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 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.
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 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.
Becoming carbon neutral
Acknowledgements -- Abstract -- Executive summary -- Introduction -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- References -- Appendix A: Key terms -- Appendix B: Raw data -- Appendix C: Frequenncy table -- Appendix D: Percentages -- Appendix E: Survey., by Adam Janssen & Alex Fabian., Date of Project Submission: April, 2009., Completed for: Ruth Kuchinad & Mary Conchelos at the Festival of Trees; Supervisors: Mark Skinner & Heather Nicol, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography., GEOG 470.
Bridging the gaps
The primary purpose of this research project was to assess the effectiveness of programs and services currently offered by or in cooperation with the NCCP as well as to determine what services or programs, if any, are needed but are not in place., Introduction -- Introduction to the New Canadians Centre Peterborough -- Research questions and methodology -- Findings and recommendations. i) Awareness of services and programs ii) Specific services and their limitations iii) Other issues -- Broad recommendations -- Conclusion -- Appendices., by Lindsay Adams ; Christina Dahl ; Sarah Lord. --, Includes: Final research report., Completed for: Carmela Valles at the New Canadians Centre ; supervising Professor: Margaret Hobbs, Trent University ; TCCBE., Date of project submission: April 2005., Women's Studies, WMST 400 - Advanced studies in feminism.
Community educating action
by Andrew Sauve., Prepared for Peterborough Green-Up., Environmental Resources Studies - ERST 483 - Community-Based Research Project.
Conversation circle leader
by Sebastian Cosgrove., Date of Project Completion: March 2009., Completed for: New Canadian Centre; Supervising Professor: Yves Thomas, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., FREN 495.
Correlation between hunger and the lack of affordable housing in Peterborough City/County
By: Diane Greening and Lisa Rollin. --, Includes bibliographic references.

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