Report

Guelph CHC Anti-Oppression Pre-Training Survey Results

The summary was prepared for and in partnership with the Guelph Community Health Centre (CHC). The Guelph CHC provides health services and community programs to help address inequities in healthcare. The aim of the project was to evaluate a survey from staff regarding their learning interests and needs to help inform the creation of an Anti-Oppression training. The Guelph CHC designed and distributed the survey to their staff, while the Research Shop analyzed those findings and prepared them in a summary.

Author(s): 
Ashley Cole
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Guelph Community Health Centre

Campus Community Market

This short report presents the results from an evaluation conducted by the Research Shop of a campus food market on campus at the University of Guelph. The Campus Community Market Pilot Project was a six-week, student-led initiative that aimed to bring local, healthy food to campus. It was supported collaboratively by The Arrell Food Institute, the U of G Sustainability Office, the SEED, and the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute.

Author(s): 
Emily Duncan, Jessica Lukawiecki, Gurpreet Bedi
Product(s): 
Evaluation
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
The SEED

Newcomers and the Digital Divide

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.

Author(s): 
Jessica Lukawiecki, Gurpreet Bedi, Aiza Khan
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership

Municipal Campaign School Resources Guide

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

Author(s): 
Haley Clark, Jana Daher
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Guelph Advocates Group

A Snapshot of SHORE Centre’s Newcomer Health Programs

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.

Author(s): 
Jana Daher, Patricia Butt, Haley Clark, Gurpreet Bedi
Product(s): 
Report
Summary Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Sexual Health Options, Resources and Education (SHORE) Centre

The SEED Sliding Scale Community Food Markets

This report presents the findings of research conducted by CESI’s Community Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL) program in partnership with the SEED. The goal of this research was to investigate the impacts of the SEED Community Food Markets on levels of food insecurity among community food market customers.

Author(s): 
Lindsey Thompson, Tom Armitage
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Community Engaged Teaching and Learning
Project Partner(s): 
The SEED

Men’s Homelessness in Dufferin County: A Needs Assessment

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.

Author(s): 
Emily Duncan, Jess Furtado, Meghan Wrathall, Gurpreet Bedi
Product(s): 
Report
Summary Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
The Men’s Homelessness Committee of the Town of Orangeville

An Evaluation of CMHA Waterloo Wellington Neighbours Training Sessions

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.

Author(s): 
Jenaya Nixon, Haley Clark
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington

Our Food Future: Community Voice Project

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.

Author(s): 
Emily Duncan, Meghan Wrathall, Haley Clark, Gurpreet Bedi
Product(s): 
Literature Review
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Our Food Future

Summary of Feedback on Sex Trafficking Lethality Tool

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.

Author(s): 
Haley Clark
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop