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2017-2018Student-Community Research Partnerships for Social Justice and Wellbeing Internship Program (PS 492)

The Centre for Community Research Learning and Action (CCRLA) is an interdisciplinary research centre located within Laurierís Faculty of Science.

Our work is focused on developing community partnerships and producing research, learning and action that advances community well-being and social justice. CCRLA facilitates community-based research (CBR) by brokering linkages between community partners and Laurier student and faculty researchers. 

Research projects are either community- or university-initiated and fall within four key streams: 1) Community, Environment, and Justice; 2) Equity, Sexual Health and HIV; 3) Indigenous Health and Social Justice; and 4) Poverty Reduction. Each stream is organized in research groups which operate under the CCRLA umbrella.

CCLRA also organizes a public lecture series and relevant workshops for community members, students, and faculty members.

In addition, many students at all levels have been trained in CBR within the centre.

CCRLAís work in community scholarship reflects Laurierís dedication to active corporate citizenship and high quality education. We host speaker series and workshops aimed at educating the public on our work and research partnerships. Through these we succeed in addressing research and evaluation needs of community partners while providing rich community service learning research opportunities for students as well as institutional support in community-engaged research for university faculty. 

Through the mentoring of students, faculty and community partners, CCRLA works to sustain long-term community partnerships for action research, which ultimately fosters and facilitates knowledge translation and mobilization of such projects.

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CCRLA Strives to:

Advance community-engaged participatory research knowledge and capacity at Laurier University.

Broker community research and evaluation needs and opportunities with student and faculty research interests and skills.

Provide reciprocal benefit and affordable fee for service research and evaluation consultations in community health and social justice.

Develop a data archive and knowledge translation vehicle.