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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Thursday, March 3, 2016
Presentation: Community Economic Development via CCE
This presentation, given by Todd Barr, Former Community Co-lead of the Community Environmental Sustainability (CES) Hub, outlines a few of CES Peterborough/Haliburton's community campus partnership projects from 2013. This presentation was given as part of a workshop at the 2013 GUNI Conference, held at Polytechnic University of Catalonia,...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Policy Brief: Toward a national food policy for all
In this policy brief 'Want Amid Plenty' from February 4, 2013, Chris Yordy outlines some research and ideas in support of Canada developing a national food policy for all. "Here’s a conundrum: Producers in the Canadian agrifood system are supplying more food than ever before to international markets, but a greater number of our citizens...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Webinars: Theory of Change
Before CFICE members dove into hub work, we reviewed how to create and make use of a project Theory of Change. A few members of the CFICE team provided presentations and webinars on Theory of Change. You can find the PowerPoint slide decks for these presentations below. Click on the images of the slides...
Friday, February 12, 2016
Infographic: How do CES (Ottawa) Hub partners understand community sustainability?
How do the Community Environmental Sustainability (CES) (Ottawa) hub partners understand community sustainability? In what ways has CFICE contributed to their goals? Check out our infographic to find out! Click on the infographic to open it in a new window. You can then use the zoom tool to make the infographic larger. Read the plain...
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Humans of CFICE: Jason Garlough
by Amy Richardson, CFICE Communications RA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qPjfHoM2Ao Community brokering is one of the models Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) uses to get the community more engaged with local institutions and resources. Jason Garlough, executive director of Ottawa Eco-Talent Network (OETN), helps to...
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Plain Language Podcast: Dahl Forest Wetlands Report
Based on the report, Herpetiles of the Dahl Forest Wetlands, CFICE’s latest podcast highlights some unique facts about the frogs, snakes and turtles you might see on a Dahl Forest hike. Located in Haliburton County, this 500-acre nature reserve straddles 2.7 kilometres of the nearby Burnt River, revealing highly diverse habitats, flora and...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Tools: How to make research relevant to the media
by Amy Richardson, CFICE Communications RA You’re an academic who’s uncovered groundbreaking research after years of testing. You know the topic inside and out; you’re the expert. A news agency calls you to talk about your findings and you couldn’t be more excited. While conducting the pre-interview, they ask you to simplify the complex...
Monday, January 11, 2016
Presentation: Models of CCE in the Waterloo Region Food System
This presentation was provided as a joint Food Secure Canada and CFICE webinar on June 16, 2013. The webinar provided attendees with the preliminary results of a CFICE Community Food Security Hub partnership project between the University of Waterloo and Waterloo Public Health. The presentation shares the stories of community members, students,...
Monday, January 11, 2016
Community Food Security Newsletter 2015
Learn more about the work of CFICE’s Community Food Security (CFS) Hub over the past year in their 2015 newsletter. This newsletter features stories about two CFS project partners, Sharing the Table Manitoba, and Paying For Nutrition, as well as a glance at the hub's future work....
Monday, January 11, 2016
Community Food Security Newsletter 2014
Learn more about the work of CFICE's Community Food Security Hub and the partners with whom they work by browsing their 2014 newsletter! Jam packed with content about each of its partner projects, this newsletter will quickly bring you up-to-speed on all things relating to CFS hub research, work, and...
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Humans of CFICE: Lily Haines
by Omar Elsharkawy, CFICE Admin RA https://youtu.be/Y3pPC5XqmlY At Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE), we are inspired to work every day because of our enthusiastic, dynamic, and successful team, which aims to really make a difference in their respective communities. Lily Haines is CFICE’s current Knowledge...
Friday, November 20, 2015
Infographic: What is CCE according to CFICE?
By Amy Richardson, Communications RA CCE - What is it? What's the purpose of it? What are the benefits? This infographic about Community-Campus Engagement answers all those questions and more. Click on the infographic to open it in a new window. You can then use the zoom tool to make the infographic larger. Read...
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Humans of CFICE: Omar Elsharkawy on Working With CFICE
by Lily Haines, KMb RA https://youtu.be/uRnDrJj8Cek By definition, Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) is a research project that aims to improve community-campus partnerships. But to Omar Elsharkawy, CFICE has a more crucial meaning. “CFICE wants to use university resources across Canada to challenge social injustices and...
Monday, October 5, 2015
Video: Plain Language Writing
October is just beginning, but for many students, midterms are well under way. Before you head into your exams, be sure to check out our latest video on "Plain Language Writing." Whether you're creating a presentation, writing an essay or answering short questions, the video provides great tips to reach your target audience, get your point...
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Tool: Questing Your Way to a Knowledge Mobilization Strategy
Knowledge mobilization helps us do research that is useful and used. But the field itself is fraught with a dizzying array of terminology and concepts, leaving researchers and their community partners unsure about what knowledge mobilization means in their situation. As a result, developing a knowledge mobilization strategy takes thoughtful...
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Technique of the Week #10: Social Media
What you need to know If you're living in the modern world, chances are you've had some experience with the various forms of social media that are prevalent today. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest are just a few of the platforms that people commonly use to convey messages, ideas, thoughts, and feelings. One of...
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Technique of the Week #9: Print
What you need to know One of the oldest forms of knowledge mobilization is the written language. By definition, the modern practice of history begins with written language with the oldest form of writing dating from 5500 BCE. Today, modern forms of writing often come in the form of prints. These prints can be...
