Centre for Arts-informed Research
The Centre for Arts-informed Research located within the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE, University of Toronto, was established in April 2000. The Centre’s mission is to articulate, explore, and support alternative forms of qualitative research and representation which infuse elements, processes, and forms of the arts into scholarly work. Learn more here.
Qualitative Research Group, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Researchers and students at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health meet once a month during the academic year to discuss issues related to qualitative research as they pertain to addiction and mental health research. The goal of the group is to provide a forum for researchers to discuss substantive, methodological, ethical and theoretical issues in a collegial environment. Over the past few years, group members and guests have presented their research findings, proposals, manuscripts, conducted pilot workshops and focus group discussions. Click here for more information.
The Centre for Research in Critical Social Inquiry and Action
Located at Ryerson University’s School of Social Work, the Center for Research in Critical Social Inquiry and Action (RCSIA) aims to provide leadership in rigorous interdisciplinary, critical reflective research and development of knowledge about the different realities and experiences of communities that are affected by exclusion and marginalization. To find more about its associated journal, COAS (Journal of Critical Anti-Oppressive Social Inquiry), which focuses on critical forms of research, inquiry, and action within settings of marginalized groups, please click here. Learn more about RCSIA here.
Unit for Critical Research in Health
The Unit for Critical Research in Health (UCRH) at the University of Ottawa facilitates exchange and collaboration for critical health research. UCRH fosters a supportive environment for students, faculty, and others engaged not only in critical and cutting-edge research but also in advocacy work. To find out more, please click here.
Community Based Research Canada
Community Based Research Canada (CBRC) is a national network of people, organizations and universities (Carleton, Quebec at Montreal and Victoria) engaged in Community-Based Research to meet the needs of people and communities. Community Based Research Canada is an outcome of Community University Exposition 2008 (CUexpo2008). The intent of CBRC is to build an inclusive and open network, engaging already existing networks, to build support for community-university partnerships in community-based research and community-engagement. Learn more here.
International Institute for Qualitative Methodology
IIQM is an interdisciplinary institute, under the auspices of the Faculty of Nursing, at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The institute was founded in 1998, with the primary goal of facilitating the development of qualitative research methods across a wide variety of academic disciplines. Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students at the institute conduct research that is directly related to methodological development. Learn more here.
McGill Qualitative Health Research Group
The McGill Qualitative Health Research Group (MQHRG) was founded in January 2003 by a group of qualitative researchers from McGill University with the intention of providing an informal yet rigorous learning environment for Qualitative Health Researchers at McGill. Today, MQHRG has an active membership of more than 70 qualitative researchers and students from across Montreal universities and teaching hospitals. We also have growing ties with a number of qualitative researchers and organizations from across Canada, and internationally. We meet every 6 weeks to provide critical review of members’ research projects or student proposals, and to discuss issues of qualitative methodology and research ethics. Learn more here.
Centre for Qualitative and Theoretical Research on the Reproduction and Transformation of Language, Subjectivity and Practice The Discourse Unit is a trans-institutional collaborative centre, currently located at Manchester Metropolitan University, which supports a variety of qualitative and theoretical research projects contributing to the development of radical theory and practice. The term ‘discourse’ is used primarily in critical hermeneutic and structuralist senses to include inquiries influenced by feminism and psychoanalysis. The centre functions: (i) as a teaching resource base for qualitative and feminist work; (ii) as a support unit for the (re)production of radical academic theory; (iii) as a networking centre for the development of critical perspectives in action research. Learn more here.