Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

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"Immigrant friendly" work environments
This research project was solicited by the New Canadian Centre of Peterborough (NCCP) in order to determine if and to what extent employers and workplaces are immigrant friendly in the City of Peterborough. This particular research will aid in providing current information and recommendations which will direct and inform the current employment counsellor [sic] at the NCCP as to what new innovations and connections must be built., Acronyms -- Executive summary -- 1.0 Background information. 1.1 The changing face of Canada. 1.2 The Peterborough labor market -- 2.0 Research goals and objectives. 2.1 A bit about the host: The New Canadian Center of Peterborough. 2.2 Peterborough's immigrant population -- 3.0 Methodology. 3.1 Conceptual framework. 3.2 The evaluator's role. 3.3 Ethical considerations. 3.4 Research design. 3.5 Literature review. 3.6 Interviews. 3.7 Attendance of applicable community events. 3.8 Survey -- 4.0 Findings. 4.1 Semi-standardized interviews with clients of the NCCP. 4.2 Semi-standardized interviews with employment agencies. 4.3 Survey findings. 4.4 Employers' suggestions for new Canadians seeking work. 4.5 Barriers to employment. 4.6 Programs currently in operation. 4.7 Programs in the near future -- 5.0 Discussion. 5.1 Immigrant friendliness as a criterion. 5.2 Immigrant friendliness of the Peterborough labour market. 5.3 Assumptions and presumptions inhibiting immigrant friendliness. 5.4 Communication and connection. 5.5 Government requirements and incentives. 5.6 Community research focus -- 6.0 Recommendations. 6.1 Better coordination between stakeholders in the local labour market. 6.2 Employer marketing of the necessity for immigrant friendliness. 6.3 More emphasis in personal networks for employment assistance. 6.2 [sic] Building a sense of community. 6.3 [sic] Further research -- 7.0 Conclusions -- References -- Appendices., by Xochilt Hernandez and Emma Taillefer., Completion Date: April 2010., Completed for: New Canadian Centre; Supervising Professor: Chris Beyers, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography., IDST 422, Assessment of Development Projects.
A cultural history of Lakefield Lift Lock
The purpose of this project is to document the cultural landscape at the Lakefield Lock Station over the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The project will focus on the development of the lumering industry with emphasis on the early construction and infrastrucutre development in Lakefield and surrounding areas along the Trent Severn Waterway., Abstract -- 1.0 Introduction. 1.1 Key research terms. 1.2 Study area. -- 2.0 Literature review. 2.1 Staples theory. 2.2 Historical geography. 2.3 Historical record. 2.4 Local literature -- 3.0 Methods. 3.1 Archival research. 3.2 Interaction with local historians. 3.3 Primary sources. 3.4 Photographs -- 4.0 Results. 4.1 Key settlers. 4.2 Samuel Dickson. 4.3 Samuel Strickland. 4.4 Cavendish. 4.5 Timber trade. 4.6 Mills. 4.7 Strickland mill. 4.8 Perry mill. 4.9 Cavendish mill. 5.0 Herriot mill. 5.1 Dickson mill -- 6.0 Conclusion -- 7.0 Recommendations -- 8.0 Appendix -- 9.0 Bibliography., By Rebecca Williams. --, Completed for: Parks Canada (Trent Severn Waterway Historical Site). Supervising Professor: Heather Nicol, Trent University. Date of Project Submission: April 2012., Includes bibliography., Geography 4700Y - Community-Based Research in Human Geography.
A food policy council for Peterborough
by Gordon Caldwell, Amanda Collins, Michelle Kimmett and Aiden Weichula., Date of Project Completion: December 2008., Completed for: Kawartha Food Sustainability Initiative; Supervising Professor: Paula Anderson, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography and appendices., ERST 334H.
A history of the Trent Summer Sports Camp
by Jessica Clancy and Joey McClement., Date of Project Submission: April 2012., Completed for: Trent Summer Sports Camp; Supervising Professor: Heather Nicol, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliobraphy and appendices., GEOG 4700Y.
A history of the Women's Health Care Centre
Introduction, Vision & Objectives -- Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Personal comments -- References -- Appendix A: Letter to ethics committee -- Appendix B: Participant consent form -- Appendix C: Interview questions., by Claire Hanlon., Completion Date: April 2010., Complete for: Women's Health Care Centre; Supervising Professor: Ann MacLeod, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliographic references (p. 15)., NURS 302H, Community Health Nursing Care.
Accessible educational programming for the Canadian Canoe Museum's fur trade exhibit
Abstract -- Introduction -- A word about the museum -- On-going museum objectives -- Project specifications -- Canadian Canoe Museum: Fur trade exhibit plan -- Creating a multi-sensory exhibit -- Methods of communicating information -- Recommended learning objectives -- Exhibit recommendations: Content and presentation -- Summary of recommendations for increased accessibility -- References -- Personal communications -- Internet resources -- Appendices., developed by Lara Newman ; in cooperation with the Canadian Canoe Museum., Includes references and appendices., GEO 470: Research in Human Geography.
