Social Interactions, Identity & Well Being
Researching with Communities — Maureen Fair: Getting credibility in community research
On November 26th, 2015 CIFAR held a 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 brought 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.
Maureen Fair: “Getting ‘Cred’: Strengthening credibility of academics and community organizations.” Maureen is Executive Director of the West Neighbourhood House (formerly St. Christopher House), a multi-service neighbourhood centre working with diverse people of all ages in west Toronto. Her professional experience includes community development, public policy development and advocacy strategies on issues such as income security, income inequality and neighbourhood change.