Community-Based Research Certificate Course: Fundamentals and Excellence  

Would you like to gain skills in research that can transform the world for the better? Do you want to co-design equitable research that is helpful in creating stronger, more responsive, and supportive communities (especially for those members who are marginalized)? The Community-Based Research Certificate Course: Fundamentals and Excellence will enhance your research capacity in theory, methods, and tools for conducting research with communities. Facilitated by leading experts in community-based research, this interactive course will take a deep dive into community-based research and emphasize practical applications of learning at each stage. Participants will have an opportunity to workshop their own community-based research projects at the end of the course. 

Registration for Fall 2022 NOW OPEN!

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What You Will Learn: 

  • Theoretical frameworks for community-based research 

  • How to engage and center communities in community-based research 

  • Community-based research approach, design, and methods 

  • Ethical issues in community-based research 

  • Knowledge sharing for impact 

Quick Details:

  • Location: Online (Zoom) 

  • Format: Synchronous  

  • Duration: 9 weeks 

  • Dates:  Every Wednesday from October 12 – December 7, 2022, 1:30-3:30 ET  

  • Instructors: Joanna Ochocka and Amanda Demmer, (from CBRCanada) with special guests 

  • Fee: $695 for CBRCanada members (use the code MEMBER at checkout). $765 for non-members (The fee includes an annual individual membership). Note: there are limited sliding scale spots available. Please contact  info@communityresearchcanada.ca for details. To learn if you are covered by an institutional membership >

Course Outline: 

Week 1: Course Overview, Welcome, and Introduction to Community-Based Research 

Week 2: Community-Based Research Essentials 

Week 3: Engage Stakeholders and Build Relationships (Phase 1) 

Week 4: Research Design, Methods, and Analysis Planning (Phase 2) 

Week 5: Ethical Issues in Community-Based Research 

Week 6: Data Gathering and Analysis (Phase 3) 

Week 7: Knowledge Mobilization in Community-Based Research (Phase 4) 

Week 8: Reflective Assessment using CBRET (the Community-Based Research Excellence Tool

Week 9: Reflections, Debrief and Course Closing 

Course Instructors

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Joanna Ochocka
Senior Advisor, Centre for Community Based Research
CBRCanada Board Co-Chair and Treasurer

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Amanda Demmer
Researcher, Centre for Community Based Research
PhD student, Public Health Sciences
Master of Arts in Community Psychology

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