Report

Hidden in the Everyday: Financial Abuse as a Form of Intimate Partner Violence

Through a growing partnership between CESI, the Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (WomanACT) and psychology professor Dr. Paula Barata, University of Guelph students have been taking part in the full process of research impact, from knowledge creation to implementation. Hidden in the Everyday is a report that draws on qualitative data gathered through surveys and focus groups with service providers and in-depth interviews with survivors. The report examines the experiences and impacts of financial abuse as well as the challenges in confronting it and the opportunities to prevent and address it.

Author(s): 
Lieran Docherty, Sonia Zawitkowski, Brianna Wilson, Emma Currie
Product(s): 
Report
Video
Program(s): 
Community Engaged Teaching and Learning
Project Partner(s): 
Woman Abuse Council of Toronto

Benefits and Barriers to Electric Vehicle (EV) Adoption in the City of Guelph

This report presents the findings of a survey conducted by CESI's Research Shop in partnership with eMERGE Guelph to better understand the perceived incentives and barriers to purchasing electric vehicles in Guelph. The purpose of this research is to better inform eMERGE’s initiatives that promote renewable energy technologies, and more specifically electric vehicles.

Author(s): 
Kelly Hatt, Brianna Wilson, Patricia Butt
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
eMerge Guelph

Evaluating the Impact of "The Mural Project: Art in Hard Times"

This report presents the findings of the program evaluation for The Mural Project conducted by CESI’s Research Shop in collaboration with Art Not Shame. The purpose of this project was to evaluate The Mural Project, which created a digital mural to bring people together, encourage creativity and better understand the impact of the pandemic on a range of individuals. A survey was distributed to participants to better understand the successes and lessons learned from the six-week workshop.

Author(s): 
Kelly Hatt, Karen Nelson, Brianna Wilson
Product(s): 
Evaluation
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop

Hungry for Knowledge: Assessing the Prevalence of Food Insecurity at the University of Guelph

There is growing evidence that significant numbers of university students in Canada experience food insecurity, potentially undermining the health, well-being and educational success of students. The University of Guelph has joined a handful of other Canadian universities in responding to this issue. CESI, Meal Exchange, Universities Fighting World Hunger and graduate students working with Dr.

Author(s): 
Seyed Mehdi Amadi, Sam Laban, Courtney Primeau
Product(s): 
Infographic
Report
Program(s): 
Guelph Lab
Project Partner(s): 
Meal Exchange
Universities Fighting World Hunger

The Impacts of Isolation and Physical Distancing on Children and Youth

This resource document was prepared by The Research Shop for the Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington (CRC). It offers information about the potential impacts of physical distancing and isolation on the wellbeing of children and teens during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes recommendations to support them, as well as links to a number of relevant resources. It also looks at some pre-pandemic predictors that may put children and teens at an increased risk for adverse experiences during and post-COVID-19.

Author(s): 
Jenaya Nixon, Karen Nelson
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

A Snapshot of Hoarding Responses Across Ontario

This report presents the findings of research conducted by CESI's Research Shop in partnership with Wellington Guelph Hoarding Response (WGHR) from September 2019 to May 2020. The objective of this research was to develop a broad understanding of organizational approaches to hoarding through key informant interviews with representatives from six hoarding organizations across Ontario. This report identifies common practices, approaches, successes, and challenges associated with community hoarding responses.

Author(s): 
Jenaya Nixon, Rachel Singer, Aarabhi Rajendiran
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Wellington Guelph Hoarding Network

The Impact of Campus Friends on Students and Mentors

This report was created by the Research Shop for Community Living Guelph Wellington (CLGW)’s Campus Friends (CF) program. Following a mentorship-style format, CF connects University of Guelph student volunteers (mentors) with adults who have a developmental disability (students) to promote successful individualized student-based campus experiences. This project aimed to determine the extent to which Campus Friends is currently meeting its intended goals and to explore opportunities for ongoing improvement.

Author(s): 
Syvanne Avitzur, Jordan Daniels, Patricia Butt
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Community Living Guelph and Wellington

Tips for Virtual Exchange and Engaging Partners Online: Experiential Learning Opportunities Through Remote Partnerships

This three-part guide is designed for anyone interested in how virtual partnerships work, how they can be integrated with community engagement and/or experiential learning, and how they can enrich university-level courses. It provides an introduction to virtual community-engaged experiential learning, tips for virtual exchange and engaging partners online, and key values to consider when bridging global and local community engagement practices. 

Author(s): 
Samantha Blostein
Product(s): 
Fact Sheet
Report
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project

Environmental Scan of Withdrawal Management Centres in Ontario

This report presents the findings of an environmental scan conducted by CESI’s Research Shop in collaboration with the Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy. The goal of the project was to conduct interviews and background research to determine the regulations, guidelines, requirements and programming associated with withdrawal management centres across Ontario.

Author(s): 
Kelly Hatt, Patricia Butt
Product(s): 
Environmental Scan
Report
Project Partner(s): 
Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy

Understanding the Impact of Group Counselling in a Classroom Setting

This project was prepared for, and in partnership with, Family Counselling and Support Services for Guelph Wellington's Breaking Free Program. The Breaking Free program is a psycho-educational group program for youth ages 13-18 that have been considered high-risk of using abusive behaviours in relationships.

Author(s): 
Sarah Feige, Melanie Davis
Product(s): 
Evaluation
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Family Counselling and Support Services for Guelph-Wellington