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Mobilizing Newcomers and immigrants to Cancer Screening Project
May 25, 2013 - Co-facilitation of focus groups with newcomers and immigrants
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.
Keynote speech & presentations by CCBR staff
Jun 16, 2013 - Theme for CUExpo2013: Communities and Universities get Engaged
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.
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.
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
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.
Payday Loans Situation Highlighted in London, Ontario
Oct 05, 2012 - The London Free Press (lfp) covers release of study commissioned by United Way of London and Middlesex.
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.
CCBR Staff Members to Present at Renison University College
Mar 31, 2012 - Invitation to speak with students of Social Research Methods class.
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.
Payday Lending Practices in London-Middlesex
Dec 01, 2011 - Funded by the United Way of London, the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) is conducting a research on payday lending in London-Middlesex.
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.
Annual General Meeting
Nov 16, 2011 - The Centre for Community Based Research is holding its' Annual General Meeting this month.
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.
Cocktail Reception - Helmut Braun Scholarship Award Fundraiser
Oct 27, 2011 - This CCBR event provides an opportunity to connect with community, enjoy entertainment and food, and to help us raise funds!
Business Manager Position Open at CCBR
Oct 24, 2011 - The position is 3 days per week for a 6-month contract period. Apply by October 24, 2011.
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.
Community Research Ethics Office seeks Coordinator
Oct 14, 2011 - The Community Research Ethics Office (CREO) needs a part-time coordinator to work on this interesting and innovative initiative.
Evaluation of Peer Youth Violence Prevention Initiative
Sep 30, 2011 - This GTA high school initiative engages students to take action on preventing violence.
CREO Workshop with the Southern Network of Specialized Care
Sep 26, 2011 - On September 26th, the Community Research Ethics Office (CREO) presented at the annual research forum of the Southern Network of Specialized Care in Ingersoll.
Renison University Student receives Scholarship Award
Sep 23, 2011 - Sabira Hudda, a student at Renison University College receives the 10th annual Helmut Braun Scholarship.
PAR Course at CCBR
Sep 16, 2011 - This interdisciplinary course introduces students to participatory action research (PAR) as an innovative approach to research.
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"
Helmut Braun Scholarship: Applications being accepted
Jul 31, 2011 - CCBR invites residents of Waterloo Region, who are eligible, to apply by July 31, 2011.
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!
Irish Jamboree in March!
Mar 12, 2011 - Join us for family fun, Celtic music, dancing, games and prizes; a fundraiser for CU Expo 2011.
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.
Focus for Ethnic Women
Dec 21, 2010 - CCBR has organized a two-day (Dec. 21 and Dec. 22) evaluation training workshop for the Focus for Ethnic Women staff.
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.
Annual General Meeting
Nov 17, 2010 - The Centre for Community Based Research will be holding its' Annual General Meeting.
Lord family book launch
Nov 06, 2010 - Karen and her parents John and Peggy wrote together the book- Friends and Inclusion: Five Approaches to Building Relationships.
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?
Helmut Braun Scholarship Presentation
Sep 16, 2010 - Winner of the 2010-2011 Helmut Braun Scholarship Award
Pulling Together for United Way!
Sep 15, 2010 - Our centre is co-hosting a block party to raise funds for United Way. Come join the fun.
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.
Helmut Braun Memorial Award Application Deadline
Jul 30, 2010 - The application deadline for the Helmut Braun Memorial Award is approaching.
Visitors to CCBR: Dr. Marek Wosinski
Jul 02, 2010 - Dr Marek Wosinski, Facilitator of the Network University-Community Partnership for Social Action Research Arizona State University, will give a free public talk about UCP-SARnet.
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.
A New Participatory Action Research Course
Apr 09, 2010 - A new Renison University College, Participatory Action Research course conducted by Joanna Ochocka, Jason Newberry, Elin Moorlag and Rich Janzen at the offices of CCBR in Kitchener.
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.
Andrew's Farewell & Good Luck Lunch
Mar 13, 2010 - Just recently we said a sad good-bye to Andrew Taylor. Andrew, Research Director, has been with CCBR since 1990.
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
The Making Gains Conference November 2 - 4, 2009
Nov 02, 2009 - CCBR was well represented with four presentations at the Making Gains in Mental Health and Addictions Conference in Toronto. The conference provided an excellent networking and educational forum for consumers, practitioners, researchers, and other community members. Please read on for details on CCBR's participation.
