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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CCBR was asked to provide ‘snapshots’ of systemic barriers that diverse communities face in accessing Region of Waterloo's services and programs. Interviews were done with individuals representing nine diverse groups: immigrants and refugees, LGBT folks (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender), people living with disabilities, Indigenous people, people living in poverty, rural residents, seniors, youth, and women.
CCBR provided consultation for the University of Waterloo, Institutional Analysis and Planning in their strategic planning process.
CCBR conducted 4 focus groups to gather students’ perceptions of the approach to teaching and learning in Economics 231: Introduction to International Economics Course at University of Waterloo. The research was funded by Barb Bloemhof.
CCBR evaluated the Direct Funding program, an initiative to provide funds through for adults with physical disabilities to take full responsibility for managing their own attendants. The evaluation was funded by the Centre for Independent Living Toronto (CILT).
CCBR, in conjunction with Renison University College, conducted a needs assessment to understand, from the perspectives of key stakeholders, the extent and nature of the need for a Master's program in community-based research for social development.
CCBR provided research support to a community food security initiative in Chatham-Kent. The initiative identified community needs, priorities, and desired policies in order to improve access to healthy and local foods. CCBR developed data collection tools, analyzed the data, and wrote a comprehensive report for the municipality. The research was funded by Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit.
This project included the design and analysis of a feedback survey for parents with children in YMCA preschool programs in Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford.