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Graduate Diploma in Community-Engaged Research & Evaluation at McMaster University

This Graduate Diploma offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in community-engaged research and evaluation, and to contribute to community and agency learning, effectiveness, and change.  It is 16-month, part-time, course-based program offered by the McMaster school of social work. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2019. To learn more, visit their website.

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Journal Article from Lakehead University

Lakehead University recently published an article titled, “A multi-faceted community intervention is associated with knowledge and standards
of workplace mental health”. Click here to read it.

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The Journal of Participatory Research Methods calling for LOIs

The Journal of Participatory Research Methods will give participatory researchers an outlet for explaining and sharing those practices and for learning from others who are doing community-engaged work. The deadline for LOIs is August 15, 2019. Read more here.

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Gateways Journal Profile

Gateways Journal maintains significant growth in article downloads and strong evidence of engagement from scholars and communities. This profile demonstrates the genuine public demand for important and innovative community-centred research. Read it here.

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New CBRC Board Member

CBRC welcomes Steven Hermans to the CBRC Board of Directors! Steven is the Partnership Development Officer in the Division of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, at the University of Toronto. Read his bio here.

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CBRC Annual Planning Meeting

In late April 2019, CBRC held an Annual Planning Meeting for its Board of Directors in Ottawa, Ontario. After enjoying a lively welcome dinner on April 25th, seven Directors met at Carleton University on April 26th to discuss strategic and program planning for 2019-2020. The day was equal parts reflective and forward-thinking. To begin, the Board Co-Chairs guided the Directors through a review of CBRC’s existing strategic goals, value propositions, and previous activities. They explored current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, as well as challenges and successes of the previous year. From there, the conversation turned to the CBRC mandate and strategic goals, which were originally drafted in 2014. Throughout the meeting there was a strong focus on the key functions of CBRC and the changing state of community-based research in Canada. With these in mind, the Directors felt that updates to CBRC’s foundational documents were needed and a small working group was formed to draft recommended changes.

The Board will work towards updating the CBRC mandate and strategic goals and offering refreshed program activities for the year ahead. Four sub-committees are being formed to take action on CBRC mandates. The Board of Directors is confident that the dialogue started in Ottawa will result in a suite of services and activities that meet the needs of CBRC members and foundational documents that reflect the current goals and priorities of the network.

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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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