CCBR typically has 15-20 ongoing projects and has completed over 450 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.


    9016_ Syrian Refugee Local Systems of Support

    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. 

    9124_ Examining Policies and Practices in Risk Assessment and Management

    With guidance from the Peel Human Service Justice Coordinating Committee, research was undertaken to examine policies and practices of mental health and other community organizations in the area of risk assessment and management. This research was funded by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Peel Region.

    9158_ Facilitating Immigrant Access to Professional Employment

    This project involved conducting research on provincial government best practices that have facilitated access to professional employment for immigrant professionals. The research aimed to help the BC International Trained Professionals Network to influence British Columbia government policy.

    9203_ A National Review and Analysis of Access to Professions and Trades Processes

    This policy research project helped Capacity Canada to better understand the Access to Professions and Trades (APT) processes across Canada and determine which components could be standardized at the national level. The project was funded by Capacity Canada and the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians.

    9259_ Provincial CAPC - Determining Family Dental Health

    This was an action research project towards influencing healthy public policy surrounding dental reform for at-risk families with young children in Ontario under the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) umbrella. This project was funded by Catholic Family Counseling Centre and the Ontario Coalition of CAPC/CPNP Projects.

    9262_ PROMPT: Occupational Regulatory Bodies Roles and Accountabilities

    This project's purpose was to develop and test a new model for occupational regulation that would increase accountabilities to internationally educated persons. The project was funded by Policy Roundtable Mobilizing Professions and Trades (PROMPT).

    9336_ Shifting the Paradigm in Community Mental Health

    This comprehensive SSHRC-funded research project was designed to develop an understanding of the changes in community mental health policy and practice. The study was done in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University Community Psychology Program.

    9373_ Self-Directed Attendant Services

    This policy paper summarized the work of a policy-analysis group which focused on a consumer-oriented policy and perspective on personal support services for persons who are physically disabled. 

    9377_ Personal Guardianship Study

    This policy analysis paper on guardianship was based on a day-long meeting coordinated by CCBR to understand issues around guardianship.