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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    The Centre for Community Based Research partnered with REACH Nexus on the project, Positive Actions: Breaking HIV Stigma to provide coaching, capacity-building, and consultation on e-learning module and workshop curriculum development. The partnership was extended so that CCBR could support the REACH Nexus team to develop and roll out an evaluation framework and methods to monitor the Positive Action project as it was rolled out nationally over three years.

    Over 5 years, Positive Action project aimed to:

    • Build knowledge about how people experience stigma in Canada;
    • Explore new initiatives that can improve people’s experiences of stigma;
    • Engage people with lived experience of HIV and people with other lived experiences as stigma change-makers;
    • Develop, test and scale stigma reduction interventions at regional levels;
    • Build skills and capacity among people with lived experience of HIV, front-line workers, healthcare providers, and policymakers about stigma reduction work;

    To build toward this larger vision, CCBR worked with REACH Nexus, Positive Action team members and the Capacity-Building Working Group to co-develop a Peer Leadership and Engagement Promising Practices online module and co-develop and co-facilitate a workshop on peer-led anti-stigma interventions.

    Furthermore, CCBR provided coaching and training for the REACH Nexus team and Positive Action teams to develop and apply responsive evaluation procedures to monitor the outcomes and impacts of their anti-stigma intervention goals. Some moderate support in analysis and dissemination of the evaluation results was also provided.

    The project was funded by the Public Health Agency in Canada, and led by REACH Nexus -- a national collaborative leadership network and implementation science research centre of over 125 researchers, front-line community agencies, people living with HIV, service providers, public health practitioners and policymakers. REACH Nexus is housed at the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.