What We Do
CCRLA facilitates community-based research (CBR) by brokering linkages between community partners and Laurier student and faculty researchers. In addition, many students at all levels have been trained in CBR within the centre. CCRLA’s work in community scholarship reflects Laurier’s dedication to active corporate citizenship and high quality education. CCRLA hosts a Social Justice Speaker Series and presents workshops that connect community and academic audiences in thoughtful discussion of issues and in active development of a diverse skillsets relevant to social and environmental justice work. CCRLA’s diverse research groups produce state of the art CBR with direct applications for policy and action.
Our mission is to harness the knowledge and mobilize the resources of the university, community members, and organizations to address complex social issues.