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, November 28, 2016
Plain Language Podcast: Using CCE to Build Capacity for Poverty Reduction
This plain language podcast provides a summary of Amanda Lefrancois’ report titled Using Campus Community Engagement to Build Capacity for Poverty Reduction. This research was conducted in partnership with Pathway to Potential and CFICE. It explores levels of poverty in the Windsor-Essex County and possible resource networks to reduce...
Friday, October 21, 2016
Presentation: Sharing CCE Insights with Second Year Social Work Students
On October 3, CFICE's Bessa Whitmore was a guest speaker for a second year undergrad course on Research Methods at Dalhousie University's School of Social Work. During this talk, Bessa shared some of her own experiences with community-campus engagement (CCE) work, including some of the opportunities and challenges she's encountered. The goal was...
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Plain Language Podcast: Community Connectivity: Cultivating Sustainability, Influence and Place in Old Ottawa East
This plain language podcast provides a summary of Larissa Barry-Thibodeau's thesis titled Community Connectivity: Cultivating Sustainability, Influence and Place in Old Ottawa East. This research was conducted in partnership with Sustainable Living Ottawa East (SLOE) and CFICE. It explored the strengths of facilities, amenities, and services...
Friday, September 30, 2016
Paying for Nutrition: A Report on Food Costing in the North
On September 13, 2016, Food Secure Canada released it's report titled Paying for Nutrition: A Report on Food Costing in the North. Completed with the support of CFICE's Community Food Security Hub, this report leaves no doubt that food prices in the north are outrageous in comparison with the rest of Canada. With many...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Plain Language Podcast: Living wage effects on employees’ attitudes
This plain language podcast is based on an article titled A study of living wage effects on employees' performance-related attitudes and behaviour by Zhaocheng Zeng and Benson Honig. In this article, the authors discuss the different attitudes towards their jobs held by living wage employees versus minimum wage employees. Download a copy of...
Monday, September 26, 2016
Report: Climate Change and the Residential Development Industry in Ottawa, Canada
[Link to report below] The City of Ottawa, Canada’s capital, is growing and transitioning. Growth is fueled by an influx of new residents attracted by the region’s employment prospects and quality of life. Growth is also fueled by a development industry operating on a decades-old model of low-density planning, and by consumers who prefer...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Book Chapter: Learning, Food, and Sustainability in Community-Campus Engagement
“This book is dedicated to Cathleen Kneen, a contributor to this work. She was an educator, activist and friend whose spirit continues to guide us in our work on food system transformation.” A new book is out that community-campus partners and food researchers might want to dive into this harvest season. Titled Learning, Food, and...
Friday, August 19, 2016
Presentation: Student Experiences with Community-Campus Engagement
Three Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) research assistants (RAs), two from the Poverty Reduction Hub (Amanda Lefrancois and Aaron Kozak) and one from the Secretariat (Omar Elsharkawy), teamed up to present a student perspective of community-based post-secondary education at the Canadian Alliance for Community Service...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
CFICE Policy on Intellectual Property
The Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project seeks to recognize all forms of knowledge creation associated with the CFICE project over its lifetime (i.e. the period of its implementation and dissemination). This policy covers ways to acknowledge inputs from a multiplicity of contributors (community, academic, students, and...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Writing Effective Emails: Convey Your Information Quickly
by Nicole Bedford, CFICE Project Manager and Communications Coordinator In the realm of community-campus engagement, clear communication is vital for maintaining good relationships with all partners involved. On average, most people receive between 20 and 80 emails per day. For some, (in particular, busy community and academic partners), this...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Plain Language Podcast: Campus Food Systems Initiatives Study
This plain language podcast provides a summary of the Campus Food Systems Initiatives Study. This study was conducted in partnership with Meal Exchange and Ryerson University and explored the process of starting, maintaining, and involving community partners in student-led campus food systems initiatives. Download a copy of the podcast...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Journal Article: Collaborating for community food security
In 2013-2014, Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement’s (CFICE) Community Food Security (CFS) Hub supported a project called "Creating a Food Hub Through University-Community Partnership." This project entailed conducting a developmental evaluation of the collaborative work occurring through Guelph University's Research Shop on...
Friday, June 24, 2016
Knowledge Mobilization Planning Toolkit
Does your organization need to convey a message but you keep hitting road bumps? Stuck trying to figure out who exactly your audience is and how to engage them? Or maybe you're struggling to decide how to bring partners to the table or what resources you'll need? Fret no more! This interactive knowledge mobilization...
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Paying for Nutrition: Challenges in assessing food environments in northern and remote communities in Canada
Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement's (CFICE) Community Food Security Hub helped fund a project to address food insecurity in northern and remote communities in Canada. In collaboration with Food Secure Canada, Mt. St. Vincent University, and Lakehead University, this project renewed the work on food costing in Northern Canada so...
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Writing for the Web: 5 Easy Tips
by Julie Bourassa, CFICE Volunteer Writing blog posts and articles can be daunting – especially if you're used to writing academically! But CFICE does a lot of interesting and important work, and we want to share this information. To help with this effort, CFICE members are encouraged to write and contribute content for CFICE’s...
Monday, June 6, 2016
Presentation: Innovative Partnerships Shift the Poverty Dynamic
Community-campus engagement is offered and encouraged in many higher education organizations. This presentation by Donna Jean Forster-Gill, from Vibrant Communities Canada and Tom Cooper from the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction (Poverty Hub community partners) seeks to analyze these programs and explore ways to maximize their usefulness...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Plain Language Podcast: Transformative Research as Knowledge Mobilization
This plain language podcast is based on an article titled Transformative Research as Knowledge Mobilization: Transmedia, bridges, and layers by Colin R. Anderson and Stéphane M. McLachlan. In their article, they discuss several different strategies for making academic research more accessible. Download a copy of the podcast transcript. Podcast...
