Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

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A Review of Evaluation Methods & Tools to Measure the Impact of Crime Prevention Through Social Development
The Peterborough Police Service require better evaluation tools for their Crime Prevention through Social Development (CPSD) efforts. There are four research categories driving this project: general understanding of CPSD; tools and methods for evaluating CPSD; personnel conducting the evaluation with specific emphasis on police; and collaboration between police and other organizations. Research was conducted through literature review and administering a survey to police officials throughout Ontario. The literature review and the survey indicated that there is no existing easy measurement system for CPSD due to a dearth of specific evaluation tools. It was discovered that collaboration is important and that there are potential methodologies that could be applied to evaluating CPSD from a variety of disciplines, but nothing specifically created to measure CPSD was found. Where evaluations were taking place, the personnel conducting the evaluation varied but were primarily municipal officials or civilians/third-party organizations. Collaboration is a crucial component for any CPSD measure. Further research into evaluation tools, creating a CPSD working group for Ontario police services, merging ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ policing, conducting longitudinal studies, and creating standardized language are recommended., By Kyle Moes, Date of Project Submission: April 2016., Completed for: Peterborough Police Service; Supervising Professor: Sharon Beaucage-Johnson; Trent Community Research Centre Project Coordinator: John Marris, FRSC 4080Y - Community-Based Research Project
A Community-Based Approach to Retirement Living Development Projects [poster]
By Natalie Jennings, Laurel Pirrie, Kara Rutherford, & Amy Smith, Completed for: Abbeyfield House Society of Lakefield; Supervising Professor: Elizabeth Russell; Trent Community Research Centre
A Community-Based Approach to Retirement Living Development Projects
By Natalie Jennings, Laurel Pirrie, Kara Rutherford, & Amy Smith, Completed for: Abbeyfield House Society of Lakefield; Supervising Professor: Elizabeth Russell; Trent Community Research Centre, In an era of population aging, many rural communities are investigating alterna- tive living accommodations for older adults. Abbeyfield housing offers a unique, non-profit, community-based, communal-living model that includes private, inde- pendent living space geared towards middle-income seniors. This model has been successful internationally and across Canada including houses in Ottawa, Toronto, Durham, and Caledon. However, before investing in developing this type of non-profit retirement living model, and the social, voluntary-based infrastruc- ture necessary to do so, it is important to thoroughly and accurately understand the local population’s needs and preferences to ensure appropriate and effective retirement housing developments. Focusing on the small rural town of Lakefield, Ontario, this community-based research project examined the needs, prefer- ences, and attitudes of older adults and other community members towards re- tirement living, to determine the feasibility and community desire for the devel- opment of an Abbeyfield house in Lakefield.
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Laura Anderson. --, Submitted to: TCCBE, ERST 384H, March 30,2001, ERST 384H: Community-Based Research Project.
10 year housing and homelessness plan
by Samantha Darrach., Date of Project Completion: April 2014., Completed for: City of Peterborough; Supervising Professor: Heather Nicol and Peter Lafleur; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography., GEOG 4030Y.
"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.
By Reuben Peter Dirk Noteboom, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: Norwood Agricultural Society; Supervising Professor: Dr. Tom Hutchinson; Trent Community Research Centre, SAFS 3860 - Community-Based Research Project
OPIRG ethical food sourcing
The major goal of this project was to begin documenting and researching about ethical food sourcing movements happening at universities nationally. Project research included: fair trade, ethical sourcing, procurement policies., 1.0 Introduction to the project -- 2.0 Research methodology -- 3.0 Glossary of terms -- 4.0 What is 'ethical sourcing?' -- 5.0 What is fair trade? -- 6.0 University procurement -- 7.0 The relationship between academia and activism -- 8.0 Case studies -- 9.0 Future directions/way forward -- 10.0 Report bibliography -- Appendix A: Original literature review (including its own bibliography)., by Steve Disher and Hayley Goodchild. --, Includes: final research report; case studies., Completed for: Karen Sutherland at OPIRG; Supervising Professor: Paula Anderson, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: December 2007., Case Studies: University of British Columbia; Simon Fraser University; University of Alberta; University of Manitoba; University of Guelph; McMaster University; York University; Trent University; Queen's University., Includes bibliographic references (p. 25-26)., ERST 334H, The Canadian Food System, a community development approach.

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