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.

    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.

    The Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) collaborated with the Knowledge Development and Exchange (KDE) Hub to support the Youth Substance Use Prevention Program (YSUPP) through co-development of tools and resources for community-based research and strategic community-based evaluation approaches. KDE Hub is a knowledge partner for Public Health Agency of Canada's Youth Substance Use Prevention Program (YSUPP).

    The YSUPP used a collaborative approach to build protective factors that promote overall health and well-being and prevent substance use harms among youth. The program was based on the Icelandic Prevention Model (IPM), which is recognized internationally for its collaborative approach to preventing substance use harms among youth. The YSUPP aimed to build capacity in communities to implement an upstream youth substance use prevention model that follows the guiding principles and key steps of the IPM, support the Canadian implementation of the IPM and support the subsequent knowledge development and exchange based on the evaluation of the IPM in the Canadian context. The KDE Hub served the YSUPP by building the capacity of community-based projects, leading a pan-Canadian Community of Practice, developing a partnership with Planet Youth and capturing the Canadian experience and adoption of the IPM.

    In support of the KDE Hub and the YSUPP, the CCBR co-developed support around community-based research and strategic evaluation approaches including community-driven and participatory methods for preventing youth substance use.