Community-First Community-Based Research Toolkit
About the Toolkit
From 2016 to 2019, the Centre for Studies on Poverty and Social Citizenship (CSPSC) participated in the SSHRC-funded action research project CFICE: Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE). The goal of CFICE was to strengthen Canadian communities by studying how community and campus players work together to create positive social impact.
Former CSPSC Chair, Adje van de Sande, acted as the Academic lead to the CFICE Tools for Community-First Community Campus Partnerships Working Group or “Tools Working Group” in Phase II of the project. As a final output, the Tools Working Group developed the Research Toolkit for Community Based Organizations.
This project development checklist helps community organizations assess whether they are well suited to a community-campus engagement project and how they can best prepare themselves to start a research project with an academic partner. Tara McWhinney (seen above), PhD student with the Carleton School of Social Work, worked on piloting this toolkit and created a final version of this toolkit.
CSPSC now partners with the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (3ci) to promote and update the Community-based Research Toolkit. The Toolkit is now available in both English and French.