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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    9108_ Training Project with United Way

    CCBR partnered with United Way of Kitchener Waterloo and Area and United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries to deliver two full-day workshops on methodology and data collection, and two half-day workshops on data analysis and presentation of findings.

    9109_ Promotion of Longitudinal Evaluation in Recovery-Focused Case-Management Services

    CCBR disseminated evaluation findings peer-reviewed publications, public reports, a website and other online forums, conferences, and a public feedback session of a previous longitudinal evaluation of recovery-focused case-management services in Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin. This project was funded by Trellis Mental Health and Developmental Services.

    9110_ Evaluation of Ontario Community Support Association Charity Tax

    The goal of this project was to make Canadian registered charities more aware of their legal obligations under the Income Tax Act and to increase compliance with the requirements of the Act. This project used adult education principles to develop and delivered a range of training activities, building on the activities that were previously undertaken by the Canada Revenue Agency.

    9111_ Outcomes Planning for United Way Kitchener-Waterloo Area and United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries

    CCBR provided consultation services regarding the development of evaluation guidelines and indicators to be used to track community health.

    9112_ Needs Assessment of Payday Lending Alternative

    CCBR conducted a research project entitled “Payday Lending: In Search of a Local Alternative”. The purpose of this study was to look at the existing practice of payday loan facilities and to explore the need of a ‘made-in-Waterloo’ solution as an alternative. This study was funded by the Wellesley Institute.

    9113_ Capacity Building with United Way of Peel Region

    CCBR 1) worked with staff and volunteers at United Way of Peel Region to identify community impact statements to guide planning and investment, 2) led consultations with community stakeholders to seek feedback, and 3) updated tracking forms and reporting tools. This project was funded by the United Way and Region of Peel.

    9114_ Building Evaluation Capacity at AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area (ACCKWA) and AIDS Committee of Guelph (ACG)

    CCBR worked with staff to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for ongoing evaluation at these two organizations that offer prevention, education, and support services to people living with HIV and AIDs.

    9117_ Affiliation Services for Children and Youth Raising the Bar

    CCBR provided evaluation support for Raising the Bar on Quality, an Affiliated Services for Children & Youth (ASCY) program designed to help child care providers ensure children are receiving high quality early learning and child care services.

    9118_ Boys and Girls Clubs Outcomes Framework

    CCBR developed a national outcomes framework with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC). The framework articulated the central goals of the BGCC program model and the theory of change that specifies the links between the model and measurable outcomes. This framework was used to advance the research and evaluation capacity of BGCC and to market the organizational mandate to community partners.

    9119_ Evaluation of Crisis Planning in Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin

    CCBR conducted a small formative evaluation of recovery-focused crisis planning in the area of mental health and addictions in Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin. The study was intended to better understand crisis planning practices in the region, with a specific focus on a crisis planning tool called the Recovery Support Plan (RSP). The evaluation was funded by Trellis Mental Health and Development Services.