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Thu, May 18


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CBRCanada Webinar: Moving the Dial On: Housing Affordability & Advocacy

Join CBRCanada in this e-learning event in the "Moving The Dial" series highlighting community-based research making positive social change.

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CBRCanada Webinar: Moving the Dial On: Housing Affordability & Advocacy
CBRCanada Webinar: Moving the Dial On: Housing Affordability & Advocacy

Time & Location

May 18, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Virtual Event

About the Event

Community-Based Research Canada presents “Moving the Dial”: our 2023 E-Learning series. This series will highlight action-oriented community-based research that is ‘moving the dial’ on today’s pressing societal challenges. An important hallmark of community-based research, taking an action-orientated and impactful approach, means research partnerships mobilizing knowledge and mobilizing communities towards positive societal change. The research projects highlighted within this series demonstrate impact of community-based research. We will hear about research partnerships that facilitated actions improving societal conditions, including changes in policies, systems, organizations, and communities where everyone is supported and belongs.


The South Etobicoke Housing Affordability study (SEHA) is led by principal investigator, Salomeh Ahmadi, Humber College, in partnership with LAMP Community Health Centre, funded through The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Our aim is to uncover cost-of-living issues through community based participatory research (CBPR) using a community of practice (CoP) to ensure sustainable advocacy in the community and beyond this study, further discussed in this report.

Through primary and secondary data research, we’ve captured localized data about housing affordability in South Etobicoke for renters and those without a permanent address between 2021-2023. This project has culminated in a 2-day housing conference, workshops, panels and advocacy, which has garnered two grants for the partner, and knowledge dissemination in the greater community to continue housing advocacy work.

Live Discussion

Following the presentation, CBRCanada will facilitate a live discussion to explore implications for practice. Breakout groups will be facilitated by webinar presenters. The event will conclude with a large group report-back dialogue. The live discussion will not be recorded. CBRCanada will share a summary of key discussion themes following the event.


Salomeh Ahmadi, BHSc, CYCP, MBA. Instructor & Researcher, Faculty of Social & Community Services, Humber College (Ontario)

Salomeh Ahmadi is passionate about working with communities to support authentic relationships and in the pursuit of community economic development, equity and social justice. She's a college professor and researcher, and on the side, provides consulting for social change organizations. She's always open for creative collaborations or partnerships. @SalomehA // Linked In

This event will take place in Zoom meeting format. A zoom link* will be sent out by email prior to the event via eventbrite. If you do not receive the link, access will also be available on the eventbrite platform. Use the email you registered with to login. For questions, please email  in advance of the event.

*This event is intended for CBRCanada members only. If you are employed, studying, or affiliated with any CBRCanada member institution/organization, you are already considered a member. If you are unsure if your institution is covered, learn more here. Individuals whose institution is not on this list are welcome to register as an an individual member. We value community participation and have a free membership option for registered community mobilizers.

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