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Dave Heidebrecht talks about the Office of Community Engagement at McMaster University

Dave Heidebrecht, a CBRC board member, was interviewed on Cable 14 Now. To watch the interview, click here.

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DemocracyXchange in Toronto

The University of Toronto Centre for Community Partnerships just co-hosted with two of their community partners (Great Lakes Canoe Journey Project and the Regent Park Community Food Centre) two packed sessions within the DemocracyXChange Summit’s open house event.

To learn more about the event, click here.

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New Issue of the International Journal of Community Research and Engagement

Volume 12 of Gateways is the first volume under the new partnership between UTS Shopfront Community Program at the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University, USA. It is their first ‘open’ volume, to which new articles will be added over the coming months, as soon as they are ready for publication; and it is the first volume to feature a research article that has come through our Author+Editor mentoring program for engaged scholars from historically underrepresented countries.

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Knowledge for Change: Mentorship Training Program Report

The University of Victoria (UVIC) and
Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) in support
of UNESCO Chair have collaborated to create
and deliver a 21-week Mentorship Training
Program to support and strengthen community-based
research to address locally pressing
societal challenges, including UN Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs).

The Mentorship Training Program (MTP) is
designed for experienced practitioners and
community-based participatory researchers
within and outside academia. The certified
mentors play a key role in the development of
the local hub, including the creation of teaching
curriculum and pedagogy, and the development
of research capacities.

Read about the most recent cohort here.

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Beyond Recruitment: Strengthening Indigenous & Non-Indigenous relations while supporting university students from Northern ON

This study was a collaborative effort between The Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC), the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR), and St. Paul’s University College (STP), all located at University of Waterloo.

Through exploration of: (i) the experiences of University of Waterloo students from Northern Ontario, (ii) the role of post-secondary institutions in preparing individuals for the Northern Ontario labour market, and (iii) labour market trends in Northern Ontario, this research aimed to identify
what the University of Waterloo can do to maximize its support for the success of its students from Northern Ontario in both post-secondary education and transitions to employment. The concrete, practical recommendations for action arising from this pilot study provide initial data to support the University of Waterloo to become a reconciliation champion and innovator.

Click here to read the report.

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A Civil Society Impact Report from Victoria, BC

Crystal Tremblay, a CBRC board member co-authored a study, in partnership with the Victoria Foundation and the University of Victoria. It
examines the social impact and economic activity
of civil society (also known as the ‘charitable’ or
‘third’ sector) in the capital region in the 2016 fiscal
year. It was conducted to help better understand
and strengthen the sector for the betterment of all
Greater Victorians.

Read the study or view the infographic.

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