Main content

The Community Researcher Project: Exploring Economic Hardship in Guelph and Wellington County

Show simple item record Altass, P Bergen, A 2011-03-30T15:37:06Z 2011-03-30T15:37:06Z 2011-03-01 March 1, 2011
dc.description 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 en_US
dc.description.abstract Community based research is a collaborative approach in which all participants are active contributors to the research process. Here we report on a community based research project that took place in Guelph and Wellington County during the winter, spring and summer of 2010. For this project, community members with lived experience of poverty were trained to work as community researchers in order to identify gaps in services and programs and issues with accessing services and programs for those living in poverty. Our poster provides a description of the training provided for community researchers, outlines research methods used and discusses project findings as analysed collaboratively by community researchers and university researcher. We will outline some of the services and programs discussed in the three focus groups and will highlight the positive aspects and areas for improvement discussed for each. Next we will discuss the major themes relating to issues faced by programs and services in general, with a focus on how to improve the overall lived experience of those facing economic hardship. This was not research conducted for a community, but with and by a community, highlighting the lived experiences, strengths and challenges of those facing economic hardship in the Guelph and Wellington County area. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This was part of the Partnership Practices: Working with community, industry and university event, held on March 1, 2011. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri *
dc.subject partnership practices, University of Guelph, abstract, poster, en_US
dc.subject community, embedded researchers, community engaged scholarship, poverty en_US
dc.title The Community Researcher Project: Exploring Economic Hardship in Guelph and Wellington County en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.description.version These posters were in response to a Call for Posters. The selection was made by the Steering Committee Members: * Linda Hawkins, Director, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship * Erin Skimson, Director, Business Development Office, Office of Research * Sue Bennett, Director, University and Community Relations, Office of the President * Melanie Lang, Director, CBASE, College of Management and Economics * Bronwynn Wilton, Industry Outreach Knowledge Mobilization Manager, Office of Research, Agri-Food Partnerships * Shawna Reibling, Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship * Jennifer Peleschak, Manager of Programs and Events, College of Management and Economics * Mary Magyar, Events Assistant, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship
dc.rights.license All items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.

Files in this item

Files Size Format View Description
PAtlass_Abs_PPS_01Mar11.pdf 143.8Kb PDF View/Open Abstract
PAtlass_PPS_01Mar2011.pdf 794.6Kb PDF View/Open PAtlass_PPS_01Mar11

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as