Resources

Documents

CBRC Resources

CBRC Strategic Plan 2014-2018 - YOUR Comments are Welcome!
CBRCanada has released our Strategic Plan for 2014-2018. We have renewed our mission and outlined our next steps in championing community-based research and community-campus engagement in Canada.
Introduction to CBRC and Steering Committee Members
This document provides a description of the vision and strategic focus of the organization as well as a list of current Steering Committee members.
Recognizing Excellence in Community-Engaged Research
Prepared by the Office of Community-Based Research, University of Victoria, this document outlines guidelines for promotion and tenure decisions.
CU Expo 2013 Poster
Please download and distribute this poster for the upcoming CU Expo taking place June 12th to 15th, 2013 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada.
October 2012 Ottawa Meeting Minutes
CBRC Annual Meeting on October 11th, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario.
Dr. Budd Hall Awarded Honorary Doctorate from St. Francis Xavier University, 2011
St. Francis Xavier Department of Adult Education, the Coady International Institute, & CASAE- Atlantic celebrate Dr. Hall’s Honorary Doctorate from St. Francis Xavier University on December 9th, 2011. This document outlines the day’s events.
CBRC Symposium “From Recession to Renewal” Presentations, 2009
Presentations by contributors to the May 2009 CBRC Symposium “From Recession to Renewal: The Vital Contribution of Community-Based Research” are now available through SlideShare.
Report on the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education, 2009
This report from Katherine Graham describes UNESCO's World Conference on Higher Education held in Paris, July 2009, particularly with regard to the focus on Social Responsibility of Higher Education, and the panel of representatives of the Global Alliance for Community Engaged Research.
Agenda - Jan8'14 - Quarterly CBRC Call
Proposed Agenda for the Jan 8 2014 meeting

CBRC Member Publications

Guide to Researcher and Knowledge-User Collaboration in Health Research
Developed by Participatory Research at McGill (PRAM)’s David Parry, BA (Hons.) Jon Salsberg, MA, and Ann C. Macaulay, CM MD FCPC.
Learning from SSHRC funded Partnerships, 2012
Prepared by Dr. Budd Hall and Crystal Tremblay, this report explores and outlines concrete examples that demonstrate the success of campus-community collaborative partnerships.
Uncovering the Benefits of Participatory Research, 2012
“Uncovering the benefits of participatory research: Implications of a realist review for health research and practice” by Jagosh et al. This article shares findings of a review of the participatory research literature.
Assessing the Benefits of Participatory Research, 2011
“Assessing the benefits of participatory research: A rationale for a realist review” by Macaulay et al. This article uses a systematic realist review to overcome methodological gaps in the systemic review of participatory research conducted for the Agency for Health Research and Quality.
Assessing the Outcomes of Participatory Research, 2011
“Assessing the outcomes of participatory research: Protocol for identifying, selecting, appraising and synthesizing the literature for realist review” by Jagosh et al. This article adapts a realist review methodology to participatory research assessment.
Inventory of Tools for Assessing University Capacity, Support for, and Outcomes of Community/Civic Engagement and Community-Engaged Scholarship, 2011
Prepared by Lisa Wenger and Ashley MacInnis, this report is designed as a resource for those interested in assessing university capacity, support, and outcomes for community engagement and community-engaged scholarship.
Shoulder to Shoulder or Face to Face, 2011
"Shoulder to shoulder or face to face: Canada’s university – civil society collaborations on research and knowledge for international development" by Elena Chernikova. Published January 17th, 2011 by IDRC/CRDI.
Higher Education, Community-Engagement and the Public Good, 2009
“Higher education, community-engagement and the public good: The future of continuing education” by Budd Hall. Published in the Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, Spring 2009. This article looks at the potential for university-community engagement to transform the health and wellbeing of communities.
The Funding and Development of Community University Research Partnerships in Canada, 2009
"The funding and development of community university research partnerships in Canada: Evidence-based investment in knowledge, engaged scholarship, innovation and action for Canada’s future" by the University of Victoria’s Office of Community-Based Research. Presented in Ottawa in May 2009.

