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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- 8960_Private Sponsorship of Refugees Evaluation Framework
The purpose of this project was to collaboratively design and disseminate a framework to monitor and evaluate the settlement activities of SAHs and Private Sponsorship Constituent Groups (CGs). The project built the capacity of CGs by clarifying roles, responsibilities and promising practices, while providing more national consistency for SAHs to assess their efforts towards evidence-based support. The project was led by the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCCC).
The project involved 2 phases over 2 years and used a “train the trainer” approach. In phase 1 we used MCC as a case study to research how best to design tools for monitoring and evaluation and test prototypes. MCC represented an ideal case because of its national reach yet regional presence in 5 provinces. CCBR offered its expertise in community-based evaluation.
In phase 2 we moved from research to dissemination. In this phase the scope expanded beyond MCC as we engaged other SAHs and CGs across Canada. A series of events were held to workshop the monitoring and evaluation tools to interested SAHs in collaboration with RSTP and the SAH Association. These events helped to refine the framework and thereby began to build a more coherent approach to monitor and evaluate CG’s across Canada. The phase ended with sharing these tools widely and providing customized support to assist SAHs across Canada in implementing them.