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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    Two community-based research projects with Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) were conducted with mutually reinforcing goals of institutional change. The first project developed an equity, diversity, and inclusion strategy across CMU, using a systems change framework and theological lens. Qualitative methods were conducted to explore the current structures, processes, and vision related to EDI at CMU and seek guidance on an institutional EDI action plan to be completed after the project. The second project explored what it means for diverse constituent groups to hold CMU in common. Qualitative methods were conducted with external CMU constituents with a focus on engaging alumni and constituent group leaders. The intended result of the project was for CMU’s diverse constituents to understand how they can hold CMU in common, why this is necessary to the future of the institution, and enable them to develop habits of long-term engagement in and commitment to voluntary association of CMU.