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Capacity-Building Event for Faith-Based Campuses

Nov 24, 2017 - CCBR will co-host an event for faith-based campuses and their partners to build capacity in community-based research
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Events 2017

New Publication in the Evaluation and Program Planning Journal

Sep 30, 2017 - CCBR has published an article entitled 'Building a community-based culture of evaluation'
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Waterloo Faith, Settlement & Syrian Resettlement Research

Sep 27, 2017 - The Centre for Community Based Research, the International Migration Research Centre and the Immigration Partnership invite you to an interactive afternoon to hear research findings from six studies and reflect on results.
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Annual Awards Ceremony

Sep 22, 2017 - Come celebrate with us for our annual awards ceremony on Friday September 22, 2017!
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New Publication in the Engaged Scholar Journal

May 30, 2017 - CCBR has published an articled entitled 'Towards a theory of change for community-based research projects'
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New Project Exploring Housing Instability in Belleville

May 15, 2017 - CCBR to work with Bridge Street United Church Food Ministry in Hastings County
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C2UExpo 2017 a Success!

May 15, 2017 - CCBR was thrilled to be play a role at C2U Expo 2017 in Vancouver, BC.
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New Poverty Reduction Project in Peel

May 15, 2017 - CCBR will help evaluate a screening tool for persons with developmental disabilities experiencing housing instability
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Save the Date for a Community Celebration

Mar 25, 2017 - Our Home, Your Home: A Community Celebration of Syrian Newcomers in Waterloo Region to be held on March 25, 2017
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CCBR Announces Two New IRCC-Funded Projects in Waterloo Region

Jan 16, 2017 - CCBR to lead community-based studies exploring challenges experienced by local Syrian caregivers, seniors, and youth
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CCBR Looking to Hire Accounting & Administrative Assistant

Jan 16, 2017 - Part-time employment opportunity for individual with accounting & administrative experience.
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Article Published in Review of Religious Research

Jan 06, 2017 - New article explores role of Christian churches in supporting immigrants and refugees in Canada
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Events 2016

CCBR and Partners to Hold Faith-Based Campus Event

Dec 13, 2016 - CCBR, together with partners at Crandall University and Christian Higher Education Canada, will host a capacity-building event
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CCBR to Conduct Strategic Planning Workshop for Kerry's Place

Sep 27, 2016 - CCBR will work with Kerry's Place Autism Services to teach staff about strategic planning
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Annual Awards Ceremony to be held September 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016 - All are welcome to attend the 2016 awards ceremony to honour recipients of CCBR's two annual scholarships
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CCBR to Evaluate the Transition Series Event

Sep 08, 2016 - CCBR and the Community Network of Specialized Care (Ontario: Central Region) are working together to evaluate the Transition Series Event that occurred earlier in 2016
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Workshop at Mount Allison University a Success

Sep 08, 2016 - CCBR conducted a three-day workshop on community-based research for faculty, staff, and community members
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New SSHRC-Funded Project to Begin in September

Sep 01, 2016 - CCBR and local partners to explore the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on local systems of support
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Deadlines Extended for Scholarship Applications

Jul 28, 2016 - Applications for the Helmut Braun Memorial Award & Chinese Post-Secondary Education Scholarship due August 5, 2016
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Post-Doc Opportunity at Trent Community Research Centre

Jul 28, 2016 - Applications due August 8th for post-doctoral opportunity in CBR for those with PhD in any field
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CCBR to Conduct Workshop at Mount Allison University

Jul 27, 2016 - Faculty and students will gather to learn about community-based research from CCBR staff
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Successful Partnership Development Grant Application

Jun 23, 2016 - CCBR was recently successful in attaining two-year funding from SSHRC
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New Project to Develop an Indigenous Mentorship Model for Youth

Apr 26, 2016 - CCBR & St. Paul's University College has commenced work with the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board
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New Project with Food Banks Canada

Apr 06, 2016 - CCBR will be working with Food Banks Canada to evaluate their Retail Food Program and Capacity Building Grants
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CCBR to Train Indonesian Scholars in April

Apr 06, 2016 - CCBR will continue its international training in CBR to a group of 10 Indonesian scholars
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New Article Published in Review of Religious Research

Jan 28, 2016 - CCBR staff Rich Janzen and Alethea Stobbe were co-authors on a newly published article.
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CCBR to continue as Evaluation Specialists for the OBI

Jan 28, 2016 - CCBR will continue work with the Ontario Brain Institute for its 2016 Evaluation Support Program
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Call for Papers on Faith and Engaged Scholarship

Jan 07, 2016 - New call for papers for a special issue in the Engaged Scholar Journal, guest edited by CCBR's Co-Director Rich Janzen.
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Events 2015

New Articles Accepted for Publication

Dec 30, 2015 - Two new articles by CCBR and its partners have recently been accepted into academic journals.
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Project Continues with the Ontario Brain Institute

