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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 leaders 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. 

The Spring 2023 Cohort is full

Stay tuned for future course offerings

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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 

“The Community-Based Research Certificate Course: Fundamentals and Excellence is invaluable for anyone interested in doing community-based research 'right.' Useful for academics and community practitioners alike, the course is well structured, led by skilled and knowledgeable instructors, and incorporates a variety of helpful readings, resources, and guest lectures. I feel more confident engaging in community-based research as a result of taking this course”

- Community-Based Research Certificate Graduate

Quick Details:

  • Location: Online (Zoom) 

  • Format: Synchronous  

  • Duration: 8 weeks 

  • Dates:  April 12th to May 31st, 2023

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

Course Outline: 

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

Week 2: Overview of Community-Based Research Fundamentals and Excellence 

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

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

Week 5: Data Gathering and Analysis (Phase 3) 

Week 6: Tensions, Challenges and Excellence in Community-Based Research

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

Week 8: Reflections, Debrief and Course Closing 

Course Instructors

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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Congratulations to the First Cohort Graduates!

Bonaventure Egbujie

Gustavo Betini

Meagan Reid

Melissa Ziraldo

Nina Bennett

Reem Mulla

Robyn Hall

Sheelagh Chadwick

Melissa Ziraldo

Sydney Sheloff

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