In April 2009, the UBC grant facilitator community was invited to participate in a survey about the development of this website. One of the open-ended questions asked, “What would enable you to perform most effectively?” The majority of responses spoke about the need for a virtual support network to build community, and encourage communication and knowledge sharing among grant facilitators:
Though initiated at UBC, this website is intended for all grant facilitators regardless of affiliation or geographical location. We welcome all facilitators to get involved in their online community and help fulfill the needs clearly expressed above. Get started by creating a profile in the Facilitator Directory.