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Explore featured journal articles, books and reports, and practical toolkits that take a community-based approach. The scholarship highlighted below comes from authors within Canada and across the globe within a variety of disciplines, all practicing community-based research. 

Journal Articles

This article reflects on three Syrian refugee research projects that were conducted in Ontario, Canada to demonstrate tangible ways of assessing research projects which claim to be community-based, and in so doing gain a deeper understanding of how research can be a means of contributing to refugee newcomer resilience.

This article explores the topic of researcher vulnerability and researcher safety when conducting research with topics that may be trauma -triggering and can contribute to researcher burnout and compassionate fatigue.

This article presents experiences gained throughout the duration of a study that sought to identify the knowledge, resources, and capabilities required to support the health, resilience, and well-being of Indigenous youth within an urban Canadian context.

Taylor, S. M., & Ochocka, J. (2017). Advancing community-based research in Canada . International

Journal of Knowledge-Based Development , 8 (2), 183-200.

This article addresses the question of what criteria should be used to assess quality in terms of the rigour of the research conducted as well as the outcomes and impacts of community-based research, with a focus on recent initiatives in Canada.

Ochocka, J., & Janzen, R. (2014). Breathing life into theory: Illustrations of community-based

research–Hallmarks, functions and phases . Gateways: International Journal of Community

Research and Engagement , 7 (1), 18-33.

The purpose of this article is to summarise the theory underlying community-based research and to illustrate that theory with Canadian case examples of research studies conducted by the Centre for Community Based Research.

This article explores a research project investigating community-based programming adaptation during the pandemic to mitigate opportunity and achievement gaps for Black, Indigenous, people of colour (BIPOC), and families from lower socio-economic backgrounds, particularly in the Jane and Finch community in Toronto, Canada.

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