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Article by John Lord
Oct 20, 2018 - Opinion: Social isolation can be addressed
Syrian Refugee Research
Oct 01, 2018 - Resources
Theron Kramer Internship
Aug 31, 2018 - CCBR and CREO are seeking to hire a part-time intern (Sept 10 - Dec 20)
Developing a strategy to support students from Northern ON
Aug 30, 2018 - CCBR partners with the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre
Aug 22, 2018 - Part 3 in a CBRC Webinar Series
2018 Chinese Post-Secondary Scholarship
Aug 20, 2018 - 2018 Chinese Post-secondary Education Scholarship
New CCBR Staff
Aug 10, 2018 - Senior Researcher & Intern
Jul 30, 2018 - Faith & Settlement Partnerships Resource Packet
Successful CBRET Launch!
Jul 15, 2018 - On May 28, a group of people gathered for the Launch of CBRET.
New Project in Haiti to increase community safety
Jun 21, 2018 - Ann Viv Ansamn is a 26-month program to increase community security and reduce violence in four communities of Haiti.
Put Yourself on the Map
Jun 20, 2018 - Do you engage communities in your research?
Jun 15, 2018 - CCBR is seeking a Summer Student Intern
Internship at CCBR and CREO
Jun 15, 2018 - In memory of devoted CCBR president, researcher, friend, and CREO Co-Chair, Theron Kramer, we are creating an Internship.
CCBR Interns for Winter 2018
Jun 01, 2018 - CCBR welcomes two student interns for Winter 2018.
Senior Researcher Position
May 29, 2018 - The deadline for application is Tues. May 29, 2018
CBRET Launch + Workshop
May 28, 2018 - Register Now!
May 10, 2018 - CCBR featured in CBRC Newsletter
Webinar: Toolkit for Faith & Settlement Partnerhips
May 03, 2018 - Webinar: Toolkit for Faith and Settlement Partnerships
CCBR Cooks Soup (you're invited!)
Mar 29, 2018 - CCBR cooks for Soup and Bannock Day
CCBR at IRCC Research Network
Mar 29, 2018 - CCBR presents on Syrian refugee study at IRCC
CCBR at Metropolis Conference
Mar 24, 2018 - CCBR & partners presenting at Metropolis Conference
John Lord named to Order of Canada
Mar 01, 2018 - The Governor General has named
John as a member of the Order of
UNESCO K4C Consortium
Feb 28, 2018 - Joanna Ochocka and CBRC Board Members address UNESCO K4C Consortium
CCBR Article amongst the most cited in Gateways Journal
Dec 31, 2017 - 'A framework for entry: PAR values and engagement strategies in community research' was published in 2010 and is being celebrated as one of Gateways' most cited articles in their 10 year history!
Community-Based Research Canada (CBRC) - Secretariat at CCBR
Dec 15, 2017 - As of October 1, 2017, the Centre for Community Based Research is the Secretariat for Community-Based Research Canada (CBRC). This means that CBRC's offices have moved from Victoria, BC, to CCBR's offices in Waterloo, ON.
Dec 15, 2017 - CBRC (Community-Based Research Canada) is seeking to hire a part-time program coordinator, based out of CCBR's Waterloo office.
CCBR to attend UNESCO Knowledge for Change Consortium
Dec 14, 2017 - CCBR will be represented at the launch of the Knowledge for Change Consortium organized by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO & the University of Victoria in Ottawa.
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
P2P Conference Presentations
Nov 16, 2017 - CCBR will be presenting on our Faith and Settlement Partnership project and on our Syrian Refugee Experience project at this week's Pathways to Prosperity conference.
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'
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.
Annual Awards Ceremony
Sep 22, 2017 - Come celebrate with us for our annual awards ceremony on Friday September 22, 2017!
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'
New Project Exploring Housing Instability in Belleville
May 15, 2017 - CCBR to work with Bridge Street United Church Food Ministry in Hastings County
C2UExpo 2017 a Success!
May 15, 2017 - CCBR was thrilled to be play a role at C2U Expo 2017 in Vancouver, BC.
New Poverty Reduction Project in Peel
May 15, 2017 - CCBR will help evaluate a screening tool for persons with developmental disabilities experiencing housing instability
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
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
CCBR Looking to Hire Accounting & Administrative Assistant
Jan 16, 2017 - Part-time employment opportunity for individual with accounting & administrative experience.
Article Published in Review of Religious Research
Jan 06, 2017 - New article explores role of Christian churches in supporting immigrants and refugees in Canada
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
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
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
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
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
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
Deadlines Extended for Scholarship Applications
Jul 28, 2016 - Applications for the Helmut Braun Memorial Award & Chinese Post-Secondary Education Scholarship due August 5, 2016
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
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
Successful Partnership Development Grant Application
Jun 23, 2016 - CCBR was recently successful in attaining two-year funding from SSHRC
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
New Articles Accepted for Publication
Dec 30, 2015 - Two new articles by CCBR and its partners have recently been accepted into academic journals.
