Institutional Partners


Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research

The Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research (AICBR) is a unique Northern organization that works to bring together multiple groups and sectors on issues that are identified by and relevant to our partners. Our current priorities include food security, healthy lifestyles, chronic disease prevention, youth engagement and mental health, and climate change adaptation. We work with northern Indigenous communities, Non-Governmental Organizations, governments (Indigenous, territorial, and federal), academics, graduate students, research organizations, and the private sector. Our approach prioritizes the principles of community-based research, youth engagement, collective impact, partnership development, community capacity building, knowledge sharing, inter-sectoral collaboration and evaluation.

Centre for Community Based Research

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.

Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton University welcomes the world as Canada’s capital university. Dedicated to excellence, Carleton strives for innovation in research, teaching and learning and encourages hands-on experience in the classroom. Carleton has over 27,000 students who graduate with the potential to change the world. Connecting Carleton and the Community Now more than ever, communities seek responsive and timely solutions that address the complex problems of our world today. CUConnects is...

Saint Mary's University

Saint Mary’s, building on its strong tradition of accessibility and community engagement, will be the University of choice for aspiring citizens of the world. The university is committed to accessibility, diversity and the provision of a positive and supportive learning environment through the effective integration of teaching and research. We recognize the importance of the contribution and growth of each individual in the university’s success.

York University

York University helps shape the global thinkers and thinking that will define tomorrow. As Canada’s third largest university, York has more than 52,000 students from around the globe. Campuses located in and near Toronto are dynamic, metropolitan and value diversity. York’s commitment to excellence spans research and teaching in pure, applied and professional fields. In their pursuit and dissemination of knowledge there is a strong sense of social responsibility and a tradition of engaging ...

University of Victoria

The University of Victoria offers innovative programs for more than 20,000 students on our diverse and welcoming West Coast campus.Our deep commitment to students, inspired teaching, internationally renowned research and opportunities for real-life learning set us apart. Learn more about what makes UVic unique.

Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a dynamic institution, home of the award winning Deep Bay Marine Field Station and Milner Garden and Woodlands. VIU is an internationally known university supporting a student population in excess of 18,000 full-time and part-time learners, dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, service and research. VIU is primarily an undergraduate teaching institution with a mandate for VIU to undertake applied research that meets the needs and priorities of th...

Simon Fraser University

SFU is Canada’s leading comprehensive research university (Maclean's ranking 2015). With campuses in British Columbia’s three largest cities – Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey – SFU has eight faculties and delivers almost 150 programs to over 35,000 students.

Concordia University

Every year, our scholars, facilities and city inspire 46,000 students to engage with big questions head-on. We’re a comprehensive university. We search for innovative solutions and make positive contributions to society. Our creativity powers Montreal and connects us to the world. See how we plan to redefine the 21st century university.

University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is a mid-sized university (approximately 20,000 students) with seven colleges and several campuses, known both for research intensiveness and for being a comprehensive university that is student centered. The strategic research plan and other documents emphasize engagement and knowledge mobilization through research themes, including food, health, environment, and community, and the Integrated Plan reasserts a strong commitment to the development of students through fost...

University of Northern British Columbia

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) is located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia. UNBC is one of Canada’s best small universities. We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the north.

Université du Québec à Montréal

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Brandon University

Brandon University promotes excellence in teaching, research and scholarship; educating students so they can make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders.

Concordia University of Edmonton

Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) has played an important role in Alberta’s educational history since 1921. In 1987, CUE began awarding undergraduate degrees in the arts and sciences. Today, CUE offers over 45 majors and minors in the fields of Arts, Science, and Management; two after-degree programs; three masters degrees; and several graduate certificates and diplomas.