In this three-year research project we are authentically collaborating with professionals and service users in programs within these partner organizations. For us, authentic collaboration is not only a topic of our work, but it is the core to how we exist as researchers. This means that:

  • We purposively work to deeply understand the communications of another and to understand how what is said is meaningful from within their situated living.
  • We are required to be actively open to the possibilities that exist for another, which may not be possibilities for one’s self.
  • We deliberately do the work of honouring the voices of those with whom one is interacting, rather than converting to one’s own expert knowledge, desires and needs.

Our Partners

  • Family Transition Place – Orangeville, Ontario
  • Heartache2Hope – Oakville, Ontario
  • Hope Resource Centre Association – Westlock, Alberta
  • Southwest Nova Transition House Association – Juniper House – Southwestern Nova Scotia
  • Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation – Toronto, Ontario
  • Wellspring London and Region – London, Ontario