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 purpose of this study was to develop and conduct action-oriented, user-driven, participatory research to test solutions with Syrian refugee youth on issues and challenges that emerged as priority concerns (school integration, family responsibilities and mental health). This study had three main objectives:

    • To provide opportunities for Syrian refugee youth to identify research priorities related to their situations;
    • To train and support Syrian refugee youth to conduct and analyze research with and relating to their peers; and,
    • To identify possible solutions to the key challenges that Syrian refugee youth face when integrating into their new communities.
    We collected primary data through focus groups with a total of 75 Syrian refugee youth in communities across Ontario who received a relatively high number of refugees from the Government-Assisted Refugee (GAR), Privately Sponsored Refugee (PSR), and Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) programs (Waterloo Region, Ottawa, Greater Toronto Area, London and Winsor.  A large community celebration (600 people) was organized in partnership with the Region of Waterloo and Reception House Waterloo Region, where research participants and interested others provided feedback on research findings and contributed their insight towards developing and social innovations and project recommendations. Four youth researchers have been hired and trained plus two placement students were involved in the research team. The Steering Committee, made up of 19 service providers and refugees, met once a month to provide critical feedback on the study processes and deliverables.

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