Dec 28, 2015 - CCBR is working with two organizations in Southwestern Ontario to evaluate innovative programs for people living with brain conditions.
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Simon Fraser University Chosen as Host of CU Expo 2017

Dec 14, 2015 - CU Expo 2017 will take place in the beautiful communities of Surrey, Burnaby, and Vancouver B.C.
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Donate to the Helmut Braun Memorial Scholarship

Dec 14, 2015 - CCBR is raising money for a yearly scholarship given to students in the Kitchener-Waterloo area
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New Evaluation of the "Bridging the Gap" Project

Dec 14, 2015 - CCBR will work with the Women's Multicultural Resource & Counselling Centre (WMRCC) of Durham to evaluate a new project.
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OBI Evaluation Support Program Continues

Dec 14, 2015 - Apply by November 9th to work with evaluation specialists in Ontario.
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Trailer Released for 'Just Faith?' Theatre Performance

Sep 15, 2015 - MT Space was commissioned to create a play based on findings from the Justice & Faith project.
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Successful C2U Expo 2015 at Carleton University in Ottawa

Aug 30, 2015 - CCBR gave six presentations at CU Expo 2015 and participated in several workshops and round-table policy discussions.
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Apply Now for the Helmut Braun and Chinese Scholarship Awards

Jul 15, 2015 - Applications are being accepted until July 15, 2015 for these two annual awards.
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New Article in Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation

Jun 15, 2015 - A journal article by researchers at CCBR was published in the most recent volume of CJPE.
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Finding Our Way Event at St Peter's Lutheran Church on June 1

Jun 01, 2015 - The Guide to Action (a document created as part of CCBR's Churches & Immigrants project) will be featured at the event.
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CCBR to Present Many Projects at CUExpo 2015

May 29, 2015 - Click "read more" to see a full calendar of CCBR presentations and events at CUExpo 2015. We hope to see you there!
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Save-the-date for CUExpo2015 from May 25-29, 2015

May 29, 2015 - CCBR will present in Ottawa in a bi-annual international conference on community-university research
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Celebratory Forum for Justice & Faith Project

May 06, 2015 - Join us May 6th, 2015 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto to wrap up the project.
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CUExpo 2017 Call for Proposals

Apr 24, 2015 - The CUExpo Nominating Committee has released a Call for Proposals to host CUExpo 2017
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CCBR to Continue CBR Training in Indonesia

Apr 15, 2015 - The Research Director at CCBR will travel to Indonesia to continue training in community-based research methodologies
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New Article in Canadian Diversity Journal

Apr 10, 2015 - Researchers at CCBR co-authored an article on the role of churches in immigrants settlement and integration
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Interdenominational Guide to Action Released

Apr 01, 2015 - The Churches & Immigrants project has released a Guide to Action for churches working with immigrants and refugees
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Presentation at National Metropolis Conference

Apr 01, 2015 - Insight from the Churches & Immigrants project was shared in Vancouver in March 2015.
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2014: A Year in Review

Jan 29, 2015 - Joanna Ochocka, Executive Director, has compiled and summarized pictures, projects, news and events from 2014 at CCBR.
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New Project with the Ontario Brain Institute

Jan 19, 2015 - CCBR to work with Ontario-based, not-for-profit organizations to evaluate programs related to brain health
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New Evaluation Project with The Salvation Army

Jan 19, 2015 - CCBR will work with The Salvation Army to evaluate the value-added of the chaplain role within the GTA corrections system
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Community Engagement Course

Jan 09, 2015 - Taught by CCBR staff, offered through Renison University College
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National Summit on Collaborative Community-Campus Research

Jan 06, 2015 - Successful gathering of leading researchers and community partners
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Events 2014

Project on Cyber-violence: Girls and Young Women

Dec 20, 2014 - CCBR will conduct an evaluation on a program in Toronto
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Fifteen delegates to learn about community based research

Dec 17, 2014 - Visit to highlight theory and practice of CBR
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Free Community Research Ethics Workshop

Dec 16, 2014 - Community researchers, students, scholars all welcome to attend - by Community Research Ethics Office
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CCBR hosts National Summit in Waterloo Region

Nov 04, 2014 - Pursuing excellence in collaborative community-campus research: November 3 and 4, 2014
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CCBR to host Indonesian delegation visiting Canada

Oct 15, 2014 - Week-long visit - October 6 to 10th -in downtown Kitchener
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Successful Helmut Braun & Chinese Scholarship Award Event

Sep 30, 2014 - Held at Centre for Community Based Research in downtown Kitchener
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Participatory Action Research course being taught at CCBR

Sep 12, 2014 - Students will attend classes in downtown Kitchener location
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Community Psychology and Community Mental Health Book

Aug 31, 2014 - New publication featuring book chapter co-authored by CCBR staff
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CCBR article featured in Gateways journal

