Community-Based Research Canada works within, and is connected to, the global context for increasing the impact and role of higher education in society. We are part of a global movement for research, innovation and learning that creates social, economic, cultural and environmental benefits for communities.
There are several global networks in community-campus engagement which CBRC is closely aligned to. These include the Living Knowledge Network in Europe, the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement in the United Kingdom, Campus-Community Partnerships for Health which works in the U.S. and Canada, the Global Alliance for Community Engaged Research (GACER) - and as an extension of GACER - the new UNESCO Chair for Social Responsibility and Community Based Research in Higher Education.
Community Campus Partnerships for Health
CCPH is a non-profit organization with over 2,000 members. These individuals and organizations represent colleges and universities, community-based organizations, health care delivery systems, student service organizations, foundations and governments.
CCPH's mission "is to promote health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions." The organization's strategic goals are to:
Leverage the knowledge, wisdom and experience in comm...
Community-University Partnership Programme at the University of Brighton
The Community University Partnership Programme (Cupp) aims to create sustainable partnerships that provide an enduring benefit to local communities and to the University of Brighton. We are a first point of contact at the university for anyone with ideas for new ways of working together. We help develop ideas into projects, provide start up funding and help networks and communities of practice to develop.
Global Alliance on Community-Engaged Research
GACER was founded by representatives of universities, networks and civil society organizations at CUExpo 2008 in Victoria, B.C., Canada. A global networking meeting, funded by the International Development Research Centre, was held during the conference that saw representatives from 14 countries develop the Declaration of the Global Alliance, which was then endorsed by many of the 600 delegates at the conference.
The main objective of GACER is to "facilitate the sharing of knowledge ...
Living Knowledge Network
Living Knowledge: The International Science Shop Network has inspired the community-based research movement in Canada for decades from its beginnings in the 1970's in the Netherlands.
What is a Science Shop you may ask? The European-based Living Knowledge Network (LKN), the umbrella for science shops, uses this definition: “A science shop provides independent participatory research support in response to concerns expressed by civil society. Science shops use the term science in its ...
National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement
The NCCPE's mission is to support universities to increase the quanitity and quality of their public engagement activity. NCCPE's three strategic aims are:
To inspire a shift in culture by supporting universities in bringing about strategic change that embeds public engagement and by identifying, developing and disseminating evidence-informed practice;
To increase capacity for public engagement by brokering and encouraging the sharing of effective practice and by capturing learning from ...
PASCAL International Observatory
Pascal International Observatory is a global alliance of researchers, policy analysts, decision makers and locally engaged practitioners from government, higher education, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the private sector.
UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research & Social Responsibility in Higher Education
The recently created UNESCO Chair for Social Responsibility and Community Based Research in Higher Education emerged from and supports the UNESCO global lead to play "a key role in assisting countries to build knowledge societies”.
The first co-chairs are Dr. Rajesh Tandon, Founding President of the Society for Participatory Research in Asia located in New Delhi, India and Dr. Budd L. Hall, Professor of Community Development at the University of Victoria in Canada.