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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- 8988_ New Canadian Youth Connections (NCYC)
New Canadian Youth Connections was developed to support government-assisted refugee (GAR) youth, aged 12-21, as they connect to and integrate into the Waterloo Region community through recreational programming and homework support with peer volunteers.
CCBR led an evaluation project motivated by two central considerations: 1) the need to secure sustaining funding for the program to continue current activities and expand Circle opportunities and 2) to provide information to program managers and staff so they can ensure that the program is working effectively towards its intended outcomes. This project’s evaluation plan included: interviews with program staff, focus groups with volunteers, and an analysis of surveys administered with program volunteers and youth. CCBR actively engaged stakeholders and project partners (CJI and Reception House) throughout the evaluation process. NCYC was funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.