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 project was initiated and funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as part of the Service Delivery Improvement stream and involved multiple phases of research and consultation to explore the question: What might settlement funding and governance look like if there was regional-level disbursement and accountability in Peel? The Peel Newcomer Strategy Group (PNSG) was invited by IRCC to facilitate this process in partnership with the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR). Together, we conducted an environmental scan to identify existing settlement funding and governance models, followed by an extensive community consultation process to develop a Peel-specific model for governing settlement funding. The community consultation process included: 1) stakeholder engagement via a Steering Committee; 2) three participatory community forums; 3) sector survey; and 4) service provider focus groups.