The Community Research Ethics Office (CREO) aims to strengthen and support community research by responding to the needs of community researchers to easily access an ethical support and review process.
Our purpose is to offer a supportive environment that encourages community researchers to participate and collaborate in a process of reflection that promotes awareness of ethical issues and maximizes ethical conduct of research. Our services are available across Canada as well as for international organizations and institutions aiming to work with Canadian participant populations.
CREO’s work aligns with the three core principles in the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2, 2014). CREO includes a fourth principle reflecting the impact research has on communities as well as individuals. Our four core principles are:
Respect for Persons
Concern for Welfare
Concern for Justice
Respect for Community
Click the link below to see a chart that illustrates how these four principles are aligned with community research ethics: CREO’s principles chart
We are currently experiencing a high volume of applications. Due to this demand, wait times for application reviews may be delayed. We appreciate your patience.13 March, 2017
We are looking for interested individuals to join our ethics review board. Candidates must have research experience at the post-masters or doctoral level, be willing to attend monthly meetings, complete ethics reviews and participate in ongoing training and sub-committee activities. Individuals with a background in immigration, justice, or children/youth as well as experience with non-for-profit […]27 January, 2017