CFICE’s Tools and Resources
Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) is a leading resource for all your ‘community-first’ community-campus engagement (CCE) research and tools needs! To browse our collection of tools and resources, use the tag links below to see tools and resources that align with the type or subject of the data you seek.
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Monday, August 13, 2018
Community-Campus Engagement Funding: A Student Perspective
What is it like to receive funding to participate in community-campus engagement work? Magda Goemans and Anna Przednowek, two long-time CFICE research assistants, talk to CFICE about how continuous Community-Campus Engagement funding has impacted their experiences. Both speak to how continuous funding allowed them to immerse themselves in the...
Monday, August 6, 2018
Community-Campus Engagement Funding: A Community Perspective
What's the difference for a community organization between receiving community project funding versus community-campus engagement project funding? What makes community-campus engagements challenging with respect to funding? What opportunities does community-campus engagement funding provide to community organizations? In this podcast, we sit down...
Monday, July 30, 2018
Academic Article: Projective Technique Reveals Unconscious Attitudes about Poverty in Canada
CFICE Poverty Reduction hub partners have recently published an article in the Journal of Poverty titled, Projective Technique Reveals Unconscious Attitudes about Poverty in Canada. Terry Mitchell, Colleen Loomis, Alexia Polillo, Brooke Fry, and Mary Mackeigan worked with CFICE as part of the Poverty Reduction hub's Phase I project on shifting...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Academic Article: Participatory planning in a low-income neighbourhood in Ontario, Canada: building capacity and collaborative interactions for influence
Published on July 13, 2018 in the Oxford Academic Community Development Journal, this article, Participatory Planning in a Low-Income Neighbourhood in Ontario, Canada, provides an overview of a community-led participatory planning process that sought to involve citizens who are often marginalized within planning processes. The research took place...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Video: Co-Creating the Future of Community-Campus Engagement in Canada
On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 CFICE celebrated the launch of a new national network and community of practice called ‘Community-Campus Engage Canada’. As part of this launch, CFICE convened a panel and webinar titled Co-Creating the Future of Community-Campus Engagement in Canada. Moderated by Peter Andree, the webinar had presenters thinking...
Monday, June 18, 2018
Journal Article: Building Sustainable Food Systems through Food Hubs: Practitioner and Academic Perspectives
Food hubs are engaged in a diverse range of activities in the food system, from managing the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of local food to addressing a broad range of social, economic, and ecological concerns. While most food hubs are responding to some key elements within the food supply chain, many address issues that...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
PODCAST & STORY: When Governments are ‘Community-First’
Story and podcast by Nicole Bedford, CFICE Project Manager and Communications Coordinator Sometimes it’s hard to trace the direct impact that government programs have on our communities. This is partly because on-the-ground projects leading to community change often receive funding from many sources, including private donors, industry partners,...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Journal Article: Brokering Community-Campus Partnerships – An Analytical Framework
CFICE Academic Co-lead Charles Levkoe and Researcher Holly Stack-Cutler have recently published an academic article on a community-campus engagement brokering framework. Abstract Academic institutions and community-based organisations have increasingly recognised the value of working together to meet their different objectives and address common...
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...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Embedding an Ethic of Community Engagement in PSIs
In 2012, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced the successful funding of the Community-First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) Partnership Grant, valued at $2.5 M distributed over seven years (2012-2019). Co-managed by Carleton University and the Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning (CACSL), the...
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Video: Making Connections, Building Relationships: How community and campus-based brokers facilitate community-based research opportunities for students
On Thursday April 26, 2018 CFICE, the Trent Community Research Centre and McMaster University's Office of Community Engagement co-presented Making Connections, Building Relationships: How community and campus-based brokers facilitate community-based research opportunities for students. Moderated by David Tough, the webinar had presenters John...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
PODCAST & STORY: When Students are ‘Community-First’
Story by Kate Wetterstrand, CFICE Administrative Research Assistant; Podcast written and recorded by Kira Locken, CFICE Communications Volunteer When Natasha Pei got a Research Assistantship (RAship) with the Poverty Reduction hub of CFICE in 2013, she never could have predicted the impact it would have on her career trajectory. She attributes her...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Impact Strategy Assessment Checklist for Grant Applications
In January 2018, York University and the KT Core of Kids Brain Health Network partnered to assemble a checklist for assessing the completeness of knowledge mobilization strategies for research projects and grant applications. This checklist can be used by individual researchers, project teams, and/or impact practitioners.This checklist can...
