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CHANGE MAKERS: Catalyzing Innovative Ideas for Social Challenges

by CIFAR
Nov 26 / 15
Join us for a live symposium to explore how we can better use research to improve the lives of individuals in our communities.

With the United Way Toronto & York Region, CIFAR’s newest Change Makers dialogue will bring together service providers and researchers to share knowledge and experience of the research process in order to identify ways of improving the policies and programs that serve our communities.

SPEAKERS
Axelle Janczur (Executive Director, Access Alliances Multicultural Health and Community Services) “Creating a bridge between service and research for healthier communities”

Kim Matheson (Advisor, CIFAR’s Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being program; Professor, Carleton University) “Leaving your preconceptions at the door: Conducting community-led participatory research with First Nations communities”

Maureen Fair (Executive Director, West Neighbourhood House) “Getting ‘Cred’: Strengthening credibility of academics and community organizations”

Philip Oreopoulos (Associate Director and Senior Fellow, CIFAR’s Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being program; Professor, University of Toronto) “Using Text and Technology to Help Disadvantaged Youth in the Community”

Moderated by Robin Cory (Co-founder, Colbeck Strategic Advisors)