Neighbours Pulling Together to Support United Way!
Oct 22, 2009 - Our centre is co-hosting a block party to raise funds for United Way.
CUExpo 2011 Kick-off Luncheon
Oct 20, 2009 - CCBR is holding a CUExpo 2011 kick-off luncheon meeting on October 29th, 2009. Everyone is welcome!
Conference Presentation: Recovery & Mental Health
Sep 22, 2009 - Jason Newberry (Research Director, CCBR) and Allan Strong (Recovery Education Coordinator, Self Help Alliance) will be presenting on "Building a Recovery Focused Mental Health System" at the 2009 Bi-annual Ontario Conference of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Canada.
Helmut Braun Scholarship Presentation
Sep 18, 2009 - The award ceremony will take place at CCBR on Friday September 18th at noon. All are welcome to attend. This is another opportunity for our community to come together and connect over a worthy cause and good food!
CCBR presents at the 2009 Living Knowlege Conference in Belfast
Aug 27, 2009 - CCBR's Joanna Ochocka will be presenting at the 2009 Living Knowledge Conference from August 27th-29th at Queen's University in Belfast, Ireland.
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.
The Expanded Database
Aug 05, 2009 - Use this online resource to quickly find CCBR projects, and associated publications and presentations.
Jul 17, 2009 - Our researchers continue to publish and disseminate research findings associated with our research projects. Here is a list of some of our most recent publications.
Presentation: Program Evaluation in Complex Systems
Jul 17, 2009 - "How Program Evaluation Can Help Complex Systems Learn", by Andrew Taylor.
Social Work Bridge Training Program Graduation
Jun 27, 2009 - Congratulations to the second co-hort of graduates from Wilfred Laurier's Social Work in Waterloo Region Bridge Training Program!
CCBR Family Picnic
Jun 14, 2009 - CCBR celebrated yet another successful year of research and collaboration in style at Kiwanis Park.
2009 ALLIES Learning Exchange: Leading with Ideas
Jun 11, 2009 - CCBR's Yasir Dildar was a presenter in the "Marketplace" on the evaluation of councils at the 2009 ALLIES Learning Exchange: Leading with Ideas Event from June 11-June 12 in Vancouver, BC.
Presentations at Canadian Psychological Association Convention
Jun 11, 2009 - CCBR's Troy Rieck presented at The Canadian Psychological Association 70th Annual Convention in Montreal, Quebec, from June 11-13th, 2009.
Article: Doing Research in First Nations Communities
Jun 08, 2009 - First Nation people are often silenced, excluded, and disengaged from the research process (Bennett, 1982; Brubacher, 2007; Hart, 1999; Mayer, 1994; Mitchell & Baker, 2005; Nelson and Prilleltensky, 2005). As a result, Aboriginal communities are often hesitant to engage in research partnerships, even when they believe that research has the potential to help them recognize their strengths and to utilize their assets (Brubacher, 2007; Mayer, 1994). Although the need for a unique approach when working with First Nation communities is becoming increasingly accepted, there have been few examples of how to actually implement and integrate research into First Nation community development.
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.
Presentations at The Canadian Sociological Association
May 26, 2009 - CCBR's Elin Moorlag and Joanna Ochocka were presenters at The Annual Meetings of the Canadian Sociological Association 2009 at Carleton University in Ottawa from May 26th-29th, 2009.
New Pilot Programs addressing Homelessness in Waterloo Region
May 07, 2009 - The Hospitality House and At-Home Outreach Pilot Programs are two new programs funded through the Aging At Home Strategy (AAH) of the Waterloo-Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WW-LHIN) from October 2008 until March 2011 to address homelessness in Waterloo Region. CCBR is heading the evaluation of these initiatives.
Engaging Ethnoculturally Diverse Youth in Volunteerism
May 07, 2009 - Volunteering and community service have different meanings in different languages. This project explores Canadian assumptions about youth volunteering and the barriers, challenges and opportunities faced by youth from various cultural backgrounds.
Survey on Mental Health & Addictions Planning
May 06, 2009 - The Honorable David Caplan, Minister of Health in the Province of Ontario has decided to develop a 10-year strategy to steer the course of the mental health and addiction system. Over the months of April and May, the Minister is consulting with service providers and consumers through the Local Health Integration Networks.