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.
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.
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
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.
OBI Evaluation Support Program Continues
Dec 14, 2015 - Apply by November 9th to work with evaluation specialists in Ontario.
Nov 01, 2015 - In 2015 the Community Research Ethics Office incorporated as a non-profit organization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
CUExpo 2017 Call for Proposals
Apr 24, 2015 - The CUExpo Nominating Committee has released a Call for Proposals to host CUExpo 2017
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
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
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
Presentation at National Metropolis Conference
Apr 01, 2015 - Insight from the Churches & Immigrants project was shared in Vancouver in March 2015.
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.
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
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
Community Engagement Course
Jan 09, 2015 - Taught by CCBR staff, offered through Renison University College
National Summit on Collaborative Community-Campus Research
Jan 06, 2015 - Successful gathering of leading researchers and community partners
Project on Cyber-violence: Girls and Young Women
Dec 20, 2014 - CCBR will conduct an evaluation on a program in Toronto
Fifteen delegates to learn about community based research
Dec 17, 2014 - Visit to highlight theory and practice of CBR
Free Community Research Ethics Workshop
Dec 16, 2014 - Community researchers, students, scholars all welcome to attend - by Community Research Ethics Office
CCBR hosts National Summit in Waterloo Region
Nov 04, 2014 - Pursuing excellence in collaborative community-campus research: November 3 and 4, 2014
CCBR to host Indonesian delegation visiting Canada
Oct 15, 2014 - Week-long visit - October 6 to 10th -in downtown Kitchener
Successful Helmut Braun & Chinese Scholarship Award Event
Sep 30, 2014 - Held at Centre for Community Based Research in downtown Kitchener
Participatory Action Research course being taught at CCBR
Sep 12, 2014 - Students will attend classes in downtown Kitchener location
Community Psychology and Community Mental Health Book
Aug 31, 2014 - New publication featuring book chapter co-authored by CCBR staff
CCBR article featured in Gateways journal
Jul 20, 2014 - Focus on Community-University Exposition 2013 (CUExpo2013) highlighting innovation
Apply for Helmut Braun & Chinese Post-Secondary Scholarships
Jul 15, 2014 - Take advantage of these scholarship awards that support post-secondary students
Evaluation of peer support program
Jul 01, 2014 - Peer support and mental health within a multi-cultural context
Researcher from CCBR keynote at Laurentian University
May 27, 2014 - Address covers Community Based Participatory Research
Presentation at "Borders without Boundaries" by CCBR
May 26, 2014 - Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences meeting at Brock University in May, 2014
CCBR active at "Beyond Engagement" Conference at UVic
May 22, 2014 - Conference focus - creating innovation, integration and impact
Canadian Advocacy Research Project
Apr 30, 2014 - CCBR works with Mennonite Central Committee on advocacy research.
CCBR looking to share space in downtown Kitchener Office
Apr 15, 2014 - Inviting space close to community agencies, government, shops and restaurants
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
World Report-Knowledge, Engagement & Higher Education
Mar 10, 2014 - CCBR among 76 international contributors to Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) publication
Autism providers from across Ontario learn about research
Feb 07, 2014 - CCBR Research Director meets with Regional Autism Providers of Ontario (RAPON)
CCBR continues to promote CBR in Newfoundland
Jan 15, 2014 - Conducting a participatory evaluation and providing training during 2014
2 university courses offered through Renison University College
Jan 14, 2014 - Community Engagement and Research Methods courses taught by CCBR staff for winter term
Public Launch of Justice and Faith project
Jan 10, 2014 - SSHRC funded project announcement made in Toronto
"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
CCBR Centre researcher has article published
Dec 11, 2013 - Kimia Ghomeshi has co-authored article on environmental ethics
Work with Shibogama Health Authority Continues
Dec 01, 2013 - Needs assessment for Shibogama Family Healing Centre and Land-Based Healing services
A new project with Kerry's Place Autism Services
Dec 01, 2013 - Project looking at programming for children with autism and their families
Two CCBR staff members co-author upcoming book chapter
Nov 30, 2013 - Volume called, "Community Psychology and Community Mental Health: Towards Transformative Change"
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
CCBR representation at Refugee Conference
Nov 28, 2013 - Canadian Council for Refugees Fall Consultation meets in Downtown Kitchener
CREO Forum at CCBR today: good interest shown
Nov 22, 2013 - Community members, students and not-for-profit representatives attended event.
Community Research Ethics Office Community Forum November 22
Nov 22, 2013 - Report of Activities to the KW Community By CREO
Project with The Centre for Family Medicine
Nov 15, 2013 - CCBR provides coordination and leadership in research design, ethical approval and implementation
Joanna Ochocka Table Host at World Cafe discussion
Nov 13, 2013 - Topic: What constitutes excellence in research in support of sustainable development.
