The Centre for Community
Research Learning and Action (CCRLA) is an interdisciplinary research
centre located within Laurier’s Faculty of Science.
Our work is focused on
developing community partnerships and producing research, learning and action
that advances community well-being and social
justice. CCRLA facilitates community-based research (CBR) by brokering
linkages between community partners and Laurier student and faculty
Research projects are
either community- or university-initiated and fall within four key streams:
1) Community, Environment, and Justice; 2) Equity, Sexual Health and HIV; 3)
Indigenous Health and Social Justice; and 4) Poverty Reduction. Each stream
is organized in research groups which operate under the CCRLA umbrella.
CCLRA also organizes a
public lecture series and relevant workshops for community members, students,
and faculty members.
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. We
host speaker series and workshops aimed at educating the public on our work
and research partnerships. Through these we succeed in addressing research
and evaluation needs of community partners while providing rich community
service learning research opportunities for students as well as institutional
support in community-engaged research for university faculty.
Through the mentoring of
students, faculty and community partners, CCRLA works to sustain
long-term community partnerships for action research, which
ultimately fosters and facilitates knowledge translation and mobilization of
For more information,
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.