Projects 

    CCBR typically has 15-20 ongoing projects and has completed over 450 projects since 1982. Each project is guided by our commitment to impacting social change in practical and powerful ways. We conduct research with people not on people, cultivating respect with communities at every step of the process.

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    Projects

    8931_Needs Assessment and Impact Evaluation Toolkit: Building the Evaluation Capacity of Ontario CAPC/ CPNP Projects

    This capacity-building project was tailored to early childhood and prenatal programs in the Ontario Network of CAPC/CPNP Projects. The Centre for Community Based Research consulted with stakeholders to inform the design of a digital toolkit for needs assessment and impact evaluation. The toolkit built was an interactive website with training materials (e.g., text-based descriptions, training slides, step-by-step guide, list of external resources, custom-made videos). Elements of the toolkit were piloted at workshops with Ontario CAPC/CPNP project staff, providing feedback for the finished product with the added benefit of training staff.

    8932_Researching Barriers to Gender-based Violence Services for Canadian Muslims Through Community-driven Knowledge Mobilization

    CCBR in partnership with MACC led a 2.5-year project to explore ways to overcome the barriers for Muslim women (e.g., language, status, Islamophobia, health limitations, disabilities) in Halton region in (a) disclosing gender-based violence and (b) seeking support from formal services and informal networks (e.g., family, friends, and community leaders).

    8933_Rural and remote needs assessment with CMHA

    CCBR engaged with federation members and folks with lived experience in rural and northern communities across Canada to identify gaps in the provision of mental health and substance use health services. The work was guided by a Steering Committee composed or people living and working in rural areas and the north. Findings were intended to support the creation of a rural and remote mental health strategy led by CMHA.

    8934_Community Planning Forum for Newcomer Integration & Belonging

    CCBR supported HIPC in designing and delivering a community forum that invited newcomers and newcomer service providers to be involved in learning about and determining local community priorities. The event facilitated both knowledge sharing and relationship building. The goal was to ground the community’s priority setting and action planning in the experience and vision of the community members most impacted.

    8935_Community Based Theory of Change Study

    CCBR worked with the Senior Leadership of Food Banks Canada (FBC) to develop a Theory of Change guided by stakeholders across Canada. This Theory of Change sets the stage for FBC to plan and evaluate its activities in collaboration with the network of provincial associations with which Food Banks collaborates, and over 4,750 affiliate food banks.

    8936_Community-Based Research: Informing HSPC Priorities

    CCBR collaborated with the Halton Suicide Prevention Council (HSPC) to gain a better understanding of suicide prevention needs in Halton. The HSPC project Working Group was composed of community agencies and volunteers knowledgeable in the field. They have embraced a community-based approach to determining their organizational priorities, to address suicide awareness, prevention, intervention, and postvention.

    8937_Photovoice, As a Community Based Research Technique: Training Series for a Group of Research Assistants at University of Toronto Mississauga

    CCBR designed and conducted a three-part photovoice training workshop and three coaching sessions for Research Assistants (RAs) working with Dr. Ganapathy-Coleman at the University of Toronto Mississauga. It aimed to enhance the RAs' capacity in developing and facilitating photovoice workshops.

    8938_ICFHT Evaluation of SubHub

    CCBR collaboratively designed and conducted a process and outcomes evaluation of the Substance Use Hub at the Inner City Family Health Team (ICFHT) clinic in Toronto. Through the Hub, patients have access to life-saving drugs, peer support, and a team of trained physicians, nurses, and support staff. The Hub also offers a safer supply program, to prevent overdose and other harms by decreasing reliance on the unpredictable, unregulated drug market.

    8939_Youth Engagement in The Mennonite Church

    CCBR collaborated with Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) to explore how best MCEC can be a resource to its congregations and pastors regarding engaging youth in faith formation. A literature review, an online discussion board, Photovoice with youth, and focus groups with pastors and youth leaders were conducted.

    8940_Developing an Evaluation Framework for Reception House Waterloo Region

    The purpose of this project was to propose an evaluation framework for Reception House Waterloo Region. This framework was based on two of its flagship programs (i.e., Refugee Assistance Program – RAP, and Client Support Services - CSS). Combined these two programs offer a range of supports to Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) within the first two years of their arrival.