CBR Tools & Methods

Audit and Evaluation: Demonstrating the Worth of Engagement
A presentation by Angie Hart and Kim Aumman of the Community-University Partnership Programme at the University of Brighton, UK
CBR Booklet Series – Unit 1 – What is CBR?
The first in a series of four units produced by the University of Victoria’s Office of Community-Based Research that provides definitions, resources, and examples of community-based research.
CBR Booklet Series – Unit 2 – CBR & Partnerships
The second in a series of four units produced by the University of Victoria’s Office of Community-Based Research that provides definitions, resources, and examples of community-based research.
CBR Booklet Series – Unit 3 - Creative Methods in CBR
The third in a series of four units produced by the University of Victoria’s Office of Community-Based Research that provides definitions, resources, and examples of community-based research.
CBR Booklet Series – Unit 4 – Why CBR Matters
The final unit in a series of four produced by the University of Victoria’s Office of Community-Based Research that provides definitions, resources, and examples of community-based research.
Developing and Sustaining Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships: A Skill Building Curriculum
This evidence-based curriculum is intended as a tool for community-institutional partnerships that are using or planning to use a CBPR approach to improving health. It can be used by partnerships that are just forming as well as mature partnerships.
Participatory Research: An Approach for Change, 1975
This is the first article written by Budd Hall on participatory research. This article argues for an alternative approach to adult education research based on four years of the author’s experience in an African country, trying to apply standard social science research methods.
Everyday Ethics in Community-Based Participatory Research
By Sarah Banks, et al. Published in 2013 in Contemporary Social Science: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences. “This article explores a range of ethical issues that arise in community-based participatory research (CBPR), drawing on literature and examples from practice.”
Guidelines for Writing Manuscripts About Community-Based Participatory Research for Peer-Reviewed Journals
By Bordeaux, B. C., Wiley, C., Tandon, S. D., and Horowitz, C. R. Published in Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, Volume 1, Issue 3, Fall 2007. “The article includes tips on how to organize each part of a manuscript, suggestions on how partners can collaborate on preparing manuscripts, recommendations on how to convey unique aspects of a partnership’s work throughout a manuscript, and an annotated bibliography of well-written CBPR articles.”

CU Expo Conference Proceedings

CU Expo 2011
CU Expo 2011 “Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Action” was held in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada from May 10th to 14th.
CU Expo 2008
CU Expo 2008 “Connecting for Change” was held in Victoria, British Columbia from May 4th to 7th.

Global CBR Resources

UNESCO Chair in CBR & Social Responsibility in Higher Education: Overview
This one-pager provides an overview of the position and objectives of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education
ICHPR: What is Participatory Health Research?, 2013
The first position paper of the International Collaboration on Participatory Health Research (ICPHR), defining what is meant by "participatory health research." Drawing on a wide range of international literature the paper attempts to describe some of the central characteristics of this approach.
Communiqué on Sustainability, Knowledge and Democracy, 2012
Released on May 12, 2012 in Bonn, Germany at the 5th International Conference of the Living Knowledge Network. This document is the product of discussions that took place during the Conference. It is the 3rd global statement by the “Big Tent” group of international community university research and engagement networks.
Science Shops & PERARES: Europe Update, 2012
A presentation by Henk Mulder of the Living Knowledge Network that took place at the University of Victoria on October 18th, 2012
Community-University Engagement in 2030: A Scenario, 2011
Released on November 2nd, 2011, this document is the product of discussions that took place on October 17th, 2011. It is the 2nd global statement by the “Big Tent” group of international community university research and engagement networks.
Higher Education, Community Engagement and The World We Want, 2009
"Higher education, community engagement and the world we want: A policy brief to the World Conference on Higher Education, July 5-8, 2009". Published by GACER, this paper to UNESCO on strengthening community engagement with higher education for sustainable development is available for feedback.
GACER Declaration – French Version, 2008
L'Alliance Mondiale sur la Recherche au Service de la Communauté (GACER) a publié cette déclaration le 7 mai 2008 à la séance de clôture de la Communauté-Université Exposition 2008, Victoria, Colombie-Britannique, Canada.
GACER Declaration – Spanish Version, 2008
La Global Alliance on Community-Engaged Research (GACER) publicó esta declaración en 7 de mayo del 2008 en la sesión de clausura de la Exposición de Comunidad-Universidad 2008, Victoria, B.C., Canadá.
GACER Declaration – English Version, 2008
The Global Alliance on Community-Engaged Research (GACER) released this declaration on May 7th, 2008 at the Closing Session of the Community-University Exposition 2008, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Publications

