Toronto Community Based Research Network

A social network for those interested and involved in CBR in and around Toronto

What is the Toronto CBR Network?

The Toronto Community-Based Research (CBR) Network brings together community practitioners, academics, funders and community members from across the GTA who are or have been involved in CBR projects.

The mission of the Toronto CBR Network is to increase and sustain the capacity of local health and social service organizations and academic partners in the GTA to conduct effective CBR leading to evidence-based action and policy change.

The Toronto CBR Network is a vehicle to facilitate networking, collaboration, learning and action.


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How – and how well – can Housing First work in Toronto?

At Home/Chez Soi was a four-year national randomized controlled trial of Housing First that took place in Toronto, Montreal, Moncton, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Housing First programs offer people experiencing homelessness and mental health problems access to quality independent housing and supports. Key elements of the program include:
- Housing as a first step. People are offered quality housing right away.
- Housing with no pre-conditions. Although treatment is offered, people do not have to accept psychiatric services or stop using substances to receive housing. They have to meet with a case manager once a week.
- Housing with off-site supports. People with moderate needs have access to intensive case management (ICM). People with higher needs have access to Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)—a variety of supports including case management, psychiatry and primary care.
- Commitment to program participants. If people lose their housing, they are re-housed as many times as needed. Supports follow people wherever they end up living.

For more information see:

See the Mental Health Commission of Canada for results of the national trial.


Toronto Community Based Research Network is a social network


New guide for conducting Community-based Research!

Community-based research: CBR-Community%20guide%20FINAL.pdf 

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CityEvent’s Last Schmooze of the Summer at Maison Mercer at Maison Mercer Rooftop Patio

August 12, 2016 from 5pm to 9pm
On Friday, August 12, CityEvents will be hosting Schmooze, Toronto’s most popular after-work rooftop patio party for one LAST time before the summer ends. The event will take place on the Maison Mercer rooftop patio from 5-9 p.m. Grey Goose vodka is sponsoring the event where guests can enjoy $4 drink specials along with complimentary barbecue while supplies last. Come join us and soak in every last moment of the summer! Schmooze is Toronto’s favourite after-work patio for both young and…See More
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J. M. is now a member of Toronto Community Based Research Network
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Nancy Sagmeister is attending Brenda Roche's event

David Morris: The Value of Connected Communities at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

February 29, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Join Wellesley Institute for an Evening with David Morris: The Value of Connected Communities. On the heels of the "Community Capital: The Value of Connected Communities"report, Professor Morris will share the insights and findings of this exciting project with a Toronto audience.Since 2010, the Royal Society for the Encouragment of…See More
Feb 19

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