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Video: Governing A Food Policy for Canada: Challenges and opportunities for innovation
On Friday March 23, 2018 CFICE and Food Secure Canada co-presented Governing A Food Policy for Canada: Challenges and opportunities for innovation. Featuring leading academic, industry, civil society and government thinkers, the panel presentation explored the challenges and opportunities surrounding the development of Food Policy for Canada,...
Monday, March 12, 2018
PODCAST & STORY: When Faculty are ‘Community-First’
Story by Ethan Walker, CFICE Communications Research Assistant; Podcast written and recorded by Kira Locken, CFICE Communications Volunteer Engaging in community-first campus-community engagement (CCE) is an opportune way for faculty to achieve their goals as researchers and teachers. Charles Levkoe, an academic co-lead for CFICE’s CCE Brokering...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Video: Community Voices Webinar Recording
On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 CFICE presented Community Voices: Advancing community policy agendas through CCE. Moderated by David Peacock, the webinar had presenters Cathy Wright, Diane Bronson, Bonnie Brayton, and Colleen Christopherson-Cote sharing their experiences working in community-campus partnerships to advance their organization's...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Journal Article: Community Service-Learning in Graduate Planning Education
CFICE Co-Investigator, Charles Levkoe, recently published an academic article with colleagues Abigail Friendly and Amrita Daniere titled Community Service-Learning in Graduate Planning Education. Published in the Journal of Planning Education and Research January 2018, the article looks at how planning programs involving graduate-level students...
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Video: Post-Secondary Jobspeak Webinar Recording and Resources
On Wednesday, January 17, 2017 CFICE and Algonquin College jointly presented Post-Secondary Jobspeak: How to translate your student experiences into job skills employers desire. Moderated by Magda Goemans, the webinar had presenters Anna Przednowek and Ashoka Patel sharing tips, pointers, and examples for translating student school and work...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Report: Cross-Cultural Food Networks: Building and Maintaining Inclusive Food Security Networks to Support Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Communities
Indigenous people occupy a delicate and critical space in relation to food security and food system research, and far too often such research has been rejected by Indigenous communities as disrespectful of their culture or even downright exploitive. In “British Columbia,” cross-cultural dialogue has been embraced by the BC Food Systems Network...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Academic Article: A people-centred approach to food policy making: Lessons from Canada’s People’s Food Policy project
Our partners in the Community-Campus Engagement Brokering (Food Sovereignty) working group have been busy this year advocating for a National Food Policy in Canada. They have also been busily writing up the lessons learned from this work in a new journal article titled A people-centred approach to food policy making: Lessons from Canada’s...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Video: Students in the Community Webinar Recording and Resources
On Tuesday, December 5, 2017 CFICE presented Students in the Community: Models of Student Community Engagement. Moderated by Nadine Changfoot, the webinar had presenters, Robert (Bobby) Hackett, Eileen O'Connor, and Stephen Hill discussing several different models for integrating student training and engagement throughout their university...
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Video: Faculty Voices Webinar Recording and Resources
On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 CFICE presented Faculty Voices: Stories and lessons for improving your CCE partnerships. The webinar presenters, Colleen Christopherson-Cote, Nadine Changfoot, Charles Levkoe, and Peter Andree, shared stories and best practices that faculty can use for improving their community-campus engagement (CCE) partnerships....
