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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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.
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.