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Community Engagement


What is Community-Based Research?

Community Based Research Canada defines Community-Based Research as:

“A research approach that involves active participation of stakeholders, those whose lives are affected by the issue being studied, in all phases of research for the purpose of producing useful results to make positive changes.” (Nelson, Ochocka, Griffin & Lord, 1998, p.12)

Nelson, G., Ochocka, J., Griffin, K. & Lord, J. (1998)., Nothing about me, without me: Participatory action research with self-help/mutual aid organizations for psychiatric consumer/survivors. American Journal of  Community Psychology, 26(6), 881-912.