Affordable housing in Peterborough
Abstract -- Introduction. Objective. Importance of the report -- Literature review. Social geography. Policy development in affordable housing provision. Activism and social justice movements. Affordable housing: Defined. Poverty reduction strategy. Affordability and access. Negative result of not providing affordable housing: Homelessness. Outcome of providing affordable housing: Community and individual health. Role of A.H.A.C. -- Methodology. Textual analysis. Surveys. Interviews. Background research -- Results. Who the respondents are. What the publications is used for. Assessment of the content information and usefulness. Who is the intended target audience? What changes can be made. Opportunity for comment -- Discussion. Interpretation of significance of results. General significant facts. Perceptions of the target audience. Suggestions for changes by the readers. Recommendations. Were our objectives met? Roadblocks -- Future direction for research -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Appendix. Survey questions. Interview questions., by Jessica Reeve & Kelly McGann., Date of Project Submission: April, 2009., Completed for: Affordable Housing Action Committee; Supervisors: Mark Skinner & Heather Nicol, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography., GEO 470.
An analysis to determine if people living with an intellectual disability are effectively and equally treated in the legal system
The purpose of this research was to determine if there were any deficiencies in the legal system when interacting with individuals living with intellectual disabilities and if the Peterborough legal community would benefit from support from Community Living Peterborough. From the analysis, a list of recommendations was proposed to improve the interaction between these two systems., Abstract -- Key word and definitions -- Introduction -- Methods -- Analysis and discussion -- Recommendations -- Barriers -- Conclusion -- Appendices., Blain Cox, Laurel Hopkins. --, Includes bibliographic references., FRSC 4980 Y: Community-Based Education Research Project.
An evaluation of Ontario's Mandatory Charge Policy
The following is an evaluation of Ontario's Mandatory Charge Policy (OMCP) in Peterborough. It was conducted from November 2009 to April 2010, as a research project by two fourth year students from the International Development Studies class IDST 422: Assessment of Development Projects at Trent University for the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service (PLCPS), and facilitated by the Trent Centre for Community-Based Education (TCCBE)., Executive summary -- Table of contents -- Background information concerning the policy. Origin of the policy. Goals of the policy. Who's involved in the policy? -- Description of the evaluation study. Purpose of the evaluation. Evaluation design -- Findings. Police interviews. Victim interviews. Community service agency interviews. Observational findings. Quantitative analysis -- Discussion of findings. Effectiveness of OMCP. Unintended consequences. Community services and victims involved in OMCP -- Costs and benefits. Costs. Benefits -- Conclusions and recommendations & options. Conclusions. Recommendations & options regarding OMCP. Recommendations for future research -- References -- Appendices. Appendix A: Semi-structured interview schedules. Appendix B: Quantitative variables and possible data values., by Rachael Edge and Andrew Skinner., Completion Date: April 2010., Completed for: Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service, The Victim Services Unit; Supervising Professor: Chris Beyers, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography., IDST 422, Assessment of Development Projects.
An evaluation of a youth literacy program
The Stay in School High School Program (SISHS Program) is a recent pilot project of the Learning Disabilities Association of Peterborough. It is designed to offer youth that are struggling in high school with academic and/or social issues an alternative learning environment with personal one-to-one tutoring and support to achieve the student's academic goals., Executive summary. Recommendations -- Introduction -- Background -- Methodology. Methodological approach. Participant observation. Interviews. Limitations -- Findings-discussion-recommendations. Introduction. Section 1: Attendance. Strengths of attendance. Challenges with attendance. Incentives as a suggestion to help with attendance. Relationships as a form of retention. Discussion. Re-cap -- Section 2: Tutor/participant relationships. One-to-one tutoring. Multiple tutors for one student. Learning disabilities. Goals. Discussion. Re-cap -- Section 3: Training. Discussion. Re-cap -- A need in the community -- Section 4: Structural. Suggestions for more days and hours a week. Time commitment. Money. Room size. Organization and communication. Discussion. Re-cap -- Conclusion -- Strengths and challenges -- Recommendations -- References -- Appendix., by Amber Schuler and Bethany Robinson (nee Martin)., Completion Date: April 2010., Completed for: The Learning Disabilities Association of Peterborough; Supervising Professor: Chris Beyers, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography and appendices., IDST 422, Assessment of Development Projects.
Arrangement and description of Peterborough's historical hospital records
Since 1885, there have been four Protestant hospitals in Peterborough, Ontario - Moira Hall, Nicholls Hospital, Peterborough Civic Hospital, and Peterborough Regional health Centre (PRHC). The administration records of these hospitals have been collected into the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Archives along with material from independent hospital organizations such as Women's Auxiliary, School of Nursing Alumnae and the Museum and Archives collection., Abstract -- Acknowledgements -- Ket [sic] research terms -- Introduction -- Methods -- Results -- Conclusion -- Literature cited -- Appendix 1., By Rebecca Lindsay. --, Completed for: Peterborough Museum and Archive. Supervising Professor: Sharon Beaucage-Johnson, Trent University. Date of Project Submission: April 2012., Includes bibliography., Forensics 4890Y: Forensic Community-Based Education Research Project.

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