Community-Based Research Canada

Community-Based Research Canada’s (CBRC) mission is to be a national champion and facilitator for community-based research (CBR) and campus-community engagement in Canada. Our vision is vibrant communities in Canada that are supported by CBR. We believe that CBR can create socio-cultural, economic and environmental benefit for Canadians and Indigenous Peoples in Canada. 

CBRC’s Steering Committee brings together key players of community-campus partnerships. Our network builds capacity for academia and broader communities to collaborate and use research as a tool to mobilize community, participation and action.

We support and connect to Canadian networks such as the Canadian Alliance for Community Service Learning, Research Impact and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and global networks such as the Living Knowledge Network in Europe, the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement in the United Kingdom and the Global Alliance for Community Engaged Research.

Since 2008, CBRC has focused on leading and supporting research, developing policy papers, convening annual CBR gatherings, supporting five CUExpos and developing a national and globally connected community of CBR and community-university engagement leaders. We also supported the development of the new UNESCO Chair in Social Responsibility in CBR and Higher Educations held between Canada and India.

To learn about our current priorities, see our 2014-2018 Strategic Plan


How to Get Involved

  • Attend the annual CUExpo.  See our upcoming events to find out when the next conference is taking place.  Links to past CUExpos are listed on our Resources page