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CBRET Workshop in Toronto

Updated: Feb 14, 2020

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. The trainers for the workshop are Joanna Ochocka and Rich Janzen, the co-directors of Centre for Community Based Research. Read below to learn more!


June 6, 2019

Researchers, students, and practitioners gathered for a Community-Based Research Excellence Tool (CBRET) workshop at the University of Toronto. The day brought together people from a variety of academic disciplines to engage in discussion about excellence in community-based research.


Based on the evaluation results, all workshop participants that filled out a survey felt that the workshop gave them the opportunity to gain from others (83% very satisfied and 17% satisfied). The participants reported that the valuable aspects of the workshop were the conversation, the tool, community connections/networking, and the framework. The workshop participants were highly engaged in the workshop. A participant wrote on the evaluation form, “The presenters were excellent. They knew the material in theoretical and practical ways and were excellent communicators.” A few recommendations mentioned were a larger printout of slides, increase the room temperature, and more time could be spent on the tool, group discussions, or case studies.

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