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.

    Projects can be searched for using words from the project title or using the service area, theme, or date range for the project. You can also type 'Service Area' or 'Theme' into the search bar to get a list of options in each of these fields.

    8986_ Collaborating for Community-Driven and Culturally Relevant Early Childhood Practices, Programs, and Policies
    A national research collaboration led by Dr. Rebecca Gokiert from the University of Alberta's Evaluation Capacity Building Network and funded by a Social Science and Humanities Research Council partnership grant. The purpose of this evaluation is to address a capacity gap identified by those working in the field of early childhood, namely to reconceptualize program evaluation values, methods, tools, and training.
    8987_ Understanding Suicide Prevention Services and Supports in the Waterloo Region
    The purpose of this evaluation was to examine the profile and trends in the Waterloo region with regards to suicide and learn about the implications they have on prevention efforts and strategies. CCBR gathered qualitative data through interviews with key informants including regional service providers of mental health services and other health services.
    8988_ New Canadian Youth Connections (NCYC)

    New Canadian Youth Connections was developed to support government-assisted refugee (GAR) youth, aged 12-21, as they connect to and integrate into the Waterloo Region community through recreational programming and homework support with peer volunteers.

    8989_ Food Bank Canada’s Collaborative Evaluation for Collective Impact
    This project laid the foundation for Food Banks Canada to evaluate its recently developed Strategic Planning Framework. The project involved developing evaluation capacity-building resources and an evaluation framework.
    8990_ The Working Together Project

    The Working Together Project engaged partners in developing innovative approaches to improve the vocational and language skills of refugees in the workplace. CCBR led a developmental evaluation to maximize innovation by actively engaging stakeholders throughout the evaluation process. This evaluation was funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada via Reception House of Waterloo Region.

    8991_ Evaluation Capacity Building for Refugee Resettlement

    This project will build capacity among organizations and groups who support refugees across Canada. The project was led by CCBR in partnership with the Evaluation Capacity Network at the University of Alberta and guided by a cross-stakeholder advisory group. There will be 3 phases for this 3-year project. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has provided project funding.

    8992_ Strengthening Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Relations when Supporting Northern University Students
    The purpose of this project was to develop a strategy that strengthens Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations through supporting university students from Northern communities to successfully graduate and return home to help meet their community’s labour market needs.
    8993_ Evaluation of First Link Care Navigation
    The purpose of the evaluation of First Link Care Navigation, a Alzheimer Society program, was to assess the impact of The First Link Initiative on client outcomes (e.g. enhancement of client quality of life). Over the course of 3 years, CCBR developed and implemented a comprehensive multi-site and multi-method evaluation framework involving clients living with dementia and those connected with their care. This project was funded by The Alzheimer Society Ontario.
    8994_ Food Banks Canada Capacity Grants

    CCBR developed a synthesis report for Food Banks Canada that summarized the 2017 and 2018 Capacity Boost Grant Recipient Reports. Approximately 60-80 reports were summarized each year.

    8995_ Travel Training Project

    The Travel Training project was designed to increase knowledge and skills for independent travel among people with intellectual/development disabilities. The project was evaluated using document reviews, surveys, focus groups, and interviews. The evaluation was funded by Community Living Toronto.