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 the Halton Suicide Prevention Council (HSPC) to gain a better understanding of suicide prevention needs in Halton. The HSPC project Working Group was composed of community agencies and volunteers knowledgeable in the field. They have embraced a community-based approach to determining their organizational priorities, to address suicide awareness, prevention, intervention, and postvention.
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.
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.
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.