Jul 20, 2014 - Focus on Community-University Exposition 2013 (CUExpo2013) highlighting innovation
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Apply for Helmut Braun & Chinese Post-Secondary Scholarships

Jul 15, 2014 - Take advantage of these scholarship awards that support post-secondary students
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Evaluation of peer support program

Jul 01, 2014 - Peer support and mental health within a multi-cultural context
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Researcher from CCBR keynote at Laurentian University

May 27, 2014 - Address covers Community Based Participatory Research
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Presentation at "Borders without Boundaries" by CCBR

May 26, 2014 - Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences meeting at Brock University in May, 2014
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CCBR active at "Beyond Engagement" Conference at UVic

May 22, 2014 - Conference focus - creating innovation, integration and impact
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Canadian Advocacy Research Project

Apr 30, 2014 - CCBR works with Mennonite Central Committee on advocacy research.
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CCBR looking to share space in downtown Kitchener Office

Apr 15, 2014 - Inviting space close to community agencies, government, shops and restaurants
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Canadian Mental Health Association (ON) training for seniors

Mar 28, 2014 - CCBR providing a 2-day session focussing on key skills for mental health research at the end of March
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World Report-Knowledge, Engagement & Higher Education

Mar 10, 2014 - CCBR among 76 international contributors to Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) publication
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Autism providers from across Ontario learn about research

Feb 07, 2014 - CCBR Research Director meets with Regional Autism Providers of Ontario (RAPON)
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CCBR continues to promote CBR in Newfoundland

Jan 15, 2014 - Conducting a participatory evaluation and providing training during 2014
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2 university courses offered through Renison University College

Jan 14, 2014 - Community Engagement and Research Methods courses taught by CCBR staff for winter term
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Public Launch of Justice and Faith project

Jan 10, 2014 - SSHRC funded project announcement made in Toronto
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Events 2013

"Through the Eyes of Women" report published

Dec 12, 2013 - Co-authored by James Popham: Supporting the transition from prison to public for criminalize women
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CCBR Centre researcher has article published

Dec 11, 2013 - Kimia Ghomeshi has co-authored article on environmental ethics
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Work with Shibogama Health Authority Continues

Dec 01, 2013 - Needs assessment for Shibogama Family Healing Centre and Land-Based Healing services
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A new project with Kerry's Place Autism Services

Dec 01, 2013 - Project looking at programming for children with autism and their families
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Two CCBR staff members co-author upcoming book chapter

Nov 30, 2013 - Volume called, "Community Psychology and Community Mental Health: Towards Transformative Change"
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Cocktail Fundraiser - Successfully raises $1,000

Nov 30, 2013 - KW Community Foundation matches funds: in 2014 two students in financial need to receive Helmut Braun Scholarship Award
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CCBR representation at Refugee Conference

Nov 28, 2013 - Canadian Council for Refugees Fall Consultation meets in Downtown Kitchener
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CREO Forum at CCBR today: good interest shown

Nov 22, 2013 - Community members, students and not-for-profit representatives attended event.
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Community Research Ethics Office Community Forum November 22

Nov 22, 2013 - Report of Activities to the KW Community By CREO
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Project with The Centre for Family Medicine

Nov 15, 2013 - CCBR provides coordination and leadership in research design, ethical approval and implementation
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Joanna Ochocka Table Host at World Cafe discussion

Nov 13, 2013 - Topic: What constitutes excellence in research in support of sustainable development.
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Community-Based Research Canada Steering Committee Meeting

Oct 18, 2013 - Joanna Ochocka, represented CCBR as Vice-chair, at this annual meeting in Montreal this month
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Networking Event of Spinal Cord Injury Researchers in Toronto

Oct 03, 2013 - Dr. Nghia Nguyen invited to represent CCBR at the second annual network meeting on October 3-4, 2013
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Participatory Action Research Course offered at CCBR

Sep 11, 2013 - This interdisciplinary course introduces students to participatory action research (PAR) as an innovative approach to research
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Successful Scholarship Award Event

Sep 06, 2013 - Seven scholarship awards in total granted at the Centre for Community Based Research
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Helmut Braun and Chinese Scholarship Award Applications

Jul 22, 2013 - Apply now to receive one of these annual awards
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CCBR and partners granted SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

Jun 30, 2013 - Grant to be used for two year national research project on churches and immigrants
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Indonesian Delegation Fully Engaged in Conversation

Jun 30, 2013 - Lively Community Based Research Dialogue at CCBR
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Second SSHRC Grant awarded: CCBR a partner

Jun 30, 2013 - Justice and faith the focus of Partnership Development Grant
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Keynote speech & presentations by CCBR staff

Jun 16, 2013 - Theme for CUExpo2013: Communities and Universities get Engaged
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CUExpo: call for proposals to host 2015 conference is out

Jun 01, 2013 - The CUExpo RFP Committee has put out a request for proposals to organizations or partnership groups to apply
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Mobilizing Newcomers and immigrants to Cancer Screening Project