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
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
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
Successful Scholarship Award Event
Sep 06, 2013 - Seven scholarship awards in total granted at the Centre for Community Based Research
Helmut Braun and Chinese Scholarship Award Applications
Jul 22, 2013 - Apply now to receive one of these annual awards
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
Indonesian Delegation Fully Engaged in Conversation
Jun 30, 2013 - Lively Community Based Research Dialogue at CCBR
Second SSHRC Grant awarded: CCBR a partner
Jun 30, 2013 - Justice and faith the focus of Partnership Development Grant
Keynote speech & presentations by CCBR staff
Jun 16, 2013 - Theme for CUExpo2013: Communities and Universities get Engaged
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
Mobilizing Newcomers and immigrants to Cancer Screening Project
May 25, 2013 - Co-facilitation of focus groups with newcomers and immigrants
Higher Education: International Conference
May 15, 2013 - Joanna Ochocka will facilitate a plenary workshop and an oral presentation on mental health and cultural diversity
Community Engagement and Social Development Course
May 10, 2013 - Renison University College course to be offered at the Centre for Community Based Research
Public Launch of "Opening the Door" Report
May 09, 2013 - This study was about violence against women in Perth and Huron Counties in Ontario
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.
Social Development and Community Based Research
Apr 05, 2013 - Presentation by Rich Janzen called, "Community Based Research and Social Development"
Participatory Action Research Lecture Upcoming
Mar 18, 2013 - Presentation at Global Studies Methods course
Mobilizing Christian Reform Church Congregations
Mar 04, 2013 - Informing congregations about justice mobilization efforts.
Work with Sanguen Health Centre continues
Feb 28, 2013 - looking at enhancing capacity for trauma services
New book released on immigrants in Ontario cities
Feb 28, 2013 - CCBR researchers contribute chapter on Waterloo to this new publication
Community Research Ethics Office: Winter Workshop on Ethics
Feb 25, 2013 - Anyone interested in community research can attend: non-profits, students and community members
Shibogama Health Authority in Northern Ontario
Feb 24, 2013 - Evaluation of Shibogama Health Innovation Project in Northwestern Ontario
City Kidz Day in Hamilton
Feb 06, 2013 - Researchers train City Kidz staff and volunteers on evaluation
A YWCA Strategic Plan
Feb 03, 2013 - Developing a three to five year strategic plan for KW YWCA
CCBR and Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario
Jan 31, 2013 - CCBR in legacy document underscoring initiatives and work in knowledge translation
Community Forum Held in Thunder Bay January 23
Jan 24, 2013 - Momentum continues to build in addressing housing and substance use issues
Needs Validation in three Ontario communities
Jan 20, 2013 - A project with CAMH looking at Needs Validation
Congratulations to Lisa Schincariol McMurtry!
Dec 15, 2012 - Senior researcher at CCBR successfully defended her dissertation at York University on Friday, November 30.
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."
Another Successful Participatory Action Research Course complete
Dec 07, 2012 - An engaging and interesting course, done in cooperation with Renison University College.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
CCBR Researchers presentation: EmPeace Labs 2012
Oct 21, 2012 - Joanna Ochocka and Rich Janzen to be featured on Sunday, October 21, 2012.
CCBR working with Social Research & Planning Council
Oct 17, 2012 - New project looking at violence against women in Perth & Huron
Violence against women: A pressing issue under study
Oct 16, 2012 - New project - Blueprint Project: Engaging youth to prevent violence against women.
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.
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.
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.
World Vision City Kidz Evaluation Project
Aug 24, 2012 - CCBR to assess outcomes & implementation of this program.
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.
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).
Evaluation of a Hepatitis C program in Waterloo.
Jul 05, 2012 - CCBR evaluating Sanguen Health Centre's Hepatitis C program
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.
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.
Brand new scholarship award now being offered!
Jun 11, 2012 - Chinese Post-Secondary Education Scholarship available for those who qualify.
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.
Second in series of Conversations on Community Based Research
May 30, 2012 - Attend a panel discussion on Mental Health - Consumers as Community Based Researchers.
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?
Healthy Eating in Chatham-Kent
May 20, 2012 - CCBR is helping to support community food security initiative in Southwestern Ontario.
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.
YMCA Preschool Age Child Survey
May 20, 2012 - What impacts do preschool programs at YMCA have on children?
Needs assessment of graduate program in CBR
May 20, 2012 - Possible future for education in community based research being examined.
Living Knowledge Conference Presentation in May 2012
May 13, 2012 - CCBR Executive Director Joanna Ochocka will present in Bonn, Germany with Budd Hall.
Canadian Community Psychology Conference Site Visit
May 04, 2012 - CCBR to host site visit and facilitation session with stakeholders.
