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.


    8986_ Collaborating for Community-Driven and Culturally Relevant Early Childhood Practices, Programs, and Policies
    A national research collaboration, led by the Evaluation Capacity Network at the University of Alberta, to develop community-driven and culturally relevant approaches for producing and using evidence to improve early childhood practice, programs, and policy toward system effectiveness. 

    8992_ Strengthening Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Relations when Supporting Northern University Students
    This project developed a strategy to strengthen Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations through supporting university students from Northern communities to successfully graduate and return home to help meet their community’s labour market needs.
    9006_ Circle of Lifelong Learning

    The Circle of Lifelong Learning Camp (CLL) was evaluated using surveys, focus groups, and sharing circles. The evaluation was funded by the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre at St. Paul’s University College.

    9019_ Indigenous Mentoring Model
    CCBR worked with St Paul’s University College and the Keewatin Patricia District School Board to develop an Indigenous mentorship model, connecting Indigenous high school students living in Kenora/Dryden with Indigenous post-secondary students/alumni at the University of Waterloo. This work was funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education.
    9044_ Needs Assessment for Shibogama Family Healing Centre

    CCBR conducted a needs assessment and action plan for a Family Healing Centre and Land-Based Healing services operated by the Shibogama Health Authority.

    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.

    9052_ Community Systems Needs Validation

    CCBR worked with CAMH in three communities (Hamilton, Kitchener/Waterloo and Timmins/Cochrane) to identify, review, and synthesize existing information about mental health system gaps within each community related to transition. The assessment was funded by Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH).

    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.

    9070_ Youth Champions for Change: Shifting the Role of Youth in Research and Evaluation

    CCBR worked with UW D.I.R.E.C.T.I.O.N.S, a post-secondary information and career readiness conference for Indigenous Youth across Ontario sponsored by St. Paul’s University College. CCBR’s mandate was to: strengthen conference tracking, engage Indigenous youth who participate in the conference, and evaluate its effectiveness.

    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.