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Rich Janzen, Research Director
PhD Community Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University email@example.com, Tel: (519) 741-1318 ext 233
Rich Janzen has worked at CCBR since 1996, becoming Research Director in 2004. Rich sees research as a tool for social innovation and change - to find new ways of bringing people who are on the edge of society to live within community as full and equal members. Rich has an academic background in community psychology and religious studies. He is an adjunct assistant professor at Renison University College at the University of Waterloo.
Research and Action Interests
Rich has been involved in 100-plus community based research projects, many focused on issues of cultural diversity, mental health, or church and society. This breadth of work has included multi-partner research initiatives, community mobilization, program/systems change evaluation, and needs assessment with direct policy impact. He is author of 30 academic articles, over 120 technical research reports, and presenter at over 130 conferences, workshops and community events. Rich is an affiliated member of the Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS).
Team Leader: The Role of Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration.
Team Leader: Mobilizing Waterloo Region around immigrant employment.
Janzen, R., Chapman, M., & Watson, J. (2012). Integrating immigrants into the life of Canadian urban Christian congregations: Findings from a national survey. Review of Religious Research. 53(4),441-470.
Janzen, R., Ochocka, J., Jacobson, N., Maiter, S., Simich, L., Westhues, A., Fleras, A. & The Taking Culture Seriously Partners (2010). Synthesizing Culture and Power in Community Mental Health: An Emerging Framework. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health.29 (1), 51-67.
Janzen, R. & Wiebe, D. (2010). Putting God in the logic model: Developing a national framework for the evaluation of faith-based organizations. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. 25(1), 1-26.
Rich has visited over 30 countries around the world and previously worked as a cross cultural social planner in Toronto. He now lives with his family in Waterloo, Ontario. Rich is an active member of a community-minded Mennonite church located in a multicultural neighbourhood of Kitchener. He has self-published two family history books.
Formerly Centre for Research and Education in Human Services (CREHS)