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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

Researchers may have originally relied on face-to-face forms of human interaction to collect their data and they can no longer do so due to the mobility restrictions in place worldwide. This document offers guidance on potentially useful methods to help redesign their projects.

The toolkit describes ways to incorporate authentic participation into the entire research or program development process, identifies strategies for engaging in a co-research/co-construction process, and outlines the benefits of practicing in this way.

This toolkit explains the 'what', 'why' and 'how' of youth-led community-based research. This toolkit was inspired by a project led by Mercy Corps Haiti in collaboration with Centre for Community Based Research and other partners.

The Community Resource Handbook is intended for community-serving organizations including, but not limited to, community groups, not-for-profit organizations, public and private foundations, and local, provincial and federal government agencies. It is designed to help community organizations gain a practical understanding of community-engaged research and to provide a guiding framework for developing a CER project.

This website helps build the evaluation capacity of the refugee sector across Canada in order to improve 

supports and outcomes for refugee newcomers. The Centre for Community Based Research and the Evaluation Capacity Network, University of Alberta lead this national initiative.

This toolkit is intended to provide guidance on what a PAR project commonly looks like, how to work together and some questions to ask as you go.

This toolkit was designed to spark conversation and growth personally, professionally, organizationally, or community wide. An objective of this toolkit is to inspire deep and substantial conversation about Indigenous people, histories, decolonization and reconciliation.

This document is intended to provide academic researchers with a foundation for conceptualizing how one or both of these communities might be engaged in their next research project in these areas.

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