Literature Review

Strategies for Engaging Youth Experiencing (or At Risk of) Homelessness in Rural Areas: Literature Review

This project was conducted in collaboration with the Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington (CRC). Researchers designed and conducted a literature review to explore strategies or methods that can help identify, reach out to, and connect with youth who are experiencing (or are at risk of) homelessness in rural areas. The findings will inform the CRC's efforts to expand its outreach activities in rural Wellington County to provide support and services for youth who are experiencing or who are at risk of homelessness.

Author(s): 
Jessica Lukawiecki, Alexandra Sawatzky, Viktorija Arsic, Dustin Brown
Product(s): 
Report
Literature Review
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

Current and Promising Practices for Increasing Victims' Service Use and Referrals

This report was created in response to a request by Victim Services Wellington to examine victims' service use and referrals for Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario (VCAO). The project aimed to highlight the current state of affairs with respect to victims' service use, and better understand the policies and practices that may help increase the number of people using and being offered support by VCAO. Researchers conducted a literature review and a survey of VCAO sites across Ontario.

Author(s): 
Lauren Hotchkiss, Nicole Jeffrey, Mercerina Lychek
Product(s): 
Literature Review
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Victims Services Wellington

Kiitigaan Medgwe Nishnawbe - Good Things Growing: Literature Reviews to Inform Indigenous Food Self-Determination Planning and Evaluation

This project summary offers a short description of a project undertaken by the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute in collaboration with local consulting firms. Researchers produced an annotated bibliography and a literature review for the Nishnawbe Aski Nation in order to inform community-based food system planning and evaluation processes within four remote Ontario First Nations communities.

Author(s): 
Melisa Choubak, Carla Giddings, Mary Ferguson, Emmett Ferguson, Janet Murray
Product(s): 
Literature Review
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Engaging Youth in Cannabis Awareness Messaging

This report presents findings from a literature review of participatory approaches to engage youth in cannabis awareness messaging initiatives. Findings will be used to inform the creation of a local youth-targeted cannabis messaging initiative in the Guelph-Wellington area as well as of a toolkit for the Wellington-Guelph Drug Strategy.

Author(s): 
Taylor Anne Grills, Aarabhi Rajendiran, Alexandra Sawatzky
Product(s): 
Literature Review
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy

Peer Support Models for Harm Reduction Services

This literature review aims to generate a better understanding of current approaches and best practices for peer support models for harm reduction services. It shares guiding principles and considerations for integrating peers into harm reduction programs, and presents an overview of peer programs developed in North America, Europe, and Australia. It is hoped that findings will be used to inform the creation of a peer support program at the Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy.

Author(s): 
Amber Gillespie, Biatris Lasu, Alexandra Sawatzky
Product(s): 
Literature Review
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy

Active Citizen Project

The Active Citizen Project leverages the research and teaching resources of the University via the Guelph Lab, linking them with initiatives at the City that engage citizens in the governance of the city – from policy making to service design/delivery and budgeting.

Product(s): 
Environmental Scan
Evaluation
Infographic
Literature Review
Policy Brief
Report
Program(s): 
Guelph Lab
Project Partner(s): 
City of Guelph

Mentoring as an Inclusion Strategy for Racialized Faculty

Resulting from a collaborative research project involving the Human Rights and Equity Office (HREO) at the University of Guelph and the Research Shop, this report examines the value of mentoring as a strategy for inclusion for racialized faculty members at Canadian universities.

Author(s): 
Tricia van Rhijn, Mahejabeen Ebrahim, Patrick Case
Product(s): 
Literature Review
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Rights and Equity Office (HREO)

Community-Level Energy Efficiency Programs: A Literature Review of Best Practices for Promotion and Recruitment

This review of the social science literature identifies successful and unsuccessful strategies for promoting community-level energy efficiency. It was conducted to identify best practices for promoting energy efficient behaviour at the community-level, as well as promoting recruitment/outreach to community-level energy efficiency programs.

Author(s): 
Sonya Strohm
Product(s): 
Literature Review
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
City of Guelph

Accessing Emergency Food Services: A Review of Eligibility Strategies

Created in partnership with the Guelph-Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination, this report explores current literature pertaining to eligibility strategies, as well as the types of eligibility practices currently used in Guelph-Wellington.

Author(s): 
Rachel Salt
Product(s): 
Environmental Scan
Literature Review
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Guelph and Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination

Using Tablets and Assistive Technology to Support Children and Adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome: A Literature Review

This rapid response report carried out for Centennial CVI in Guelph contains a literature review of how iPad tablets and other assistive technology help to support children and adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome.

Author(s): 
Agineszka Wozniak
Product(s): 
Literature Review
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute