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.

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    With a recognition that diversity has been shifting in many Ontario communities, while the pandemic exasperated existing socio-economic stressors, the CAPC/CPNP Network wanted to know how projects were adapting to welcome diversity and address emerging needs in their communities. The Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) provides opportunities for the healthy development of children 0 to 6 years of age living in conditions of risk, strengthens parental and family capacity, skills and social supports, and strengthens public health capacity at the community-level to meet the needs of children and their families facing conditions of risk. The Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) aims to improve the health of pregnant women and their infants facing conditions of risk, strengthens maternal and family capacity, skills and social supports; and strengthens capacity at the community-level to address the public health needs of pregnant women, new mothers, and their infants facing conditions of risk.

    In this project, CCBR collaboratively explored the shifting diversity in communities that CAPC/CPNP projects serve, captured success stories of how some programs are adapting to be inclusive and equitable within this diversity, and gathered ideas about how all programs can be more equitable and inclusive. Our intention was that this research project would support CAPC/CPNP network members to be more responsive and relevant to the communities they serve, recognizing that to do so will require paying greater attention to equity, diversity and inclusion within programming. This study used qualitative and quantitative methods to gather a depth and breadth of data. The methods included focus groups with a sample of urban, rural, and Indigenous projects, an online discussion board and online survey for all project staff, and key informant interviews with two EDI experts in the early childhood/ prenatal sector. The study concluded with a open forum, attended by 50 people across various CAPC/CPNP projects in Ontario and a summary research report shared with the Network members.