Category: CBR Musings

CBR Tips: Compensating Peer Researchers

In community-based research, compensating people with lived experience to participate actively in the research process is a common practice. Peer research associates (PRAs), as these individuals are often titled, can take on diverse roles within community-based studies, and compensating PRAs for their input of time, skills, and expertise is considered a best practice. Developing a… Read more »

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and McLaren Housing Society of BC are undertaking a two-year, mixed-method evaluation of McLaren’s Howe Street residential program to determine the impact of a supportive housing intervention on HIV treatment outcomes. They are currently seeking two Peer Research Associates (PRAs) to provide administrative and research support and facilitate… Read more »

The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) is calling for papers to be considered for the third issue of the Canadian Journal of Aboriginal Community-Based HIV/AIDS Research (CJACBR). The CJACBR is a peer-reviewed journal, published by CAAN, which welcomes contributions from any author. Innovative HIV/AIDS research articles which demonstrate the use of Aboriginal Community-Based Research (ACBR)… Read more »

What is the CIHR CBR Collaborative? The CIHR CBR Collaborative (a program of REACH) is a vibrant and sustainable national network fostering rigorous, relevant community-based research that will improve the health and well-being of people affected by HIV/AIDS across Canada. In order to strengthen regional partnerships and community voice, the CBR Collaborative conducts regional consultations to identify research and CBR capacity-building… Read more »

Webinar: Intersectionality in the context of HIV/AIDS

The CIHR Centre for REACH is hosting a webinar on June 25, 2:00-3:30pm EDT (that’s 11am-12:30pm in BC!). See poster below for details. To participate, please register using the following link:          

Guest post by J. Craig Phillips, Jack Boomer, and Leanne M. Currie. This post originally appeared on the Centre for Addictions Research of BC’s Matters of Substance blog. Kevan (name changed) participated in one of two participatory focus groups held in Victoria and Vancouver in the spring of 2013 to provide advice on helping create… Read more »

PAN’s Mental Health, Substance Use, HIV and HCV Research Team has been planning a research project focusing on the role of community-based organizations in implementing and adapting “best practice” models of frontline care – including case management, community development and community capacity building. As part of the planning stages of this project titled: Making it… Read more »

CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE: An AIDS-free Generation: What will it take? Part 2: Tackling the Structural & Social Determinants of Health Join us as we engage in an evening of dialogue and debate focused on how tackling the structural and social determinants of health is an essential component of ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This event is free… Read more »

  Questionnaire: CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative Strategic Plan (2015-2020)/Sondage au sujet du plan stratégique de l’Initiative de recherche sur le VIH/sida des IRSC (2015-2020)              *Le français suit l’anglaisDear: HIV/AIDS stakeholders, We need your input! The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) HIV/AIDS Research Initiative is developing a new strategic plan for 2015-2020 and we… Read more »