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.

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    8996_ Reducing Social Isolation among Syrian Refugee Parents/Caregivers and Isolated Seniors
    The purpose of this project was to develop and conduct action-oriented, user-driven, participatory research on how to reduce social isolation for parents and caregivers who stay at home with their children and for isolated seniors.
    9022_ Ontario Brain Institute Evaluation Support Program

    CCBR was an Evaluation Specialist for OBI’s Evaluation Support Program created to build a culture of evaluative thinking that strives to produce continual evidence-based improvements among participating community organizations. CCBR’s evaluation activities included the facilitation of three workshops and evaluation planning/support for the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.

    9028_ CMHA CBR Training

    The project included development and delivery of a two-day research training workshop for 15 older adults as community researchers. The community researchers were hired to evaluate CMHA’s “Living Life to the Full” project.

    9057_ Community Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion

    CCBR was asked to provide ‘snapshots’ of systemic barriers that diverse communities face in accessing Region of Waterloo's services and programs. Interviews were done with individuals representing nine diverse groups: immigrants and refugees, LGBT folks (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender), people living with disabilities, Indigenous people, people living in poverty, rural residents, seniors, youth, and women.

    9083_ Evaluation of First United Church Seniors’ Nutrition Program

    CCBR worked with the First United Church in Waterloo to evaluate their senior’s outreach nutrition program. The program aimed to improve knowledge around healthy eating and meal preparation, social support, and independent living for seniors in a church community. Activities included a community kitchen and a lunch buddies program.

    9323_ Evaluation of KW Friendship Group for Seniors

    This project involved an evaluation of a friendly visiting program for seniors in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.

    9326_ Community Home Assistance to Seniors (CHATS)

    This three-month project reviewed and compared the structure and delivery of services within the congregate dining and friendly visiting programs run out of three branches of Community Home Assistance for Seniors (CHATS).

    9327_ Support Clusters for Older Adults
    This was a community-based project to document, evaluate, and disseminate the results of a demonstration project that forms support clusters around vulnerable adults who are socially isolated and in a situation of risk. The project was a collaborative effort with RAISE Home Support for the Elderly, and the Support Clusters Network of Ontario. The work was funded by Ontario Trillium Foundation.
    9333_ Alzheimer's Society of Niagara Region

    CCBR supported internal evaluators of the Alzheimer’s Society of Niagara Region to design and carry out an evaluation of the training program for volunteer home visitors.

    9338_ Evaluation with RAISE Home Support Services

    This project was an evaluation of a crisis intervention project designed to prevent institutionalization and improve safety for seniors. The evaluation was funded by RAISE Home Support Services.