In 2020, the Mental Health Commission of Canada implemented an innovative community-based research program to explore the relationship among mental health and cannibis for priority populations including people who use cannabis and live with mental illness, First Nations, Inuit and Métis, two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or queer (2SLGBTQ+) individuals, and racialized populations. The larger project aimed to to support funding and capacity-bridging for 14 funded community-based research projects.
The Centre for Community Based Research acted as a consultant on the project, and was acknowledged in a recent publication. In collaboration with MHCC, CCBR: 1) supported research teams when developing research proposals; 2) equipped research hubs and successful project teams in understanding and implementation of a community-based research approach, and 3) equipped successful research projects to implement their community-based research projects.
Full Citation: Obegu, P., Armstrong, J. & Bartram, M. Centering equity and lived experience: implementing a community-based research grant on cannabis and mental health. Int J Equity Health21, 113 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-022-01722-4