In a country as vast as Canada, the distance between communities and policy making can seem immense and insurmountable. For Professor Katherine Graham, this perceived and real distance has been an animating concern for her long-term research agenda. She has sought to work with communities across Canada to empower them to have a voice in policy processes to bring about changes meaningful to their priorities and concerns. In this instalment of #SPPAaudiofiles, Director Graeme Auld had a conversation with Professor Graham about her community research, looking back to why she began embarking on this form of research and learning about some of the current projects she is working on.