May 25, 2013 - Co-facilitation of focus groups with newcomers and immigrants
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Higher Education: International Conference

May 15, 2013 - Joanna Ochocka will facilitate a plenary workshop and an oral presentation on mental health and cultural diversity
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Community Engagement and Social Development Course

May 10, 2013 - Renison University College course to be offered at the Centre for Community Based Research
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Public Launch of "Opening the Door" Report

May 09, 2013 - This study was about violence against women in Perth and Huron Counties in Ontario
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CCBR Working Outside in the Community for Earth Day

Apr 19, 2013 - The Centre for Community Based Research part of 20 minute makeover to clean-up downtown Kitchener.
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Social Development and Community Based Research

Apr 05, 2013 - Presentation by Rich Janzen called, "Community Based Research and Social Development"
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Participatory Action Research Lecture Upcoming

Mar 18, 2013 - Presentation at Global Studies Methods course
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Mobilizing Christian Reform Church Congregations

Mar 04, 2013 - Informing congregations about justice mobilization efforts.
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Work with Sanguen Health Centre continues

Feb 28, 2013 - looking at enhancing capacity for trauma services
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New book released on immigrants in Ontario cities

Feb 28, 2013 - CCBR researchers contribute chapter on Waterloo to this new publication
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Community Research Ethics Office: Winter Workshop on Ethics

Feb 25, 2013 - Anyone interested in community research can attend: non-profits, students and community members
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Shibogama Health Authority in Northern Ontario

Feb 24, 2013 - Evaluation of Shibogama Health Innovation Project in Northwestern Ontario
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City Kidz Day in Hamilton

Feb 06, 2013 - Researchers train City Kidz staff and volunteers on evaluation
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A YWCA Strategic Plan

Feb 03, 2013 - Developing a three to five year strategic plan for KW YWCA
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CCBR and Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario

Jan 31, 2013 - CCBR in legacy document underscoring initiatives and work in knowledge translation
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Community Forum Held in Thunder Bay January 23

Jan 24, 2013 - Momentum continues to build in addressing housing and substance use issues
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Needs Validation in three Ontario communities

Jan 20, 2013 - A project with CAMH looking at Needs Validation
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Events 2012

Congratulations to Lisa Schincariol McMurtry!

Dec 15, 2012 - Senior researcher at CCBR successfully defended her dissertation at York University on Friday, November 30.
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Evaluation Article published by CCBR Staff and Board Members

Dec 08, 2012 - "Using Evaluation to Shape and Direct Comprehensive Community Initiatives: Evaluation, Reflective Practice, and Interventions Dealing with Complexity."
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Another Successful Participatory Action Research Course complete

Dec 07, 2012 - An engaging and interesting course, done in cooperation with Renison University College.
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Ethical Dilemmas: Conversations on Community Based Research

Nov 21, 2012 - Join in the discussion about community research ethical dilemmas - explore the issues on this important topic!
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News from Community Based Research Canada

Nov 15, 2012 - Joanna Ochocka, Executive Director of CCBR, has been named Vice-chair of Community Based Research Canada.
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CUExpo2013: Call for Proposals by Nov 15, 2012

Nov 15, 2012 - Submit your proposal by mid-November for consideration for this exciting community-university conference.
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Cocktail Reception - Helmut Braun Scholarship Award Fundraiser

Oct 25, 2012 - This CCBR event provides an opportunity to connect with community, enjoy entertainment and food, and to help us raise funds!
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CCBR Research Director awarded Governor General's Academic Medal

Oct 25, 2012 - Rich Janzen receives gold medal award for academic excellence at the graduate level
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CCBR Researchers presentation: EmPeace Labs 2012

Oct 21, 2012 - Joanna Ochocka and Rich Janzen to be featured on Sunday, October 21, 2012.
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CCBR working with Social Research & Planning Council

Oct 17, 2012 - New project looking at violence against women in Perth & Huron
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Violence against women: A pressing issue under study

Oct 16, 2012 - New project - Blueprint Project: Engaging youth to prevent violence against women.
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Community Research Ethics Office is hosting a workshop

Oct 03, 2012 - Everyone is welcome: non-profits, students and anyone with an interest in community research.
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Post-secondary Scholarship Awards: Recipients Announced

Sep 14, 2012 - Annual Helmut Braun Post-secondary Scholarship and the new Chinese Post-secondary Scholarship awards will go to six students.
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Participatory Action Research Course offered at CCBR

Sep 10, 2012 - This interdisciplinary course introduces students to participatory action research (PAR) as an innovative approach to research.
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World Vision City Kidz Evaluation Project

Aug 24, 2012 - CCBR to assess outcomes & implementation of this program.
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July 31st Deadline to Apply for Two Post-secondary Awards

Jul 31, 2012 - CCBR looks forward to receiving applications for the Helmut Braun Memorial Post-secondary Award and the Chinese Post-secondary Education Award.
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Making Ontario Home 2012 report released

Jul 18, 2012 - CCBR along with two other partners conducted this study, commissioned by Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI).
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Evaluation of a Hepatitis C program in Waterloo.

