The Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) is focused on strengthening communities through social research.

Founded in 1982, CCBR believes in the power of knowledge to impact positive social change. We are passionate about bringing people together to use knowledge to provide real and innovative solutions to community needs. Our approach to research is participatory and action-oriented in a way that mobilizes people to participate as full and equal members of society.

Community members, marginalized groups, community organizations, government ministries, social and health services, and educational institutions all collaborate with us and benefit from our work. See testimonials.

CCBR is an independent, non-profit organization located in Waterloo, Ontario. We receive no core funding, relying on an entrepreneurial spirit in collaboration with our many partners to start new projects.