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Creating a better future for communities through research

A pioneer in social innovation

A CCBR project is helping to tell the story of a different level of thinking about child welfare for Tikinagan

CCBR is a Canadian pioneer in using community based research as a catalyst for social innovation. Since 1982, CCBR has been doing research in a participatory and action-oriented way that initiates practical change within communities.

Over the years, CCBR has partnered with literally hundreds of groups from across our country and beyond. From grassroots community groups to inter-governmental initiatives, CCBR has facilitated people to work together in new ways.

Community based research can be one way to stimulate social innovation. This is done through the three inter-related building blocks listed below. Click on each to read about real-life case examples of CCBR-inspired innovation.

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."

Albert Einstein