Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development.
CBRC's core pillars - community-led research, knowledge exchange, network building, and leadership development - position the organization as a thought leader, transforming ideas into actions that make a difference in our communities.
CBRC was incorporated in 1999 and is a non-profit charitable organization. Our main office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, and we also have satellite offices located in Edmonton, Toronto, and Halifax.
Please check out our Projects + Initiatives to learn more about CBRC's work to strengthen the health of Two-Spirit, queer, trans and non-binary people in Canada:
- Community-based research: Sex Now, Investigaytors, Test Now, Our Health
- Knowledge exchange: Summit, CBRCevents.net, CBRC.net, CBRC Online Programming
- Network building: Advance, The Network
- Leadership development: Pivot, Totally Outright, Do You Mind?
- Campaigns and Initiatives: Sex Ed is Our Right, Resist Stigma, Medicine Bundle, HIV Funding Campaign
To see CBRC's Annual Reports and Audited Financial Statements, click here.
Our Research Principles
Community-Based Research Centre's (CBRC) guiding research principles aim to provide a framework for our research team, staff, community advisors, collaborators and partners, affiliated and external researchers, and others who we may work with. Click here to read CBRC’s Research Principles.
CBRC acknowledges that as a national organization, our work spans across the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of Indigenous peoples on land that is currently occupied and known as Canada. This includes the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, currently known as Vancouver, where our head offices are located. We recognize and are grateful for living and working on all these lands that have been cared for by Indigenous peoples since time immemorial.
In 2016, CBRC endorsed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. As an organization dedicated to the health and wellness of our communities, we recognize that true reconciliation requires more than an endorsement and have made a series of commitments in our work, including the full integration of Two-Spirit and Indigenous staff into the culture of the organization and delivery of our programs, and creating and centring an intentional space at the Summit for Two-Spirit and Indigenous queer and trans people.
As we continue on our path of Truth and Reconciliation, CBRC continues to learn from our Indigenous staff and partners, reflecting on the ways our actions and social policies impact the lives of Indigenous people, and actively participating in decolonization.
To learn more about the initiatives led by our team, visit the Two-Spirit Program page.