Using Technology for Participatory Action

Bessa Whitmore participated in a useful webinar on ‘participatory video’ and ‘most significant change’.  Visit to view sample videos, photo stories, case studies, hubs.  There are also videos which provide an overview of the process of developing them.


CFICE Project Proposal Template

At the last Program Committee meeting we committed to sharing the draft revised CFICE Project Proposal TemplateSept2013 for your review.  There are minimal differences from last year’s final template, and explanations have been provided for any changes.   Please review the draft template and provide feedback to and by Wednesday September 25.

Thank you!




Evaluation from a Community Engagement Perspective

At the last Program Committee members requested a resource area for evaluation.

Current Resources:

Vibrant Communities maintains an online library with annotated evaluation resources.  Tamarack hosts an evaluation  online learning community.  Contact to join.

The Rainbow Technique Todd demonstrated is available along with other tools and techniques on the Participatory Action Research, Planning and Evaluation.

CFICE Resources section contains an evaluation bibliography section generated from resources used for the initial proposal.

Sharing our experiences

We can also learn from each other, please share your experiences with evaluation methods, tools, and techniques you found useful.


Hello everyone!

My name is Anyi Ndongko and I’m a new part-time Research Multimedia Assistant with the CFICE KMb Hub. I’ll be working with Geri Briggs and Bessa Whitmore.

My main role and responsibilities include technical maintenance and content/database management for our various sites as well as other multimedia and design related projects.

I just started last week and I’m very thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be part of an amazing collective of individuals. It’s my fourth and final year as an undergraduate student – under the IMD (Interactive Multimedia Design) program –  at Carleton University and I’m glad to have the chance to broaden my horizons as well as strengthen my skills and experience. I still have lots to learn in regards to the different functions and projects but I’m happy to help in any way I can.

If you need assistance with any technical or design-related projects, please do send me an email with the project description and requirements (and CC Geri and Bessa as well).  We’ll discuss the project in relation to my other duties and I’ll get back to you with what’s possible (depending on what else is on my plate) and when I can have it done.

I’m looking forward to working with you all!

Anyi 🙂

Office Hours: Mondays (9:00 am – 2:00 pm), Thursdays (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Visualizing the Future of Environmental Design: Biomimicry in the Built World: Consulting Nature as Model, Measure, and Mentor

In 2010 Berkley celebrated 50 years of Environmental Design.  An example of knowledge mobilization that keeps circulating Biodiversity in the Built World was a recommendation made in my Facebook page.  What things can CFICE do over the next few years that will inform, engage, and inspire?

Job Ad: Director, U-Links in Haliburton County


 Centre for Community-Based Research


Do you have leadership and research skills and a passion for Haliburton County?

This could be the job for you!


U-Links is hiring a Director. The ideal candidate will have experience in both qualitative and quantitative research, financial management, grant writing, and human resource management.  A good knowledge of Haliburton County and of post-secondary education is also an asset.  This is a 4 day/week, permanent position with flexible hours.


For a full job description or to apply please contact:

Human Resources Committee

U-Links Centre for Community-Based Research

Box 655, Minden, ON  K0M 2K0

Phone: 705-286-2411



Applications must be received by September 23, 2013.


U-Links is a project of the Haliburton County Community Co-operative

Posted on request of Todd Barr


Multi media students available to jazz up your KMb

As many of your projects are coming to completion perhaps you are looking for some innovative ways to disseminate the results or engage others in thinking about the issue.  Have you considered using Info graphics, short videos (max 1 minute), graphic novels, or gamification?

Third year multi media students taking Communication Skills for IMD Students at Carleton University are looking for projects.  The focus of the course is the communication skills with clients.  Their ability to create a final project which meets the needs of the client is part of their grade.

If you would be interested in working with a group of students on a project this semester please contact  Helen Triantafellou  or myself by Monday next week. If you contact Helen directly mention that you are a part of the CFICE project.

Attached:  Course Outline and Multi Media Project Opportunities (a description of the process)