Community-based research for food system policy development in the City of Guelph, Ontario, 2013
Written and researched by Ryan Douglas Hayhurst, Frances Dietrich-O’connor, Shelley Hazen and Karen Landman, this article aims to contribute to the practice of CBR by highlighting the benefits and barriers encountered in one CBR process.
Community-Based Participatory Research: A Strategy for Building Healthy Communities and Promoting Health through Policy Change, 2012
Written by Meredith Minkler, Analilia P. Garcia, Victor Rubin, and Nina Wallerstein. This report combines lessons and best practices from around the country with insights drawn from six case studies set in California. Background and context are provided, along with promising practices and sample resources and tools to assist local leaders in planning their own CBPR-inspired projects.
Centrality of Engagement in Higher Education, 2011
A White Paper produced by the Council on Engagement and Outreach and Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. Published December 6th, 2011.
Participation of Civil Society Organization in Research, 2009
This report, directed at the European Union, was authored by Éric Gall, Glen Millot, and Claudia Neubauer, and a result of a work conducted by civil society organizations within the framework of the European project Science, Technology And Civil Society. It provides important analysis and recommendations on strengthening civil society engagement in research.
Promoting Environmental Justice Through Community-Based Participatory Research, 2008
“Promoting Environmental Justice Through Community-Based Participatory Research: The Role of Community and Partnership Capacity” was prepared by Meredith Minkler, Victoria Breckwich Vásquez, Mansoureh Tajik and Dana Petersen. This article presents the results of a cross-site case study of four CBPR partnerships in the United States that researched environmental health problems and worked to educate legislators and promote relevant public policy.
Guide for Knowledge Mobilization in the Context of Research Partnerships, 2008
The Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) in Social Economy and Quebec Network of Research Partnerships in Social Economy are research partnership centres funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. This report acts as a tool for research partners to enrich and optimize the dissemination and transfer of the knowledge resulting from their research.
Research Partnerships: The ARUC-ÉS and RQRP-ÉS Model, 2008
The Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) in Social Economy and Quebec Network of Research Partnerships in Social Economy are research partnership centres funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. This report aims to share the research partnership experience between these two organizations with all who are interested in research practices carried out in partnership, and to promote university research among practitioners.
Democratizing Knowledge: The Experience of University-Community Research Partnerships, 2007
This paper was prepared by Yves Vaillancourt for the Carold Institute project “Building Local and Global Democracy” (2004- 2006). It looks at three experiments in democratizing knowledge through university-community research partnerships and examines the inherent issues arising from these relationships.
The Ivory Tower and Beyond: Bradford University at the Heart of its Communities, 2007
The Bradford University’s REAP approach to measuring and evaluating community engagement by Professor Jennifer Pearce and Martin Pearson with Dr. Sam Cameron.
A Snapshot of CBR in Canada, 2006
Authored by Sarah Flicker and Beth Savan and published by the Wellesley Institute in June 2006. The report outlines findings of a web-based survey of community and university CBR practitioners in Canada and presents the implications of these.
Lessons Learned through the Creative and Iterative Process of Community-Based Participatory Research, 2006
Written by Judith Powers, Sharon Ann Cumbie, Clarann Weinert, this article examines lessons learned through the process of a community- based participatory research project that attempted to implement an innovative approach to community research in partnership with a clinical outcomes research project.
Place-based Public Policy: Towards a New Urban and Community Agenda for Canada, 2005
This research report was written by Neil Bradford and published by Canadian Policy Research Networks Inc. in March 2005. The report provides an analysis of the need for an evidence and community-based approach to public policy in Canada.
Democracy, Civic Participation, and the University, 2004
“Democracy, civic participation, and the university: A comparative study of civic engagement on five campuses” by Susan A. Ostrander of Tufts University.
Transforming Community Practice: [Re]Moving the Margins, 2004
A dissertation by Jannit Rabinovitch from Union Institute and University. It explores transformative community practice as an effective method of working in the community, using five narratives incorporating twelve years of community practice work with marginalized communities in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Why Action Research? 2003
This article by Mary Brydon-Miller, Davydd Greenwood, and Patricia Maguire examines common themes and commitments among action researchers as well as exploring areas of disagreement and important avenues for future exploration.
Community-Based Research Ethics Review: Reflections on Experience and Recommendations for Action, 2001
Authors, Jocelyn Downie and Barbara Cottrell, provide a description of a three-part knowledge-generating initiative on CBR ethics review sponsored by the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, the Dalhousie University Health Law Institute and the Maritime Centre of Excellence for W omen’s Health. The research also provides reflections and recommendations for the CBR ethics review process.
The Tsimshian Protocols: Locating and Empowering Community-based Research, n.d.
By James Andrew McDonald, this article highlights examples of community-centred research that demonstrated respectful long-term research relationships; that developed and followed community specific ethical protocols; and that resulted in beneficial educational curricula. The principles and development processes of the Tsimshian protocols are described.