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Technique of the week #8: Video abstracts
What you need to know Video abstracts tend to be 1-4 minutes, and allow the authors of an academic paper to personally explain their work to a broader audience. Video abstracts maximize engagement and visibility by allowing authors to combine filming themselves with images, animations and laboratory experiments to explain their research paper....
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Technique of the week #7: Graphic/Visual/Performance Arts
Have you ever heard of the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words”? Well, just as a lengthy novel can tell an intricate tale, so too can something as simple as a single image. Graphic, visual, and performance arts are media that encompass the two-dimensional (calligraphy, photography, drawing, painting ect), the three-dimensional...
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Technique of the Week #6: Webinars
What you need to know Webinars use the internet to share knowledge with people in different cities, countries, or even continents. People can access them from anywhere. Webinars can be interactive including polls, question and answers, and dialogue. Participants can also connect and contribute through chat forums. Presentations can be saved and...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Technique of the Week #5: Face to Face
In today’s fast paced environment, an emphasis is placed on finding the best tools to connect with others and increase productivity. Meetings are now often held between individuals in different parts of the world by means of on-line or telephone connectivity. With advances in technology aimed at artificially bringing people closer together,...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Technique of the Week #4: Storytelling
What you need to know Storytelling may take many different forms (e.g., written, oral, video, drawings) Storytelling is good for sharing knowledge, values, and creating emotional connection among the recipients. Stories are memorable via the availability heuristic, and through elaboration (ability to create a vivid image) Embeds tacit knowledge...
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Technique of the Week #3: Virtual Meetings
What are virtual meetings? I am sure that at some point in your professional or academic career a meeting was scheduled but one or more of those involved were unable to attend. Whereas in the past a person missing the meeting would have to follow up with meeting minutes or otherwise be informed of...
Monday, December 8, 2014
Technique of the week #1: Gamification
What is Gamification? Gamification is defined as the use of game mechanics, style or design techniques to accomplish a goal. E.g., learning games, raising awareness of social justice issues. Gamification works when it is engaging, players are motivated to “win” the game, seek to satisfy their curiosity, and because it is fun! Gamification...
Monday, November 24, 2014
Tool: So What the Heck is Knowledge Mobilization and Why Should I Care?
What is Knowledge Mobilization (KMb)? Why should I care? Almost every research funding grant asks for a knowledge mobilization strategy. In general, researchers want to do research that has value and impact. KMb, in essence, consists of all the activities and outputs that builds awareness, and enables use of the research. A simple...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Tool: NGO guide – Key issues in research processes and managing researchers
Anne Bergen put together a compilation of resources & process suggestions aimed at community partners/NGOs who are struggling to deal with data requests from researchers. There was a strong response to this request – over 20 respondents provided diverse resource and process suggestions, and stories of dealing with similar issues. The...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Working Paper: Rigour in Methods and Evaluation of Community Engagement
Early in the CFICE project PhD candidate Chris Yordy took on the task of exploring evaluation of engagement options. Topics include: Rigour and the Multiple levels of quantitative and qualitative analysis Rigour in methods and post-positivist paradigm shifting, and evaluation and Rigour in defining theory of change Please view the full...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Infographic: Sharing the Learning
Conference season is fast approaching! As such, here is a handy infographic showing you the various ways to share your individual learning from conferences with larger networks within and connected to CFICE. You can also find a pdf version of the...
Monday, April 7, 2014
Report: Deep Green Experts Forum
On March 22, 2014, Michael Lait from the Community Environmental Sustainability Hub (CES) attended Sustainable Living Ottawa East's Deep Green Experts Forum that took place at Carleton University in the River Building. Click here to read Michael's article on the event. Prior to this event, Sustainable Living Ottawa East created a preliminary...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Report: Deep Green preliminary research report is now available
The following report outlines options and approaches for the sustainable development of the Oblate lands in Old Ottawa East. The development of the Oblate lands, which will be able to accommodate 3,000 new residents, presents a rare opportunity to implement “deep” sustainability performance and quality of life in the heart of Ottawa. The...
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Tool: Guide to Social Media for Engagement and Knowledge Mobilization
A CFICE partner, the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship has contributed "A Guide to Social Media for engagement and Knowledge Mobilization." It's direct, clear, and comprehensive guide useful to those of us wanting to use social media but not sure where to start. A Guide to Social Media for...
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Presentation: CFICE Members Present at GUNI 2013
Todd Barr, Co-Lead of the Community Environmental Sustainability Hub presented Leadership and Collaboration for Regional Economic Prosperity and Sustainable Development - at the GUNI Conference 2013, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, 2013 Edward Jackson, Katherine Graham, and Todd Barr presented, Education &...
Friday, September 6, 2013
Presentation: Poverty Hub Presentation Goes Online
CFICE’s Poverty Reduction Hub has been busy. After a busy year of working with partners in Hamilton, Waterloo, Saint John, and nationally, the Hub has put together a detailed presentation of its work in 2012-2013. You can access the Hub’s slide show on the Vibrant Comminities website. This work was presented at the CUExpo conference in...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Videos: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are: The Federal Budget and Food Security
On February 4th, 2013 Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) officially launched its seven year, SSHRC supported research project aimed at strengthening communities through action research on best-practice community-campus engagement with a panel discussion Putting our money where our mouths are: Food Security and the Federal...
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
How Community-Campus Partnerships Can Help Renew Local Economies
March 23, 2013 Edward Jackson, Principal Investigator for CFICE presented "All the Tools All the Time: How Community Campus Partnerships Can Help Renew Local Economies" to the Annual U-Links Celebration of Research Fleming College, Haliburton ...