Community-based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR)
Virtual Workshop  

The Knowledge Equity Lab (KEL), the Toronto Centre for Community Learning & Development (CL&D), and the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) invite you to a virtual workshop introducing Community-based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR). 

Community Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR) is a “research approach that involves active participation of stakeholders, those whose lives are affected by the issue being studied, in all phases of research for the purpose of producing useful results to make positive changes” (Ochocka, Griffin & Lord, 1998, p.12). See background info here 

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn more about this approach to research, and to connect with CBPAR researchers. We welcome community members, students, faculty and staff. Participants will be introduced to the key principles, ethics and methods of CBPAR through an interactive presentation followed by small group discussion to explore common areas of interest, and to practice formulating guiding research questions. 

About our Co-facilitators 

Isabelle Kim, Ph.D., UNESCO Knowledge For Change (K4C) Mentor in community-based research and founding member of the K4C Tkaronto Hub has over 20 years’ experience in community and international development, education and research. She has taught nearly 30 courses in research methods at the University of Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and co-developed and taught with Karen Villanueva, a course on community-based participatory action research at the Toronto Centre for Community Learning & Development.  

Alphonse Basogomba, a Guest Lecturer and Knowledge For Change (K4C) Mentor at the University of Limerick, Ireland, is the founder of Buheri Consult a firm providing training and advice to individuals and organizations dealing with diversity and inclusion issues, and a polyglot, speaking three European languages (French, English, and Russian) and three African languages (Burundian, Rwandese, and Swahili). 

Cost: Free 
Location: Virtual 
Time: Thursday, October 27, 2022: 10:00am-11:30am ET 

To register, click here. Please note that registration is free, however donations are welcome to help support the K4C Tkaronto Hub. Click here to donate. 


For questions about this workshop or more information about K4C Tkaronto Hub, please contact:

Yannen Gu
yannan@tccld.org