Why We Do It
The Centre was dreamed up in 2006 by members of the Community Psychology program at Wilfrid Laurier University in consultation with members of the local Waterloo Region community. The idea was for a non-traditional university research centre that would focus on bridging the two cultures and become a centre of excellence for CBR that profits both the university-based researchers and the community.
Work at the Centre is driven by the vision of an informed community, in which all have a voice and the capacity to advance positive social change. We aim to accomplish this by harnessing the knowledge and mobilizing the resources of the university, community members and local organizations to address complex social issues.
Our primary focus is our commitment to community-university collaborative processes that honour the unique wisdom and skills of both community and university partners.