Information sharing on Autism Services in Waterloo Region
Apr 20, 2009 - CCBR's Andrew Taylor will be joining Extend-A-Family on April 20th for a discussion surrounding the sharing of research findings and information about Autism services in the Waterloo Region.
Free Film Screening- More than a Haircut: The Barbershop Project
Apr 16, 2009 - More than a Haircut: The Barbershop Project. This documentary film features Afro-Caribbean fathers discussing parenting in the Eglington Avenue West neighborhood in (Toronto, Ontario). The screening will be held on Thursday April 16th, 2009 at the Reel World Film Festival, Carleton Cinemas. The cost is $5.00.
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.
Social Innovation Conversation
Mar 25, 2009 - On December 8 2008, the Centre for Community Based Research, Social Innovation Generation at the University of Waterloo, and Waterloo Region sponsored a one day event highlighting exciting initiatives in Waterloo Region. On March 25 2009 we are hosting a follow up conversation.
"Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin" Research Project Trip
Mar 23, 2009 - CCBR's research team (Andrew Taylor, Sarah Lord and students Nora Love and Cindy Nault) to travel to Sioux Lookout for a two-day Steering Committee Meeting on March 25th and 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.
Barbershop Evaluation Project
Jan 19, 2009 - Staff at the Macaulay Child Development Centre wanted to do something different for Black History Month in February 2006 and organized the Barbershop Project as a one-time event.The Centre's staff's intentions were to "counteract" negative images of black fathers' and the stereotyped absenteeism in their children's lives.
Community Basis - Volume 5 now available.
Jan 12, 2009 - Volume 5 of Community Basis is now available!
Social Innovation and Community Change
Dec 08, 2008 - Sponsored by the Centre for Community Based Research, Social Innovation Generation at the University of Waterloo, and Waterloo Region, this event will feature displays, panel discussions, and dialogue about how we can enhance social innovation and community change in Waterloo Region. Hear about research-inspired innovations from Waterloo Region and talk with leaders from outside the Region who will reflect with us about our community change work.
Social Work in Waterloo Region Bridge Training Program Graduatio
Nov 29, 2008 - Congratulations to the first co-hort of graduates from Wilfred Laurier's Social Work in Waterloo Region Bridge Training Program!
5th Annual Diversity and Wellbeing Conference
Nov 20, 2008 - CCBR's Joanna Ochocka and Sarah Marsh presented at the 5th Annual Diversity and Wellbeing Conference: The Diverse Faces of Mental Health, in Calgary, Alberta.
Igloo Symposium- November 19-20, 2008
Nov 19, 2008 - Joanna Ochocka, Executive Director of CCBR, presented at the inaugural IGLOO Symposium, November 19-20, 2008 at CIGI (Centre for International Governance Innovation).
Canadian Innovations in Recovery
Nov 07, 2008 - CCBR's Jason Newberry spoke about "Recovery evaluation with consumers, case managers and system in Waterloo and Wellington" at this recent event.
"Community Outcomes"-October 21, 28 & 29, 2008
Oct 21, 2008 - CCBR's Andrew Taylor and Peggy Hastings-Weston joined the United Way of Greater Simcoe County on October 21st, 28th and 29th in North, South and Central Greater Simcoe County for 3 full day Community Consultations.
Helmut Braun Memorial Scholarship Award Presentation
Oct 17, 2008 - Congratulations to Gabriel Rodriguez, this year's recipient of The Centre for Community Based Research's Helmut Braun Memorial Scholarship Award.
Sub-Saharan African Participatory Research Network
Oct 13, 2008 - A Participatory Action Research Workshop held in Dakar, Senegal on October 13th, 2008.
How Community Impact Happens
Sep 29, 2008 - Andrew Taylor and Rachel Fayter discussed some of the outcome evaluation work that CCBR has been involved with in collaboration with the United Ways of Peel and Waterloo Region, while highlighting the challenges that many non-profits face when attempting to measure the community impact of their work.
Reflections from the Road: A Trip to Tikinagan
Aug 21, 2008 - The Mamow Obiki-awahsoonwina Research Project is well into its second phase. The research project was initiated in 2006 by Tikinagan Child and Family Services, a First Nation-run child protection agency that works with 33 First Nations across Ontario's far North. Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowina is the model based on traditional First Nations approaches to child welfare that guides the work of Tikinagan. The research project team, made up of Centre researchers and Community Researchers from Northern First Nations, recently made several trips into Northern communities to do interviews with First Nations families. The following are the reflections from Sarah Lord, Centre Researcher, from a recent trip into two communities.
