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Community-Based Research Summer Institute: 
Addressing Societal Issues Through Community-Based Approaches to Research

Training for emerging researchers interested in conducting applied research with community partners

The Community-Based Research Summer Institute is an interactive five-day virtual training opportunity for emerging researchers to build capacity in conducting applied research with community partners. Gain knowledge in community-based research theory and apply your learning hands-on to your own current or potential community-based research along with peers in a collaborative and energetic learning environment.

This training is open exclusively to CBRCanada member organizations and is tailored to upper-level undergrad and graduate (Masters, PhD) students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and recent graduates (within two years) of post-secondary institutions. We welcome emerging researchers who would like to engage community partners in collaborative, action-oriented research that addresses societal issues to join us in this interactive training. 

Most Canadian universities and some colleges are members of CBRCanada!
Check if your university, college, or organization is a member here.
Students, staff, and faculty of member organizations are all members.


Summer Institute 2024 Registration is Now Closed

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CBRCanada's first cohort of the Community-Based Research Summer Institute is now full.

When: 12-2:30pm ET daily, Mon Aug 19th-Fri Aug 23rd

Stay tuned for Summer Institute 2025


By the end of the summer institute, participants will understand how to:

  • Apply principles of the community-based research approach to a research topic of their interest,

  • Use appropriate strategies for engaging community partners in research

  • Formulate a community-based research plan following the 4 phases of community-based research

  • Consider ethical issues that arise within community-based research projects

  • Construct plans for mobilizing knowledge and people toward action

Certificate of Completion

Upon completion, learners who attend each day will receive a certificate of participation issued by Community-Based Research Canada.

*Note: the certificate of participation is not equivalent to the Community-Based Research Certification gained by those who complete the 8-week Community-Based Research Fundamentals and Excellence Certificate Course.


Joanna Ochocka
Interim Executive Director & Board Co-Chair
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Amanda Demmer
Program Coordinator & Learning Specialist
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