Jul 05, 2012 - CCBR evaluating Sanguen Health Centre's Hepatitis C program
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CCBR Contributes to International Communique

Jun 25, 2012 - Executive Director, Joanna Ochocka, was part of the team that drafted and released a statement at the Living Knowledge Conference.
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Community Planning Sessions in Thunder Bay

Jun 12, 2012 - Help plan a better system of care/accommodation for people in Thunder Bay who use substances.
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Brand new scholarship award now being offered!

Jun 11, 2012 - Chinese Post-Secondary Education Scholarship available for those who qualify.
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CCBR Staff Members to Present as Keynote Speakers

Jun 01, 2012 - Are you a professional working with recently immigrated families? Learn how to be a better support to them.
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Second in series of Conversations on Community Based Research

May 30, 2012 - Attend a panel discussion on Mental Health - Consumers as Community Based Researchers.
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Community Research Ethics Office is hosting a workshop

May 28, 2012 - Are you being ethical in the treatment of participants and communities when doing your research?
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Healthy Eating in Chatham-Kent

May 20, 2012 - CCBR is helping to support community food security initiative in Southwestern Ontario.
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YMCA Parent Survey for the School Age Child Program.

May 20, 2012 - Research study looking at impact of school age children enrolled in YMCA school programs.
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YMCA Preschool Age Child Survey

May 20, 2012 - What impacts do preschool programs at YMCA have on children?
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Needs assessment of graduate program in CBR

May 20, 2012 - Possible future for education in community based research being examined.
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Living Knowledge Conference Presentation in May 2012

May 13, 2012 - CCBR Executive Director Joanna Ochocka will present in Bonn, Germany with Budd Hall.
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Canadian Community Psychology Conference Site Visit

May 04, 2012 - CCBR to host site visit and facilitation session with stakeholders.
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Community Engagement and Social Development Course

May 01, 2012 - Register now for the for Spring 2012, offered through Renison University College.
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CCBR's Research Director to Present in Houston, Texas

Apr 21, 2012 - 3-day CCPH Conference to nurture community-campus partnerships.
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Evaluation of Expansion to Direct Funding Program

Apr 15, 2012 - Study to look at the impact on participants and their families, and on the Ontario health care system as a whole.
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Community-based research training in Newfoundland

Mar 31, 2012 - Executive Director and Research Director receive warm welcome and great enthusiasm in Newfoundland.
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"Lunch & Learn" Smoking Cessation Community Forum

Mar 27, 2012 - Owen Sound to host community forum on the results from CCBR's evaluation of the Keystone Healthy Choices Lunch & Learn smoking cessation program.
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Echo Event: Quality Cancer Screening Innovations Conference

Mar 08, 2012 - Implementing Community Oriented Approaches for Under-screened Women in Ontario
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Upcoming Presentation at Metropolis Conference

Mar 03, 2012 - Research director Rich Janzen will present at a workshop called "Immigration, Integration and Inclusion in Ontario Cities"
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New publication for CCBR Research Director

Feb 29, 2012 - "Integrating Immigrants into the Life of Canadian Urban Christian Congregations: Findings from a National Survey" now released
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CCBR to conduct training in Newfoundland

Feb 24, 2012 - Joanna Ochocka and Rich Janzen will train leaders from government, the community and academia in community-based research.
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"Ignite Innovation" Website Launched

Feb 23, 2012 - An initiative of Echo: Improving Health for Women in Ontario in partnership with the Centre for Community Based Research
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Conversations on Community Based Research - Recap

Feb 18, 2012 - Budd Hall from University of Victoria speaks at CCBR's first Conversation on Community Based Research event.
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Evaluation Training and Consultation Sessions

Feb 15, 2012 - Rich Janzen will act as lead researcher working with University of Waterloo.
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Assessing the needs of people with substance use problems

Jan 31, 2012 - CCBR and Confederation College are conducting research on behalf of the City of Thunder Bay and its partners to better understand accommodation needs of substance abusers.
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Looking to the future

Jan 27, 2012 - CCBR to hold a strategic directions planning session.
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"Conversations on Community Based Research" at CCBR

Jan 18, 2012 - Budd Hall, of the Global Alliance on Community-Engaged Research, will discuss knowledge democracy at this free community event.
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Visit from Dr. Leslie Brown of University of Victoria

Jan 13, 2012 - CCBR will welcome the new director of the Office of Community Based Research, housed at the University of Victoria.
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Events 2011

Special Announcement - CUExpo 2013 is coming

Dec 31, 2011 - We are pleased to announce that CUExpo2013 will be held in Newfoundland! Save this date and plan to join us there from June 12-15, 2013.
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Researcher Training: SchoolED Project

