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 project was to develop and conduct action-oriented, user-driven, participatory research on how to reduce social isolation for parents and caregivers who stay at home with their children and for isolated seniors. Interviews with 57 Syrian refugees and service providers was conducted in Waterloo Region.  

    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. Three community researchers and 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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