Community Engagement Series

The Community Engagement Series brings together researchers, trainees, and community members to discuss innovative community-engaged research projects and methods.

These virtual 1-hour sessions discuss best practices for community engagement, and foster opportunities for sharing community-engaged experiences and ideas. These sessions are held virtually until further notice. Registration is required to access the virtual event links.

Hosted by: Priscilla Medeiros, PhD

Knowledge Mobilization and Community Engagement Specialist, Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Children, University of Toronto

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Archived Sessions


Tuesday, May 28, 2024 | "Alchemizing Childhood Disability and Race: Reflections from a Four-Year Decolonizing Arts-Based Notebook"

This presentation focuses on the history and inspiration of Dr. Moola's decolonizing arts-based research platform, and reviews evidence on the relationship between race, childhood, and child health outcomes. Its discussion foregrounds race and racism as a social determinant of children’s health.

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Thursday, April 25, 2024 | "Putting the Patient First in Patient and Community Engagement: the SPOR Evidence Alliance Initiative"

This presentation discusses how patient partners are engaged at all levels of the SPOR Evidence Alliance and how they collaborate on projects coming from policy-makers and other decision-makers, as well as projects coming from the community.

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Thursday, February 15, 2024 | "Resonance of Resistance: Fostering Culturally Responsive Approaches to Homicide Research for Black Communities"

This webinar presentation explores the intersection of culture, trauma, and research methodologies, on understanding and addressing the aftermath of homicide within Black communities. It highlights strategies employed by The Centre for Research & Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims to engage communities in the research process, fostering collaboration, and ensuring that research initiatives.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2023 | "Addressing the Social Determinants and Inequities in Health for Black Communities"

This webinar presentation focuses on strategies for advancing health equity in Black communities. It highlights how Anti-Black racism and conditions of power shape social determinants and health inequities.

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Friday, October 27, 2023 | "Waaneziyenhwiininoodjimoowayin: The Path That Is Taken to Heal Together"

This webinar presentation discusses the results of the Waaneziyenhwiininoodjimoowayin project that heard stories from Indigenous parents and caregivers who interacted with the child welfare system. The speakers highlight the key findings, including the Indigenization of social work education, which is in opposition to the policies and procedures set forth by provinces.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023 | "The Family and Child Health Initiative: Building Trusting Relationships and Working in Partnership with Diverse Communities in Peel Region"

This webinar presentation focuses on practical ways that researchers and clinicians can engage with diverse community organizations, influencers and members in a meaningful way to address health priorities.

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Friday, May 19, 2023 | "Lessons Learned: Cultivating Community Partnerships for Equity and Access in Children's Health"

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Friday, April 21, 2023 | "Equitably Engaging Patient and Community Partners in Our Research: Where Do I Begin?"

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | "Advancing Engagement Using Arts-Based Approaches"

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Thursday, October 20, 2022 | "Meaningful Community Engagement: An Introduction to Best Practices"

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Friday, September 30, 2022 | "Let's Talk: Putting Community in Community-Engaged Research"

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