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Resources and Further Reading

You can find additional resources and further reading here. Whether you are interested in deepening your own understanding or sharing knowledge with others we aim to provide a range of resources. If there are gaps or missing resources you think we should find please let us know. 

We also have available four introductory infographics that you are free to download and share:
1. What is CBR? || 2. Benefits for Students || 3. Benefits for Community Partners || 4. Benefits for Academics

Introductory Material

What is CBR?

Community-Based Research is an alternative approach to research that focuses on leadership from community partners, participation of communities, actionable findings, and meaningful relationships. You can view our introductory infographic here.

The Centre for Community Based Research in Waterloo, Ontario has a comprehensive introductory video on CBR in Canada:

For a more in-depth look at CBR we were lucky enough to host a panel discussion with Kathy Mallet, Kirsten Bernas, Lorie English, Michael Barkman, and Shauna MacKinnon. In this discussion they share stories and insights into how CBR works on the ground, how they came to use it, and why it works:

For Students

Are you a university student interested in learning more about CBR or finding work as a research assistant? We invite you to connect with us at one of our many free events which you can find here. Some previous sessions are also available to view on YouTube. If you are unsure if CBR is right for you, take a look at this infographic on the benefits of CBR for students

Additional reading and skill building: 

Community-Based Research Canada provides resources ranging from introductory videos, to webinars, to case-studies of CBR. You can find these here

Trent University's Trent Community Research Centre has a set of eLearning modules on their website which provides a more in-depth introduction to CBR. 

For Instructors and Researchers.

For those looking for more detailed information on conducting community-based research or integrating into classrooms. You can view our infographic on the benefits of CBR for academics here.

Classroom Resources:

We offer a free 30-minute Introduction to CBR workshop to classrooms, if you are interested in booking us please reach out to our program assistant Dagen at Da.perrott@uwinnipeg.ca. Here is a brief infographic detailing some of the benefits of CBR for students. As well some of our previous presentations and workshops are also available to view on YouTube.

For those interested in integrating community-based research methods into their classrooms. Community-Based Research and Higher Education: Principles and Practices by Kerry Strand, Nicholas Cutforth, Randy Stoecker, Sam Marullo, and Patrick Donohue is a great read. 

Research Resources:

Toronto-based Access Alliance has an incredible CBR toolkit that provides a detailed overview on how to approach each step of the research process as well as tools and lessons. 

If you are looking for further resources, Community-Based Research Canada (CBRC) provides content ranging from introductory videos, to webinars, to case-studies of CBR. You can find these here. both the University of Winnipeg and Manitoba Research Alliance are institutional members of Community-Based Research Canada and so if you are employed or study with either, you are also a member of CBRC. 


For Community Organizations

For community organizations considering becoming engaged in CBR you can view our infographic on the benefits of CBR for community partners here.

Carlton University has created a toolkit and checklist for community organizations considering partnership on research.