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Community Engagement

Community-Engaged Research

Community Engagement Guides & Modules

Community Engagement & Research LibGuide Learn More

Developed by McMaster University Library

This interdisciplinary guide is for those looking to understand the Hamilton context as they engage with off-campus communities through teaching, research, and service. 

Community-Based Research Modules Learn More

Developed by Trent University

Research Toolkit for Community-Based Organizations Learn More

Developed by Carleton University

Intended for community organizations trying to decide if they want to conduct research, and whether they should seek an academic partner to work with to conduct this research. This toolkit is designed as a project development checklist that acts as a guide for things to consider for community organizations conducting a research project.

Community-Engaged Research Ethical Principles Learn More

Developed by Simon Fraser University CERi

Each principle includes a set of practical questions that a community engaged researcher might consider as part of their process.

Community Resource Handbook: A Guide to Community-Engaged Research Learn More

Developed by Simon Fraser University CERi

This handbook is designed to help community organizations gain a practical understanding of community-engaged research. It also provides a guiding framework for developing a CER project. It can also be useful for students, early-career researchers and anyone who is curious about using research to advance community interests.

Participatory Action Research (PAR) Toolkit Learn More

Externally Developed Resource

Intended to provide guidance on what a PAR project commonly looks like, how to work together and some questions to ask as you go.

Indigenous Research Guides

Indigenous Research Primer Learn More

Developed by McMaster Indigenous Research Institute

Participating in Community-Engaged Research

Student Readiness for Community-Engagement Worksheet Learn More

Developed by OCE

The following worksheet can help students reflect on their readiness to engage in/with the community before they start their journey 

Critical Self-Reflection Guide for Students Learn More

McMaster Developed Resource

This tool invites reflection at different stages of the research process, offering key themes, prompt questions, and activities and resources to engage with.

Student Guide: Preparing for Community-Engaged Experiences Learn More

Developed by the Faculty of Social Sciences

Guidance for students on how to contact and and prepare for placements with community organizations.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Resources