Dec 10, 2011 - The Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) has organized an evaluation training workshop for the SchoolED project research team.
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Monthly Professional Development Series: Project Development

Dec 09, 2011 - Part of an ongoing series of team development for CCBR staff and guests, taught by CCBR staff.
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Another Participatory Action Research Course completed

Dec 02, 2011 - The PAR course offered by CCBR staff in partnership with Renison University College is now finished for the year.
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Hate Crime Prevention Project Evaluation

Dec 01, 2011 - Hate crime prevention is on the agenda in Waterloo Region - film and community forum on November 29, 2011.
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Churches and Immigrants: Research Director to defend PhD

Nov 22, 2011 - Defense will be held on November 22, 2011 at Wilfrid Laurier University.
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Raising Awareness in Support of Pregnant Smokers

Nov 01, 2011 - This workshop will demonstrate barriers to smoking cessation using theatre and facilitation to support community women to design their own evidence-based program.
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Evaluation of the Job Search Workshops (JSW) Pilot Curriculum

Oct 31, 2011 - CCBR is conducting an evaluation of the new JSW curriculum across Ontario.
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Cross "X" Generation Conversations

Oct 20, 2011 - Art Dialogue workshops focused on increasing understanding on relevant inter-generational issues to take place within the Niagara Newcomer community.
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Evaluation of Peer Youth Violence Prevention Initiative

Sep 30, 2011 - This GTA high school initiative engages students to take action on preventing violence.
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Renison University Student receives Scholarship Award

Sep 23, 2011 - Sabira Hudda, a student at Renison University College receives the 10th annual Helmut Braun Scholarship.
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10th Annual Helmut Braun Scholarship Award Celebration

Sep 16, 2011 - The Centre for Community Based Research invites everyone to gather and celebrate at the 10th annual scholarship award event.
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Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation: study article published

Aug 15, 2011 - "Putting God in the Logic Model: Developing a National Framework for the Evaluation of Faith-based Organizations"
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Hate crime article published based on Kitchener study

Jul 01, 2011 - "Understanding the Community Impact of Hate Crimes: A Case Study" is now available.
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CU Expo Planning Committee Wrap-Up Meeting

Jun 23, 2011 - The CU Expo Planning Committee will meet one last time to reflect on CUExpo 2011.
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Youth Take The Lead in Evaluation

Jun 22, 2011 - Norah Love and Genevieve Malleck will be in Kenora to facilitate a workshop that will train youth to take the lead in evaluation.
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Training Workshops in Newfoundland

Jun 17, 2011 - CCBR senior staff work with leaders from the provincial government, the community and academics.
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Budd Hall and Joanna Ochocka in Ottawa

Jun 15, 2011 - The future of community based research was discussed with leaders involved with the CBR agenda.
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Jazzing Up Community University Partnerships at CU Expo 2011

Jun 12, 2011 - Catherine Etmanski of University of Victoria, with the assistance of others, gives a musical perspective on CU Expo events.
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Public Launch of the Community Research Ethics Office

Jun 09, 2011 - Join us at the Rotunda at Kitchener City Hall from 1-4 p.m.
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Youth Champions For Change

May 31, 2011 - Youth are taking the lead to evaluate UW D.I.R.E.C.T.I.ON.S. and shifting the role of youth in research.
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YMCA Preschool Program

May 30, 2011 - CCBR is conducting the analysis of a feedback survey for parents with children in YMCA preschool programs in Hamilton Burlington and Brantford.
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"A Night in the Park" in downtown Kitchener

May 12, 2011 - Everyone is welcome to this outdoor community event which will include food, entertainment and will feature local artists!
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CU Expo 2011 Quickly Approaching

May 10, 2011 - Make sure you are one of the participants in this exciting conference being held in Kitchener-Waterloo!
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New Project: An Evaluation of Francophone Mental Health Services

Apr 30, 2011 - CCBR is conducting an evaluation of new French language mental health services happening in Waterloo-Wellington.
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Canadian Churches Welcoming Immigrants

Apr 27, 2011 - Learn more about how churches are responding to the immigrant reality in Canada.
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Roundable Event: Collaborative Research for Community Change

Apr 27, 2011 - Get inspired to engage in research as a vehicle for community and policy change by attending this free roundtable in Waterloo!
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CU Expo 2011- Steering Committee Meeting

Apr 21, 2011 - The CU Expo 2011 Steering Committee will meet to discuss the upcoming international conference.
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Increasing Cancer Screening Capacity: Recent Immigrant Women

Mar 30, 2011 - An invitation to an event regarding increasing access to pap screening and mammography for recently immigrated women in Ontario.
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Increasing Cancer Screening Capacity:Women with Disabilities

Mar 28, 2011 - An invitation to an event regarding increasing access to pap screening for women with physical disabilities in Ontario.
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Community Research Ethics Office Open for Business!

