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.
News [general info, media, partner news, etc.]
Reports and Working Papers
Multimedia [graphics, video, audio, etc.]
Presentation [PPTs, recorded presentations, webinars, etc.]
Tools and Techniques [manuals, models, etc.]
Opportunities [jobs, conference calls, funding, etc.]
Academic Publication [books, journal articles, etc.]
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 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 step-by-step guide, you will be directed to resources that will equip you with the tools to develop meaningful community-campus engagement (CCE) partnerships,...
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...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Radio Documentary: Partnering for Change
The Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project has accomplished alot in the first four years of the project. In Partnering for Change, a radio documentary created by CFICE volunteer Julie Bourassa, CFICE partners reflect on the personal and community impacts the CFICE project has had in Phase I. Download a PDF copy...
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Journal Article and Plain Language Podcast: Information into knowledge – Navigating complexity in the CCE context
In this paper, titled Information into knowledge: navigating the complexity in the campus community engagement context, the authors draw on two case studies from a current research project investigating the impact of campus-community engagement (CCE) to examine how the fundamental functions for effective knowledge mobilization were used. The K*...
Friday, March 10, 2017
Video: Building a Better Webinar – Webinar Recording
On Thursday, March 9, 2017 CFICE presented its first webinar in its new webinar series. Titled, Building a better webinar: A view through experience and research into best practices, the webinar presenters, Jeannie An and Jill Bedford, walked attendees through key tips and pointers for creating the best possible webinar to reach your target...
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Report and Plain Language Podcast: Webinar Best Practices – A Summary of Existing Recommendations
Despite what the name and definition of ‘webinar’ might have you believe (i.e. “web-based seminar”), webinars aren’t just seminars presented in an online environment. Of course, many have jumped on the webinar bandwagon with the idea that they can easily translate an in-person presentation to a webinar platform. But the major difference...
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...
Monday, February 6, 2017
Journal Article: Collaboration for Transformation: Community– Campus Engagement for Just and Sustainable Food Systems
One of the top questions on CFICE researchers' minds over the past four years has been whether or not (and how) community-campus engagement can contribute to building social movements. In Phase I, each of the hubs explored this question in more or less detail. Well the Community Food Security hub now has an answer to...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Podcast: Decolonizing Research and Relationships
The Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty has consistently held the space since 2006 for the generation of a body of knowledge within food systems discourse, that shines a light on the myriad ways that Indigenous hunting, fishing and gathering societies are persisting into the 21st century. While they are among some of the...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Report: Responsibilities and Relationships: Decolonizing the BC Food Systems Network
The BC Food Systems Network (BCFSN) strives to build and maintain networks inclusive of diversity of cultures including Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. In 2012, with support from Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement’s (CFICE) Community Food Security (CFS) Hub the BCFSN staff developed an evaluation to better understand...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Report: CFICE Symposium Backgrounder (Preliminary Phase I Findings)
On January 18 and 19, 2017, representatives from each of CFICE's Phase I hubs and Phase II working groups, came together in Ottawa to discuss the findings of the project to date. The event celebrated CFICE's impact in communities across Canada and also looked at what recommendations could be carried forward in Phase II to...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
31 Environmentally-Friendly Tips: Storified!
Were you so busy last month that you missed our 31 tips for living a more environmentally-friendly December? Well we've got you covered! We've collected all 31 tips here in one place, so you can review them at your leisure! [View the story "31 Days of an Environmentally Friendly December " on...
Friday, January 6, 2017
Environmentally-Friendly Events – Event Kits Included!
If you've been following Jenna Snelgrove's blog posts on the CFICE website, you'll know she's been working hard to research and prepare some pretty unique event kits for CFICE's Haliburton Partners, Haliburton Highlands Land Trust, and Abbey Gardens. Through her work, Jenna has prepared 4 event kits - one for each season. These kits...