Workshop & Coaching


Leading experts in community-based research lead coaching sessions to bridge capacity in areas including:

  • Designing an evaluation framework

  • Conducting community-based research

  • Data analysis or report writing

  • Knowledge mobilization

Three interactive online 90 minute sessions to train groups/organizations on a community-based research approach and customized training in your area of choosing. In-person workshops on hold due to COVID-19.

Custom Workshop

Who Would Benefit

  • Researchers (academic or community) 

  • Reviewers of community-based projects/proposals

  • Professors or graduate students

  • Funders of community-based research projects


Up to 30 individuals can participate per session

What is CBRET?

CBRET is a reflective tool that assesses the quality and impact of projects when 1) planning a community-based research project; 2) designing existing projects; and 3) evaluating proposals or past projects. CBRET was collaboratively developed as a result of the 2014 SSHRC-funded National Summit on Community-Campus Collaborative Research Indicators of Excellence held in Waterloo Ontario and tested nationally and internationally (read more). 

What People are Saying

CBRET workshops have taken place across Canada. Workshop participants highly praised the effective facilitation, hands-on application, networking, learning about community-based research, and thought-provoking discussions. Read the workshop reports here.

This tool helps to balance power among people and describes how to work well with all. This is not a math formula, it is really a new mindset for designing and conducting community-based research” 

- Workshop participant

Meet the Facilitators

Joanna Ochocka
Rich Janzen
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