Mar 15, 2011 - The Community Research Ethics Office (CREO) has been launched in the Waterloo Region!
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CU Expo 2011- Steering Committee Meeting

Mar 08, 2011 - The CU Expo 2011 Steering Committee will meet to discuss the upcoming international conference.
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Senior Researcher presentation: Global Skills

Mar 03, 2011 - Yasir Dildar, Senior Researcher CCBR, attended the 3rd Annual Global Skills Conference on March 3, 2011.
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The Community Impact of Hate Crimes

Mar 01, 2011 - CCBR staff member co-presents about study findings at a Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual General Meeting roundtable in Toronto.
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Empowering Your Brain

Feb 16, 2011 - This CU Expo 2011 Roundtable Event is being held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011.
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Advancing Public Health: Tobacco Control

Feb 15, 2011 - This CU Expo Roundtable event will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. at the University of Waterloo.
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CU Expo 2011- Steering Committee Meeting

Jan 20, 2011 - The CU Expo 2011 Steering Committee will meet to discuss the upcoming international conference.
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Community Engagement and Social Development Course

Jan 18, 2011 - A Renison University College, Community Engagement and Social Development Course course conducted by Joanna Ochocka, Jonathan Lomotey, Yasir Dildar and Alexis Buettgen at the offices of CCBR in Kitchener.
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Events 2010

CU Expo 2011

Dec 14, 2010 - Registration now open!
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Women's Voices

Dec 10, 2010 - CCBR in partnership with the Ontario Women's Health Network will be hosting a community forum to present findings from Echo-Funded research projects related to the inclusion and involvement of women in the health system.
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Community Voices Roundtable

Nov 23, 2010 - An evening of storytelling regarding change and innovation through community-based research. Join this CU Expo Roundtable discussion.
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CIHR Conference: Innovations in Gender, Sex, and Health Research

Nov 22, 2010 - CCBR Senior Researcher, Tanya Darisi will be presenting at the CIHR Conference as part of a panel to showcase Echo-funded research projects.
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Strength-Based Parenting Initiative (SPIN)

Oct 30, 2010 - SPIN is hosting a community forum for parents with a disability to find out where parents' needs are and where there are gaps in services.
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Guelph Voices of Open Access

Oct 21, 2010 - Should scholarly research be freely accessible online to everyone? Join this CU Expo Roundtable discussion on October 21st, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at 10 Carden St, Guelph.
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A BBQ Fundraiser

Oct 16, 2010 - A fundraiser for the Helmut Braun Scholarship.
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Michael Quinn Patton in Waterloo Region

Oct 04, 2010 - Social Innovation Generation is delighted to be hosting Michael Quinn Patton, pioneer of developmental evaluation, for a speaking event to coincide with the release of his latest book.
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Partner This!

Sep 22, 2010 - Why should academic researchers partner with community groups? Why would community groups want to partner with academic researchers?
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CU Expo 2011

Sep 10, 2010 - Call for Proposals and Reviewers - Deadline extended!
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Ontario Trillium Grant

Aug 19, 2010 - CCBR has been awarded an Ontario Trillium Grant to help with CU Expo 2011.
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Pathways to Social Work Information Event

Jun 21, 2010 - CCBR Research Director, Rich Janzen will be moderating Pathway to Social Work event in Waterloo, Ontario.
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Advancing a Canadian Knowledge Commons Summit

Jun 02, 2010 - CCBR Executive Director, Joanna Ochocka, will be attending Advancing a Canadian Knowledge Commons summit in Montreal, Quebec.
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Narrative Matters 2010 Conference, May 20-23

May 22, 2010 - CCBR Researcher Director, Rich Janzen will be presenting at the upcoming Narrative Matters 2010 Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
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CIIP Trip to China Updates

May 20, 2010 - Joanna Ochocka and Ana Bobesiu, CCBR researchers were in China between April 22nd and 30th 2010.
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Recovery Focused Case Management

May 19, 2010 - An innovative system-wide approach to mental health recovery. In 2005, the Support Coordination Management Committee of Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin embarked on a mental health system change initiative towards a recovery focused approach to case management.
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Community Basis Vol 8

Apr 21, 2010 - Welcome to our latest Community Basis news bulletin!
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Apr 21, 2010 - The CU Expo 2011 Steering Committee will meet to discuss the upcoming international conference.
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LIPC Final Report

Apr 15, 2010 - After a full year of work, the LIPC Final Report is now available.
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Presentation about CURA

Apr 15, 2010 - Save the date! May 14th, 2010
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Two up coming CURA workshops:

Apr 13, 2010 - Leaders Mobilizing Change, two more CURA workshops coming in April!
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Leaders Mobilizing Change

Apr 13, 2010 - An innovative workshop designed to Inspire, Educate and Equip leaders with the tools for making mental health services more culturally responsive.
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New CURA article in Cross Currents magazine

