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 Supporting Peer Work (SPW) project is a community-guided SSHRC-funded research project that aims to explore the employment experiences of peer workers in “low barrier” social service agencies in Toronto. The project aims to catalyze conversations about how to make structural change within local service organizations. In particular, the study strives to breakdown organizational barriers built to meaningful and equitable employment for workers with lived expertise.

    In partnership with the Supporting Peer Work project, the Centre for Community Based Research worked alongside the steering committee and other project partners to support moving findings to action, so that the project can best impact organizational change at the local level.

    In addition, CCBR provided a series of capacity-building activities including, but not limited to: coaching, asynchronous document review, feedback on steering committee agendas, and steering committee training. In the spirit of CBR, capacity-building is multi-directional, meaning that we were also key learners in the process!

    SPW will be launching their community reports and accompanying website in the fall of 2023.

    Their research reports are currently available to review below:

    Supporting Peer Work - Full Report  

    Supporting Peer Work - Summary Report  

    Supporting Peer Work - Brief Overview  

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