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.

    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.


    8999_ Peel Poverty Reduction Project

    The purpose of this project was to design and conduct a developmental evaluation of an innovative inter-agency collaborative that developed and tested an integrated system of support for people with developmental disabilities/dual diagnosis (DD/DD) accessing homeless shelters. The evaluation was funded by Ontario Local Poverty Reduction Fund via Community Living Brampton Caledon.

    9004_ Hastings County Homelessness Research Project

    This research project provided a reliable baseline estimate for the prevalence of homelessness and housing instability in Belleville, and a demographic description of the population experiencing homelessness and housing instability. This research was funded by the County of Hastings via Bridge Street United Church Food Ministry.

    9005_ New Generation Youth (NGen) Centre

    CBR provided training, coaching, and resourcing to project researchers, community supporters, and youth researchers. The work was funded by INSPIRIT Foundation.

    9032_ Reception House Waterloo Region Organizational Review

    CCBR conducted an organizational review to describe how the program is presently being implemented and examine the impact of various internal and external factors in order to make concrete suggestions as to future directions.

    9047_ Building Understanding in CBR and Planning Support for CUExpo 2013

    CCBR designed and delivered customized training, coaching, and mentoring activities about community-based research for partners of the Rural Secretariat of Newfoundland and Labrador. Partners learned about background information of the biannual international Community University Expo (CUExpo) conference, which Corner Brook hosted in 2013.

    9050_ Drug Strategy Accommodation in Thunder Bay

    The purpose of the needs assessment was to understand and assess the housing and accommodation needs of people in Thunder Bay who use substances, and to develop a community plan to address the needs identified. The needs assessment was funded by City of Thunder Bay.

    9096_ YWCA Toronto Elm Centre Evaluation Framework

    CCBR developed an evaluation framework for the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Toronto Elm Centre, a 300-unit supportive housing complex for low-income women and their families, for women living with mental health and addiction issues, and for families of Indigenous ancestry. CCBR conducted an evaluation of an innovative staff training and capacity building initiative to support the implementation of services within the Elm Centre.

    9106_ Evaluation of Supportive Housing of Waterloo

    CCBR partnered with the Region of Waterloo to capture and tell the story of Supportive Housing of Waterloo (SHOW)’s first building. CCBR conducted focus groups and interviews with stakeholders to understand the process and progress of planning and making a permanent, affordable supportive housing complex. 

    9130_ Evaluation of Peer Health Worker Program

    CCBR performed an evaluation in order to understand and describe the operation of Peer Health Worker Program, designed to employ people with lived experiences of homelessness. The evaluation sought to identify the factors that facilitated and impeded the project's success, and it suggested further recommendations. The evaluation was funded by Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre.

    9135_ Evaluation of Region of Waterloo Persistent Homelessness Projects

    The purpose of this evaluation was to develop evaluation plans for all of the projects and data collection for some of the projects within Persistent Homelessness, a series of pilot projects aimed to address persistent and episodic homelessness and to aid people to find and maintain housing.