Apr 12, 2010 - Our CURA was featured in an issue of Cross Currents magazine.
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Settling, Working, Belonging: Moving Forward, a Community Forum

Mar 24, 2010 - Community members from all walks of life are welcome to attend this free forum. Over the past year the Waterloo Region community has been planning how the entire community can work with immigrants and refugees to improve their settlement and integration.
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New article - Recovery Focused Outcomes in Mental Health

Feb 18, 2010 - A new article on the development of a recovery focused outcomes framework in the local mental health system, authored by Jason Newberry of CCBR and Allan Strong of the Self-Help Alliance.
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Events 2009

CURA Conference- December 4th, 2009

Dec 04, 2009 - The Taking Culture Seriously in Community Mental Health CURA study will end with a Conference in December 2009.
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Cultural Diversity in the Workplace- November 17th, 2009

Nov 17, 2009 - Directors, managers, and change makers in the social services sector: this workshop is for you. Tuesday November 17th 9am-1:30pm
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Chiefs Assembly Presentation: Presentation of evaluation finding

Aug 18, 2009 - Andrew Taylor and Sarah Lord will be presenting the results of the three-year Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin Evaluation Project at Tikinagan Child and Family Services Annual Chiefs Assembly in Sandy Lake First Nation, Ontario.
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Presentation: Program Evaluation in Complex Systems

Jul 17, 2009 - "How Program Evaluation Can Help Complex Systems Learn", by Andrew Taylor.
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2009 CES Annual Conference-Value in Evaluation

Jun 02, 2009 - CCBR's Andrew Taylor was a presenter at the 2009 CES Annual Conference- Value in Evaluation in Ottawa from May 31st-June 3rd, 2009.
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2009 CPSA Conference-May 27-29, in Ottawa

May 27, 2009 - CCBR's Rich Janzen, joined colleagues from Laurentian, Queen's and the University of Western Ontario for a roundtable discussion on Integration and Inclusion in Ontario Cities at the CPSA Conference in Ottawa from May 27-29th, 2009.
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CURA Roundtable Discussion-April 15th, 2009

Apr 15, 2009 - From Innovative Research to Innovative Solutions: Bringing Diversity in Mental Health from the Margins to the Core. This invitation only roundtable discussion takes place at the Wellesley Institute in Toronto, April 15th/2009.
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KDCHC's Demonstration Project-Hiring Mental Health Navigators

Apr 03, 2009 - The Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre's CURA Demonstration project is hiring 7 part time (contract position) Mental Health Navigators. The deadline for applications is April 8th, 2009.
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CUPP Conference II- University of Brighton -April 2009

Apr 02, 2009 - Joanna Ochocka, Executive Director of CCBR, will be presenting at the CUPP Conference II, April 2nd & 3rd at The University of Brighton.
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CURA Leadership & Theatre Demonstration Project

Apr 01, 2009 - Starting in April 2009, The Centre for Community Based Research will begin a one year CURA demonstration project involving the development and delivery of 14 locally-tailored theatre and leadership events across Ontario.
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KDCHC's Demonstration Project Graduation- March 26th, 2009

Mar 26, 2009 - The Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre's CURA Demonstration Project is celebrating the Graduation and Final Presentations of the Volunteer Leadership Training component of the project on March 26th, 2009.
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Reflections of a CURA Demonstration Project

Jan 19, 2009 - Mental health services are struggling to respond to Ontario's growing cultural and racial diversity. Research has shown that members of many minority groups find it difficult to access mental health services, receive adequate diagnosis and treatment, or experience services that are culturally inappropriate and demeaning. Clearly new innovative solutions are needed to ensure that publicly-funded mental health services are effective for today's multicultural society. The following are the reflections from Alida Abbott; Project Coordinator from the Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre overseeing a CURA Demonstration Project entitled, "Strengthening Mental Health in Cultural Linguistic Communities". Read more...
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The Live Safe Play Safe Evaluation Project

Jan 19, 2009 - The purpose of Live Safe Play Safe (LSPS) evaluation was to examine the implementation and outcomes of the LSPS project. The LSPS project is an innovative sport and games-based program for health promotion and HIV / AIDS education and prevention among children and communities affected by war, poverty and disease. The project aims at promoting health, building life skills, and fostering peace among youth and children in communities.
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Training workshop for REPAS Pekine, Dakar

Jan 19, 2009 - The final leg of the trip to African took Jonathan to Pekine, a suburb of Dakar, Senegal where CCBR is exploring a partnership with Reseau de Recherche Participative en Afrique au Sud Du Sahar (REPAS). The purpose of the visit was to organize a training workshop in participatory action research methods for members of REPAS, and further explore partnerships opportunities with the organization. The workshop was jointly-facilitated by Jonathan and Lamine Kane, the spokesperson for REPAS.
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