Capacity Network

At the Capacity Research Unit we value community-based research approaches and believe the success of our work depends on collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships with community organizations, advocates, professionals, allies and other stakeholders. We have had the privilege of partnering and being advised by a diversity of actors from across Canada throughout our different research activities. Community based research is premised on the principles of inclusion, respect and the right to self-determination that include not only having community concerns, needs and voices heard but actively working together in democratic ways to meet and work towards common and individual objectives. It is our commitment to continue to expand our capacities in Community-Based research and further investigate how to enhance these approaches in our work.