Strengthening and Supporting Community Research - Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada and Internationally


Welcome to the Community Research Ethics Office official website! The Community Research Ethics Office (CREO) is an organization in Waterloo Region that responds to the needs of community researchers to easily access an ethical support and review process.

CREO strives to offer a supportive environment that encourages community researchers to participate and collaborate in a process of ethical reflection that promotes awareness of ethical issues and maximizes ethical conduct of research. CREO provides this supportive environment through its workshops, consultations, and ethics reviews.

CREO also provides a forum for questions and answers relating to community research and ethics.  Post a comment or go to our Ask a Question page and ask the Board members any ethical question you may have!  As community researchers, let’s talk to one another as we strive to strengthen and support community research in Waterloo Region!



CREO is currently supported by CCBR and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.