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.


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Women's Health Research: Reaching the Hard to Reach at he Faculty Club, 41 Wilcocks Street - Toronto, Ontario

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Women's Health Research:Reaching the Hard to ReachFriday, May 8th, 2015Registration begins at 9 a.m. | Event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.T Featuring:A panel discussion on doing inclusive research:Dr. Meb Rashid Immigrant and refugee perspectiveDr. Esther Ignagni Disability perspectiveLoralee Gillis LGBTQ perspectiveDr. Magda Smolewski Aboriginal perspectiveModerated by Farrah Khan, Barbra Schlifer Commemorative ClinicVideo presentations of projects funded by the womens exchange $15K Challenge,…See More
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