The Community-Based Research Excellence Tool (CBRET) is a reflective assessment tool for those involved in community-based research (learn more). CBRET aims to assess the quality and impact of community-based research proposals and projects.
May 6, 2019
A Community-Based Research Excellence Tool (CBRET) workshop in British Columbia was sponsored by Vancouver Foundation. It was held in Vancouver at the Work Centre for Dialogue (room donated by Simon Fraser University). The workshop gathered 23 participants, mostly Vancouver Foundation grantees. See their website for details about the Participatory Action Research grant competition. This workshop was co-facilitated by Joanna Ochocka and Tanis Dagert (CBRC board member/lecturer from Victoria Island University). According to the workshop evaluation, almost all participants stated that this workshop helped them a great deal to become better equipped to reach the next level of quality in community-based research. For example, one participant said, “the assessment tool is very applicable to my work.” Several people commented that the discussion among all involved was very beneficial to them, as stated by one person: “the discussion and comments from the other participants were just fantastic; so much knowledge and experience in the room.” The workshop participants wished that the workshop could be longer, because they could spend more time discussing case examples and learning together about the tool.