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 designed and conducted a three-part photovoice training workshop and three coaching sessions for Research Assistants (RAs) working with Dr. Ganapathy-Coleman at the University of Toronto Mississauga. It aimed to enhance the RAs' capacity in developing and facilitating photovoice workshops.
The Centre for Community Based Research and The Knowledge Development and Exchange Hub (KDE) will work collaboratively to develop a series of events and resources on community-based evaluation to be hosted on the KDE hub website, providing support for its funded projects in promoting the mental health and well-being of Canadians.
The Supporting Peer Work project is a community-guided research project that explores the employment experiences of peer workers in “low barrier” social service agencies in Toronto throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The project aims to support agencies to break down structural barriers to equitable employment and learn from the transformative practices of workers with lived expertise.
CCBR partnered with the Research & Innovation Committee of the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC) to plan and deliver activities to build organizational capacity for community-based research. These activities, including a workshop series and interactive planning retreat, helped SCHC determine research priorities and procedures for conducting internal community-based research and engaging with external research partners.
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.
CCBR supported the Bell Brass Family Resource Centre evaluation through a series of capacity-building and coaching events. These events equipped BBFRC to use a community-based approach when conducting an internal evaluation of its CAPC/CPNP & other Early Years programming. Topics covered included theories of change, surveys, data analysis, and reporting and acting on findings.
The purpose of this project was: 1) to build the community-based evaluation capacity of organizations that are attempting to eliminate violence and promote peaceful and equitable societies, and in the process, 2) strengthen the implementation of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 Agenda.
CCBR developed and delivered a tailored online community-based research certification course for Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities youth leaders and staff. Participants of online workshop sessions learned the fundamentals of community-based research.
This course, Special Topics: Research for Social Action was offered at Conrad Grebel University College to upper-year undergraduate students and Masters of Peace and Conflict Studies students. The course explored how research can be an intervention towards positive change in society.