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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    8990_ The Working Together Project

    This Project engaged partners in developing innovative approaches to improve the vocational and language skills of refugees in the workplace. CCBR led a developmental evaluation that was funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada via Reception House of Waterloo Region.

    8991_ Evaluation Capacity Building for Refugee Resettlement

    This project built capacity among organizations and groups who support refugees across Canada. The project was led by CCBR in partnership with the Evaluation Capacity Network at the University of Alberta and guided by a cross-stakeholder advisory group. 

    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.
    8997_ Participatory Research Study with Syrian Refugee Youth
    The purpose of this study was to develop and conduct action-oriented, user-driven, participatory research to test solutions with Syrian refugee youth on issues and challenges that emerged as priority concerns (school integration, family responsibilities and mental health).
    9008_ Training in Indonesia and Familiarization Visit in Canada

    The purpose of this training and familiarization visit to Canada was to engage in learning about capacity for university-community engagement and build ongoing networking relationships between organizations active in community-based research. The project was funded by SILE.

    9010_ Faith and Settlement Partnerships: Setting Immigrants and Canada Up for Success

    This SSHRC-funded project was a two-year provincial research collaboration to study and promote partnerships among faith-based groups and government-funded immigrant settlement organizations. Research activities included surveys, focus groups and case studies, while knowledge mobilization activities promoted effective faith/settlement partnership within policy and practice.

    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. 

    9020_ Bridging the Gap Project for Women Entrepreneurs

    The purpose of the Bridging the Gap project was to reduce the systemic gender-based barriers that women face in business and to ensure equal opportunities for economic prosperity. This project was funded by Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counseling Centre of Durham (WMRCC).

    9021_ Evaluation of Employment Internship Program

    The purpose of this evaluation was to assess the internship program for new Canadians in collaboration with the Waterloo Region Local Immigration Partnership and Conestoga College. The evaluation was funded by Region of Waterloo.

    9025_ Evaluation of Young Women and Cyber Violence Project

    The Young Women and Cyber Violence Project was a 24-month evaluation project implemented by three frontline agencies to engage girls and young women aged 14–24 of diverse racial and ethno-cultural backgrounds across the City of Toronto to identify and address cyber-violence experienced by their peers. This evaluation was funded by St. Stephen’s House Youth Services.