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.


    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).
    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.

    9018_ Evaluation Framework for Far from the Heart Project
    The purpose of this project was to develop a mixed-method evaluation framework to evaluate a forum theatre presentation acted by young professional actors. The theatre deals with issues around healthy sexual relationships among high school students. The evaluation was funded by Sheatre. 
    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.
    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.

    9046_ Blueprint Project: Engaging Youth to Prevent Violence Against Girls and Women

    CCBR conducted an evaluation of the Blueprint Project, which included developing data collection tools, data analysis, and writing the final report. The evaluation was funded by Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counseling Centre of Durham (WMRCC).

    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.

    9064_ Evaluation of Peer Youth Violence Prevention Initiative

    Youth participants identified the most pressing anti-violence issues for their peers in six Greater Toronto Area schools and organized an event to create awareness. CCBR conducted an evaluation of this initiative by developing all data collection tools, a youth researcher guide, and training youth researchers to carry out data collection. The evaluation was funded by the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC).

    9071_ Evaluation of Immigrant Job Search Workshop Curriculum

    CCBR evaluated the Job Search Workshop Program (JSW), designed to ensure that “newcomers have the knowledge and skills to better understand the strategies, business perspective, and next steps of their job search process”, for its curriculum’s implementation and outcomes. The evaluation was funded by COSTI Immigrant Services.