About the Initiative Co-Sponsoring Organizations

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes health (broadly defined) through partnerships between communities and higher education institutions. Our growing network of over 2,000 communities and campuses are collaborating to promote health through service-learning, community-based participatory research, community-engaged scholarship, and other partnerships. What ties us together is our commitment to social justice and our passion for the power of partnerships to transform communities and academe. We believe that only by combining the knowledge, wisdom and experience in communities and in academic institutions will we solve the major health, social and economic challenges facing our society. CCPH advances our mission through information dissemination, training and technical assistance, research and evaluation, policy development and advocacy, and coalition-building.

Learn more about CCPH at www.ccph.info.

The College of Social and Applied Human Sciences at the University of Guelph has a strong tradition of community engagement and socially responsive research. It is home to the Initiative on Community Engaged Scholarship and the Research Shop (www.theresearchshop.ca). The Initiative is committed to fostering open learning and research partnerships in collaborative, participatory, and mutually beneficial endeavors that engage community expertise and academic scholarship to produce knowledge and promote its application. It is built on the values of a new knowledge society that insists on demonstrating the practical impact of learning and research, making connections across and beyond disciplinary boundaries, forging partnerships, emphasizing civic responsibility and stewardship of resources, and mobilizing knowledge towards social transformation. It will serve as a means by which the University builds, in tandem, its teaching and research capacity to be responsive to the challenges of a changing world, to the benefit of all Canadians. In 2009, the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences changed its tenure and promotion policy to recognize community-engaged scholarship and is committed to an ongoing process of faculty development in support of this change.

Learn more about CSAHS at U of Guelph at www.csahs.uoguelph.ca.

At  Social Innovation Generation, University of Waterloo ([email protected]), our goals are to generate new knowledge about social innovations and the social innovation process in Canada. In particular, the dynamics of learning, adaptation and innovation in the arena of sustainable development and in the mental health domain (identified as one of the most pressing challenges of engaging vulnerable populations). We will seek to disseminate new knowledge through publications and learning events from graduate programs to lecture series developed inside and outside the university research community.

Learn more about [email protected] at sig.uwaterloo.ca/

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. Through its programs and policies, SSHRC enables the highest levels of research excellence in Canada, and facilitates knowledge-sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, universities and all sectors of society.

Created by an act of Canada’s Parliament in 1977, SSHRC is governed by a council that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry.

We support research and talent that are central to quality of life and innovation.

Learn more about SSHRC at www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

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