3ci is currently engaged in a range of exciting projects generating interest and participation from the nonprofit, government, and business sectors. Please see the specific projects’ pages for more information on each initiative.

Rebuilding First Nations Governance

Rebuilding First Nations Governance (RFNG) is a national alliance of First Nation communities and Tribal Councils, academic researchers and public sector practitioners created to support First Nations leadership and rights holders that have made the decision to transition out from under the Indian Act to their own inherent rights governance. This 6 year applied action research project is supported by a $2.5M SSHRC Partnership Grant.

RFNG will:

  • Develop a transitional inherent rights governance model and tools to guide and inspire First Nations
  • Build a deeper understanding of the impact of the Indian Act and the reasons for its persistence
  • Create a Nation Re-Building Action Network through which First Nations will document and share knowledge and experience.
  • Contribute to the necessary Canada-wide dialogue on implementation of Indigenous jurisdiction and Section 35 of the Constitution Act
  • Contribute to a growing body of Indigenous scholarship and help form the basis for new programs and curriculum in academia across the country
  • Train and mentor students, particularly Indigenous students, and citizens of First Nation communities to conduct transformative research, gain meaningful experience working amongst the people in the community.

For more information contact:  Frances Abele  and Catherine MacQuarrie

Modern Treaties Implementation Research Project

This national, $2.5M project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, will fund high-quality scholarly research examining how Treaties are implemented in Canada. The project is guided by academics and Indigenous governments, who share co-leadership of research themes.

Carleton University is the academic host organization for the project, while the Tłı̨chǫ Government is the Land Claims Agreement Coalition host of the project’s National Hub.

The Common Approach to Impact Measurement

The Common Approach to Impact Measurement project is a new type of impact measurement standard for social purpose organizations.

The lack of a standard measure impedes social purpose organizations from effectively telling its story, communicating with a wide variety of stakeholders and operating in a high impact manner. And yet, forcing all organizations into the same way of measuring their impact will also impede this ability. Between too little uniformity and too much uniformity is the sweet spot that the common approach will satisfy.

The Common Approach to Impact Measurement project is building on great work already done by the social finance and social innovation ecosystem, connecting it to cutting-edge globally recognized research.

Communities First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE)

CFICE is an action research project that aims to strengthen Canadian non-profits, universities and colleges, and funding agencies to build more successful, innovative, resilient and prosperous communities.

The project carries out its research through the work of five self-managing research hubs, on Poverty Reduction; Community Food Security; Community Environmental Sustainability; Violence Against Women; and Knowledge Mobilization.

Community Campus Engage Canada is a living legacy of CFICE.

Ecopolitics podcast

The Ecopolitics Podcast is an episode-based audio series covering a range of themes central to the study of environmental politics in a Canadian context, from environmental justice to federalism to climate action and more. The show is created and co-hosted by Dr. Ryan Katz-Rosene (University of Ottawa) and Dr. Peter Andrée (Carleton University), and funded by the Shared Online Projects Initiative. All episodes are freely available for use under a Creative Commons Licence 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND).

Carleton’s Annual Community Campus Engagement Events

5th Annual Community Engagement Event 2019

6th Annual Community Campus Connections 2020: Building Connections for Community Well-Being

Organized by the Carleton Committee on Community Engaged Pedagogy, 3ci serves as the administrative home of these annual events. These half-day networking events are designed to connect members of the community with Carleton. By making connections, community-based organizations and Carleton are able to create meaningful collaborative outcomes that are tangible, relevant, and contribute to community well-being.

Please see our list of past projects for links to further resources.