Projects 

    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.

    Projects

    8955_CBR Capacity Building with Family Child and Health Initiative

    The Family and Child Health Initiative (FCHI) partnered with CCBR to leverage our expertise in community-based participatory research on several CIHR funded projects, each seeking to address childhood and family health from a structural and social determinants of health lens. Projects foci includes: physical activity amongst adolescents; youth peer support and type 1 diabetes; building trusting, equitable, family violence prevention, and responsive healthcare during COVID-19.

    8957_Regional Accountability Models for Settlement in Peel Region

    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.

    8959_Diversity Works: Supported Employment Experiences of BIPOC Job Seekers Who Experience Disability

    The purpose of the Diversity Works project was to explore the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour who experience disability (BIPOC-D) as they navigate the labour market with the assistance of supported employment service providers. The Centre for Community-based Research (CCBR) and the Canadian Association of Supported Employment (CASE) worked collaboratively to meaningfully engage BIPOC-D job seekers in a sequential research design that included a national survey, focus groups, in-depth interviews and photovoice.

    8963_SHIFT: Documenting the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Peer Researchers in Community-based HIV Research and Identifying Opportunities for Change

    In partnership with Dr Zack Marshall (and his research partners, the Pacific AIDS Network), we co-designed participatory research to 1) document how the COVID-19 crisis was impacting the lives of peer researchers in HIV Community Based Research and 2) identify how to minimize the indirect consequences of the pandemic by highlighting key recommendations for academic researchers, staff working in HIV community-based organizations, and peer researhers themselves. Data collection included a series of arts-based, popular education informed virtual focus groups with peer researchers across Canada. Project recommendations were mobilized through established communities of practice.

    8965 _ Peer Support and Type 1 Diabetes: Incorporating Experiential Knowledge into Service Design with Adolescents and Their Caregivers

    In this collaborative project, we and our partners worked with adolescents with T1D and their caregivers to understand how peer support is helpful for improving disease self-management. This 4-phase project used a participatory research approach by working in partnership with adolescents with T1D and their caregivers.

    8966 _ Exploring Congregational Use of the MB Confession of Faith

    The Mennonite Brethren (MB) Confession of Faith is a guide for biblical interpretation, theological identity, and ethical practice. This research project explored the divergent ways that Canadian MB congregations have used the Confession to guide their thought and action. 

    8975_Data Analysis for Strategic Planning

    The purpose of this project was to analyse and summarize survey data as a part of the larger strategic planning process for the Anglican Church. The survey was administered among clergy, lay staff, parishioners, and the broader community in Huron County Ontario. 

    8986_ Collaborating for Community-Driven and Culturally Relevant Early Childhood Practices, Programs, and Policies
    A national research collaboration, led by the Evaluation Capacity Network at the University of Alberta, to develop community-driven and culturally relevant approaches for producing and using evidence to improve early childhood practice, programs, and policy toward system effectiveness.