CFICE’s Tools for Community-First Community Campus Partnerships Working Group
Natasha Pei*, Vibrant Communities
Adje van de Sande, Associate Professor, Carleton University
Through Phase I work, the concept of the ‘broker’ was identified as a key element in successful community-campus relationships. These brokers help navigate the relationship between the academic and community partners, helping to lead research or programs that truly benefit both parties.
Based on this work, the Tools for Community-First Community Campus Partnerships (Partnership Tools) Working Group is developing a toolkit to help community-based organizations (CBOs) engage with post-secondary institutions on pressing research issues. The toolkit will provide guidance on creating deep and sustained relationships that lead to furthering the partnership’s shared goals.
For Community-Based Organizations:
- The Toolkit helps the community assess their needs. It also prompts communities to ask themselves, ‘Are we ready for a community-campus engagement project?’.
For Community Brokers:
- The Toolkit helps community brokers establish equal and mutually beneficial partnerships with academics. Partnerships are mutually beneficial when both parties can establish common goals, common timelines and processes, shared measurement, and agree on a method of continuous communication. Mutually beneficial partnerships also mean agreeing on ways to navigate ethics, assessing Return on Investment, and how to share knowledge.
The toolkit’s contents have been informed by:
- Research findings and reports through CFICE Phase I hubs
- Consultations with community members and co-leads during conferences and committee meetings
- CFICE Community Symposium
Community First Partnership Tools Working Group News, Resources, and Research
Check out the Partnership Tools WG’s news, resources, and research below.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Conversations with: Isabelle Kim, Director of University of Toronto’s Centre for Community Partnerships
In CFICE’s “Conversations With” series, we interview community-campus engagement (CCE) practitioners to get their insights on CCE. Interview conducted by Chelsea Nash, CFICE Communications Research Assistant. This month, CFICE was happy to speak with Isabelle Kim, the Director of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Community...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
The Benefits of Working with Post-Secondary Institutions
by Chelsea Nash, CFICE Communications Research Assistant Entering into a partnership with post-secondary institutions (PSIs) can open a lot of doors for community-based organizations (CBOs), including access to certain funding opportunities, increased capacity, and the creation of new and collaborative networks with shared goals. CCE partnerships...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
The ABCs of CCE: Sharing Power
By Chelsea Nash, CFICE Communications RA This is part three of a three-part series on the ABC’s of CCE Partnerships, where we share some of the most important things to keep in mind when engaging in a CCE Partnership. Here, we’ve identified some strategies for sharing power. This article draws from interviews and focus...
Friday, May 11, 2018
The ABCs of CCE: Sharing Resources
By Chelsea Nash, CFICE Communications RA This is part two of a three-part series on the ABC’s of CCE Partnerships, where we share some of the most important things to keep in mind when engaging in a CCE Partnership. Here, we’ve identified some strategies for sharing resources in a way that empowers the community...
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
The ABCs of CCE: Sharing Responsibilities
By Chelsea Nash, CFICE Communications RA This is part one of a three-part series on the ABC’s of CCE Partnerships, where we share some of the most important things to keep in mind when engaging in a CCE Partnership. Here, we’ve identified some of the main things we’ve found important to consider when taking...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
7 steps to engagement for community-based organizations
by Ash Coutu, CFICE Communications Research Assistant, edited by Alexandra Hine, CFICE Administrative Research Assistant Have an idea for a community-campus partnership but don't know where to start to make it happen? Then this post is for you! In CFICE’s 7-step guide, you will be directed to resources that will equip you with the...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Humans of CFICE: Mike Bulthuis
by Kira Locken, CFICE Volunteer When it comes to the issue of homelessness, Mike Bulthuis understands his career path as working at the intersection of three things: policy, research, and community practice. Currently the director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness's Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab, Bulthuis...
Friday, February 17, 2017
CBO Tools Working Group Identifies 2 Possible Tools for Phase II Pilot
by Adje Van de Sande, Academic Co-lead, CBO Tools working group A meeting of the Tools WG was held on February 1, 2017, which included Natasha Pei, Mike Bulthuis, and myself, Adje van de Sande. The purpose of the meeting was to select the possible tools that would become the focus of our work...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Plain Language Podcast: Climate Change and the Residential Development Industry in Ottawa, Canada
This plain language podcast provides a summary of Gary Martin and Patricia Bellamingie's Climate Change and the Residential Development Industry in Ottawa report. The report is intended to inform and encourage discussions between industry and government policymakers within and beyond Ottawa about climate change, as well as the potential impacts...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Plain Language Podcast and Report: Community-Campus Engagement (CCE) Brokering, Partnership Tools, and Student Pathways to Engagement: An Environmental Scan
This plain language podcast provides a summary of Holly Stack-Cutler’s report titled Community-Campus Engagement (CCE) Brokering, Partnership Tools, and Student Pathways to Engagement: An Environmental Scan. This research was conducted in 2016, in partnership with the CCE Brokering, Student Pathways, and Partnership Tools working groups. The...
Friday, November 25, 2016
Exciting Updates from the Partnership Tools Working Group
by Adje van de Sande, Academic Co-lead, Tools for Community-First Community Campus Partnerships Working Group The Tools for Community-First Community Campus Partnerships Working Group (Tools WG) is delighted to introduce two new members: Zoey Feder and Mike Bulthuis. Zoey Feder is the Administrative Assistant for the Centre for Studies on Poverty...
Friday, November 11, 2016
Job Opportunity: Research Assistant (Social Work Student) – Apply by Nov. 18, 2016
Position Title: Research Assistant Period: November – January 2016, with possible extension Remuneration: The successful candidate will be paid $25/hour for 5-10 hours per week. Description: The Centre for Studies on Poverty and Social Citizenship (CSPSC) is seeking a research assistant with demonstrated skills in research and writing to...