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Team Leads

The Centre for Community Based Research developed the tools and resources for this website in partnership with the Evaluation Capacity Network (ECN).

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Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR)

Since 1982, CCBR has strengthened communities through social research.

  • We are passionate about bringing people together to provide real and innovative solutions to issues in our communities

  • Our approach to evaluation is community-driven, participatory and action-oriented. It mobilizes people to participate as full and equal members of society

CCBR has completed 70+ projects related to immigrants & refugees and cultural diversity in Canada. CCBR regularly partners with refugee and immigrant serving organizations on program evaluations. 

CCBR is a non-profit housed at United College, University of Waterloo. 

Evaluation Capacity Network (ECN)

The ECN, housed within the Community-University Partnership at the University of Alberta, is a program of research that builds collaborations among evaluation institutions and organizations. The ECN is a central point of contact for partners to access evaluation expertise, resources, education, and networks.

The ECN aims to:


  • Build evaluation capacity 

  • Be an evaluation broker by developing and implementing evaluations

  • Develop an interdisciplinary network of evaluation stakeholders

  • Increase cross-sector conversations to bridge funder and agency perspectives on evaluation

The ECN’s goal is to build evaluation capacity that informs program and policy decision-making.


Rebecca Gokiert


Evaluation Capacity Network, CUP


Rich Janzen

 Co-Executive Director, CCBR

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Jason Daniels

Research Associate,

Community-University Partnership (CUP)

Sherry Rezvani

Shelly Jun

Joanna Ochocka

 Co-Executive Director, CCBR

Researcher, CCBR

Research Coordinator,

Evaluation Capacity Network, CUP

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Mischa Taylor

Research Assistant,

Evaluation Capacity Network, CUP


Emma Wallace

Research Assistant,

Evaluation Capacity Network, CUP


Lihua Yang

Researcher, CCBR

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