Research

Research

 

Assessing the Potential for Collaboration between The SEED and Wellington Farmers to Increase Access to Fruits and Vegetables Among Priority Populations

Prepared with community partners at the Guelph Community Health Centre and The SEED, this report presents the findings of surveys conducted with farmers in Wellington County to explore the potential for collaboration between food producers and emergency food providers. The purpose of this report was to determine how farmer support can help alleviate concerns from emergency food providers and to see how a cold storage facility such as the one developed by The SEED might be able to support farmers.

 Author(s):  Carly Fraser, Thomas Armitage

Product(s): Report

Program(s): Research Shop

Project Partner(s): The SEED, Guelph Community Health Centre

 

Becoming Complex-Capable: The Importance of Hope and Strategies for Working with Complex Clients

Prepared with community partners at the Guelph Community Health Centre, this literature review demonstrates why hope is critical in the treatment of individuals with complex needs and pinpoints the best practices and strategies for inspiring hope in these complex clients.

Author(s): Curtis Nash

Product(s): Literature Review

Program(s): Research Shop

Project Partner(s): Guelph Community Health Centre

 

Creative Strategies to Increase Community Awareness and Engagement in Community Health Services

Prepared with community partners at the Guelph Community Health Centre, this literature review identifies promising practices that have been developed and used by community health centres, and other health and community organizations, to increase awareness of their activities and services in their communities.

Author(s): Yuiko Cowper-Smith

Product(s): Literature Review

Program(s): Research Shop

Project Partner(s): Guelph Community Health Centre

 

Evaluation of Existing Peer Parenting Programs

This report reviews and compares five “peer parenting” models in place in Canada, focusing on their goals, strengths, limitations, resources, and approaches to volunteer training. It was produced to support the development of a volunteer peer parenting program by the Early Years program at the Guelph Community Health Centre.

Author(s): Carl Asuncion, Carly Fraser

Product(s): Environmental Scan

Program(s): Research Shop

Project Partner(s): Guelph Community Health Centre

 

Fresh Convenience Stores: Making Produce Affordable and Accessible

In partnership with the SEED and The Guelph Community Health Centre, this literature review identified programs that utilized convenience stores as a channel through which to provide fresh produce and healthier food options at more accessible and affordable prices in lower-income neighbourhoods that were situated within food deserts. This literature review contributed to the development and expansion of food access programming by the SEED.

 Author(s): Biatris Lasu, Alexandra Sawatzky

Product(s): Literature Review

Program(s): Research Shop

Project Partner(s): The SEED, Guelph Community Health Centre

 

Mobile Food Market Needs Assessment

This report was developed for the Guelph Community Health Centre. The needs assessment looks at addressing food insecurity in the Grange Hill East neighbourhood of Guelph through a mobile food market. There is evidence that mobile food markets have been successful in increasing food access, particularly fruit and vegetable intake. Most participants of this community-based research project indicated at least some interest in attending a mobile food market. There were clear findings with respect to participants’ preferences for the form and function of the mobile food market.

 Author(s): Nicole Jeffrey, Tara Sutton

Product(s): Report

Program(s): Research Shop

Project Partner(s): The SEED, Guelph Community Health Centre

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