Websites

CU Expos

CU Expo 2013
CU Expo 2013 “Engaging Shared Worlds” will be held in Corner Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada from June 12th to 15th.
CU Expo 2011
CU Expo 2011 “Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Action” was held in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada from May 10th to 14th.
CU Expo 2008
CU Expo 2008 “Connecting for Change” was held in Victoria, British Columbia from May 4th to 7th.

Organizations

University Centres, Institutes & Projects

Carleton Centre for Community Innovation
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action
Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
Centre for Youth and Society
University of Victoria, British Columbia
Coady International Institute
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Community-Based Research Development Centre
University of Windsor, Ontario
Community-Based Research Institute
Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, British Columbia
Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
Community-University Institute for Social Research
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship
University of Guelph, Ontario
Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
Participatory Research at McGill
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
Research Development and Services
Western University, London, Ontario
Rewarding Community Engaged Scholarship
A partnership of 8 universities and an international organization.
School of Community & Regional Planning
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
Service aux Collectivités
Université du Québec à Montréal
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University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Social Innovation Generation
University of Waterloo, Ontario
Trent Centre for Community-Based Education
Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario
York Centre for Education and Community
York University, Toronto, Ontario

Networks

International

National

Research Impact Canada
Canada's knowledge mobilization network
Community Engagement Voices Report
Community Engagement Voices Report
Revitalizing Indigenous Law and Changing the Lawscape of Canada
This is a new publication from Dr. Val Napoleon, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at UVIC. Val is also one of ISICUE's Research Affiliates.
Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network Newsletter - Summer 2014
Please check out the latest newsletter from the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network (UAKN)

Provincial

Student Networks

The Homeless Hub
Information for Graduate Students Researching Homelessness Issues

Journals

Journals

Health Education Research
Volume 27, Issue 4, Focus on Community-Based Participatory Research
Journal of Environmental Justice
Volume 6, Number 1, February 2013, Focus on community-based participatory action research
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Volume 18, Issue 7, Focus on Community-based Participatory Research: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Need for a Common Language
Manifestation: Journal of Community Engaged Research and Learning Partnerships
Volume 1, Number 1, November 2008. “Building & Sustaining Community Partnerships: Health Focus”

Books

Books

Community-based health research: Issues and methods
Blumenthal, D. S. and DiClemente, R. J. 2003. Community-based health research: Issues and methods. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company Inc.
Community-based participatory research for health
Minkler, M. and Wallerstein, N. (Eds.). 2003. Community-based participatory research for health. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
Ethical issues in community-based research with children and youth
Leadbeater, B., et al. 2006. Ethical issues in community-based research with children and youth. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division.
Experience research social change: Methods from the margins
Kirby, S. and McKenna, K. 1989. Experience research social change: Methods from the margins. Toronto, ON: Garamond Press.
Feminist community research: Case studies and methodologies
Creese, G. L. and Frisby, W. M. 2011. Feminist community research: Case studies and methodologies. Vancouver: UBC Press.
Making and moving knowledge: Interdisciplinary and community-based research for a world on the edge
Lutz, J. and Neis, B. 2008. Making and moving knowledge: Interdisciplinary and community-based research for a world on the edge. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.
Methodological approaches to community-based research
Jason, L. and Glenwick, D. 2012. Methodological approaches to community-based research. 1st Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Methods in community-based participatory research for health
Israel, B.A., Eng, E., Schulz, A.J., Parker, E.A. (Eds.). 2005. Methods in community-based participatory research for health. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
Our common ground: Cultivating women’s health through community based research
Reid, C., Brief, E. and LeDrew, R. 2009. Our common ground: Cultivating women’s health through community based research. Vancouver, B.C.: Women’s Health Research Network.
Research for social justice: A community-based approach
Van de Sande, A. and Schwartz, K. 2011. Research for social justice: A community-based approach. Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing.
Research methods for community change: A project-based approach
Stoecker, R. R. 2012. Research methods for community change: A project-based approach. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications Inc.