As of October 1, 2017, the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) is the Secretariat for Community-Based Research Canada (CBRC). This means that CBRC’s offices are now CCBR’s offices!
The Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) is a non-profit organization located in Waterloo, Ontario and affiliated with St. Paul’s University College at the University of Waterloo. Established in 1982, CCBR’s mission is to use research and innovation to develop commuities that are responsive and supportive, especially for those with limited access to power and opportunity. A pioneer in community-based research, CCBR has worked closely and collaboratively with various communities to conduct over 400 projects on a range of social justice issues, such as newcomer resettlement and integration, mental health and well-being, as well as homelessness and poverty. CCBR also played a key role in the formation of the Community Research Ethics Office. CCBR offers services in community-based research practice (e.g., applied research, proposal development, knowledge mobilization), learning (e.g., academic education, community training) quality (e.g., assessing excellence), and connecting (e.g., international engagement, communities of practice).
For more information about CCBR or CBRC, please contact CCBR’s Dr. Sara Kafashan, Coordinator of the CBRC Secretariat.