Projects 

    CCBR typically has 12-15 ongoing projects and has completed over 400 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

    8955_CBR Capacity Building with Family Child and Health Initiative

    The Family and Child Health Initiative (FCHI) partnered with CCBR to leverage our expertise in community-based participatory research on several CIHR funded projects, each seeking to address childhood and family health from a structural and social determinants of health lens. Projects foci includes: physical activity amongst adolescents; youth peer support and type 1 diabetes; building trusting, equitable, family violence prevention, and responsive healthcare during COVID-19.

    8955_Supporting the Evaluation of Bell Brass Family Resource Centre

    CCBR supported the Bell Brass Family Resource Centre evaluation through a series of capacity-building and coaching events. These events equipped BBFRC to use a community-based approach when conducting an internal evaluation of its CAPC/CPNP & other Early Years programming. Topics covered included theories of change, surveys, data analysis, and reporting and acting on findings.

    8956_Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership Evaluation Framework

    CCBR worked with the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (GWLIP) to prepare them for a community-based evaluation of their network.  CCBR conducted a document review and conversations that informed the design of the evaluation framework. The final evaluation framework included an evaluation purpose, evaluation questions, a network logic model, a measurement matrix, and an evaluation workplan.

    8957_Regional Accountability Models for Settlement in Peel Region

    This project was initiated and funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as part of the Service Delivery Improvement stream and involved multiple phases of research and community consultation to develop a Peel-specific model for governing settlement funding. The Peel Newcomer Strategy Group was invited by IRCC to facilitate this process in partnership with the Centre for Community-Based Research.

    8958_Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative Evaluation Toolkit

    The purpose of this project was to develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit to support governments and civil society in building monitoring and evaluation mechanisms into the design of refugee community sponsorship programs. The Toolkit was intended to be an accessible and flexible resource for a wide range of national, regional, or local contexts, and of program size and maturity.

    8959_Diversity Works: Supported Employment Experiences of BIPOC Job Seekers Who Experience Disability

    The purpose of the Diversity Works project was to explore the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour who experience disability (BIPOC-D) as they navigate the labour market with the assistance of supported employment service providers. The Centre for Community-based Research (CCBR) and the Canadian Association of Supported Employment (CASE) worked collaboratively to meaningfully engage BIPOC-D job seekers in a sequential research design that included a national survey, focus groups, in-depth interviews and photovoice.

    8960_Private Sponsorship of Refugees Evaluation Framework

    The purpose of this project was to collaboratively design and disseminate a framework to monitor and evaluate the settlement activities of Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAH) and Private Sponsorship Constituent Groups (CGs). The project built the capacity of CGs by clarifying roles, responsibilities and promising practices, while providing more national consistency for SAHs to assess their efforts towards evidence-based support. The project was led by the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCCC).

    8961_The Crystal Meth Project Evaluation

    St Stephen’s Community House’s Crystal Methamphetamine (CM) Project is a peer-led, harm reduction project aimed at building the capacity of service providers and people who use crystal methamphetamine to respond to the rising use of CM and associated health and social issues. CCBR worked with lead evaluator, Dr. Gillian Kolla to design and co-moderate focus groups employing body-mapping methods for program participants.

    8962_A diversity, equity and inclusion evaluation of ASO’s First Link Care Navigation program

    In close collaboration with staff from the Alzheimer Society of Ontario (ASO), we conducted a province-wide evaluation of the accessibility and value of their First Link Care Navigation (FLCN) services to racialized, Indigenous and ethnically diverse service users (people living with dementia and care providers). Findings from the study were used to inform ASO’s ongoing efforts to close the gap in dementia support for racialized, Indigenous and ethnically diverse communities. 

    8963_SHIFT: Documenting the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Peer Researchers in Community-based HIV Research and Identifying Opportunities for Change

    In partnership with Dr Zack Marshall (and his research partners, the Pacific AIDS Network), we co-designed participatory research to 1) document how the COVID-19 crisis was impacting the lives of peer researchers in HIV Community Based Research and 2) identify how to minimize the indirect consequences of the pandemic by highlighting key recommendations for academic researchers, staff working in HIV community-based organizations, and peer researhers themselves. Data collection included a series of arts-based, popular education informed virtual focus groups with peer researchers across Canada. Project recommendations were mobilized through established communities of practice.