Community-Engaged Research

Community-Engaged Research is "a research approach that involves active participation of stakeholders, those whose lives are affected by the issue being studied, in all phases of research for the purpose of producing useful results to make positive changes." (Nelson, Ochocka, Griffin & Lord, 1998, p. 12)


Researchers may find the following resources helpful if they intend to conduct community-engaged research:


Convivial Toolbox by Liz Sanders


BCcampus Research Speaker Series: Community-Engaged Research


ECUAD Health Design Lab

Community Research Canada

SFU Community-Engaged Research Initiative

UBC Community-Engaged Scholarship

Canadian Science Publishing Community-Engaged Research


Nelson, G., Ochocka, J., Griffin, K. et al. “Nothing About Me, Without Me”: Participatory Action Research with Self-Help/Mutual Aid Organizations for Psychiatric Consumer/Survivors. Am J Community Psychol 26, 881–912 (1998).

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