Monday, October 23, 2017
Journal Article: Engaged Pedagogy and Transformative Learning in Graduate Education: A Service-Learning Case Study
In this journal article titled Engaged Pedagogy and Transformative Learning in Graduate Education: A Service-Learning Case Study, the authors use a case study of a graduate-level service-learning course at the University of Toronto to assess the challenges associated with service-learning and highlight opportunities for students, faculty,...
Friday, October 20, 2017
Journal Article: Building effective relationships for community-engaged scholarship in Canadian food studies
In this journal article titled Building effective relationships for community-engaged scholarship in Canadian food studies, the authors take a look at the question of how community-engaged scholars can best conduct research and teach in ways that support their community partners. This article was first published online May 2014 in volume 1(1) of...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Report: Impacting Community Strength and Sustainability: CCE and Poverty Reduction at Station 20 West
In Phase I of the Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project, the Poverty Reduction hub partnered with Station 20 West. Together, they worked on a project that examined community-campus engagement (CCE) at the Station 20 West Community Enterprise Centre. The study explored the effectiveness of the CCE partnership and the...
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Community-Academic Collaboration in Peer Review
by Amanda Wilson, Community Co-Lead, CCE Brokering (Food Sovereignty) Working Group One of the first projects I became involved in when I joined CFICE was developing a peer review process for a series of discussion papers mapping the food policy landscape in Canada. It was part of a research collaboration between Food Secure Canada...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Research Requirements: A Quick Guide to Research Ethics for Community-Based Research
by Ash Coutu, CFICE Communications Research Assistant You've probably heard the term "research ethics" before, especially if you've been involved in community-campus partnerships. But do you know what it's all about? While the faculty member involved in a research partnership is ultimately responsible for submitting an ethics application for...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Ten Sources of Funding for CCE Partnership-based Work
by Ash Coutu, CFICE Communications RA The internet isn’t just a place for cat videos, and selfies. It’s loaded with resources for community-campus engagement (CCE) partnership-based funding! Knowing where to look can be the most challenge part. To save you time and money, we put together a list of ten excellent sources for funding...
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...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
10 Resources for building a community-engaged curriculum
by Ash Coutu, CFICE Communications Research Assistant Does the thought of including community engagement in your courses sound intimidating? Don't fret. There's no need to reinvent the wheel when there's already a wealth of resources out there waiting to be used! Our team at CFICE has combed through the internet and put together a...
Monday, June 26, 2017
Book: Nourishing Communities – From Fractured Food Systems to Transformative Pathways
A new book, titled Nourishing Communities: From Fractured Food Systems to Transformative Pathways, has been published and explores how a systems approach to food movements can bring about health and well-being through enhanced collaboration. The book features chapters by several CFICE members (both past and present), including Charles Levkoe,...
Friday, June 23, 2017
Video: Plain Language Writing Webinar Recording and Resources
On Thursday, June 22, 2017 CFICE presented Easy to Read, Easy to Use: How to write about your work in words everyone will understand. The webinar presenters, Nicole Bedford and Carly Foubert, walked attendees through the basics of plain language writing, from what it is and isn't, to tips and pointers for plain language writing. Designed...
Friday, June 2, 2017
Report: CFICE Community Impact Symposium
On January 18th and 19th, 2017, the Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project hosted an important research event for its community and academic partners titled Community Impact: A community/academic symposium for clarifying, sharing and celebrating CFICE’s key messages. This event was held in Carleton University’s...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Journal Article: Towards a Critical Service Learning in Geography Education
Over the past four years, CFICE has been looking at community-campus engagement (CCE) in all its forms. Experiential learning, a CCE method that has been embraced by many universities and colleges in such forms as community service learning, is one of the CCE methods CFICE has been exploring. In this journal article titled Towards...
Friday, April 28, 2017
Video: Winning with Words Webinar Recording and Resources
On Thursday, April 27, 2017 CFICE presented Winning with Words: How to make your next grant application stand out. The webinar presenters, Stachen Frederick and Lee Rose, walked attendees through key tips and pointers for making grant applications stand out in the pile. Designed for an intermediate audience, the webinar touched on the following...