Community-Based Research Canada is governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of 12 academics, researchers, and non-profit leaders from across Canada. The Secretariat leads the day-to-day operations of CBRCanada, and they are based in Waterloo, Ontario at the Centre for Community Based Research. Learn more about the Board Directors and Secretariat Staff below.

CBRCanada invites qualified candidates to join the Board of Directors. Learn more here >

Board of Directors

Senior Advisor, Centre for Community Based Research
Board Co-Chair and Treasurer
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Executive Director, Simon Fraser's Surrey Campus
Board Co-Chair 
Executive Director, Canadian Research Data Centre Network
Board Member
Directeur, service aux collectivités, Vice-rectorat à la recherche, à la création et à la diffusion,
Université du Québec à Montréal
Board Member
Associate Vice President (Research & International) and Professor, School of Social Work, Carleton University
Board Member
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Special Advisor on Community Engaged Scholarship, University of Victoria
Board Member
Manager, Office of Community Engagement, McMaster University
Board Member
Research Project Assistant, Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, University of Guelph
Board Member
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Partnership Development Officer to the Vice-President Research and Innovation, University of Toronto
Board Member
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Part time Faculty at Saybrook University
Board Member
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Professor, Nipissing University
Board Member
Assistant Professor, University of Victoria
Board Member
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Senior Director, Community Engagement & Social Impact, Concordia University
Board Member
Supervisor of Programming, Toronto Centre of Learning & Development
Board Member


Past Board Members
  • Monica Mulrennan, Professor, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University

  • Budd Hall, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria and Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

  • Charlotte Loppie, Professor, University of Victoria

  • Geri Briggs, Carleton University & Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning

  • Leslie Brown, University of Victoria

  • Jody Butler Walker, Arctic Institute of Community Based Research

  • Ken Carter, Memorial University, Grenfell Campus

  • Tanis Dagert, Vancouver Island University

  • Sylvie de Grosbois, Universite du Quebec en Outaouai

  • Catherine Graham, National Association of Friendship Centres

  • Katherine Graham, Carleton University

  • Linda Hawkins, Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, University of Guelph

  • Isabelle Kim, University of Toronto

  • Michele Peterson-Badali, University of Toronto OISE

  • Kathy Sanford, University of Victoria

The Secretariat leads the day-to-day operations of CBRCanada and they are located at the Centre for Community Based Research in Waterloo, Ontario
Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
Board Member
Secretariat Coordinator
Program Coordinator