This website shares findings, resources and illustrations as informed by a pilot study and virtual event series, "Community Engagement in COVID-19". Our goal is to support community-engaged practitioners in reflecting on, and adapting their facilitation practice to online and/or remote settings. We are particularly invested in having conversations about facilitation, as grounded in a social justice framework.
Community engagement is about ensuring that those most impacted by social challenges have a say in designing and implementing solutions. The participation of intended beneficiaries and their families, neighbors, and trusted leaders can be an integral part of data-driven processes to achieve better results. And a shift in power where community members own and help produce the result will lead to greater impact. The following toolkit is meant to guide leaders and groups through a step by step process of building community engagement strategies that will achieve better results for children, families, and communities.
The Community Engagement Toolkit offers an adaptable approach to designing a community engagement process tailored to specific issues and/or developments in your community.
The five (5) steps of effective community engagement planning are outlined in this document along with forty-seven (47) community engagement methods.
The Community Resource Handbook is intended for community-serving organizations including, but not limited to, community groups, not-for-profit organizations, public and private foundations, and local, provincial and federal government agencies. It is designed to help community organizations gain a practical understanding of community-engaged research and to provide a guiding framework for developing a CER project.
This handbook can also be useful for students, early-career researchers and anyone who is curious about using research to advance community interests.
The Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO) partnered with the University of British Columbia (UBC) SEEDS Sustainability Program on a community and wellbeing research project, Best Practices in Community Engagement. Through literature reviews and case scenarios, eight best practice principles were identified.
This publication was developed as part of the work of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Consortium’s Community Engagement Key Function Committee. This report was developed and written recognizing that community involvement is essential to the identification of health concerns and intervention.
Ts document identifies core principles of community engagement and describesa framework for informing and supporting programs, leaders and teams in their community engagement activities. It is based on a literature review of best practice with a focus on the Canadian health care context, but also draws from other western health systems. The document is intended as a guide to inform engagement planning and initiatives, as well as to provide further resources, checklists and links to practical tools and templates.
University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Community-Engaged Research
This guide was created to inform community-based organizations and agencies about the nuts and bolts of developing research collaborations. Numerous resources were included to facilitate this work and address some of the barriers to collaboration.