Category: Community-Based Research

6th annual BC Substance Use Conference: Call for Abstracts

For the complete outline of Abstract Submission process, visit this posting on BC Centre on Substance Use site. If you have any questions about the Abstract submission process, please contact [email protected] with “Conference Research Abstract Submission” or “Conference Community/Programmatic Abstract Submission” in the subject line.   Conference Dates: May 31st and June 1, 2024  For… Read more »

Making it Work Knowledge Sharing Events

Making It Work is a research project looking at integrated community-based services provided for people living with HIV, hepatitis C, and/or challenges with mental health or substance use. The study focused on services delivered through an Indigenous worldview and looked at how organizations create cultural safety for their clients. Multiple methods were used to collect… Read more »

In the ever-evolving landscape of community services and dynamics, the Organizational Stigma Assessment (OSAC) Cycle project was created. With the goal to address the nuances of stigma from an intersectional approach, this project is a testament to the transformative power of community-driven initiatives. We are excited to announce the launch of the pilot phase of… Read more »

New Research & Evaluation Treehouse Resources, November 2023

While research and evaluation are different, they share many similarities, especially when thinking about participatory methods. We think of research and evaluation like two different trees with different origins, intertwined in methods and analysis, that separate again in what they can tell you and how their information is shared. PAN’s Research and Evaluation department has… Read more »

PAN’s HIV Housing Toolkit

PAN’s HIV Housing Toolkit was initially launched in 2019 as part of the Positive Living, Positive Homes community-based research study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and co-led by the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) and the University of Victoria. The toolkit illustrates and excellent example of applying research findings to practical knowledge sharing… Read more »

Qualitative Coding Resources

Qualitative data analysis is a fundamental component of the research process allowing you to draw valuable insights from data, especially when dealing with complex data sources like interviews, focus groups, observations, and open-ended responses. Contrary to quantitative data like survey results, it can be more difficult for research teams to recognize the main points or… Read more »

Balancing Rigor and Relevance in literature review

Development of Guiding Principles and Practices for People with Lived and Living Experience in Community Based Organizations. In the summer of 2023, the PSHA’s Collective Impact Network (CIN) identified the need to have a comprehensive document that serves as a tool and a guide for community-based organizations (CBOs) in BC to meaningfully engage people with… Read more »

The Basics of Community Based Research: Part 1

  Defining Community-based Research Being involved in social justice and health equity work can sometimes mean a lot of learning to build a solid base of knowledge. Having a basic understanding of community-based research is an important part of that knowledge base even for people who are non-researchers. Learning about community-based research helps build an… Read more »

Community. Action. Change: a Virtual Training

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day is “Let Communities Lead“. We intend to uphold the theme, and expand the vision to all the communities we support with this training on December 6th. Join us for shared learning driven by people with lived and living experience (PWLLE). This day of three sessions will feature discussions… Read more »

Substance Use News October 2023

Substance Use News provides a monthly collection of news and resources on the social, medical and political responses to the toxic drug supply crisis and information about alcohol harm reduction. Please check Info for People Who Use Substances to get the latest alerts, and tips on how to stay safe from Toward the Heart. New to… Read more »

Safe, Legal… and Inclusive? Trans Abortion Research Study

Dr. A.J. Lowik is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity. They are currently recruiting participants for their study, “Safe, Legal… and Inclusive?” If you are a trans person aged 14+ and you have accessed, or tried to access, abortion care in Canada, they’d love to hear from you!… Read more »

Share Your Voice: Policing and gender-based violence in BC

Via Battered Women’s Support Services   Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) is excited to announce the launch of our next participatory research project, Colour of Violence II: Race, Gender, and Policing Responses to Gender-Based Violence in BC. We know that police are a primary interface for many survivors of gender-based violence. This project will gather… Read more »