Monday, May 2, 2016
Videos: Featuring CFICE at Carleton’s 4th Annual Community Engagement Event
On Wednesday February 24, Carleton University held its 4th Annual Community Engagement Event at the MacOdrum Library (read more about the event in our article "Making Connections at Carleton's 4th Community Engagement Event"). The event ran from nine to noon and was packed with presentations and speakers from a variety of disciplines and groups....
Friday, April 29, 2016
Discussion Paper: Looking Back, Looking Forward
In the winter of 2015, when the Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project was in the preliminary stages of planning its transition to Phase II, the Community Food Security (CFS) Hub prepared a discussion paper to synthesize collective reflections from hub partners on their proposals for action priorities to be...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Plain Language Podcast: Action Research Change Report
CFICE's latest podcast is based on Action Research Change's Report on the Implementation of Domestic Violence Death Review Committee Recommendations 2007-2011. The report highlights the lack of action from ministries and organizations to help end violence against women. Download a copy of the podcast transcript. Podcast written and...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Report: Closing the Loop – Community Engaged Pedagogy in Business Courses
Closing the Loop: Community Engaged Pedagogy in Business Courses is a CACSL and Carleton Raven's Den-funded CFICE evaluation project that looks at the impact on Sprott School of Business's community partners of adopting a community service learning approach to pedagogy. Over a number of years and across a variety of courses, Sprott has...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Keys to Success: Conference Season
by Lily Haines, KMb RA It’s that time of year again! Conference season is just around the corner. You’re probably beginning to ask yourself: How do I prepare an effective and engaging poster presentation? How can I share what I learn with larger networks within and connected to the Community First: Impacts of Community...
Monday, April 11, 2016
Humans of CFICE: Brianna Salmon
by Amy Richardson, CFICE Communications RA The Community Environmental Sustainability (CES) hub at Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) works towards facilitating community-campus partnerships to increase environmental sustainability. The CES hub functions at the local level in three key communities across Ontario: Ottawa,...
Monday, April 11, 2016
Presentation: Putting Community First
Back in 2013, CFICE team members attended the ANSER conference to present on the project's first year of operations, and to share their knowledge on 'putting community first'. Specifically, they participated in a round table panel and discussed some of the lessons, achievements and challenges from their Year 1 experience. They also invited the...
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Presentation: KMb Partner Shares ‘Embracing Community Outcomes’ Learnings
On February 3, 2016, partners of the Knowledge Mobilization hub research project, Embracing community outcomes: Using student engagement as knowledge mobilization, came together over breakfast to share and discuss the themes emerging as part of their project findings. The project examined student experiences of community-campus engagement, and...
Friday, April 1, 2016
Tool: Knowledge Mobilization Outline
Have you ever wished you had a basic outline that would take you through the various questions you need to answer in order to formulate a knowledge mobilization plan for your organization? If so, look no further! The Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Hub of Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) has you covered. Download...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
High school teaching modules: Teaching students about food
For those of you searching for some food studies teaching resources, look no further--the Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) has you covered. A handful of CAFS members recently put their heads together to compile some teaching resources targeted to high school level students. These resources include: Curriculum Guidelines from the...
Friday, March 18, 2016
Working Paper: Toward Decolonizing Community Campus Partnerships
Since its establishment in 2012, social justice and environmental sustainability have been at the heart of Community Food Security (CFS) Hub work. The collective research we have been involved in with our community and academic partners across Canada has highlighted the need to better understand settler colonialism and its implications for food...
Friday, March 11, 2016
Report: SSHRC Midterm Review Report
Wondering what the Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project has been up to for the past four years? Well you're in luck. We just completed and submitted our SSHRC Midterm report on February 29, 2016 and it's chock full of details about CFICE's activities and learnings from Phase I! Click on the...
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Video: The Importance of Community Engagement
On February 24, 2016, CFICE attended Carleton University's 4th Annual Community Engagement event. This event, attended by over 75 community members, students, and faculty, was held to showcase and celebrate the wide variety of community-campus engagement (CCE) projects happening at Carleton. You can read about CFICE's presentation here. While...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Webinar: Learning and Accountability – Evaluating CFS Hub Projects
In this webinar, presented on October 24, 2013, Ted Jackson, initial Principal Investigator of the CFICE project, discusses evaluation practice and options for community-campus joint projects, particularly with respect to evaluating the Community Food Security Hub's projects. This webinar was recorded and is provided online by Food Secure Canada....
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Webinar: Working Together for Food Justice in Guelph, Ontario
This webinar, delivered on 22 May 2014, tells the story of how the community of Guelph is changing the way it thinks about food security through community - academic collaboration. Presenters are Brendan Johnson, Kate Vsetula, and Erin Nelson. This webinar was part of a series offered through a collaboration between Food Secure Canada...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Presentation: Moving the local food agenda forward
On February 28th, 2013, representatives of the North Superior Workforce Planning Board (NSWPB) and the Food Security Research Network (FSRN) at Lakehead University shared the story of how the relationship between the organizations developed and evolved. Through a shared vision of a local food system, these organizations have been working together...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Video: Kim Pate, VAW Hub Co-lead, Awarded Honourary Degree
On June 14, Violence Against Women (VAW) Hub's community co-lead, Kim Pate, was awarded an honourary degree by Carleton University. According to Carleton University, Kim Pate was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, "in recognition of her tireless efforts and outstanding leadership in promoting human rights for women within the...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Presentation: Social Economy Research in Canada
This PowerPoint deck was used as part of a presentation to CENet that was given by Ted Jackson and Geri Briggs on April 18, 2013. The presentation provides an overview of the CFICE project, and how CFICE's work might align with community economic development and the social economy. Click on the image of the presentation...