Community Engagement and Social Development Course
May 01, 2012 - Register now for the for Spring 2012, offered through Renison University College.
CCBR's Research Director to Present in Houston, Texas
Apr 21, 2012 - 3-day CCPH Conference to nurture community-campus partnerships.
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.
Community-based research training in Newfoundland
Mar 31, 2012 - Executive Director and Research Director receive warm welcome and great enthusiasm in Newfoundland.
"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.
Echo Event: Quality Cancer Screening Innovations Conference
Mar 08, 2012 - Implementing Community Oriented Approaches for Under-screened Women in Ontario
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"
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
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.
"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
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.
Evaluation Training and Consultation Sessions
Feb 15, 2012 - Rich Janzen will act as lead researcher working with University of Waterloo.
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.
Looking to the future
Jan 27, 2012 - CCBR to hold a strategic directions planning session.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Churches and Immigrants: Research Director to defend PhD
Nov 22, 2011 - Defense will be held on November 22, 2011 at Wilfrid Laurier University.
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.
Evaluation of the Job Search Workshops (JSW) Pilot Curriculum
Oct 31, 2011 - CCBR is conducting an evaluation of the new JSW curriculum across Ontario.
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.
Evaluation of Peer Youth Violence Prevention Initiative
Sep 30, 2011 - This GTA high school initiative engages students to take action on preventing violence.
Renison University Student receives Scholarship Award
Sep 23, 2011 - Sabira Hudda, a student at Renison University College receives the 10th annual Helmut Braun Scholarship.
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.
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"
Hate crime article published based on Kitchener study
Jul 01, 2011 - "Understanding the Community Impact of Hate Crimes: A Case Study" is now available.
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.
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.
Training Workshops in Newfoundland
Jun 17, 2011 - CCBR senior staff work with leaders from the provincial government, the community and academics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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!
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!
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.
Canadian Churches Welcoming Immigrants
Apr 27, 2011 - Learn more about how churches are responding to the immigrant reality in Canada.
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!
CU Expo 2011- Steering Committee Meeting
Apr 21, 2011 - The CU Expo 2011 Steering Committee will meet to discuss the upcoming international conference.
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.
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.
Community Research Ethics Office Open for Business!
Mar 15, 2011 - The Community Research Ethics Office (CREO) has been launched in the Waterloo Region!
CU Expo 2011- Steering Committee Meeting
Mar 08, 2011 - The CU Expo 2011 Steering Committee will meet to discuss the upcoming international conference.
Senior Researcher presentation: Global Skills
Mar 03, 2011 - Yasir Dildar, Senior Researcher CCBR, attended the 3rd Annual Global Skills Conference on March 3, 2011.
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.
Empowering Your Brain
Feb 16, 2011 - This CU Expo 2011 Roundtable Event is being held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011.
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.
CU Expo 2011- Steering Committee Meeting
Jan 20, 2011 - The CU Expo 2011 Steering Committee will meet to discuss the upcoming international conference.
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.
CU Expo 2011
Dec 14, 2010 - Registration now open!
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.
Community Voices Roundtable
Nov 23, 2010 - An evening of storytelling regarding change and innovation through community-based research. Join this CU Expo Roundtable discussion.
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.
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.
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.
A BBQ Fundraiser
Oct 16, 2010 - A fundraiser for the Helmut Braun Scholarship.
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.
Sep 22, 2010 - Why should academic researchers partner with community groups? Why would community groups want to partner with academic researchers?
CU Expo 2011
Sep 10, 2010 - Call for Proposals and Reviewers - Deadline extended!
Ontario Trillium Grant
Aug 19, 2010 - CCBR has been awarded an Ontario Trillium Grant to help with CU Expo 2011.
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.
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.
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.
CIIP Trip to China Updates
May 20, 2010 - Joanna Ochocka and Ana Bobesiu, CCBR researchers were in China between April 22nd and 30th 2010.
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.
Community Basis Vol 8
Apr 21, 2010 - Welcome to our latest Community Basis news bulletin!
Apr 21, 2010 - The CU Expo 2011 Steering Committee will meet to discuss the upcoming international conference.
LIPC Final Report
Apr 15, 2010 - After a full year of work, the LIPC Final Report is now available.
Presentation about CURA
Apr 15, 2010 - Save the date! May 14th, 2010
Two up coming CURA workshops:
Apr 13, 2010 - Leaders Mobilizing Change, two more CURA workshops coming in April!
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.
New CURA article in Cross Currents magazine
Apr 12, 2010 - Our CURA was featured in an issue of Cross Currents magazine.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Presentation: Program Evaluation in Complex Systems
Jul 17, 2009 - "How Program Evaluation Can Help Complex Systems Learn", by Andrew Taylor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Formerly Centre for Research and Education in Human Services (CREHS)