Promising Practices

Toronto Community Based Research Network (Toronto, Ontario)
The Toronto Community-Based Research Network brings together community practitioners, academics, funders and community members from across the GTA who are or have been involved in community based research projects.

Community Based Research Centre For Gay Men’s Health (Vancouver, British Columbia)
CBRC provides ethical guidance and consultation to community-based researchers, with a special focus is Gay Men’s Health and initiatives on HIV, sexual health promotion, and policy development.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (North-America)
Developed and run by Community Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH), the program seeks address the interests of communities through training, technical resources, and open dialogues between communities, academics, research ethics review boards, funders and other key stakeholders.

Six Nations Council Ethics Committee Protocol (Primarily located between the cities of Brantford, Caledonia, and Hagersville in Ontario)
The Ethics Committee Protocol was created to collect detailed information from researchers on the terms of proposed research projects. It clearly states the protocols and expectations set forth by the Six Nations Council Ethics Committee on how to conduct research at Six Nations.

Inter Tribal Health Authority (Nanaimo, BC)
The Inter Tribal Health Authority Protocol was created to ensure researchers building partnerships with the ITHA would undertake research of benefit to First Nations communities, and would be well-designed and First Nations controlled.
It should be noted that First Nation Research Ethics Protocols have helped to inform Chapter 9 of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Research Involving Aboriginal Peoples.

Ontario HIV Treatment Network (Toronto, Ontario)
The OHTN actively supports and encourages quality HIV-related community-based research in Ontario by (a) building strong networks among community members, academic researchers and policymakers and service providers to develop competitive research proposals that address community priorities (b) enhancing the research capacity of community-based organizations and (c) engaging in knowledge exchange.