Are you looking for support to develop new projects, strengthen your current projects, or evaluate your projects to support a robust community-based research approach? 

We offer a range of community-based research services led by world-class community-based research practitioners, drawing on decades of expertise in the field, to support you and your team from beginning to end. 

We offer CBRET workshops to help assess the quality and impact of your work. Learn more about CBRET and opportunities to apply it. Join a workshop near you or contact us to set up a custom workshop for your group.                                                                              Explore webinars happening now on important themes in community-based research led by experts in the field. 
Receive support developing your project using a rigorous community-based research approach. Please contact us for more information. Receive support with evaluating your projects. Please contact us for more information. Receive coaching from our expert community-based research practitioners throughout your project. Please contact us for more information.


Meet the Trainers

Rich Janzen

Rich Janzen is Co-Executive Director of the Centre for Community Based Research and Adjunct faculty at Renison University College at the University of Waterloo. Rich sees research as a tool for social innovation and change – to find new ways of bringing people who are on the edge of society to live within community as full and equal members. He has been involved in 130-plus community based research projects on range of social and health issues. This breadth of work has included multi-partner research initiatives, community mobilization, program/systems change evaluation, and needs assessment with direct policy impact.


Joanna Ochocka

Joanna Ochocka is co-executive director of the Centre for Community Based Research and adjunct faculty at Social Development Studies, University of Waterloo. Joanna sees research as a catalyst for social innovation, for public policy improvements, and for promoting knowledge democracy, in which local knowledge is valued in building local solutions. Driven by her passion and dedication, she promotes community-based research locally and internationally. Joanna has been involved in over 200 community based research projects on social and health issues and led a National Summit on pursuing excellence in collaborative community campus research. She is a founding member of Community Based Research Canada (CBRC) and the Community Research Ethics Office (CREO).