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Thu, Oct 17


Virtual Event

Inner City Health and Wellness Program: CBR responding to health, wellness, and social inequity

Join Community-Based Research Canada in this E-Learning Event within our "Responding to Crises: What is the Value of Community-Based Research?" series, highlighting projects that have used community-based research as a tool to respond to and generate innovative solutions for the crises in society.

Time & Location

Oct 17, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Virtual Event


About the Event

Community-Based Research Canada presents “Responding to Crises: What is the Value of Community-Based Research?”: our fall 2024- spring 2025 e-learning series. In this E-Learning Series, Community-Based Research Canada showcases Community-Based Research as a tool for responding to current crises facing our society. Community-Based Research engages academic and community partners, including those more directly affected by the crises we face, to conduct action-oriented research leading to innovative solutions co-designed with community. We investigate how Community-Based Research can answer to crises and what value it adds in efforts to innovatively solve issues and advance social development goals. We highlight research projects that exemplify a Community-Based Research approach and have concretely responded to crises in areas such as societal inequities, climate emergency, housing, hunger, poverty, and more.

Sub-Theme: Responding to Health, Wellness, and Social Inequity: From September-December 2024, we will explore the sub-theme of community-based research projects that have responded to current societal issues in health, wellness, and social inequity. This sub-theme will culminate in an open discussion on this topic; anyone who attends any event in this series is welcome to join this discussion which will take place in December-January 2024.

Webinar: Inner City Health and Wellness Program

Webinar description coming soon.


Ginetta Salvalaggio, University of Alberta

Shanell Twan, (she/her), Assistant Manager, Streetworks

Ginetta Salvalaggio bio coming soon.

Shanell Twan (she/her, Kihew Ahcahk Iskwew) is the Community Liaison for the Inner City Health and Wellness Program where she leads the Community Advisory Group (CAG), comprised of people with lived experience who provide input and feedback on inner city health care issues. Shanell has successfully collaborated with academic, health, and social sector groups to provide community updates and advice on health priorities and guidance conducting participatory research. She has also contributed to multiple applied health research studies, including protocol development, implementation and refinement, as well as knowledge mobilization activities. Shanell is currently working as the Core Team Supervisor with Edmonton’s Streetworks harm reduction program, and has served as a Board Member with the Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs - Alberta Chapter (CAPUD) as well as the Alberta Alliance Who Educate and Advocate Responsibly (AAWEAR).

*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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