Literature Review

Community Engaged Scholarship [SOC*6400]

Throughout the course, graduate students developed knowledge, skills and values related to the principles and practices of community-engaged scholarship (CES). Working with one community partner (varies each semester), they applied their knowledge to develop a product to solve a problem brought forward by the community partner.

Advanced Topics in Criminology [SOC*4030]

As a major component of the course (65%), the class partnered with the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH) to update the OAITH Femicide Database that was designed by an earlier graduate-level sociology class. They also created a femicide list with biographies and pictures of victims. Throughout the term, students worked in collaborative learning teams (3-5 students per group) to complete different elements of the project, before the class congregated to collaboratively construct the final product.

Crime and Criminal Justice [SOC*1500]

As one component of the course, students completed a community-focused learning project where they researched an organization whose mandate is related to crime-prevention. After selecting an organization, they planned a way that they could personally contribute to this organization and (after receiving approval from the course instructor) worked to enact their plan.

Compensating People with Lived Experience: Best Practices and Highlights from the Literature

A literature review was conducted in collaboration with the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition, the Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination, and HIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health-Guelph. Its primary goal was to identify best practices for engaging and compensating people with lived experience who provide work for community organizations.

Author(s): 
Sarah Feige, Melisa Choubak
Product(s): 
Fact Sheet
Literature Review
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition
Guelph and Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination

Evaluation of the Targeted Walk-In Service Program of Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington

The evaluation of the Targeted Walk-In Service program (TWIS) was conducted in collaboration with Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington (CMHA-WW). This evaluation is made up of two components; a key informant interview study and a literature review. The key informant interviews were conducted with TWIS service providers to explore their insights regarding service delivery of the program and the implementation of client satisfaction surveys.

Author(s): 
Kimbereley Goh, Melanie Davis, Aarabhi Rajendiran, Karen Nelson
Product(s): 
Evaluation
Literature Review
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington

Canadian Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Committee (MARAC) Model Program

This literature review was conducted by CESI's Research Associate for the Woman Abuse Council of Toronto as a part of the Canadian Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Committee (MARAC) Model program. It aims to review literature pertaining to risk factors that predict women’s vulnerability to intimate partner violence or intimate partner homicide, as well as identify current domestic violence risk assessment tools and provide an overview of their strengths and weakness.

Author(s): 
Molly Contini, Brianna Wilson
Product(s): 
Literature Review
Report
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project
Project Partner(s): 
Woman Abuse Council of Toronto

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): 
Literature Review
Report
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