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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Friday, February 1, 2019
Video: Increasing Student and Non-Profit Readiness for Community-Campus Engagement Placements
On Thursday, January 31, 2019, CFICE and Community-Campus Engage Canada, with the support of Trent University, University of Toronto's Centre for Community Partnerships, the Trent Community Research Centre, and U-Links presented Increasing Student and Non-Profit Readiness for Community-Campus Engagement Placements. This webinar explored student,...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
A conversation about disability in the workplace
Conversations about disability in the workplace are long overdue. In this lively podcast, CFICE team members Kristina Reed, Kawsar Mohamed, and Nicole Bedford have a frank conversation about the challenges and rewards of being open to sharing, listening, and working together to make workplaces more accessible to all. Access a PDF version of the...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Transformations through ‘Community-First’ Engagement – New Engaged Scholar Journal Special Issue!
What happens when community-campus partnerships involving diverse communities, community-based organizations, postsecondary institutions, researchers, students, and foundations seek to put communities first in their engagement practices? This is the question that is addressed through a range of perspectives in this issue of Engaged Scholar...
Friday, December 7, 2018
Video: Navigating community-campus research partnerships: Introducing a tool to help the process
On Thursday, December 7, 2018 CFICE presented Navigating community-campus research partnerships: Introducing a tool to help the process. In this webinar, presenters provided an overview of a self assessment tool, designed specifically for community organizations, that provides information and resources about community-based research with academic...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Video: Hear my voice: Including community voices at post-secondary institutions
On Thursday, November 22, 2018 CFICE presented Hear my voice: Including community voices at post-secondary institutions. In this webinar, presenters shared some of their experiences and strategies for bringing community voices more fully into the post-secondary sphere. The webinar touched on: How Abbey Gardens has advocated for community voices at...
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
PODCAST & STORY: When Post-Secondary Institutions are ‘Community-First’
Story by Nicole Bedford, CFICE Project Manager and Communications Coordinator and podcast by Kate Higginson, CFICE Communications Research Assistant When it comes to making community-campus engagement (CCE) more equitable, a small policy change by a college or university can make a huge difference. This was the experience of the Community First:...
Friday, October 5, 2018
Video: Sneak preview of our Research Toolkit for Community Based Organizations
As part of the Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project, Tara McWhinney, PhD Student and Research Assistant with the Centre for Studies on Poverty and Social Citizenship (CSPSC), has helped develop a Research Toolkit for Community Based Organizations (learn more about the Toolkit). Developed by the CFICE Tools Working...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Video: Finding your CCE Champion Webinar and Resources
On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 CFICE presented Finding your CCE Champion: How to identify, establish, and grow your organization’s connections with post-secondary institutions. In this webinar, presenters from the Volunteer Action Centre in Waterloo Region (VAC) and Laurier University shared their experiences finding, initiating and building...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Infographic & Guide: The Process of Successful Community-Campus Engagement
In partnership with CFICE, U-Links has developed a manual and the purpose of this document (Click here for the full CFICE - Campus Community Manual PDF) is to guide community organization staff as they begin to create research-oriented relationships with university faculty. The goal of these relationships is to maximize the effectiveness...
Monday, October 1, 2018
Presentation: A Database of CCE Opportunities
Over the past few months, CFICE's Community-Campus Engagement (CCE) Brokering (Ottawa) working group has been surveying the Ottawa environmental landscape as part of their efforts to develop an online database (and associated app) of community-campus engagement (CCE) opportunities in the environmental sector. These opportunities range from...
Friday, September 28, 2018
Journal Article: Assessing the Outcomes of Community-University Engagement Networks in a Canadian Context
CFICE Community-Campus Engage Canada (CCEC) member Dr. Crystal Tremblay, has recently published the article, 'Assessing the Outcomes of Community-University Engagement Networks in a Canadian Context' in Engaged Scholar Journal. Focusing on three Canadian inter-organizational networks that bring communities and universities together, Community...
Monday, September 24, 2018
Video: Bringing the University to Rural Ontario Webinar
On August 29, 2018, CFICE partners and co-leads, Jim Blake, Stephen Hill, and research assistant Emily Amon, presented the webinar Bringing the University to Rural Ontario: Brokering Campus & Community Engagement in Haliburton. This webinar, organized by The Rural Policy Learning Commons in partnership with CFICE, U-Links, and Trent...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Video: Evaluating Impact in Community-Campus Engagement Webinar and Resources
On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 CFICE presented Evaluating Impact in Community-Campus Engagement: Towards a Community-First Approach. In this webinar, our presenters gave an overview of some diverse approaches to capturing and communicating impact within academic institutions and with their community partners. The webinar touched on: What...
Monday, August 27, 2018
Community-Campus Engagement Funding: A Project Manager’s Perspective
While a lot of good work can come out of community-campus partnerships, there can be many challenges encountered along the way. Some of the most difficult ones to navigate can centre around funding. Nicole Bedford, Project Manager and Communications Coordinator of the CFICE project, talks to us about some of the challenges CFICE has...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
DISCUSSION PAPER: CCE Policy and Funding: The Challenge Ahead
Community-Campus Engage Canada (CCEC) is an emerging national network and community of practice focused on strengthening Canadian communities by increasing the capacity, infrastructure and impact of equitable community-campus partnerships of all types, including student experiential learning, community-engaged research, and social innovation....
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...