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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    During the global pandemic, the heritage sector faced an opportunity to rethink their work – from advancing digital programming to considering bias, representation, reconciliation, and racism, heritage professionals are questioning established practices and processes. CCBR conducted a strategic program review of the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation (WRHF) from April to August 2023, to explore diverse stakes and interests in heritage in Waterloo Region, gain input on promising practices for engaging under-represented groups in heritage, and sought recommendations for WRHF next steps in providing more equitable, diverse, and inclusive programming. A wide variety of stakeholders and under-represented groups in heritage were engaged including the business sector, government and civic partners, heritage/art/culture groups, youth representatives, 2SLGBTQIA+ community, Indigenous community, and newcomer/racialized community stakeholders. The methods of engagement included an environmental scan, roundtables, social media engagement, and focus group discussions. The project culminated in a final report to the WRHF that described main research findings, provided a system map of groups in the field of heritage, and recommendations for WRHF next steps.