The Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) is a non-profit organization located on the University of Waterloo campus with a mission to build more responsive and supportive communities. Since 1982 CCBR has conducted over 400 projects on range of societal issues related to justice and equity. CCBR is a Canadian pioneer in community-based research/evaluation and regularly equips community organizations and academics to adopt this approach.
Conrad Grebel University College is affiliated with the University of Waterloo, offering undergraduate courses in Music, History, Mennonite Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Religious Studies, and Sociology, as well as graduate programs in Theological Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies. In addition to academics, the College has a thriving residence program and operates the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement.
A steering committee from the Waterloo region, made up of individuals known for their expertise and/or experience related to peacebuilding, violence prevention, education, gender equity and community mobilization helped guide all project phases. We thank them for their efforts and contributions.
Katie Gingerich, The Ripple Effect Education (TREE), Executive Director
Cassie Myers, Lunaria Solutions, CEO
Julie Friesen, Community Justice Initiatives (CJI), Director of Programs
Justin Williams, Government and Stewardship, Tamarack Institute, Community Animator
Kate Pearce, University/college SDG space
Wendy Martin, MCC Ontario, Program Associate
Mark Pancer, Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council