Inclusive knowledge, better society
Social betterment. Our research and activities focus on improving educational, social, health, and government policies, programs, services, and practices to create better outcomes for communities, especially for those community members who are vulnerable or historically marginalized.
Inclusion. Our research and activities emphasize social inclusion. We support the participation of people who are historically marginalized in research and evaluation, and in decisions about the policies, programs, services, and practices that affect their lives.
Collaboration. In designing and conducting our research and activities, we work to build trust and to articulate common goals with the actors and organizations involved. We aim to ensure the benefits of research and evaluation are shared equitably.
Crossing boundaries. We work across disciplinary, institutional, and sectoral boundaries to co-create and mobilize knowledge that leads to better outcomes for communities.
Integrity. We pursue our work with respect for our partners, academic rigour, and a professional ethos that reflects our mission and guiding principles.
CRECS’ collaborations and partnerships are supported through three interrelated pillars of expertise and activity:
- Research, evaluation, and knowledge mobilization
- Training and capacity building
- Community engagement