This report was prepared for, and in partnership with the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (GWLIP). This project aimed to understand the challenges and opportunities around the “digital divide” and digital literacy for newcomers accessing settlement services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This report presents the findings of research conducted by CESI's Research Shop in partnership with members of the Guelph Advocates group who are part of a committee of Campaign School organizers in Guelph, Wellington, and Oxford counties. The purpose of this research was to develop a comprehensive list of resources to support participants of the campaign schools and those generally interested in becoming involved in politics. A literature review was conducted cover
This report presents the findings of research conducted by CESI’s Research Shop in partnership with the Sexual Health Options, Resources and Education (SHORE) Centre based in the Waterloo Region. The objective of this research was to better understand the impacts of the Newcomer Health Programs through the experiences of recent program participants and volunteers.
Jana Daher, Patricia Butt, Haley Clark, Gurpreet Bedi
Sexual Health Options, Resources and Education (SHORE) Centre
This report presents the findings of research conducted by CESI’s Research Shop in partnership with The Men’s Homelessness Committee of the Town of Orangeville. The objective of this research was to conduct a needs assessment of the social services available to men experiencing homelessness in Dufferin County and identify areas for potential development.
The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington (CMHAWW) recently launched a new program, Waterloo Wellington Neighbours (WWN) initiative, which trains business employees and concerned community members about issues that vulnerable, at-risk older adults experience. CMHAWW collaborated with the Research Shop to evaluate the effectiveness of the training program on participants via a post session e-survey. Results from this report will help tailor future training sessions and may also be used to expand the program to other regions.
Jenaya Nixon, Haley Clark
Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington
This report presents a literature review on barriers and facilitators to nutritious foods and the findings of a qualitative study conducted in partnership with Our Food Future. Interviews and focus groups were used to better understand the subjective experiences and aspects that influence nutritious eating patterns of residents living in Guelph-Wellington.
The Research Shop conducted this research in partnership with The Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) of Waterloo Region. The objective of this research was to assess the Sex Trafficking Lethality Tool and provide feedback on aspects of the tool including length, ease of use, uniqueness and usefulness. Participants were also able to further understand how to improve their tool. A feedback survey was completed by sexual assault service providers in Ontario between March-June 2021.
This report was a collaborative project at the University of Guelph involving the Research Shop, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), and an undergraduate course in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph. CFUW Guelph is the local chapter of the CFUW national organization that is dedicated to women's advancement and gender equality.