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Creating a better future for communities through research

Research guided by values

CCBR has completed over 350 community based research projects since 1982. Each project is guided by our commitment to impacting social change in practical and powerful ways.

We intentionally conduct research with people not on people, cultivating respect with communities in every step of the process. By demonstrating value and modeling the change we wish to see, we empower communities to take the first step towards social change.

At any one time, we have 12-15 active projects. For more of an in-depth look at our projects, see Selected Projects by Theme. Or browse our project database to view our complete present and past project listings.

Recent projects


*Indigenous Mentoring Model*Food Banks Canada Project*Employment Internship Program*Bridging the Gap Project for Women Entrepreneurs*Ontario Brain Institute*Evaluation of the Salvation Army Correctional and Justice Services:Chaplains within the Court System*Young Women and Cyber Violence* Multicultural Peer Support Project * Reception House Waterloo Region * The Salvation Army (Eastern Ontario) Evaluation Framework * NFL Smallwood Community Centre * Evaluation of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Autism Services * SouthWest Cancer Programs London * City Kidz Evaluation

Applied Research

* Churches and Immigrants* Justice and Faith * 2014 York Region Newcomer Survey * MCC Canadian Advocacy Research Project *Shibogama Family Healing Centre * Community Research Ethics Office


*Training in Indonesia 2015* International Training - Indonesia * CUExpo 2013 * Building Understanding in CBR and Planning Support for CUExpo 2013 * Evaluation Training and Consultation for University of Waterloo, Institutional Analysis and Planning * Community Engagement and Social Development Course through Renison University College

Facilitation and Planning

* National Summit *Canadian Learning Forum on Research Excellence and Civil Society * Focus Groups London * YWCA Kitchener Waterloo Strategic Planning * Socio Drama Topography to Support Cross Generational Conversations in the Immigrant Community

Community Mobilization

Mobilizing Christian Reformed Church Congregations for Justice * Enhancing Capacity for Trauma Services in Region of Waterloo * Advancing Cancer Screening Capacity * Tobacco and Maternal Health