Father Involvement Research Alliance (FIRA): Reporting in a CURA Partnership




Bergen, A.
Hawkins, L.
Daly, K.

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FIRA is a pan-Canadian alliance dedicated to developing and sharing of knowledge focusing on father involvement. The FIRA community university research program (2003-2009) involved 8 universities and 35 community partners across Canada, directed by Kerry Daly and coordinated by Linda Hawkins at the Centre for Families, Work & Well-Being. Work included collaborating and sharing information with fathers and mothers, academics; social, health and other service providers; educators; employers and the business sector; community, professional and labour groups, government. Tracking a diverse set of products from the work was part of the original design for the project. This poster visually demonstrates what good reporting tools within a partnership can create. It is also important to note that partnership products were tracked as evidence of impacts. www.fira.ca


This collection of 52 posters was presented at the Partnership Practices: Working with Community, Industry and Government event. This event was designed to highlight community-university partnerships for research and other purposes from across the university and community at a one-day event held at the Quebec Street Mall in the City of Guelph, Ontario. The website for the event and all resources is www.csahs.uoguelph.ca/pps


partnership practices, community university partnerships, University of Guelph, abstract, poster, measuring diverse impacts, CURA, reporting