Report

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).

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

Supporting Youth Transitions: Respecting Dignity, Fulfilling Dreams

This project was conducted by four Community Living organizations in southern Ontario (Stratford and Area, Guelph and Wellington, Cambridge, and Owen Sound and District) in collaboration with the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute.

Author(s): 
Jess Notwell, Ashley Garner, Linda Hill, Lourdes Toro, Debb Young, Joanne Young, Emily Farrell
Product(s): 
Report
Infographic
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project
Project Partner(s): 
Community Living Stratford and Area
Community Living Guelph and Wellington
Community Living Cambridge
Community Living Owen Sound and District

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): 
Report
Literature Review
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project
Project Partner(s): 
Woman Abuse Council of Toronto

Focus on Nature Program Volunteer Evaluation

This project is a follow-up to the first phase of a program evaluation conducted in collaboration with Focus on Nature in 2018. The aim of this second phase of the program evaluation was to identify what volunteers gained out of their involvement with Focus on Nature, why they continued to be involved, and why they might discontinue their volunteering commitment.

Author(s): 
Rebecca Pereira, Aarabhi Rajendiran, Hannah Hutchinson, Emily Farrell
Product(s): 
Report
Evaluation
Infographic
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Focus on Nature

Supports for International Students' Seeking Permanent Residence

This project is a collaboration between the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute and the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership to explore the needs of international students hoping to transition to permanent residents. Through a review of the literature and key interviews with staff of post-secondary institutions and settlement service organizations, this research identified offerings and gaps in services to international students in Guelph and Wellington.

Author(s): 
Kimberley Goh
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project
Project Partner(s): 
Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership

Indicators of Ecological Behaviour Change

This literature review was conducted for the Old Growth Forest project at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. It aimed to develop a deeper understanding of how ecological restoration and conservation programming can lead to changes in individuals' attitudes, feelings, knowledge and behavior. It will be used to inform the development of a program evaluation for the Old Growth Forest project.

Author(s): 
Melisa Choubak, Rebecca Pereira, Alexandra Sawatzky
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Ignatius Jesuit Centre

Annotated Bibliography: Participatory Action Research (PAR) and Community Engaged Research (CER) with Youth

This annotated bibliography brings together summaries of academic literature on creative and arts-based methods that can be used to engage youth in research. It was compiled as the first phase of a project conducted in collaboration with the Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington.

Read the report: PAR and CER with Youth

Author(s): 
Courtney Primeau, Carla Giddings, Kendra Cheeseman
Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
Research Shop
Project Partner(s): 
Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

Vital Signs: Community Wellbeing Report

Vital Signs provides a meaningful, high-level snapshot of strengths and challenges in Guelph and Wellington County.

Product(s): 
Report
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project

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

Learning together: Sharing emergent and unconventional approaches to community-university collaboration

On October 29th, CESI hosted an event showcasing innovative and unconventional approaches to community engagement. Through this event, attendees began to learn more about the multiple ways that people in various roles and locations pursue community-university collaborations. Presenters and participants explored how radical, emergent, and unconventional work can generate significant impact.

The day featured panels, presentations, workshops, and roundtable discussions covering a range of topics, including:

Product(s): 
Report
Event
Program(s): 
CESI Special Project