitable Compensation For Non-Indigenous Community Partners

UBC Community Engagement Network

  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022
  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (PDT)
  • Online

Event details

Equitable compensation for external community partners is an important step in valuing community expertise, and so, critical to doing principled community-university engagement. Last year, the Indigenous Finance Guidelines were created to better support the gift giving and compensation components in reciprocal, respectful, relationship-based collaborations between Indigenous partners and UBC. But, how do you compensate non-Indigenous community partners?

The Community Engagement office is interested in finding out how units and departments across UBC are currently approaching this. What are the gaps? When do you use financial compensation? When don’t you? How much? How do you budget for it? Do we need cross-campus guidelines or standards for equitable compensation?

Session objectives: 

  • For Community Engagement Office staff to understand the different approaches that are being used and what the current gaps are to inform an effort to support partner compensation at UBC. 
  • For CEN members to share and gain tangible tips and tools, resources, and existing practices. 

About the Community Engagement Network

The Community Engagement Network (CEN) is for UBC staff who do community engagement work. We aim to build a network across campus to learn from each other, share information and resources, and create a sense of community among staff who do community engagement work.