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.
Projects can be searched for using words from the project title or using the service area, theme, or date range for the project. You can also type 'Service Area' or 'Theme' into the search bar to get a list of options in each of these fields.
With funding from Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada, Immigrant Services Association in Nova Scotia (ISANS) partnered with CCBR to pilot & evaluate tailored equity & anti-racism tools designed to enhance services for racialized immigrants in four sectors – volunteerism, family support services, disability support services and recreation. These tools were developed collaboratively with partner organizations from each of these sectors over a period of two years.
This project was initiated and funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as part of the Service Delivery Improvement stream and involved multiple phases of research and community consultation to develop a Peel-specific model for governing settlement funding. The Peel Newcomer Strategy Group was invited by IRCC to facilitate this process in partnership with the Centre for Community-Based Research.
The purpose of this project was to collaboratively design and disseminate a framework to monitor and evaluate the settlement activities of Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAH) and Private Sponsorship Constituent Groups (CGs). The project built the capacity of CGs by clarifying roles, responsibilities and promising practices, while providing more national consistency for SAHs to assess their efforts towards evidence-based support. The project was led by the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCCC).
This Project engaged partners in developing innovative approaches to improve the vocational and language skills of refugees in the workplace. CCBR led a developmental evaluation that was funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada via Reception House of Waterloo Region.
This project built capacity among organizations and groups who support refugees across Canada. The project was led by CCBR in partnership with the Evaluation Capacity Network at the University of Alberta and guided by a cross-stakeholder advisory group.
During this nine-month research project, CCBR collaboratively explored the disruptive impact of the recent Syrian refugee crisis on the way local communities support newcomers. This was done in order to: 1) determine innovations in how local communities can better support refugees, and 2) determine how public policy can reinforce these innovations. This project was funded by SSHRC.