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.

    Projects can be searched for using words from the project title or using the service area, theme, or date range for the project. You can also type 'Service Area' or 'Theme' into the search bar to get a list of options in each of these fields.

    CCBR led a summative evaluation of the DMSI project, which was a pilot, multi-year initiative that was in its final phase. Driven by grassroots networks of community members, groups and community partners, the project aims to use digital means to improve information flow within and between newcomers and settlement support providers, improve the effectiveness of settlement support and positively impact newcomers’ settlement and integration experience. Four different models and digital platforms were implemented in four communities located in Ottawa, North Bay, Calgary and Halifax, each with unique, community-driven goals.

    This evaluation has two main purposes:

    1. To evaluate each of the four models by measuring the relevance, effectiveness and the impact of these four approaches on the newcomers’ settlement and integration process, and
    2. To identify key insights for the overall and for the specific projects in order to assist partners in improving their digital messaging models and determining sustainable future directions.