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.

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    Projects

    8938_ICFHT Evaluation of SubHub

    CCBR collaboratively designed and conducted a process and outcomes evaluation of the Substance Use Hub at the Inner City Family Health Team (ICFHT) clinic in Toronto. Through the Hub, patients have access to life-saving drugs, peer support, and a team of trained physicians, nurses, and support staff. The Hub also offers a safer supply program, to prevent overdose and other harms by decreasing reliance on the unpredictable, unregulated drug market.

    8940_Developing an Evaluation Framework for Reception House Waterloo Region

    The purpose of this project was to propose an evaluation framework for Reception House Waterloo Region. This framework was based on two of its flagship programs (i.e., Refugee Assistance Program – RAP, and Client Support Services - CSS). Combined these two programs offer a range of supports to Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) within the first two years of their arrival.

    8949_”Let’s get Sexfluent! Exploring New Models for Modernizing Youth HIV Resources in Canada”

    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.

    8952_TRIP! Process Evaluation: Aligning Diverse Community Needs for Youth Harm Reduction

    Located at Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre, the Trip! project is a youth-led harm reduction information service for the dance music scene and youth who use drugs. CCBR partnered with stakeholders to conduct a community-based evaluation that explored how well the program model aligned with:1) current drug using trends amongst youth; and 2) PQWCHC’s values, vision, & mission.

    8953_Food Bank Canada's After the Bell program: Evaluation Enhancement

    CCBR worked closely with Food Banks Canada to enhance the evaluation framework for their After the Bell program. Drawing on insights from qualitative discussions with staff and partners, we strengthened both the processes and outcomes of their evaluation, with attention to the impact of their program through an equity, diversity and inclusion lens. 

    8956_Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership Evaluation Framework

    CCBR worked with the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (GWLIP) to prepare them for a community-based evaluation of their network.  CCBR conducted a document review and conversations that informed the design of the evaluation framework. The final evaluation framework included an evaluation purpose, evaluation questions, a network logic model, a measurement matrix, and an evaluation workplan.

    8958_Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative Evaluation Toolkit

    The purpose of this project was to develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit to support governments and civil society in building monitoring and evaluation mechanisms into the design of refugee community sponsorship programs. The Toolkit was intended to be an accessible and flexible resource for a wide range of national, regional, or local contexts, and of program size and maturity.

    8961_The Crystal Meth Project Evaluation

    St Stephen’s Community House’s Crystal Methamphetamine (CM) Project is a peer-led, harm reduction project aimed at building the capacity of service providers and people who use crystal methamphetamine to respond to the rising use of CM and associated health and social issues. CCBR worked with lead evaluator, Dr. Gillian Kolla to design and co-moderate focus groups employing body-mapping methods for program participants.

    8962_A diversity, equity and inclusion evaluation of ASO’s First Link Care Navigation program

    In close collaboration with staff from the Alzheimer Society of Ontario (ASO), we conducted a province-wide evaluation of the accessibility and value of their First Link Care Navigation (FLCN) services to racialized, Indigenous and ethnically diverse service users (people living with dementia and care providers). Findings from the study were used to inform ASO’s ongoing efforts to close the gap in dementia support for racialized, Indigenous and ethnically diverse communities. 

    8964_ The MEHRIT Centre (TMC) Evaluation Framework

    Drawing on multiple qualitative methods, the TMC and CCBR worked collaboratively to build their overarching evaluation framework including a theory of change, main evaluation questons, monitoring tools and implementation plan. Data collected from TMC staff, partners and other stakeholders offered valuabe insight into the impact and value of their Self-Reg service offerings for both existing and future partners.