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.
CCBR collaborated with Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) to explore how best MCEC can be a resource to its congregations and pastors regarding engaging youth in faith formation. A literature review, an online discussion board, Photovoice with youth, and focus groups with pastors and youth leaders were conducted.
This project was initiated and funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to gather evidence-based information to improve the settlement sector's ability to recognize, analyze, and address digital barriers and obstacles faced by racialized newcomers as they integrate into Canadian society, leading to recommendations for more equitable policies and programming.
This strategic program review of the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation (WRHF) explored diverse stakes and interests in heritage in Waterloo Region, gained input on promising practices for engaging under-represented groups in heritage, and sought recommendations for WRHF next steps in providing more equitable, diverse, and inclusive programming.
This research project employed an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) framework to identify CAPC/CPNP strengths, shifting diversity, shifting needs, promising adaptations, and strategic directions for promoting more equitable and inclusive programming across Ontario.
The goal of this 2-year CIHR-funded project is to explore how participatory visual methods, specifically photovoice and digital storytelling have been adapted to online and hybrid platforms to support community-based research and related social change agendas.
In partnership with a youth advisory committee (YAC) and team of peer researchers, this CIHR-funded project validated the efficacy of Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research’s youth sexual health and harm reduction resource “Sexfluent”. CCBR worked alongside CANFAR and York University as a research partner on this research, and provided YAC coaching, peer researcher training, and analysis support.
Two community-based research projects with Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) were conducted with a mutually reinforcing goal of institutional change. The first project developed an equity, diversity, and inclusion strategy across CMU, using a systems change framework and theological lens and the second project explored what it means for diverse constituent groups to hold CMU in common.
The Family and Child Health Initiative partnered with CCBR to leverage our expertise in community-based participatory research on several 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.
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 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.