Somali Muslim Hate Crime Summit
Jul 12, 2008 - CCBR has partnered with the Somali Canadian Association of Etobicoke and held a community forum on hate crimes.
International Community Psychology Conference in Lisbon
Jun 05, 2008 - Four CCBR presentations were made at the 2nd International Conference on Community Psychology in Lisbon, Portgual.
"Community Basis" - Volume 3 now available
May 06, 2008 - The spring issue of our quarterly newsletter "Community Basis" is now available!
Article: Consumer Participation on Mental Health Agency Boards
May 04, 2008 - by Jason Newberry. Over the past few decades Ontario's mental health system has been undergoing a slow transformation. Based on sustained citizen advocacy efforts and the appearance of several key policy documents and recommendations in the late 1980s, there have been efforts to establish a mental health system that is more holistic and person-centred in its approach, envisioning collaborative efforts between mental health services, community services, self-help and mutual aid, and natural supports. A strong policy recommendation within these efforts was that mental health consumers, individually and collectively, needed a strong and consistent voice in all aspects of the system. A narrower component of consumer voice has been the membership and participation of consumers on governing boards and associated committees of mental health agencies.
Community University Expo 2008
May 04, 2008 - CCBR had 7 presentations at this international conference in Victoria, British Columbia.
Waterloo Launch of UCP-SARnet
Apr 18, 2008 - Success at the Waterloo launch of the University Community Partnership for Social Action Research Network (UCP-SARnet).
Sharing the WRIEN Story
Apr 17, 2008 - Presentation about the Waterloo Region Immigrant Employment Network (WRIEN) to the Municipal Immigration Committee.
Presentation to Peel Volunteer Administrators Network
Mar 19, 2008 - Conference Presentation entitled: You're Closer to Demonstrating your Impact than you Think: How Logic Models Can Save You Time and Reduce Your Stress.
Article: "Stories from the Road"
Feb 04, 2008 - In May and June, 2006, Rob Case and Kristen Roderick traveled to Kenya to conduct an evaluation of the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK). They spent three weeks traveling across the country interviewing staff, volunteers, and beneficiaries of the program. The following are excerpts of this trip, based on Kristen's journal entries.
A Vision for a Community Research Ethics Board (CREB)
Jan 31, 2008 - CCBR hosted a community meeting to discuss the need and vision for ethical review of community based research in Waterloo Region.
Program Evaluation as a Management Tool
Nov 21, 2007 - Program Evaluation as a Management Tool for Organizations Serving Children and Youth:
Presentation by Andrew Taylor at the "Putting it All Together" Conference in Hamilton.
Workshop on Program Planning and Evaluation in Cambridge
Nov 09, 2007 - A workshop in Cambridge entitled The learning loop: An introduction to the cycle of program planning & evaluation.
Workshop on Program Planning and Evaluation in K-W
Nov 07, 2007 - A workshop in Kitchener-Waterloo entitled: The learning loop: An introduction to the cycle of program planning & evaluation.
Interview: Jack Styan of Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network
Nov 01, 2007 - Jason Newberry, a Senior Researcher at CREHS, interviews Jack Styan, Executive Director of Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN), about his organization's approach to developing social networks for people with disabilities and how this approach links to the concept of resiliency.
Oct 31, 2007 - CCBR celebrates its 25th anniversary with a new name and a new look.
Evaluation Shouldn't be Boring: Conference Presentation
Oct 22, 2007 - Andrew Taylor delivers a workshop at the Older Adult Centres' Association of Ontario 2007 provinical conference in Oakville, Ontario.
Workshop in London: Understanding Outcome Evaluation
Oct 19, 2007 - First in a series of three workshops hosted by United Way of London & Middlesex.
Champions of change
Sep 25, 2007 - CCBR was identified as a "Champion of Change" and presented the "Taking Culture Seriously in Community Mental Health" diversity initiative at the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN) symposium.
Seminar in Spain
Sep 21, 2007 - CCBR work is featured at the 2nd European Community Psychology Conference on immigrant integration.
Formerly Centre for Research and Education in Human Services (CREHS)